RedskyNews Category: Af – Environment

Kenya: Bus Swept Away in Floods. 7 Dead.

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Seven people died after a bus they were travelling in was swept away by flash floods at Agolo Muok area on the Sori-Magunga road in Homa Bay County. Six bodies have so far been recovered but an unknown number of

Thousands Homeless in Somalia Floods

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NAIROBI, KENYA— Flash floods in Somalia have destroyed thousands of makeshift homes, as well as latrines and shallow wells, the United Nations said, predicting that up to 900,000 people could be hit by the strongest El Niño weather phenomenon in

Egypt: Seven Dead in Alexandria Floods

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In a sudden and swift change of weather across Egypt, the coastal city of Alexandria has been suffering from continuously pouring rain and hail since Saturday night, leaving the city streets drastically flooded. The condition, however, escalated quickly, causing more

Pollution Chokes African Lives

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Video: Did you know that in the next decade many of the world’s largest cities will be in Africa? But water, air and indoor pollution are killing urban residents, and the poor suffer most. Watch what’s happening in Lagos, Nigeria

Turbulence Injures 12 On Cairo Flight

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Twelve people were hospitalised on an EgyptAir flight from New York due to ‘severe air turbulence’. The aircraft was carrying 268 passengers when, a few hours into the journey, the plane was violently rocked from side to side. Ten passengers

4.4 Magnitude Quake Hits Cairo

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CAIRO: An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Egypt early Thursday, and was felt in Cairo, Youm7 reported. The tremor took place at 3:44 a.m. local time in the Mediterranean governorate of Marsa Matrouh, the head of the

Storm Irina Killed 72 In Madagascar

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ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) – At least 72 people were killed when the tropical storm Irina hit northern Madagascar in late February, causing floods and landslides, authorities said on Thursday. Three people were also reported missing and some 77,911 displaced, said the

Food Aid Suspended In Somalia

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it had suspended food distribution to 1.1 million people in central and southern Somalia after Al Shabaab militants blocked deliveries in parts of the famine-hit country. The independent humanitarian

Tanzania Drought Turns To Floods

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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AlertNet) – Pius Yanda, one of the authors of a recent report on extreme weather by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), has a knowledge of his subject that goes beyond the academic. Yanda, a

Climate Kills 1000’s African Trees

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Trees are dying in the Sahel, a region in Africa south of the Sahara Desert, and human-caused climate change is to blame, according to a new study led by a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley. “Rainfall in the