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El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

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Humanitarian aid in Turkana, Kenya, in response to a lingering cholera outbreak. ©EU/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie.

In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with the world’s weather. Among its impacts, heavy rainfall brought flooding to much of East Africa, affecting millions of people

April 10, 2017 — In the wake of the floods came a cholera epidemic, with outbreaks in Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. In Tanzania, for example, more than 24,000 people contracted the bacterial disease and 378 died. Continue reading El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

16 dead, 250 injured in Tanzania earthquake

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MAJOR TREMOR. People remove wreckage of a house damaged following a magnitude 5.7 earthquake which struck the country’s Lake Zone in Bukoba, northwest Tanzania, on September 10, 2016. Photo by stringer/AFP

Around 840 buildings are also destroyed, according to the governor of Kagera province

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (Sept. 12, 2016) — At least 16 people died and 253 were injured in a 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck northwest Tanzania, local authorities said Sunday, September 11.  Continue reading 16 dead, 250 injured in Tanzania earthquake

At least 11 dead, 100 injured in Tanzania earthquake – police

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The 5.7-magnitude quake was felt in nearby Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and Kenya, the US Geological Survey says

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (Sept. 11, 2016) — At least 11 people were killed and around 100 injured in Tanzania’s Bukoba district when an earthquake hit the country on Saturday, September 10, a district police chief told Agence France-Presse (AFP).  Continue reading At least 11 dead, 100 injured in Tanzania earthquake – police

The Africans buying sunshine with their phones

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US president Barack Obama talks with an M-Kopa representative during the Power Africa Innovation Fair in Nairobi last year. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Solar-powered electricity units are removing the need for dangerous kerosene lamps and allowing Africans to stay connected

July 30, 2016 — Julie Njeri did not believe her son when he declared he no longer needed spectacles to read his books and complete his homework.  Continue reading The Africans buying sunshine with their phones