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Mozambique: More Land Rights Mean Fewer Fires in Mozambique

Mon, 2020-02-24 17:31
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Land titles ease conflicts with neighbours - and can cut down on problems including runaway fires

Africa: As Planet Burns, One Million Species in World's Eco-System in Danger of Extinction

Mon, 2020-02-24 17:04
[IPS] United Nations -When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressed the 193-member General Assembly last December, he focused on the smoldering climate crisis- pointing out that the last five years have been the hottest ever recorded.

South Africa: Vandals Make Drought Worse in Graaff-Reinet

Mon, 2020-02-24 14:00
[GroundUp] Taps ran dry last year for thousands of residents in drought-stricken town

South Africa: Climate Crisis, the Issue On Which a United South Africa Can Address the World

Mon, 2020-02-24 13:03
[Daily Maverick] The climate crisis may be global, but Africa has a particularly important role to play. As our continent stares down the barrel of the most dramatic demographic change, we are presented with huge challenges, but also unique opportunities.

South Africa: One Woman Killed After Floods Wash Away Cars On KZN's North Coast

Mon, 2020-02-24 09:55
[News24Wire] Localised flooding in Nonoti and KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal, caused three cars to be swept off a bridge on Saturday, leading to the death of a 28-year-old woman on the north coast.

Kenya: 'It's Harder Here' - African Climate Strikers Lack Support, Says Teen

Mon, 2020-02-24 08:26
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -'It's not like in the West where there is a lot more understanding of climate change and therefore more support from family, school and the media for youth activists. It's much harder here.'

Uganda: Govt Secures Aircraft to Fight Desert Locusts

Sun, 2020-02-23 16:36
[Monitor] Uganda response team on desert locusts has received an aircraft from the Desert Locust Control Organisation of East Africa (DLCO-EA) to help fight swarms of locusts that have invaded the country.

Kenya: Villagers Left High and Dry As Oil Firm Breaks Promise

Sun, 2020-02-23 15:14
[Nation] In the unforgiving sun and high temperatures of Nakukulas, Lokichar, Turkana County, Julius Loyolo seeks shade under a tree in the middle of a dry river bed.

Zimbabwe: Calls to Diversify Energy Mix As Climate Changes

Sat, 2020-02-22 17:32
[The Herald] CALLS for Zimbabwe and its regional peers to diversify the energy mix are growing in the face of the adverse effects of climate change on power generation.

Namibia: Govt Expands Food Aid to Mitigate Drought

Fri, 2020-02-21 15:53
[Namibian] Although most northern regions received high rainfall over the past few months, many residents continue to face severe food shortages and hunger.

Africa: Top Worry for Young People? Jobs and Corruption - But Green Anxieties Grow

Fri, 2020-02-21 07:56
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Johannesburg -Four out of five young Africans surveyed said they are now anxious about climate change

Mozambique: Blow after Blow

Thu, 2020-02-20 19:12
[WFP] Nearly 700,000 people at risk from second tropical storm to pummel Mozambique in just over a month Hardly 40 days have passed since cyclone Idai wreaked death and destruction in and around the city of Beira, and Mozambique is again in the devastating grip of a tropical storm.

Liberia: Mayor Koijee Presents Monrovia's Case At the Ongoing "Technical Deep Dive On Climate-Smart Cities"

Thu, 2020-02-20 15:14
[FrontPageAfrica] Paris -After his "State of City Address " a few days ago to residents of Monrovia, Mayor Koijee thirst to making Monrovia a smart and resilient city can't be overemphasized as he seeks all national and international avenues to achieve such a feat.

Zimbabwe: First Lady Acts On Climate Change

Thu, 2020-02-20 15:09
[263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's wife, Auxillia has partnered with the Ministry of Environment, Climate , Tourism and Hospitality Industry to plant indigenous trees as a way to respond to climate change.

Africa: New Toolkit to Help Countries Switch to Climate-Smart Urbanization

Thu, 2020-02-20 14:56
[UNEP] The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat, and the Commonwealth Secretariat, in collaboration with several United Nations entities, have developed a law and climate change toolkit to promote climate-smart urbanization.

South Africa: SA Gets to Work On Climate Change

Thu, 2020-02-20 14:40
[] South Africa, as a responsible global citizen, will not shrink from its responsibility to address the important tasks that lie ahead to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Africa: We Can Make Our World Better – Mark Suzman of Gates Foundation

Thu, 2020-02-20 13:46
[allAfrica] Cape Town -AllAfrica's Juanita Williams talked with Mark Suzman, the CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest philanthropy. He assumed the position this month. In this second part of the interview, he discussed how his early career as a journalist in his native South Africa influences his perspectives; about the possibilities of eliminating malaria and reducing HIV, TB and other diseases; addressing hunger and undernutrition amid the climate crisis; and the biggest challenges he faces. Part 2

Gambia: Pilot Sites, Journalists Trained On Climate Change Reporting

Thu, 2020-02-20 12:29
[The Point] Climate Change and Early Warning System, Friday trained pilot sites and journalists on climate change reporting, at the Jenoi Agricultural Technical Training Centre in the Lower River Region.

Zimbabwe: First Lady Launches Zunde Ramambokadzi

Thu, 2020-02-20 11:23
[The Herald] Rural communities are being empowered to safeguard against hunger through the "Zunde Ramambokadzi" concept that encourages the growing of drought-tolerant small grains that are rich in nutritional value, thanks to First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa's initiatives.

Africa: World Failing to Provide Children With a Healthy Life and a Climate Fit for Their Future - Who-Unicef-Lancet

Thu, 2020-02-20 09:34
[Unicef] New York/ London/ Geneva -As climate and commercial threats intensify, WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission presses for radical rethink on child health