DESASTRES | DISASTERS

12-Jan-2022 to 16:53

UN official urges drastic action to reduce Zimbabwe’s road deaths

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwean government should take drastic action to reduce the number of road accidents amid indications that the country’s roads claim at least five lives a day, according to a UN report published on Wednesday.

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11-Jan-2022 to 08:16

Heavy rains destroy property, kill five in Mozambique’s Gaza region

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — At least five people have been killed in Mozambique’s Gaza province following heavy rains that left a trail of destruction in the region, the National Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (INGC) said on Tuesday.

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09-Jan-2022 to 10:00

Zimbabwe: Over 300 homes damaged by heavy rains – Report

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — More than 300 homes have been damaged by heavy rains experienced in most parts of Zimbabwe since the start of the 2021/22 rainy season in October last year, state media reported on Sunday.

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02-Jan-2022 to 09:33

Fire breaks out at S/Africa’s parliament building

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South African firefighters on Sunday battled a fire that broke out at the parliament buildings in Cape Town.

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30-Dec-2021 to 08:34

Zimbabwe: 72 killed in human-wildlife conflicts in 2021 – Official

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — At least 72 Zimbabweans have been killed by wild animals since the beginning of 2021 amid a surge in human-wildlife cases, a senior official said on Thursday.

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15-Dec-2021 to 11:21

S/Africa: 24 rhinos killed in game reserves in two weeks

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — At least 24 rhinos have been killed for their horns in South Africa’s game reserves since the beginning of December, Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment spokesperson Albi Modise announced on Wednesday.

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08-Nov-2021 to 04:56

Botswana experts warn of heatwave in north of country

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government on Monday warned of searing heat over the northern parts of the country as it prepares for the agricultural season that kicks off later this month.

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