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South Africa: Why Climate Activists and Unions Should Team Up

5 hours 1 min ago
[New Frame] Worker unions have the power to mobilise against the lack of action on climate change in South Africa and add their voice to the call for a transition to renewable energy.

Chad: New Project Launched to Help Chadian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change and Boost the Agriculture Sector

5 hours 15 min ago
[IFAD] A new ?81.9 million project will help more than 1 million vulnerable small-scale farmers in Chad improve their incomes and food security and boost an underperforming agricultural sector hampered by recurrent droughts and rain-fed farming practices.

East Africa: Weathermen Warn of Heavy, Destructive Rains

5 hours 54 min ago
[East African] Poor management of surface run-off in East Africa has come to the fore, with the onset of rains and a forecast of above normal rainfall in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania in the later part of October.

Ghana: Vice President Bawumia Visits Victims of Upper East Rainfall Disaster

6 hours 4 min ago
[Ghana Presidency] Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on Sunday 20th October, 2019 led a government delegation to visit victims and some affected areas of the recent rainfall related disasters in the Upper East region.

South Africa: Another Scorcher Expected for Gauteng As Heatwave Peaks

9 hours 52 min ago
[News24Wire] Residents of Gauteng and other surrounding inland provinces should brace themselves for a scorcher as the heatwave that has plagued the area since the weekend is expected to peak on Monday afternoon.

Ghana: Upper East Needs Our Support

10 hours 41 min ago
[Ghanaian Times] Fatal floods that hit the Upper East Region have claimed 29 lives and injured 19 as was reported by the Ghanaian Times today.

Ghana: Convener of Green Republic Project Honoured

10 hours 42 min ago
[Ghanaian Times] The Convener of the Green Republic Project, a climate action non- profit organisation, Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa has received the "Shining World Protection Award" for his leadership and exemplary efforts to inspire young people and communities to wage war against climate change and global warming through tree planting.

Ghana: President Rallies Public Support for Fight Against Climate Change

10 hours 42 min ago
[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to the public to take the issue of climate change seriously since it threatens not only the country's economic development but the survival of the entire human race.

Ghana: 15 Student Cadets Faint At Parade

11 hours 45 min ago
[Ghanaian Times] Kpetoe -Extreme and sudden changes in weather conditions dented an otherwise brilliant joint passing out parade by contingents of senior and junior senior cadets at the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Academy at Kpetoe in the Volta Region, on Friday.

Nigeria: Lagos Allays Fear On Flood, Parleys With Ogun State

12 hours 57 min ago
[Vanguard] Lagos -Lagos State Government has alerted residents on the rise of sea water level resulting in the inability of the lagoon to discharge into the ocean, causing backflow into the drainage channels.

Ghana: To Go Far On Climate Action, We Must Go Together

15 hours 52 min ago
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] We face a climate emergency.

Africa: Climate Migrants Are Coming to Cities, So We Need a Plan

16 hours 2 sec ago
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As we saw at the recent UN General Assembly, international climate change efforts remain focused on the big targets - such as efforts to reduce global emissions. But according to UNHCR, in 2018, 16 million people were displaced by climate change. This number alone shows the urgent need to place people at the heart of climate action. As the climate worsens, there is a need to ensure that those most impacted by climate change are a part of the solution and given opportunities not just to survive, but to thri

Kenya: Met Warns Kenyans to Brace for Heavy Rains As Floods Kill 20

Sun, 2019-10-20 23:12
[Nation] About 20 people have died following heavy rains across the country for several days.

Africa: Expanding Sahara Leaves Broken Families and Violence in Its Wake

Sat, 2019-10-19 13:02
[IPS] Bamako, Mali/Cotonou, Benin -Abdoulaye Maiga proudly displays an album showing photos of him and his family during happier times when they all lived together in their home in northern Mali. Today, these memories seem distant and painful.

Africa: President Akufo-Addo Calls On African Leaders to Come Up With Solutions to Mitigate Climate Change

Sat, 2019-10-19 12:50
[Ghana Govt.] The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on local governments and the global community to come up with practical solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Ghana: Climate Change, the Biggest Threat to Realising SDGs - President Akufo-Addo

Sat, 2019-10-19 12:47
[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said climate change remains the biggest threat to the realisation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially in Africa.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai Death Toll Set to Double - CPU

Sat, 2019-10-19 10:14
[New Zimbabwe] Chimanimani -Tropical Cyclone Idai's death toll is set to double to over 680 but the announcement will be done only after a five-year administrative wait, an official said.

Africa: How the Oceans and the Cryosphere Are Under Threat and What It Means for Africa - IPCC Author Explains

Fri, 2019-10-18 17:20
[IPS] Addis Ababa -"Special reports come to address issues that need deeper understanding and deeper research," Dr James Kairo, one of the lead authors of the 'Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate,' a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told IPS.

Malawi: VP Chimulirenji Donates Maize to Karonga Flood Victims

Fri, 2019-10-18 17:18
[Nyasa Times] State Vice President, Everton Chimulirenji says government is committed to assisting people who were affected by floods during the 2018/19 rain season to reduce the impact of the disaster on their livelihoods.

Africa: Governments, Donors and Investors Must Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are On Gender and Climate Change

Fri, 2019-10-18 17:17
[IPS] Nairobi -Climate change has a disproportionate impact on women and girls. This is clear when it comes to water, for instance. The Global Commission on Adaptation Report launched at the United Nations General Assembly last week states that the number of people who may lack sufficient water, at least one month per year, will soar from 3.6 billion today to more than 5 billion by 2050.