DESASTRES | DISASTERS

14-Mar-2019 to 07:08

Floods in S/Africa, Mozambique, Malawi claim over 100 lives – UN

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Floods have killed over 100 people in the Southern African Development Community states of Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa in the past week following heavy rains, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

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13-Mar-2019 to 11:10

S/Africa offers to help Ethiopia in plane crash probe

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has offered to provide the skills required to speedily conclude the investigation into the Ethiopian airplane crash that claimed the lives of 149 passengers and eight crew members, a senior official has said.

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12-Mar-2019 to 10:11

Mozambique on "red alert" as flooding worsens

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) has issued a red alert for four central regions hit by floods, a cabinet minister has announced.

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11-Mar-2019 to 15:32

Rwanda: Over 1,250 homes destroyed by torrential rains

APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — Torrential rains triggered by strong winds have destroyed over 1250 homes in three Rwandan districts in the south and southeast of the country.

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11-Mar-2019 to 14:52

Uganda identifies national among Ethiopia air tragedy victims

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Police in Uganda on Monday confirmed that one of its nationals was on board the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed near Addis Ababa on Sunday.

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11-Mar-2019 to 12:38

Ghana mourns Ethiopian Airlines victims

APA-Accra (Ghana) — President Nana Akufo-Addo on behalf of his country has sent a message of condolence to Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, following the fatal plane crash on Sunday morning, resulting in the death of all 157 people.

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11-Mar-2019 to 10:56

Ethiopia: Ill-fated plane’s black box "recovered"

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopian state media has tweeted that the black box recorder of the ill-fated plane which crashed at a farmland outside Addis Ababa on Sunday has been recovered from the crash site.

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