Malawi president faces tough election against deputy, former pastor

* Malawi holds elections on May 21 * President Mutharika wants second term in office * Deputy president running against him * Another rival doing well in populous south By

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Mozambique needs $3.2 billion for post-cyclone reconstruction -local media

MAPUTO, May 15 (Reuters) – Mozambique will need about $3.2 billion in aid to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by two recent cyclones, government officials were quoted by local media as saying.

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UPDATE 1-British soldier killed “by elephant” in Malawi counter poaching operation

(Adds BBC report, quote) LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) – A British soldier has been killed while taking part in counter poaching operations in Malawi, Britain’s defence ministry said on Tuesday.

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British soldier killed in counter poaching operation in Malawi – UK defence ministry

LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) – A British soldier has been killed while taking part in counter poaching operations in Malawi, Britain’s defence ministry said on Tuesday. Guardsman Mathew Talbot, who

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Malawi sentences man to death for murder of albino teenager

BLANTYRE, May 3 (Reuters) – A man was sentenced to death in Malawi on Friday for killing an albino teenager in a case has become a campaign issue ahead of

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UPDATE 1-Fears for cyclone-hit communities in Mozambique as rains return

* Aid flights grounded for third day * Pemba remains severely flooded * Pemba mayor says landslide killed five * Death toll expected to rise * Mozambique hammered by 2

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As rains break, aid workers rush to reach cyclone victims in Mozambique

MAPUTO, April 30 (Reuters) – Aid workers in northern Mozambique scrambled planes and helicopters packed with aid to communities cut off, sometimes without any supplies, for at least two days

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UPDATE 2-Rain grounds aid flights in cyclone-hit Mozambique

(Adds details, background) MAPUTO, April 29 (Reuters) – The United Nations will grant Mozambique and the Comoros Islands $13 million in emergency funds to help provide food and water and

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UPDATE 1-United Nations gives Mozambique $13 million for Cyclone Kenneth damage

(Adds details, background) MAPUTO, April 29 (Reuters) – The United Nations will grant Mozambique and the Comoros Islands $13 million in emergency funds to help provide food and water and

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UPDATE 2-Flooding starts in Mozambique after cyclone, death toll rises to five

* Flooding in some areas of northern Mozambique after cyclone * Authorities urge population to move to higher ground * As rains continue, aid agencies fear floods could worsen *

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Heavy rains threaten floods in cyclone-hit Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG, April 27 (Reuters) – Heavy rains pounded northern Mozambique on Saturday, fuelling fears of flooding two days after a cyclone hit the coast, flattened buildings and knocked out communications.

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UPDATE 2-Cyclone kills one, leaves trail of destruction in Mozambique

* Cyclone Kenneth batters north of country * At least one person killed * Homes destroyed, power and communications cut * Second major storm to hit Mozambique in weeks *

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Cyclone leaves trail of destruction across Mozambique

* Cyclone Kenneth batters north of country * Homes destroyed, power and communications cut * Second major storm to hit Mozambique in weeks * Authorities warn of further devastating floods

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UPDATE 3-Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique after lashing Comoros

* Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall northern Mozambique * Causes storm surges of up to five metres, heavy rains * Country still reeling from Cyclone Idai last month * U.N., NGOs

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UPDATE 2-Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique after lashing Comoros

* Cyclone Kenneth nears northern Mozambique * Country still reeling from Cyclone Idai last month * UN, NGOs helping Mozambican government prepare * Kenneth killed three overnight on Comoros (Adds

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Malawian telecoms company TNM’s 2018 profit up 27 percent

BLANTYRE, April 25 (Reuters) – Telkom Networks Malawi’s (TNM) net profit rose 27 percent last year, helped by improved revenue streams and cost management, it said on Thursday. The company,

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Cyclone Kenneth batters Comoros as heads to Mozambique, Tanzania

* Widespread power outages, trees down in Comoros * Expected to make landfall on Mozambique’s coast on Thursday * Area still recovering from Cyclone Idai last month By Ali Amir

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UPDATE 3-Another cyclone expected to hit Mozambique on Thursday

(Adds IFRC, WFP comment) MAPUTO, April 24 (Reuters) – Another tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall on Mozambique’s coast on Thursday, just over a month after a more powerful

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Soccer-Seven players banned for life over match-manipulation

ZURICH, April 24 (Reuters) – Seven current and former players from various countries have been banned for life for their involvement in a match-manipulation following an investigation lasting several years,

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After Cyclone Idai, thousands still cut off, many more in need – aid agencies

JOHANNESBURG, April 15 (Reuters) – One month after Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa bringing devastating floods, aid agencies say the situation remains critical with some communities in worst-hit Mozambique

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British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor says films can help drive change in Africa

OXFORD, England, April 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – F ilms telling the stories of innovators in Africa have the power to transform the way people see the continent and drive

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Zimbabwe seeks $613 million aid from donors after drought, cyclone

HARARE, April 9 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe appealed on Tuesday for $613 million in aid from local and foreign donors to cover food imports and help with a humanitarian crisis after

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Malawi 2018/19 maize output up 24 pct, minimal effect from cyclone Idai- minister

BLANTYRE, April 9 (Reuters) – Malawi’s maize output increased by just over 24 percent in the 2018/19 farming year so far, boosted by favourable weather conditions and government subsidies, the

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U.N. ups Zimbabwe aid appeal after cyclone

HARARE, April 5 (Reuters) – The United Nations asked donors on Friday for an extra $60 million to help Zimbabwe recover from a cyclone that tore through eastern regions last

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UPDATE 1-Cholera vaccinations launched in post-cyclone Mozambique

(Adds details of vaccination campaign) GENEVA, April 3 (Reuters) – Health officials launched a vaccination campaign in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit port city of Beira on Wednesday in an effort to contain

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Cholera vaccination campaign launched in post-cyclone Mozambique

GENEVA, April 3 (Reuters) – Health officials launched a vaccination campaign in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit port city of Beira on Wednesday in an effort to contain an outbreak of cholera that

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First cholera death recorded since cyclone hit Mozambique port, cases double

MAPUTO, March 31 (Reuters) – The number of cholera cases has almost doubled in Mozambique in the past 24 hours and the port city of Beira has recorded its first

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Cholera cases increase to 271 in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit Beira

MAPUTO, March 30 (Reuters) – The number of confirmed cases of cholera in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit port city of Beira has nearly doubled to 271 in the last 48 hours, the

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In Mozambique, parents yearn for children torn away by cyclone

* Up to 5,000 children may be split from families * Winds and floods smashed homes, scattered communities * Search hampered by internet, phone problems * Thousands of survivors in

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Mozambique confirms 138 cholera cases after cyclone strikes Beira

BEIRA, Mozambique, March 29 (Reuters) – There have been 138 cases of cholera confirmed in two neighbourhoods of the wrecked Mozambican port city of Beira in the wake of Cyclone

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‘Come with a plan,’ U.N. chief tells states ahead of climate summit

UNITED NATIONS, March 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told governments to come to a September summit with concrete plans to boost climate action, as he released

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Mozambique to start cholera vaccinations next week after cyclone

* More than 700 people killed by cyclone, floods * Cyclone badly damaged water, sanitation infrastructure * Mozambique to begin cholera vaccination campaign By Stephen Eisenhammer BEIRA, Mozambique, March 28

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UPDATE 3-Amid ruined lives, Mozambique’s cyclone survivors face cholera, diarrhoea

* Death toll from cyclone rises over 700 * Focus on preventing spread of cholera * Aid agencies sending more relief items (Adds detail from Beira, UN refugee agency) By

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First cyclone, then slavery: risks abound for Mozambique children

NAIROBI, March 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands of children who survived a cyclone in southeast Africa face fresh risks in its aftermath – being sold into slavery by human

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‘The water kept rising’: How Mozambicans were caught in path of deadly cyclone

* Government warnings in Mozambique did not reach everyone * Area under threat too vast to evacuate – minister * Government, aid workers did not expect scale of flooding By

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