Environment - Flood
  • Flood victims in Algeria angry government's slow action
    13 november 2001 18:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerians have expressed impatience with the slow pace of government's relief action following last weekend's floods left over 600 persons dead and hundreds of others wounded and homeless, observers in Algiers said. Full text...

  • Three days of mourning declared in Algeria after mammoth floods
    13 november 2001 12:16:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has declared three days of national mourning beginning Tuesday following unprecedented floods which killed 575 people, 538 of them residents of Algiers, according to the death toll issued Monday. Full text...

  • Algerian Agency confirms 575 dead in flooding
    12 november 2001 22:38:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The death toll from the flood that hit Algeria has risen to 575, with 538 in Algiers, the nation's capital, the Civil Protection Services announced Monday. Full text...

  • King Mohammed sympathises with Algerians over deadly flood
    12 november 2001 21:56:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan King Mohammed VI Monday condoled President Abdelaziz Bouteflica and the Algerian people over the flood disaster that has reportedly killed some 575 people in Algeria, the State Television (TVM) reported in Rabat. Full text...

  • Floods kill two in north-west Rwanda
    02 november 2001 21:46:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Heavy rains in north-west Rwanda have claimed two lives, killed five cows, four goats and left 953 families homeless, official sources in Kigali reported Friday. Full text...

  • Angolan flood victims get relief
    11 october 2001 09:22:00
    Benguela- Angola (PANA) -- Three humanitarian agencies in Angola, have provided relief materials to some 430 families affected by floods in Dombe Grande Commune of the coastal Benguela province. Full text...

  • Flood kills three people in central Tunisia
    19 september 2001 21:42:00
    Sidi Bouzid- Tunisia (PANA) -- Three people died in serious flooding Wednesday at Tunisia's central region of Sidi Bouzid, the Tunisian press agency reported. Full text...

  • US assists Nigerian flood victims
    17 september 2001 19:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The US has donated food items to flood victims in Nigeria's northern States of Kano and Jigawa, as part of the 25,000-dollar assistance to the victims, the US Consulate said in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • Several Bamako districts flooded
    13 september 2001 19:40:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Floods have partly submerged several residential areas close to the banks of River Niger in Bamako, the Malian capital, following heavy rains this week, which caused overflowing at the Selingue hydro-electric dam, about 120 km upstream. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Jigawa State counts flood losses
    05 september 2001 18:58:00
    Dutse- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's northern State of Jigawa, hit by massive flooding triggered by the collapse of the Tiga/Challawa dam last week, has put the cost of the damage to villages and farmlands at 300 million naira (about 2. Full text...

  • UNICEF donates sheeting materials for flood victims
    03 september 2001 14:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- UNICEF on Monday donated plastic sheeting materials for over 4,500 Ethiopian families affected by ongoing rains and floods. Full text...

  • Nile floods get out of control in northern Sudan
    23 august 2001 09:42:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Seasonal floods of the Nile, which have reached their highest levels in 20 years, are currently out of control in northern Sudan, National Sudan television reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Flooding heightens in Namibia's Kaprivi region
    20 august 2001 21:26:00
    Katima Mililo- Namibia (PANA) -- After hitting the localities of Singalamwe and Kongola, flooding from Namibia's Kwando River has extended to Sauzuo, 20 km east of Kongola in the Kaprivi region. Full text...

  • Floods threaten Sudanese capital
    19 august 2001 12:07:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Residents in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, were Saturday preparing for the worst as press reports said the Nile was rising steadily, threatening to burst its banks within days. Full text...

  • Two Ethiopian Districts flooded
    17 august 2001 14:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's "Awash River" has flooded 12 localities in the Ayssaita and Dubti districts of Afar State, the national radio reported Friday. Full text...

  • Khartoum under serious flood threat
    14 august 2001 10:06:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's Irrigation Ministry has warned that the nation's capital, Khartoum, risks escalating wave of flood from the Blue Nile. Full text...

  • Minister inspects flood damage in Sudan
    11 august 2001 10:59:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese Interior Minister Abdul-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, Friday inspected the damage caused by Blue Nile flooding in Sinja town and a number of villages in Sennar State. Full text...

  • Flood in Ethiopia displaces 2,500 people
    03 august 2001 10:28:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- More than 2 500 people have been displaced after the Tekeze River burst its banks, flooding the Ethiopian town of Humera in East Tigray, municipal authorities said Friday. Full text...

  • Floods disrupt traffic in Lagos
    15 july 2001 19:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Traffic was held up for hours on a major thoroughfare in Nigeria's commercial capital city of Lagos Sunday, after a downpour left the roads flooded and impassable. Full text...

  • Prime Minister visits flood-hit Limbe victims
    10 july 2001 21:26:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian Prime Minister Peter Mafany Musonge and his wife, have visited Limbe, in the country's south-western province where flood and mudslide have killed at least 21 people and rendered thousands homeless. Full text...

  • Ghana counts losses from Accra floods
    29 june 2001 19:46:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- An official of Ghana's National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), revealed Friday that Wednesday's floods in the country's capital Accra has affected some 139,000 people displacing 80,000 of them. Full text...

  • Death toll in Ghana floods rises to seven
    28 june 2001 20:06:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- At least seven people died following Wednesday's downpour that caused serious floods in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, police confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • 3 die in Accra floods
    28 june 2001 12:25:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- At least three people were killed when several hours of downpour caused serious floods in Accra. Full text...

  • Downpour floods Accra
    28 june 2001 11:57:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Several hours of downpour in Accra have caused serious floods that have destroyed properties and are threatening life in the Ghanaian capital. Full text...

  • Downpour floods Accra
    28 june 2001 11:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Several hours of downpour in Accra have caused serious floods that have destroyed properties and are threatening life in the Ghanaian capital. Full text...

  • Flood victims blame forced relocation for plight
    03 june 2001 11:09:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- More than 30,000 villagers who were displaced by floods last February in Malawi are blaming the Illovo Sugar Company for forcing them to relocate on riverbanks after it leased vast tracts of their upland localities. Full text...

  • Flooding displaces thousands in Western Kenya
    04 may 2001 09:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Over 1,500 families in the Nyando area in Kisumu District, Western Kenya have been displaced by floods following two days of heavy rains in the Lake Victoria Basin. Full text...

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