DESASTRES | DISASTERS

07-Feb-2023 to 06:54

Ramaphosa condoles Turkey, Syria following devastating earthquake

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has offered condolences to Turkey and Syria following a powerful earthquake that hit parts of the two countries on Monday and left more than 2,000 people dead.

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26-Jan-2023 to 11:58

Mozambique: Tropical storm knocks down power infrastructure

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Tropical storm Cheneso has left thousands of people Mozambique’s northern Nampula province without electricity after gusty winds knocked down power infrastructure in the region on Wednesday, according to state-run power utility EDM.

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25-Jan-2023 to 17:34

Mozambique braces for tropical cyclone Cheneso

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique’s National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) had warned that a tropical storm is developing in the Mozambique Channel and hit parts of the country by the weekend if it continues to drift towards the eastern coast of the continent.

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19-Jan-2023 to 18:06

Madagascar, WFP pilot rural transformation initiative in two regions

APA-Antananarivo (Madagascar) — The government of Madagascar has partnered with World Food Programme (WFP) to pilot an innovative project that seeks to transform rural areas in two of the Indian Ocean island’s disaster-prone regions.

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19-Jan-2023 to 08:16

Another “Day Zero” water crisis reloading in S/Africa’s Cape Town?

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africa’s Cape Town has called on residents to use water sparingly, warning that the city faces serious risk of dry taps as dam levels continue to decline.

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08-Jan-2023 to 13:10

40 perish in Senegal bus collision

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — At least 40 people have been killed after a violent head-on collision involving two buses on the Kaffrine road in the centre-west of Senegal some 250 km away from the capital Dakar.

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06-Jan-2023 to 06:36

Zimbabwe: Boarding school opening in limbo amid flooding fears

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwe government has been forced to slightly delay opening of boarding schools in two provinces amid fears of potential flooding in the areas due to torrential rainfall expected between Friday and Sunday.

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