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Sudan:Rains Destroy 420 Homes in Central Darfur Camps

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[Radio Dabanga] Zalingei -Torrential rains on Thursday rain destroyed 430 houses in displaced camps in Zalingei in Central Darfur.

Zimbabwe:Govt Moves to Comply With 2015 Paris Agreement

Fri, 2018-06-22 18:04
[263Chat] Government has pledged to reduce the energy sector greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent per capita by 2030 in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.

Africa:Protecting Farmers Against Climate - Micro-Insurance Start-Up Worldcover Pioneers New Approaches in Africa

Fri, 2018-06-22 15:00
[Innovation in Africa] Rural farmers are very vulnerable to weather: droughts and extreme storms can wipe out their living. WorldCover was set up by someone who worked in a Hedge Fund and wanted to have more of an impact on peoples' lives. Russell Southwood spoke to Christopher Sheehan, Co-Founder and CEO about making farmers' lives financially more secure.

South Africa:Shacks Flooded After Week of Cape Rains

Fri, 2018-06-22 14:53
[GroundUp] Cape Town's much-needed rains have raised the dam levels to over 40% (as of 21 June), higher than at the same time in 2017 and 2016, but still lower than 2015. Day Zero is unlikely to occur in 2019. But while the rains are welcome, they are still a nightmare for hundreds of thousands of the City's residents. On Monday Masixole Feni photographed flooding in informal settlements in Khayelitsha and Masiphumelele.

South Africa:Heatwave Threats Rarely an Urban Priority, Even As Risks Rise

Fri, 2018-06-22 13:43
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cape Town -Heatwaves are already a bigger risk in many cities than people realise, experts say

Chad:Efforts to Build Climate Resilence in Chad Turn Up a Surprising Barrier - Violence Against Women

Fri, 2018-06-22 13:43
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Violence against women "reinforces people's vulnerability to other risks" including climate change

South Africa:Getting Below the Surface of the Cape Town Water Crisis

Fri, 2018-06-22 12:16
[News24Wire] It will take three months and cost R350m for a small-scale temporary desalination plant to produce enough water to raise the level of Cape Town's supply dams by just one percent.

Africa:3 Ways Cities Can Adapt to Changing Climates

Fri, 2018-06-22 11:54
[The Conversation Africa] Cape Town's "Day Zero" experience - the prospect of dam levels dropping dangerously low, taps running dry and water rations being distributed from public collection points - speaks powerfully to the urgency and complexity of climate change adaptation.

Tanzania:Manyara Farmers Count Losses As Floods, Pests Ruin 746 Acres of Crops

Thu, 2018-06-21 16:39
[Citizen] Mirerani -A total of 746 acres of various crops at Endiamtu Ward in Simanjiro District in Manyara Region have been destroyed, 385 acres by floods and 361 acres by armyworms, reducing yields for farmers.

Zimbabwe:'Climate-Friendly Initiatives and Actions Essential for Tourism'

Thu, 2018-06-21 14:46
[263Chat] The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, called for the tourism sector to take more action to combat climate change and biodiversity loss during the 30th joint meeting of its Commissions for South Asia and Asia-Pacific in Fiji (18-20 June 2018).

South Africa:'Day Zero' - From Cape Town to São Paulo, Large Cities Are Facing Water Shortages

Thu, 2018-06-21 13:52
[The Conversation Africa] Will South Africa's second largest city dry up on August 19 of this year? By launching an official countdown, Cape Town City Council wished to highlight the impending cuts to domestic water supply for its more than 3.7 million inhabitants.

Kenya:Rains Will Be Back This Week, MET Says

Thu, 2018-06-21 10:58
[Nation] Rainfall is expected to return to western parts of the country this week while the northern parts will remain warm and dry, according to Kenya Meteorological Department.

Namibia:Roads Authority to Repair Roads Only After Floods

Wed, 2018-06-20 16:31
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Roads Authority (RA) will only repair roads that were damaged by floods in the Zambezi Region once flood water subside. Zambezi Regional Governor, Lawrence Sampofu revealed this at a media briefing on Monday, after his meeting with RA CEO, Conrad Lutombi.

Kenya:Erratic Weather Hits Farmers Hard

Wed, 2018-06-20 10:45
[Nation] A farmer in the high-altitude side of Bomet, Katam had planted high-yielding highland maize varieties, which require plenty of water. But that season turned out to be one of the driest, and most of his crops failed.

Africa:'The Future We Don't Want Is Already Happening'

Wed, 2018-06-20 10:02
[News24Wire] The future we don't want is already happening with more intense droughts, floods, heat waves, blackouts, food shortages and sea levels gradually rising.

Nigeria:NIMET Predicts Thunderstorms, Rains Today

Tue, 2018-06-19 17:51
[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted possible thunderstorms over the central cities of the country, including Abuja, Jos, Lafia, Minna, Bida, Makurdi, Lafia and Ibi today.

South Africa:Here Are Cities Facing Biggest Threat From Climate Change

Tue, 2018-06-19 17:00
[News24Wire] Major South African centres are at risk from the effects of climate change, says an international report.

Cameroon:Oku White Honey - Production Records Drastic Drop

Tue, 2018-06-19 13:42
[Cameroon Tribune] At least 4,500 people have been affected by the climate change-induced decline, estimated at about 65 per cent.

South Africa:Cape Town Dam Levels Rise, but Too Soon to Relax

Tue, 2018-06-19 12:41
[News24Wire] Cape Town's dam levels have increased by 6,3% to a total of 38,1% of storage capacity, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson said on Monday.

Malawi:Climate Change Adaptation Crucial in Achieving SDGs - Minister

Tue, 2018-06-19 11:37
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi has underscored the need for Malawi to put emphasis on climate adaptation as it is key for sustainable development.

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