Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 27 May to 2 June 2014


An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was recorded in Antananarivo on 27 May.
The epicenter of the quake was 45 km from the capital, but no damage was recorded.

Earthquakes occur almost daily in Madagascar, which recorded 1571 earthquakes since 2011, of which 28 measured more than 4 on the Richter scale.

Support is being provided to authorities in assisting the 1,400 people displaced by clashes between the two villages of Andranondambo and Ambatotsivala in Androy, southern Madagascar, which took place on 8 May.


Peter Mutharika was sworn in as the new president of Malawi on 31 May.

South Africa:

Last week 3 babies died from diarrhea in the town of Bloemhof in North West Province, where water contamination last week left the town without water. Hundreds of people were also treated for diarrhea. Tests for cholera came back negative. Authorities say the water situation has been addressed.


According to media reports, gunmen of the former rebel movement RENAMO attacked a Mozambican military and police convoy in the central district of Gorongosa. No causalities were reported, but heavy damage was done to military vehicles.

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