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Rwanda: EU's Ratification of Kigali Amendment to Montreal Protocol 'A Huge Step Forward'

2 hours 14 min ago
[New Times] The European Union (EU) has been hailed for signaling its determination to lead global efforts to tackle climate change when its top body, the EU Council, adopted a decision to fully back the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol that will ensure protection of climate from powerful greenhouse gases.

Cameroon: Menchum Flood Victims - Minatd-Led Inter-Ministerial Team Comforts

4 hours 18 min ago
[Cameroon Tribune] Floods from the neighboring Nigerian Kashimba area of Taraba State bury farms, houses and leave many homeless in Furu Awa, Fungom and Menchum Valley Sub Divisions.

Nigeria: House Moves to Establish Climate Change Council

6 hours 56 min ago
[Premium Times] The House of Representatives has initiated a bill aimed at establishing a framework for climate change and also the formation of the National Council on Climate Change.

Cameroon: Rain Storms Hit Douala

Thu, 2017-07-20 12:19
[Cameroon Tribune] Several materials are damaged as floods frequently cover most parts of the city.

Zimbabwe: Climate-Friendly Farming Solution Fizzles in the Country

Wed, 2017-07-19 17:13
[IRIN] Best intentions don't always translate into best practice, as David Dzama found out to his cost. At first, conservation agriculture seemed liked the solution to the climate change-linked problems facing the smallholder farmer in Zimbabwe's Seke district, about 50 kilometres south of Harare.

East Africa: Poor Rains - Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead

Wed, 2017-07-19 15:45
[IPS] Rome -Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead, the United Nations food and agriculture agency has warned in a new alert.

South Africa: What Is Govt Doing About Cape Town's Water Crisis?

Wed, 2017-07-19 13:30
[GroundUp] Cape Town's dam levels were at just over 26% on 17 July, almost 17% down on the same week last year. The City says it is hard to use the last 10% of water in dams, meaning the dam levels are essentially about 16%.

Namibia: Good Harvest Recorded Over Past Rainy Season

Wed, 2017-07-19 11:32
[New Era] Windhoek -Despite a delay in the onset of the 2016/2017 rainy season and the generally poor rainfall performance experienced earlier, many farmers have said they recorded good agricultural production this year.

Nigeria: Rain Washes Away Bridge, Cuts Off Local Govt in Plateau

Wed, 2017-07-19 08:29
[Premium Times] Two weeks of incessant rains have cut off Jos East Local Government Area from the rest of Plateau State, officials said.

Nigeria: Ibadan Master Plan to End Flooding Ready - Ajimobi

Tue, 2017-07-18 15:05
[Guardian] Ibadan -Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, yesterday said the state government would leave no stone unturned to end natural disasters, especially flooding, occasioned by haphazard building of structures in Ibadan.

Ethiopia: Call for Dwindling Deforestation Pace

Tue, 2017-07-18 14:10
[Ethiopian Herald] The deforestation activities have been outpacing the reforestation effort in turn it is costing the nation greatly, said an official from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

West Africa: Will Climate Change Turn the Sahel Green?

Tue, 2017-07-18 11:51
[Deutsche Welle] Climate change can be a good thing. At least for the arid Sahel region in Africa, where rainfall has been increasing as the world warms up. But to avoid dire negative consequences, precautions must be taken now.

Africa: Climate Change May Ground a Third of Aircraft in Coming Decades - Study

Tue, 2017-07-18 09:55
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Airlines may be forced to cut passengers, cargo or fuel in order to take off safely as warming air lessens planes' ability to generate lift

East Africa: Rains Fail Again in East Africa, Hunger On the Rise - U.N.

Tue, 2017-07-18 09:53
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Some 16 million people are in need of humanitarian aid across areas of Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Nigeria: Flood Kills One, Displaces 2,000 People in Katsina - Official

Tue, 2017-07-18 09:09
[Premium Times] A 10-year-old boy has lost his life while over 2,000 people have been displaced by a flood disaster that ravaged Kaita town, in Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State, a local official said on Monday.

South Africa: Keep Saving Water While It Rains - Western Cape Government

Mon, 2017-07-17 17:12
[News24Wire] If you were thinking of wallowing in a nice, deep hot bath because the weekend rain in the Western Cape means there is lots of water, don't do it.

South Africa: What Cape Town Can Learn From Windhoek On Surviving Droughts

Mon, 2017-07-17 17:11
[The Conversation Africa] Human population growth, urbanisation, and climate change are all changing the world. To adapt, attitudes and behaviour must change and unsustainable attitudes and behaviours must shift. In addition, the social and political will to implement technological solutions must increase. Without these changes the world will continue to be vulnerable to the impact of climate change and the over-use of limited resources like water.

Nigeria: Windstorm Destroys 585 Houses in Seven Villages

Mon, 2017-07-17 15:50
[Daily Trust] Dutse -A windstorm has destroyed 585 houses in seven villages in Babura and Kiyawa local government areas of Jigawa State.

Nigeria: Keep Our Waterways Free, Avert Flood, Al-Makura Pleads

Mon, 2017-07-17 15:35
[Daily Trust] Lafia -Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has called on Nigerians to assist government at all levels to avoid occurrence of flood that has already ravaged many communities across the country.

Malawi: Solar Powered Irrigation to Cope Up With Tough Weather Patterns

Mon, 2017-07-17 15:34
[Nyasa Times] Nsanje irrigation expert say the risk of drought disasters which the district has been facing over the years can be alleviated by the use of solar energy powered irrigation which improves crop yields subsequently achieve food security.

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