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21 Sep 2018 description
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By Moki Edwin Kindzeka

YAOUNDE — Muslim and Christian clerics and leaders of all major denominations in Cameroon have jointly accused Cameroonians in the diaspora of funding the crisis that has rocked the English-speaking regions of the country for two years.

The clerics are asking both the military and armed groups to drop their guns and stop the killings, looting and burning of property. But the government says only the armed separatists should give up their guns.

21 Sep 2018 description
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Ralph Jennings

TAIPEI, TAIWAN —
After a super-typhoon killed 6,200 people five years ago, Filipinos figured the experience had taught their country a lesson. Pre-storm warnings and disaster responses should improve, then-president Benigno Aquino said.

This month another super-typhoon killed at least 74 when it set off landslides in the Philippine central mountain range.

19 Sep 2018 description
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September 19, 2018 3:35 PM
Columbus Mavhunga

HARARE — Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, says his government will assist municipalities struggling to fight a cholera outbreak that has killed 32 people and affected more than 3,000 during the past three weeks.

After visiting the epicenter of the cholera outbreak in Harare, President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed to help the Harare City Council with financial assistance and called on the corporate world to donate toward fighting the epidemic.

19 Sep 2018 description
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By Ralph Jennings

MANILA/GUANGZHOU, CHINA —

The most powerful tropical storm of the year to date left a swathe of possibly long-term damage after killing more than 60 people in the Philippines and another four in China before weakening on Monday.

In the Philippines, rescuers had found 11 bodies and are digging for dozens more in what the domestic media outlet Inquirer.net called a “massive mound of mud and debris” covering a chapel where the people had taken shelter Saturday as Typhoon Mangkhut blasted the northern end of Luzon Island.

18 Sep 2018 description
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September 18, 2018 8:56 AM
Moki Edwin Kindzeka

BUEA, CAMEROON — Thousands of parents are withdrawing their children from schools in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon after armed men attacked and wounded dozens of people in their institutions. Separatists fighting for the Independence of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon had warned parents not to send their kids to school stating that they could not assure safety.