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East Africa: The Region Recovering From Cyclone Idai, Braces for New Storm

Thu, 2019-04-25 10:53
[VOA] The government of Comoros shut down schools, airports and public offices Wednesday as Tropical Cyclone Kenneth passed over the island nation, with wind gusts topping 200 kilometers an hour.

Southern Africa: Cyclone Kenneth Strengthening as it Heads for Coast

Thu, 2019-04-25 10:42
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Cyclone Kenneth - which is approaching the southern coast of Tanzania and northern coast of Mozambique - has been upgraded to an intense tropical cyclone by Meteo France, the French national meteorological service, AccuWeather reports.

South Africa: Deadly KZN Floods Bring Tales of Tragedy and Sorrow

Thu, 2019-04-25 10:32
[Daily Maverick] At least 51 people are dead in the devastating storms that have swept KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, leaving a swathe of destruction in their wake. But in a high election season, and amid the grieving, some politicians still couldn't resist using the occasion to slip in some electioneering.

Kenya: Woman Killed as Flash Floods Hit Nairobi After Downpour

Thu, 2019-04-25 09:56
[Nation] A woman died after she was swept away by flash floods following a day of heavy rains in Nairobi.

Africa: Cyclone Kenneth Expected to Hit Zimbabwe Today

Thu, 2019-04-25 09:49
[New Zimbabwe] Government, through its Civil Protection Unit (CPU), has warned of yet another cyclone menace, this time Cyclone Kenneth which is expected to hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Mozambique: How Rampant Deforestation Made Country More Vulnerable to Cyclone Idai

Thu, 2019-04-25 09:40
[The New Humanitarian] Metuchira/Mozambique -Cyclone Idai's recent devastation was amplified by deforestation in the region. Mozambique took the hardest hit. The country has seen between 10 and 15 percent of its forests disappear amid illegal logging and charcoal production in the past 25 years.

Kenya: Fed Up Nairobians Tag Sonko in Flood Photos

Thu, 2019-04-25 08:26
[Nairobi News] Just hours after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko gave a hotline for residents to call when marooned in ongoing rains, fed up Nairobians have opted to tag him on photos and videos.

Tanzania: Cyclone Keneth Likely to Hit Three Regions

Wed, 2019-04-24 20:18
[Daily News] The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has said the looming tropical Cyclone Kenneth is expected to hit Lindi, Mtwara and Ruvuma regions.

Tanzania: Lightning Kills Five Members of the Same Family in Tabora, Three Others Injured

Wed, 2019-04-24 19:56
[Citizen] Tabora -Five people of the same family have died in Sikonge District, Tabora Region after they were struck by lightning.

Tanzania: War On Plastic Bags Shall Be Won, Says Govt

Wed, 2019-04-24 19:56
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Law enforcement, knowledge and understanding on the part of the public are key in successfully enforcing the ban on plastic bags, Mr January Makamba said here yesterday.

Malawi: Hailstorm Victims Ask Govt for Relocation Before Cyclone Kenneth Hits

Wed, 2019-04-24 19:38
[Nyasa Times] Hailstorm victims in Rumphi have asked the government to relocate them before cyclone Kenneth makes its landing this Friday.

South Africa: Eastern Cape Human Settlements Assist Families Left Destitute After Heavy Rains

Wed, 2019-04-24 19:20
[Govt of SA] MEC of Human Settlements, Babalo Madikizela, has received a number of cases requesting assistance for destitute families caused by the bad weather in some parts of the Eastern Cape. We have arranged for temporary shelters for those families. However, our technicians are unable to erect the shelters because of the heavy rains.

Tanzania: Fight On Plastic Bags Need Awareness, Minister

Wed, 2019-04-24 19:17
[Daily News] LAW enforcement, knowledge and understanding on the part of the public are twin equal weapons that will be used to successfully enforce the ban on plastic bags, Mr January Makamba said in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

South Africa: Relief Funds Allocated for Floods

Wed, 2019-04-24 19:03
[] The South African government has availed relief funds to assist communities and families affected by the extreme floods in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.

South Africa: SA Rallies to Assist People in Flood-Stricken Areas - Here's How You Can Help

Wed, 2019-04-24 19:02
[News24Wire] As heavy rains continue to batter some parts of the country, people have rallied on social media to assist with relief efforts.

Mozambique: Red Alert Decreed As Cyclone Approaches

Wed, 2019-04-24 18:35
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government's Disaster Management Coordinating Council (CCGC), meeting in extraordinary session in Maputo on Wednesday, decreed a red alert, the highest state of disaster readiness, in light of the approach of Cyclone Kenneth to the northern Mozambican coast.

Mozambique: Fastjet Revenue Hit By Cyclones

Wed, 2019-04-24 18:34
[AIM] London -The Pan African low-cost airline Fastjet on Tuesday announced that its revenue this year has been reduced due to the two category 5 tropical cyclones that have hit Mozambique.

Zimbabwe: We See Dead Relatives, Cyclone Survivors Narrate Horrific Nightmares

Wed, 2019-04-24 18:33
[263Chat] Following Cyclone Idai induced floods that ravaged Chimanimani and parts of Chipinge last month, some survivors say they are living a nightmarish life as they have started seeing their missing loved ones in their dreams.

Malawi: NGODistributes Relief Items to Victims of Persistent Rains

Wed, 2019-04-24 18:32
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -Gorpie Community Based Organisation of Group Village Head Machinjiri in Zomba Monday distributed maize, blankets, plastic ware to 35 households from seven villages whose houses collapsed due to stormy rains that affected the area early March.

East Africa: Region Braces for Tough Times As Food Crisis Is Forecast

Wed, 2019-04-24 16:07
[East African] East African countries are facing a food supply crisis, which is bound to increase the cost of living and push up governments' budget deficits this year.