DESASTRES | DISASTERS

08-Oct-2021 to 10:11

Mozambique boat capsizes, over 60 people missing

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — At least 60 people are known to have gone missing after the boat they were travelling on capsized off the coast of Mozambique, APA can report on Friday.

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04-Oct-2021 to 13:10

S/Africa pays out $390m in compensation for unrest damage

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Victims of South Africa’s violent unrest in July have received about US$390 million in compensation for damages suffered during the disturbances that accompanied the incarceration of former president Jacob Zuma.

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23-Sep-2021 to 10:08

C/d’Ivoire: Inclement weather blamed for fatal chopper crash

APA-Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) — Bad weather is to blame for the helicopter crash in north-east Ivory Coast which killed three foreign instructors and two Ivorian operators almost two weeks ago, according to government spokesman, Amadou Coulibaly.

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16-Sep-2021 to 07:41

Japan donates $1.8m food aid to eSwatini

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — Japan has made a food donation valued at more than US$1.8 million to assist over 30,000 food-insecure households in eSwatini.

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12-Aug-2021 to 09:58

Algeria: Three-day mourning for forest fire victims

APA-Algiers (Algeria) — Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune has declared three days of national mourning beginning on Thursday after a number of citizens among civilians and soldiers perished in forest fires that ravaged several regions of the country, the presidency announced in a statement.

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11-Aug-2021 to 10:18

25 soldiers perish in Algeria forest fires

APA - Algiers (Algeria) — The fires that broke out on Monday in several regions of Algeria, notably in Tizi-Ouzou, caused multiple civilian and military casualties and significant material damage, especially in Upper Kabylie.

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10-Jun-2021 to 16:55

Africa urged to meet smoking cessation needs

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The president of the Senegalese League for the fight against tobacco (Listab), Amadou Moustapha Gaye, on Thursday in Dakar, called for effective smoking cessation policies.

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