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South Africa: Climate Change Bill Being Debated At Nedlac

Fri, 2019-07-12 12:41
[] Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy says the second draft of the Climate Change Bill, aimed at reducing carbon emissions, is currently being debated at Nedlac.

Mozambique: Donors Not Releasing Promised Cyclone Aid

Fri, 2019-07-12 12:13
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] "We are in a situation in which bombastic and beautiful announcements were made, but the aid promised has not arrived," President Filipe Nyusi said in Portugal on 4 July. "Much of the announced aid has not arrived." He stressed that many people lost houses and need cement, roofing sheets and other building materials.(O Pais Economico, 5 July) Families need to rebuild and plant a crop before the rains start in November. Nyusi also noted that Mozambique does not have money to rebuild roads and bridges washed

South Africa: Nation Needs to Work Together Against Climate Change - Creecy

Fri, 2019-07-12 11:28
[News24Wire] The work of building a sustainable and environmentally sound growth path is the work of the nation as a whole amid an "unprecedented threat from climate change", Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy said.

Southern Africa: Over 41 Million People in Southern Africa are Food Insecure

Fri, 2019-07-12 10:43
[Namibia Economist] By Kizito Sikuka of the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre.

Nigeria: Nimet Predicts Rains Across Nigeria Thursday

Thu, 2019-07-11 18:03
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted rains across the country for Thursday.

Uganda: Weatherman Issues Alerts On Lake Victoria

Thu, 2019-07-11 17:37
[Monitor] Uganda's national weather agency has started issuing marine forecasts on Lake Victoria to save lives and property.

Mozambique: UN Hears Stories of Loss and Survival From Deadly Cyclones

Thu, 2019-07-11 11:48
[UN News] As UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrives in the southern African nation of Mozambique on Thursday for a two-day visit, he will be surveying the damage wrought by the deadly back-to-back cyclones earlier this year. UN News reports from the ground, on some of the extraordinary stories of loss, courage, survival and recovery, that have defined the months since then.

Zimbabwe: Biofortified Crops Key in Fight Against Hidden Hunger

Wed, 2019-07-10 17:07
[The Herald] Climate change, which has resulted in low rainfall has impaired Zimbabwe's food security situation. As a result of changes in rainfall patterns, the agriculture sector has been hamstrung due to low productivity compounded by bad agricultural practices.

Nigeria: Climate Struggle Is a Fight for Justice - Bassey

Wed, 2019-07-10 16:54
[Daily Trust] The Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation, Nnimmo Bassey has said that countering climate change is a fight for justice.

South Africa: Swell Times As Seamester Team Weathers Massive Storm

Wed, 2019-07-10 15:02
[Daily Maverick] The students, lecturers and scientists participating in the SEAmester programme aboard the SA Agulhas II had to bolt the storm doors after receiving some unnerving weather forecasts...

Namibia: Huawei Donates N$300 000 for Drought Relief

Wed, 2019-07-10 09:28
[New Era] Windhoek -Following the government's call on the international community to join its efforts in tackling the severe drought in Namibia, Huawei has come on board and donated N$300 000 to the national emergency disaster fund.

Africa: How A Sustainability Strategy Could Save The World

Wed, 2019-07-10 08:19
[allAfrica] Over nine billion tons of plastic waste has been generated in the last five decades with less than 10% recycled globally. The rest pollutes the environment, adversely affecting our air, our water and our soil.

Gambia: Action Plan On National Framework for Climate Services Validated

Tue, 2019-07-09 17:44
[The Point] The Department of Water Resources under the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources recently concluded a two day validation workshop on the Action Plan of The Gambia's National Framework for Climate Services.

Ghana: Floods Submerge Farms in Akatsi South

Tue, 2019-07-09 14:37
[Ghanaian Times] Gushing floodwaters submerged acreages of farms destroying crops worth hundreds of cedis in three communities in the Akatsi South District of the Volta Region.

South Africa: The Agricultural Value-Chain and the Climate Crisis

Tue, 2019-07-09 11:16
[Daily Maverick] What effect does the climate crisis have on the agricultural value-chain? This year, its effect has been mixed, but that may not be true in future seasons

Southern Africa: Toilet Flushing Guidelines During Drought

Mon, 2019-07-08 18:19
[UCT] Using grey water to flush toilets saves water but solid build-up could harm the pipes, especially during times of drought when householders flush less often.

Zimbabwe: Climate Finance Flows As Zim Expects U.S.$10 Million GCF Grant

Mon, 2019-07-08 18:11
[The Herald] The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was expected to approve a project grant of US$10 million over the weekend, to help 10 000 families in rural Masvingo and Rushinga cope with climate change.

Ghana: Adaptation Planning for the Escalating Catastrophe of Climate Change―Ghana's Framework

Mon, 2019-07-08 16:42
[Ghana Govt.] The earth's climate has changed throughout history― the change attributable to very small variations in the earth's orbit that alter or vary the amount of solar energy received by planet earth.

Ghana: Tidal Waves Hit Agavedzi-Sarakope

Mon, 2019-07-08 14:18
[Ghanaian Times] Ho -A TOTAL of 521 people displaced by tidal waves at Agavedzi-Sarakope in the Ketu South Municipality have taken refuge in the chapel of the local AME Zion Church and a basic school classroom.

Africa: Without Climate Action, Economic Growth 'Will Be Reversed', Economist Warns

Fri, 2019-07-05 17:32
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -As costs of wilder weather and other climate threats soar, "there is no high-carbon growth story," says Nicholas Stern