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Survivors heading for a shelter in Chimanimani. Zinyange Auntony-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Cyclone Idai devastation in pictures

A tropical cyclone that struck southern Africa has caused widespread destruction believed to have affected as many as 1.5 million people in three countries. Aid agencies have called it the worst natural disaster in the region in two decades, and warned that the death toll could climb past 1,000.
An aerial view of Buzi Mozambique, on Wednesday. Adrien Barbier-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe seeks support from international community

The Zimbabwean government says it is appealing to the international community for help with medicine, food and infrastructure, as victims of Cyclone Idai push for expedited aid.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019 by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows damages in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Déborah NGUYEN / WFP / AFP) /

Rescue workers recover 145 bodies in Zimbabwean town after cyclone

As Zimbabwe prepares for two days of mourning following the devastating Cyclone Idai, rescue workers said on Friday that they had recovered 145 bodies from a town in Zimbabwe.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has launched a dedicated digital platform in English and Portuguese to help people find their relatives in response to Cyclone Idai crisis.

Cyclone Idai: ICRC opens website to help families find missing relatives

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has launched a dedicated digital platform in English and Portuguese to help people find their relatives in response to Cyclone Idai crisis.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019 by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows damages in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Déborah NGUYEN / WFP / AFP) /

‘Women, babies trapped in trees’ after deadly Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique are racing against time to save hundreds of people clinging onto roofs and trees around the devastated city of Beira, days after a powerful cyclone triggered flash floods, submerging entire villages and wiping out communities across southeastern Africa.
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Zambia bans ‘viagra’ energy drink

Authorities in Zambia have banned an energy drink after laboratory results showed that it contained the active ingredient of the anti-impotence drug Viagra.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki: APC’s victory is a shame for Nigeria

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has described the loss of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at national and state level in the 2019 Elections as a loss and shame for the country, as he believed that INEC failed in her responsibility to conduct a credible election.
Mozambique's port city of Beira is reeling from the damage inflicted by Cyclone Idai.

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique survivors desperate for help

Those who survived the disaster have had little reprieve to mourn the loss of their loved ones or salvage the little that is remaining of their belongings. They are in desperate need of food, shelter and clothing, as BBC reports.
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Zimbabwe to raise $350 million from shares

Zimbabwe plans to raise $350 million from selling shares in five state-owned telecommunications companies and a bank.
A man removes a stone as mud fills the interior of a household in Chiminimani on March 19, 2019, after the area was hit by the Cyclone Idai. PHOTO - ZINYANGE AUNTONY - AFP

Death toll from Mozambique, Zimbabwe floods exceeds 300

The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 on Tuesday as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the UN led the charge to provide aid.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019, by the Mission Aviation Fellowship shows people on a roof surrounded by flooding in an area affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. Cyclone Idai tore into the centre of Mozambique on the night of March 14 before barreling on to neighbouring Zimbabwe, bringing flash floods and ferocious winds, and washing away roads and houses. The Red Cross said 90 percent of Beira and its surrounds are “damaged or destroyed”. (Photo by Rick Emenaket / Mission Aviation Fellowship / AFP)

Rescuers race to save marooned after killer Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique were racing against time to pluck people off trees and rooftops Tuesday after a monster storm reaped a feared harvest of more than 1,000 lives before smashing into Zimbabwe.
This image made available by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Monday March 18, 2019, shows an aerial view from a helicopter of flooding in Beira, Mozambique. The Red Cross says that as much as 90 percent of Mozambique's central port city of Beira has been damaged or destroyed by tropical Cyclone Idai. (Caroline Haga/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) via AP)

UN says 1.7 million people in path of cyclone in Mozambique

A storm ravaging southern Africa is possibly the worst weather-related disaster ever to hit the southern hemisphere, with 1.7 million people in the path of the cyclone in Mozambique, UN officials said on Tuesday.

Relief reaches Zimbabwe’s cyclone survivors as death toll rises

Rescue efforts in eastern Zimbabwe picked up pace on Tuesday in distressed areas from Cyclone Idai's trail of destruction, with nearly 100 people dead and hundreds missing.
This image made available by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Monday March 18, 2019, shows an aerial view from a helicopter of flooding in Beira, Mozambique. The Red Cross says that as much as 90 percent of Mozambique's central port city of Beira has been damaged or destroyed by tropical Cyclone Idai. (Caroline Haga/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) via AP)

Mozambique cyclone death toll could exceed 1,000 – president

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi says that more than 1 000 may have by killed by Cyclone Idai, which many say is the worst in more than 20 years.
Torrential rains have killed 16 people in western Angola's Benguela Province, authorities confirmed.

Heavy rains kill 16 in Angola

Torrential rains have killed 16 people in western Angola's Benguela Province, authorities confirmed.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019 by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows damages in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Déborah NGUYEN / WFP / AFP) /

Mozambique city of Beira ‘90% damaged or destroyed’ by cyclone

A cyclone that slammed into Mozambique last week has damaged or destroyed 90 percent of the city of Beira, the Red Cross said Monday, as the death toll in the country and neighbouring Zimbabwe rose to 157.

Zimbabweans struggle with storm floods

The death toll from cyclone Idai continues to rise as southern African countries struggle to deal with the devastating aftermath of the torrential downpours.
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30 killed in Angola mine collapse

At least 30 people died after a mine collapsed at Chipindo municipality in Angola's south-west Huíla Province, state media confirmed.

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Mrs Iyabo Toluhi (nee Adesanmi), the elder sister of the late Prof. Pius Adesanmi, on Saturday described the death of his brother as a great loss to the family and community.

Pius Adesanmi’s demise a great loss to our family – sister

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Senator-elect Ifeanyi Ubah backs Ahmed Lawan for Senate President

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Supplementary poll: Police arrest 10 thugs in Kano

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