Mozambican arrested in Lebombo, South Africa, on suspicion of trafficking two AK-47 rifles
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The city of Beira in Mozambique’s Sofala province today sees the launch of massive vaccination campaign against cholera, in a joint initiative by the Mozambican government and the World Health Organization.
The campaign is aimed at preventing the spread of cholera in Beira, where more than 270 cases have been reported since last Wednesday.
Meanwhile, a team of international experts on assessing damage caused by cyclones is arriving in Beira soon. They will help ensure there is a credible database enabling domestic and foreign partners to set post-cyclone investment priorities.
Preliminary figures indicate sixty-one fatalities and more than 23,000 houses partially or totally destroyed, plus forty-eight schools and fourteen hospitals left roofless and more than three hundred churches destroyed.
Beira mayor Daviz Simango announced the figures at a press conference on Sunday, praising the efforts of the citizens in the reconstruction and cleaning of the city.
“I want to thank the residents of Beira for their cooperation with the various entrepreneurs of this city who have joined the various efforts,” he said.
Mayor Simango challenged contractors and citizens in general to start outlining strategies to rebuild infrastructure that will withstand cyclones of Idai’s magnitude.