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East Africa: Obbo - Nature Has Become Moody but It Seems Nobody Cares

2 hours 31 min ago
[East African] Not too long, in the wider East Africa the big story was drought. In Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia cattle were being wiped out, and farmers were selling their animals for pennies to cut their losses.

Kenya: Birds, Insects and Drought Make Country's Food Situation Bleak

11 hours 42 min ago
[Nation] Kenya stares at a food shortage crisis this year following changing rainfall patterns and the invasion of quelea birds, maize diseases and, now, desert locusts.

East Africa: Wind May Blow Locusts Away From Kenya's Bread Basket - UN

Sun, 2020-01-19 23:48
[Nation] The armies of locusts which have been ravaging parts of Kenya for the last three weeks may not march through the breadbasket counties, after all, a forecast by the United Nations shows.

Zimbabwe: Property Destroyed, Chickens Swept Away As Floods Hit Hwange

Sun, 2020-01-19 19:12
[New Zimbabwe] Hwange -Residents here were left counting their loses after their property was destroyed by a rain storm which also swept away their chickens and other domestic animals.

Mozambique: More Than 50,000 At Risk of Flooding

Sun, 2020-01-19 01:40
[AIM] Maputo -More than 50,000 people are at risk of flooding in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, and the central province of Zambezia, where four rivers have now surpassed flood alert levels.

Africa: Prioritizing Action on Air Pollution Will Benefit Health, the Climate and the Economy

Fri, 2020-01-17 18:19
[allAfrica] Everyone around the world shares the same right to a healthy environment. Indeed, during the United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Action Summit, leaders from governments and civil society, most notably youth leaders, reminded the world that the founding UN principle of justice applies to climate as much as any other issue facing humanity. Yet as physicians who specialize in treating people with lung disease, we were disappointed to see that principle was not honored through meaningful and decisi

South Africa: Cape Town Braces for 'Extremely Windy' Weekend As Huge Gusts Shut Down Cableway

Fri, 2020-01-17 17:25
[News24Wire] Cape Town is set for a windy Friday and weekend as strong gusts lash the city.

Tanzania: Floods Wreak Havoc As Three Regions Seek Solution

Fri, 2020-01-17 15:22
[Daily News] HEAVY rains have caused massive damage on road and bridge infrastructure here, subsequently impeding transport between four regions of Rukwa, Katavi, Songwe and Tabora while efforts to reinstate them are on progress.

Kenya: Patricia Kombo - the Tree Planter On a Mission

Fri, 2020-01-17 15:21
[Nation] Climate change is one of the most vexing global policy problems in the world today. In the last few years, many parts of the world, including Kenya, have experienced rising temperatures and erratic weather patterns. This has been blamed on gas emission, and it now poses a big threat to the present and the future generations.

Nigeria: What We Are Doing to Tackle Climate Change - Minister

Fri, 2020-01-17 14:49
[Daily Trust] Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar in this interview with Daily Trust, says the federal government will issue the third Green Bond in March and commence the planting of 25 million trees as part of efforts to tackle climate change issues, among other initiatives.

Africa: Microsoft Announces It Will Be Carbon Negative By 2030

Fri, 2020-01-17 14:19
[PR Newswire] Redmond, Washington -Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and ultimately remove its carbon footprint. By 2030 Microsoft will be carbon negative, and by 2050 Microsoft will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975.

Kenya: Kuresoi Lightning Strike Leaves 3 Pupils Dead, 53 Admitted

Fri, 2020-01-17 12:47
[Nation] Three pupils died while at least 53 were admitted after lightning struck classrooms Mkulima Primary School in Kuresoi North Sub-county on Thursday evening.

Kenya: Relief Floods Drought-Hit Locals After Embu Dam Commissioning

Fri, 2020-01-17 12:47
[Nation] Residents of the arid Kanyuari village in Mbeere who have been experiencing severe drought over the years were Thursday relieved following the commissioning of the Sh16.7 million Kithiru-Kiruire Earth dam by the government.

South Africa: Renewables Vs Coal - Timeline of a Fatally Rigged Fight

Fri, 2020-01-17 12:39
[Daily Maverick] Why is South Africa's renewable energy sector so politically outgunned? The answer stretches back a decade, to a $35bn wind and solar initiative proposed by our government at the climate change conferences in Cancun and Durban. From 2011, the narrative takes in the impossible contracts imposed on the renewable IPPs, an obscure court case brought by coal truckers against Eskom and others, and the awesome behind-the-scenes power of the coal lobby.

South Africa: Far Too Little, Far Too Late - Agri-EC On Government's Drought Assistance

Fri, 2020-01-17 11:53
[News24Wire] Any desperate farmer on his or her knees will gratefully accept any assistance from the government, but the assistance being rolled out to the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform is far too little, far too late, says Agri-Eastern Cape.

Kenya: Matiang'i Declares War on Locals Hosting Terrorists

Fri, 2020-01-17 11:34
[Nation] Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has blamed the resurgence of Al-Shabaab attacks in north-eastern and Coast regions on collaboration of terrorists with local communities.

Zimbabwe: EU Raises U.S.$18,7 Million for Drought Relief

Fri, 2020-01-17 11:29
[The Herald] The European Union (EU) has mobilised US$18,7 million for emergency food support for vulnerable people in Zimbabwe to improve nutrition, access to basic health care and provision of potable water.

Southern Africa: More People Than Ever Face Hunger in Region

Fri, 2020-01-17 10:45
[CAJ News] Harare -A record 45 million people in Southern Africa are food insecure as the region enters the peak of the lean season.

Namibia: Low Rainfall Hampers Power Generation

Fri, 2020-01-17 10:45
[New Era] Local electricity generation decreased last year mainly as a result of inadequate water inflow into the Ruacana hydropower plant. This was due to poor rainfall received between January and March 2019 in both northern Namibia and southern Angola, compared to the same period in 2018.

Kenya: Kura Blames Long Rains for Dilapidated City Roads

Fri, 2020-01-17 10:36
[Nairobi News] The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has blamed the poor state of roads in Nairobi on the long rains that have been pounding the city.