Articles tagged "zimbabwe"

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Severe hailstorm hits Zaka district, Zimbabwe

At least 10 schools were extremely damaged after a hailstorm pummelled parts of the Zaka district in Masvingo province, Zimbabwe. The hailstorm took place last week, said Zaka District schools inspector James Chidzurira. In an interview last Friday, October 11,...

October 15, 2019

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Food crisis, further price increases due to the poor 2018/19 harvests, Zimbabwe

Crisis (Integrated Phase Classification - IPC Phase 3 of 5) food security outcomes persist across most of Zimbabwe mainly due to the poor 2018/19 harvests and escalating macroeconomic hardships, the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS) reports. Following the...

June 05, 2019

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Death toll in Mozambique could surpass 1 000, massive destruction reported

The President of Mozambique said Monday, March 18, 2019, that the number of people killed by Tropical Cyclone "Idai" could exceed 1 000. Idai made landfall at 23:30 UTC on March 14 close to the city of Beira (population 534 000) with wind speeds up to 170...

March 18, 2019

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Heavy rain hits parts of Zimbabwe, breaks 42-year-old record, 60 gold miners feared dead

Heavy rain hit parts of Zimbabwe on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 12 and 13, 2019, causing floods in which up to 60 illegal gold miners are feared to have lost their lives. The miners were trapped overnight Wednesday after a dam burst flooded two disused shafts in...

February 16, 2019

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Very shallow M5.5 earthquake hits Zimbabwe - Mozambique border region, damage reported

A very shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.5 hit Zimbabwe - Mozambique border region at 05:37 UTC on December 22, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 7.6 km (4.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This earthquake can...

December 22, 2018

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47 homes destroyed, 20 injured after violent hailstorm rips through Zimbabwe

A violent hailstorm swept through central Zimbabwe Monday night, January 8, 2018, injuring at least 20 people. The storm hit ripped through Silobela, Kwekwe District of the Midlands Province in central Zimbabwe. The worst affected were Wards 1, 2, 21 and 32,...

January 11, 2018

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More than 240 killed by floods in Zimbabwe

The government of Zimbabwe said that 246 people have died, 128 were injured and approximately 1 985 made homeless after above-normal rains flooded the country. Regions now affected by floods have recently suffered from severe drought which left more than 4 million...

March 03, 2017

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Persistent droughts and heightened risk of floods in southern Africa

Continuous lack of rainfall since October 2015 caused a severe drought across the affected portions of southern Africa while persistent heavy precipitation in other areas continues to threaten with flooding, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)...

February 08, 2016

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Zimbabwe bans 40 water bottling companies

Goverment of Zimbabwe has banned 40 water bottling firms for failing to meet safety and quality standards. This follows an influx of bottled water suppliers in response to a surge in demand. Acting Secretary for Health and Child Welfare Dr Davis Dhlakama said only

November 23, 2011

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Typhoid outbreak in Zimbabwe due to shortage of clean water

A shortage of clean water and adequate sanitation in one of the most populous townships in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, have caused typhoid outbreak. Experts warn it could herald the resurgence of cholera. Most of the typhoid infections have occurred in the highly

November 18, 2011