Pilot flew too low, causing New Mexico fatal copter crash: NTSB

World Jul 11, 2019

Pilot flew too low, causing New Mexico fatal copter crash: NTSB

A helicopter pilot apparently caused a fatal crash last year that killed him and four other people, including Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett, a report this week said. The National Transportation Safety Board said its investigation found no mechanical problems with the helicopter, a single-engine ...

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 ...

Popular Zimbabwean musician Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi dies at 66

Entertainment News Jan 24, 2019

Popular Zimbabwean musician Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi dies at 66

Zimbabwe's most successful and internationally renowned musician Oliver Mtukudzi died on Wednesday after suffering from diabetes, ending a career that spanned four decades and 67 albums. The 66-year-old singer, affectionately known as "Tuku," died at a local clinic on Wednesday afternoon, the Minister of Information ...

Three killed as army fires on Zimbabwe election protesters

World Aug 2, 2018

Three killed as army fires on Zimbabwe election protesters

Zimbabwe's government vowed Wednesday to crack down on opposition dissent after three people were killed when protests against alleged electoral fraud were met with live ammunition, denting hopes of a new era for the country. Soldiers fired on demonstrators during opposition Movement for Democratic Change ...