Jan 20th, 2012
Maputo – At least five people have been killed and more than 5 000 families displaced in flooding in Mozambique’s southern region, government officials said on Friday. Tropical storm Dando, which brought heavy rain, destroyed thousands of homes and flooded hundreds more. Dozens of schools...
In East Africa
Dec 24th, 2011
Dar es Salaam – The death toll from severe flooding in Tanzania’s economic capital Dar es Salaam has risen to 38, local authorities said on Friday. “More bodies continue to be retrieved in various parts of the city that were affected by floods,” Dar es Salaam Regional Commissi...
Sep 15th, 2011
As rescuers continue to pump water out of a flooded mine, officials have released the names of the four trapped workers. The four men have been named as Phillip Hill, 45, from Neath, Charles Bresnan, 62, from the Swansea Valley, David Powell, 50, from the Swansea Valley, and Garry Jenkins, 39, from t...
Jan 26th, 2011
Maputo – Mozambican emergency services were on Wednesday put on high alert to respond to flooding as water levels rose and thousands abandoned their houses for higher ground. The country’s highest decision-making body, the council of ministers, issued a red alert to disaster management wo...
Jan 18th, 2011
It was midnight when a neighbor warned Freddie Ramashidza that they were in danger. “I had just finished praying and was falling asleep. When my neighbor knocked on the door, the water was already knee-deep,” he said. Ramashidza is among thousands of people who live on a riverbank northea...
Oct 18th, 2010
Flooding in the African nation of Benin has led to the deaths of at least 43 people and left about 98,000 people homeless. Nearly 360,000 people have been affected by the rains and floods, the United Nations said Monday. A cholera outbreak in Cotonou, a coastal city about 120 kilometers (75 miles) we...