Update – Train and Truck Collision Death Toll Now At 19

[News24Wire] At least 19 people have been confirmed dead after a Shosholoza Meyl passenger train crashed into a truck and another car near Kroonstad, in the Free State, resulting in a billowing blaze, according to authorities.

[News24Wire] At least 19 people have been confirmed dead after a Shosholoza Meyl passenger train crashed into a truck and another car near Kroonstad, in the Free State, resulting in a billowing blaze, according to authorities.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

High Praise for Rural Maths Guru Who Taught From Under a Tree

[News24Wire] Mpumalanga’s Department of Education has given Bushbuckridge’s maths guru a token of appreciation for his voluntary work, aimed at improving the education of pupils in the Ehlazeni District town.

[News24Wire] Mpumalanga's Department of Education has given Bushbuckridge's maths guru a token of appreciation for his voluntary work, aimed at improving the education of pupils in the Ehlazeni District town.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Top KZN Maths Pupil Walked 30 Minutes Home From Night Classes

[News24Wire] Despite sometimes having to walk 30 minutes in the dark on her way home from night classes at her school, Snothile Jacinta Mahlinza managed to bag six distinctions.

[News24Wire] Despite sometimes having to walk 30 minutes in the dark on her way home from night classes at her school, Snothile Jacinta Mahlinza managed to bag six distinctions.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Islamic State-Allied Boko Haram Faction Claims Killing of Nigerian Troops

[Vanguard] The Islamic State faction of Boko Haram on Friday said it was responsible for a late December attack on Nigerian army barracks, claiming it killed nine soldiers and took military equipment.

[Vanguard] The Islamic State faction of Boko Haram on Friday said it was responsible for a late December attack on Nigerian army barracks, claiming it killed nine soldiers and took military equipment.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Shocked At Executions in Egypt, UN Rights Office Raises Concerns Over Due Process Guarantees

[UN News] The United Nations human rights wing on Friday expressed deep shock that 20 people were reported to have been executed in Egypt since last week, amid concerns that due process and fair trial guarantees did not appear to have been followed.

[UN News] The United Nations human rights wing on Friday expressed deep shock that 20 people were reported to have been executed in Egypt since last week, amid concerns that due process and fair trial guarantees did not appear to have been followed.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

UN Agency Registers Thousands of Refugees Arriving in Chad

[UN News] In the wake of a recent flare-up of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency said Friday that it is registering and assisting thousands of mostly women and children refugees arriving in Chad.

[UN News] In the wake of a recent flare-up of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency said Friday that it is registering and assisting thousands of mostly women and children refugees arriving in Chad.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic