emergency management

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 23rd, 2013
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State House Press Release – Having received preliminary briefings from the Military High Command on the incident, President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered a full-scale investigation into reports of high civilian casualties in the confrontation between Nigerian soldiers and insurgents at Baga in ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 19th, 2013
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At least 45 people died when a wooden boat carrying 166 people from southeastern Nigeria capsized off the coast, a doctor said on Tuesday. The boat left on Friday from the remote town of Oron, in Cross Rivers state, and was heading across the Gulf of Guinea to Gabon, in central Africa, when it capsiz...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jun 6th, 2012
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  A plane crash in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos is likely to have killed six people in the building that the airliner struck, bringing the toll from Nigeria’s worst airline disaster for two decades to 159, the Lagos state government said on Wednesday. The privately owned Dan...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Feb 7th, 2012
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Kaduna – An emergency management official says an explosion has struck near a military base in a central Nigerian city at the heart of riots that killed hundreds of people last year. Yushau Shuaib of the National Emergency Management Agency says the explosion happened on Tuesday in the city of ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 23rd, 2011
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President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the United States would boost its emergency aid to the Horn of Africa by $113 million. Calling the crisis “urgent,” Obama said in a statement that the additional aid would come on top of the $870 million in assistance the United States has alre...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Aug 22nd, 2011
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Nigerian emergency authorities say at least 10 people have died in building collapses caused by heavy rains in the country’s north. A regional coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency said Monday that the victims include a mother and her three-year-old child. Their house caved i...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Aug 21st, 2011
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Flash flooding in the U.S. northeastern city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has left four people dead. The victims include a mother and two young daughters found Friday drowned inside their car in 3 meters of water. Searchers found the fourth victim, an elderly woman, alongside the Allegheny River. Fore...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jul 12th, 2011
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Nigerian emergency authorities say at least 29 people have died in weekend floods in two cities of Africa’s most populous nation. A spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday that at least 20 people died in the commercial capital of Lagos during unusually heavy rains Su...
By benim
In Analysis
Jul 11th, 2011
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In October, 2009, I wrote a weekly commentary titled, “Famine and the Noisome Beast in Ethiopia”: It is hard to talk about Ethiopia these days in non-apocalyptic terms. Millions of Ethiopians are facing their old enemy again for the third time in nearly forty years. The Black Horseman of famine is st...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 10th, 2011
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The UN’s emergency relief coordinator on Saturday called for long-term solutions to curb the effects of a severe drought in Ethiopia. “We need to plan for the long term to help people rebuild their communities when the situation improves,” Valerie Amos told reporters in Addis Ababa....