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Sudan: People Cautioned As Sudan Floods Leave Six Dead

Climate change in Africa News - 6 hours 32 min ago
[Radio Dabanga] El Gezira / Northern State / North Darfur -- Six people died and more than 500 houses collapsed in about ten villages as a result of heavy rains in El Gezira state yesterday.

Seychelles: Efforts Underway in Seychelles' Praslin Island to Restore Wetland, Loss of Biodiversity

Climate change in Africa News - 10 hours 21 min ago
[Seychelles News Agency] Preventing the loss of wetland on Seychelles' second most populated island - Praslin - by enhancing vegetation cover on degraded foothills of the wetlands is the aim of a new project.

Africa: Access to Climate-Friendly Cold Chains Must Underpin the Covid-19 Response

Climate change in Africa News - 10 hours 46 min ago
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] A COVID-19 vaccine that requires cooling will require a dramatic expansion in cold supply chains.

Zimbabwe: Zim Unveils Climate Change Awareness Programme

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2020-08-10 15:26
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has started the debate on how to effectively manage its natural resources by launching the Climate Change Awareness Programme.

Sudan: Floods Kill Six in Sudan

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2020-08-10 14:36
[Radio Dabanga] Kabkabiya -- At least six people died and 3,238 houses collapsed following unprecedented heavy rainfall in various parts of Sudan. 17,867 houses were damaged.

Nigeria: Nimet Predicts Monday to Wednesday's Weather Across Nigeria

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2020-08-10 10:57
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorm and cloudiness from Monday to Wednesday across the country.

Nigeria: Heavy Downpour - Farm Produce Worth N40 Million Destroyed in Kano

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2020-08-10 07:33
[Vanguard] Farm produces worth over N40 million have been destroyed by heavy downpour experienced in Bagwai local government area of Kano State.

Kenya: Weather Alerts At Risk As Radio Stations Struggle Amid Virus Downturn

Climate change in Africa News - Sun, 2020-08-09 09:58
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As advertising disappears amid the coronavirus downturn, radio stations helping farmers adapt to climate shifts could disappear

Somalia: Floods Drive Over 650,000 Somalis From Their Homes in 2020

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2020-08-07 15:53
[Dalsan Radio] More than 150,000 Somalis have been forced to flee their homes since late June, including some 23,000 in the last week alone, due to flash and riverine flooding in the Southern regions of Somalia. Rapid assessments indicate that communities in Hirshabelle and South West States are amongst the worst hit. The year has seen extreme flooding, displacing over 650,000 people across the country since the beginning of the year.

Nigeria: 14 LGAs At Risk of Flooding in Cross River - Nema Warns

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2020-08-07 12:31
[Vanguard] Calabar -- The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has warmed that 14 local government areas in Cross River were vulnerable to flooding, following the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NISHA) prediction of May 2020.

Ethiopia: Killing Two Birds With One Stone

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2020-08-07 12:30
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopians have been planting millions of trees in the left, right, and center of the country intending to put Prime Minister Abiy's initiative into effect and curb the effects of climate change as well as deforestation in the shortest possible time.

Nigeria: Hope As Yobe Begins Climate Action Plan

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2020-08-07 11:10
[Daily Trust] A few years ago, when scholars and researchers in the country working on social change predicted that the Northeast region would be impacted significantly as global warming causes serious climatic changes, Yobe State was a focus because of a particular belief that it is the "hottest" of the six states in the zone.

Sudan: Sudan Floods - Severe Suffering in 14 States

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2020-08-07 10:53
[Radio Dabanga] Sudan -- Torrential rains have damaged hundreds of houses in Sudan, as floods continue to inundate parts of the Nile basin. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan, confirms that torrential rains have led to flooding, landslides, and damage to houses and infrastructure in at least 14 of the 18 states across the country.

Somalia: Thousands More Displaced By Riverine Floods in Southern Areas of Somalia

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2020-08-07 10:42
[Dalsan Radio] Riverine flooding has displaced more people and inundated farmland in southern areas of Somalia. On 1 August, partners reported that over 10,000 people were reportedly affected by floods after two rivers broke their banks in Janaale, Marka district in Lower Shabelle region, South West State. Houses and crops were damaged. Some 6,000 people who were displaced by the floods have moved to IDP sites in Buufow Bacaad, Gandawe, Shalanbood and KM50 town of Marka district.

Sudan: UN Expresses Readiness to Assist Sudan to Ward Off Impacts of Floods

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2020-08-07 10:39
[SNA] Khartoum -- Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) , on Thursday, held a meeting with the Heads of the UN organizations and Representatives of the international aid organizations to review the situation of the rains and the floods that hit the country recently. The meeting which was attended by the MINISTER OF Labor and Social Development, Lena Al-Sheikh in the presence of the ministry's Undersecretary and the HAC reviewed the impacts of the rainy season and its impact on the country.

Nigeria: Group Urges Govt to Tackle Flooding

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2020-08-07 09:55
[Daily Trust] The Coalition of Civil Society Group has urged the federal government to show seriousness in the efforts to tackle flooding, which has become a perennial occurrence in all parts of the country.

Malawi: Cadecom Connects Farmers With Duty Bearers On Climate Change

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2020-08-06 20:41
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -- Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM) has challenged small-scale farmers in Dedza to engage an extra gear through collaborative approach in the fight against climate change to ensure food sustainability.

Sudan: Floods Destroy Bridge, Roads and Houses in Eastern Sudan

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2020-08-06 12:57
[Radio Dabanga] Eastern Sudan -- Houses and a bridge have been destroyed by floods in eastern Sudan, and roads are blocked. The victims urge the authorities to intervene urgently.

Zimbabwe: WFP in U.S.$250 Million Appeal to Fight Hunger

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2020-08-06 11:18
[New Zimbabwe] With Covid-19 now worsening recurrent hunger in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has appealed for an additional US$250 million to mitigate the rapidly expanding emergency faced by the country.

South Africa: Water Tribunal Says Climate Change Must Be Considered in Water Licence Applications for Coal Power Plants

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2020-08-05 18:26
[groundWork] In its decision handed down on 21 July 2020, the Tribunal upheld an appeal to set aside the two water use licences granted by the Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation to ACWA Power for the development of a new coal-fired power station, Khanyisa. The Tribunal found that the water use licence applications were procedurally flawed, but also that the licensing authority had not adequately weighed up the impact of climate change on water security in the region.

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