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Cyclone Kenneth Could Be the Second Damaging Storm To Hit Mozambique In Over a Month

Tanzanian authorities have also warned those living along the southern coast to move to safer ground ahead of the storm.

Just shortly after Mozambique was ravaged with the devastating Cyclone Idai in March, the country has been warned of another destructive storm that's heading their way very soon.



Cyclone Kenneth is the next powerful storm that's expected to make landfall on Tanzania's southern coast and in northern Mozambique by Thursday afternoon, Reuters reports. The storm is also expected to hit Comoros Wednesday evening, where authorities have shut down airports and schools for at least 24 hours as a safety measure.

READ: Serious Flooding Has Submerged South Africa's Kwa-Zulu Natal Province

The storm's strength is equivalent to a category three hurricane, with winds expecting to reach 194 kilometers per hour with winds up to 240 kilometers per hour. Flooding with an accumulation of 350 to over 600 millimeters of rain will hit the city of Quiterajo in the Cabo Delgado province in Northern Mozambique.

Tanzanian authorities have warned those living in the southern coastal regions of Lindi, Mtwara and Ruvuma to move to safer ground ahead of the storm, BBC adds.

If Kenneth lands in these parts of Mozambique, Comoros and Tanzania with its expected strength, it will be the strongest storm to hit the region in recorded history, Reuters adds.

Mozambique is still recovering from the aftermath of Idai, where the two-landfall storm left more than 1,000 dead and millions in need of aid. Revisit how you can help here.

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The 11 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month (May)

Featuring Davido, Tekno, Little Simz, Mr Eazi, Wizkid and more.

Here are the best tracks that came out of the buzzing Nigerian scene in May.

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The 6 Best East African Songs of the Month (May)

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Here is our selection of the best East African songs of May. These are the tracks shaking up the region right now.

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The 11 Best Caribbean Songs of the Month (May)

Featuring Konshens x Afro B, Mr. Vegas, Stylo G, Sean Paul and more.

Back in the vinyl era, it was said that Jamaica produced more records per capita than any other nation in the world. In 2020, dancehall artists seem determined to uphold that reputation for prolific musicality, even in the midst of a global pandemic.

Undoubtedly, Jamaican artists are driving Caribbean music at the moment, a dominance only partly explained by the recent proliferation of home studio setups and desktop production in dancehall (making it easier to keep the musical vibes flowing without touching road). It also has to do with simple timing, as music production and release calendars elsewhere in the Caribbean are often focused on the yearly crescendo of Carnival.

Trinidad, of course, pulled off a massive turnout at the end of February, just before recording their first confirmed case of COVID-19. But if Trini soca artists have already put in their work for 2020, many other West Indian Carnivals were or presumably will be cancelled. It remains to be seen whether scenes and styles associated with the big summer Carnivals (St. Lucian dennery, Bajan crop over and Grenadian jab-jab, to name a few) will take the risk of allowing large gatherings or attempt to recreate the festival experience virtually in an effort to support ongoing quarantine initiatives.

It's a strange new world...but we can all be thankful it still has room for a good old fashioned soundclash now and then. In that spirit, get all the Caribbean heat for this May below.

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