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Portugal’s government rejects paying reparations for colonial, slavery legacy

Lisbon, Portugal Reuters Portugal’s government said on Saturday it refuses to initiate any process to pay reparations for atrocities committed during transatlantic slavery and the colonial era, contrary to earlier comments from President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. From the 15th to the 19th century, six million Africans were kidnapped and forcibly transported across the Atlantic […]

Updated: Over 100 dead in Mozambique ferry incident, President says

Maputo, Mozambique Reuters More than 100 people died after a ferry boat sank off the northern coast of Mozambique, President Filipe Nyusi said on Monday, and almost 20 others were still missing. An official from the country’s Maritime Transport Institute (INTRASMAR) said the vessel carrying 130 passengers was an overloaded fishing boat and was not […]

Tens of thousands flee in new wave of brutal Mozambique attacks

Maputo, Mozambique Reuters Tens of thousands of Mozambicans are fleeing their homes in the restive Cabo Delgado province amid a surge in deadly insurgent attacks since January. The attacks, despite a massive security clampdown, are continuing as French oil company TotalEnergies aims to restart a $US20 billion liquefied natural gas terminal in Cabo Delgado in […]

Cyclone Freddy death toll jumps to over 1,000, Malawi President says

People cross a flooded area in Muloza on the border with Mozambique after the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, around 100 kilometres outside Blantyre, Malawi, on 18th March, 2023.

Blantyre, Malawi Reuters The death toll from Cyclone Freddy has risen sharply to more than 1,000 people, Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera said on Wednesday, as the southern African nation continues to recover from one of the deadliest storms to hit the continent in the last two decades. People cross a flooded area in Muloza on […]

Malawians search for relatives buried under the mud as death toll jumps

Members of the Malawian Army and locals help the community to recover bodies of victims in Chimwankhunda township in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Blantyre, Malawi, March 17, 2023. REUTERS/Esa Alexander

Blantyre, MalawiReuters In Malawi, where floods swept away entire villages this month after a storm tore through its southern districts, police officers and soldiers on Friday dug for victims buried under the mud and rocks as the death toll rose sharply. The storm has pounded the southern African country as tropical Cyclone Freddy swept through […]

Survivors in shock as Cyclone Freddy toll passes 400 in Malawi, Mozambique

A drone image of Mtauchira village show the destruction caused by a mudslide in the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy in Blantyre, Malawi, March 16, 2023. REUTERS/Esa Alexander

Blantyre, Malawi Reuters The last thing Lukia Akimu remembers is the surge of floodwater that hit her village near Mount Soche this week when Tropical Cyclone Freddy tore through southern Malawi.  The next thing she knew, she woke up in hospital, her head wrapped in bandages and her neck in a brace.  “I saw a […]

Malawi buries cyclone victims as death toll rises further

Locals in the Chiradzulu district look at the damage on a road after mudslides and rockfalls in the area caused by the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy in Blantyre, Malawi, March 15, 2023

Blantyre, Malawi/Maputo, Mozambique Reuters Malawian families gathered on Wednesday to remember and bury the victims of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, with the President Lazarus Chakwera calling on the international community for support as the toll rose further. Freddy tore through southern Africa for the second time in a month over the weekend and was still causing […]

Cyclone Freddy kills 190 in Malawi as rain complicates rescue efforts

Men dig in search of survivors and victims in the mud and debris left by Cyclone Freddy in Chilobwe, Blantyre, Malawi, March 13, 2023. REUTERS/Eldson Chagara.

Blantyre, MalawiReuters Cyclone Freddy, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the southern hemisphere, has killed 190 people in Malawi after ripping through southern Africa for the second time in a month, Malawi’s government said on Tuesday. The district around the commercial hub of Blantyre was among the hardest-hit. Severe flooding and rain […]