DESASTRES | DISASTERS

08-Apr-2019 to 22:59

12 perish in Cameron road collision

APA - Douala (Cameroon) By Mbog Achille — Twenty people were killed in a collision between a public transport bus and a truck on Monday in Elogbatindi southern Cameroon.

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07-Apr-2019 to 09:15

Cyclone Idai: Confirmed deaths rise above 600 in Mozambique, hundreds missing

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The death toll in Mozambique from last month’s deadly Cyclone Idai has reached 602 although authorities said on Sunday that it would be some time before the final tally from the violent storm is known, APA learnt here on Sunday.

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05-Apr-2019 to 15:14

UN appeals for additional humanitarian aid for crisis-hit Zimbabwe

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwe government and aid agencies on Friday launched a revised humanitarian appeal for an additional US$60 million to support efforts by the country to ease the impact of a crippling drought, economic challenges and the deadly Cyclone Idai.

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05-Apr-2019 to 12:17

“MCAS error” caused Ethiopian plane crash - Boeing

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Boeing CEO, Dennis Muilenburg said following the release of a preliminary report on the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 tragic craqsh last month, that it was apparent that a suspect feature called the Manoeuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, known as MCAS, was activated in response to data errors in the system.

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04-Apr-2019 to 22:20

Battered Malawi, Zim write to eSwatini requesting assistance

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — The government of eSwatini will consider extending relief assistance to Cyclone Idai victims from Malawi and Zimbabwe following a request made by the two countries early in the week.

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01-Apr-2019 to 14:14

Botswana’s Masisi leads prayers for Cyclone Idai victims

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Monday led a prayer session organised by Botswana churches for the victims of Tropical Cyclone Idai that ravaged Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

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28-Mar-2019 to 06:00

S/African troops continue rescue missions in Malawi, Mozambique

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) are continuing with their relief efforts in flood-ravaged Malawi and Mozambique where the death toll has exceeded 600 people, the SANDF said on Wednesday.

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