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South Africa: Cape Town Water Supplies Will Last Until August - City Official

4 hours 5 min ago
[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town has enough water to last until August or September at current consumption levels, an official has said.

South Africa: Drought Cost Western Cape Grape Farmers U.S.$39 Million

6 hours 30 min ago
[News24Wire] Western Cape Agriculture MEC Alan Winde has said the ongoing drought in the province will cost grape producers an estimated R500m.

Zimbabwe: UN Donates U.S.$1,6 Million to Assist Flood Victims

9 hours 40 min ago
[Financial Gazette] The United Nations Central Emergency Fund (CERF) handed over 1,6 million U.S. dollars to assist over 32 000 people who were affected by floods in Zimbabwe this year.

South Africa: Western Cape Agriculture On Supporting Farmers in Drought Affected Areas

Wed, 2017-05-24 18:45
[Govt of SA] Animal farmers among the worst affected by drought

South Africa: Livestock Farmers Hardest Hit By Drought

Wed, 2017-05-24 17:54
[] Pretoria -Animal farmers are among the worst affected by the current drought, says the Western Cape Provincial Government.

East Africa: Drought Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Wed, 2017-05-24 14:48
[Deutsche Welle] The humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa is worsening as millions of people face hunger and illness. Aid organizations are struggling to stabilize the situation.

West Africa: German-West African Consortium Combats Devastating Effects of Climate Change

Wed, 2017-05-24 14:46
[Deutsche Welle] Germany is sponsoring the work of a West African research consortium to tackle land use affected by climate change. The devastating impact of drought has impacted the livelihoods of farmers.

South Africa: Cape Town to Spend More Than R300 Million Over Three Years to Tackle Drought

Wed, 2017-05-24 14:29
[News24Wire] City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says the city plans to spend R315m in the next three financial years to deal with the ongoing drought in the region.

Uganda: Climate Change Affecting Financial Inclusion in Agric Sector

Wed, 2017-05-24 13:18
[Observer] Since 2016, Uganda has endured an almost back-to-back drought that has left farmers and pastoralists alike helpless as their crops and animals withered and died due to lack of water and pasture.

Africa: Climate Change and Adaptation Finance

Tue, 2017-05-23 14:52
[IRIN] Paris -This is the second in a series of three fact files that is part of a special project exploring the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe

South Africa: Don't Panic About 'Drought Disaster' - Western Cape Leader

Tue, 2017-05-23 12:44
[News24Wire] Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has declared the entire province a disaster zone, in an attempt to prevent it from running out of water.

Kenya: Deadly Flash Floods Set to Worsen Poverty and Hunger, Experts Say

Tue, 2017-05-23 10:37
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -The torrential seasonal rains have caused landslides and floods in coastal and western Kenya

Kenya: Drought in Kenya Brings a Surprise - More Girls in School

Mon, 2017-05-22 19:52
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Lorengelup -Safety net of cash transfer payments helps persuade families that investing in girls makes good economic sense

Africa: Data Drive to Help Farmers Cope With Climate Change Via Their Smartphones

Mon, 2017-05-22 19:21
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Initiative aims to help small farmers in poor countries access data on crops, weather and soil in the face of climate change

South Africa: Western Cape Declared Disaster Zone Over Drought

Mon, 2017-05-22 18:15
[News24Wire] The Western Cape government has declared the entire province a disaster zone in order to deal with the ongoing drought, MEC Alan Winde said on Monday.

Niger: Loans for Storing Crops Help Farmers Absorb Climate Shocks

Mon, 2017-05-22 17:48
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Magou -Lack of storage forces farmers to sell their harvest at low prices - but changing that can help them get ahead

South Africa: Drought Crisis - Provincial Leader Declares Western Cape a Disaster Area

Mon, 2017-05-22 16:23
[Western Cape Government] Premier Helen Zille has officially declared the Western Cape a disaster area in response to the current drought crisis -- the worst since 1904.

Kenya: Drought Hit Counties Seek Ways to Fight Hunger

Mon, 2017-05-22 16:20
[Nation] A young boy waits by the mouth of a rapidly drying waterhole near Lokitaung in northern Kenya's Turkana county where a biting drought has ravaged livestock population on March 21, 2017. PHOTO | AFP

Tanzania: Rainy Season Tragedy Will Not End Till Govt Acts Tough

Mon, 2017-05-22 14:50
[Citizen] One of the major problems our cities face is poor drainage. All hell breaks loose every year during the rainy season because there are no proper drainage systems.

Sudan: Woman Killed By Lightning, More Heavy Rain to Come

Mon, 2017-05-22 11:23
[Radio Dabanga] Singa / Ed Damer / Atbara -Heavy rains accompanied by thunder storms on Friday have led to the death of a woman in eastern Sudan's Singa and the collapse of 46 homes in El Damer in the northern Nile River state.