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South Africa: Wits Council Resolves to Appoint Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Climate Sustainability and Inequality

Fri, 2021-11-26 17:40
[Daily Maverick] At a meeting of the Wits University Senate on 4 November 2021, the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Professor Zeblon Vilakazi, proposed the novel appointment of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Pro-VC) for Climate Sustainability and Inequality to lead the university in a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach to addressing the challenge of climate sustainability and justice. The proposal was overwhelmingly supported.

South Africa: R131 Billion Climate Deal - 'We Are Not Going to Be Handing Everything Over to Those Funders,' Says Ramaphosa

Fri, 2021-11-26 16:26
[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa has told Parliament that the R131bn commitment from developed nations 'does not mean that we need to accept... the offer or any unfavourable terms, especially in the financing arrangements'.

Gambia: At the Conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26

Fri, 2021-11-26 15:05
[The Point] As COP26 ends, the 1.5-degree Celsius goal is alive, yet barely.

South Africa: President Unpacks Details of R131 Billion COP26 Deal

Fri, 2021-11-26 12:24
[] President Cyril Ramaphosa says the R131 billion offer by the US, UK, Germany and the European Union (EU), made to help South Africa transition from coal to clean energy, does not mean the country must accept any unfavourable terms.

South Africa: Strategic Litigation a Powerful Tool to Fight the Climate Crisis, Webinar Told

Fri, 2021-11-26 11:56
[Daily Maverick] There are currently more than 1,000 climate change litigation cases around the world, the majority of which are in the US, report finds.

Egypt: Sisi to Inspect Areas Damaged By Aswan Flash Floods

Thu, 2021-11-25 16:45
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will inspect on Thursday areas damaged by the latest flash floods and storms in the Aswan Governorate, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.

Egypt: ‎'Aid Convoy' Sent to Aswan Villages Harmed By Bad Weather ‎

Thu, 2021-11-25 16:45
[Egypt Online] The Interior Ministry dispatched a humanitarian convoy to a number of villages that were harmed by the bad weather wave in Aswan.

Zimbabwe: Relief for Veld Fire, Hailstorm Victims

Thu, 2021-11-25 16:05
[The Herald] MHONDORO-Ngezi Rural District Council (MNRDC) has come to the rescue of at least 28 families whose homes were destroyed by veld fires and hailstorm recently.

Uganda: Downpour Destroys Schools, Crops in Kwania, Alebtong

Thu, 2021-11-25 15:56
[Monitor] A downpour has destroyed several gardens and learning facilities in Alebtong and Kwania districts.

Zimbabwe: Mwenezi Villagers Send SOS After Hailstorm

Thu, 2021-11-25 13:54
[The Herald] Masvingo -- Villagers in Rinnet Resettlement area have appealed for assistance from the Government and its partners to rebuild their homes that were destroyed by a hailstorm this week.

Uganda: Can Bamboo Walls Help Uganda Hold Back Worsening Floods? #AfricaClimateCrisis

Thu, 2021-11-25 13:03
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kasese -- By slowing floodwater and stabilising riverbanks, bamboo walls could protect farmers from climate change-worsened floods - and earn them extra income

Nigeria: Appraising Air-Conditioning Market in Nigeria

Thu, 2021-11-25 12:23
[This Day] Raheem Akingbolu writes on the competition in Nigeria's cooling and air-conditioning market and how the peculiarity of the country's weather appears to be putting the players on their toes.

Kenya: Kenya to Raise Sh6.2 Trillion to Fight Climate Change

Thu, 2021-11-25 12:08
[Nation] Kenya plans to raise Sh6.2 trillion to execute policies and programmes that will help to reduce its greenhouse emissions by 32 per cent in the next 10 years, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced.

South Africa: Labour in Peril As Just Transition Hits Cul-De-Sac #AfricaClimateCrisis

Thu, 2021-11-25 12:06
[New Frame] In moving to a low-carbon economy, South African workers may lose out as unions weaken and renewable energy components continue to be imported at the expense of local jobs.

Nigeria: Edo Rep Member Cautions Govt On Climate Change

Thu, 2021-11-25 10:28
[Vanguard] Benin City -- THE member representing Ovia Federal Constituency, Hon Dennis Idahosa has cautioned Federal Government on the danger of failure to harness other sources of revenue other than oil ahead of the implementation of the resolutions of the 26th meeting of the Conference Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNCOP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

South Sudan: Nation at High Risk of Hunger, Disease Due to Extreme Flooding

Thu, 2021-11-25 09:57
[East African] South Sudan is staring at a catastrophic humanitarian crisis as extreme floods hit the country for the third consecutive year.

Kenya: Odinga Roots for Creation of a National Climate Council

Thu, 2021-11-25 09:16
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has proposed the creation of a National Climate Council (NCC) to lead climate action at the national level.

Kenya: National, County Govts to Sustain Climate Action Efforts - Kenya

Thu, 2021-11-25 09:13
[Capital FM] Wote -- President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday reiterated his administration's commitment to work with county governments in leading climate action efforts across the country.

Kenya: Kenya's Inaugural Sub-National Climate Summit Kicks Off in Makueni

Thu, 2021-11-25 08:49
[Capital FM] Wote -- The 7th Devolution Conference has kicked off in Makueni where participants will seek consensus on county-level mitigation measures to address climate change.

Africa: Africa/Global - From Climate Denial to Deceit and Delay

Thu, 2021-11-25 08:12
[AfricaFocus] Editor's Note