DESASTRES | DISASTERS

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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10-Dec-2019 to 11:07

Botswana: Floods cause train to derail, two dead

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — State-run Botswana Railways on Tuesday reported that two personnel of it's crew died in a train accident between Pallaroad and Mahalapye villages in the central part of the country hit by floods.

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04-Dec-2019 to 15:10

Japan urges Malawi to strengthen disaster management system

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The Japanese government on Wednesday called on the Malawian authorities to strengthen its disaster management system in the face of an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.

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04-Dec-2019 to 11:23

23 confirmed dead from Khartoum factory fire

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — Sudan's transitional government has confirmed the deaths of 23 people in what was described as a huge inferno which raged in a district of the capital for much of Tuesday.

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