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Kenya: Devolution Ministry Reports 29 Flood-Related Deaths Rising Death Toll to 289

Wed, 2020-05-27 16:42
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Deaths attributed to ravaging floods in various parts of the country increased to 285 on Wednesday after the Devolution Ministry reported 29 more fatalities.

Uganda: Floods Displace Thousands Nationwide

Wed, 2020-05-27 16:41
[Monitor] Despite rain reducing in most parts of the country, many others continue to experience devastating effects of floods.

Malawi: Enhanced Public Works Programme Crucial in Mitigating Climate Change Effects

Wed, 2020-05-27 12:28
[Malawi News Agency] Kasungu -District Commissioner (DC) for Kasungu, James Kanyangalazi Tuesday said interventions in the Enhanced Public Works Programme (EPWP) are very crucial in dealing with effects of climate change.

South Africa: Snow Shuts Down Major Roads in Eastern Cape

Wed, 2020-05-27 11:55
[News24Wire] Dangerous driving conditions due to consistent snowfall in the Eastern Cape has forced provincial transport authorities to close parts of major roads in the province.

Rwanda: Rwf1 Billion Earmarked to Combat Floods in Musanze, Nyabihu

Wed, 2020-05-27 11:23
[New Times] The Government will spend at least Rwf1 billion on the rehabilitation of Mugogo lowland in Musanze and other areas in Nyabihu district that were ravaged by floods.

Kenya: Over 600 Families in the Cold as Floods Hit Villages in Lamu

Wed, 2020-05-27 10:59
[Nation] More than 600 families in Lamu County have been left in the cold after their houses were submerged by ravaging floods.

Somalia: Somali Beledweyne City Cut Off By Flooding

Tue, 2020-05-26 19:19
[East African] Six months ago, Beledweyne, a town in central Somalia was battered by heavy rainstorms. The flooding destroyed houses, crops and roads, and displaced thousands of families.

Ghana: Abofu Residents Live in Fear of Imminent Floods

Tue, 2020-05-26 18:26
[Ghanaian Times] Residents of Abofu, near Achimota in Accra, say they are living in fear of imminent floods as the Hydrological Services Department (HSD) has deferred to September, its intended rehabilitation of their stretch of the Odawa drain.

South Africa: Nation Ushers in Winter With Snow

Tue, 2020-05-26 18:08
[] Temperatures have dropped significantly at the start of the week, with the South African Weather Service predicting snow in parts of the country.

South Africa: Western Cape's Disaster Management Bracing for Stormy Weather

Tue, 2020-05-26 12:30
[News24Wire] Monday's driving rain and cold wind are just a taste of what is to come, with snow predicted for the mountains of the Western Cape, the higher ground of the Eastern Cape, and the southern heights of the Northern Cape on Tuesday.

Malawi: Kakungu Community Embracing Re-Afforestation in the Face of Climate Change

Tue, 2020-05-26 11:37
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -In the middle of Kakungu community lays a blossoming small forest of acacias trees.

Nigeria: Okereke - COVID-19 Presents Opportunity to End Gas Flaring

Tue, 2020-05-26 11:19
[This Day] Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke who is the Director, Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike as well as a visiting professor at the University of Reading. He's equally the Coordinating Lead Author of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In this interview, he says the coronavirus pandemic offers Nigeria a unique opportunity to end flaring of gas and grow its clean energy outputs amongst others.

Nigeria: Rainstorm Destroys Badagry Communities, Displaces Elderly, Children

Tue, 2020-05-26 09:50
[This Day] Lagos -The Iragon-Iragbo communities in Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State experienced considerable damage as the early morning rainstorm destroyed no fewer than 30 houses yesterday.

Nigeria: Flood Sacks Former Benue Gov, Aper Aku's Family

Tue, 2020-05-26 09:23
[This Day] Makurdi -Heavy downpour in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, has rendered the family of the first executive Governor of the state, Chief Apollos Aper Aku, homeless.

Rwanda: Govt Unveils U.S.$11 Billion Climate Action Plan

Tue, 2020-05-26 08:42
[New Times] Rwanda has become the first African country to submit a new national climate plan, whose implementation requires $11 billion (10.2 trillion), as an essential tool to implement the Paris Agreement.

East Africa: Locusts, COVID-19, Bad Weather - the Anatomy of a Food Crisis

Tue, 2020-05-26 08:36
[East African] A spectre of food crisis is haunting East Africa, preceded by an unfortunate axis of locust invasion, Covid-19 pandemic and adverse weather.

Kenya: Gamba Police Stranded After Floods Maroon Station

Tue, 2020-05-26 08:21
[Nation] More than 30 officers have been left stranded after Gamba Police Station in Tana River County was marooned by flood waters on Monday.

Uganda: Chaos As Nema Orders Closure of Flooded Beaches

Mon, 2020-05-25 15:38
[Monitor] The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has directed Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to close three beaches and two markets, citing "untenable" use after rising levels of Lake Victoria.

Ghana: Rainstorm Renders Hundreds of Residents Homeless in Maluwe

Mon, 2020-05-25 14:23
[Ghanaian Times] Maluwe -A storm with heavy rain hit Maluwe community in the Bole district of the Savannah Region, leaving in its trail damaged properties.

Uganda: Uganda Bikers Offer Aid to Kasese Flood Victims

Mon, 2020-05-25 12:47
[Monitor] Uganda is facing challenging times, with the coronavirus pandemic topping the charts.