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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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    25-Dec-2014 to 15:30

    Zimbabwe holiday accident death toll rises to 64

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The road accident death toll in Zimbabwe has risen to 64 since the holiday season began, according to latest statistics released by the police Thursday.

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    25-Dec-2014 to 11:52

    S/Africa: 150 left homeless in Christmas blazes

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — About 150 people were left homeless when separate fires ravaged shacks in informal settlements near Cape Town and Johannesburg on Christmas Eve and Thursday morning.

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    23-Dec-2014 to 10:36

    Zimbabwe runs out of ivory storage space as US import ban bites

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe has run out of storage space for ivory and rhino horns due to to a ban slapped by the United States on importation of trophy from the southern African country, a conservationist said Tuesday.

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    23-Dec-2014 to 09:00

    Zimbabwe holiday accident death toll claims 31 lives

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — At least 31 people have died in Zimbabwe road accidents during the past week, a police spokesperson announced Monday.

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