DESASTRES | DISASTERS

24-Jan-2020 to 08:52

Wild fires cost eSwatini $4.6m in 3 months

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — eSwatini lost property valued at more than US$4.6 million as a result of forest fires that struck between April and July 2019, a report showed on Friday.

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22-Jan-2020 to 17:27

Military aircraft crashes at Air Force Base in Accra

APA-Accra (Ghana) — A military aircraft belonging to the Ghana Armed Forces is reported to have crashed at the Air Force Base in Accra during a routine engine run exercise on Wednesday.

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20-Jan-2020 to 06:38

S/Africa: Three miners die in accidents – Union

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Sunday announced that three of its members have died during operations in the Free State and North West Provinces at the weekend.

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16-Jan-2020 to 14:55

EC unveils €22.8m aid package for hunger-struck SADC

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The European Commission announced on Thursday that it is mobilising a humanitarian aid package of €22.8 million to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in five southern African countries staring hunger following poor harvests.

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14-Jan-2020 to 18:50

Ghastly accident claims 34 in Ghana's central region

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Some 34 people have been confirmed dead while several others are in critical condition after an intercity bus collided head-on with another bus at Dompoase near Elmina in Ghana's Central Region at dawn on Tuesday.

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06-Jan-2020 to 10:19

Fire destroys part of Indian Embassy in Harare

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Fire gutted part of the Indian Embassy in the Zimbabwe's capital Harare on Monday in what is suspected to have been an electrical fault.

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06-Jan-2020 to 09:27

Malawi issues flood alert amid heavy rains

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services on Sunday warned Malawians to brace for floods amid prospects of more heavy rains this week.

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