DESASTRES | DISASTERS

20-Sep-2019 to 09:29

Rwanda: 183 acres of crops destroyed by rain

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Scores of houses and 183 acres of banana plantation and maize were washed away as heavy rain lashed Kirehe, a district in southeastern Rwanda near the border with Tanzania earlier this week, district officials revealed on Friday.

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18-Sep-2019 to 14:44

29 feared dead in Monrovia mosque fire

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Twenty-nine people are feared dead in a fire at a quranic memorization center in a mosque in the Monrovia suburb of Paynesville, an official of the Liberia National Fire Service has confirmed to APA on Wednesday.

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18-Sep-2019 to 07:27

Zimbabwe recovering from deluge of “water that defied mountains”

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Six months after Cyclone Idai struck, Zimbabweans are recounting the costs of and taking steps to recover from the devastation caused by the deadly tropical cyclone that “saw water defying mountains” and affected more than a quarter of a million lives.

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17-Sep-2019 to 14:19

Four drown in Senegal boat tragedy

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Thirty-seven people of different nationalities were evacuated Tuesday morning from the Sarpant islet off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, where they had spent the night after their canoe capsized, drowning four of its passengers.

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12-Sep-2019 to 23:40

Chad car crash kills nine

APA-N'Djaména (Chad) — An accident involving a public transport bus in Loumia, a town located 80 kilometres from the Chadian capital N’Djaména, on Thursday killed nine people and injured 20, APA learned.

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12-Sep-2019 to 23:31

At least 50 perish as DRC train derails

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Fifty people have died after a train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, Steve Mbikayi, the Minister of Humanitarian Action and National Solidarity confirmed.

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09-Sep-2019 to 14:32

Drought threatens to decimate Botswana livestock, wild animals

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Faced by frequent and increasingly hostile droughts that has claimed several cattle that belong to him and other traditional cattlemen, Leungo Dirang is slowly losing faith in livestock rearing.

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