Africa today at a glance

Wednesday March 20 2019

Mozambique cyclone

A picture released on March 18, 2019 by the Mission Aviation Fellowship people on a roof surrounded by flooding occasioned by Cyclone Idai in Beira in Mozambique. Heavy rains have been pounding southern Africa, causing deaths and massive destruction. PHOTO | AFP 

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