central Mozambique

  • United Nations Apr 28, 2019

    160,000 at Risk in Mozambique After 2nd Cyclone in 6 Weeks

    A second disaster unfolded on Sunday in northern Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as raging flood waters killed one person and began to cut off the region’s main city from the outside world. Some 160,000 people were at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead. “Help us, we are losing everything!” residents in Pemba city...

  • Alexandra Villarreal Mar 24, 2019

    Mozambican Families Hunt for Loved Ones Separated by Cyclone

    The young mother huddled on a wooden boat clutching her 2-year-old daughter, headed for the unknown: The flooded town of Buzi, which thousands have fled with little but the clothes on their backs. Fishermen’s boats have been ferrying out Buzi’s displaced, sometimes scores of people crammed into a single vessel. But Veronica Fatia was going against the tide, up waters...

  • Chief Mar 24, 2019

    Cyclone Death Toll Above 750; Fighting Disease New Challenge

    Cyclone Idai’s death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers restore electricity, water and try to prevent outbreak of cholera, authorities said Sunday. In Mozambique the number of dead has risen to 446 while there are 259 dead in Zimbabwe and at least 56 dead in Malawi...

  • Chief Mar 23, 2019

    Tens of Thousands in Southern Africa Need Help After Cyclone

    A second week has begun of efforts to find and help tens of thousands of people after Cyclone Idai devastated a large swath of Mozambique. Members of the Indian and South African militaries are joining aid groups in flying over stretches of central Mozambique as they look for signs of life and people in need. No one knows how many...

  • Associated Press Mar 21, 2019

    After Cyclone’s Deadly Blow, Africa Now Has an Inland Ocean

    A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region’s recent history. Floodwaters are rushing across the plains of central Mozambique, submerging homes, villages and entire towns. The flooding has created a muddy inland...

  • law enforcement Dec 29, 2016

    Maimed Lions Show Challenges of Recovery in African Park

    They are amputees, lions that lost paws to wire snares or metal-jaw traps set by poachers. The 10 or so maimed carnivores represent one-sixth of the lions currently monitored in Gorongosa, Mozambique’s flagship national park. These survivors, rescued, treated and released by park staff, highlight the pressures of rebuilding a lion population that was almost wiped out during a civil...

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