July 3, 2022

Cyclone Idai: ‘15,000 people still need to be rescued’

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From BBC Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say. The cyclone victims there are stranded by catastrophic flooding and are clinging to roofs or stuck in trees, charities say. In the port city of Beira, aid workers say there are only two to three […]

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique president says 1,000 may have died

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From BBC The death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai could reach 1,000, President Filipe Nyusi has said. It made landfall close to the port city of Beira on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), but aid teams only reached the city on Sunday. The official death toll stands at 84 […]

OP-ED: 30th July – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

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By Mahimbo Mdoe – UNICEF Representative and Alice H. Shackelford – UN Women Representative After being abducted, two young South Africans, one a 20 year old woman and the other a 14 year old boy, were smuggled across borders and trafficked to Malawi. They were starved and abused both physically and emotionally. Their grandmother who […]

How to watch this week’s breathtaking ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse – SEPT 1

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By Ali Sundermier From Business Insider On September 1, as a dark shadow falls across the morning sky, a burning ring of fire will rise over Africa. No, it’s not the same ring of fire that Johnny Cash clumsily fell into. And it isn’t heralding an apocalypse or any other brand of worldwide catastrophe (as […]