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Tanzania: Media Training On Climate Change Begins in Kigali Today

Tue, 2022-06-28 12:38
[Daily News] JOURNALISTS from East African Member states begin two-day media training in Kigali, Rwanda on adaptation to climate change in Lake Victoria Basin.

Africa: The World Is Burning. We Need a Renewables Revolution

Tue, 2022-06-28 08:13
[Africa Renewal] The only true path to energy security, stable power prices, prosperity and a livable planet lies in abandoning polluting fossil fuels and accelerating the renewables-based energy transition

Kenya: President Kenyatta to Chair United Nations Ocean Conference in Portugal #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-27 17:14
[Capital FM] Lisbon, Portugal -- President Uhuru Kenyatta will tomorrow, Monday, 27th June, co-chair the second United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon with his Portugal counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and UN Secretary General António Guterres.

Tanzania: Tz Earns Kudos for Championing Climate Change Fight

Mon, 2022-06-27 12:29
[Daily News] THE United Kingdom (UK) has hailed Tanzania's initiative of championing the global agenda of fighting climate change and its effect in the country.

Somalia: UN Urges Scale-Up in Resources to Avert Famine in Somalia

Mon, 2022-06-27 11:08
[Shabelle] The United Nations humanitarian agency has called for a massive scale-up in resources to prevent famine in Somalia.

East Africa: Is Eastern Africa's Drought the Worst in Recent History? And Are Worse Yet to Come?

Mon, 2022-06-27 10:31
[The Conversation Africa] Large areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are currently in the grip of a severe drought. An estimated 16.7 million people face acute food insecurity. That's more than the combined populations of Austria and Switzerland.

Nigeria: Flood Wrecks Havoc in Anambra Market

Mon, 2022-06-27 08:00
[Vanguard] FLOOD resulting from heavy rain has washed away no fewer than 30 shops at the Relief Market in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra State and uprooted several electric poles supplying public power in the area.

Nigeria: Flood Washes Away Shops in Anambra Market

Sun, 2022-06-26 10:31
[Daily Trust] Some traders at the Relief Market in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State are counting their losses as a flood, occasioned by heavy rainfall, washed away shops, electric poles and cables in the market.

Somalia: UN Body Seeks U.S.$993 Million to Prevent Famine, Tackle Drought in Somalia

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:22
[Shabelle] Mogadishu -- MOGADISHU -- The United Nations humanitarian agency said Friday it's seeking 993.3 million U.S. dollars to provide life-saving and life-sustaining assistance to prevent famine and respond to the drought in Somalia by December.

Somalia: UN Body Seeks U.S.$993 Million to Prevent Famine, Tackle Drought

Sat, 2022-06-25 10:43
[Shabelle] The United Nations humanitarian agency said Friday it's seeking 993.3 million U.S. dollars to provide life-saving and life-sustaining assistance to prevent famine and respond to the drought in Somalia by December.

Africa: A Frightening View - Inside the Eye of the 'Hurricane of Hunger' #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2022-06-24 14:50
[IPS] New Orleans -- When I first met Dr. Roland Bunch, I have to be honest--he scared me. As one of the most well-respected leaders on agronomy and resilient land management, he offers extremely prescient predictions on how famines take root when soils fail--and also has an admirably clear-eyed view of what we need to do better.

Africa: Indigenous Peoples Warn of Global Delay On Forest Protection Push #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2022-06-24 14:34
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] From the Amazon rainforest to Indonesia, indigenous groups see little progress on protecting forests since COP26 climate summit

Rwanda: National Budget to Focus on Private Sector Development, Climate Change Mitigation

Fri, 2022-06-24 12:34
[New Times] The Chamber of Deputies on Thursday, June 23, 2022, approved the relevance of the national budget bill through which the Government proposes to spend Rwf4,658.4 billion in the next fiscal year - 2022/23.

Ghana: Naana Opoku-Agyemang Visits Victims, Flood Scenes in C/R

Fri, 2022-06-24 12:32
[Ghanaian Times] Cape Coast -- The 2020 Running Mate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has visited some flood areas in Central Region to sympathise with victims.

Ghana: School Children, Vehicles Trapped in Heavy Rains in Takoradi

Fri, 2022-06-24 11:12
[Ghanaian Times] Apowa -- Hundreds of school children and commuters became stranded on Tuesday, when a five-hour downpour flooded the frontage of St Mary Boys Senior High School, at Apowa, on the Takoradi-Agona Highway in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.

Somalia: Nation Faces Climate Emergency and Famine As Fourth Rainy Season Fails

Fri, 2022-06-24 10:00
[Norwegian Refugee Council] An unprecedented fourth failed rainy season with catastrophic hunger, disease and displacement has forced Somalia into a climate crisis, the Norwegian Refugee Council's Secretary General Jan Egeland warned today.

Africa: Ngirente Calls for Innovation in Climate Finance, Carbon Market

Fri, 2022-06-24 09:18
[New Times] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has reminded Commonwealth governments and business leaders, gathered at the CHOGM high-level side event on climate change, of the need for innovative ways to access climate financing and carbon market to achieve our goals.

Africa: Environmentalists Urge Climate Resilience to Avert Losses

Fri, 2022-06-24 09:17
[New Times] From loss of human life and livestock, to crop failure and food insecurity to infrastructure destruction, climate change is having far-reaching effects on communities. To reverse such a situation, environmentalists have called for greater adaptation efforts for resilience against climate shocks.

Africa: Energy Charter Treaty Under Fire Over Threat to Global Climate Action

Fri, 2022-06-24 09:01
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -- Governments are due to agree reforms to a treaty that allows energy companies to sue states for lost profits and could be used to claim damages if they move to phase out fossil fuels

Africa: Experts Call for Accelerated Efforts Addressing Climate Burden on Women

Thu, 2022-06-23 13:28
[New Times] In the current difficult humanitarian, geopolitical and economic context, we cannot afford to lose sight of the interconnectedness and the interplay of the issues related to, and emerging as a result of the challenge brought by climate change.