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Mozambique’s Cyclone Kenneth: 38 dead already, More flooding fared.

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Aid organizations have described “total devastation,” as the death toll from Mozambique’s second Cyclone Kenneth in six months rose to 38.  

The storm has damaged thousands of homes since making landfall in the southeast African country five days ago while an estimated 160,000 people were at risk from the cyclone, left exposed and hungry as waters rise as announced by the government on Monday

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said many houses have collapsed as a result of rising floodwaters in the northern region’s main city, Pemba.

Meanwhile, Mozambique’s government have urged people in flood-hit areas to seek higher ground immediately to minimize the risk of drowning.

Nearly 35,000 homes have been either partly or completely destroyed as further heavy rain is forecast over the next several days.


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Dozens get vaccine after Ebola outbreak in Uganda

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Report says, Ugandan health officials have reacted with the vaccination campaign for people who may have been exposed to Ebola.

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The outbreak, one of the worst in history, started in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year and spread to Uganda earlier this month.


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Ugandan Woman Bags 20 years jail term for killing husband

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A Uganda High Court has sentenced a 27-year-old woman, Jackline Nakku, to 20-years in jail for murdering her husband on Valentine’s Day in 2018.

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The High Court in Mukono District in central Uganda found her guilty of murdering her husband Eric Kiddu after hitting him several times on the head with an iron bar.

After the murder Nakku attempted to make the killing appear to be the result of an attack by unknown people by screaming and running to neighbours to ask for help. His body was later found in a pool of blood with a panga and brick besides it, the Daily Monitor reported.

The couple had quarrelled shortly before the bloody encounter with a misunderstanding leading to Kiddu’s death.

Nakku was advised by the judge to appeal the sentence if she was dissatisfied as relatives of both husband and wife argued outside the court, trading accusations.

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