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We lost over 350 residents of Durban in record floods: Mayor – Video

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The Mayor of the South African province of Durban which witnessed the country’s deadliest floods in decades, Mxolisi Kaunda, has confirmed that the city lost over 350 residents in just two days of the disaster.

Residents of the area are still coming to terms with the impact of the monumental disaster and on Thursday, began sifting through the remains of shattered homes after the floods and landslips stoked by record rains devastated city.

The storms struck the southeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday in what has been described as the country’s deadliest in recent history.

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Video: Nigeria’s Tinubu meets private sector executives over cost of living crisis 

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In this video, President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria spoke with executives in the private sector about the nation’s rising cost of living and the steps being taken to solve it.

 

“The people of this country are only the people we have to please and we are very much concerned, from students to mothers, fathers, farmers, traders and realizing that everyone has to fetch water from the same well.

 

“We are looking additional efforts that might help the downtrodden Nigerians and we will provide that hope and assurance that the economic recovery is on its way. We are not saying that we have all the answers but we will not be blamed for not trying,” Tinubu said in the video.

 

Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa and the owner of Dangote Industries, along with businessmen, AbdulSamad Rabiu and Tony Elumelu, were in attendance.

 

Following the meeting, Mr. Dangote told reporters that “the economy, food security, and security of the nation” were the topics of discussion at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

 

Nigeria is in the middle of its worst economic crisis in decades following the removal of subsidy on petrol and the floating of its currency. Its inflation is at a record high of 29.9℅. The situation has led to a surge in the cost of living and pressure on President Tinubu who came into power nine months ago.

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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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