February 28, 2000 |
Helicopter crews plucked at least 1,800 people to safety Sunday as swollen rivers swept away almost everything in their paths in flood-ravaged Mozambique. A new storm system began building off the coast. Many more people gripped whatever high ground they could find as waters continued to rise in the Save and Limpopo rivers of this southeast African country, one of the world's most impoverished nations. They have been stranded for a week and desperately need food.
March 9, 2008 |
The heads of enemy soldiers impaled on roadside trees. Hundreds of prisoners tortured, killed and dumped in mass graves. Napalm dropped on jungles where guerrillas sheltered, and grass-hut villages torched with cigarette lighters. These gruesome acts were carried out in Portugal's name two generations ago during its colonial wars in Africa. But for most Portuguese, the events aren't history -- they're news. A groundbreaking series aired by public broadcaster Radiotelevisao Portuguesa is confronting Portugal with unsettling aspects of its recent history that for decades have been shrouded in silence.
March 5, 2000 |
Thousands of Mozambique's hungry and thirsty flood victims straggled into makeshift camps Saturday after days of huddling on rooftops or clinging to tree branches. As more supplies and equipment arrived from around the world--including the first of three U.S. planes carrying boats from Miami--survivors at the camps gulped down cornmeal soup and beans, the first food many had eaten in four or five days.
September 23, 1986 |
The government appealed Monday for emergency aid to feed nearly 4 million people who are facing famine in this southern African nation. Speaking at a meeting in Maputo of Mozambique's Natural Disasters Office, the minister of cooperation, Jacinto Veloso, said that hunger is now affecting almost a third of the country's population. He called on "all countries and international organizations to help us in this particularly difficult moment."
July 19, 1990 |
Nelson Mandela, concluding a six-week, 14-country tour of North America, Europe and Africa, returned home Wednesday on his 72nd birthday, promising to meet with President Frederik W. de Klerk within days to discuss a new round of peace talks. "We with the African National Congress are very keen" to clear the remaining obstacles to formal negotiations, Mandela told an airport news conference.
April 24, 2003 |
A hat trick by Brazilian striker Ronaldo on Wednesday earned defending champion Real Madrid a place in the semifinals of the European Champions Cup despite the Spanish team's 4-3 loss to Manchester United in an intriguing game at Old Trafford in England. In Milan, AC Milan became the third Italian team to reach the semifinals when an injury-time goal by Swedish striker Jon Dahl Tomasson gave it a 3-2 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in an equally fascinating game at San Siro.