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South Africa: Peppering of Snow Set for Eastern Cape Amid Cold Snap

Climate change in Africa News - 1 hour 56 min ago
[News24Wire] A dusting of snow has been forecast for parts of the Eastern Cape over the weekend amid a cold snap, according to data from the SA Weather Service (SAWS).

Zambia: Crisis Looming in Drought-Affected Areas

Climate change in Africa News - 7 hours 58 min ago
[CAJ News] Lusaka -Major health, protection and education crises are unfolding in the southern and western parts of Zambia that are bearing the brunt of a prolonged drought battering the country.

South Africa: Brrrrrrace Yourselves! Cold Front to Hit SA, Especially Western Cape

Climate change in Africa News - 8 hours 46 min ago
[News24Wire] South Africans can expect cold weather conditions from Thursday going into the weekend, especially in the Western Cape, according to the SA Weather Service (SAWS).

Niger: Regional Meeting to Tackle Lake Chad Crisis Begins in Niger

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-07-17 12:48
[Premium Times] Eight governors from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad will be meeting in Niamey, Niger, today alongside several CSOs and stakeholders to deliberate on the crisis rocking the Lake Chad region.

Ghana: Ghana to Implement a National Framework for Climate Services

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-07-17 11:37
[Ghana Govt.] A Deputy Minister for Communications, Mr. Vincent Odotei Sowah, has indicated that the government is keen on retooling the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) to take the needed action to attain the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13.

Rwanda: Rwanda Prepares the Foundations for Climate-Resilient Cities

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-07-16 16:33
[IPS] Kigali -How do you plan a resilient city? A city that can withstand climate change impacts, and the natural disasters that it produces at increased frequencies. And how do you protect the city, its individuals and communities, its business and institutions from either the increased flooding or prolonged droughts that result? It's a complex question with an even more complex solution, but one that the central African nation of Rwanda is looking to answer.

Zimbabwe: Ironic - Cyclone Idai Bring Cheer to Chimanimani Tourism

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-07-16 16:06
[New Zimbabwe] Chimanimani -Five months after a devastating tropical cyclone ripped through south-eastern Manicaland killing more than 400 and leaving some 40 000 homeless as well as trail of destruction, the tourism industry in this part of Zimbabwe is slowly picking up the pieces.

South Africa: Subsidies Keeping the Fossil Fuel Industry Afloat Should Be Put to Better Use

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-07-16 10:57
[The Conversation Africa] Capitalism has often been identified as the underlying cause of the climate crisis. A leading voice on the subject is Naomi Klein, one of the climate movements most influential thinkers, whose seminal book on climate change was subtitled Capitalism vs. the Climate. She is one of many voices identifying capitalism as the cause of climate change.

Lesotho: Drought Breeds Multi-Faceted Crises for Border Communities

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-07-16 10:34
[Lesotho Times] The recent El-Nino induced drought has spawned a multi-faceted crisis for Basotho communities in the border areas with South Africa who are often forced to illegally graze their livestock in the neighbouring country.

Rwanda: Country Committed to Becoming Climate Resilient Economy By 2050

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-07-16 09:43
[New Times] Recognizing that the country's future development faces uncertainties as the population grows and climate change impacts result in increased demand on land for urbanization and pressure on resources (water, energy, food); the Government of Rwanda has started to implement the National Strategy for Climate Change and Low Carbon Development.

Africa: UN Calls Youth to Apply for the Climate Summit

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2019-07-15 17:17
[New Era] Windhoek -The United Nations called on the youth from around the world to apply to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit.

Ghana: Tidal Waves Wreak More Havoc On Agavedzi-Sarakope

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2019-07-15 14:21
[Ghanaian Times] Ho -THE tidal waves which hit Agavedzi-Sarakope in the Ketu South District causing havoc on June 30, have struck again in the same area, bringing in its wake more destruction.

Somalia: UN Says Drought, Armed Conflict Starving Millions of People

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2019-07-15 12:52
[Dalsan Radio] Drought, armed conflict and displacement are causing millions of people to face food insecurity in Somalia this year, a UN spokesman said Friday.

Zimbabwe: Planting Lots of Trees Can Be a Panacea to Global Warming

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2019-07-15 10:45
[Zimbabwe Standard] A Top Zimbabwean entertainment hub based in South Africa - Xtratime Entertainment - has roped in the late superstar Oliver Mtukudzi's daughters -- Sandra and Selmor -- for shows in South Africa under the banner Mukuru "Tuku" Concerts.

Uganda: Uganda Fit the Battle of Climate Change, and the Walls Came Tumbling Down

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2019-07-15 10:15
[East African] The rain fell, and the school wall fell too. Luckily for the affluent school community, their wall fell on the right-wrong side.

Africa: Big Victory for #savelamu/#decoalonize

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-07-12 17:36
[AfricaFocus] "On Wednesday 26th June, Kenya's National Environment Tribunal (NET) made a landmark ruling that set aside the license granted to Amu Power Company Ltd by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to construct a 1050MW coal plant in Lamu. The tribunal noted that ... there was no evidence that Amu Power properly informed residents of Lamu of the impacts that the coal plant project would have on their environment, livelihood or health." - #deCOALonize press release, June 29, 2019

South Africa: As Water Systems Fail Across the Country, Rural Communities Look to Self-Supply

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-07-12 16:43
[Daily Maverick] About half of municipal wastewater and water treatment works across South Africa are in a poor or critical condition. Many need urgent rehabilitation, and 11% are dysfunctional. Over three million people still do not have access to a basic water supply service. Self-supply in partnership with government could be the answer.

South Africa: First Carrots, Then Sticks to Fight the Climate Crisis - Barbara Creecy

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-07-12 16:40
[Daily Maverick] In her maiden ministerial budget speech on Thursday night, Environment, Forestries and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy announced that she had given her department two years to produce a clean audit, while also working to eliminate the take-make-use-dispose model that governs South Africa. And she challenged Parliament to stop handing out plastic water bottles every day.

Africa: Climate Realpolitik - South Africa's 'Secret' and 'Confidential' Slide to the Wrong Side of History

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-07-12 16:10
[Daily Maverick] In the last week of June 2019 and the first week of July, across three cities in Europe, the politics and the science of climate crisis were clashing in a game for immeasurably high stakes. While Daily Maverick was in Lausanne with some of the world's leading climate scientists, over in Vienna the secretary-general of OPEC was fudging the link between fossil fuels and global heating. And the week before in Bonn, at the UN climate talks, the South African delegation was holding a document that sold out the

Sudan: Devastating North Darfur Deluge Leaves Thousands Destitute

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-07-12 13:20
[Radio Dabanga] El Kuma -Extreme rains followed by flash floods have destroyed thousands of homes and shelters in El Kuma in North Darfur, leaving more than 4,000 families destitute. The stricken area is now a large water pond. The floods have also cut vital road links in the state.

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