DESASTRES | DISASTERS

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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27-Mar-2019 to 16:36

WFP urges more funding for cyclone-hit Mozambique

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — At the end of a two-day visit to Mozambique, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, today said the international community must step up support to victims of the recent cyclone and flooding that have devastated large areas of the country.

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26-Mar-2019 to 16:47

Dakar: Zimbabwe embassy opens condolence book over cyclone deaths

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — The Zimbabwean embassy in Dakar, Senegal Tuesday announced it is opening a book of condolence at its chancellery on Wednesday to mourn the victims of Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.

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