[Daily News] The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has said the looming tropical Cyclone Kenneth is expected to hit Lindi, Mtwara and Ruvuma regions.
[Dalsan Radio] On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boardings were both thwarted, but security officials said that they represent a reminder that antipiracy measures are still required when transiting the high-risk area off Somalia.
[ISS] The Western Indian Ocean, comprising nine African countries and Réunion (an island under France), has a 10 000 km stretch of coastline with crystal clear waters and rich coral reefs. But these marine and wildlife ecosystems, which are interdependent with the health, food security and national economies of over 200 million people, are polluted with tons of plastic litter.
[The Conversation Africa] Tropical cyclone Idai has made headlines across southern Africa throughout the month of March. Lingering in the Mozambique Channel at tropical cyclone intensity for six days, the storm made landfall in Beira, Mozambique in the middle of the month, then tracked in a westerly direction until its dissipation.
[News24Wire] Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers, says it is on high alert and ready to assist in Mozambique, where Tropical Cyclone Idai is expected to make landfall.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -A leaked recording of Gauteng Sports and Recreation MEC Faith Mazibuko allegedly threatening her staff with dismissal if they failed to build ‘combi courts’ (a contraction of combination courts) has landed the official in hot water, according to Eyewitness News.
[The Conversation Africa] The world’s oceans are at the centre of transnational organised crimes committed by profit-driven networks operating across borders. The United Nations Security Council recently convened to discuss the threat this poses to international peace and security.
[IRIN] Tripoli -The well-worn description of migrants in Libya is of desperate people trapped in hellish detention centres trying to get to Europe.
[Monitor] Last week, I was asked by Qatar Airways to write an article about Entebbe airport for their inflight magazine to be published in April this year.
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