DESASTRES | DISASTERS

24-Dec-2020 to 09:27

Zimbabwe on high alert as experts track tropical storm's path

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwe government has activated its emergency response mechanism amid fears that Tropical Storm Chalane could strike the eastern part of the country in early January 2021.

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22-Dec-2020 to 12:54

S/Africa: About 700 perish in road accidents since December 1

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — More than 690 people have perished in accidents on South African roads during the first three weeks of December, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalule said on Tuesday.

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21-Dec-2020 to 13:31

Tropical Storm Chalane headed Madagascar, Mozambique's way – Expert

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Weather experts on Monday warned of a tropical storm that is building up in the Indian Ocean and could make landfall in Madagascar at the weekend and proceed towards the Mozambique Channel early next week.

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23-Nov-2020 to 12:09

Experts warn of heat wave in parts of Mozambique

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique’s National Meteorological Institute (INAM) has warned of a heat wave on Tuesday in the provinces of Gaza, Maputo and Tete.

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15-Nov-2020 to 00:28

Fire guts business complex in Kigali suburb

APA- Kigali (Rwanda) — An early morning fire gutted dozens of shops in a building complex serving for various business purposes at Gisozi a hill overlooking Kigali city, a police source confirmed on Saturday.

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12-Nov-2020 to 09:24

SADC launches regional appeal against locusts

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has launched a US$20 million regional appeal for assistance in its efforts to control an outbreak of African Migratory Locusts that have ravaged crops in parts of the region.

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04-Nov-2020 to 10:47

Mozambique: Charity warns of humanitarian crisis amid surge in IDPs

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Wednesday warned of a looming humanitarian crisis in Mozambique unless urgent action is taken to address the needs of more than 400,000 people who have fled an armed insurgency in the country’s northern Cabo Delgado province.

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