World: Burkina Faso: After heavy rains, the Parent Ouagalais at the most pressed

W.Africa bloc chair says Guinea accepts two-year transition

  W.Africa bloc chair says Guinea accepts two-year transition The chair of a West African regional bloc said at a briefing with France's president Thursday that Guinea would cut its transition to civilian rule from three to two years. West African mediators last week met Guinea's ruling junta for talks on a return to civilian rule, according to ECOWAS and state media. Embalo, Gambian diplomat Omar Alieu Touray, who is the president of the bloc's commission, and Benin's former president Thomas Boni Yayi, the ECOWAS mediator for Guinea, were all present.

Vue générale de la capitale du Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. © Reuters/Joe Penney/Files General view of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou.

The rainy season settles, with its flooding corollary. Last Wednesday August 3, several districts of the capital were flooded by heavy rains. Vehicles, home furnishings, shopping goods, were swept away by rainwater. To take up a damage caused by these first rains, a government team has crossed the districts that underwent the waters. But the populations are still worried because the National Meteorology Agency provides for other rains. For these populations, the most urgent is to release water passages.

With our correspondent in Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani

W.Africa bloc chair says Guinea accepts two-year transition

  W.Africa bloc chair says Guinea accepts two-year transition The chair of a West African regional bloc said at a briefing with France's president Thursday that Guinea would cut its transition to civilian rule from three to two years. Speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron at a media briefing in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo, who is chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), said he had recently convinced Guinea's junta to shorten its timeline. "I was in Conakry with the president of the commission (of ECOWAS) to make the military junta understand the decision of the summit of heads of state that the transition cannot exceed 24 months", Embalo said.

a few days after the passage of rainwater, some residents of the capital try to restore what can be. Vehicles or furniture carried, damaged walls. Material damage that amounts to millions of CFA francs for certain victims. "The cars are in the garage, the water has come back into it. I am discouraged, I raised the walls and the water overturned them, "comments an Ouagalais.


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These disaster victims accuse the municipal authorities of not having carried out the cleaning of the pipes on the one hand, But also not to have studied the construction of certain roads well.

“We were flooded here because of the lack of channel, analyzes a resident. They did not take into account those who were going to live there later. They made water evacuations, but it is not enough. In the districts, here, can be put on gutters so that water arrives at the level of the channel of the large track. "

Unseasonable rains leave seven dead in UAE

  Unseasonable rains leave seven dead in UAE At least seven people have been killed in the United Arab Emirates after unseasonable downpours triggered flash flooding in eastern districts of the normally parched Gulf state, authorities said. "We regret to announce that six people of Asian nationalities have been found dead as a result of the floods," the interior ministry's chief of central operations, Ali al-Tunaiji, said. The ministry later announced the death of a seventh Asian migrant. July temperatures in the UAE regularly hit 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) but its east coast can also be affected by the Indian Ocean monsoon.

" We do not make new channels, we do not lead, it will continue, deplores another. As long as we don't change our way of doing things, it will continue.

These inhabitants fear a repetition of the 2009 floods which had killed a dozen and 150,000 victims. "I am afraid that we will return to September 1, 2009 , we will have to take our concerns," we fear in the neighborhood. "It’s now that the season is settling in. The beginning is big rains, the end is big rains. So why did they not take action?

After a visit to the disaster victims, the Minister of Town Planning and Housing promises that the government will act to avoid the worst.

Severe flood damage in South Korea’s Seoul after record rains .
At least nine people killed and thousands of homes damaged after South Korean capital hit by heaviest rain in a century.More rain was forecast for Wednesday, but less than the downpours on Monday and Tuesday that submerged some streets and buildings, trapping people in flooded apartments and stranding cars.

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