18 killed by Ugandan rebels in eastern DR Congo

first_imgEighteen civilians were killed last week by Ugandan rebels, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), in the city of Beni in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), a United Nations (UN) source said on Wednesday.The victims were farmers who were killed between April 15 and 16 in different incidents, military spokesman for the UN Mission for Stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO), Faycel Ben Youssef, said.“The DR Congo armed forces immediately deployed Rapid Response Units to the affected areas,” he said.The MONUSCO troops were also conducting rapid intervention patrols on the ground, with a view of stopping further attacks, supporting governmental troops and protecting the civilian population, he said.Related 18 killed by Ugandan rebels in eastern DR Congo 18 die in DR Congo road accidentcenter_img Ugandan rebels kill 30 people in DR Congolast_img read more

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Federer Wins Fourth BBC Overseas Sports Personality Award

first_imgTennis star Roger Federer has won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year for a record fourth time after a public vote. The 36-year-old Swiss topped the poll ahead of five other shortlisted nominees.Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles in 2017.Boxer Muhammad Ali and athlete Usain Bolt are the only other people to have won the BBC award three times.  Federer said: “It makes me incredibly proud that the UK public have chosen me as the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year.“The support that the UK crowds give me whenever I’m here is amazing, and to be recognised on the shortlist alongside some of the greatest sportspeople of all time is extremely humbling.”He was shortlisted by an expert panel this year alongside Tom Brady (American football), Katie Ledecky (swimming), Tatyana McFadden (Para-athletics), Sally Pearson (athletics) and Michael van Gerwen (darts).The vote was carried out on the BBC Sport website.At 35, victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic made Federer the oldest man in the Open era to claim the Wimbledon singles title.Earlier in the year, he returned from six months off to recover from a knee injury and won the Australian Open with a five-sets victory in the Melbourne final over old rival Rafael Nadal.The overseas award will be part of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony which takes place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Sunday and is broadcast live on BBC One from 18:45 GMT.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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GPL pole crashes through roof of Industrial Site home

first_imgChevon Harry, her two children and her reputed husband are contemplating alternative sleeping arrangements on Thursday evening after a GPL electric post came crashing through the roof of her apartment at Industrial Site Ruimveldt squatting area.The mother of a nine-year-old and six-year-old told Guyana Times that she was in the yard washing when the pole came crashing down. Up to late Thursday, the electric wires and the fuse were seen in the bedrooms of her home.She claimed several persons in the area called the power company and reported the matter and although a prompt response was promised, up to late Thursday evening, no one visited.The images provided indicate the woman’s house received substantial damage. She told Guyana Times that her two television sets fell to the floor as a result of the impact.As such, she is calling for full compensation for the damage suffered, adding that the lives of her family were put at risk.She was, however, thankful that no one was inside the house at the time of the incident. The post was reportedly attached to a section of the John Fernandes Container Yard.last_img read more

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