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    01-Jan-2015 to 10:50

    S/Africa reports decrease in December road deaths

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The number of road accidents during the 2014 festive season between 1 and 28 December decreased slightly compared to 2013, APA learnt from transport authorities Thursday.

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    31-Dec-2014 to 18:45

    Egypt offers condolence to Indonesia over plane crash

    APA- Cairo (Egypt) — Egypt has offered condolences to the Indonesian government and its people over the crash of an AirAsia flight with 162 passengers on board.

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    31-Dec-2014 to 10:30

    Namibian capital urges residents to slash water consumption

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Authorities in the Namibian capital Windhoek have called on residents to reduce daily water usage by at least 10 percent to ease pressure on the city’s dwindling water reservoirs, state media reported Wednesday.

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    30-Dec-2014 to 14:58

    Nigeria’s Arik Air aborts flight, returns to base

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigerian carrier Arik Air on Tuesday aborted its flight to Yola in northern Nigeria and made an air return to Abuja due to a bird strike.

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    29-Dec-2014 to 09:22

    Heavy rains claim nine lives in Mozambique

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Torrential rains that have pounded Mozambique for the past two weeks have killed nine people in the northern port city of Nacala and destroyed infrastructure, according relief and health officials.

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    26-Dec-2014 to 11:44

    World Bank supports Mozambique climate resilience programme

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The World Bank has approved a US$50 million facility to support climate change-related reforms proposed under a programme agreed with the Mozambican government, the bank said Friday.

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    26-Dec-2014 to 11:30

    Flooding damages roads, houses in Cape Town – Official

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africa’s National Sea Rescue Institute said rough sea conditions triggered flooding in parts of Cape Town that resulted in damage to several roads and houses on Friday.

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