DESASTRES | DISASTERS

12-Dec-2019 to 15:15

Botswana: Red Cross sends SOS to assist four drought-affected SADC countries

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The International Federation of Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal seeking 7.7 million Swiss francs to enable it support four Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states severely affected by drought, APA learned here Thursday.

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10-Dec-2019 to 11:07

Botswana: Floods cause train to derail, two dead

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — State-run Botswana Railways on Tuesday reported that two personnel of it's crew died in a train accident between Pallaroad and Mahalapye villages in the central part of the country hit by floods.

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04-Dec-2019 to 15:10

Japan urges Malawi to strengthen disaster management system

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The Japanese government on Wednesday called on the Malawian authorities to strengthen its disaster management system in the face of an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.

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04-Dec-2019 to 11:23

23 confirmed dead from Khartoum factory fire

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — Sudan's transitional government has confirmed the deaths of 23 people in what was described as a huge inferno which raged in a district of the capital for much of Tuesday.

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03-Dec-2019 to 14:33

Half of Zimbabwe's population facing severe hunger - UN

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) has warned of widespread hunger in Zimbabwe over the coming five months and pledged to double the number of food-insecure people it is assisting in the southern African country.

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03-Dec-2019 to 06:58

Botswana issues flood alert

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana authorities have issued a red alert on the possibility of flooding across the country amid fears of heavy rains over the next few days.

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01-Dec-2019 to 16:59

Fire rips through Ghana Revenue Authority HQ

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Fire has ripped through the top floor offices of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) headquarters at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle area in Accra on Sunday.

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