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Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai Victims Still Starve

Sun, 2019-04-28 18:07
[New Zimbabwe] VILLAGERS in Chimanimani's Tiya area, one of those most affected by Cyclone Idai last month that killed nearly 400 people in Zimbabwe, are struggling for food despite reports aid has been pouring in from all corners of the globe.

Zimbabwe: UN Warns of Starvation in Drought Stricken Areas, Calls for Help

Sun, 2019-04-28 17:11
[New Zimbabwe] The United Nations has warned of possible starvation in drought stricken areas of Zimbabwe like Masvingo.

Mozambique: Heavy Rains Cause Massive Flooding

Sun, 2019-04-28 17:10
[Deutsche Welle] Serious flooding has wreaked havoc in parts of Mozambique, as houses have collapsed in many parts of the area. Rescue efforts are underway to help people trapped by rising floodwater in the country's northern region.

Mozambique: Almost 3,500 Homes Destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Kenneth - Reports

Sat, 2019-04-27 17:37
[UN News] Tropical Cyclone Kenneth swept into northern Mozambique on Thursday evening bringing heavy rain and winds in excess of 225 kilometres per hour (140 miles per hour) after lashing the Comoros islands, where it claimed at least three lives, UN agencies said on Friday.

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Safe As Cyclone Kenneth Changes Direction

Sat, 2019-04-27 17:04
[Daily News] The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) yesterday allayed fears of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth forecast to hit Tanzania's southern regions near the border with Mozambique.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai - Church Offers Counselling Services

Sat, 2019-04-27 11:33
[The Herald] The Zion Christian Church Kumukakuvakafa (ZCCK) has pledged to provide counselling to survivors of Cyclone Idai.

Southern Africa: Climate Change in SADC - Negative Conditions Lurk

Sat, 2019-04-27 10:35
[Zimbabwe Independent] One of the most pressing problems facing Zimbabwe and all Sadc countries in the coming years will be climate change. The long-term consequences of the changes expected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will not be uniform globally, and some regions of the world are expected to experience worse conditions than others, although this is merely a matter of degree since all countries are going to be challenged.

South Africa: Durban Floods Damage Estimated At Over R650 Milion, Says Metro

Fri, 2019-04-26 19:08
[News24Wire] An interim report tabled at eThekwini Metro following flooding in Durban this week has estimated the cost of repair to tip over R650m.

South Africa: KZN Floods - Movement of Ships in Durban Harbour Limited By Mass Debris Pile-Up

Fri, 2019-04-26 19:06
[News24Wire] Despite the Port of Durban being fully operational following the devastating flooding in KwaZulu-Natal, washed up waste has affected vessel movements since Wednesday.

South Africa: KZN Floods - Death Toll Up to 85

Fri, 2019-04-26 17:53
[News24Wire] The death toll following severe localised flooding and heavy rains in KwaZulu-Natal is up to over 80 deaths, officials have said.

Africa: Tens of Thousands Evacuated As Cyclone Hits Mozambique

Fri, 2019-04-26 16:33
[Daily News] Cyclone Kenneth has hit Northern Mozambique on Thursday night, reports show.

Rwanda: Kabuye Sugar Factory Loses Rwf6 Billion to Floods

Fri, 2019-04-26 15:37
[New Times] Kabuye Sugar Works Limited is set to lose Rwf6.6 billion in potential revenues after floods destroyed its 2,000 hectares of sugarcane - the main raw material in sugar manufacturing.

South Africa: 'We Want to Live and We Want to Keep Moving' - Durban Residents Rebuild After Flooding

Fri, 2019-04-26 15:29
[News24Wire] As the first rays of sunshine pierce Durban following heavy rains and localised flooding, one resilient community is fighting the disaster with action.

Tanzania: Climate Change, Human Activities Threaten Mara River

Fri, 2019-04-26 13:08
[Daily News] WATER level in Mara River has diminished considerably in some parts of the river on the Tanzanian side, with local environmental experts citing climate change and human activities as the major causes.

Namibia: Drought Kills About 64 000 Animals in Six Months

Fri, 2019-04-26 12:21
[Namibian] Deteriorating grazing conditions being experienced in most parts of the country amidst poor and below average rainfall led to 63 712 animals dying in six months, the Food Security Situation Report of March 2019 reveals.

Zimbabwe: Water Supplies in Cyclone Idai Hit Areas Restored

Fri, 2019-04-26 11:49
[The Herald] THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has resuscitated all but one of its water supply stations that were affected or had equipment damaged by the recent Cyclone Idai.

Zimbabwe: Russia Assists Cyclone Idai Victims

Fri, 2019-04-26 11:49
[The Herald] Russia yesterday donated 30 tonnes of goods to assist victims of Cyclone Idai, which claimed hundreds of lives mainly in the eastern parts of the country while the European Union (EU) has committed a further ?4 million towards the same cause.

Zimbabwe: Mashonaland Central Province On High Alert For Cyclone Kenneth

Fri, 2019-04-26 11:49
[The Herald] Mashonaland Central Civil Protection Unit has activated its units across the province in anticipation of Cyclone Kenneth, which is reported to be heading towards Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai Survivors Say Tired of Kapenta Diet

Fri, 2019-04-26 11:34
[New Zimbabwe] Homeless survivors of Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani, who were relocated to various areas for accommodation, claim lack of balanced diet in their donated meals.

Kenya: Cyclone Kenneth to Dump Massive Rainfall in Kenya

Fri, 2019-04-26 10:16
[Nation] Some parts of Kenya are set to feel the effects of Cyclone Kenneth even though the met has said it will not hit the country.