At least 61 people killed in a fuel tanker explosion in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (CNN)At least 61 people were killed and 70 injured when a fuel tanker exploded on a busy road in Tanzania, government spokesperson Hassan Abbas said. Stephene said the crash attracted a large crowd. When someone noticed the truck’s cargo was leaking, many rushed to get buckets and containers to collect the fuel. According to eyewitnesses, there were more than 150 people at the scene when the truck exploded around 20 minutes after the accident. “We just heard an explosion and then the motorbikes were falling all over the place, we were running around,” said Hamza Jones, one of the witnesses. “I fell down there because everyone was trying to run and so they were pushing each …

The response to DRCs Ebola crisis isnt working. Heres what we need to do | David Miliband

War in the country is hampering relief efforts. But we can take positive action, says David Miliband, CEO of International Rescue Committee It is almost a year since an more than 2,300 confirmed cases and 1,500 dead. But the DRC outbreak isnt just notable because of its length and death toll. This is the first Ebola crisis in an more than 5 million people, driven more than 4 million people 2014 174 attacks this year on Ebola workers by local actors suspicious of anyone with ties to the central government. It brings delicate negotiations with local politicians, community leaders and more than 50 armed groups operating in the area. It brings new imperatives, including operating in a neutral and impartial …

Libyan government forces capture key town from warlord

Strategically significant victory in Gharyan puts pressure on General Haftars backers Egypt and UAE Forces loyal to Libyas UN-recognised Government of National Accord say they have captured a strategic town from General Khalifa Haftar, the warlord mounting a deadly siege of the capital, Tripoli. GNA forces were shown on social media celebrating in Gharyan, a town 50 miles south of Tripoli that served as a supply line for Haftar. The GNAs air force chased convoys of soldiers from Haftars Libyan National Army (LNA) leaving the city, and inflicted further casualties. Although frontlines have swung back and forth in Libya, Haftars forces appeared to acknowledge a reverse, reacting angrily and claiming a counter-attack was already under way. The LNA reverse, if …