Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

World Jan 2, 2020

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 — and ...

Another cyclone poised to hit Mozambique on Thursday

World Apr 25, 2019

Another cyclone poised to hit Mozambique on Thursday

Another tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall on Mozambique's coast on Thursday, just over a month after a more powerful storm struck the Mozambican port city of Beira farther south and killed hundreds of people. Weather forecasters say Cyclone Kenneth will bring heavy rainfall, ...

Mozambique cyclone death toll doubles as flood waters rise

World Mar 20, 2019

Mozambique cyclone death toll doubles as flood waters rise

Mozambique's death toll from flooding in the wake of Cyclone Idai more than doubled as relief workers struggled to deal with the devastation wrought by the storm. The number of dead has increased to 202, Mozambique's cabinet said, as it declared a national emergency. President ...

'Full horror' of cyclone in southeast Africa yet to emerge: Red Cross

World Mar 19, 2019

'Full horror' of cyclone in southeast Africa yet to emerge: Red Cross

Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disaster recorded in the southern hemisphere, U.N. officials said on Tuesday. Rescue crews are still struggling to reach victims five days ...

Aircraft debris found on beach inspected for ties to MH370

Asia Pacific Mar 3, 2016

Aircraft debris found on beach inspected for ties to MH370

A piece of apparent aircraft debris found on a beach in Mozambique could have drifted from the likely crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Australia's government said Friday. The torn sliver of material bears a "no step" marking commonly seen on aircraft surfaces and ...

National / Politics Jan 12, 2014

Japan pledges ¥70 billion in ODA to Mozambique

Japan will provide ¥70 billion in official development assistance to Mozambique over five years for a transport corridor project, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday. Abe made the pledge in a meeting with President Armando Guebuza in the capital, Maputo, as they agreed to strengthen ...

Basketball Jun 30, 2013

Japan cagers hold off visiting squads

by Ed Odeven

The Japan and women's national basketball teams recorded victories for the second time in as many days, leaving Sendai's Xebio Arena on Saturday with momentum. In the Saturday finale, coach Kimikazu Suzuki's team topped the Philippines 83-76. The visitors out-rebounded Japan 50-37. Big man Kosuke Takeuchi paced ...