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Malawi Cyclone Freddy death toll hits 447, over 362,000 displaced

Lilongwe, Malawi | Xinhua | The cumulative death toll from Cyclone Freddy in southern Malawi hit 447 as of 07:00 p.m. local time (1700 GMT) Saturday, while the number of displaced people reached 362,928. The country’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) confirmed the figures in its sixth update Saturday evening, revealing …

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Zambia sends humanitarian aid to Malawi

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambia on Friday flagged off humanitarian aid to help victims of the Tropical Cyclone in neighboring Malawi. Gabriel Pollen, the national coordinator of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, who flagged off the departure of the plane carrying the first items at the Zambia Air Force base …

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Cyclone Freddy kills more than 200 in southern Africa

Blantyre, Malawi | Xinhua |  Tropical Cyclone Freddy has continued to cause devastation in the southern African region as the death toll from disasters such as flash floods and mudslides continues to rise. In Malawi, where the impact of the cyclone looks the most severe, the death toll has risen …

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Malawi cholera outbreak largest on continent: WHO official

Lilongwe, Malawi | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) has described Malawi’s cholera outbreak as the largest in Africa as the country has so far contributed nearly 40 percent of total cases recorded in 12 countries across the continent. WHO Regional Health Security Advisor Ambrose Talisuna said this during his presentation …

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How Kakwenza Rukirabashaija fled Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija on Wednesday fled Uganda to Europe in a manner that left people wondering how he was able to travel unchallenged by security and without his passport. Kakwenza had deposited his passport with Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court where he was …

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