DESASTRES | DISASTERS

06-Nov-2019 to 09:15

Lagos market fire causes 'colossal' losses

APA-Lagos (Nigeria) — Traders at a market in the Nigerian city of Lagos are counting their losses into hundreds of millions of niaras from two separate fires that gutted businesses on Tuesday.

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05-Nov-2019 to 13:43

Zimbabwe: Victims still living in tents – 8 months after cyclone

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Thousands of Zimbabweans face another bleak summer amid frantic efforts to secure permanent shelter and revive their sources of livelihood, nearly eight months after their homes were razed to the ground by storm waters triggered by Cyclone Idai early this year.

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30-Oct-2019 to 15:42

Botswana comes to rescue of drought-stricken wildlife

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government and local animal rights group Elephants Protection Society have drilled boreholes and embarked on a programme to feed stranded hippos, elephants and other wildlife species in the Okavango Delta area in the north of the country, APA learnt here Wednesday.

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29-Oct-2019 to 13:02

33 perish, dozens missing in Cameroon landslide

APA - Yaoundé (Cameroon) — At least 33 bodies were extracted so far from the rubble of a landslide that occurred in the Cameroonian province of Bafoussam (western), APA learned Tuesday from the rescue workers who were taking stock of the provisional casualties of the disaster.

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28-Oct-2019 to 12:41

Botswana: SADC warns of heatwave threat

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Climate Services Centre on Monday warned that maximum temperatures are expected to significantly rise in central parts of region, reaching heatwave thresholds.

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23-Oct-2019 to 12:14

Botswana: Scores of elephants die from anthrax

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Department of Wildlife and National Parks revealed on Wednesday that it has witnessed a spike in the number of elephant deaths in Chobe National Park in the north-western part of the country.

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22-Oct-2019 to 14:53

Bodies recovered after truck submerges under Rwanda lake

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Two bodies were pulled out of the deep waters of Lake Kivu early on Tuesday after a truck belonging to a Chinese construction company went off the road and plunged into the waters in Rubavu, a district in northwestern Rwanda, a police spokesperson in the region confirmed to APA in Kigali.

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