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Cyclone Batsirai makes landfall in Madagascar

Cyclone Batsirai has weakened overnight but floods are still expected due to heavy rain after it hit eastern Madagascar with strong winds. “Batsirai has weakened,” Meteo Madagascar said on Sunday, adding that the cyclone’s average wind speed had almost halved to 80 kilometres per hour, while the strongest gusts had …

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Stampede at Liberian church caused dozens dead

At least 29 people in Liberia, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, have died in a stampede of worshippers at a Christian ceremony in a densely populated area of the capital, Monrovia. The stampede erupted when a gang of thugs armed with knives attacked some of the hundreds attending …

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