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Malawi: Met Office Issues Severe Weather Warning for the South - Tropical Storm 'Desmond' to Cause Floods

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-01-22 17:18
[Nyasa Times] Weather experts are warning of severely weather in most parts in the southern region which will lead to heavy flooding in some areas.

Africa: Davos, Inequality & the Climate Emergency

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-01-22 15:16
[IPS] Berlin -Four of the top five most impactful threats in this year's World Economic Forum´s Global Risks report are related to climate change. The report warns that we are "sleepwalking to disaster" . But that is not true.

Africa: Q&A - 17% of the Problem, but 30% of the Solution

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-01-22 15:15
[IPS] United Nations -From expansive evergreen forests to lush tropical forests, the Earth's forests are disappearing on a massive scale. While deforestation poses a significant problem to the environment and climate, trees also offer a solution.

Africa: 'Weather' and 'Climate' Are Used Interchangeably. They Shouldn't Be

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-01-22 15:11
[The Conversation Africa] As January 2019 entered its third week, huge swathes of the US are blanketed with snow, and winter storm warnings were in place across several states. US President Donald Trump, who has made it clear that he believes climate change is an overblown hoax, took to Twitter to suggest that "a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming" would be welcome.

Namibia: Zambezi Farmers Experience Sporadic Rains

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-01-22 13:26
[New Era] Windhoek -Zambezi regional governor Lawrence Sampofu says farmers in the region fear that this year might bring another dry spell and the possibility of food shortages due to the sporadic rainfall being experienced in the region.

Gambia: Diaspora Gambians Donate to Flood Victims in Serrekunda London Corner

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-01-22 13:21
[Foroyaa] London Corner Diaspora Charitable organization formed by some citizens of Serrekunda London Corner living outside the Gambia, on Friday January 18th 2019, donated food items and cash to the 2018 flood victims in that community.

Africa: Business Coming On Board, Says Top UN Climate Change Official

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-01-22 12:46
[Daily Maverick] Scientists appointed by the UN's top climate change advisory group are in Durban helping to compile a series of new reports, culminating with the publication of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) in 2021. Professor Hoesung Lee, the UN's top climate change official, was upbeat at the start of the Durban meeting, noting that he sensed an increasing awareness and sensitivity in the business world around the risks and implications of global climate change.

Kenya: Water Minister Chelugui Issues Drought Warning

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-01-22 12:11
[Nation] Water Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui has warned Kenyans to brace themselves for a biting drought until April.

South Africa: Karoo Town Asked to Reduce Water Use to 50 Litres a Day Amid Drought

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-01-22 11:48
[News24Wire] Residents of the Karoo town of Zoar have been urged to drop water consumption to 50 litres a day as the region struggles with "unacceptably high" consumption during a drought, the Western Cape government has said.

South Africa: Mossel Bay Fire Has Cape Firefighters Scrambling Again

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2019-01-21 17:34
[News24Wire] Firefighters are battling a blaze which flared up in Hartenbos Heuwels, Mossel Bay around noon on Monday, Working on Fire (WOF) said.

Malawi: Relocation of People From Disaster Prone Areas Flops

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2019-01-21 13:21
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Chikwawa District Assistant Disaster Officer Francis Kadzokoya has expressed concern that efforts to have people in disaster prone areas relocate to safer places has flopped due to resistance of the victims.

Kenya: Thousands of Kenyans Facing Acute Starvation After Harsh Weather - Report

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2019-01-21 11:58
[Nation] Thousands of Kenyans are facing starvation, according to the National Drought Management Authority.

Mozambique: Storm Warnings for Coast From Inhambane to Zambezia

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2019-01-21 11:28
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's National Meteorology Institutes (INAM) has warned of very heavy rains and thunderstorms affecting Inhambane, Sofala and Manica provinces over the next three days.

East Africa: Why Coffee Is in Danger of Extinction

Climate change in Africa News - Sun, 2019-01-20 19:14
[The Exchange] Ethiopian, Kenyan and Ugandan coffee farmers are suffering from low coffee prices hence they cannot make ends meet.

Africa: Why We Should Care About Vulnerable Coastal Communities

Climate change in Africa News - Sat, 2019-01-19 10:33
[IPS] Rome -According to UN statistics, approximately 40 per cent of the world's population lives within 100 kilometers of the coast, and overall the world's coastal population is increasing faster than the total global population. At the same time, global warming is causing sea levels to rise and increasing extreme weather incidents on coastlines.

Senegal: The Silent Destruction of Senegal's Last Forests

Climate change in Africa News - Sat, 2019-01-19 09:50
[ISS] Senegal's Casamance region was once the breadbasket of this West African nation, known for its rich vegetation, biodiversity and expansive forests. But these woodlands are rapidly disappearing, forming a silent crisis that has now reached a critical level. In a region where climate change poses a serious threat, this loss spells long-term disaster.

North Africa: Women for Climate Action in 2019

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-01-18 15:30
[UNEP] Heba Al-Farrah has a goal: to spread environmental awareness and climate action among women across the Middle East and North Africa.

Malawi: Recent Flash Floods Are Man-made, Says Department of Climate Change

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-01-18 14:07
[Nyasa Times] Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has said the recent floods which wrecked havoc in Lilongwe can be attributed to human activities which could be avoided.

South Africa: Another Cape Blaze Rages - Fire Near Houw Hoek Pass 'Out of Control'

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-01-18 13:17
[News24Wire] Another fire flared up in the Western Cape on Thursday - this time near the busy Houw Hoek Pass on the N2 - just as crews packed up after last week's devastating blaze in the region.

Africa: Global Leadership Deficit Leaves Development Goals in Doldrums

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2019-01-18 10:37
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Madrid -"There has been ... a lot of lip service but not enough action," says former head of U.N. Development Programme

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