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South African flash flood death toll keeps rising – Video

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The death to in the flash floods and mudslides across South Africa’s port city of Durban, the capital of Kwazulu-Natal province, following heavy rains, has risen to 70 with emergency service workers predicting the death toll can keep rising.

As at Wednesday morning, authorities confirmed the number of deaths have gone up from the 45 earlier confirmed on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Department of Cooperation and Traditional Affairs said “the death toll could rise, “we are still gathering information from the emergency services.”

Several video footages shared on social media platforms by private rescue workers and paramedics shows flooded city highways, submerged cars and collapsed houses.

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Video: Ghanian lawmaker Ablakwa wants national attention on language preservation

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In this video, Ghanaian parliamentarian, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, argues that issues around the preservation of language and local dialects must be treated as urgent national attention that must be escalated to the highest level by all arms of government and agencies.

“Language is so important, that is what represents our heritage, culture, and tradition. if the language goes extinct, the people are gone, their culture is gone, and their heritage is gone,” Ablakwa said.

The former Deputy Minister for Education and Information also decried the lack of personnel to impact linguistic knowledge at various levels of education.

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Video: Sports minister vows support for Nigeria’s Iwobi against cyberbullying

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As reactions continue to trail Nigeria’s loss in the final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to host country, Cote d’Ivoire, on Sunday, Nigerian sports minister, John Eno, has met Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, to express solidarity after a series of online abuses targeted at the player.

Iwobi has been the subject of cyberbullying over perceived underperformance against the Ivorians on Sunday. He revealed in the video that he had to take himself off social media to get over the attacks.

“I am aware of something that is going on on social media. As a ministry, we are going to make a statement against this kind of bullying, not just about you but about all our sportsmen. We are very concerned about how our sportsmen are treated,” Eno said.

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