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Death toll from Cyclone Idai surpasses 500 in southern Africa

A week after Cyclone Idai lashed southern Africa, flooding still raged Thursday as torrential rains caused a dam to overflow in Zimbabwe, threatening riverside populations.            [Author: Associated Press]
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'We don't have anything': the fight for survival after Cyclone Idai

In cities and villages across Mozambique the huge need for aid and assistance is not being met by a chaotic rescue effortCyclone Idai brings devastation to Mozambique – visual guideThe main road connecting the cyclone-devastated Mozambican city of Beira to neighbouring Zimbabwe comes to an abrupt end. A section almost 100 metres wide is almost entirely underwater, an angry muddy gash where the tarmac was ripped away by the floods and raging currents.A week after the onset of Cyclone Idai, as the...
Tags: Africa, World news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Global development, Zimbabwe, Flooding, Mozambique, Beira, Cyclone Idai


Cyclone Idai brings devastation to Mozambique – visual guide

Rescuers race to reach tens of thousands of people trapped by vast areas of flooding Idai first hit Mozambique on 4 March as a tropical depression with torrential rain that also affected southern Malawi. It then changed course, moving back over the sea where the storm strengthened to a cyclone with the equivalent force of a category 3 hurricane. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Idai, Cyclone Idai


Destroying Entire Villages, Cyclone Idai Leaves Africa With An Inland Ocean

Flooding continues, making Idai one of the most destructive natural disasters in southern Africa’s recent history.
Tags: News, Africa, Idai, Inland Ocean


How Cyclone Idai tore into southern Africa

Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and villages in its path.
Tags: News, Africa, Zimbabwe, Cyclone Idai, Mozambique Malawi


Cyclone Idai: How the storm tore into southern Africa

Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and villages in its path.
Tags: News, Africa, Zimbabwe, Cyclone Idai, Mozambique Malawi


Cyclone Idai witness describes seeing hundreds of bodies by roadside

Stranded motorist tells of encountering scenes of ‘total devastation and death’A man who walked through an area of Mozambique’s flood-hit countryside in the wake of Cyclone Idai has said he saw hundreds of bodies by the side of the road, describing scenes of “devastation and destruction”.Graham Taylor was trying to drive home from the ravaged port city of Beira eastward to Chimoio on Saturday, two days after the cyclone made landfall. Stranded in the floods, he abandoned his car and walked more ...
Tags: Africa, World news, Mozambique, Beira, Lamego, Graham Taylor, Chimoio, Cyclone Idai, Nhamatanda


UN to explore wave of deaths linked to food aid porridge in Uganda

World Food Programme halts distribution of fortified cereal as four people die and hundreds suffer suspected food poisoningThe World Food Programme and Ugandan government have launched an investigation into deaths linked with the distribution of fortified porridge to refugees and people suffering from malnourishment.The health ministry was alerted to reports of possible food poisoning among people who had consumed Super Cereal, a blended food designed to prevent malnutrition, in the north-east r...
Tags: Africa, World news, Uganda, Hunger, United Nations, Aid, Global development, Un, North East, Karamoja, World Food Programme, Global Health


500 years in 59 seconds: the race to be the world's largest city

Fascinating interactive graphic shows changes in the globe’s 10 most populous cities from 1500 to 2018This compelling interactive “bar chart race” shows the top 10 most populous cities in the world from 1500 to 2018.“In the early 1500s most people lived in the east, either the east of Europe and north Africa or the east of the world itself in India and China,” says John Burn-Murdoch, who created the interactive for the Financial Times. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Technology, China, India, Africa, World news, Cities, Data visualisations, Financial Times Continue, John Burn Murdoch


Cyclone Idai: satellite images show extent of flooding around Beira

Tens of thousands still trapped by floodwaters as rescue teams in Mozambique race against clock to deliver aid and suppliesNew satellite images taken above the Mozambican port city of Beira show the vast scale of flooding there, as rescuers race to reach tens of thousands of people trapped by floodwaters from Cylcone Idai.The images released by the European Space Agency show a huge new inland “lake” measuring 125km by 25km. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, Environment, World news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Global development, European Space Agency, Humanitarian response, Flooding, Mozambique, Beira, Cyclone Idai


Floods, destruction from cyclone continue in Mozambique

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region’s recent history. Floodwaters are rushing across the plains of central Mozambique, submerging homes, villages and […]
Tags: News, Africa, Nation, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, CHIMANIMANI Zimbabwe


Parties and passion in Burkina Faso by Ibrahima Sanlé Sory – in pictures

Vibrant youth culture and a flourishing music scene leap out of the west African photographer’s Peuple de la Nuit, featuring the musicians, dancers and lovers who graced his hometown’s hottest venues Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Photography, Music, Africa, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Young People, Burkina Faso, Clubbing, Art and design books, Ibrahima Sanlé Sory, Peuple de la Nuit


UN Libya envoy hopes reconciliation talks will bring stability

Ghassan Salamé warns conference failure will bring more violence to divided countryThe United Nations will stage a long-awaited national reconciliation conference in the Libyan town of Ghadames on 14-16 April, but there are growing signs that the military strongman Khalifa Haftar is capable of taking control of the country by force, including the capital, Tripoli.The UN special envoy Ghassan Salamé said that all Libya’s political groups had been invited to the the conference, which he described ...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Libya, Un, Tripoli, UN Libya, Khalifa Haftar, Ghadames, Ghassan Salamé


Rescuers Battle Flooding in Desperate Bid to Save Cyclone Victims

Nearly a week after southern Africa was hit by one the worst natural disasters in decades, it was all rescue workers could do to try to reach the victims.
Tags: News, Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Floods, Malawi, Cyclones, Rescues


Southern Africa Is Still Struggling To Understand Scale Of Devastation From Cyclone

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Gerald Bourke of the World Food Programme, as relief workers in Africa are still learning about the scope of devastation from Cyclone Idai.
Tags: News, Africa, Npr, World Food Programme, Ailsa Chang, Gerald Bourke


Italian Driver Kidnaps Busload of Students

The driver held 51 seventh-graders hostage and set the bus on fire. All the hostages were rescued.
Tags: News, Africa, Italy, Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis, Kidnapping and Hostages


Rescuers in Southern Africa Battle to Save Cyclone Victims

Nearly a week after southern Africa was hit by one the worst natural disasters in decades, it was all rescue workers could do to try to reach the flooding victims.
Tags: News, Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Floods, Malawi, Cyclones, Rescues


Days After Cyclone Idai, Rescuers Battle to Save Victims

Nearly a week after southern Africa was hit by one the worst natural disasters in decades, it was all rescue workers could do to try to reach the flooding victims.
Tags: News, Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Floods, Malawi, Cyclones, Rescues


Kehinde Wiley Launches Residency in Dakar, Senegal

Kehinde Wiley has launched a residency in Dakar, Senegal, called Black Rock Senegal. “Black Rock Senegal came out of a direct need to engage Africa in a much more personal way,” he says. “After years of exploring the continent’s many cultures and countries I had a personal desire to create a workspace in West Africa. As […]
Tags: Art, News, Africa, Senegal, West Africa, Art News, Minipost, Dakar Senegal, Kehinde Wiley, Black Rock Senegal


Zambia bans energy drink found to contain Viagra

Power Natural High Energy Drink SX removed from shelves after complaint by regulator Zambia has banned an energy drink after it was shown to have been adulterated with Viagra, according to local authorities.The ban followed a complaint from the country’s medicine regulator in December suggesting the Power Natural High Energy Drink SX had been spiked with erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Zambia, Viagra, Power Natural High Energy Drink SX


Mozambique rescue teams struggle to save thousands

Workers appeal for more helicopters as flood waters keep rising after Cyclone IdaiRescue teams in Mozambique are struggling to reach the thousands of people stranded on roofs and in trees and urgently need more helicopters and boats as post-cyclone flood waters continue to rise.Mozambique, which was hit by Cyclone Idai over the weekend, has declared a state of emergency and is appealing for international help. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, Environment, World news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Zimbabwe, Flooding, Mozambique, Malawi, Cyclone Idai


Storms, cyclones and floods will only worsen as the planet warms | Letters

Craig Bennett, CEO of Friends of the Earth, says rich countries must act to make disasters such as the cyclone that hit Mozambique less likely. Meteorologist Bernadette Woods Placky describes how Climate Matters is helping to end the ‘TV news desert’ around global warming. Plus letters from Caroline Evans and Daniel ScharfThe disaster to hit Mozambique is reported as one of the worst tropical cyclones to visit the southern hemisphere, with hundreds dead and hundreds of thousands more needing urg...
Tags: Energy, Business, London, Media, Climate Change, Africa, Environment, UK News, World news, Earth, Gas, Fracking, Fossil Fuels, Television industry, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Air transport


Southern Africa Continues To Deal With Aftermath Of Cyclone Idai

The cyclone is being called one of the most destructive storms southern African has experienced in decades.
Tags: News, Africa


This modified Land Rover Discovery is heading to Africa to help fight malaria

A Land Rover Discovery will be used by the Mobile Malaria Project for a 3,900-mile trek across Africa to study malaria. The SUV is equipped with a mobile gene-sequencing laboratory, as well as everything necessary for serious off-roading. The post This modified Land Rover Discovery is heading to Africa to help fight malaria appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Africa, Cars, Trends, Land Rover, SUVs, Off-road, Land Rover Discovery


Rising flood levels threaten Mozambique disaster relief effort

Thousands of people stranded as workers tackle devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai Rescue teams are rushing to save thousands of Mozambicans stranded on roofs and in trees before flood levels rise further.Mozambique, which was hit by Cyclone Idai over the weekend, is trying to rescue people from vast and deadly flooding. It has declared a state of emergency and is appealing for international help. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, Environment, World news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Zimbabwe, Flooding, Mozambique, Malawi, Cyclone Idai, Cyclone Idai Rescue


19 best places to travel for the spring

Choosing between a world-class flower festival, Argentine wine harvest or trans-Africa road rally may be tough for travelers, but spring is calling and it's time to make a choice.
Tags: News, Africa, Stories


19 best places to travel for the spring of 2019

Choosing between a world-class flower festival, Argentine wine harvest or trans-Africa road rally may be tough for travelers, but spring is calling and it's time to make a choice.
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Flooding in Mozambique From Cyclone Idai Made an ‘Inland Ocean,’ Stalling Rescues

Aid agencies said the huge storm that swept across Mozambique and into Malawi and Zimbabwe was the worst natural disaster in southern Africa in two decades.
Tags: News, Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Floods, Malawi, Cyclones, Evacuations and Evacuees, Inland Ocean


Mozambique Cyclone Rescuers Struggle to Reach Victims in ‘Inland Ocean’

Aid agencies called the devastation from Cyclone Idai the worst natural disaster in southern Africa in two decades.
Tags: News, Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Floods, Malawi, Cyclones, Evacuations and Evacuees, Inland Ocean


Home Office held 'illegal interview' with asylum seeker

Woman attended immigration centre in Sheffield and was met by Zimbabwean officialsConcerns have been raised that the Home Office acted illegally when it invited Zimbabwean government officials to interview an asylum seeker at an immigration centre.The Zimbabwean woman, who has been in the UK for more than 16 years and has an ongoing asylum claim, attended Vulcan House in Sheffield in December to find Zimbabwean officials waiting to speak to her. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Africa, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Sheffield, Zimbabwe, Vulcan House



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