Cyclone Idai: Scores more deaths reported in Mozambique

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rescue workers wear masks as they prepare to offload bodies from a helicopter The official death toll from Cyclone Idai, which tore through southern Africa more than a week ago, rose sharply on Saturday as authorities reported scores more deaths. The number of people declared dead in Mozambique rose from […]

More than 100 Mali villagers killed by gunmen

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fulani are semi-nomadic herders More than 100 people have been killed in an attack on a village in central Mali by armed men wearing traditional Dogon hunters’ clothing, reports say. Gunmen surrounded the village before attacking people in their homes in Ogossagou in the country’s Mopti region, a local […]

Somalia’s al-Shabab militants attack ministry

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Al-Shabab have intensified their attacks in the capital recently Al-Shabab militants in Somalia have attacked a government building in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 11 people. Deputy labour minister Saqar Ibrahim Abdala and several policemen were amongst those killed, officials said. The militants first staged a suicide car bomb […]

Mueller report: US Congress awaits key findings from Attorney General Barr

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attorney General William Barr (R) will decide how much of the Mueller report to share with Congress US congressional leaders are awaiting conclusions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, with early findings expected Sunday. The long-awaited report was submitted on […]

Cyclone Idai: More bodies under floodwater – UN

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyclone Idai is an “unprecedented natural disaster” that no-one could have predicted, a Mozambican minister has said The UN has said the final casualty figure after Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa more than a week ago will only be known once the flood waters have receded. At least 417 […]

Cyclone Idai: Cholera cases reported in storm-hit Mozambique

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of people are still awaiting rescue from flooded areas across in southern Africa A week after the flooded Mozambican port of Beira was hit by Cyclone Idai, cases of cholera have been recorded, a humanitarian aid group said on Friday. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red […]

Cyclone Idai: ‘We saw 200 bodies by the roadside’

Image copyright Reuters A stranded motorist in Mozambique spent days trying to get from the port city of Beira to his home in Chimoio in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, which has destroyed towns and villages in its path and left floods of up to six metres deep. Graham Taylor, a Zimbabwean agriculture and forestry […]

Ghana bus crash: Dozens killed after two buses collide in Bono East

Image copyright Anas Sabit-Kaskiya Image caption The two buses collided during the early hours of Friday morning At least 50 people have died and others were injured after two buses collided in central Ghana. The crash happened in Kitampo town, 430 km (270 miles) north of the capital Accra, at 0200 GMT on Friday morning, […]

Cyclone Idai: What are the immediate dangers?

Image copyright AFP Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Hundreds of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands more affected. Even though the cyclone hit Mozambique over a week ago, aid agencies are warning that the disaster is getting worse. Here are three […]

Kenyans angry over Turkana drought response

Kenyans have accused their government of ignoring an estimated one million drought victims in the north-western Turkana region. However, the authorities say this figure is “normal” and the deaths are not directly related to the drought. Turkana is one of Kenya’s poorest counties and is situated in the extreme north-west. It is also one of […]