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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.

Kenya: Rains Flood Farmers With Miseries as Crops Are Washed Away

Mon, 2020-05-25 11:52
[Nation] When Mohamud Abdullahi visited a friend in Meru in 2017, he saw a business opportunity in growing bananas on his farm, which borders Daua, a seasonal river, in Mandera County.

Kenya: Fishermen Lose Up to Sh1 Billion Due to Floods

Mon, 2020-05-25 10:46
[Nation] The rising water level in Lake Victoria has disrupted fishing activities across counties bordering the water resource, undermining production.

Africa: Possibility of Snow Across South Africa and Lesotho

Fri, 2020-05-22 16:08
[News24Wire] There is a very real possibility of fairly widespread snow across South Africa and Lesotho from Monday next week.

Kenya: World Bank Lends Kenya $43m for Locusts Fight

Fri, 2020-05-22 14:28
[East African] The World Bank on Thursday approved a $43 (Ksh4.5 billion) loan to Kenya to help in combating locust swarms that are destroying crops in Eastern Africa.