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Africa: AU Summit Grapples With Coups, Food Crisis, Terrorism, Climate Change

Sat, 2022-05-28 20:54
[DW] African Union leaders are meeting in Equatorial Guinea. Inflation and war in Ukraine are increasing food prices across Africa. Four AU member states are suspended because of coups.

Africa: UN Global Compact Launches New Hub for Africa

Sat, 2022-05-28 20:32
[Africa Renewal] Abuja Hub will mobilize, accelerate and scale-up responsible business across Africa

East Africa: Elizabeth Mrema - Protecting the World's Biodiversity

Sat, 2022-05-28 20:29
[Africa Renewal] Elizabeth Mrema, the Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), grew up in Moshi, a town located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania. Her early years surrounded by nature profoundly influenced her and her work.

Africa: Blockchain Can Drive Financial Inclusion and Climate Resilience

Sat, 2022-05-28 11:01
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Africa: Going Hungry or Going Green? a Critical Look At the 'Green Revolution' Project in Africa

Sat, 2022-05-28 10:50
[Africa In Fact] Since the development of "miracle wheat" in 1954 by Norman Borlaug, the way in which international organisations support and invest in agriculture has changed dramatically. The narrative goes that Africa "missed out" on the first Green Revolution, thus explaining its lack of large-scale agricultural sectors before the 21st century.

South Africa: Climate Change Preparedness Critical for the Future, Economy and People #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2022-05-27 17:00
[] President Cyril Ramaphosa says recent flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape is proof that climate change is upon us and that preparing for its effects is now, more than ever, critical.

Africa: Insect Meat Loaf, Fertilizer Trees, and Mosquito-repelling Plants - The Promise of Africa's Bioeconomy #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2022-05-27 12:04
[allAfrica] Africa feels the impacts of COVID-19, conflict, and climate change perhaps more than any other region in the world. The costs of food, fuel, and fertilizer have skyrocketed over the past several months, adding to the slowdown in economic growth that the pandemic instigated.

Zimbabwe: 200 Projects Approved for Climate Change Funding

Fri, 2022-05-27 11:50
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has nearly 200 projects worth US$6,8 billion approved by the Global Climate Fund (GCF) under initiatives to support developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

Nigeria: Aftermath of Citizens Defying Building Regulations - Rainstorms Wreak Havoc in Plateau Communities

Fri, 2022-05-27 09:51
[Vanguard] THE menace of rainstorm in Plateau State has continued to escalate due to the refusal of the citizens to adhere to measures aimed at averting environmental disasters. As a result rain and windstorm have continued to wreak havoc in some communities, causing hardship to the people, who however appear unperturbed by the dangers.

Kenya: Climate Change Isn't a Priority for Universities. It Should Be

Fri, 2022-05-27 08:53
[The Conversation Africa] Universities can play a vital role in shaping change in societies. They produce knowledge through research, train future decision makers, and contribute to public awareness of issues.

Ghana: Heavy Rains Cause Gridlock On Kasoa-Old Barrier Stretch ... of Accra-Cape Coast Road

Thu, 2022-05-26 16:48
[Ghanaian Times] Two days after a downpour in Accra, heavy vehicular traffic still persists on the Kasoa-Mallam highway as a pool of mud from the tollbooth area had rendered some portions of the road impassable.

Ghana: Support President to Stop Flooding Permanently

Thu, 2022-05-26 12:51
[Ghanaian Times] Yesterday, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo unveiled four dredging machines for Dredge Masters Limited at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region to help address flooding in the area.

Ghana: Torrential Rains Flood Accra Again! ... Disrupt Economic Activities, Wreak Havoc On Infrastructure

Thu, 2022-05-26 12:39
[Ghanaian Times] Disruption to work, heavy vehicular traffic, large swamps of running water on roads, breakdown of vehicles and roads being destroyed characterised yesterday's downpour in Accra resulting in floods in many parts of the capital and adjoining areas.

Gambia: 2022 Rainy Season Forecasts 'Above Normal' Rainfall

Thu, 2022-05-26 12:31
[Foroyaa] The Gambia's Department of Water Resources (DWR) last Friday held a day-long workshop to inform stakeholders, Government officials and the press, of this year's seasonal rainfall forecast which is expected to be above normal and which can begin between 12th and 18th of June 2022. According to the DWR, the season is expected to end around 18th - thirty October.

Rwanda: How Peat Power Projects Were Derailed By Climate Change, Covid-19

Thu, 2022-05-26 11:50
[New Times] The delayed full operation of the $400 million Gisagara peat power plant has been triggered by climate change, Ernest Nsabimana, the Minister of infrastructure has disclosed while responding to The New Times.

Ghana: President Akufo-Addo Appointed Chairperson of the Climate Vulnerable Forum

Thu, 2022-05-26 10:39
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, 25th May 2022, has been selected to chair the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), an international partnership of countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet.

Africa: Despite Climate Stress, Africa Is in 'Unique' Position to Fight Global Warming - Report

Thu, 2022-05-26 08:51
[RFI] With six months to go before Egypt hosts the Cop27 climate conference, campaigners in Africa and elsewhere are looking to put the continent that is most vulnerable to climate change at the heart of global debate.

South Africa: Infrastructure Must Be Maintained With Climate Change in Mind

Wed, 2022-05-25 17:56
[] Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille, says recent flooding in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal has highlighted the importance of building and maintaining public infrastructure with the mitigation of changing climate patterns in mind.

Nigeria: Why Over 40 Million Africans May Experience Extreme Poverty By 2030 - Report

Wed, 2022-05-25 15:20
[Premium Times] "39.7 million additional people in sub-Saharan Africa could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030 due to climate change, more than in any other world region," the report noted.

Tanzania: Nipe Fagio Urges Govt to Sign Bmp to Tackle Climate Change

Tue, 2022-05-24 14:59
[Daily News] TANZANIA has been urged to join more than 110 countries to sign the Global Methane Pledge (GMP) in a move to tackle climate change.