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A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck the island of New Britain in northeastern Papua New Guinea at 8:47 am Monday, but no tsunami alerts or casualties are reported.

Days after Somali’s new president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo declared a national disaster due to severe drought in the country, the leader has appealed for urgent food aid.

The Boni people who live in Lamu are counting losses following the collapse of bee keeping which is their main economic activity.

SCHOOLS in the Ohangwena and Omusati regions might be temporarily closed if the heavy rainfalls that have continued over the past few days do not stop.

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has appealed for international help for victims of floods that have left 246 people dead and displaced hundreds since December when torrential rains started pounding a c

Nairobi — The onset of a severe drought in 2016 has hit arid and semi-arid regions in Kenya, affecting over 2.7 million people.

Floods in Zimbabwe have killed 246 people and left nearly 2,000 homeless since December, according to the government.

Canterbury has been hit by two strong quakes within hours. The 5.2 earthquake caused strong shaking near Cheviot just after 8am.

The Ugandan government on Tuesday warned that its population was slipping into the food insecure phase due to the prolonged dry spell that has led to crop failure.

Maputo - More than 550 000 people were affected by Cyclone Dineo which struck the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane on 15 February.

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