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A grim future of extreme weather

Unpredictable and unbearable heat waves, floods and rain set to wreak havoc in Africa

Baby Awa: The miracle baby born on a boat fleeing Mozambique’s violence

More than 300 000 people in the north of the country have been displaced by militants who ransack villages and then burn them down.

‘He ain’t heavy, he’s a policeman and he’s paying . . .’

The story behind Ugandan photojournalist Nicholas Bamulanzeki’s iconic picture of the policeman in the floods

Disaster preparedness can’t wait

But solutions can only be truly effective if funding and threat information reaches the local level

Flooding cuts power in Uganda

Government threatens forced removals in response

Climate change is fuelling social tensions and conflict

Governments need to understand how environmental conditions affect migration and economy

Record 45mn need urgent food aid in Southern Africa — UN

Roughly 45-million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN...

Climate change, corruption blamed for Venice flood devastation

Italian Environment Minister Sergio Costa blamed climate change and the "tropicalisation" of violent rainfall and strong winds

KZN floods have killed ‘around 70’ so far

Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday, KwaZulu-Natal acting premier Sihle Zikalala said that around 70 people have died so far in the floods

KZN flood death toll rises to 51

Heavy rains have lashed the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal in recent days and the death toll continues to rise

Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300 as UN boosts aid

Over 300 people have died and 350 000 at risk as Cyclone Idai tears through southern Africa

The furious storm ripped through Durban, but life goes on

Tuesday’s storm was insane, a reminder of nature’s fury when the city was locked down, buried in water: the cost is going to be huge.

‘Storm of the century’ Maria pummels Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria has brought devastation to the island of Puerto Rico and is responsible for 10 deaths so far

Still no shelter for Alex flood victims, foreign nationals search for lost documents

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba visited the Setswetla settlement on Thursday to survey the damage to the area.

Accra floods: Ghana locals mourn loss on social media

The Accra floods and the Goil Fuel Station have resulted in the loss of lives and left many Ghanaian stranded.

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