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South Africa: KZN Disaster Teams On High Alert Ahead of Heavy Rains

4 hours 57 min ago
[News24Wire] Disaster management teams in KwaZulu-Natal have been placed on standby as heavy rains are expected in the eThekwini Metro and other parts of the province.

Africa: Trees Are Life

5 hours 8 min ago
[UNEP] Big, small, flourishing or stumbling, tree nurseries in Africa come in all shapes and forms, and with varying quality. Some are owned by governments, others by non-profit groups, others still by individual farmers.

Namibia: 12,000 Receive Food Relief Assistance in Oshana

5 hours 14 min ago
[Namibia Economist] The U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson and Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila joined the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Oshana Region this week to deliver more than 85 tons of maize meal, beans, and vegetable oil to more than 12,000 vulnerable people that are affected by the drought.

Zimbabwe: Lightning Kills 5 in Muzvezve

5 hours 22 min ago
[The Herald] Kariba -Five family members were struck to death by lightning in the Muzvezve area of Sanyati district.

South Africa: Young People Lead the Way in Delivering Plastic Alternatives

7 hours 45 sec ago
[Daily Maverick] Greta Thunberg's generation is making the most noise about the environment right now. But they are frustrated that they seem powerless to implement the changes they'd like to see. Most of the world's politicians are old, male, ponderous and conflicted by their relationships with the fossil-fuel industry. But in the meantime, young people all over the world are adapting their lives and business ideas to be the change they want. South Africa is no exception. In the final article of the five-part series, Mave

Ghana: Ghana Draught Assoc. Inaugurated

7 hours 32 min ago
[Ghanaian Times] The National Sports Authority (NSA) has inaugurated the Ghana Draught Association (GDA), the 44th sports association under the Authority.

South Africa: Heavy Rain, Thundershowers Hit Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Warns SA Weather Service

8 hours 8 min ago
[News24Wire] The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned of heavy rain to hit the eastern parts of South Africa on Tuesday.

Ghana: Why Poor Urban Planning not Sanitation Cause of Accra's Flooding

9 hours 12 min ago
[Ghanaian Times] The rains have become a living fabric of Accra's urbanization challenges. The heavy downpours wash Accra's streets clean leaving behind only plant debris. The water makes its way into an already overloaded drainage system only to be gurgled back out.

Angola: Inamet Foresees Heavy Rain in Several Provinces

Mon, 2020-02-17 16:31
[ANGOP] Luanda -The National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (INAMET) foresees, until 6 pm on Sunday, for the northern region of the country, the occurrence of showers or moderate to heavy rain, sometimes accompanied by thunderstorms in some municipalities in the provinces of Zaire, Cabinda, Lunda Sul, Lunda Norte, Malanje and Uíge.

South Africa: As the Karoo Hopes for an End to Its Worst Drought in a Generation, the Region's History May Hold Important Lessons for Its Future

Mon, 2020-02-17 11:55
[New Frame] Heleen van Wygharden loves to dance. In the 1970s, still in her early thirties, she attended a dance with other farm workers. Between pirouettes, she started to notice the guitarist who was guiding her steps from the edge of the room. Piet was short and quiet and never entered the fray. "Hy is nie 'n baie goeie danser nie. Maar, Jissus, hy kon kitaar speel (He's not a very good dancer, but, Jesus, he could play guitar)," remembers Heleen.

Zimbabwe: Lasting Solution Needed in Flood-Prone Areas

Mon, 2020-02-17 11:36
[The Herald] In Zimbabwe, February is the month of floods.

Zimbabwe: Binga Floods Destroy 180 Homes

Mon, 2020-02-17 10:45
[New Zimbabwe] At least 181 homes were badly damaged with 37 of them completely damaged, according to preliminary reports from various organisations that visited Binga to assess the extent of damage caused by floods that hit the area last week.

Zimbabwe: Kariba Water Challenges Worsen

Mon, 2020-02-17 10:39
[The Herald] The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has further reduced the allocation of water for power generation at Kariba hydro-power station for 2020, which will result in suppressed electricity supplies from the power station.

Uganda: Ugandans Asked to Prepare for Above Normal Seasonal Rains

Sun, 2020-02-16 11:55
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Ugandans have been asked to prepare adequately for the above normal rainfall conditions expected in the country between months of March, April and May.

Africa: Climate Change Opens Up 'Frontier' Farmland, but At What Cost to the Planet?

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:19
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Climate change could expand farmland globally by almost a third but would also bring significant environmental threats, including a risk of increased emissions from soils

South Africa: Greenpeace Welcomes Ramaphosa's 'Light Bulb Moment' On Climate Crisis

Sat, 2020-02-15 11:18
[News24Wire] "The greatest existential threat" - this is how President Cyril Ramaphosa described the global climate crisis in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday.

South Africa: Higher Antarctic Temperatures Bad News for South Africa's Climate

Sat, 2020-02-15 10:02
[News24Wire] Researchers have noted that the Antarctic has experienced a temperature spike as part of a warming climate trend that could impact on South African weather.

Zimbabwe: Flash Floods Hit Chimanimani, Chipinge

Sat, 2020-02-15 08:56
[263Chat] The scepter of the ghost of Cyclone Idai has once again hit the eastern province as flash floods damaged bypasses erected to allow for repair works on bridges destroyed by last year's violent rains.

Mozambique: Torrential Rains Flood Parts of Manica and Sofala

Fri, 2020-02-14 18:43
[AIM] Maputo -Sussundenga (Mozambique), 14 Feb (AIM) - The Secretary of State for the central Mozambican province of Manica, Edson Macuacua, on Thursday demanded that members of the provincial government show a greater capacity of response to avoid further loss of life in the regions recently lashed by torrential rains.

Africa: Ten Years Left to End Hunger - Why Hope Grows On Small Farms

Fri, 2020-02-14 18:22
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Extreme weather events are becoming the new normal, posing an existential threat to our food systems.