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Mozambique faces disease threat as aid efforts falter

Mozambique faces disease threat as aid efforts falter

Fears growing about the spread of disease and the distribution of food and water.

  • by André Catueira and Adrian Blomfield

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Cyclone Idai toll rises as rescue teams fight to reach victims in inland sea
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Cyclone Idai toll rises as rescue teams fight to reach victims in inland sea

Witnesses told of corpses floating down swollen rivers and aerial footage showed families perched on rooftops and in the upper branches of submerged trees days after Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa.

  • by Peta Thornycroft and Adrian Blomfield
'Everyone is doubling, tripling, quadrupling': foreign aid flows to cyclone-hit Africa
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'Everyone is doubling, tripling, quadrupling': foreign aid flows to cyclone-hit Africa

The European Union released $5.61 million in emergency aid, and the United Kingdom pledged up to $11.24 million. Neighbouring Tanzania's military airlifted 238 tons of food and medicine.

  • by Edith M. Lederer
These LGBT refugees came to Kenya seeking freedom. Instead, they've been imprisoned and abused
Human rights

These LGBT refugees came to Kenya seeking freedom. Instead, they've been imprisoned and abused

On February 22, the same day that a Nairobi court postponed a decision on decriminalising homosexuality in the East African country, 20 LGBT refugees who had come to Kenya hoping to escape repression were spending their first full day in jail.

  • by Max Bearak
Submarine makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean
Paris Agreement

Submarine makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean

The British-led Nekton Mission investigating climate change off the Seychelles initiated the emergency procedure after the pilot smelled smoke.

  • by Jerry Harmer and David Keyton
Cyclone Idai potentially ‘one of the worst’ disasters in the southern hemisphere
Extreme weather

Cyclone Idai potentially ‘one of the worst’ disasters in the southern hemisphere

Potentially 1.7 million people were in the direct path of the cyclone, the United Nations estimated on Tuesday, and rain is forecast to continue in parts of the region for several days.

  • by Alan Yuhas
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'We expect the death toll to increase significantly': Cyclone Idai devastates Mozambique
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'We expect the death toll to increase significantly': Cyclone Idai devastates Mozambique

The number of people killed in Mozambique by powerful storms and floods across southeastern Africa is likely to rise significantly, the Red Cross said on Tuesday.

  • by Mfuneko Toyana
Investigators see flight angle data similarity with Indonesian plane
Boeing crisis

Investigators see flight angle data similarity with Indonesian plane

Analysis of the cockpit recorder showed its so-called "angle of attack" data was "very, very similar" to the Lion Air jet that came down off Jakarta in October.

  • by Maggie Fick and Tim Hepher
Over 1000 feared dead after Cyclone Idai slams into Mozambique
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Over 1000 feared dead after Cyclone Idai slams into Mozambique

Cyclone Idai killed at least 157 people in Zimbabwe and Mozambique as it tore across Southern Africa, officials and state media said on Monday.

  • by MacDonald Dzirutwe and Manuel Mucari
Empty coffins as funerals begin for Ethiopian Airlines crash victims
Ethiopian airlines crash

Empty coffins as funerals begin for Ethiopian Airlines crash victims

A mass funeral has been held in Addis Ababa for some of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. In Kenya, however, closure has been harder to find.

  • by Elias Meseret
Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, killing dozens
Extreme weather

Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, killing dozens

Cyclone Idai has affected more than 1.5 million people in the three southern African countries, according to the UN and government officials.