Rains improved in many areas that were affected by severe drought last season
Poor rains have been received in Tanzania and parts of Madagascar, with likely impacts on crop production in affected areas
An armyworm outbreak has affected the region, with reports of outbreaks in Zambia,
Zimbabwe and Malawi. The outbreak in Zambia is particularly severe
Heavy rain has been affecting several parts of the country over the past weeks, causing floods.
According to local media, as of 13 January at 7.00 (UTC), the number of houses damaged has reached 1 800 in the municipality of Viana (Luanda province).
Over the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain is forecast to affect most of the country.
Zika has spread to more than 60 countries and territories since an outbreak was identified in Brazil in 2015
LUANDA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Angola said on Wednesday it had recorded its first two cases of the Zika virus, just three months after a yellow fever epidemic that killed at least 400 people was brought under control.
Zika, a viral disease carried by mosquitoes, has spread to more than 60 countries and territories since an outbreak was identified in Brazil in 2015, raising alarm over its ability to cause the rare birth defect microcephaly.
‘Market estimates for South Africa’s 2016/17 total maize production vary between 11.7 million tons and 13.0 million tons, which is well above the previous season’s output of 7.5 million tons. If this materializes, South Africa would return to be a net exporter of maize as domestic annual consumption is just 10.5 million tons’– Agbiz, www.agbiz.co.za.) '
Luanda - Health Minister Luís Gomes Sambo reiterated on Wednesday in Luanda that preventive measures are under way throughout the country to stem the spread of the cholera epidemic that plagues the municipality of Soyo in northern Zaire province, which has already claimed seven lives out of 100 registered cases.
These measures, according to the official, go through active epidemiological surveillance with the participation of communities and the treatment of suspected and identified cases.
OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2016 RAINFALL HIGHLIGHTS
Since late November, the southern African summer monsoon has continued to be dominated by a dipole pattern: with suppressed rainfall in the northeastern parts of the region and Island of Madagascar, and enhanced rainfall in the southern parts of contiguous SADC.
Some significant above-normal rainfalls conditions were observed last past 30 days, across portions of northwestern DRC, west and south of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and south Mozambique.
Soyo - The Finance minister said Tuesday in Soyo, northern Zaire province, that the material and financial needs to fight the cholera outbreak and prevent its spread in the region have been identified.
Speaking at a press conference at the end of the 48-hour visit the inter-ministerial commission paid to the region, minister Archer Mangueira said the most immediate priority is to allocate funds to help curb the spread of the disease.
Total people in need:16.1 million
Total children (< 18) in need: 5.2 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 7.2 million
Total children to be reached in 2017: 3.8 million
Situation summary in the Americas
In 2016, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru reported confirmed cases of yellow fever.
Brazil confirmed six human yellow fever cases in 2016 and the number of epizootics, especially in the state of São Paulo, increased considerably during 2016 in comparison to previous years.
Luanda - The heavy rains that hit last week some areas of Luanda province left more than 1,800 homes flooded in the municipality of Viana.
Angop learned that of the above number, 1,200 houses in Km 12A area, 540 in Km9A, 20 in Mulenvos and 40 near the ravines of Boa Fé neighbourhood, some of which even collapsed.
The information was released by the local director of Community Services, Fernando Binge, who added that the rains caused damage estimated at Akz 320 million, but there were no records of human losses.
Soyo - An inter-ministerial delegation comprising the ministers of Health and Finance is since early on Monday in northern Zaire province, to assess the impact of the cholera outbreak hitting the region since November 2016.
Angop learned from an official source that the Health minister, Luís Gomes Sambo and his colleague Archer Mangueira, are to travel to Quirusso, Mbubu, Nvindi and Kimpula islands, the epicentre of the epidemic.
Insufficient rain received in many parts of Southern Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Below-average and erratic rainfall over the past several weeks has sustained moisture deficits and resulted in degraded ground conditions across many parts of Uganda, Kenya, bimodal and unimodal areas of Tanzania, northern Malawi, and northern Mozambique.
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Africa Weather Hazards
Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Despite some increase in rainfall during late November, poor and erratic rain since late September has resulted in droughts, which have negatively impacted crops and water availability in southern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and eastern Kenya.
64,755 South Sudanese refugees, most of them new arrivals.
103,717 Refugees from the Central African Republic.
34,973 Refugees from Burundi
543,309 Congolese refugees in African countries
5,501 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016