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Kenya: Facing Covid-19 and Climate Threats, Nairobi Ramps Up Green Efforts

2 hours 50 min ago
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The African city is improving parks, adding urban forests, building more sidewalks and improving drainage to avoid floods

Namibia: Elephant, Pangolin Crimes Still Highest

Fri, 2020-08-14 17:37
[Namibian] More than half of 363 suspects arrested for animal poaching or trafficking in 2020 were apprehended for crimes involving high-value animal species.

Zimbabwe: Youth Organization Signs Global Climate Pledge

Fri, 2020-08-14 17:36
[263Chat] MUTARE- A local youth environment group has signed a global pledge to extend its environmental protection work in partnership with a United States of America based organization the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce (USGCC).

Sudan: Flooding in Sudan - Water-Borne Disease Reported

Fri, 2020-08-14 13:53
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala / El Gedaref / River Nile -- 14 people have been reported dead in Kassala, El Gedaref, and River Nile state, after torrential rain and flooding hit Sudan yesterday.

Southern Africa: SADC Adopts Hunger Strategy

Fri, 2020-08-14 11:45
[The Herald] THE SADC Council of Ministers meeting, which was held virtually yesterday resolved to work on an integrated approach to tackle hunger in the region.

Kenya: Passengers Stranded as Heavy Rains Paralyse Transport in Turkana

Fri, 2020-08-14 10:56
[Nation] A vehicle was Thursday swept away by water along the Lodwar-Kakuma road after the 100-meter wide Kawalase River broke it banks.

Africa: Models Aren't a Panacea for Saving the Environment - Hard Lessons From REDD+

Fri, 2020-08-14 10:49
[The Conversation Africa] International conservation is known for its pursuit of global, 'win-win' solutions that seek to simultaneously address multiple environmental and social issues. But few proposed solutions have offered as much hope, and been so energetically embraced, as REDD+.

Africa: These World Heritage Sites Are Under Threat From Climate Change

Fri, 2020-08-14 10:48
[The Conversation Africa] Very few academics or policy makers are talking about the impact of climate change on heritage. Yet heritage is essential for social wellbeing, for identity creation, for safeguarding traditional knowledge and livelihoods and for sustainable development.

Africa: Pandemic Has Revealed Cracks in Foundation of Conventional Conservation Funding. What Should We Do Instead?

Fri, 2020-08-14 10:12
[Ensia] With Covid-19 upending conventional sources of conservation funding, conservationists are rethinking how to fund their work.

East Africa: Ethiopia to Nurture 1 Billion Tree Seedlings to Be Planted in Neighboring Countries

Fri, 2020-08-14 09:11
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Ethiopia will nurture one billion tree seedlings to be planted in neighboring countries as part of its 'green legacy' campaign next year.

South Africa: Rising Temperatures Impact SA Dam Levels

Thu, 2020-08-13 16:05
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Water and Sanitation says rising spring temperatures are causing the country's dam levels to continue to drop week-on-week.

Kenya: Earth Tremor Causes Panic in the Country

Thu, 2020-08-13 13:32
[Nation] A 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Tanzania on Wednesday evening hit several areas in the Coast region and parts of Nairobi.

Nigeria: Nigerian Developing Plan to Address Effects of Climate Change - Minister

Thu, 2020-08-13 10:12
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government is developing a gender-based plan that aims to address the vulnerability of Nigerian women to climate change, the Minister of Environment, Mohammad Mahmood, has said.

Nigeria: 20 Local Government Areas in Kano Risk Flooding - Report

Thu, 2020-08-13 08:36
[Daily Trust] Kano -- National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has revealed that a report from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) on the seasonal rainfall prediction has classified 20 out of the 44 local government areas in Kano State under high risk probable areas to flooding.

South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Vaal Dam Water Level

Wed, 2020-08-12 17:03
[Govt of SA] For the second successive week, the Vaal Dam in the Integrated Vaal River System (IVRS) remains below the neutral 50% mark and remains unchanged from last week's 41.6%.

South Africa: Persistent Downpours Yield Slight Increases in WC Dam Levels

Wed, 2020-08-12 17:03
[SAnews.gov.za] Persistent downpours during the past weekend have yielded a slight increase in the Western Cape dam systems, said the Department of Water and Sanitation.

Gambia: Let's Plant More Trees to Combat Climate Change!

Wed, 2020-08-12 16:58
[The Point] "People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world that will not sustain people". Therefore, trees are important for human survival.

Nigeria: 8 Million Lagos Residents Prone to Flood Disaster - NEMA

Wed, 2020-08-12 09:29
[Premium Times] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday warned that no fewer than eight million residents of Lagos State were prone to flood disaster.

Nigeria: 8 Million People Prone to Flood Disaster in Lagos, Says NEMA

Wed, 2020-08-12 09:14
[Leadership] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday warned that no fewer than eight million residents of Lagos State were prone to flood disaster.

Ethiopia: Over 32,000 People Yet Vulnerable to Flood in Afar State

Tue, 2020-08-11 18:50
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Afar State Disaster Prevention and Food Security Program Coordination Office announced that additional 32,839 people are still vulnerable to flood accident that has been affecting many occurred this month caused by overflow of the Awash River.

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