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Yemen peace hangs on fragile truce as conflict far from over

Yemen peace hangs on fragile truce as conflict far from over Sun, 24 Mar, 2019

Four years after Saudi Arabia led a military intervention in Yemen to back the government against rebels, the only hope for peace in a country threatened by famine hangs on a fragile truce.
Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors Sun, 24 Mar, 2019

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.
Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134, says UN

Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134, says UN Sun, 24 Mar, 2019

The death toll from a massacre in a central Malian village rose to 134 dead, the U.N. said, as new video emerged showing victims strewn on the ground amid the burning remains of their homes.
Nigerians return to vote in governor, state elections

Nigerians return to vote in governor, state elections Sat, 23 Mar, 2019

Nigerians returned to vote in governorship and state elections  after polling a fortnight ago was declared invalid in some areas because of violence.
Mozambique cyclone death toll climbs to 417

Mozambique cyclone death toll climbs to 417 Sat, 23 Mar, 2019

The death toll in Mozambique has climbed to 417 after a cyclone devastated swathes of the southern African country, flooding thousands of square kilometres (miles), the government said.
Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa Tue, 19 Mar, 2019

 Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk.
More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm Mon, 18 Mar, 2019

 More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores have been killed and more than 150 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
Ethiopian crash black boxes arrive in Paris for analysis

Ethiopian crash black boxes arrive in Paris for analysis Thu, 14 Mar, 2019

Two black boxes from the Boeing 737 MAX airplane that crashed in Ethiopia arrived in Paris for expert analysis, officials said, as regulators around the world awaited word on whether it was safe to resume flying the jets.
Floods in southern Africa kill 115

Floods in southern Africa kill 115 Wed, 13 Mar, 2019

At least 115 people were killed in Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa after heavy rains affected 843,000 people across southeast Africa, officials and the UN said, prompting calls for emergency aid.
Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount

Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount Tue, 12 Mar, 2019

Singapore and Australia suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of their airports on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the U.S. planemaker' s latest model after it suffered a second fatal crash in less than five months.

Algeria's President Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term

Algeria's President Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term Mon, 11 Mar, 2019

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his withdrawal Monday from a bid to win another term in office and postponed an April 18 election, following weeks of protests against his candidacy.
UN environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash

UN environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash Mon, 11 Mar, 2019

An assembly of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) opened in Nairobi under a dark cloud cast by the plane crash that killed 157 people, including 22 United Nations staff, many heading for the annual event.
Madagascar battles killer measles outbreak

Madagascar battles killer measles outbreak Sun, 10 Mar, 2019

Frangeline is aged two but weighs no more than a four-month-old -- the terrible result of her battle with measles, which is cutting a deadly swathe through Madagascar.
Guinea-Bissau votes in hope of ending long leadership deadlock

Guinea-Bissau votes in hope of ending long leadership deadlock Sun, 10 Mar, 2019

Voters in Guinea-Bissau went to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament in the hope of ending a protracted leadership deadlock in a country that has become renowned for drug trafficking and instability.
Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157 Sun, 10 Mar, 2019

 An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said, and there were no survivors, according to the state broadcaster.
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