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Zimbabwe president cuts UAE trip to attend Cyclone Idai emergency

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Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa is due back in the country having opted to cut short a trip to the United Arab Emirates, the Information Ministry announced on Sunday.

The president: “has shortened his visit to the UAE to make sure he is involved directly with the national response by way of relief to victims of cyclone IDAI.

“President has also incorporated in his schedule a plea for assistance for the cyclone victims,” the Ministry said in a tweet.

Cyclone Idai leave death, destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe continues to count losses from Cyclone Idai, from the deaths which as at Saturday evening was pegged at over 30 to the mass destruction of structures and displacement of thousands in the affected areas.

Communities have been totally cut off from one another in most places. The government has declared a state of disaster in the wake of developments. The statement signed by Acting President Constantino Chiwenga said “government is working round the clock to manage this unfolding disaster.”

http://www.africanews.com/2019/03/17/zimbabwe-truncates-uae-trip-to-attend-cyclone-idai-emergency/

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