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Sudan: Hundreds Killed, Displaced After Floods

Wed, 2017-09-20 17:35
[CAJ News] Khartoum -PERSISTENT floods have left over 300 people dead and some 119 000 displaced in the war-torn South Sudan. The deaths are linked to subsequent water-borne diseases such as cholera. Heavy rainfall in 11 administrative regions of Aweil North and Aweil West of former Northern Bahr el Ghazal State triggered the flooding. Eight villages in the Upper Nile State are also affected. The floods have destroyed roads, schools, homes and crops. It is feared the situation will worsen in the coming days with more people ne

Morocco: Climate Change - Morocco Convenes Meeting in New York On South-South Cooperation

Wed, 2017-09-20 17:35
[MAP] New York -Morocco convened on Tuesday in New York a meeting on South-South cooperation with the objective of further strengthening this cooperation in line with the commitments made at COP22 in Marrakech.

Kenya: Multinational Weather Firm Opens Africa Office in Nairobi

Wed, 2017-09-20 16:52
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Environmental and industrial measurement international company Vaisala has opened an office in Nairobi, its first in the continent.

Kenya: Coast Residents Told to Brace for Heavy Rains

Wed, 2017-09-20 16:17
[Nation] The coastal region will experience heavy rains for the next four days, the weatherman has said.

Africa: Leaders Meeting At UN Underscore Need to Fast-Track Climate Action

Wed, 2017-09-20 13:19
[UN News] Leaders from various levels of government, the private sector and civil society highlighted the need for climate action as they convened at United Nations Headquarters, where Secretary-General António Guterres warned that current pledges and plans are insufficient to keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees.

Niger: Floods Leave Tens of Thousands Homeless As Rebuilding Lags

Wed, 2017-09-20 10:56
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Niamey -"I used to have two houses, both of which collapsed with the rain"

Rwanda: Rwanda Rallies World to Ratify Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

Wed, 2017-09-20 10:00
[New Times] Speedy ratification of Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol will go a long way in benefiting individual countries in ending the use of dangerous gases (hydrofluorocarbons) and protecting climate, Environment minister Vincent Biruta has said.

South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Attends African Heads of State and Government Meeting On Climate Change in New York

Tue, 2017-09-19 17:55
[Govt of SA] President Zuma attends African Heads of State and Government Meeting on Climate Change in New York

Africa: Coffee Lovers and Farmers Will Be Hurt By Warming Planet - Researchers

Tue, 2017-09-19 17:35
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -"There's more at stake here than my nice espresso"

Africa: Homeowners' Help Needed to Avert Future Flood Crises, Experts Say

Tue, 2017-09-19 16:42
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Toronto -"This is a way of sharing the cost and responsibility"

Africa: As Climate Change Losses Mount, It's Time to Talk About Liability and Compensation

Tue, 2017-09-19 16:40
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Sudan: Extreme Weather Kills Three Children, Darfur

Tue, 2017-09-19 16:31
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala / El Malha / El Fasher -Three children died in separate incidents with extreme weather in Darfur. A fire broke out in a basic school in a camp in South Darfur.

Namibia: Water for Livestock to Dry Up Soon in Northern Regions

Tue, 2017-09-19 15:31
[New Era] Ongwediva -Despite the good rains received this year, farmers in the northern regions are likely to start feeling the pinch of the dry season, as the water pans and other sources edge towards the brink of drying up.

Namibia: #Gabis Community Grows Lucerne to Beat Drought

Tue, 2017-09-19 14:31
[Namibian] Nmaibia had in 2013 experienced its worst drought in 30 years, which resulted in massive livestock losses due to a lack of pasture.

Africa: World Hunger Swells as Conflict, Climate Change Grow

Tue, 2017-09-19 13:34
[VOA] The United Nations reports world hunger is rising because conflicts and problems related to climate change are multiplying. The report finds about 815 million people globally did not have enough to eat in 2016 -- 38 million more than the previous year.

Kenya: Meteorological Department Predicts Flooding at the Coast

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:45
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Heavy rainfall is expected in parts of coastal counties Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Taita Taveta and Lamu this week.

South Africa: Many Capetonians Ignoring Water Restrictions

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:35
[News24Wire] Many Capetonians are failing to adhere to level 5 water restrictions, with only one out of two limiting their daily personal water consumption to 87 litres, the City of Cape Town said.

Africa: Why Conflict Prevention Must Take Centre Stage At UN

Tue, 2017-09-19 10:22
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Kenya: Floods Warning as Heavy Rains Expected in Kenya's Coast

Tue, 2017-09-19 09:35
[Nation] The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rains that might cause flooding in various parts of the Coast region starting Tuesday.

South Africa: SA Participates in High Level Climate Talks

Mon, 2017-09-18 18:04
[] Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is in Canada, where she will participate in the Ministerial Meeting on Climate Action.