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S.Africa sends home Mozambique ex-finance minister

Johanesburg - South Africa said Tuesday it would send home former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang, who has been held since December on a US arrest warrant, to face corruption charges.

Mozambique holiday isle left in ruins by cyclone

Pemba - From the air, Ibo island on the Quirimbas Archipelago off Mozambique's northeast coast, was speckled with flattened homes and water-logged farmland, testament to the destructive force of Cyclone Kenneth.

Mozambique community shattered by trash deluge

Pemba - The people of Chibuabuar, an informal settlement of modest wooden homes perched on a hillside between a highway and the coast of Pemba in north Mozambique, thought they had escaped the worst of Cyclone Kenneth.

Aid agencies rush to bring aid to Mozambique cyclone survivors

Pemba - Aid agencies rushed Tuesday to deliver emergency relief to thousands of survivors marooned on two Mozambican islands after one of the most powerful cyclones ever to hit Africa smashed into the country's north.

38 killed as floods worsen in Mozambique after second cyclone

Pemba - Heavy rain battered northern Mozambique on Monday as residents and relief workers confronted the widespread devastation wrought by Cyclone Kenneth, the strongest cyclone to ever hit Africa, which killed 38 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

Mozambique braces for violent floods after Cyclone Kenneth

Pemba - Tens of thousands of people in the far north of Mozambique are bracing for violent flooding as torrential rain pushes up water levels, after the death and devastation wrought by Cyclone Kenneth.

Rescuers struggle to reach Mozambique cyclone victims

Zamb - Thousands of people in remote areas of storm-lashed Mozambique were homeless Saturday and bracing for imminent flooding, food and water shortages as Cyclone Kenneth flattened entire villages, leaving rescuers struggling to reach them.

HRW laments sex-for-aid trade faced by Mozambican cyclone survivors

Johanesburg - Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Mozambican authorities Thursday to prosecute perpetrators accused of sexually exploiting some of the tens of thousands of women who were affected by Cyclone Idai, in exchange for food and aid.

One dead, widespread damage as Cyclone Kenneth pummels Mozambique

Beira - A powerful cyclone pounded northern Mozambique on Friday, leaving one person dead and wrecking homes and communications, barely a month after the country was hit by one of the worst storms in its history.

IMF approves $118.2 mn rapid credit for Mozambique

Washington - The International Monetary Fund board on Friday approved an $118.2 million credit that will be rushed out for cyclone-devastated Mozambique to help with the recovery efforts.

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.
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