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Kenya school stampede: At least 14 pupils killed in Kakamega

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At least 14 pupils have been killed in a stampede at a primary school in western Kenya, officials say.

The crush happened at Kakamega Primary School, north-west of the capital Nairobi, on Monday afternoon.

Reports say children were leaving classes for home at about 17:00 local time (14:00 GMT) when the stampede took place.

Education minister George Magoha confirmed the 14 deaths to local media.

“The loss of a child is very painful. My condolences to parents who have lost their children,” Mr Magoha told Citizen TV.

Nearly 40 other students were injured – some critically – and taken to hospital, reports say. Some of them were released after receiving treatment.

Some reports said the students had rushed down a narrow staircase at the end of the school day. The staircase is said to have collapsed.

The Daily Nation newspaper said some of the children fell from the third-floor of the building as they ran.

Videos posted to social media showed crowds of people gathered outside a hospital where children were being treated.

Raila Odinga, Kenya’s former prime minister, called for a swift investigation to “get to the bottom of this incident”.

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Just In: Joe Biden Elected As President Of America

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Just In: Joe Biden Elected As President Of America

Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has been elected as the 46th President of the United States Of America. 

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To make him the President, he won the State of Pennsylvania to give him 20 more electoral votes to hit 270 electoral votes within hitherto 253. Taking to his twitter page, Joe Biden thanked Americans for the victory and assuring them to be President for all. 

America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.

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The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.

I will keep the faith that you have placed in me”. 

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President Muhammadu Buhari Finally Address His Citizens Over The #EndSARS Protest

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President Muhammadu Buhari Finally Address His Citizens Over The #EndSARS Protest

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has finally addressed his citizens over the #EndSARS protests.

In his strongly-worded address, Buhari has thrown shades at President Nana Akufo-Addo, Hilary Clinton, and other world leaders who dared to talk about the impasse. Well, it looks like Buhari did not need our input on the matter and the pressure for Akufo-Addo to speak was unnecessary. 

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SARS had reportedly been terrorising the ordinary citizens, especially the youth, and even killing some. Former United States President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton, former Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, among others also criticised the Nigerian government over the reported deaths of protesters.

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“To our neighbours in particular and the members of the international community, many of whom have expressed concern about the ongoing development in Nigeria, we thank you and urge you all to seek to know all the facts available before taking a position or rushing to judgement and making hasty pronouncements,” he said. 

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