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Cyclone Kills more than 150 in Southeast Africa

More than 150 people were killed and hundreds more were missing Sunday after Cyclone Idai swept through southeastern Africa.

The United Nations estimates more than 1.5 million people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe were affected by the storm. Tens of …

Cyclone Idai batters Zimbabwe, at least 24 people dead

Cyclone Idai, which brought floodwater and destruction to areas of Mozambique and Malawi, hit Zimbabwe on Friday, cutting off power and communications.

Number of deaths is confirmed at 24 mainly from Chimanimani east. The number of missing people is currently …

Secretary-General Deeply Saddened by Loss of Life, Displacement in Mozambique Following Heavy Rains, Flooding from Tropical Cyclone

The following statement by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was issued today:

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life, destruction of property and displacement of people due to the heavy rains and flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai.…

PM statement on the New Zealand attack

I have been in contact this morning with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to express the UK’s deepest condolences at the horrifying terrorist attack that took place at two mosques in Christchurch.

To target Muslims as they were attending their place …

66 killed by floods in Mozambique

MAPUTO. � At least 66 people have been killed and 141,000 affected after heavy rains deluged central and northern Mozambique, the government has said as it appealed for funds to manage the crisis.

The government has decreed a red alert …

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique on high alert

MAPUTO. � Mozambique is on high alert as tropical cyclone Idai barrels towards the country’s central coast, potentially putting thousands of lives in danger.

Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, regional director for Africa for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red …