DESASTRES | DISASTERS

19-Mar-2019 to 20:29

Cyclone Idai: Namibian leader condoles with SADC neighbours

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — President Hage Geingob on Tuesday extended condolences to the people and governments of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi following the devastating Cyclone Idai that claimed more than 1000 lives and destroyed infrastructures in the three southern African countries.

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19-Mar-2019 to 07:03

S/African minister urges citizens to help cyclone-hit neighbours

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has urged compatriots to donate flood relief items to neighbouring countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai.

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18-Mar-2019 to 14:50

Drought-hit Botswana introduces school feeding scheme

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government has resolved to provide meals to pre- and primary school children starting in April in a move meant to offset the impact of a devastating drought on vulnerable groups, APA learnt here Monday.

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18-Mar-2019 to 12:37

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe death toll rises to 89, hundreds missing

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The death toll from torrential rains triggered by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe has risen to 89, with the government on Monday declaring a state of disaster in the eastern and southern parts of the country hardest hit by floods.

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18-Mar-2019 to 11:37

SA troops deployed to disaster-hit neighbours

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African National Defence Force has deployed humanitarian teams to flood-ravaged Malawi and Mozambique in the aftermath of last week’s torrential rains and Tropical Cyclone Idai which made landfall along the east African seaboard at the weekend.

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16-Mar-2019 to 18:46

Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc in parts of southern Africa

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Cyclone Idai has left a trail of destruction in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, with the violent storm claiming over 100 lives in the southern African neighbours.

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15-Mar-2019 to 10:24

Ethiopia crash: Flight black boxes sent to France

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) which were recovered from the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 earlier this week, have been taken to Paris, France for further analysis.

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