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Nigeria:We Stand By You, Osinbajo Tells Flood Victims in Bayelsa, Rivers

Sat, 2018-10-20 15:58
[Guardian] Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has assured flood victims in Bayelsa and Rivers States that the Federal Government is committed to alleviating their pains.

Tanzania:New Radar to Boost Accurate Weather Reports

Sat, 2018-10-20 15:57
[Daily News] THE Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has signed a contract worth US 2.5 million dollars (about 5.5bn/-) with United States of America's Enterprise Electronics Corporation (EEC) for installation of a weather radar at Mikindani area in Mtwara region.

South Africa:Strong Winds Whip Western Cape, Blow Truck Over

Sat, 2018-10-20 15:28
[News24Wire] Strong winds whipping the Western Cape blew a truck over in Klawer on Saturday morning, provincial traffic officials confirmed.

Kenya:Climate Change to Affect Beer and Food Production

Sat, 2018-10-20 10:30
[Nation] Kasaine ole Partoip is an economist who about a decade ago ventured into farming, growing wheat and barley on a 300-acre field in Mau, Narok County.

Ethiopia:Helping Ethiopia Achieve Green Growth and Avoid Industrialised Nations' Environmental Mistakes

Fri, 2018-10-19 18:17
[IPS] Addis Ababa -As Ethiopia undergoes a period of unprecedented change and reform, the Global Green Growth Institute(GGGI) is partnering with the Ethiopian government to try and ensure this vital period of transition includes the country embracing sustainable growth and avoiding the environmental mistakes made by Western nations.

Rwanda:Rwanda Leverages Green Climate Fund's Opportunities to Fast-Track Sustainable Development

Fri, 2018-10-19 18:17
[IPS] Kigali -In a move to achieve its green growth aspirations by 2050, Rwanda has placed a major focus on promoting project proposals that shift away from "business as usual" and have a significant impact on curbing climate change while attracting private investment.

Africa:Africa Remains Resolute Heading to COP 24

Fri, 2018-10-19 17:52
[IPS] Nairobi -In December 2015, nations of the world took a giant step to combat climate change through the landmark Paris Agreement. But African experts who met in Nairobi, Kenya at last week's Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VII) say the rise of far-right wing and nationalist movements in the West are threatening the collapse of the agreement.

Africa:Climate Change and Poverty in Africa

Fri, 2018-10-19 16:10
[ISS] Human activity has caused the temperature of the Earth and its atmosphere to rise by about 1°C above pre-industrial levels, triggering fundamental changes to the planet's physical and social landscapes. On 8 October an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that temperatures were rising faster than expected, and that 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels could occur as early as 2030.

Namibia:Rains Could Push Up Hepatitis E Cases

Fri, 2018-10-19 15:27
[Namibian] THE Namibia Red Cross Society and Unicef yesterday warned members of the public that the rainy season will likely increase the number of hepatitis E virus cases throughout the country.

Congo-Kinshasa:DRC - 11,000-Megawatt Inga III Dam Project Deal Signed

Fri, 2018-10-19 13:35
[Cameroon Tribune] It is to be executed by Chinese and Spanish consortiums at the cost of 7,958 billion FCFA.

Africa:Could Developing-World Cities Make or Break the 1.5c Warming Goal?

Fri, 2018-10-19 13:17
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] With growing slums and emissions - but limited capacity to tackle the problems - these cities are where action will be crucial, experts say

Africa:The Private Sector, Agriculture and Climate Change. Connecting the Dots

Fri, 2018-10-19 13:05
[The Conversation Africa] Agriculture plays a key role in food security in Africa. It is also crucial to the economic sector, accounting for between 40%-65% of jobs. Farming is expected to remain an important livelihood for decades to come.

Nigeria:World Bank Report Shows Improved Business Climate in States

Fri, 2018-10-19 12:35
[This Day] States in Nigeria are making strides to improve the ease of doing business for domestic small and medium enterprises, the latest edition of the World Bank's 'Doing Business in Nigeria,' report released thursday has shown.

Rwanda:Prolonged Drought Worries Farmers in Kirehe District

Fri, 2018-10-19 08:27
[New Times] Maize farmers in Kirehe District are anticipating low output due to delayed planting that has been occasioned by prolonged drought.

Ghana:Corporate Ghana Must Invest in Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation Projects - President, Youth Icons Ghana

Thu, 2018-10-18 11:45
[Ghanaian Times] Financial Institutions especially banks and insurance companies must invest heavily in climate change mitigation and adaptation projects to save the Ghanaian economy, Founding President of Youth Icons Ghana, Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa, has said.

South Africa:Rain, Thunder to Lash Gauteng, KZN, Mpumalanga This Weekend

Wed, 2018-10-17 15:58
[News24Wire] A strong high pressure system south of South Africa is expected to produce heavy thundershowers and rain over the eastern parts of the country over the weekend.

Angola:Rain Displaces 50 Families in Malanje

Wed, 2018-10-17 14:14
[ANGOP] Malanje -At least 50 households have been displaced after their homes were destroyed by rain coupled with strong winds that recently hit the northern province of Malanje.

Senegal:How Climate Change Is Plunging Senegal's Herders Into Poverty

Tue, 2018-10-16 13:11
[IRIN] Namarel -Author Note

Africa:Conflicting Policies Impeding Climate Change Efforts

Tue, 2018-10-16 12:39
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -Climate change policies conflicting with water, agriculture and energy policies in Sub-Saharan Africa are hampering efforts for addressing climate change impacts and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an analysis has revealed.

Nigeria:1.9 Million People Affected By Flood in 2018 - NEMA

Tue, 2018-10-16 09:36
[This Day] Abuja -A report released yesterday by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) showed that as at October 9, 2018, a total of 103 Local Government Areas (LGAs) across 10 states in the country, were impacted by severe flooding with an estimated 1.9 million people affected.