Torrential rains kill 21 in western Uganda and neighbouring Congo Dec 08, 2019 0 563 12345 Kampala/Kinshasa: At least 11 people were killed by floods in western Uganda, while another 10 people were killed by torrential rains in neighbouring Congo, authorities said on Saturday.The deaths in Uganda occurred when heavy rains flooded several villages near the town of Bundibugyo on the foothills of the Ruenzori mountains, national Red Cross spokeswoman Irene Nakaweesi told DPA.Ten bodies were recovered on Saturday after torrential rains hit the Congolese town of Mbanza-Ngungu, municipal administrator Luc Mukiadi said. The rains also destroyed substantial amounts of infrastructure in the town, Mukiadi said. Rescue operations continued on Saturday afternoon in the search of more bodies, the administrator added.Many countries in East and Central Africa have been hit by “unusually heavy rainfall and flooding,” according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (DPA) Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES US House endorses two-state solution in a warning to Netanyahu Dec 08, 2019 0 123 Air strikes kill 19 civilians in northwest Syria: Monitor Dec 08, 2019 0 110 Iraqis protest to defy ‘slaughter’ in Baghdad as drone hits cleric’s home Dec 08, 2019 0 116 Militants kill at least eight including several police in Kenya bus attack Nairobi: Several police officers were among at least eight people killed in an attack on a bus in northeast Kenya claimed on Saturday by the Somali Islamist Al-Shebaab group. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had been .. Turkish president slams Greek decision to expel Libyan envoy Istanbul: Greece’s decision to expel the Libyan ambassador over an agreement between Turkey and Libya on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea was a “scandal,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on .. Iranian and American freed in apparent prisoner swap AFP Tehran An Iranian held in the US and an American held in Iran have been freed, the two sides said on Saturday, in an apparent prisoner swap at a time of heightened tensions. Tehran announced the release of Iranian .. Bombing Iran to stop its nuclear plans is ‘an option,’ Israel says ROME: Israel would be ready to bomb Iran to stop its nuclear weapon capabilities, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said in an interview on Saturday. “Is bombing Iran an option that Israel is considering?” Katz was ..