DESASTRES | DISASTERS

28-Sep-2020 to 17:05

Fire destroys Uganda mattress factory

APA-Kampala (Kampala) — Fire has partly destroyed a mattress factory in Njeru Municipality, located in the central Ugandan district of Buikwe, APA learnt on Monday.

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28-Sep-2020 to 13:56

S/Africa’s nuclear plant unaffected by earthquake – Official

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africa’s only nuclear energy plant has not been affected by the weekend’s 6.2 magnitude earthquake whose epicentre was in the northern Antarctica, a local official confirmed on Monday.

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27-Sep-2020 to 07:57

Earthquake hits S/Africa’s Cape Town area

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africans experienced a 6.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of southern Africa halfway from the northern Antarctica, leaving some Cape Town residents literally shaken up Saturday afternoon.

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21-Sep-2020 to 13:44

Botswana: Bacterial ingestion behind mass elephant deaths - Experts

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The death of more than 300 elephants in Botswana early this year was due to ingestion of water-borne bacteria and was not caused by poaching activity, experts said on Monday.

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11-Sep-2020 to 13:38

S/Africa extends Covid-19 state of disaster to mid-October

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Despite evidence that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases was decreasing in the country, South Africa has extended its National State of Disaster period to 15 October, cabinet said on Thursday.

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02-Sep-2020 to 22:36

Ethiopia flood displaces over 70,000 people

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Heavy rain on Wednesday caused flooding in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Afar regional states and displaced more than 70,000 people, an official has said.

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28-Aug-2020 to 11:27

10 children killed by lightning in Uganda

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Ten children taking shelter in a thatched hut in a town in northwest Uganda have been struck and killed by lightning, APA learnt on Friday.

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