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  • February 20, 2024

Nigerians protest over high cost of living

With placards reading ‘end bad government now’ and ‘end hunger’, residents of one of Nigeria’s largest cities took to the streets on Monday (Feb.19). Large crowds marched through the centre of …

Lion kills zookeeper at Nigeria’s Obafemi Awolowo University

A zookeeper at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Nigeria has lost his life in a fatal encounter with one of the lions under his care. Olabode Olawuyi, who had been …

Business:Nigeria Naira drops further on official and unofficial markets to hit record lows

Nigeria’s currency naira on Monday fell to record lows on both the official and unofficial markets on while stocks posted their biggest one-day fall in more than a year. The latest …

Egypt Streets of Alexandria flooded as fresh heavy rain hit city

Egyptian motorists drove through flooded streets on Thursday (Jan. 12), as heavy rain hit areas of Alexandria city early in the morning. The city’s sewage company deployed pumping vehicles; and workers …

Flooding hits Gauteng province in South Africa

Heavy rains during Thursday and Friday morning have provoked flash floods in parts of Gauteng province in South Africa. In Lenasia, a suburb south of Soweto, residents quickly mobilised to respond …

Business: Floods strike a blow to tourism around Senegal’s Pink Lake and salt industry

Senegal’s renowned Pink lake may be in danger. At the height of the rainy season in August, water cascaded into the lake, nearly tripling its usual depth. The influx washed away …

Food crisis looms in Nigeria as floods destroy crops

Usman Musa had spent more than $1,300 on his 10-hectare rice farm in Nigeria’s Kogi state, now submerged by the worst floods in a decade in the country. In a wooden …

Floods death toll in nigeria rises to 603, govt calls for more evacuations

The death toll in Nigeria’s worst floods in a decade has risen. Some 600 people were confirmed dead Sunday, the Nigerian minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development announced …

Nigeria battles worst floods in a decade

Nigeria is battling its worst floods in a decade after heavy rains across the region. At least 20 people died this week, according to authorities, and more than 300 people were …

Landslides caused by heavy rains in Uganda, killed at least 15

The Red Cross said on Wednesday that at least 15 people were killed in western Uganda after a landslide brought on by heavy rains and buried their homes, rescuers continue to …

Flood wash away homes in Sudan; over 60 dead

Flash floods triggered by heavy rains continued to tear up homes across Sudan this week, with the death toll rising to 66 since the start of the rainy season, an official …

South Africa’s Durban port functional after deadly flood

South Africa’s major port of Durban, where last week’s devastating floods disrupted operations, is now functional. The country’s public enterprises minister, Pravin Gordhan announced on Tuesday (April 19) adding that a …

14 crocodiles found in South Africa Floods

Whiles South Africa’s port city of Durban continues to count their losses after the devastating floods; some reptiles seem to have also lost their place of abode. 14 crocodiles were washed …