TANZANIAN PLANE CRASH: 24 PERSONS RESCUED ALIVE, 19 DEAD

24 survivors were rescued on Sunday as a Tanzanian passenger plane into Lake Victoria. 19 others, were confirmed dead by the airline, Precision Air in a statement issued shortly after the crash. The 48-seater Precision Air flight PW-494 had crashed at Lake Victoria in Bukoba in an accident which had been blamed on bad weather. Already, an investigation team consisting of Precision Air technical staff and Tanzania Airports Authority has started work to unravel more details on Tanzania’s largest privately-owned airline crash. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Sunday in Dar…

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JUST IN! RISHI SUNAK MEETS KING CHARLES III, BECOMES PRIME MINISTER

*King Charles III welcomes Rishi Sunak to Buckingham Palace, where he invited the newly-elected leader of the Conservative Party to become PM and form a new government [Aaron Chown/Pool photo via AP] Rishi Sunak has become Britain’s third prime minister in two months, after Liz Truss and Boris Johnson were forced to resign. In his first speech as PM, Sunak promised to unite the nation “facing a profound economic crisis”. The 42-year-old is the UK’s first prime minister of colour and the first Hindu to lead the country. A former…

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BRITISH PM LIZ TRUSS QUITS AS PRIME MINISTER AFTER 45 DAYS

Liz Truss is to issue a statement resigning as prime minister after just 45 days, following the near-complete evaporation of her political authority, a process begun by last month’s disastrous mini-budget. “It’s over,” a source said. Truss, who would become the shortest-serving prime minister in UK history, has been under pressure from Tory MPs to quit after the resignation of Suella Braverman as home secretary and as the Tory party plunged into chaos. It is unclear whether she will step down immediately or set out a timetable for departure, with…

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COUP! ARMY CAPTAIN TOPPLES COL. DAMIBA IN BURKINA FASO

An army captain in Burkina Faso has announced on national television that he has ousted military leader Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba. Ibrahim Traore cited Lt Col Damiba’s inability to deal with an Islamist insurgency as the reason. He also announced that borders were closed indefinitely and all political activities were suspended. Lt Col Damiba’s junta overthrew an elected government in January, citing a failure to halt Islamist attacks. But his administration has also not been able to quell the jihadist violence. On Monday, 11 soldiers were killed when they were…

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GIORGIA MELONI EMERGES NEW ITALY PRIME MINISTER

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni has claimed victory in Italy’s election, and is on course to become the country’s first female Prime Minister. Ms Meloni is widely expected to form Italy’s most right-wing government since World War Two. That will alarm much of Europe as Italy is the EU’s third-biggest economy. However, speaking after the vote, Ms Meloni said her Brothers of Italy party would “govern for everyone” and would not betray people’s trust. “Italians have sent a clear message in favour of a right-wing government led by Brothers of Italy,”…

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