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Ethiopia:Ethiopia Redd + Implementation Stage Gathers Pace

4 hours 31 min ago
[Ethiopian Herald] Dr. Yitebitu Moges, Manager for REDD+ program Ethiopia

Africa:Indigenous Peoples Least Responsible for the Climate Crisis

Mon, 2018-08-13 16:27
[IPS] United Nations -Indigenous peoples, who comprise less than five percent of the world's population, have the world's smallest carbon footprint, and are the least responsible for our climate crisis. Yet because their livelihoods and wellbeing are intimately bound with intact ecosystems, indigenous peoples disproportionately face the brunt of climate change, which is fast becoming a leading driver of human displacement.

South Africa:Rain Hampers Proceedings On Day Three of Unofficial Test

Mon, 2018-08-13 16:22
[News24Wire] Rain had the final say in what was meant to be a crucial third day in the second unofficial Test between India 'A' and South Africa 'A' in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Southern Africa:Drought Coming for SADC

Mon, 2018-08-13 13:07
[Namibian] Southern African Development Community farmers have been advised not to sell their food stocks harvested last season as the region expects an extended dry spell this coming rainy season.

South Africa:Three Reasons Why South Africa Should Pass Its Climate Change Bill

Mon, 2018-08-13 12:47
[Daily Maverick] A Draft Climate Change Bill is being consulted through the length and breadth of South Africa before going to Parliament. Here is why it is essential for this bill to become law in the near future.

Botswana:Govt Commits Millions for Drought Relief Measures

Mon, 2018-08-13 00:48
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Government will use a total of P856 million in different measures adopted to mitigate the effects of arable drought recently declared for the year 2018/19 by President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Sudan:Rains, River Floods Wreak Havoc in Darfur and Eastern Sudan

Fri, 2018-08-10 16:34
[Radio Dabanga] Kalamindo / Tokar / Kassala -The heavy rains and flooding of rivers throughout Sudan have caused more damage to houses, residents reported from North Darfur, Red Sea state, and Kassala.

Africa:North-South Research Partnerships Must Break Old Patterns for Real Change

Fri, 2018-08-10 13:33
[The Conversation Africa] Since the 1940s major world powers like the US, the UK and the United Nations have made moves to spread their scientific, economic, industrial, and human rights progress to countries and regions that are seen as less developed, vulnerable or deprived in one way or another.

Botswana:Global Warming Awareness Campaign Kickstarts Anniversary

Wed, 2018-08-08 12:14
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -First Lady Ms Neo Masisi yesterday planted a tree in the Naledi Senior Secondary School yard as the Gaborone South based institution kickstarted its 40th-anniversary celebrations with a global warming awareness campaign.

Africa:Amidst Rising Heat Waves, UN Says Cooling Is a Human Right, Not a Luxury

Tue, 2018-08-07 17:33
[IPS] United Nations -The rising heat waves in the world's middle income and poorer nations are threatening the health and prosperity of about 1.1 billion people, including 470 million in rural areas without access to safe food and medicines, and 630 million in hotter, poor urban slums, with little or no cooling to protect them, according to the latest figures released by the United Nations.

Africa:Young Champions Join Climate Trailblazers

Tue, 2018-08-07 16:09
[UNEP] Three Young Champions of the Earth have been selected as Climate Trailblazers in the run-up to the Global Climate Action Summit, 12-14 September, in San Francisco, California, America.

South Africa:Rain for Drought-Stricken Western Cape

Tue, 2018-08-07 08:38
[News24Wire] A cold front brought widespread rain to parts of the drought-stricken Western Cape on Monday with light snowfalls forecast along the Cape fold mountain belt from the Cederberg to the Swartberg.

Nigeria:One Killed, 40 Houses Destroyed in Kano After Heavy Rainfall

Sat, 2018-08-04 08:28
[Premium Times] A heavy rainfall on Thursday claimed the life of one person and destroyed over 40 houses in Dambatta Local Government Area of Kano State.

Sudan:Rains, Floods Bring Death and Destruction Across Sudan

Fri, 2018-08-03 13:07
[Radio Dabanga] Sudan -Yesterday three schoolgirls died, and eight others sustained injuries when a wall collapsed at Darelsalam basic private school for girls in the Ombadda district in Sudan's second city of Omdurman. Floods are wreaking havoc across many parts of Sudan.

West Africa:The Lake Chad Basin Problem

Thu, 2018-08-02 13:56
[This Day] Any assistance to recharge the lake is welcome

Kenya:Bad Weather Disrupts Flights at Jomo Kenyatta Airport

Thu, 2018-08-02 11:38
[Nation] Flights have been disrupted at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi due to bad weather.

Kenya:Morning Fog Forces Flights Diversion at Jomo Kenyatta

Thu, 2018-08-02 11:36
[Nairobi News] A heavy fog in parts of Nairobi early on Thursday morning forced the diversion of several flights at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Uganda:Lightning Strikes, Injures Five Pupils in Maracha

Thu, 2018-08-02 08:47
[Monitor] Maracha -Five pupils of Simbili Primary School in Oleba Sub-County, Maracha District are still recovering from shock and injuries after they were struck by lightning.

Tanzania:Agroforestry Crucial in Tackling Climate Change

Wed, 2018-08-01 16:13
[Citizen] Never has it been so pressing to address climate change. So let's hurry to embrace a proven part of the solution. The radical (but not new) concept of agroforestry - be it integrating trees to create shade over coffee bushes, adding trees to Colombian cattle ranches, or managing and encouraging shea trees to flourish amid millet crops in the Sahel - must move to centre stage.