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Africa: Five Ways Healthier Food Can Save the World From Climate Change

Fri, 2019-01-18 07:56
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The world's population must drastically change diets in order to prevent "potentially catastrophic" damage to the planet, scientists have warned.

Angola: Over One Million Angolans Affected By Drought

Thu, 2019-01-17 18:31
[ANGOP] Lubango -Studies of the food Resilience and Nutrition Security Programme in Angola (FRESAN) conducted in 2018 indicate that over 1.1 million Angolans living in the southern provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene are affected by drought as a result of the climate change phenomenon.

Zimbabwe: Heavy Storm Ravages Homes

Thu, 2019-01-17 11:07
[The Herald] More than 200 families in Chiredzi, Zaka and Mwenezi districts in Masvingo province were left homeless after heavy storms ravaged the three areas last week.

Malawi: Over 1300 Households Affected By Stormy Rains in Phalombe

Thu, 2019-01-17 10:01
[Malawi News Agency] At least 1334 households from four Traditional Authorities in Phalombe district have been affected by stormy rains that occurred in the district over the past weekend.

Malawi: New Weather Alert Warns of More Flooding

Wed, 2019-01-16 13:06
[Nyasa Times] The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (Met)has issued a fresh weather warning to kick in this week with the possibility of more flooding.

Africa: Q&A - 'There's a Lot More Climate Finance Available Than People Think'

Wed, 2019-01-16 12:32
[IPS] Cape Town, South Africa -While growth in the green economy looks promising, government regulation and a business-as-usual approach are among the hurdles inhibiting cleaner energy production.

Africa: We Are All Dukdukdiya - Humming Bird With One Drop of Water At a Time

Wed, 2019-01-16 12:29
[IPS] United Nations -There is a Quechan fable about a hummingbird named Dukdukdiya. During a fierce forest fire, while all other animals stood in stunned fear, Dukdukdiya alone took action by repeatedly carrying a single drop of water in her beak to the flames. When asked why she bothered with such paltry efforts, she replied that she was simply doing everything in her power to stop the fire.

Africa: World Bank Announces U.S.$50 Billion over Five Years for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

Wed, 2019-01-16 09:03
[World Bank] The World Bank Group today launched its Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience. Under the plan, the World Bank Group will ramp up direct adaptation climate finance to reach $50 billion over FY21--25. This financing level -- an average of $10 billion a year -- is more than double what was achieved during FY15-18. The World Bank Group will also pilot new approaches to increasing private finance for adaptation and resilience.

Africa: World Bank Outlines Ways to Reduce the Scale of Climate Disasters

Wed, 2019-01-16 08:47
[allAfrica] A new report from the World Bank Group warns that climate change will interrupt our world as we know it.

Tunisia: Kasserine - Emergency Responses to Break Isolation of Remote Areas Hit By Rainfall and Snow

Tue, 2019-01-15 17:14
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Emergency responses in priority areas will be undertaken to make rural and agricultural tracks as well as roads in the governorate of Kasserine drivable and break the isolation of remote areas hit by rainfall and snow, said Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Samir Taieb.

Tunisia: JICA - Flood Protection Project

Tue, 2019-01-15 17:13
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The completion of the Greater Tunis Flood Protection Project: Environment for Citizen's Wellbeing is scheduled for October 2021 with a current progress rate of 99% for some components, said the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

North Africa: Climate Change - Maghreb, Balkans and Middle East Risk Losing Most Wetlands (Report)

Tue, 2019-01-15 17:13
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Maghreb, the Balkans and the Near East are the regions that are at risk of losing the greatest number of wetland species due to climate change, according to the 2nd report of the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory (MWO-2), "challenges and opportunities: solutions for sustainable Mediterranean wetlands".

Liberia: From the Field - Liberia Boosts Efforts to Guard Against Rising Seas

Tue, 2019-01-15 13:17
[UN News] With rising sea levels due to climate change already affecting coastal communities in Liberia, there are fears that densely populated parts of the capital Monrovia could be submerged, unless action is taken.

Namibia: Ruling Party Youth Solicits Help for Distraught Pensioner

Tue, 2019-01-15 13:15
[New Era] Mayana -Johannes Nangombe, a pensioner at Mayana village east of Rundu whose house was destroyed by rain and a heavy storm recently, yesterday received assistance in the form of 25 zinc sheets to rehabilitate his destroyed house.

Namibia: Prospects for Rain Dwindle As Heat Stress Affect Crops and Livestock

Tue, 2019-01-15 13:10
[New Era] Windhoek -The country faces prolonged dry spells disturbing the timing and spatial distribution of rainfall for almost all of Namibia despite an early onset of the 2018-19 rain season - which proved to be a false start.

Africa: Grub's Up! Can Insect Pet Food Cut Dogs' Carbon Pawprint?

Mon, 2019-01-14 17:12
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Love your dog, but worried about the environmental impact of their meat-heavy diet? Now one British company is offering a solution - feed your pooch insects instead.

Africa: Weather Woes Kill Over 20 in Southern Africa

Mon, 2019-01-14 11:53
[CAJ News] Maputo -MORE than 20 people have been killed following violent storms and flash flooding in three countries most vulnerable to harsh weather patterns in Southern Africa in recent days.

Tunisia: Cold Snap - Several Ministers Entrusted By Youssef Chahed With Traveling to Affected Regions

Mon, 2019-01-14 11:48
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Following the cold and snowfall wave in the heights and some border regions of western Tunisia, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, appointed the Ministers of Agriculture, Local Affairs, Environment and Social Affairs to travel to Kasserine, Jendouba, El Kef and Siliana to supervise the distribution of heating equipment and other means to cope with the cold wave for the beneficiaries.

Zimbabwe: Lightning Claims Six More Lives in Chipinge

Mon, 2019-01-14 10:47
[The Herald] Another tragedy has hit Chipinge after five people died and another was critically injured when they were struck by a lightning bolt on Thursday last week. This brings the number of people who have died from lightning strikes in Manicaland since the onset of the rainy season to 18.

Kenya: Dry Spell Leaves West Pokot With Acute Water Shortage

Sun, 2019-01-13 16:21
[Nation] Parts of North Pokot Sub-county, West Pokot, have been hit by an acute water shortage occasioned by a prolonged dry season.