'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.

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.

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.

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.


DESTRUCTION:  Damages at the airport in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. (Déborah Nguyen, WFP, AFP)

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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.

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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.

Gift of Givers ready to aid Mozambique amid massive cyclone

2019-03-14 18:55

Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers, says it is on high alert and ready to assist in Mozambique, where Tropical Cyclone Idai is expected to make landfall.

Death toll rises to nine in collapsed Lagos school building

2019-03-14 14:29

Another body has been recovered from the rubble of a building housing a school that collapsed in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, rescue workers said, taking the death toll to nine.

WATCH: Heartbreaking scenes as Ethiopian Airlines staff honours crash plane crew

2019-03-12 15:12

Ethiopian pilots and flight crew have held a mourning vigil for the victims of a Ethopian Airlines crash which killed all 149 passengers and eight crew members on board.

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.

Zimbabwe miners to pay 80% wage increase

2019-03-14 20:19

Zimbabwe mining companies – which include units of Anglo Platinum, Impala Platinum and Caledonia Mining – are to award an 80% wage increase to mine workers.

Floods in SA, Mozambique, Malawi kill 115 so far

2019-03-13 20:34

At least 115 people were killed in Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa after heavy rains affected 843 000 people across southeast Africa, officials and the UN said, prompting calls for emergency aid.

Ethiopia to send plane's black box abroad, as grief grows

2019-03-13 11:09

The black box from the Boeing jet that crashed and killed all 157 people on board will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen, an Ethiopian Airlines spokesperson said.

US joins Ethiopian-led investigation at Boeing crash site

2019-03-12 22:00

US aviation experts joined the investigation into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, as questions grow about the new Boeing plane involved in the crash.

No SA bailout for Zim after Ramaphosa visit

2019-03-12 17:01

President Cyril Ramaphosa concluded a much-anticipated visit to Zimbabwe on Tuesday, dashing any lingering hopes that his country would bail out its economically-troubled neighbour.

Police seize 800kg of cocaine in Guinea-Bissau

2019-03-12 10:28

Authorities in Guinea-Bissau have seized a consignment of nearly 800kg (1 700 pounds) of cocaine, police sources said.

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