DESASTRES | DISASTERS

21-Sep-2020 to 13:44

Botswana: Bacterial ingestion behind mass elephant deaths - Experts

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The death of more than 300 elephants in Botswana early this year was due to ingestion of water-borne bacteria and was not caused by poaching activity, experts said on Monday.

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11-Sep-2020 to 13:38

S/Africa extends Covid-19 state of disaster to mid-October

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Despite evidence that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases was decreasing in the country, South Africa has extended its National State of Disaster period to 15 October, cabinet said on Thursday.

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02-Sep-2020 to 22:36

Ethiopia flood displaces over 70,000 people

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Heavy rain on Wednesday caused flooding in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Afar regional states and displaced more than 70,000 people, an official has said.

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28-Aug-2020 to 11:27

10 children killed by lightning in Uganda

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Ten children taking shelter in a thatched hut in a town in northwest Uganda have been struck and killed by lightning, APA learnt on Friday.

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23-Aug-2020 to 13:34

Extensive damage as fire guts Kigali's biggest garage

APA- Kigali (Rwanda) — The damage from a huge fire at the garage in Kigali's busy Gatsata suburb on Saturday has been put out, but damages have been valued at $420,000, a police source has said.

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17-Jun-2020 to 18:57

Red locust invade central Namibia

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibia has been hit by an outbreak of red locusts in the central part of the country, a senior official announced on Wednesday.

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14-Jun-2020 to 16:36

House collapses in Rwanda landslide, one killed

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — At least one people has died after a house collapsed due to landslide in Rubavu, a district in northwestern Rwanda on Sunday, a local official confirmed to APA.

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