DESASTRES | DISASTERS

03-Dec-2019 to 14:33

Half of Zimbabwe's population facing severe hunger - UN

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) has warned of widespread hunger in Zimbabwe over the coming five months and pledged to double the number of food-insecure people it is assisting in the southern African country.

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03-Dec-2019 to 06:58

Botswana issues flood alert

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana authorities have issued a red alert on the possibility of flooding across the country amid fears of heavy rains over the next few days.

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01-Dec-2019 to 16:59

Fire rips through Ghana Revenue Authority HQ

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Fire has ripped through the top floor offices of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) headquarters at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle area in Accra on Sunday.

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21-Nov-2019 to 18:32

Three Congolese districts declared natural disaster zones

APA - Brazzaville (Congo) — The districts of Likouala, La Cuvette and Plateaux in Congo Brazzaville have been declared natural disaster zones after torrential rains claimed lives and left nearly 50,000 people in distress, the Council of Ministers said in a statement to APA Thursday.

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21-Nov-2019 to 15:40

Past rainy seasons made 2 million victims in Africa - WB

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — The recent rainy seasons in Africa have affected “over two million people” due to floods and displaced over 500,000 others, the Director of Operations of the World Bank (WB) in Ivory Coast, Benin, Togo, and Guinea, Coralie Gevers has said.

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14-Nov-2019 to 11:18

Seven perish in Egypt oil pipeline inferno

APA - Cairo (Egypt) — Seven people have died in a huge fire that broke out following an oil pipeline leakage in the Egyptian town of Ezbet El-Masoud on Wednesday, the Health ministry confirmed in a statement.

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08-Nov-2019 to 15:22

French tuna vessel sinks off Liberian coast

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — A Liberian licensed French tuna fishing vessel called ‘Avel Vor’ has sank some 180 nautical miles off coast, the National Fisheries Authority (NaFAA) has announced.

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