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Unicef warns it is 'running out of time' for Mozambique cyclone victims

2019-03-22 21:24

The chief of the UN children's emergency agency warned that humanitarian efforts were running late for the tens of thousands of Mozambicans affected by last week's monster tropical cyclone ldai.

Security Council heads to 2 African hotspots for extremists

2019-03-22 19:26

The Security Council is heading to Mali and Burkina Faso for a first-hand look at the challenges their governments are facing in the hotspots for extremist attacks in Africa's volatile Sahel region.

Cyclone Idai: Africa now has an 'inland ocean' where villages once stood

2019-03-22 05:19

A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, its death, destruction and flooding continues to grow in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's recent history.

 
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RESCUE EFFORTS:  Soldiers push a drum of jet fuel used in rescue operations in Chimanimani about 600km kilometres south east of Harare, Zimbabwe. (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP)

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PICS: Doctor in Moz treats patient in the dark: 'I only took a break to go home and bath'

2019-03-22 17:04

Providing adequate medical services to scores of people affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique is proving to be one of the most challenging aspects of the recovery from the floods that have killed at least 200 people.

MTN South Sudan gets boost as hopes rise that war is ending

2019-03-22 13:21

The MTN Group's South Sudan unit said it’s investing at least $30m in revitalising and expanding its operations as a new deal to end a five-year civil war brings relative peace to much of the country.

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'Major humanitarian emergency' after cyclone batters Southern Africa

2019-03-19 21:10

Rescue workers have been hard at work in trying to rescue affected people in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and lately Mozambique - which has now suffered a lot of fatalities.

Africa's richest woman to be ousted at Angola telecoms company

2019-03-19 13:37

Africa’s richest woman is set to be ousted from the helm of Angola’s biggest telecommunications company as shareholders meet Tuesday to discuss corporate governance in the wake of legal action by one of its biggest investors.

UPDATE: Latest videos on Cyclone Idai

2019-03-19 10:53

UPDATED THURSDAY: Marooned Mozambicans wait for aid to arrive after Cyclone Idai | Aerial footage shows scale of floods in Mozambique after cyclone

Emergency officials worry about massive Mozambican flood death toll

2019-03-19 07:57

Emergency officials in Mozambique have cautioned that while they expect the death toll to rise significantly, they have no way of knowing how high the death toll will be.

DRC train derailment kills 24, mostly children, near Kananga

2019-03-18 10:49

At least 24 people have been killed and 31 injured in a train accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to police and medical services.

Sudan secures $300m loans from regional fund amid protests

2019-03-18 05:19

Sudan says it has signed agreements for $300m in loans from a regional monetary fund to help address a foreign currency crisis that has fuelled months of anti-government protests.

WATCH: Black boxes show 'clear similarities' with Indonesian crash, Ethiopia says

2019-03-17 21:21

Black box data recovered from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shows "clear similarities" with a recent crash in Indonesia of the same type of aircraft, Ethiopia's transport minister says.

Ethiopian Airlines crash raises questions about role of regulators

2019-03-17 13:07

The sovereignty, integrity and role of civil aviation regulators have become the focus of debate in aviation circles since the fatal crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 last weekend.

Mozambique cyclone kills dozens, cuts power to SA

2019-03-16 15:24

A tropical cyclone which tore through Mozambique and Zimbabwe, has led to the deaths of 43 people, knocked out electricity and phone networks and cut power to South Africa from a hydropower dam.

Mozambique lashed with rain, strong winds as cyclone loses power

2019-03-15 12:12

Mozambique has been lashed by strong winds and widespread rain as a tropical cyclone loses power after making landfall in the country.

Algerian prime minister promises new government in days

2019-03-15 07:23

Algeria's new prime minister is promising to create a government within days as the country faces mass protests calling on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.

Sudanese vow to keep protesting as president digs in

2019-03-15 06:28

Three months after Sudanese protesters rose up against President Omar al-Bashir, the longtime autocrat has bound himself more tightly to the military and refuses to bow to their demands.

Civilian deaths mount as US drone strikes in Somalia escalate - Amnesty

2019-03-21 08:09

US forces have "dramatically increased" the number of air strikes in Somalia with several civilians killed by the powerful missiles, Amnesty International said, reports denied by the military.

Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300 as UN boosts aid

2019-03-20 13:05

The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the UN led the charge to provide aid.

No plain sailing for Zim, but finance minister cautiously optimistic

2019-03-20 06:00

Zimbabwe Finance Minister sees inflation – currently at 59% – declining to 10% by the end of the year, banking on slowing down money supply, liberalisation of the exchange rate and other broader economic reforms.

AFTERMATH: Cyclone Idai: 'Inland ocean' in Mozambique, while death toll rises in Zimbabwe, Malawi

2019-03-19 14:42

"This is a major humanitarian emergency that is getting bigger by the hour," says Herve Verhoosel of the World Food Programme in the wake of the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai.

Relief reaches Zimbabwe's cyclone survivors as death toll rises

2019-03-19 10:37

Rescue efforts in eastern Zimbabwe have picked up pace in distressed areas from Cyclone Idai's trail of destruction, with nearly 100 people dead and hundreds missing.

Mozambicans scramble to save themselves after cyclone Idai

2019-03-18 22:31

A deserted shop in the devastated Mozambican city of Beira has become a place of refuge for dozens of families displaced by a deadly cyclone, which has caused flooding and rendered many areas inaccessible.

WATCH: More than 120 dead after cyclone hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe

2019-03-18 12:40

More than 120 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe after tropical cyclone Idai barrelled across the southern African nations with flash floods and ferocious winds.

SEE: Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction in Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, killing 140

2019-03-16 17:42

Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit vicious cyclone that has killed more than 140 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas.

At least 24 dead, over 100 missing in Zimbabwe after cyclone

2019-03-16 13:29

At least 24 people have been killed and dozens are missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe hit by the peripheral effects of tropical cyclone Idai which lashed neighbouring Mozambique.

20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse

2019-03-15 14:09

Authorities in Nigeria say 20 people are confirmed dead in the school building that collapsed on Wednesday, and most of them are children.

Study reveals how C-sections are 50 times more deadly for women in Africa

2019-03-15 11:48

Death rates among women undergoing a C-section to deliver a baby is about 50 times higher in Africa than in most wealthy nations, a study reveals.

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