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South Africa has declared that the drought afflicting Cape Town and other parts of the country is a national disaster.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize says there is R6bn allocated for disaster relief in the budget, and that more is coming through special disaster funds.

With temperatures already having crossed 40 degree Celsius in some places in Maharashtra, health authorities have circulated a list of standard responses to heat-related medical emergencies to all

In October Borabanda had experienced as many as 16 micro-tremors in a span of 13 hours.

The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned city residents to brace themselves for heavy rainfall from Monday for the next five days.

Rating’s agency Moody’s warned on Monday the water crisis affecting Cape Town would cause the city’s borrowing to rise sharply and the provincial economy to shrink the longer the situation lasted.

At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured when lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda on Saturday.

ITANAGAR: A small hydro project at Janbo village in Upper Siang district has been severely damaged by flash flood, a government report said.

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, present this Two Hundred Eighth Report on Action Taken by Government on the Recommendations/Observations Contained in the One Hundred Ninety Eighth Report on Disaster in Chennai Caused by Torrential Rainfall and Consequent Flooding.

The drought has halted economic growth in the Western Cape‚ finance MEC Ivan Meyer said in his budget speech on Wednesday.