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Tanzania: Climate Change Critical - Envoy

3 hours 36 min ago
[Daily News] French companies have stressed the importance of galvanizing the fight against climate change and urban pollution, in the wake of rising use of fossil energies.

Ghana: Response Working Group On Climate Change Re-Activated

5 hours 28 min ago
[Ghana Govt.] The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has re-activated its Response Measures Working Group and Technical Session on Climate Change to guide and conduct pertinent issues relating to the implementation of relevant policy issues, which are of relevance to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Botswana: Hit By Wilder Weather, Botswana's Farmers Seek Welfare Payments

9 hours 56 min ago
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Molepolole, Botswana -A government programme to provide work for those in need of income is seeing a rise in demand as droughts become harsher

Botswana: Information Sharing On Climate Change Vital

Thu, 2019-02-21 09:35
[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakane -United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) environment and climate change specialist, Dr Oduetse Koboto, has appealed to Boteti farmers and stakeholders to share knowledge on climate change.

Angola: Angola Reaffirms Commitment to Blue Economy

Thu, 2019-02-21 09:30
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Minister of Fisheries and the Sea, Maria Antonieta Baptista, reaffirmed Tuesday in the Kingdom of Morocco the commitment of Angola to promote the blue economy.

South Africa: Produce 50% More Food by 2050 or Face Crisis - WWF Report

Wed, 2019-02-20 14:53
[News24Wire] South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices, says an environmental organisation.

Uganda: We Need to Mitigate Climate Change

Wed, 2019-02-20 14:20
[Observer] The tragic reality is that the earth is reaching a tipping point faster than ever before and this will affect all of us.

Uganda: Investment Climate - MTN, Govt Should Harmonize Their Interests

Wed, 2019-02-20 14:20
[Observer] After a golden era of growth and friendlier relationship with government, giant mobile telecommunications company (MTN) has taken a large tumble.

Rwanda: Weatherman Predicts Low Rainfall in Five Districts

Wed, 2019-02-20 14:03
[New Times] The Rwanda Meteorological Agency's latest forecasts suggest that five districts will witness drought as the rains will stop between May 10 and 20 while other parts of the country will get enhanced rainfall up to mid-June.

South Africa: Makhanda Water Crisis - Fresh Hope As Gift of the Givers Strikes Water

Wed, 2019-02-20 11:22
[News24Wire] Makana municipality in the Eastern Cape has declared all its water, except in Riebeek East, free from E. coli as the Gift of the Givers rejoices over the quick discovery of underground water in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) that could help the troubled region pull through its water crisis soon.

Africa: Climate Change an 'Imminent' Security Threat, Risk Experts Say

Wed, 2019-02-20 08:02
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The Hague -Climate change threats - from worsening water shortages in Iraq and Pakistan to harsher hurricanes in the Caribbean - are a growing security risk and require concerted action to ensure they don't spark new violence, security experts warned Tuesday.

Namibia: Northern Farmers Anxious About Absence of Rain

Tue, 2019-02-19 11:26
[Namibian] COMMUNAL farmers at Oshakati west and Okatana constituencies in Oshana region have a thriving mahangu crop but there are fears that this crop might wither because of drought and extreme heat.

Zimbabwe: Local Scientists Shine, Discover 'Ozone Hole' Over South Africa

Tue, 2019-02-19 11:20
[The Herald] A team of Zimbabwean researchers has discovered an "ozone hole" over South Africa that is centred over the Free State Province during spring, which impacts on temperature and rainfall levels, according to findings published in the Journal of Frontiers in Earth Science.

South Africa: Capetonians Still Saving Water Out of Fear of Another Day Zero

Tue, 2019-02-19 10:44
[News24Wire] Capetonians are using about 40 million litres less water a day than they are allowed to, even though the water crisis ended nearly five months ago.

Malawi: MET Forecasts More Rains and Thunderstorms - 'Expect Disruption of Outdoor Activities'

Tue, 2019-02-19 10:00
[Nyasa Times] The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) says most areas across the country's regions are likely to experience a wave of scattered to widespread rains with thunderstorms starting from the south, Monday 18, which would progress northwards for the rest of the week days.

Zimbabwe: Chiredzi Floods Claim 2

Mon, 2019-02-18 15:07
[The Herald] Chiredzi -Floods that have affected Chiredzi following heavy rains on Wednesday last week claimed the lives of two schoolchildren at Muhlanguleni Primary School in Chiredzi South, who drowned in a flooded pit latrine.

Tanzania: Tanzania Loses U.S.$95 Million Yearly to Drought

Mon, 2019-02-18 12:17
[Citizen] Arusha -Tanzania is losing a staggering Sh221.7 billion ($96.6million) a year due to drought affecting maize and legume yields, according to a recent study.

Africa: The Role Technology Can Play in Fighting Climate Change and Deforestation

Mon, 2019-02-18 10:38
[IPS] Paramaribo -At 51, Roberto Wong Loi Sing has spent nearly half of his life working in the field of engineering. But as he spends his days designing more efficient stormwater management systems, or water purification systems, for instance, the child in him comes alive as he combines his skills to find "win-win" solutions for the environment.

Kenya: Weatherman Issues Heavy Rain Warning Starting March

Mon, 2019-02-18 09:36
[Nation] Kenya Meteorological Department has warned Kenyans to brace themselves for enhanced rainfall starting next month as the country enters the long rains season.

Tanzania: Prepare for March Rains, Tma Cautions

Fri, 2019-02-15 17:34
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA), has called upon various authorities to take necessary precautions in the upcoming rainy season that will begin in March and end in May, this year.

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