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Zimbabwe: Tropical Storm Dineo - Rescue Under Way for At Least 100 Zimbabweans Still Stranded By Floods

2 hours 28 min ago
[News24Wire] Another 100 people are to be airlifted to safety from a flood-hit district of southern Zimbabwe on Tuesday, a minister says.

Ethiopia: Let Us Focus On Quality While Counting Quantity

4 hours 21 min ago
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is a land with different agro-ecological zones. These varied ecological zones have enabled the country to be among countries having the highest livestock population. The country stands first in Africa and is ranked 10th in the world in livestock population. Moreover, cattle and human kinds have strong attachments in Ethiopia . Most of Ethiopian farmers or pastoralists have special place for their head of cattle that are key to their livelihood. It is not unusual that the pastoral community conside

South Sudan: Famine Declared in Parts of South Sudan As 100,000 Face Starvation

4 hours 32 min ago
[Deutsche Welle] The South Sudanese government and the UN say a famine caused by conflict and economic crisis has hit two counties. Aid agencies said the official famine declaration meant people had already started dying of hunger.

South Africa: Water Disruption Not in the Pipeline for Cape Town

5 hours 5 min ago
[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town does not plan to disrupt the supply of water to residents in an effort to conserve water, an official said on Monday.

South Sudan: Famine Declared in Part of South Sudan's Unity State

5 hours 11 min ago
[Al Jazeera] Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three UN agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation.

South Africa: Flash Floods, Rain Warnings For Rest of Week

5 hours 38 min ago
[News24Wire] The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has cautioned that the rainy weather experienced over the weekend is set to continue throughout the week.

South Africa: Progress Made in Drought Intervention Measures

7 hours 34 min ago
[] Pretoria -The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) says significant progress has been made with regards to drought relief interventions nationwide.

Zimbabwe: Heavy Rains Leave Dozens Homeless, Destroy Property

Mon, 2017-02-20 15:28
[The Herald] RAINS following the downgraded cyclone Dineo have left dozens of people homeless and destroyed infrastructure that include roads and dams across the country. In a statement yesterday, the Department of Civil Protection (DCP) said most of the affected areas were Umzingwane, Matopo Kezi, Zvishavane, Insiza, Gwanda, Bulilima, Bulawayo, Mberengwa and Tsholotsho.

South Africa: Minister Dipuo Peters Calls On Caution On Roads As Tropical Depression Heads West

Mon, 2017-02-20 15:28
[SA Govt] The Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters, urges motorists and public transport drivers to be cautious on the roads as the tropical depression associated with the recent cyclone that affected Southern Africa continued its westward progression and is currently located near the border of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Satellite-Based Flood Monitoring Boosts Disaster Response

Mon, 2017-02-20 15:05
[The Herald] SINCE last October, torrential rains have pounded much of Zimbabwe, causing rivers, including Save, the country's biggest, to overflow, with dozens of dams spilling, and thousands of acres of cropland swamped. By the first week of February, more than 100 people had died, over 1 000 homes destroyed and 40 schools damaged while entire villages in the low veld had been completely cut off as bridges collapsed, according to the Civil Protection Unit (CPU).

Somalia: Norway Joins Int'l Efforts to Prevent Famine in Somalia

Mon, 2017-02-20 12:45
[Shabelle] Somalia has once again been hit by a severe drought, which could quickly develop into a famine. 'A large proportion of the population is affected by the drought, and over six million people are in need of food aid.

Somalia: Somalia Drought Leaves 30 Dead Near Diinsoor Town

Mon, 2017-02-20 12:45
[Shabelle] Nearly 30 people, most of them women and children are reported to have died of hunger and malnutrition near Diinsoor district in Baay region, which once served as Al Shabaab bastion.

Somalia: UN - World Must Act Now to Save Lives in Somalia

Mon, 2017-02-20 12:42
[Shabelle] As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe.

Zimbabwe: Dineo Aftermath - Stranded Families 'Airlifted to Safety'

Mon, 2017-02-20 12:35
[News24Wire] Two Air Force of Zimbabwe helicopters were deployed to airlift to safety at least 50 families stranded by floods this weekend in the southern district of Tsholotsho, a minister said.

Somalia: British Envoy Urges Action to Prevent Somalia Famine Deaths

Mon, 2017-02-20 12:31
[Dalsan Radio] Hundreds of thousands of people in Somalia may die or be near death in May if immediate action isn't taken to address the threat of famine, Britain's envoy for the Horn of Africa warned Wednesday.

South Sudan: Famine Hits Parts of South Sudan

Mon, 2017-02-20 12:26
[UN News] Juba -UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition assistance 

Kenya: 3 Million Kenyans Need Relief Aid

Mon, 2017-02-20 10:08
[East African] Close to 3 million Kenyans are in need of relief assistance, official said.

Mozambique: U.S.$8 Million Dollars Needed to Repair Cyclone Damage

Sun, 2017-02-19 21:00
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario is making a two day working visit to the southern province of Inhambane to assess the damage done by cyclone Dineo which hit the province on Wednesday and Thursday last week.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Dineo Brings Joy, Floods to City

Sun, 2017-02-19 12:33
[Zimbabwe Standard] Dineo means a gift in SeTswana and the rains caused by a cyclone bearing her name has been a gift for Bulawayo.

Africa: Why the Discovery of a Small Continental Fragment in the Indian Ocean Matters

Sat, 2017-02-18 21:48
[The Conversation Africa] Far beneath Mauritius' inactive volcanoes lies an astonishing, important piece of the Earth's history: a fragment of ancient continental crust. And no: it's not Atlantis.