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UN team to investigate 'horrific' massacre in central Mali

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The United Nations is deploying crime-scene investigators, human rights officers and a child protection expert to central Mali to investigate deadly inter-communal violence over the weekend that killed more than 150 people, one-third of them children.

Ethiopian official says plane crash report due this week

2019-03-26 22:02

An Ethiopian official said a preliminary report on a deadly plane crash that killed 157 on March 10 will be made public later this week.

'Second disaster' warned in Mozambique as cholera a concern

2019-03-26 21:05

Relief operations pressed into rural Mozambique where an unknown number of people remain without aid more than 10 days after a cyclone ripped across the country, while the World Health Organisation warned of a "second disaster" if disease breaks out.

Ethiopian Airlines says pilots got appropriate training

2019-03-25 22:42

Ethiopian Airlines' CEO says the pilots who flew the plane that crashed on March 10 had trained on "all appropriate simulators", rejecting reports that they had not been properly prepared to handle the new aircraft.

Orphaned by Cyclone Idai: 'It's too difficult to talk about death to children'

2019-03-25 20:09

'It will get worse': Perilous times for estimated 900,000 kids hit by Mozambique's cyclone. They have been orphaned or separated from their families, made homeless or otherwise affected by Cyclone Idai

Egypt refers 28 to court on charges of joining ISIS, al-Qaeda

2019-03-25 19:53

Egyptian prosecutors have referred 28 terror suspects in two separate cases to court on charges of joining local affiliates of the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.

 
CYCLONE CATASTROPHE:

CYCLONE CATASTROPHE:  Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland. "The last hour was the most dangerous", recalls a surivor of the nightmarish moments. (Dlangamandla, Netwerk24)

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Former Angolan president's son freed from prison

2019-03-26 06:59

The son of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos was released from prison where he had been held for seven months in an embezzlement case, officials said.

Teacher from remote Kenya village is world's best, wins $1 million

2019-03-25 17:51

A maths and physics teacher from a secondary school in a remote village in Kenya's Rift Valley has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019, organisers have said.

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Mantashe slams Morocco over parallel Western Sahara conference

2019-03-25 17:38

On the same day that SADC opened its summit on Western Sahara's independence, Morocco, which stands accused of denying Western Sahara of its independence, has opened its own conference.

Algerian president's party rejects his protest strategy

2019-03-25 13:24

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's own party is rejecting his plans for a national conference aimed at quelling mass protests against his leadership.

SA Express adds more flights to DRC

2019-03-25 09:19

South African Express is set to add another return flight between Johannesburg and the Democratic Republic of Congo, coming into effect on 30 March.

Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134 - UN

2019-03-24 19:57

The death toll from a massacre in a central Malian village rose to 134 dead, the UN said, as new video emerged showing victims strewn on the ground amid the burning remains of their homes.

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.

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.

Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

2019-03-25 15:03

Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday.

WATCH: Cyclone Idai aftermath - Food shortage in Mozambique

2019-03-25 11:33

The people of Beira need food. In some remote areas, which aren't easily accessible to aid workers, residents are forced to fight each other in order to have something to eat.

WATCH: Mozambique cyclone leaves catastrophe in its wake

2019-03-24 09:00

The number of people killed in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has risen to more than 400, a government minister said on Saturday, as the United Nations warned of the risk of further flooding.

White people caused Cyclone Idai, says BLF

2019-03-23 09:32

Cyclone Idai, a tropical cyclone that hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, is not a natural disaster but a direct consequence of the white, Western system of ecological assault for profits, Black First Land First (BLF) said in a statement.

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.

'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.

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