Malawi: Boat Tragedy Survivor Recalls Bag of Flour That Saved His Life

[Nyasa Times] A 67-year-old Graciam Kondowe who was among 54 passengers who police say survived after the Kayokha boat overturned in stormy weather on Lake Malawi in Rumphi, Sunday has said he escaped death by clinging to a bag of maize flour.

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North Africa: More Than 5,000 MIgrants Died at Sea in 2016

[UN News] Highlighting that the number of causalities in the Mediterranean Sea this year has crossed 5,000 with the latest reports of about 100 people feared to have drowned, the United Nations refugee agency has called on countries to increase pathways for admission of refugees.

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On the edge of disaster

A good system, but overwhelmed “THE animals die first” is a common refrain from many Ethiopians living in Tigray and Afar, two northern states, as the country experiences its worst drought in decades. Crop production in these regions has dropped by 50% or more in some areas, and failed completely in others. Hundreds of thousands of domestic animals are reckoned to have perished.

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South Africa: Traversing SA’s Great Outdoors – What Tourists Really Need to Know

[The Daily Vox] Crime may be one of the biggest concerns for tourists visiting South Africa, but with foreigners happily frolicking about in our game parks and on our hiking trails – only for some of them to come to a sticky end – RA’EESA PATHER offers three handy pieces of advice to help all of us make it out of our encounters with nature alive.

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