DESASTRES | DISASTERS

16-Jan-2020 to 14:55

EC unveils €22.8m aid package for hunger-struck SADC

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The European Commission announced on Thursday that it is mobilising a humanitarian aid package of €22.8 million to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in five southern African countries staring hunger following poor harvests.

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14-Jan-2020 to 18:50

Ghastly accident claims 34 in Ghana's central region

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Some 34 people have been confirmed dead while several others are in critical condition after an intercity bus collided head-on with another bus at Dompoase near Elmina in Ghana's Central Region at dawn on Tuesday.

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06-Jan-2020 to 10:19

Fire destroys part of Indian Embassy in Harare

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Fire gutted part of the Indian Embassy in the Zimbabwe's capital Harare on Monday in what is suspected to have been an electrical fault.

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06-Jan-2020 to 09:27

Malawi issues flood alert amid heavy rains

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services on Sunday warned Malawians to brace for floods amid prospects of more heavy rains this week.

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01-Jan-2020 to 13:32

S/Africa: Two killed, 17 injured in New Year's Day shootings

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — At least two people were killed and another 17 were injured during separate New Year's Day shootings in South Africa's Johannesburg on Wednesday.

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26-Dec-2019 to 17:39

Christmas Day flood: Rwanda death toll reaches 12

APA- Kigali (Rwanda) — The combined death toll from floods triggered by heavy rains that hit several parts of Rwanda including the capital Kigali and its outskirts late Wednesday has reached 12, official sources confirmed late Thursday.

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12-Dec-2019 to 15:15

Botswana: Red Cross sends SOS to assist four drought-affected SADC countries

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The International Federation of Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal seeking 7.7 million Swiss francs to enable it support four Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states severely affected by drought, APA learned here Thursday.

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