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20 March 2018 12:21 PM 20 dead as powerful storm hits Madagascar

Antananarivo - A powerful tropical storm that lashed the island of Madagascar has left 20 people dead and affected 19 000 more, according to an official toll. The storm also closed several national highways that were flooded by the heavy rain, the country's disaster management office said late Monday. In a previous toll late Sunday it said 17 people 18

16 March 2018 4:25 AM Tiger opens strong at Bay Hill

Miami - Tiger Woods rolled in six birdies, including a 71-footer at the seventh hole, to leap into contention on Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational led by Henrik Stenson. Woods, the 14-time major champion and eight-time winner at Bay Hill, started early and showed the peak form that sparked his best finish in five years last week. "It was just getting 16

10 March 2018 8:54 PM Modi, Macron sign key security deal with an eye on China

New Delhi - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said defence ties with India had reached a new high after the two nations signed a key security accord for the Indian Ocean to counter China's growing influence in the region. "Defence cooperation between the two countries now has a new significance," Macron said as a gushing Prime Minister Narendra 35

23 February 2018 7:19 PM Missing girls in NE Nigeria a 'national disaster': president

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said Nigeria had suffered a "national disaster" over girls who went missing after Boko Haram jihadists attacked their school in northeast Nigeria. "This is a national disaster. We are sorry that this could have happened," said Buhari in a statement, issued five days after the attack in the town of Dapchi 31

21 February 2018 12:12 PM FULL SPEECH: Gigaba's #BudgetSpeech2018

Cape Town - Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his maiden Budget Speech in parliament on Wednesday. Ndi masiari! Sanibonani! Molweni! Goeie middag! Thobela! Dumelang! Avhusheni! c. Estimates of national revenue and replies to the Budgetary Review and Recommendation Reports, At the very advent of our democracy, as the nation was emerging from more than three 36

20 February 2018 6:51 AM Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

Jakarta - Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5 000m into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday. There were no fatalities or injuries from the morning eruption, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said. The volcano, one of three currently erupting in Indonesia, was dormant 33

19 February 2018 2:53 PM 17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

Johannesburg - Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the outskirts of Maputo, and a search was underway. The garbage in the poor, densely populated area where 31

18 February 2018 10:31 AM Tunisia coastguard rescues 48 migrants from sinking boat

Tunis - Tunisia's coastguard has rescued 48 Tunisian migrants whose boat began sinking as they tried to reach Italy by sea, the interior ministry said Saturday. A patrol spotted the vessel on Friday night off Jebeniana, 210 kilometres (130 miles) south of Tunis. The 9 metre craft "was sinking after taking on water", the ministry said in a statement 70

13 February 2018 11:26 AM #DayZero pushed back to June, as drought declared a national disaster

Cape Town - Day Zero - the day that taps will run dry for residents - for Capetonians has now been extended to June 4 from May 11, 2018. The delay in Day Zero has been attributed to the continued decline in agricultural usage and Capetonians reducing their water usage, said deputy mayor Ian Neilson. Level 6b water restrictions are in effect from 1 February 34

09 January 2018 10:06 AM 400 people left homeless after Cape Town fire

Cape Town – About 400 people were left homeless after a fire in Langa which raged into the early hours of Tuesday morning destroyed 159 shacks. Initially thought to have razed 40 homes and affecting 160 people, Disaster Risk Management officials on Tuesday afternoon confirmed finalised figures following the inferno in Zone 31 on Monday night. City of Cape Town fire and rescue 34