Kampala, Jun 24 (Xinhua/UNB) -- Six street children were killed and two others seriously injured as a result of a school perimeter wall collapse on Monday here, a police spokesperson said.
Patrick Onyango, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, told Xinhua that the perimeter wall of Lohana High School collapsed following heavy rains and buried the street children who were sleeping at about 1:30 a.m. local time (2230 GMT Sunday).
"Our fire brigade and rescue team is still on the ground to clear the debris and see whether there are still kids trapped," he added.
The police spokesperson said the two injured were immediately taken to Mulago Hospital for urgent medical care.
Some five people, including four children were killed last month in a residential fence wall collapse following heavy rains in Seguku village, Makindye division, about 10 km southeast of Kampala.
Nouakchott, Jun 24 (AP/UNB) — Mauritania's electoral commission has declared that the candidate backed by the outgoing president has won the country's weekend election.
The winner of the presidential race is Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, a retired general who served as Mauritania's defense minister before being chosen as the chosen successor to retiring President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
The electoral commission announced late Sunday Ghazouani received 52 percent of the vote. Biram Dah Abied, a human rights activist who has campaigned against slavery in the West African nation, received nearly 19 percent.
The election will pave the way for the first peaceful handover of power since Mauritania's independence from France nearly 60 years ago, although the election's outcome was widely predicted.
Aziz was barred from seeking a third term under Mauritania's constitution.
Tbilisi, Jun 24 (AP/UNB) — The leader of Georgia's ruling party says the ex-Soviet nation will hold the next parliamentary election based entirely on a proportionate system, fulfilling a key demand of anti-government protesters.
Bidzina Ivanishvili, the founder of the Georgian Dream party, made the statement Monday following four days of protests in the capital. Thousands of demonstrators have rallied in front of parliament, demanding changes in the electoral law and the ouster of the interior minister whom they blame for a violent dispersal of Thursday's rally.
Throngs of demonstrators tried to storm parliament Thursday, angered by a Russian lawmaker taking the speaker's seat during an international meeting of lawmakers. The protest reflected simmering anger against Russia, which routed Georgia in a 2008 war and maintained a military presence in Georgia's two breakaway provinces.