Cyclone Idai: How the storm tore into southern Africa

Aid agencies are scrambling to reach survivors of Cyclone Idai, which swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe last week, destroying towns and villages in its path. Hundreds of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands more have been affected by what the UN says could be “one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to […]

Zambia bans ‘Viagra’ energy drink

Image copyright Unknown/WhatsApp Image caption Power Natural High Energy Drink SX is popular among Zambian men The Zambian authorities have banned an energy drink after a Ugandan man complained it had caused him to have a prolonged erection. Power Natural High Energy Drink SX, which is made in Zambia, is not marketed as a sexual […]

Cyclone Idai: UK charities launch joint appeal

Media caption‘It has become an inland sea’ An appeal to help the survivors of Cyclone Idai has been launched by the UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). At least 300 people are confirmed dead in Mozambique along with another 100 in neighbouring Zimbabwe, but the death toll is feared to be much higher. Aid workers in […]

Cyclone Idai: ‘15,000 people still need to be rescued’

Media caption“It has become an inland sea” Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say. The cyclone victims there are stranded by catastrophic flooding and are clinging to roofs or stuck in trees, charities say. In the port city of Beira, aid workers say there […]

Cyclone Idai: Rescuers race against time to reach survivors

Media captionCyclone Idai: Survivors rescued by land and air Aid agencies are scrambling to reach survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique as the full scale of the disaster becomes clear. Charities say thousands of people are stranded by catastrophic flooding, clinging to roofs or stuck in trees. In the port city of Beira aid workers […]

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique survivors desperate for help

Media captionCyclone Idai: Survivors rescued by land and air Mozambique’s port city of Beira is reeling from the damage inflicted by Cyclone Idai. So far 200 people have been confirmed dead in the southern African country, but the death toll could be much higher. Those who survived the disaster have had little reprieve to mourn […]

Cyclone Idai devastation in pictures

Cyclone Idai has ravaged parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in what the UN says could be the worst weather-related disaster ever to hit the southern hemisphere. Entire cities have been destroyed. Millions of people were in the direct path of the cyclone. Image copyright Getty Images The total death toll is currently 180 but […]

Christchurch shootings: First funerals for victims of mosque attacks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The burials have been delayed because of the identification process A father and son from Syria have been buried in the first funerals for those killed in the New Zealand mosque shootings that left 50 people dead. Khaled Mustafa, 44, and Hamza, 16, arrived as refugees to New Zealand last […]

Danish MP’s baby ‘not welcome’ in chamber

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mette Abildgaard’s Facebook post garnered more than 1,000 comments A Danish MP has spoken out after being told her to remove her baby from the parliament’s chamber. Mette Abildgaard said it was the first time she had brought her five-month-old daughter to work, as her father could not step […]

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