Six children were killed and five others injured in northwest Uganda after an old explosive they found in the bushes detonated as they played with it, police said Thursday. Three children died instantly while three others succumbed to injuries en route to the hospital in Adjumani, a district of the West Nile region that witnessed years of conflict and insurgencies. “The children were playing in the bushes on Tuesday afternoon when they came across an object, and it exploded as they were playing with it,” Josephine Angucia, a regional police spokeswoman, told AFP on Thursday.Kenya’s Locust Hunters On Tireless Quest To Halt Ancient Pest “Preliminary investigations suggest the explosion was from a hand grenade abandoned during the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency that affected West Nile region, and in particular, Adjumani which was greatly affected.” Five children were seriously wounded and being treated at the district hospital, Angucia said.
Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was among three people killed on Monday when a UN convoy was ambushed in the country’s troubled east, an attack the government blamed on a Rwandan Hutu rebel group. Luca Attanasio died of his wounds after a World Food Programme (WFP) convoy came under gunfire … Continue reading DR Congo Accuses Hutu Rebels Of Killing Italian Ambassador, Two Others Read Full Story
South Africa’s embattled former president Jacob Zuma failed to appear on Monday before a judicial panel probing corruption during his nine-year tenure, again defying a court order for him to testify. Zuma, 79, who has snubbed previous summonses by the commission, refused to comply with the order from the constitutional court which ruled last … Continue reading Again, Defiant Zuma Snubs South African Anti-Graft Panel Read Full Story