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    18-Mar-2018 to 23:09

    5.9 magnitude quake rattles Mozambican province

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — An earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude in the Richter scale hit the country’s central Zambezia province and was felt in all the country’s central and northern provinces as well as neighbouring Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe on Saturday ad Sunday.

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    16-Mar-2018 to 14:40

    Number of refugees in Ethiopia hits record high

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The number of refugees and asylum seekers in Ethiopia has hit a record over 900,000, as of the end of last month.

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    15-Mar-2018 to 12:10

    Senegal: Eight killed in army chopper crash

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The death toll from an army helicopter crash in Senegal's village of Missirah has risen to eight, according to the latest official figures.

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    13-Mar-2018 to 14:50

    South Africa: Declares drought, ‘national disaster’

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government on Tuesday declared a state of national disaster to deal with the current drought and water crisis in the country, especially in the Western Cape Province.

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    13-Mar-2018 to 14:14

    Ethiopia: 7.8M people in need of humanitarian aid

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The number of people in need of relief food or cash assistance in Ethiopia has reached to 7.8 million, a 37 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

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    13-Mar-2018 to 14:00

    S/Africa declares drought “national disaster”

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government on Tuesday declared a national state of disaster to deal with the current drought and water crisis the country is facing, especially in the Western Cape province.

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    08-Mar-2018 to 13:51

    Mozambique: Storms displace 21,000

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — At least 21,331 people have been affected by heavy rains in Mozambique's Niassa, Tete, Zambézia, Sofala, Manica, Inhambane and Maputo provinces during the past week, the country's relief agency said on Thursday.

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