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Floods in western Europe: Death toll tops 150, hundreds missing still

Floods in western Europe: Death toll tops 150, hundreds missing still

BELGIUM, Disaster Preparedness, EMERGENCY, EUROPE, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, NETHERLANDS
Floods swept through the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate as well as parts of Belgium and the Netherlands. Houses are submerged on the overflowed river banks in Erdorf, Germany, as the village was flooded on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP) Floods in Western Europe have been sweeping through Germany, Belgium, and a few other neighbouring countries over the week. The death toll in the incident has now risen to more than 150, news agencies reported, adding that hundreds are still missing and homeless while communications remain cut off in major areas still. Floods swept through the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate as well as parts of Belgium and the Netherlands. After days of heavy rain, 103 people have died in Germany al...
Euro 2020: Fans think Italian striker Immobile faked injury and they are not impressed

Euro 2020: Fans think Italian striker Immobile faked injury and they are not impressed

BELGIUM, EURO 2020, FIFA, Football, Italy, Sports, UEFA
Football fans think Italian striker Ciro Immobile faked an injury during a game and they are seething. In their quarter-final match against Belgium yesterday, Immobile fell to the ground after coming into contact with Jan Vertonghen. Instead of stopping the game, the referee did not act and Immobile’ teammate Nicolo Barella quickly scored a goal, causing Immobile to get up and join his teammates celebrating. This has led fans to be suspicious about whether the footballer was actually injured, or was just trying to get awarded a cheeky penalty and people weren’t happy. Alan Shearer said “I don’t even want to laugh at that because that’s pathetic. You can see him having a little look at the referee before he even goes down. Watch Ciro Immobile's incredible recov...
President Kenyatta received at the Royal Palace in Brussels by King Philippe of Belgium

President Kenyatta received at the Royal Palace in Brussels by King Philippe of Belgium

AFRICA, BELGIUM, DIPLOMACY, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, Nairobi, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
BRUSSELS, Belgium, 21st June 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday afternoon received by King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels at the start of his two-day official visit to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union. President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by Kenya's Ambassador to Belgium, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi and Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) on arrival in Brussels, Belgium aboard a Kenya Airways aircraft.  The President, who is accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Betty Maina (Trade) and Aden Mohammed (EAC), held private talks with King Philippe. During the two-day visit, the President is scheduled to meet the President of the European Council Charles Michel to discuss Kenya-EU relations and address a...
DRC postpones Patrice Lumumba tributes over Covid-19 surge

DRC postpones Patrice Lumumba tributes over Covid-19 surge

ADVOCACY, AFRICA, African Union, BELGIUM, CRIME, CRISIS, DRC, PAN AFRICA
As the Health crisis worsens in the country, Democratic Republic of Congo's president Felix Tshisekedi has warned the DRC could face a deadly third wave of Covid-19 contaminations. Drastic measures are set to be announced in the days to come. "The situation of the Covid pandemic is serious. We have seen an upsurge in cases of infection and, unfortunately, in cases of death as well. Our hospitals are saturated," DRC president Felix Tshisekedi said. The Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded 3 deaths and 254 new contaminations on Friday, with 210 in capital city Kinshasa alone. "Drastic measures are required to face this increase in infection, which has the potential to be more virulent than the first two waves," Felix Thisekedi added. As a result of the recent surge o...
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