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Floods from heavy rain kill over 100 in Rwanda and Uganda

Over hundred people have been killed by floods sparked by heavy rains that triggered landslides in western and northern Rwanda and parts of Uganda. The state-run broadcaster said on Wednesday that officials say at least 109 people, as search for survivors trapped in their homes continues. François Habitegeko, governor of Rwanda’s Western Province, was quoted by Reuters as saying that… Read More
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Floods in Congo’s capital Kinshasa kill at least 120

– – At least 120 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa following heavy rains. The toll may rise, according to Health minister Jean-Jacques Mbungani Mbanda who is quoted by Reuters as saying that 141 dead had ben counted. That number though is now needed to be cross-checked with other departments before further announcement. The… Read More
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Ghana: Hundreds displaced by flood water

– – Hundreds of people have been displaced in Ghana’s capital Accra after torrential rains continue to wreck havoc in parts of the country. The rains have increased the water level in the Weija Dam which is the main water treatment plant in the capital. The dam is currently at a level of 49.5 feet as against the maximum operating… Read More
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South Africa: Over 250 people killed in deadly floods

– – At least 250 people have been killed in deadly floods that have caused havoc in the coastal areas South Africa‘s port city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province. Officials had earlier estimated that at least 59 people had died but the death toll has now jumped to over 250. Nomagugu Simelane, KwaZulu-Natal’s health minister, told local news outlets… Read More
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Floods kill 9, displace hundreds in Ghana

– – At least 9 people have been killed by floods in Ghana’s North East Region. Three girls aged between 16 and 20 drowned in the Kanufor community in the Chereponi district while washing their clothes in the Lamm River. Local media reports say they drowned when they attempted to swim. In a statement the Ghana Disaster Management Organization (NADM0) confirmed the… Read More
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UN says 6 million people affected by flooding in East Africa

– – Nearly six million people have been affected by flooding this year in East Africa. Data from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said 1.5 million people have been displaced by the floods. The number of people affected has increased more than five-fold in four years. The number has gone up from 1.1 million in 2016 to… Read More
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Death toll from Kenya’s deadly landslide rises to 52

The death toll from last week’s deadly landslide in northwestern Kenya has now risen to at least 52, according to officials. Dozens more are also reported missing in West Pokot following days of rains that caused flooding and mudslides, sweeping away bridges and cutting off communities like Muino. West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo told journalists on Monday that search and rescue operations… Read More
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Floods kill at least 20 in Ghana after heavy rains

At least 20 people have been killed by floods in Ghana’s Upper East region following hours of heavy rains. Disaster management officials say over 200 houses have been destroyed with hundreds now displaced and without aid. A senior local official, David Mbah told local radio station Joy FM that “We still need the support of government and other NGOs and… Read More
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Kenya: Floods kill six at Hell’s Gate park, one still missing

Kenyan Flash Wildlife Service (KWS) officials have announced the death of at least six people at Kenya’s Hell’s Gate National Park. They were killed by flash floods with officials still searching for one other person reported missing. Six members of a tour group were swept away according to KWS officials alongside a tour guide. Officials said “The victims are five… Read More
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Sierra Leone: Floods kill 7, over 8,000 rendered homeless

Disaster Management Officials in Sierra Leone have confirmed the death of at least seven people due to flooding. Over 8,000 people are also known to have been rendered homeless after torrential rain resulting in massive floods. Some areas of the country especially the capital, Freetown have been completely over run by water with many property washed away by flood waters.… Read More