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’

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Ethiopian Airlines: ‘Clear similarities’ with Indonesia crash

Image copyright Reuters Flight data from the Ethiopian Airlines disaster a week ago suggest “clear similarities” with a crash off Indonesia last October, Ethiopia’s transport minister has said. Both planes were Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. Last Sunday the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. Transport […]

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe school hit by landslide

Image copyright AFP Image caption Malawi has also been hit by the floods Two boarding school pupils are among 31 people to have been killed in eastern Zimbabwe by Cyclone Idai. They were asleep in their dormitory when rocks swept down a mountain and knocked over a wall, officials say. A further three people are […]

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Ceremonies for Boeing 737 MAX 8 victims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some of the coffins contained charred earth from the crash site because it has not been possible to recover the victims’ bodies Ceremonies have been held in Ethiopia and Kenya for the 157 victims of last week’s Ethiopia Airlines plane crash. Relatives wept and threw themselves on the red […]

Cyclone Idai: Many dead in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The storm had earlier caused destruction in Mozambique A tropical storm has swept away bridges and homes in eastern Zimbabwe, killing at least 24 people, officials say. Cyclone Idai cut off power and communications in parts of Manicaland province on the border with Mozambique. Some 40 people are missing. People […]

No white saviours: Meet the women behind the campaign

Meet two members of the team behind the #nowhitesaviors social media campaign, which calls out perceived incidents of ‘white saviourism’. Olivia Alaso and Kelsey Nielsen are both qualified social-workers who became friends while working for an NGO in Uganda. They told BBC Africa about their work and motivation. Video Journalists: Rupert Waring, Patricia Oyella, Allan […]