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South Africa: Minister to Visit Flood Devastated Areas in Tshwane

Tue, 2019-12-10 13:46
[] Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will be accompanied by the MEC for COGTA in Gauteng, Lebogang Maile, on a visit to some of the areas devastated by the current persistent rain and floods in Tshwane.

Namibia: Ongwediva, Oshakati Houses Flooded

Tue, 2019-12-10 13:20
[Namibian] Several houses at the northern towns of Ongwediva and Oshakati were flooded on Thursday following heavy rainfall in the preceding 48 hours.

Africa: On International Mountain Day, Promoting Eco-Safe Roads for More Sustainable Mountain Living

Tue, 2019-12-10 13:06
[UNEP] Mountain roads in the Himalayas are notoriously treacherous, claiming numerous deaths every year. Road casualties are often due to inadequate road construction, which can cause landslides, rock fall and avalanches. In fact, research from around the Himalayas has shown that around 30 to 40 per cent of all landslides may be due to road construction, compounded by more extreme rainfall events.

Africa: Climate Change Ranks Highest As Most Important Issue Facing World Amongst 18-25 Year Olds

Tue, 2019-12-10 13:05
[AI London] Major new survey reveals what young people think about state of human rights

South Africa: 150 People Rescued From Flooded Mamelodi Church

Tue, 2019-12-10 12:46
[News24Wire] About 150 people who were trapped in a church in Mamelodi following flash floods that hit parts of the area on Monday have been rescued.

Namibia: Rains Bring Rivers to Life

Tue, 2019-12-10 12:45
[Namibian] Good rains in Kunene and parts of Erongo over the past week have resulted in rivers flowing again, sometimes causing isolated flash floods.

South Africa: More Heavy Rainfall Expected in Gauteng Until Wednesday - SA Weather Service

Tue, 2019-12-10 12:31
[News24Wire] Gauteng residents can brace themselves for more heavy rainfall until Wednesday, the SA Weather Service says.

South Sudan: 'People Tell Us These Are the Worst Floods They Have Ever Seen'

Tue, 2019-12-10 12:27
[MSF] In South Sudan, massive flooding has affected nearly a million people, leaving many stranded in their villages and cut off from essential health services. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mobile clinics are bringing care and essential supplies to some of the worst-affected areas. Here, MSF logistics coordinator Kim Phillips describes the situation on the ground in the northeast of the country.

Uganda: Delayed Relocation of Landslide Victims Angers Bududa District Leaders

Tue, 2019-12-10 12:06
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Bududa district authorities are bitter with the office of the Prime Minister over the delayed relocation of the people from landslide prone areas. They argue that the Disaster Preparedness Ministry hasn't done enough to ensure the safety of their people.

Uganda: Bugisu Landslide Survivors Struggle to Cope With Life

Tue, 2019-12-10 11:58
[Monitor] Ms Annet Wandeka, 31, sits a few metres away from the heap of mud, where the body of her father and brother were found buried.

South Africa: Dlamini-Zuma and Maile to Visit Areas Affected By Flooding

Tue, 2019-12-10 11:50
[News24Wire] Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile will be visiting areas affected by the floods in Gauteng.

Africa: Tech, Climate Change Creating New Inequalities, UN Says

Tue, 2019-12-10 10:43
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] United Nations -These forms of inequality are rising as progress has been made in more traditional measures of inequality such as extreme poverty and disease

Kenya: 'Cyclonic Activities' Increase Risk in Flying Along Coastline

Tue, 2019-12-10 10:06
[Nation] The weatherman has issued a warning over flying along the coastline as heavy rains continue to pound several parts of the country.

Zimbabwe: Country's Hunger Crisis is the Epicentre of Global Climate Emergency

Tue, 2019-12-10 07:53
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Zimbabwe, once the breadbasket of Africa, is back in the spotlight. Tragically, for the long-suffering people of this exceptionally beautiful country, it is for all the wrong reasons. Last week, the UN issued a hard-hitting report on an escalating food crisis, which has already left half of the population in desperate need of emergency aid. Setting aside the usual diplomatic niceties, the report describes a situation that's normally found only in countries at war, and warns that - if left unchecked - the c

Seychelles: Seychelles' Top Official Recognised With Award At Global Climate Change Conference

Mon, 2019-12-09 18:32
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychellois Wills Agricole has won one of the first-ever Green Champion awards launched by the Green Climate Fund, the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change said.

Africa: How Climate Change Disproportionately Impacts Those With Disabilities

Mon, 2019-12-09 18:30
[UNEP] From powerful cyclones to extreme droughts, human-induced extreme weather events have become a daily fixture of life today. As stated in the recently published Emission Gap Report, in the 10 years of producing the report, the gap between what we should be doing to reduce the impacts of climate change and what we actually are is as wide as ever.

Africa: The Ctcn Reports Record Number of Requests for Climate Technology Transfer

Mon, 2019-12-09 18:27
[UNEP] Madrid -Demand for the services of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) reached a record high in 2019. The CTCN reported that requests for technology assistance submitted by developing countries increased 240% over the last 12-month period. Taking into account that requests were often submitted jointly by several countries at once, the growth in demand for technology support can be considered even higher.

South Africa: Heat Suffer Another Weather Blow in MSL Play-Off Race

Mon, 2019-12-09 17:46
[News24Wire] Cape Town -The Durban Heat suffered a major blow in their bid to reach the Mzansi Super League (MSL) play-offs after their penultimate match of the regular season against basement side Jozi Stars was abandoned due to rain in Johannesburg on Saturday.

South Africa: Centurion, Mamelodi Hit By Flooding As Rain Continues to Pelt Gauteng

Mon, 2019-12-09 17:02
[News24Wire] Emergency services officials in Tshwane have their hands full monitoring flooding in parts of Centurion and Mamelodi.

South Africa: Residents Warned Against Crossing Flooded Rivers

Mon, 2019-12-09 17:01
[] As the torrential downpours continue, the Department of Water and Sanitation has warned Gauteng residents against crossing flooded rivers and bridges in the next two days.