[Citizen] At least 15 people have died in various parts of the country following heavy rains which entered their third day yesterday. At least 250 houses in Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam and Arusha were destroyed in the downpours, and the number looked set to go up as authorities continued to carry out a countrywide assessment.
[Monitor] Kampala -Refugees are set to have their standard of living improved after government received a lumpsum of $6m (about Shs22b) from the Japanese government to support them.
[The Conversation Africa] Madagascar, Africa’s largest island, is naturally prone to cyclones. Earlier this year it was hit by one named Ava – a category three cyclone that killed at least 50 people, displaced over 50,000 and caused huge damage.
[News24Wire] Day Zero for Capetonians has now been extended to June 4 from May 11, 2018.
[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town has warned that the consumption of alcohol on its beaches and public areas will not be tolerated.
[Nation] A three-storey building under construction has collapsed in Kapsabet town, Nandi County.
[SAnews.gov.za] Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says government will allocate R74 million in relief funding to respond to the persistent drought in the Western Cape.
[U.S. House] Los Angeles -Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa, and 11 of her colleagues sent a letter urging the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support increased funding to provide relief for Sierra Leone and other countries devastated by recent mudslides.
[Deutsche Welle] Sierra Leone has begun Thursday mass burials of the hundreds of victims of the deadly flooding and mudslides that hit Freetown. A third of the victims were children.
[VOA] Forecasters are warning that Ethiopia could face more rainfall deficits, deepening a drought that has left nearly eight million of the country’s people in need of aid.