Aid workers widen search for Mozambique cyclone survivors as death toll mounts

UN says 200,000 Zimbabweans will need food aid for three months and rescue workers scouring rural areas for survivors of the region's worst disaster

Crash pilot 'had no training' on new Boeing simulator

Captain of crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane was due for a refresher course

Ghana, Togo and Benin on high alert against jihadist threat

West African countries fear attacks could spread from Burkina Faso

Amnesty International warns US may have committed war crimes in Somalia

The US military rejects the report, saying it has killed 800 militants in air strikes over the past two years, but has not hurt or killed a single civilian

Over 300 dead, and counting, in Zimbabwe and Mozambique after Cyclone Idai

Meanwhile, the storm has also unleashed a humanitarian crisis in Malawi, forcing more than 80,000 from their homes

IMF urges South Sudan to halt dubious oil-backed loans

Revenue from the resource should be used for peace-related projects instead of being tied up in debts to Chinese companies 

Rescuers race to save stranded after killer Mozambique storm

At least 1,000 people are dead in Mozambique, with hundreds dead in Zimbabwe, as Cyclone Idai carves its way through the sub-continent

Rescue ship blocked off Italy in another migrant row

Charity vessel carrying 49 migrants rescued at sea says Rome has refused to let it dock

Mozambican cyclone death toll could rise drastically, Red Cross says

The official death count in Mozambique stands at 84, but President Filipe Nyusi estimates that more than 1,000 people may have died

Zimbabwe to sell shares in state firms as part of its economic reform

The government has targeted selling some or all shares in 43 of its companies, most of them loss-making

Africa is running out of water

Cities and towns across the continent are struggling with water shortages brought on by drought, population growth and insufficient investment in dams

Tanzania trading centres to curb gold smuggling

The new centres will give small-scale miners, which currently illegally export 90% of their output, access to the formal market

Over 1,000 may have died in Mozambique after cyclone, says President Filipe Nyusi

Port city of Beira ‘90% destroyed’ as rescue operations continue in Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai leaves Beira ‘90% destroyed’

A large dam burst on Sunday and cut off the last road to the city of about 530,000 people, the Red Cross said in a statement

C-section 50 times more deadly for women in Africa, study finds

Findings highlight the urgent need for improved safety for the procedure, researchers say

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