A passenger plane has dumped fuel over several schools as it made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport.
At least 60 people, many of them children, were treated for skin irritation and breathing problems.
Fuel may be dumped in emergency landings, but only over designated areas and at a high altitude, aviation rules stipulate.
The Delta Airlines flight returned to the airport due to an engine issue.
Delta confirmed in a statement that the passenger plane had released fuel to reduce its landing weight.
children and adults treated following the dumping incident were
connected with at least six local schools. All the injuries are said to
At Park Elementary School in Cudahy, some 16 miles
(26km) east of the airport, two classes of chil...
Mizuuchi expressed his determination to do his best for further
strengthening and enhancing the friendly and cordial relationship
between Japan and ZambiaLUSAKA,
Zambia, January 14, 2020/ -- On December 12th 2019, Ambassador of Japan
Mr. MIZUUCHI Ryuta presented the letter of credence to His Excellency
Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia.At
the presentation ceremony, Ambassador Mizuuchi expressed his
determination to do his best for further strengthening and enhancing the
friendly and cordial relationship between Japan and Zambia.President
Lungu thanked Japan’s continued cooperation in areas such as education,
healeth, water and sanitation, energy, refugee welfare and
resettlement, agriculture, infrastructure and private sector
1,000 other migrants who have registered for IOM’s Voluntary
Humanitarian Return programme are still trapped in Libya due to the
Switzerland, January 14, 2020/ -- At least 953 migrants, among them
136 women and 85 children, have been returned to Libyan shores in the
first two weeks of 2020. Most were disembarked in Tripoli and all were
taken to detention centres. NGO search and rescue vessels reported
having rescued 237 others. These returned migrants are among the more
than 1,000 who have left Libya by sea since 1 January, driven in part by
the heaviest clashes Tripoli has seen since hostilities began nine
months ago.Migrants who spoke to International Organization for
Migration (IOM) staff at disembarkation points in Libya said that the
HC informed them of the improvement in Ease of doing business with India, and pro-Investor environmentDAR
ES SALAAM, Tanzania, January 14, 2020/ -- High Commissioner, Shri
Sanjiv Kohli, met Tanzanian Business leaders of Indian origin on 13th
January 2020 in Zanzibar. HC informed them of the improvement in Ease of
doing business with India, and pro-Investor environment. HC urged the
Tanzanian business persons to stay in touch with the CGI, Zanzibar or
HCI, Dar es Salaam for facilitation of any information they might need
regarding business and investment opportunities.
The JSR expressed his deep regret at the damage that affected the campZALINGEI,
Sudan, January 14, 2020/ -- On 13 January, UNAMID Joint Special
Representative/Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM), Jeremiah Mamabolo visited
the deserted Krinding camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in
El Geneina town in West Darfur State, to assess the extent of damage
during the recent intercommunal clashes that resulted in a number of
fatalities and injuries as well as mass displacement amongst the
civilian population in the area.The JSR expressed his deep
regret at the damage that affected the camp “We deeply regret such
egregious acts of violence and this camp stands witness on the level of
destruction and displacement that resulted from this incident.” JSR
Mamabolo said.“We hope that such...
STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE: The Executive Director of UNAIDs, Winnie
Byanyima, has thanked President Museveni for his immense contribution in
the HIV/Aids fight.
At a meeting at State House Entebbe today (Tuesday), Byanyima saluted
and congratulated the President for his efforts in fighting HIV /AIDS and
driving the awareness campaign in the country.
Byanyima, giving an overview of the state of affairs in the HIV/Aids fight,
told the President that efforts should be placed on messages of prevention
if the war against the pandemic is to won.
"Prevention has not had much attention. It needs to be boosted. For
example there are medicines that can be taken when at high risk of
infection. Not enough people know about this," she said.
She added that focus could also be placed on specific groups that ...
Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Justin Muturi and his counterpart
in Belgrade, H.E. Mrs. Maja Gojkovic have agreed to intensify ties
between their respective legislatures, in a move that will see the
commencement of collaboration linking their respective Parliamentary
Committees, and exchange of ideas between the Parliamentary staff from
the two Assemblies.
Speaking when the two held bilateral talks at the National Assembly
House in Belgrade, Speaker Muturi underscored the need for the two
countries-who have long held strong bilateral ties, to further entrench
their relationship in a quest to advance cooperation in all areas of
their common interest. This he noted, will serve to strengthen their
traditionally good bilateral relations characterised by...
Kafuuzi’s ministerial appointment was on January 03, 2020 questioned by the Parliamentary Appointments Committee for lack of the mandatory 7year experience. It is said that Kafuuzi stopped renewing his practicing license as an advocate in 2016 when he was elected as MP
Newly appointed ministers have on Monday taken oath in a swearing-in ceremony held at State House, Entebbe.
The ceremony that was presided by the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe in
the presence of President Yoweri Museveni and other delegates saw 7 new
ministers take an oath.
The ministers that were sworn in are; Judith Nabakooba, Minister for
ICT, Peter Ogwang, State Minister for ICT, Raphael Magyezi, Minister for
Local Government, State Minister for Health (General Duties) Robinah
Nabbanja, Hamson Obua, St...
HARARE – Zimbabwe is hungry for more Chinese investment and is looking
to shore up its currency by leaning on the Chinese currency, in addition
to submitting proposals for project funding under the Asian giant’s
Belt and Road Initiative.
Following a visit to Harare by China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Wang Yi, Zimbabwe has tabled proposals for funding a further six
“The six projects are in pursuit of capitalising on China’s Belt and
Road Initiative across Africa, and it will help boost the economy,
especially at this time when we are seeing investment bottlenecks from
the traditional Western source markets,” said a Zimbabwe government
official, who was part of a committee working on the projects.
He added: “China is willing to come to the party, a...
As our Children settle back in school
the December holidays, and as all 2019 KCPE candidates report to their
respective Secondary Schools – in the Second year of 100% Transition, I
again convey my best wishes for the New Year.
I will spell out the areas that my administration intends to focus on
over the next few months. The primary thrust of that strategy is
economic. I want the economy to be a more important focus than politics.
And this is because our practice throughout our history has been to
pursue the political kingdom as opposed to the economic kingdom. But
that focus has been wrong. It is the reason we still have remnants of
poverty despite the years of progress we have made.
Power pursued for its own sake will...
Sulailah Murphy was taking a short break outside the shop she and her
husband own on Wetton Road in Ottery when people suddenly started
collapsing on the pavement on Monday.
"Suddenly, they just started dropping," said Murphy who ran to help.
She added a vehicle had been handing out food and drinks earlier to people along the road when the events unfolded.
"Suddenly, they just started dropping. They downed the liquid and they dropped, one after the other," Murphy said.
Kaashief Bassadien, a customer at their shop Southern Boards, said it was chaos as people were collapsing all along the road.
"There were about
12 people," he said of the number originally affected by varying degrees
of breathing difficulties and vomiting.
"I was running up
and down the s...
President Uhuru Kenyatta has fired two men from his Cabinet in new changes announced in Mombasa.
During his State of
the Nation Address in Mombasa on Tuesday, the President dropped Mr
Kiunjuri as Agriculture Cabinet secretary and replaced Mr Henry Rotich
as the National Treasury boss.
While the president
did not make any reference to the two in his speech, he appointed Mr
Munya to replace Mr Kiunjuri and confirmed acting Treasury Cabinet
Secretary Ukur Yattani.
The President also
moved CSs Rachel Omamo to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sicily
Kariuki to Water ministry, Peter Munya to Agriculture, Monica Juma to
Defence and confirmed Ukur Yattani as the National Treasury CS.
President Kenyatta also made new nominations to the Cabinet as follows:
The United States wants
to reduce its military presence in Africa, Washington's top military
officer said, as France hosts Sahel leaders as it seeks to bolster the
fight against jihadists in the region.
Chairman of the US Joint
Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, said resources "could be reduced
and then shifted, either to increase readiness of the force in the
continental US or shifted to" the Pacific.
As he flew in for talks
with NATO counterparts in Brussels, Milley said Defence Secretary Mark
Esper, had not made up his mind what changes to make.
developing options for the secretary to consider, and we are developing
those options in coordination with our allies and partners," he said.
announcement follows President Donald Trump's call last week for ...
Libyan military strongman Gen Khalifa Haftar has left Moscow without
signing a ceasefire agreement with the UN-backed Libyan government, the
Russian foreign ministry has confirmed.
and Turkish intermediaries spent Monday trying to persuade Gen Haftar
and the Libyan Prime Minister, Fayez al-Serraj, to end nine-months of
fighting in Libya.
Serraj signed but Gen Haftar asked for a delay until Tuesday morning so
that he could look over details of the proposed truce.
His forces have been besieging the capital, Tripoli, which remains in government hands.
teachers' union in Kenya has threatened to evacuate its members from an
area where three teachers were killed on Monday morning if the
government does not improve security.
deadly attack happened in Kamuthe in Garissa county. A
telecommunications mast and a police camp were also targeted. The
teachers who died were not from the area.
The Secretary General of the Kenya National Union Teachers (Knut), Wilson Sossion,is quoted in the Standard newspaper
as saying that deploying teachers from other parts of Kenya to work in
the region near the attack "was not the right thing at all".
The government has promised to restore security after the threat, the Daily Nation newspaper reports.
No-one has said they carried out the attack but the Islamist al-Shabab militants...
of the 20 acting nominees for the Oscars this year are white - the
highest number since the outcry in 2015 and 2016 known as
The one exception is British-Nigerian actor Cynthia Erivo.
She made her name on Broadway and is now nominated for playing slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Harriet.
Erivo has two nominations: one for best lead actress and the other in the best original song category, in the same film.
Oscar nominations come a week after the British Academy of Film and
Television Arts (Bafta) announced an all-white line-up of acting
Erivo cancelled her scheduled performance at the Baftas following the all-white nominations list.
Erivo does win the Oscar, she will become only the second black person
protesters have been shot dead by security forces in Guinea, on the
first day of open-ended protests against President Alpha Condé's
suspected plan to amend the constitution so he can serve a third term.
Several members of the coalition of politicians and activists that called the demonstrations were arrested.
One protester - a student - was killed in the capital, Conakry. A second youth died in the northern city of Labé.
was largely deserted on Monday, with businesses, schools and markets
staying closed but correspondents say it is unclear how long the
population will be willing to heed calls to shut down the city.
Previous demonstrations against Mr Condé have been broken up by security forces leading to at least 20 deaths.
By Ronald Kabuubi/Kma updates.
Ladies hate revealing their age on birthday events but
Ms Halima Namakula (middle) is seen with Rema Namakula during her 60th birthday at home recently.Right is Rechal K and Reft is Rema Namakula. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
This was not the case for Uganda's Veteran Musician Halima Namakula.
Ms Halima Namakula is seen with Rema Namakula during her 60th birthday at home recently. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
Infact, she was very happy for it as
she organized her 60th birth with young artistes of this new
Ms Halima Namakula is seen with Nantume during her 60th birthday at home recently. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
At the event
held at her home at Zebra House Kansanga in
Zion will be based at our Johannesburg headquarters and takes up post with immediate effect
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, January 13, 2020/ -- Zion Adeoye has been named Managing Director of Centurion Law Group Adeoye, an oil and gas specialist with a focus on energy law and finance has played a significant role at the firm in the last few years as key advisor on over 25 oil and gas investments, in 12 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. He has also played key roles in the reform of oil and gas legislation across Africa, from the various efforts at amending the Petroleum Act and related legislations in Nigeria, to the development of local content regulations in South Sudan.“Centurion has seen formidable increase in energy deals on the African continent - owing to our growing cli...