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Stuck at sea for years, a sailor's plight highlights a surge in shipowner abandonment

May. 30, 2024 07:08 AM EDT

Abdul Nasser Saleh says he rarely got a good night’s sleep during the near-decade he spent working without pay on a cargo ship abandoned by its owner at ports along the Red Sea. By night, he tossed and turned in his bunk on the aging Al-Maha, he said, thinking of the unpaid wages...

Cyclone Hidaya weakens as it moves toward Tanzania's coastline, officials say

May. 04, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Cyclone Hidaya significantly weakened as it approached Tanzania's coastline, the country's meteorology department said Saturday. Officials warned residents to remain cautious, however, as the cyclone brings heavy rain and strong winds to the country through...

Flooding in Tanzania has killed 155 people as heavy rains continue in Eastern Africa

Apr. 25, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Flooding in Tanzania caused by weeks of heavy rain has killed 155 people and affected more than 200,000 others, the prime minister said Thursday. That is more than double the number of deaths reported two weeks ago as the amount of rainfall increases,...