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Durban Hit Hard By Heavy Storm

Two people have been reported dead so far.

Winds measured at 70km/h have caused havoc in Durban, leading to the closure of all roads in southern Durban. The city's municipality warned residents to stay indoors.

Mostly affected were King Edward VIII Hospital, Addington Hospital and Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital.

So far, two people have been reported dead, while many have lost their homes.

You can view some of the damage caused by the ongoing storm below.

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Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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Wild Cape Town Fire Mostly Contained

A 35-year-old man has reportedly been arrested on charges of arson. This, after firefighters had been battling to put out the Cape Town fire that caused extensive damage.