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Gambia: Environment Ministry's Adviser and Interim Project Manager of Eba Speaks On Environmental Degradation/Climate Change

Fri, 2020-03-27 15:16
[Foroyaa] Welcome to another Edition of the Environment Column. In this week's Edition of the Column, the Columnist caught up with the EBA Project Manager and adviser to the Environment Ministry Dr. Malanding Jaiteh, who spoke about the impact of climate and the restoration of EBA Project on the country's forest cover. Here is some of the excerpts of their discussion.

Kenya: Turkana Herders Struggle to Survive in Cycle of Droughts, Floods

Fri, 2020-03-27 13:04
[VOA] For nearly a decade, herders in Kenya's arid northwest have depended on cash payments from the government to withstand a cycle of recurring severe droughts and floods. But herders say the payments don't always arrive on time, and climate change is making it harder for them to maintain their livelihood.

Africa: Our Chance for a Just Recovery After Novel Coronavirus

Fri, 2020-03-27 09:23
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As policymakers respond to the pandemic and its fallout, they must also tackle the interrelated crises of wealth inequality, racism and ecological decline

Africa: Could Coronavirus Pandemic Have Been Avoided If World Listened to Indigenous Leaders?

Fri, 2020-03-27 08:57
[IPS] United Nations -Mina Setra remembers the story clearly. As a Dayak Pompakng indigenous person from Indonesia, when visitors from the city who came into her community; brought bottled water with them because they were worried about the water not being suitable for drinking.

South Africa: COVID-19, the Climate Crisis and Lockdown - an Opportunity to End the War With Nature

Thu, 2020-03-26 12:50
[Daily Maverick] With the coronavirus, we are really trying to mitigate the revenge blow from nature. It's a moment to be humble and realise our finitude in a wondrous and infinite natural order.

Africa: Greta Thunberg Says Coronavirus Shows World Can 'Act Fast' On Crises

Thu, 2020-03-26 10:21
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The teen activist says the rapid global response to coronavirus shows swift climate action is possible, too

Rwanda: Heavy Rains Displace Several Families in Rubavu

Thu, 2020-03-26 10:06
[New Times] Heavy rain has swept away at least 17 houses in Rubavu District, leaving dozens of residents homeless.

Africa: Why Empowering National Human Rights Institutions Helps On the Quest for Healthy Earth

Thu, 2020-03-26 09:54
[IPS] Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada -We are living in a critical time. As we face existential environmental challenges from climate crises to the mass extinction of species, it is difficult sometimes to see solutions and new ideas. This is why we all need to celebrate and give visibility to creative and courageous efforts of people and organizations striving towards a healthy planet for all.

Kenya: Farmers Brace for Second Onslaught of Crop-Devouring Locusts

Thu, 2020-03-26 09:25
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mahiga-Meru, Kenya -With 3 million Kenyans already facing food shortages, new locust swarms are starting to appear - and farmers have been warned to prepare

Africa: Is It Time to Postpone the 2020 Climate Summit?

Thu, 2020-03-26 07:31
[IPS] New York -With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the planet and the governments of both wealthy and poorer nations overwhelmed by the demands of managing a response, the scheduling of this year's critical UN Climate Summit is suddenly in doubt.

Namibia: Rainfall Alone Cannot Guarantee Optimal Rangeland Recovery

Wed, 2020-03-25 14:31
[New Era] A rangeland refers to a land area inhabited by native plants (grass, forbs, shrubs & trees) utilized by domestic and wild animals. Rangelands have direct or indirect support to all forms of life and is the cheapest source of food for livestock. Humans also derive food, medicine, and construction materials amongst others from the rangeland. This is an indication that there is huge demand and competition for rangelands' resources, thus, putting them under immense pressure to produce or continue to provid

Africa: African Voices Needed to Save the Planet - Nakate

Wed, 2020-03-25 12:57
[East African] In January, there was a worldwide uproar when the Associated Press published a picture of four young climate activists--Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Isabelle Axelsson and Loukina Tille-- right after they had addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Namibia: Neckartal Dam Had Its Share of Challenges - !naruseb

Wed, 2020-03-25 11:34
[New Era] Water minister Alpheus !Naruseb said it was only through key negotiation strategies and the unreserved commitment by the line ministry, contractor and engineer that the successful completion of the Neckartal Dam could have been realised.

Namibia: Over N$850 000 Raised Towards Drought

Wed, 2020-03-25 11:33
[New Era] Corporate Namibia have raised an amount of N$863 479 towards the devastating drought crisis to assist the affected communal conservancies and rural farmers in the Kunene region.

Egypt: Over 30 Killed in Egypt Floods

Wed, 2020-03-25 11:14
[CAJ News] Cairo -FLOODS have left more than 30 people dead in Egypt. Among those killed are children.

Africa: Climate Crisis - The 'Scramble for Resources' And How it Fuels Conflict

Wed, 2020-03-25 09:08
[allAfrica] Nairobi -She may not be from central Africa, but 17-year-old Makenna Muigai would like African leaders to rally their political muscle to save the endangered Congo Basin - for a good reason.

Africa: Doubling Up - Could Coronavirus Bailouts Make Economies Greener?

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:39
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Governments are rushing to prop up their economies amid growing COVID-19 shutdowns, but the cash could help prepare for climate change too

Zimbabwe: Earthquake Hits Chipinge, Chimanimani

Tue, 2020-03-24 17:37
[New Zimbabwe] The met office has confirmed that an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 hit parts of Chimanimani and Chipinge districts Tuesday morning, exactly a year after Cyclone Idai devastated the disaster-prone Eastern region.

Malawi: Met Service Calls for Concerted Efforts in Climate Change Fight

Tue, 2020-03-24 16:05
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Department for Climate Change and Meteorological Services has called for concerted efforts among stakeholders in combating effects of climate change in the country.

Africa: Planting Trees Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis

Tue, 2020-03-24 15:51
[New Frame] South African scientists say African governments have been misled into massive tree planting schemes by the Global North misreading Africa's grasslands. Megafires and drought beckon.