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Mozambique town marks Palm Sunday amid cyclone ruins

Beira - Christians in the cyclone-devastated Mozambican town of Buzi on Sunday celebrated Palm Sunday among ruins -- a month after Cyclone Idai tore through the country leaving a trail of destruction.

IMF says could roll out storm aid for Mozambique 'next week'

Washington - The International Monetary Fund will consider a $130 million accelerated aid package for storm-hit Mozambique as soon as next week, a senior IMF official said Friday.

Cyclone Idai's death toll nears 1,000 in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Harare - The death toll from Cyclone Idai, which devastated Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month, is nearing 1,000, according to the latest figures released by the two governments.

After cyclone ruin, back to square one for Mozambique's Beira

Maputo - Daviz Simango, mayor of Beira on the Mozambican coast, had worked to shore up the city's climate defences, drawing on World Bank help to build deterrents against rising seas, flooding and storms.

Cholera kills two, infects 1,400 in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Maputo - A cyclone-induced cholera outbreak in central Mozambique has killed two people and infected more than 1,400, the government announced Tuesday on the eve of the launch of a mass vaccination drive.

Reported cases of cholera in Mozambique has doubled in 48 hours

Beira - After surviving Cyclone Idai and widespread flooding, people in Mozambique are now facing a cholera crisis. Almost a million doses of cholera vaccine are on their way, but in the meantime, the number of cases is exploding.

UN food agency launches appeal for Mozambique relief funds

Paris - The UN Food and Agricultural Organization on Friday launched an appeal for $19 million in short-term aid for farmers, fishers and other food producers in cyclone-hit Mozambique, one of the world's poorest countries.

Cyclone-hit Mozambique fears cholera epidemic

Beira - Doctors and nurses wearing Wellington boots and face masks tended to patients in tents at a hastily-erected treatment centre in Beira, Mozambique following the devastation of cyclone Idai and its aftermath.

Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique reports five cholera cases

Beira - Five cases of cholera have been confirmed in Mozambique following the cyclone that ravaged the country killing at least 468 people, a government health official said Wednesday.

Farmers devastated as Mozambique counts cost of deadly cyclone

Beira - As the sun sets on Mozambique's central village of Begaja, an incredulous Ruca Mutana walks around his field one more time, looking for that rare maize cob that might have survived last week's vicious cyclone.

Mozambique families devastated by cyclone tragedy

- Twelve people perched precariously on a branch of a mango tree, sheltering from the floodwaters of tropical Cyclone Idai which wrought devastation across southern Africa.

Pope to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius in September

Vatican City - Pope Francis is to visit flood-ravaged Mozambique and Indian Ocean nations Madagascar and Mauritius in September, the Vatican announced on Wednesday.

Up to 500,000 displaced by southern Africa cyclone

Beira - A cyclone which struck southern Africa has affected almost three million people, of whom nearly 500,000 have been driven from their homes, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Mozambique cyclone survivors face 'ticking bomb' of disease

Beira - Survivors of a powerful cyclone that pummelled southern Africa were to begin receiving emergency medicine, food and tents on Tuesday as floodwaters receded, while the Red Cross warned of "a ticking bomb" of disease in the storm-struck region.

Africa cyclone survivors face 'ticking bomb' of disease: Red Cross

Geneva - A powerful cyclone that pummelled southern African countries earlier this month has left survivors facing "a ticking bomb" of looming disease outbreaks, the Red Cross chief warned Monday.

'Lots of dead', 'water full of snakes': cyclone survivors recount

Beira - "It was very scary, we were running in all direction, the water was full of snakes," recalls 39-year-old Otelea Jose after arriving from one of the areas worst hit by southern Africa's deadly cyclone.

Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

Beira - Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday.

Africa cyclone death toll surges past 600, 'worst yet to come'

Beira - The death toll from a powerful cyclone that pummelled swathes of southern African countries, flooding thousands of square kilometres, on Saturday surged past 600 as diseases stalked tens of thousands of survivors.

US team seeks to provide water, hygiene in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Washington - The United States said Thursday it had sent a team to cyclone-hit Mozambique to provide safe drinking water and other necessities after the region's biggest storm in decades.

Mozambique's second biggest hospital shattered after cyclone

Beira - Wet beds stand empty in water-logged wards, workers slosh through the corridors in rubber boots and a nauseating smell permeates the air: Beira's main hospital is stricken, just when it is needed most.

Marooned Mozambicans cling to life on roofs, terraces

Beira - Perched on the terraces of a sports stadium, scores of marooned people stare down at a basketball court filled with dirty brown water.

Help southern Africa cyclone victims, says pope

Vatican City - Pope Francis expressed his pain Wednesday at the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa and called for "comfort and support" for victims of the disaster.

Mozambique races to save stranded survivors after killer storm

Beira - Rescue workers in Mozambique were on Tuesday racing to pluck people out of trees and off rooftops after a monster storm which officials fear claimed more than 1,000 lives before smashing into Zimbabwe.

More than 120 dead after cyclone hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Beira - More than 120 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe on Sunday after tropical cyclone Idai barrelled across the southern African nations with flash floods and ferocious winds.

Cyclone Idai kills at least 31 as it hits eastern Zimbabwe

Harare - At least 31 people have been killed and dozens are missing as tropical cyclone Idai hit eastern parts of Zimbabwe after lashing neighbouring Mozambique, the government said on Saturday.

US 'expects' S.Africa to hand over ex-Mozambique minister

Johanesburg - The United States said Tuesday it expects South Africa to hand over Maputo's ex-finance minister, held since December on a US warrant over corruption allegations -- despite a separate request from Mozambique.

S.Africa court mulls Mozambique ex-minister extradition

Johanesburg - A South African court started hearing arguments on Tuesday on whether Mozambique's ex-finance minister, held since December on a US warrant, can be extradited and if so, to where.Manuel Chang, 63, was arrested at Johannesburg's O.R.

Mozambique priest says pope to visit this year

Maputo - A senior Mozambican priest said Sunday that Pope Francis will visit the southern African nation this year, the first papal visit to Mozambique since 1988. "I can tell you a secret... this year we will receive a very special visit.

S.African 'jihad suspect' dies in Mozambique hospital

Maputo - A South African businessman held in Mozambique on suspicion of being a jihadist leader has died in hospital under mysterious circumstances, his wife and a medical source told AFP on Wednesday.

Mozambique ex-minister in S.Africa court over loan scandal

Johanesburg - Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang made a brief court appearance in Johannesburg on Tuesday after being arrested at the city's airport over alleged secret loans to Mozambican state companies totalling $2 billion.
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