Cyclone Idai: More bodies under floodwater – UN

Cyclone Idai: More bodies under floodwater – UN 1

The UN has said the final casualty figure after Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa more than a week ago will only be known once the flood waters have receded. Cyclone Idai is an “unprecedented natural disaster” that no-one could have predicted, a Mozambican minister has said At least 417 people have now been declared dead in Mozambique, Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia has said. The new figure puts the overall death toll at about 700 people across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. It is expected to rise further. Related…

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Cyclone Idai: More bodies under floodwater – UN

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The UN has said the final casualty figure after Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa more than a week ago will only be known once the flood waters have receded. Cyclone Idai is an “unprecedented natural disaster” that no-one could have predicted, a Mozambican minister has said At least 417 people have now been declared dead in Mozambique, Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia has said. The new figure puts the overall death toll at about 700 people across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. It is expected to rise further. Related…

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Cyclone Idai: ‘Massive disaster’ in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

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Cyclone Idai has triggered a “massive disaster” in southern Africa affecting hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, the UN says. People carry their personal effects through a flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira The region has been hit by widespread flooding and devastation affecting Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi has called it “a humanitarian disaster of great proportion”. He said more than 1,000 people may have been killed after the cyclone hit the country last week. Related Articles Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port…

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UN: Suspension of Nigeria’s top judge breaches human rights

UN: Suspension of Nigeria’s top judge breaches human rights 4

Suspension of Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari violates global human rights standards, UN expert says. Article originally published by Aljazeera. Link: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/suspension-nigeria-top-judge-breaches-human-rights-190211101744619.html The suspension of Nigeria’s most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari broke international human rights standards on the independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers, a United Nations expert has said. “International human rights standards provide that judges may be dismissed only on serious grounds of misconduct or incompetence,” said Diego Garcia-Sayan, the UN special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, on Monday. “Any decision to suspend or remove a…

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Burundi orders UN to close Human Rights office in Bujumbura

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 Burundi’s government has reportedly asked the United Nations Human Rights Council to close its office in the country within two months, according to foreign ministry and UN sources. Embattled Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza A senior official of the country’s foreign ministry told AFP news agency that a notice was on Wednesday given to the UN Resident Coordinator in Burundi, Garry Conille, for transmission in Geneva to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. “All international staff must be redeployed immediately, and the Office has two months to pack its bags…

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