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Namibia: Farmers Count Veld Fire Losses

Fri, 2020-10-23 14:13
[New Era] With swathes of grassland destroyed and hundreds of livestock burned to death, wildfires have brought misery and anguish to communal farmers in the Omaheke region.

Liberia: EPA Renews Commitment to Build Stronger Frontier in Climate Change Fight

Fri, 2020-10-23 10:50
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA), Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh has renewed the entity's commitment in the fight against climate change, which impacts remain visible across the country.

Africa: It's Time to Limit Shipping Pollution to Protect Continent's Coast and Climate

Fri, 2020-10-23 09:51
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Pushing back against dirty shipping could lead to big strides against climate change

Kenya: Weathermen Seek to Unravel Mystery of Rising Lakes in Rift Valley

Fri, 2020-10-23 09:18
[Nation] Environmentalist and climate experts are conducting research to establish the cause of rising lakes within the Rift Valley region.

Zimbabwe: Climate Change Sector Needs Bankable Projects

Thu, 2020-10-22 16:50
[The Herald] Stakeholders in the climate change sector have been encouraged to develop bankable projects as a way of unlocking climate finance for its compatible development.

Kenya: Looming Turkwel Dam Spill Threatening 30,000 Households in Turkana

Thu, 2020-10-22 15:58
[Nation] An estimated 30,000 households in Turkana County risk a humanitarian crisis as authorities warn of looming floods due to an expected spill over at the Turkwel hydro-power dam.

Malawi: Nsanje District Reviews 2019/2020 Disaster Contingency Plan

Thu, 2020-10-22 13:41
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje District Council has started reviewing its disaster contingency plan as one way of enhancing effective and timely response to possible disasters.

Zimbabwe: Cockroaches Invade Homes in Victoria Falls

Thu, 2020-10-22 12:52
[New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -- Residents in some parts of Mkhosana high-density suburb are complaining that their homes have been turned into permanent havens for "big" cockroaches due to lack of proper sewer system as they all use septic tanks in the area.

Nigeria: Farmers Will Soon Get Flood Resistant-Maize Seeds-Abu

Thu, 2020-10-22 12:37
[Daily Trust] The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, says plans are on to develop maize varieties that can withstand flood and remain in water for up to 14 days.

Tanzania: Tanzania Weatherman Forecasts Heavy Rains for Central, Southern Regions

Thu, 2020-10-22 10:16
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) has on Wednesday, October 21 said that the rainy season will start mid November, forecasting that regions in the central and southern zones of the country will experience normal to above normal rains.

Kenya: Earth Tremor Delays SGR Passenger Train in Voi

Thu, 2020-10-22 09:14
[Nation] The Madaraka Express passenger train was on Wednesday delayed for an hour at Ndii sub-station following an earth tremor that was reported in Voi area in Taita Taveta on Tuesday night.

Mozambique: 22 Die in Storms and Floods

Wed, 2020-10-21 17:49
[AIM] Maputo -- Storms, torrential rains and swollen rivers claimed 22 lives in the first three weeks of the 2020-2021 rainy season, according to Mozambican government spokesperson and Deputy Justice Minister, Filimao Suaze.

Zimbabwe: Caring for the Elderly Against the Grain

Wed, 2020-10-21 14:35
[263Chat] In patriarchal societies, voluntary palliative care even for young people, is a social service largely performed by women, while men are off trudging with more exerting physical occupations.

Nigeria: Cry for Help From Flood-Ravaged Communities in Anambra

Wed, 2020-10-21 11:38
[This Day] David-Chyddy Eleke, who took a tour of some flood-ravaged communities in Anambra State, reports that locals of the affected areas now live a life not fit for humans

Kenya: Leaders Blame Nairobi for Turkwel Dam 'Looming Danger'

Wed, 2020-10-21 10:47
[Nation] Leaders in Turkana County have raised fears of massive destruction of property and displacement of more than 300,000 people with the Turkwel Dam having attained a 92 percent capacity by Monday morning.

Ghana: Stanbic Bank Supports Flood Victims in 11 N/R C'nities

Wed, 2020-10-21 10:30
[Ghanaian Times] Tamale -- The Stanbic Bank Ghana has donated large quantities of relief items to eleven flood-affected communities in the Kumbungu and Savelugu districts in the Northern Region.

Mozambique: Relief Agency On Alert As the Rainy Season Begins

Tue, 2020-10-20 18:18
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican relief agency, the National Disaster Management Institute (INGC), in partnership with the community risk management committees, is putting in place preventive efforts in response to the rainy season, which begins in October, said on Monday the INGC delegate in the northern province of Nampula, Alberto Armando.

Ethiopia: Locust Infestation Evidence of Leadership Failure, Misplaced Priorities

Tue, 2020-10-20 18:03
[Addis Fortune] The massive infestation of desert locusts that farmers in Ethiopia are faced with is the latest in a perpetually precarious position the country finds itself in. When photos and reports of the swarm colouring the rural landscape surfaces on social media, showing farmers left to their own devices in attempting to chase away the locusts from their crops, the utter absence of the state to respond to collective tribulations was glaring. It should not have been a surprise visitor at all. All the signals were th

Nigeria: Climate Change - 'Cutting-Edge Technology Will Enhance Food Security'

Tue, 2020-10-20 17:18
[This Day] As humanity grapples with the impact of climate change on food production, experts have determined that a sure way out of the challenge is through the use of cutting-edge technology.

Africa: We Are Causing Climate Change, and Climate Change Is Costing us.

Tue, 2020-10-20 15:50
[Ghanaian Times] The good old book, "The Bible," says, in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." The 31st verse of the opening account of creation has it that "God saw all that he had made, and it was excellent. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day."