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Mozambique: Drought Affected 126,000 Hectares in Southern Provinces

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-05-17 18:44
[AIM] Maputo -Gondola (Mozambique), 17 May (AIM) - Mozambique has suffered not only from cyclones and flooding in the central and northern provinces, but also from drought in the south of the country.

Tanzania: Rains Kill Five, Leave 2, 500 Homeless in Kyela District

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-05-17 14:39
[Citizen] Kyela -Five people died and 2, 570 others have been left homeless in Kyela District following unusually heavy rains that pounded the region for several days.

Africa: UN Disaster Forum Must Bring Transformation for Most At-Risk People

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-05-17 14:23
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The suffering of thousands upon thousands places an obligation on decision makers to make radical change in development a reality

Central Africa: Climate Change Pushes Farmers to 'Tipping Point' in Lake Chad Crisis

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-05-17 14:23
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Irregular rains and rising temperatures have spurred on conflict in the region by causing food shortages and frustration

Kenya: Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-05-17 14:23
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The wellbeing of families is central to healthy societies, but is threatened by climate change, especially in the poorest parts of the world

Kenya: From Camel to Cup - Camel Milk Froths Hopes in Drought-Hit Kenya

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-05-17 14:03
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Wajir -Camel milk has been dubbed "white gold" by food experts who say it could help conquer malnutrition and diabetes

Ghana: Pupils to Study Climate Change, Green Economy Next Academic Year

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-05-17 13:21
[Ghanaian Times] Primary school pupils, will from the forthcoming academic year -beginning September - start learning climate change and green economy as part of the new education curriculum.

Somalia: Somalia to Suffer Worst Drought in Years

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-05-17 11:51
[CAJ News] MORE than 2,2 million Somalis face severe hunger in the coming months as a result of a disastrous drought.

South Africa: Lessons On a 'Just Transition' From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-05-17 11:31
[Daily Maverick] Moving to what is termed a just transition is not an overnight event. It requires careful planning, implementation, oversight and high-level political guarantees. Thankfully, in South Africa, we can draw on some lessons about what has worked and failed in other countries which have been in a similar position.

Kenya: Families Homeless as Heavy Rains Destroy Houses in Lamu

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-05-17 11:14
[Nation] Several families in Lamu have been left homeless after their houses were destroyed by heavy rains currently being experienced in some parts of the region.

Mauritius: Climate Change - Sometimes Always Never

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2019-05-16 14:41
[L'Express] Global experts, thinkers, practitioners, journalists, politicians and innovators are currently in Geneva to discuss the state of disaster risk across the globe. Many countries, especially those like Mauritius and Mozambique which are exposed to cyclones and floods, have still a long way to go to meet the Sendai Framework (2015-2030). Over and above translating Climate Change challenges into concrete budgetary terms, this international agreement/commitment sets four specific priorities for action:

Gambia: Weather Experts Predict Normal to Slightly Above Normal Rainfall for 2019

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2019-05-16 12:58
[Foroyaa] Experts from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) under the Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters (MOFWRNAM), have predicted this year's rainy season to be normal and slightly above normal.

Mozambique: Cyclone Induced Trauma Haunts Mozambique Kids

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2019-05-16 12:02
[CAJ News] Maputo -MOZAMBICAN children are suffering mental issues after deadly cyclones that have ravaged the destitute Southern African country recently.

Kenya: Hunger Threatens Families As Climate Change Persists

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2019-05-16 11:59
[Nation] There is barely a corner of human life that will not be affected by climate change, and some of its impacts are already being felt. Consider this, 821 million people are now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting the hunger eradication goal, SDG 2, at risk.

Malawi: Trenches, Blockades Save Communities from Cyclone Flooding

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2019-05-16 11:01
[VOA] Flooding caused by Cyclone Idai affected a million people across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in March, and forced hundreds of thousands out of their homes. But in Malawi, certain communities were spared because of flood mitigation projects sponsored by the World Food Program.

Namibia: Conservation Agriculture - Learning and Adapting Together

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-05-15 17:21
[New Era] Namibia has been experiencing variability in rainfall over the past three agricultural seasons due to the climate change effects experienced the world over. As a result, innovative mechanisms to help small-scale crop farmers deal with climate change and to improve their resilience are needed. The practice of Conservation Agriculture (CA) is one such mechanism.

Africa: As Risks Rise, Too Little Is Spent to Avert Disasters, Say UN and Red Cross

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-05-15 15:59
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Geneva -Governments and businesses are still investing far too little to protect poor communities at rising risk from wild weather and other threats, the heads of the U.N. disaster prevention agency and the Red Cross said Tuesday.

South Africa: Every Drop Counts

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-05-15 15:57
[SAnews.gov.za] While the country has enough water to sustain the fast approaching dry winter season, South Africans have been urged to use water sparingly.

Africa: A New 'Climate Strike' - Opting for No Children As Climate Fears Grow

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-05-15 15:26
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -German schoolteacher Verena Brunschweiger decided shortly after her marriage not to have children - not because she did not want them but because she felt she could not justify the climate damage caused by adding to the planet's population.

Nigeria: Cyclone Idai - Zimbabwe President Hails Nigeria for Extending Assistance

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-05-15 14:24
[Premium Times] The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has commended the Nigerian government for extending relief items to the people of Zimbabwe recently affected by the tropical disaster cyclone Idai.

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