Tropical storm in Africa

This item appears on page 5 of the March 2022 issue.

Tropical Storm Anna hit the eastern coasts of Southern Africa in late January, killing dozens of people in Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi.

In Madagascar, at least 41 people were killed and more than 100,000 were displaced, while Malawi reported 19 dead. In Mozambique, there were 12 reported deaths as of press time, though aid organizations there said the number was likely to rise, as more than 20,000 people had been affected by the storm.

Heavy winds and rain destroyed homes across the region. In Malawi, Storm Anna caused a nationwide power outage.