Tropical Cyclone Kenneth to make landfall in Mozambique on Thursday

WARNING: cyclone Kenneth will reach category 3 by tomorrow (25th). It will affect Northern #Mozambique, Southern #Tanzania, #Malawi & North East #Zambia. Please take this warning SERIOUSLY. Move to higher ground, stock up & prepare for floods. Move away from rivers – William du Plooy‏ @Williamz902 Apr 23

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Kenya hotel terror attack: Luke Potter named as Briton killed, 22 people reported killed, figure likely to rise

A British man killed in an attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, has been named as Luke Potter by the international development charity he worked for.

In a statement, Gatsby said it was “shocked and saddened” by the death of its Africa programmes director.

Mr Potter was among at least 21 people killed. It is understood a member of the UK Special Forces was involved in a rescue operation at the complex.

The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack.

Gunmen stormed the complex in the capital on Tuesday. Gunfire and explosions continued into Wednesday before President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the siege had ended.

Tanzanian officials order physical exams of 10 alleged gays

|AIWA! NO! |ASSOCIATED PRESS|Tanzanian authorities are carrying out physical examinations on 10 men suspected of homosexual activity in Zanzibar, according to police.

A wave of arrests of gays in Tanzania is feared after a senior official urged the public to report suspected homosexuals to authorities. Homosexual acts are illegal in Tanzania and can bring a sentence of up 30 years.

Tanzania death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized ferry

AIWA! NO!//NAIROBI, Kenya — It was a stunning discovery. As rescue divers probed a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster and the death toll soared past 200, a man was found in an air pocket, alive.
He was an engineer, regional commissioner John Mongella told reporters. As the badly overloaded ferry overturned on Thursday in the final stretch before reaching shore, the man shut himself into the engine room, the Tanzanian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

Tanzania: Lake Victoria Ferry Tragedy, 196 Confirmed Dead

bY CRIMSON TAZVINZWA//At least 196 people are confirmed dead in the Lake Victoria MV Nyerere ferry disaster.

According to the state broadcaster (TBC) 60 bodies were recovered on Saturday, September 22 morning.