DESASTRES | DISASTERS

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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22-Oct-2019 to 13:15

Botswana warns of deadly heat waves

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has warned its citizens to take precautions amid fears that the current heat wave could result in deaths.

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16-Oct-2019 to 18:48

13 die on road to Senegal's Touba pilgrimage

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Thirteen people who were bound for a pilgrimage in the holy sity if Touba in central Senegal have died in road accidents on Wednesday.

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