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An undated photograph of the vessel Rhosus, which brought the ammonium nitrate to Beirut. The ship is believed to have sunk in the harbour in 2015 or 2016. Photograph: EPA/Tony Vrailas/Marinetraffic.com

The countdown to catastrophe in Beirut started six years ago when a troubled, Russian-leased cargo ship made an unscheduled stop at the city’s port. T(...)

A young boy jumps across a stream as some roads have flooded after recent rains in the Praia Nova neighbourhood in Beira, Mozambique on February 26th. During cyclone Idai in 2019 most parts of the neighbourhood were completely flooded. Photograph: Karel Prinsloo/UNCDF/AFP via Getty

In Beira, central Mozambique, locals sleep looking at the stars. Twelve months have passed, but many still can’t afford to replace what was washed awa(...)

Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique on Wednesday, and will then travel to Madagascar and Mauritius. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has been urged to address human rights issues on a three-nation visit to Africa that began on Wednesday in Mozambique. The pope is also (...)

An elderly women this week walks past a house damaged by Cyclone Kenneth when it struck Ibo island, north of Pemba city,  in Mozambique. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

The World Bank has increased emergency support for the three southern African countries affected by a devastating cyclone that killed hundreds in Marc(...)

 People push a car on a flooded road in Metuge, Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique on Sunday after the area was hit by Cyclone Kenneth. Photograph: Antonio Silva/EPA

Torrential rain battered northern Mozambique on Tuesday, grounding aid flights and further swamping a region where a second cyclone in six weeks has k(...)

Residents wade through a flooded road in the aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth in Pemba, Mozambique, on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Rains grounded aid flights in northern Mozambique for a second day on Monday, hampering efforts to reach survivors of Cyclone Kenneth as the death to(...)

People shelter in a community centre on Thursday in Moroni after tropical storm Kenneth hit Comoros before heading to recently cyclone-ravaged Mozambique.  Photograph: Ibrahim Youssouf/AFP/Getty Images

Cyclone Kenneth killed at least one person and left a trail of destruction in northern Mozambique, destroying houses, ripping up trees and knocking o(...)

Workers offload food aid from a South African National Defence Force helicopter on Monday in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Buzi, near Beira, Mozambique. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Fresh fundraising appeals have been made to provide relief to hundreds of thousands people in Southern Africa who are suffering in the aftermath of Cy(...)

 A woman searches for materials to rebuild her home after the passage of Cyclone Idai, in Beira City, central Mozambique. Photograph: Tiago Petinga/EPA

Rescue teams in Mozambique moved hundreds of people displaced by Cyclone Idai’s deadly flooding to safer shelters on Monday, while the government mad(...)

People of Buzi arrive by boat on Sunday at Beira port in Mozambique seeking shelter in the wake of cyclone Idai. The storm  also killed scores of people in Zimbabwe and Malawi. Photograph: Antonio Silva/EPA

Mozambique has recorded more deaths from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa, a government minister said on Sunday, with hundreds left in camp(...)

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