DESASTRES | DISASTERS

09-Jun-2020 to 13:03

One dead, others injured in S/Africa partial building collapse

APA-Durban (South Africa) — One person died and at least seven others were injured when part of a building collapsed in the South African coastal city of Durban on Tuesday.

Read more

04-Jun-2020 to 10:12

UN seeks $103m for Mozambique’s COVID-19, insurgency response

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The United Nations on Thursday launched two humanitarian appeals valued at more than US$103 million to assist Mozambique respond to the twin challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and an armed insurgency in the north of the country.

Read more

14-May-2020 to 09:29

Rwanda reeling from natural disasters since turn of year

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Natural disasters have caused great loss of life and property across Rwanda between January and April this year leaving 140 dead and 225 injured, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.

Read more

08-May-2020 to 08:38

eSwatini agency launches disaster relief mobile app

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — eSwatini’s National Disaster Management Agency on Friday launched a mobile application that enables Swatis to track relatives and friends in disaster zones and display World Health Organisation statistics on the ongoing coronavirus.

Read more

01-May-2020 to 08:12

eSwatini: 11 cops perish in horrific road accident

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — At least 11 police officers perished in a horrific road accident on Thursday involving a truck and a minibus that was carrying the law enforcement agents.

Read more

17-Apr-2020 to 12:45

S/Africa: 28 perish in road accidents during Easter – Minister

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s roads claimed 28 lives from 26 accidents that took place during the just-ended Easter weekend in the country, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Friday.

Read more

27-Feb-2020 to 12:34

S/Africa: 9 feared dead as boat capsizes off Cape Town

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Nine fishermen are feared dead following a boat accident off Cape Town on Thursday, a South African rescue official has said.

Read more