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South Africa: Adults Owe Teen Climate Activists the Earth - It's the Least We Can Do

Fri, 2019-06-14 16:37
[Daily Maverick] We are handing our youth a climate-unstable world that could to be way more ugly, brutish, and short than the one Hobbes thought our hunter-gatherer ancestors evolved in. We owe it to the next generation to give them everything they need to prepare for it, writes Leonie Joubert on Youth Day.

East Africa: Climate Change Threatens Tree-Climbing Lions

Fri, 2019-06-14 15:02
[IPS] Kasese -As climate change leads to increased temperatures in East Africa, a thicket of invasive thorny trees with the ability to withstand harsh climatic conditions have begun threatening Uganda's second-largest park, home to a rare breed of tree climbing lions and one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world.

Southern Africa: Cyclone Idai Continues to Rage for Women and Girls

Fri, 2019-06-14 14:54
[IPS] Harare -In late March Cyclone Idai carved a path of devastation across Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi. It was the deadliest cyclone to hit the region in more than a century, others have even referred to it as "Africa's Hurricane Katrina." More than 1,000 people were killed. Many more saw their homes, food crops, and even entire villages washed away.

Zimbabwe: Global Warming - Is Solar Energy Best Way to Go?

Fri, 2019-06-14 14:33
[Zimbabwe Independent] For about 30 years, the potentially devastating effect of heat-trapping emissions has been gracing pages of the global press, as well as dominating regional and global fora at which warnings have been repeatedly issued regarding the need to put in place mechanisms to mitigate the perils of climate change.

Gambia: Fisheries Minister Discloses Sea-Rise As Threat to Country's Landmass

Fri, 2019-06-14 12:04
[Foroyaa] James F.P. Gomez, the Minister of Fisheries and Water Resources said experts have predicted that a rise in sea levels to one meter, will sink close to 10 percent of the country's landmass including some hotels and infrastructures in Banjul.

Tanzania: Forecast - Heavy Rains to Pound Dar es Salaam for the Next Five Days

Fri, 2019-06-14 10:00
[Citizen] Dar Es Salam -The Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) has today warned of the occurrence of heavy rains in the some coastal regions.

South Africa: Invest for the Future, Divest From Companies That Fuel the Climate Crisis

Thu, 2019-06-13 16:55
[Daily Maverick] South African NGOs and foundations (and unions, schools, universities and faith bodies) can multiply their impact with one simple decision -- divesting from companies that are socially irresponsible. And that means -- among other things -- not investing in corporations and State-owned enterprises that contribute to global heating.

Kenya: High Price of Maize Flour Hurts Poor Families

Thu, 2019-06-13 14:20
[Nation] Consolata Nyawanga and her family eat ugali every day.

Southern Africa: SADC Records Lowest Rainfall in 38 Years

Thu, 2019-06-13 11:11
[The Herald] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region recorded the lowest rainfall in nearly four decades in the 2018-2019 cropping season, sparking fears of increased food insecurity and water shortages in the region. A SADC Food Security Early Warning System Agromet update for the 2018-2019 cropping season indicates that a strong drought affected central and western parts of the region during the just-ended rainfall season.

Angola: Oma Launches Campaign to Support Drought Victims

Thu, 2019-06-13 09:52
[ANGOP] Luanda -The National Executive Secretariat of the Ruling party's women wing (OMA) Wednesday launched a solidarity campaign aimed at raising essential goods to support the drought-hit victims in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe, Huíla and Cuando-Cubango.

Uganda: 100 Stranded As Landslides Hit Kasese

Wed, 2019-06-12 13:55
[Monitor] Landslides have left more than 100 people in Mahango Sub-county, Kasese District, stranded following a downpour on Monday.

Zimbabwe: Early Recovery Programme for Cyclone Idai Survivors

Wed, 2019-06-12 11:55
[New Zimbabwe] Chimanimani -Action Aid Zimbabwe, in partnership with Jekesa Pfungwa-Vulingqondo and Simukai Child Protection Programme, is introducing an early recovery programme for Cyclone Idai survivors in Chimanimani and Chipinge districts.

Somalia: More Funding Critical to Prevent Disaster

Tue, 2019-06-11 13:33
[Dalsan Radio] Save the Children's Regional Emergencies Director Thomas Jepson-Lay has said that Somalia will need much more funding to avert the effects of drought.

Namibia: Otjozondjupa Loses 7 700 Livestock to Drought

Tue, 2019-06-11 12:26
[Namibian] Livestock numbering up to 7 723 were lost between 2018 and 2019 in the Otjozondjupa region due to the prevailing drought, governor, Otto Ipinge said during his state of the region address here on Thursday.

Zimbabwe: Thousands Still Homeless After Deadly Cyclone

Tue, 2019-06-11 12:03
[CAJ News] Harare -More than 15 000 Zimbabweans are still without permanent shelter three months after they were displaced by the tropical cyclone Idai.

South Africa: Extinction Rebellion Comes to South Africa

Tue, 2019-06-11 12:00
[GroundUp] Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a social movement protesting against the lack of action to stop climate change. The group has three demands on its website:

Africa: Data Underlines the Woeful State of South Africa's Investment Climate

Tue, 2019-06-11 11:54
[Daily Maverick] The latest GDP figures show that President Cyril Ramaphosa's investor drive is going nowhere. In fact, SA is losing its economic lifeblood, and a massive transfusion is needed soon.

Zimbabwe: UN Chief in Global Appeal to Help Feed 6 Million Zimbabweans

Tue, 2019-06-11 11:27
[New Zimbabwe] United Nations (UN) assistant secretary general for humanitarian affairs and deputy emergency relief coordinator Ursula Mueller has pleaded with the global community to help feed an estimated six million Zimbabweans who face hunger between now and the next harvest in 2020.

Sudan: Heavy Rains Cause Destruction in Eastern Jebel Marra

Tue, 2019-06-11 11:19
[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Marra -Heavy rains accompanied by wind and dust caused a lot of destruction in the area of Libei, which is home to more than 20,000 displaced people in eastern Jebel Marra, on Saturday. More than 50 people were wounded in the floods, 11 of them seriously.

Cote d'Ivoire: 'We Want Water' Say Residents As Abidjan Grows Drier

Tue, 2019-06-11 11:08
[ANGOP] Bidjan -Every other day, Kouakou Marie Laure wakes up at 1 am to fetch water for her family.