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Families survive on one meal in drought-hit Zimbabwe

In eastern Zimbabwe’s parched Buhera district, Omega Kufakunesu’s family has been forced to scale down daily meals to just a portion of vegetables and sadza, a thick maize-meal porridge.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Pope Francis arrives for Africa tour in violence-hit Mozambique

Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique on Wednesday at the start of a three-nation tour of Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope Francis kicks off Africa tour in violence-hit Mozambique

Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique on Wednesday at the start of a three-nation tour of Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Pope Francis to visit poor of Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
An aerial view of Buzi Mozambique, on Wednesday. Adrien Barbier-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Thousands in Mozambique rebuild after devastating cyclones

When Cyclone Idai roared through central Mozambique in March, it made some 200,000 people homeless and destroyed about 2 million acres of crops.

UN: More than 2 million Zimbabweans on the brink of starvation

More than two million Zimbabweans are on the cusp of "starvation", the United Nations food agency has said, launching a $331.5m aid appeal to help the southern African country recover from a devastating drought.

UN launches new Zimbabwe appeal as millions face food crisis

The UN food agency on Tuesday launched a $331-million appeal for aid donations to feed millions of people in crisis-hit Zimbabwe, which is reeling from a drought and the high cost of food.

Aid pledges to cyclone-ravaged Mozambique inadequate – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said funds pledged to help Mozambique recover the devastation of two successive cyclones "is far below what is needed".
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama has admonished Nigerians residing in Zimbabwe to be industrious and to respect laws of their host country.

Federal government tasks Nigerians in Zimbabwe to be industrious

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama has admonished Nigerians residing in Zimbabwe to be industrious and to respect laws of their host country.
The delegation was led by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, who urged Nigerians residing in Malawi to be good ambassadors of the country by exhibiting good character in their dealings.

Cyclone idai: Nigeria to assist in reconstruction of Mozambique

The Nigerian government on Tuesday in Maputo pledged to assist in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Mozambique which was recently hit by tropical disaster called cyclone idai.
The delegation was led by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, who urged Nigerians residing in Malawi to be good ambassadors of the country by exhibiting good character in their dealings.

Nigeria donates relief materials plus $500,000 Malawi

Nigeria has donated 500,000 US dollars and relief materials to Malawi which would be formally presented to the government of Malawi.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Minister commends Nigerians in Malawi for being good ambassadors

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has urged Nigerians residing in Malawi to continue to be good ambassadors of the country by exhibiting good character in their dealings always.
This aerial photograph shows the damaged communities in Macomia district, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019 following the destruction by Cyclone Kenneth. AFP

Mozambique fights cholera outbreak after facing cyclones

Cyclone Kenneth left a trail of destruction in its path as it made landfall in north-eastern Mozambique last month. The damage is extensive, and in the aftermath thousands of people have lost their homes, their belongings and their livelihoods.
This aerial photograph shows the damaged communities in Macomia district, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019 following the destruction by Cyclone Kenneth. AFP

World Bank gives $545 million for cyclone-hit southern Africa

The World Bank will extend more than half-a-billion dollars in grants for cyclone-ravaged southern African countries, its chief announced on Friday as he concluded a visit to Mozambique, the worst affected country.

World Bank scales support for nations hit by Cyclone Ida to $700 million

The World Bank has increased emergency support for the three southern African countries affected by a devastating cyclone that killed hundreds in March to $700 million, the lender said on Friday.
This aerial photograph shows the damaged communities in Macomia district, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019 following the destruction by Cyclone Kenneth. AFP

Mozambique braces for more rain, worsening floods

People in northern Mozambique braced for more rain Tuesday and the potential for worsening floods as the country deals with the aftermath of the second deadly cyclone to hit the region in the span of six weeks.
This aerial photograph shows the damaged communities in Macomia district, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019 following the destruction by Cyclone Kenneth. AFP

Death toll from Cyclone Kenneth rises to 38 in Mozambique

At least 38 people have been killed since Cyclone Kenneth began to batter the northern coast of Mozambique, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Monday.
This aerial photograph shows the damaged communities in Macomia district, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019 following the destruction by Cyclone Kenneth. AFP

Five killed as Cyclone Kenneth slams into Mozambique

Authorities in Mozambique have urged citizens to "seek higher ground" to avoid the flooding and mudslides that are sure to come in the aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth.

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Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’