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stampede kills 8 in lusaka, zambia at food distribution event at youth center


lusaka, zambia -- zambian police say eight people have died and 28 have been injured in a stampede during food handouts at a youth center in the capital, lusaka.police spokeswoman esther katongo said the stampede happened monday when people forced their way into the olympic youth development centre, where the distribution of food handouts was scheduled to take place.katongo said the dead include six women, one man and one boy. she said thousands of people had been invited to the event, which was organized by a church group.  an investigation is underway.






8 die in stampede during food handouts in zambia


lusaka, zambia — zambian police say eight people have died and 28 have been injured in a stampede during food handouts at a youth center in the capital, lusaka.police spokeswoman esther katongo said the stampede happened monday when people forced their way into the olympic youth development centre, where the distribution of food handouts was scheduled to take place.katongo said the dead include six women, one man and one boy. she said thousands of people had been invited to the event, which was organized by a church group. an investigation is underway.






zambians seeking food aid killed in stampede | zambia news


at least eight people were killed in a stampede as thousands of zambians, who have been affected by a humanitarian crisis caused by a prolonged and severe drought in southern africa, scrambled for food handouts, police said.the stampede on monday in the capital lusaka took place at a public sports centre where a church was donating food to about 35,000 people, mostly from the city's slums."eight people died while 28 others were injured in a stampede which happened at the olympic youth development centre around 0400gmt today as a crowd jostled to enter the premises," police said in a statement."the victims are among the 35,000 which the group had invited for prayers."read more: somalia declares 'national disaster' over drought kenya declares national disaster after severe droughtpolice orde






zambians seeking food aid killed in stampede | zambia news


at least eight people were killed in a stampede as thousands of zambians, who have been affected by a humanitarian crisis caused by a prolonged and severe drought in southern africa, scrambled for food handouts, police said.the stampede on monday in the capital lusaka took place at a public sports centre where a church was donating food to about 35,000 people, mostly from the city's slums."eight people died while 28 others were injured in a stampede which happened at the olympic youth development centre around 0400gmt today as a crowd jostled to enter the premises," police said in a statement."the victims are among the 35,000 which the group had invited for prayers."read more: somalia declares 'national disaster' over drought kenya declares national disaster after severe droughtpolice orde






uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty minerals


kampala, uganda — a gold refinery primarily owned by a belgian investor was launched in uganda monday amid concerns about the source of its minerals.the african gold refinery, worth $15 million and the first of its kind in east africa, has drawn the attention of activists who are concerned that minerals from conflict-prone countries in the region will be among its raw materials.the refinery has been operating since 2014, but was officially inaugurated monday at a ceremony attended by ugandan president yoweri museveni in the lakeside town of entebbe, about 44 kilometers (27 miles) from the capital kampala.the value of gold exports from uganda has been rising in recent years, though not much is mined locally.at least some of uganda's gold exports are likely to be from congo and south sudan,






uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty minerals


kampala, uganda (ap) — a gold refinery primarily owned by a belgian investor was launched in uganda monday amid concerns about the source of its minerals.the african gold refinery, worth $15 million and the first of its kind in east africa, has drawn the attention of activists who are concerned that minerals from conflict-prone countries in the region will be among its raw materials.the refinery has been operating since 2014, but was officially inaugurated monday at a ceremony attended by ugandan president yoweri museveni in the lakeside town of entebbe, about 44 kilometers (27 miles) from the capital kampala.the value of gold exports from uganda has been rising in recent years, though not much is mined locally.most read storiessave 75% on digital access today.at least some of uganda’s gol