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Botswana: Tubu Farmer Exploits Water Streams

5 hours 46 min ago
[Botswana Daily News] Tubu -- Arable farming has always characterised the life style of an ordinary Motswana, particularly in rural areas.

South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Drop in Vaal Dam Water Levels

Thu, 2020-10-29 18:42
[Govt of SA] The iconic Vaal Dam declined to record lows this week and is in stark contrast to its last year's levels amidst the few chances of rainfalls and sweltering weather conditions.

Nigeria: Flood As Threat to Rice Production

Thu, 2020-10-29 16:14
[This Day] Ugo Aliogo wonders if Nigeria achieve self-sufficiency in rice production especially with the huge damages caused by flood in Kebbi State

South Africa: The Country Is Drying Up - and It Is Only Going to Get Worse

Thu, 2020-10-29 11:57
[Daily Maverick] South Africa is among the 30th-most water-stressed countries in the world. Since the beginning of the 2010s, the country has been trapped in a series of multi-year droughts, exacerbated by a rapidly heating planet as well as the long-term effects of El Niño. Average temperatures for the period 2010-2020 were the highest on record, and that translates into real problems for all communities.

Rwanda: Flash Floods Ravage Nyarugunga Neighborhood

Thu, 2020-10-29 11:06
[New Times] At least 12 homes in a non-high-risk neighborhood in Nyarugunga, Kigali, were affected by unforeseen floods which resulted from a heavy downpour on Tuesday afternoon.

Nigeria: Why Jigawa Will Continue to Experience Flooding - Minister

Thu, 2020-10-29 08:22
[Premium Times] The floods have led to the death of over 40 people, which the official said is the worst in the state since 1988.

Zimbabwe: Pupils Escape Death After Whirlwind Blows Away Classroom Roofs

Wed, 2020-10-28 16:36
[New Zimbabwe] An undisclosed number of learners at a Catholic Church run boarding school in Tsholotsho escaped death by a whisker Monday afternoon when a whirlwind blew off roofing sheets of one of the classroom blocks they were in.

Nigeria: Flood Overruns Okpokunou, 5 Other Delta Communities

Wed, 2020-10-28 13:35
[Vanguard] Flood has submerged Okpokunou Urban, over five other communities and satellite villages at Seimbiri Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State.

South Africa: MEC Sipho Hlomuka Warns Residents Across North-Western Parts of KwaZulu-Natal of Risk of Severe Thunderstorms

Tue, 2020-10-27 16:33
[Govt of SA] Severe thunderstorms expected across KZN, COGTA MEC Hlomuka places disaster management teams on alert

Africa: Dried, Pressed Plants Predict Climate Future

Tue, 2020-10-27 16:31
[SciDev.Net] Cotonou -- Dried and pressed plants are being matched with artificial intelligence to help researchers predict climate change impacts.

Malawi: Over 2.6 Million People Require Food Assistance

Tue, 2020-10-27 14:13
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -- Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) report has projected that 2.6 million people as requiring humanitarian food assistance.

Zimbabwe: Hunger Feared If Zimbabwe Ignores Property Rights

Tue, 2020-10-27 12:53
[CAJ News] Bulawayo -- The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal Rights Watch warned Zimbabwe would suffer further food insecurity if property rights were violated.

Africa: Multi-Agency Report Highlights the Current and Future State of the Climate in Africa

Tue, 2020-10-27 09:21
[World Meteorological Organization] Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather are threatening human health and safety, food and water security and socio-economic development in Africa, according to a new report devoted exclusively to the continent.

Africa: Continent is Warming, Climate Change Report Reveals

Tue, 2020-10-27 08:43
[UN News] Africa needs to prepare better for climate change by responding to a wide range of potential risks, a multi-agency report led by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday, the first in a series of continent-by-continent assessments.

South Africa: North-Western KZN Braces for Severe Thunderstorm

Mon, 2020-10-26 17:48
[] North-western KwaZulu-Natal communities have been placed on high alert for a possible severe thunderstorm this afternoon.

Burkina Faso: Nature Meets Policy in Burkina Faso

Mon, 2020-10-26 12:31
[UNEP] Burkina Faso country is implementing several multilateral environmental agreements - including the National Economic and Social Development Plan (2016-2020), which envisages "strong, sustainable and inclusive economic growth." But transformational change is no small feat. In 2019, Burkina Faso ranked 141 out of 162 countries in terms of progress toward the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

South Africa: Funds Allocated for EC Drought Relief

Fri, 2020-10-23 17:59
[] The Department of Water and Sanitation has allocated R230 million to Amatola Water for a period of three years to assist the Eastern Cape to mitigate the effects of drought.

Somalia: Mobile Money Transfers Give Somali Farmers a One-Up On the Climate

Fri, 2020-10-23 16:16
[FAO] Cash+ helps farmers in Somalia through the lean season

Namibia: Farmers Count Veld Fire Losses

Fri, 2020-10-23 14:13
[New Era] With swathes of grassland destroyed and hundreds of livestock burned to death, wildfires have brought misery and anguish to communal farmers in the Omaheke region.

Liberia: EPA Renews Commitment to Build Stronger Frontier in Climate Change Fight

Fri, 2020-10-23 10:50
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA), Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh has renewed the entity's commitment in the fight against climate change, which impacts remain visible across the country.