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Madagascar: EIB Accelerating Climate Disaster Recovery, Priority Clean Energy and Transport Investment

Sat, 2021-01-16 22:26
[PR Newswire] Luxembourg -- Further EUR 16.4 million disbursed in October to repair transport in Antananarivo

Africa: Africa's Great Green Wall Aims for Fresh Growth Spurt After Sluggish Start

Sat, 2021-01-16 11:09
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As climate extremes and human practices degrade land in the Sahel, donors boost backing for a major initiative to halt desertification that is lagging behind its goals

Namibia: Oshakati Sets Aside N$10m for Flood Mitigation

Fri, 2021-01-15 17:25
[Namibian] Oshakati is among towns in the northern regions that frequently suffer from heavy flooding during the rainy season almost every year, and the residents mostly suffer infrastructure and property damage caused by seasonal and flash floods.

Somalia: First Floods, Then Desert Locusts

Fri, 2021-01-15 15:45
[FAO] Farmers in central Somalia cope with back-to-back threats

Namibia: No Imminent Flood Risk At Mariental

Fri, 2021-01-15 15:24
[Namibian] There is no threat yet of a repeat of the massive flood that hit Mariental in February 2006, despite heavy downpours received recently in the downstream catchment areas of the Hardap Dam.

Africa: African Cities Must Prepare for Climate Migration

Fri, 2021-01-15 13:26
[ISS] African climate-linked migration tends to be dominated by European narratives. In reality, most of these migrants move within their own countries and regions. As climate change impacts intensify, migration will increase. African cities, countries and regions need to be more aware of the phenomenon and incorporate it into all levels of planning.

Africa: Greening the Sahara - the Great Green Wall Initiative

Thu, 2021-01-14 15:56
[IFAD] More than ten years ago, in 2009, I travelled by road to Timbuktu, Mali on a short field trip. The journey took us three days from the capital city of Bamako. The Hamatan winds were blowing in from the Sahara, covering everything in a coat of dust. The scorching heat radiated off every surface, and it was as dry as parched leaves.

Africa: Africa's Leap to Clean Energy Seen Needing Policy Change, Investment

Thu, 2021-01-14 12:18
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Study predicts that fossil fuels will still account for two thirds of the electricity generated on the continent by 2030

Zimbabwe: Risks of Flooding Increasing

Wed, 2021-01-13 13:50
[The Herald] Agriculture Reporter

Zimbabwe: Heavy Rains - Govt Activates Response Teams

Wed, 2021-01-13 13:50
[The Herald] Herald Reporter

Malawi: Rains of Terror Cut Off M1 Road At Enukweni in Mzimba

Wed, 2021-01-13 12:10
[Nyasa Times] The only reliable, Mzuzu-Karonga M1 road is impassable after culverts at Enukweni between Mzuzu and Bwengu in northern district of Mzimba collapsed due to heavy rains, rendering it impassable to motor vehicles.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Chalane Sees Reduction in Food Insecure Families - WFP

Wed, 2021-01-13 11:59
[New Zimbabwe] The tropical depression, Cyclone Chalane, that passed through Zimbabwe at the end of December 2020, could help the country reduce its food insecurity crisis.

Nigeria: Nearly 80% of Farmers Affected By Floods, Drought in 2020 - Report

Wed, 2021-01-13 09:01
[Premium Times] The survey was carried out in seven states.

Rwanda: Setback for Farmers As Rains Disrupt Construction of Pineapple Processing Plant

Tue, 2021-01-12 19:45
[New Times] Ndereyemungu: Our cooperative supplies between 30 tonnes and 50 tonnes per week during harvesting season to different parts of the country.

Madagascar: Humanitarian Crisis Looms in South As Drought, Pandemic Double Number of Hungry People

Tue, 2021-01-12 16:12
[WFP] Antananarivo -- Three consecutive years of drought coupled with a sharp recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic will leave a third of the population in Southern Madagascar struggling to put food on the table. With severe malnutrition rates continuing to spiral and many children forced to beg in order to help their families eat, urgent action is required to prevent a humanitarian crisis.

Africa: FAO Director-General Calls for Urgent Scale-Up of Africa's Great Green Wall

Tue, 2021-01-12 15:37
[FAO] Paris/Rome -- QU Dongyu joined President Macron and The Prince of Wales at One Planet Summit

Zimbabwe: Flood Alert for Muzarabani

Tue, 2021-01-12 12:48
[The Herald] People in Mashonaland Central province's low-lying areas such as Muzarabani, Dande, Kanyemba, Rushinga and part of Mt Darwin have been advised to be on high alert as there is a possibility of flooding following heavy rains in the last few days.

Zimbabwe: Editorial Comment - Don't Chance Crossing Flooded Rivers

Tue, 2021-01-12 12:48
[The Herald] At least 13 people have been swept away and drowned as they try and cross flooded rivers in the past few days, despite continued warnings from everyone that this is highly dangerous.

Zimbabwe: Incessant Rains Destroy Roads

Tue, 2021-01-12 12:07
[The Herald] Mashonaland West Bureau

Zimbabwe: Two Bodies, Swept Away Vehicle Recovered

Tue, 2021-01-12 11:51
[New Zimbabwe] Government has confirmed the recovery of two bodies belonging to occupants of a double cab vehicle that was swept away while they were attempting to cross a flooded river in Gweru.