Daily Archives: March 25, 2019

Mozambique Warns of More Flooding from Cyclone-Filled Dams

MAPUTO Mozambique’s President Filipe Nysui is warning countries ravaged by Cyclone Idai could face more flooding. The cyclone’s heavy rains, which killed at least 750 people in Mozambique and neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe, have also pushed dam retention levels to …

Minister reaffirms assistance to Benguela rain victims

The rain killed 12 people in Catumbela, three in Benguela and one in Lobito, leaving two citizens seriously injured and two missing.

The victims are mostly children, aged between one and 16 years. The rains also claimed the lives of …

Cyclone Idai: Scores more deaths reported in Mozambique; toll now 417

BEIRA (Mozambique), The official death toll from Cyclone Idai, which tore through southern Africa more than a week ago, rose sharply as authorities reported scores more deaths.

The number of people declared dead in Mozambique rose from 242 to 417, …

Catastrophic Cyclone Idai leaves pregnant women vulnerable in three countries

MATUNDO, Mozambique/LILONGWE, Malawi � Eleven days ago, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique then crossed into Zimbabwe, leaving a wide path of destruction across Eastern Africa. By the time the storm struck, communities throughout Malawi and Mozambique were already …

DOD to Provide $6.5 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Mozambique

The Department of Defense will assist U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide humanitarian assistance to Mozambique in response to the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai.

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan authorized U.S. Africa Command to expend up …

Rescuers hope to reach more cyclone victims as roads reopen in Mozambique

Cyclone Idai lashed Mozambique’s port city of Beira with winds of up to 170 kph (105 mph) around midnight on March 14, then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi, flattening buildings and killing at least 657 people across the three …