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South Africa: 'We Are Going to Lose Our Land' - Sutherland Farmers Pleading for Help Amid Six-Year Drought

1 hour 38 min ago
[News24Wire] The farming community of Sutherland in the Karoo is begging for help as they watch the lives of farmworkers, farmers and shopkeepers fall apart because of a prolonged six-year drought.

Southern Africa: 1.6 Million Children Still Need Urgent Assistance After Cyclone Idai

3 hours 30 min ago
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Just over a month after Cyclone Idai tore through Southern Africa bringing devastating floods, UNICEF says the needs in Mozambique remain massive, with 1 million children in need of assistance, followed by more than 443,000 in Malawi and 130,000 in Zimbabwe.

Africa: Earth Day - Colonialism's Role in the Overexploitation of Natural Resources

3 hours 34 min ago
[The Conversation Africa] We are currently experiencing the worst environmental crisis in human history, including a "biological annihilation" of wildlife and dire risks for the future of human civilization.

Somalia: Brace for Longer Drought, Experts Warn

5 hours 6 min ago
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia and Somaliland should brace for a biting dry period for the next three days.

Zimbabwe: No Holiday for Cyclone Idai Workers

7 hours 12 min ago
[The Herald] All Government workers involved in restoring normalcy in areas affected by Cyclone Idai are not going for the Easter holidays and the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, President Mnangagwa has said. In a statement issued by Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo on Wednesday, President Mnangagwa paid tribute to those officers working tirelessly in the affected areas.

Zimbabwe: Meteorological Services Department Forecasts Wet Easter Holiday

7 hours 41 min ago
[The Herald] The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has predicted a wet Easter in some parts of the country, with isolated showers and scattered thunderstorms expected. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the MSD said isolated wet weather is expected in some parts of the country over the weekend, with some areas expected to experience thunderstorms.

Southern Africa: Inter Parliamentary Union Supports SADC Countries Devastated By Cyclone Idai

8 hours 23 min ago
[New Era] Members of parliaments belonging to the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) voted overwhelmingly for an emergency resolution calling for urgent action to support people of the countries of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe that were recently ravaged by Cyclone Idai recently.

Malawi: UN Helps Thousands of Displaced Flood Victims Return Home

8 hours 51 min ago
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, is helping thousands of people displaced by Cyclone Idai's floods in Malawi return home and restart their lives.

Kenya: Kenya Faces Worst Drought in 38 Years

10 hours 32 sec ago
[Nation] The dry weather witnessed in the long rains season from March to May will be the worst in 38 years, worsening food shortages, water scarcity and piling pressure on electricity bills.

Mozambique: Cyclone Poses Challenges for Tax Administration

Thu, 2019-04-18 18:17
[AIM] Maputo -Boane (Mozambique), 18 Apr (AIM) - The chairperson of the Mozambique Tax Authority (AT), Amelia Nakhare, warned on Thursday that cyclone Idai, which struck central Mozambique in mid-March, not only claimed hundreds of lives, and left a trail of destruction, but has also posed huge challenges for the tax administration.

Mozambique: Government Working for Post-Cyclone Recovery - PM

Thu, 2019-04-18 18:17
[AIM] Maputo -Quelimane (Mozambique), 18 Apr (AIM) - Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario declared on Wednesday that the government is working for a successful post-cyclone recovery, with agriculture playing a key role, so that dependence on donated food in the cyclone hit areas will not last for a long time.

Gambia: National Climate Change Secretariat, Technical Committees Launched

Thu, 2019-04-18 16:50
[Foroyaa] The National Climate Change Secretariat, National Climate Change Council and the Technical Committee Policy on the Climate was yesterday April 17th 2019, launched at a local hotel in Bijilo.

Africa: Climate change poses serious challenge towards achieving SDGs

Thu, 2019-04-18 16:49
[Economic Commission for Africa] Marrakech, Morocco, April 18, 2019 (ECA) - Climate change can seriously impede Africa's quest to achieve all the 17 sustainable development goals that address global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.

Africa: Shunned By Investors, Poorer Nations Seek to Climate-Proof Growth

Thu, 2019-04-18 16:35
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -As droughts and floods cut crop harvests and storms tear up buildings and power lines, countries vulnerable to climate change - from Bangladesh to Kenya and Guatemala - have proposed new ways to access cheaper financing to tackle the risks.

Africa: Technology Eases Farming 'Drudgery' and Risk As Climate Threats Grow

Thu, 2019-04-18 16:32
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Oxford, England -In India, farmers growing crops for seed company Mahyco get a text message after they deliver their harvest, noting its weight and how much was usable - followed quickly by another text saying their money is in the bank.

Namibia: Farmers Unions Urge Government to Declare Drought a National Disaster

Thu, 2019-04-18 13:54
[New Era] The Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) in cooperation with the Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmers Union (NECFU) has urgently requested the agriculture minister Alpheus !Naruseb to declare the 2019 drought a national disaster.

Southern Africa: Cyclone Idai - Zimbabweans Rally to Help Each Other

Thu, 2019-04-18 13:31
[GroundUp] With little faith in their government, Zimbabweans took the rescue effort into their own hands after Cyclone Idai hit the Chimanimani region. Steve Kretzmann reports

Seychelles: Good Weather Leads to Spike in Cinnamon Production in Seychelles

Thu, 2019-04-18 11:47
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has recorded an increase in cinnamon production in 2018 and is expecting a prosperous production for exporters this year.

Tanzania: Idea of Having Climate Change As Subject in Schools Welcome

Thu, 2019-04-18 10:10
[Daily News] PUBLIC aw areness on environmental protection is still needed despite the fact that the campaign for it has been there since the first phase government of Mw alimu Julius Nyerere.

Africa: Climate Crisis Hits Poorest Half of World's Population Hardest - London Protesters

Thu, 2019-04-18 07:49
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The poorest 50 percent of the global population are being hit hardest by climate change - but have done the least to cause it, the leaders of a protest that has paralysed parts of London said on Wednesday.