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Southern Africa: Idai Deadliest Cyclone Ever to Batter Southern Africa

Tue, 2019-03-19 15:51
[CAJ News] Maputo -PROJECTIONS that the death toll in the Tropical Cyclone Idai sweeping through Southern Africa has reached 1 000 makes this possibly the deadliest cyclone ever recorded in the region.

Mozambique: How Cyclones Are Formed

Tue, 2019-03-19 15:35
[Nation] With more than a 1,000 people feared dead, according Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi, Cyclone Idai appears to be the worst storm to hit southern Africa in decades.

South Africa: Picking Up the Pieces After Cyclone Idai

Tue, 2019-03-19 14:45
[Daily Maverick] As Tropical Cyclone Idai dissipates, it leaves a trail of destruction in its wake. Hundreds of people are missing, the death toll keeps rising and thousands of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe are picking through the remains of their destroyed homes in an effort to rebuild their lives.

South Africa: Drought and Domestic Violence - Fallout From a Changing Climate

Tue, 2019-03-19 14:26
[Daily Maverick] On Sunday 17 March, against the background of the cyclone that was claiming lives and wreaking havoc in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, drought-affected communities from across South Africa gathered in a small room in Johannesburg. The stories were not a missive from our climate change future. They were a window into the country now.

South Africa: Cyclone Idai Death Toll May Exceed 1000

Tue, 2019-03-19 13:42
[] The death toll from Tropical Cyclone Idai could exceed 1000, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said on Monday.

Southern Africa: Cyclone Idai - Govts Must Ramp up Rescue Efforts and Ensure Adequate Humanitarian Assistance

Tue, 2019-03-19 13:31
[AI London] With hundreds of people confirmed dead and thousands of others missing or displaced after a devastating cyclone hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and parts of Malawi, Amnesty International is calling on foreign governments and regional leaders to ramp up rescue efforts.

Malawi: Flood Victims Salute Government for Support

Tue, 2019-03-19 13:26
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Victims of the disaster caused by torrential rains in Blantyre have hailed government for its quick response to their needs.

Zimbabwe: 217 People Still Missing in Chipinge, Chimanimani

Tue, 2019-03-19 13:24
[263Chat] As the country battles to come to terms with the devastating effects of cyclone Idai which has to date claimed 98 lives, government has announced that over 200 people are still missing since Friday night when floods hit Manicaland districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge.

Africa: Vow to Protect Massive African Peatland a Huge Win for Planet

Tue, 2019-03-19 13:03
[UNEP] As a biodiversity treasure trove and an opportunity for climate action, peatlands need our urgent protection and restoration - which makes a 2018 commitment to protect a massive peatland in Central Africa a huge win for the planet, and the people and animals living there.

South Africa: Government Sends Message of Condolence to Indonesia Following Flash Floods

Tue, 2019-03-19 12:39
[Govt of SA] On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent a message of condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Indonesia following the flash floods in the Indonesia's eastern province of Papua, where 73 people lost their lives and more than 4000 displaced.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Damages Fuel Control Room in Beira

Tue, 2019-03-19 12:37
[The Herald] Cyclone Idai, which has left a trail of destruction in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi, damaged the Companhiado De Pipeline Mozambique-Zimbabwe (CPMZ) control room at Beira in Mozambique last week, affecting the pumping of fuel and natural gas to Feruka Oil Refinery in Mutare.

Zimbabwe: 'Govt Must Prioritise Disaster Preparedness to Avoid Loss of Life'

Tue, 2019-03-19 12:33
[New Zimbabwe] Government's lack of disaster preparedness has once again been brought into sharp focus following the devastating effects of cyclone Idai which killed 86 people and with hundreds reported missing by late Monday.

Zimbabwe: President Consoles Grieving Nation

Tue, 2019-03-19 12:29
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday sent his condolence message to families of the 98 people who have lost their lives after Cyclone Idai hit the eastern parts of the country, mainly Chimanimani and Chipinge districts, over the weekend.

Zimbabwe: 'Spare a Beer for Chimanimani'

Tue, 2019-03-19 12:29
[The Herald] Following devastating death of more than 85 people, distraction of food supplies, livestock, infrastructure, and property including over 5 000 homes, by Cyclone Idai over the weekend, celebrated music promoter Benji Nyandoro has urged Zimbabweans to donate towards aid and disaster relief.

Zimbabwe: Rescue Mission Reaches Parts of Cyclone-Ravaged Chimanimani

Tue, 2019-03-19 12:29
[The Herald] THE Cyclone Idai rescue mission has finally reached some parts of Chimanimani where some of the marooned people were rescued, while 1 000 refugees from Tongogara Refugee Camp in Chipinge South were evacuated to a farm in Middle Sabi.

Zimbabwe: Army Comes to the Rescue of Stranded Pupils

Tue, 2019-03-19 12:29
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) played a critical role in the evacuation of pupils at St Charles Lwanga School in Chimanimani following the devastating Cyclone Idai which hit the area over the weekend.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Death Toll Nears 100

Tue, 2019-03-19 12:02
[New Zimbabwe] The death toll from the devastating cyclone that hit Manicaland, Masvingo and parts of Mashonaland East rose to near 100 late Monday according to government statistics.

Zimbabwe: Civil Protection Unit Intensifies Relief Efforts in Masvingo

Tue, 2019-03-19 11:51
[The Herald] Government, through the Civil Protection Unit (CPU), here has intensified the movement of relief assistance to more than 1 500 households across four Masvingo districts that were affected by Cyclone Idai.

Zimbabwe: Econet Contributes U.S.$5 Million Towards Cyclone Idai Relief

Tue, 2019-03-19 11:40
[263Chat] Econet Zimbabwe group of companies have collectively contributed RTGS$5 million for the cyclone emergency efforts in Eastern Zimbabwe.

Africa: African Development Bank Pledges U.S.$25 Billion On Climate

Tue, 2019-03-19 11:33
[Foroyaa] The African Development Bank (ADB) has shown commitment to invest US$25 billion to double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025.