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Mozambique starts three days national mourning for cyclone victims

Mozambique starts three days national mourning for cyclone victims

Mozambique started three days of national mourning on Wednesday after a powerful cyclone and flooding killed hundreds of people and left a trail of destruction across swathes of s ...

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Botswana to offer breakfast at primary schools

Botswana to offer breakfast at primary schools

Botswana’s government resolved on Monday to provide breakfast meals at pre-schools and primary schools, acting upon a 2013 recommendation to align the primary school menu with tha ...

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Mozambique president says death toll from Cyclone Idai could exceed 1,000

Mozambique president says death toll from Cyclone Idai could exceed 1,000

Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi on Monday said the death toll from Cyclone Idai and the preceding floods could exceed 1,000. Only 84 deaths have been confirmed so far in Moza ...

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Cyclone Idai claims 48 lives in Mozambique, 39 in Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai claims 48 lives in Mozambique, 39 in Zimbabwe

At least 48 people have been killed in Mozambique and 39 in neighbouring Zimbabwe after tropical cyclone Idai tore through the two southern African countries, officials and media ...

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Ethiopia puts Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleets on hold

Ethiopia puts Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleets on hold

On Monday, Ethiopian Airlines, Cayman Airways and China’s aviation regulator all grounded their fleets of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, following Sunday’s plane crash. In a statement post ...

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157 people from 35 countries perish in Ethiopian Airlines crash

157 people from 35 countries perish in Ethiopian Airlines crash

A Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 crashed minutes after an early-morning take off from Addis Ababa yesterday, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, Ethiopian Airlines said ...

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DRC president agrees coalition government plan with Kabila

DRC president agrees coalition government plan with Kabila

Former President Joseph Kabila’s coalition will have a say in choosing the next Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, according to an agreement between his coal ...

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What you need to know about ongoing Uganda-Rwanda stalemate

What you need to know about ongoing Uganda-Rwanda stalemate

The foreign ministers of Uganda and Rwanda addressed the media in their respective countries on Tuesday, to provide clarification on the border standoff that has dominated news he ...

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Seychelles powerful ex-president Albert René dies

Seychelles powerful ex-president Albert René dies

Former Seychelles president Albert René, who ruled the Indian Ocean archipelago from 1977 until 2004, died aged 83 on Wednesday. René who took power in a 1977 coup and went on to ...

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Muhammadu Buhari wins

Muhammadu Buhari wins

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has been declared the winner of the country’s election after results showed that he claimed 56% of the vote. With ballots from all 36 states c ...

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