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Somalia: Dry Conditions Persist in Much of Northern and Central Parts

Wed, 2019-05-15 14:23
[Dalsan Radio] A picture of past drought which saw several animals die due to lack of pasture and water

Africa: Energy as a Key Driver to Addressing the Youth Migration Challenge in Africa

Wed, 2019-05-15 13:44
[Mo Ibrahim Foundation] The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Seychelles: Seychelles Joins International Pact to Better Manage and Reduce Plastic Waste

Wed, 2019-05-15 13:41
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is one of 187 countries that approved a United Nation's plastic waste pact aimed at reducing pollution from plastic waste.

Somalia: Online Course Inspires Former Envoy to Counter Environmental Degradation in Somalia

Wed, 2019-05-15 11:57
[UNEP] An interview with Abshir H Abshir is Executive Director, Centre for the Rule of Law and Development. Based in Garowe, the capital of Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, Abshir is also a former ambassador to Burundi and a former member of the country's national parliament. He recently attended a ten-week online Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace course organized by UN Environment, the Environmental Law Institute, the University of California - Irvine, Duke University and Columbia University.

Namibia: Erongo Politicians Want Army Farms for Resettlement

Tue, 2019-05-14 14:00
[New Era] Swakopmund -Governor of the Erongo Region Cleophas Mutjavikua and several councillors in the region have appealed to government to avail farms belonging to the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) for resettlement purposes.

Ghana: Rainstorm Wrecks Havoc On School Buildings in Kassena-Nankana Municipality

Tue, 2019-05-14 13:36
[Ghanaian Times] Navrongo -PA severe rainstorm hit the Kassena-Nankana Municipality and its soundings last Tuesday night, ripping off roofs of government school buildings and houses of individuals, resulting in destruction of properties.

Africa: Urgent Action Vital to Stop Twin Crises of Nature's Destruction & Climate Change

Tue, 2019-05-14 13:13
[IPS] London -The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services' report on the global state of biodiversity is shocking but not entirely surprising. The question is, how much more evidence and repeated warnings will it take for governments, companies and financial institutions to wake up to the urgency and act?

Zimbabwe: Farmers Venture Into Vegetables to Outsmart Poor Rains

Tue, 2019-05-14 12:23
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bulawayo -As severe drought has decimated maize crops across much of Zimbabwe, farmers are trying out new ways to cope with a more extreme climate

Kenya: Voice of Resilience - Radio Builds Herders' Trust in Drought Insurance

Tue, 2019-05-14 11:20
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Isiolo -Explaining to pastoralists via local media how index-based insurance can protect them from climate stresses is persuading them to buy it

Namibia: Drought Linked to Congo Fever Outbreak

Tue, 2019-05-14 11:20
[New Era] ONGWEDIVA - The ongoing drought which is causing displeasure of animal movement in the country could be the cause of the recently reported outbreak of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Oshikoto Region.

Namibia: Agribank Extends Drought Relief to Indebted Farmers

Tue, 2019-05-14 09:35
[Namibian] THE Agricultural Bank of Namibia (Agribank) has offered farmers in arrears with payments a debt relief package that requires them to pay 45% of the arrears, and the bank would capitalise the balance.

Africa: An Innovative Smart Phone App, Ebagropamoja, Drives Climate Action in Africa

Mon, 2019-05-13 19:15
[UNEP] "Supposing doesn't fill the grain basket; if doesn't fill the larder." This African proverb sends an equivocal message - to see a change, we must act.

Africa: How to Transform Food Systems to Feed the World and Prevent Mass Extinctions

Mon, 2019-05-13 18:20
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] By addressing the whole system by which we grow, buy, and eat our food, we can achieve multiple wins to maintain biodiversity for planetary and human health

Africa: Loss of Biodiversity Puts Current and Future Generations At Risk

Mon, 2019-05-13 18:10
[IPS] Paris -An alarming report about the massive loss of biodiversity around the world warns that future generations will be at risk if urgent action isn't taken to protect the more than one million species of plants and animals threatened with extinction.

Kenya: The Peacebuilder - a Local Approach to Defusing Conflict in Drought-Hit Northern Kenya

Mon, 2019-05-13 18:01
[The New Humanitarian] Samburu County/Kenya -Editor's note

Liberia: 'Bad Weather Affects Electoral Process,' But...

Mon, 2019-05-13 14:05
[Observer] Some Nimbaians observe

Mozambique: Cyclones Fuel HIV Spread in Mozambique

Mon, 2019-05-13 12:40
[CAJ News] Maputo -SUCCESSIVE cyclones that have destroyed health infrastructure have left thousands of individuals living with HIV/AIDS at high risk

Ghana: Two Killed By Rainstorm At Sherigu-Basungo

Mon, 2019-05-13 12:39
[Ghanaian Times] Two persons have been reported dead at Sherigu-Basungo in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, following the recent rainstorm that hit the area last Tuesday.

Tanzania: Businge - Why Governments, Private Sector Need to Work Together to Address Climate Change

Mon, 2019-05-13 10:33
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -African governments should collaborate with private sector and other stakeholders to work together to build preparedness to overcome climate change and poverty.

Namibia: Worst Drought Ever - Governors

Fri, 2019-05-10 13:45
[Namibian] by Ndanki Kahiurika, by Adam Hartman, by Tuyeimo Haidula, by Luqman Cloete