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Cyclone Idai: Mozambique president says 1,000 may have died

Image copyright AFP Image caption People clambered on roofs and up trees in order to save themselves The death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai could reach 1,000, President Filipe Nyusi has said. It made landfall close to the port city of Beira on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), but […]

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South Africa’s President Ramaphosa gets stuck on train

South Africa’s President Ramaphosa gets stuck on train

Image copyright ANC Image caption The train was travelling 50km (30 miles) from Mabopane to Pretoria South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa may have hoped that joining the morning commute would mark him out as a man of the people ahead of elections in May. That plan has either backfired or worked, depending on how you […]

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Uganda food aid halted over poisoning fears

Image copyright WFP Image caption Laboratory tests are to confirm whether the “super cereal” gave people food poisoning A fortified porridge given to refugees and malnourished Ugandans has been removed from distribution over fears it may have killed an elderly woman. Nearly 200 other people were also hospitalised after the product, called super cereal, was […]

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Prince Gyasi: Instagram photographer on capturing Accra life

Prince Gyasi takes photos around Accra, the capital of Ghana, using only an iPhone. He captures scenes of city life and uses colours for impact. The photographer wants to use his work to inspire young people and encourage others to start shooting pictures. Video journalist: Sulley Lansah. Prince Gyasi: Instagram photographer on capturing Accra life

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Cyclone Idai: ‘People didn’t stand a chance’

Drone footage shows the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique’s city of Beira. At the same time large devastation has been seen in the east and south of Zimbabwe. It’s feared that hundreds of people may have died. Cyclone Idai: ‘People didn’t stand a chance’

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Cyclone Idai: Devastation in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai: Devastation in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Image copyright IFRC/Caroline Haga Image caption The Red Cross did an aerial assessment on Sunday Cyclone Idai has had a “massive and horrifying” impact on Mozambique’s port city of Beira, the Red Cross says. It made landfall on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), but aid teams only reached Beira on […]

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Algeria’s President Bouteflika is going – but that’s not enough for protesters

Image copyright AFP Image caption Young Algerians have been leading the protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Weeks of protests in Algeria have pushed long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to drop his plans of running for a fifth term as president. However, he remains in office and protests have continued, with calls for him to resign immediately. […]

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Christchurch shootings: NZ cabinet backs tighter gun laws

Media captionPM Jacinda Ardern says details of gun law reforms will come within days New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has said she will announce detailed gun law reforms within days, after an attack on two mosques left 50 people dead. Ms Ardern said her cabinet had backed gun law changes “in principle”. Australian Brenton Tarrant, […]

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Cyclone Idai: ‘Massive and horrifying damage’ in Mozambique

Cyclone Idai: ‘Massive and horrifying damage’ in Mozambique

Image copyright IFRC/Caroline Haga Image caption The Red Cross did an aerial assessment on Sunday Cyclone Idai has had a “massive and horrifying” impact on Mozambique’s port city of Beira, the Red Cross says. It made landfall on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), but aid teams only reached Beira on […]

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Ethiopian Airlines: Empty coffins buried after Boeing 737 Max 8 crash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some family members have been given charred earth from the crash site to help remember their loved ones Empty coffins representing the Ethiopian victims of last week’s Ethiopia Airlines plane crash have been buried in the capital, Addis Ababa. None of the bodies has yet been formally identified because of […]

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