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22 November 2022

Rubaya: at least 32 people killed in landslides in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Rubaya: there are reports that at least 32 people killed on 18 November by mining related landslides in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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15 November 2022

The impact of the Williamson Diamond Mine tailings breach

The Planet Labs SkySat image shows the impact of the Williamson Diamond Mine tailings breach on downstream communities

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10 November 2022

High-resolution SkySat imagery of the Williamson Mine tailings dam breach

Planet Labs has now captured and released high resolution imagery of the Williamson Mine tailings dam breach in Tanzania

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9 November 2022

Planet Labs image of the Williamson Diamond Mine tailings dam failure

Planet Labs has captured a PlanetScope image of the Williamson Diamond Mine tailings dam failure that shows both the breach and the plume.

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8 November 2022

Another tailings dam failure: the Williamson Mine in Tanzania

Another major tailings dam failure has occurred in Africa, this time at the Williamson Mine in Tanzania. The plume of pollution is >6 km long.

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14 September 2022

The Jagersfontein tailings dam accident: the aftermath

The Jagersfontein tailings dam accident: the plume of pollution has extended to the reservoir of the Kalkfontein Dam.

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13 September 2022

Analysing the aerial and satellite imagery of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster

Aerial and satellite imagery of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster highlights a complex failure event and high mobility of the slimes.

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12 September 2022

The 11 September 2022 Jagersfontein tailings dam failure

On 11 September 2022 a major tailings dam failure occurred at Jagersfontein in South Africa. The local plume of pollution extends >8 km.

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22 April 2022

Understanding the deadly landslides in the Durban area of South Africa

Earlier this month the Durban area of South Africa suffered landslides and floods that have killed at least 440 people.

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6 September 2021

Catoca mine in Angola – using satellite imagery to understand recent events

Catoca mine in Angola – using satellite imagery to understand recent events

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15 December 2020

The large landslide at Gamsberg mine: high resolution satellite images

The large landslide at Gamsberg mine: a high resolution Planet Labs SkySat satellite image of the aftermath of the failure

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7 May 2020

Planet Labs high resolution image of the Chesegon, West Pokot landslides

Planet Labs have captured wonderful high resolution SkySat imagery of the 17 April 2020 channelised debris flows at Chesegon, Kenya.

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29 April 2020

West Pokot: channelised debris flows killed up to 40 people in Kenya on 18 April 2020

Thanks to the Hazmapper team, we have learned that major landslides occurred in West Pokot, Kenya on 18 April 2020, killing up to 40 people and displacing 4,000.

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13 January 2020

Burundi: Planet Labs and Sentinel images of the 4 December 2019 landslide disaster

Planet Labs and Sentinel images of the 4 December 2019 landslide disaster in the hills around Nyempundu, in Mugina commune in Cibitoke, Burundi

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8 January 2020

Bududa, Uganda: Planet Labs images of the landslides in December that killed more than 50 people

Planet Labs have captured a good set of satellite images showing the 3 December 2019 Bududa landslides in Uganda, which killed about 50 people

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28 November 2019

West Pokot: a landslide disaster in Kenya

Extremely heavy rainfall affected West Pokot in Kenya on 23 and 24 November 2019, triggering extensive landslides that have caused at least 50 fatalities

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27 September 2019

Tibesti – another mining-induced landslide

Yet another mining-induced landslide occurred yesterday, in the Tibesti region of Chad in Africa, killing about 30 people.

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5 June 2019

One third of the African urban population exposed to extreme heat by 2090

An international team of researchers has combined demographic projections and climate scenarios across Africa for the first time. Rapid urbanization combined with climate change is having a major impact on the living conditions of city-dwellers in Africa, especially in terms of exposure to extreme – or even lethal – temperatures.

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16 April 2019

Dust toll in Africa exceeds deaths from HIV

New modeling indicates mineral dust from the Sahara is the biggest contributor to air pollution-related premature deaths on the African continent.

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26 March 2019

NASA Earth Observatory imagery of the Chimanimani landslides in Zimbabwe

Yesterday NASA posted imagery of the Chimanimani landslides in Zimbabwe, triggered by Cyclone Idai. The images show multiple channelised debris flows.

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