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Africa:Eco-Farming Can Solve Hunger and Climate Crises, Experts Say

Thu, 2018-04-19 19:13
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Asian farmers are growing rice and rearing fish in the same fields to increase their income and reduce weeds, while Ghanaians are using crop residues as compost to boost yields.

East Africa:Drought, Reduced Credit Slow East Africa's Economic Growth

Thu, 2018-04-19 18:51
[East African] The value of goods and services produced by East African countries dropped in 2017, as the region's GDP growth slowed to an average of 5.3 per cent, due to the adverse effects of drought and reduced credit to households and businesses.

South Africa:In Masiphumelele's Wetlands, Everyone Dreads the Winter

Thu, 2018-04-19 18:33
[GroundUp] As winter approaches and Capetonians who live on solid ground wait anxiously for rainfall, shack dwellers in Masiphumelele's wetlands fear that, once again, they may lose everything in the winter rains.

South Africa:Weather Update - Cold Front Passes, Cool Weather for Most of SA

Thu, 2018-04-19 18:32
[News24Wire] Cooler weather is predicted for the central and southern parts of the country with rain along the East Coast as the cold front passes on Thursday.

Malawi:Chiefs Hijack Roles of Disaster Committees

Thu, 2018-04-19 17:39
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Village Civil Protection Committees (VCPC) in Thyolo say chiefs have hijacked their roles during disasters as committees are ignored completely, bringing disorganization in natural disaster response.

Malawi:First Community Early Warning Automated Reporting System Introduced

Thu, 2018-04-19 17:28
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -Malawi Red Cross Society has introduced first ever community early warning automated reporting system to help timely response and action in the areas which are prone to water flooding.

Malawi:Over 50 000 Women to Be Empowered to Cope With Adverse Effects of Climate Change

Thu, 2018-04-19 16:28
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Over 50 000 women farmers from six districts of the country stand to be equipped with skills to help them withstand adverse effects of climate change once the five year US$ 13.3 million Gender Climate and Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP) under NEPAD Agency rolls into operation.

Tanzania:Disaster Committees Set to Restore Damaged Infrastructure Following Heavy Rains

Thu, 2018-04-19 13:16
[Citizen] Dodoma -Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said on Thursday April 19, that the government's disaster committees will assess the damage caused by heavy rains and flooding across the country and intervene accordingly.

Kenya:Villagers Spend Night on Trees in Tana River

Thu, 2018-04-19 13:11
[Nation] Some residents of Nanigi, Tana River County were trapped on trees and rooftops after their houses were flooded.

South Africa:Water and Sanitation On Water Levels in the Country

Thu, 2018-04-19 11:46
[Govt of SA] Water levels improve nationally with the exception of Western Cape

Angola:Land Degradation Reduces Soil Productivity

Thu, 2018-04-19 11:17
[ANGOP] Luanda -Land degradation causes a reduction and loss of biological and economic productivity of the soil, causing losses estimated at USD 490 billion to global agriculture.

Angola:Government Committed to Combating Soil Deterioration

Thu, 2018-04-19 11:01
[ANGOP] Luanda -The director of the Climate Change Office of the Ministry of the Environment, Giza Martins, Wednesday reiterated the Angolan government's commitment to fight soil deterioration, according to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Botswana:Late Rains to Affect Harvest - Raletobana

Thu, 2018-04-19 09:11
[Botswana Daily News] Kanye -Southern District Commissioner who is also the chairperson for the district's disaster management committee, Mr Mmoloki Raletobana says this year's late rains were 'reasonably intense.'

Malawi:Youth Bemoan Inadequate Involvement in Climate Change Issues

Wed, 2018-04-18 16:54
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Youth under the banner of National Youth Network on Climate Change (NYNCC) have bemoaned their inadequate participation in the formulation of strategies that address issues of climate change.

Namibia:Fear Grips Babylon As Flood Kills Mother

Wed, 2018-04-18 15:57
[Namibian] THE baby who survived when his mother died and brother went missing in Windhoek when a flood swept away their shack, turns four days today.

Namibia:Villagers Refuse to Leave Flooded Homes

Wed, 2018-04-18 15:52
[Namibian] MOST villagers in the flood-prone Zambezi region say they will not be forced to leave their homes because of the rising waters.

Malawi:Chilima Visits Nkhotakota Flood Victims - 6500 People Displaced

Wed, 2018-04-18 12:16
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -Vice President of the Republic of Malawi and Minister Responsible for Disaster Management Affairs, Saulosi Chilima on Tuesday visited Nkhotakota district to appreciate and assess the extent of damage caused by heavy rains and strong winds that have left over 6500 people destitute.

Nigeria:Oil, Gas Reserves to Witness Drastic Reduction Over Climate Change

Wed, 2018-04-18 11:45
[Guardian] Abuja -The future of oil and gas across the world is coming under intense pressure following reports by Shell, which plans to empty reserves by over 80 per cent in the next 12 years.

Namibia:Grieving Father Tells Ordeal of Killer Flood

Wed, 2018-04-18 11:28
[New Era] Windhoek -A teary-eyed father at the informal settlement of Ombili yesterday recalled how he risked his own life to save his two-day-old baby boy, whose mother and brother were swept away by floods that gushed into their shack.

Tanzania:15 Killed as Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc

Wed, 2018-04-18 10:49
[Citizen] At least 15 people have died in various parts of the country following heavy rains which entered their third day yesterday. At least 250 houses in Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam and Arusha were destroyed in the downpours, and the number looked set to go up as authorities continued to carry out a countrywide assessment.