Mozambique seeks $3.2 billion to recover from cyclones

Africa 05/30/19, 03:55

Mozambique says it needs $3.2 billion to recover from a pair of powerful tropical cyclones that ripped into the southern African nation earlier this year and left hundreds dead, raising alarm about the effects of climate change on coastal nations.That's according to a government assessment supported by the World Bank, ...

Pope says he may add South Sudan leg onto Africa trip

Africa 05/10/19, 07:30

Pope Francis says he may add a South Sudan leg onto his Africa trip in September if conditions there are "mature."Francis told a visiting nun from Juba on Friday he wants to go to South Sudan as part of his trip but can't promise.He planned to visit South Sudan with ...

More than 1 million children affected by Mozambique cyclones

Africa 05/03/19, 03:39

Isabella Mussa has not set foot in a classroom or read a book for the past week. For the 13-year-old, displaced by a deadly cyclone in northern Mozambique, it feels like a lifetime.Yet she is called one of the lucky ones. More than 1 million children have been affected by ...

On cyclone-shattered island in Mozambique, shock and debris

Africa 05/02/19, 03:46

Cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique ripped the island of Ibo apart. Nearly a week after the storm roared in, a visit by The Associated Press found widespread devastation.Roofs were peeled away from the overwhelming majority of homes. Wells were contaminated, leaving drinking water a growing concern.Thousands of residents who were ...

Mozambique church a refuge for Muslim cyclone survivors

Africa 05/01/19, 01:26

Next to a marble pulpit inside a Catholic church, a young Muslim girl chases around with other children.The church has become a home for her and nearly 1,000 others from different faiths as they wait out the aftermath of Mozambique's latest devastating cyclone.Situated in the heart of this predominantly Muslim ...

‘Incredibly difficult’ to reach Mozambique cyclone survivors

Africa 04/30/19, 02:53

Rains are still pounding northern Mozambique after Cyclone Kenneth, while the United Nations says aid workers face "an incredibly difficult situation" in reaching thousands of survivors.U.N. humanitarian spokeswoman Gemma Connell says bad weather kept badly needed supplies from arriving in the main city of Pemba on Monday. She tells The ...

Update: Mozambique death toll jumps to 38 after cyclone

Africa 04/29/19, 07:04

The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique (all times local):2 p.m.Mozambique's government says the death toll from last week's Cyclone Kenneth has jumped to 38 as flooding continues.A boy does push-ups in the rain, in Pemba, on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Sunday, April, 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)The new ...

Mozambique’s 2nd cyclone floods northeastern centers

Africa 04/29/19, 01:17

Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction.One death has been confirmed so far and 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead.The ...

Update: Houses collapse as floods rise in Mozambique

Africa 04/28/19, 03:28

The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth's aftermath (all times local):10:25 a.m.The United Nations says houses have begun to collapse in parts of northern Mozambique as serious flooding begins in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth.In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged ...

Flooding begins in Mozambique in wake of Cyclone Kenneth

Africa 04/28/19, 01:54

Flooding has begun in parts of northern Mozambique that were hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago.Mozambique's government has urged many people to immediately seek higher ground, fearing flooding and mudslides in the days ahead. It said at least five people have died since the storm arrived Thursday evening with ...

Heavy rains lash Mozambique after Cyclone Kenneth; 4 dead

Africa 04/27/19, 04:42

Heavy rains lashed northern Mozambique on Saturday in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as aid groups warned of possible flooding and mudslides in the days ahead.At least four deaths had been reported. Mozambique's disaster authorities said one person was killed in Pemba city and another in hard-hit Macomia district, while ...

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