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Somalia: Somalia Attempts to Revive Lands Blighted By Deforestation #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 14:03
[UNEP] When farmer Mohamed Ibrahim Aden isn't tending to his own fields, you can often find him watering seedlings at a small community nursery in the Somali village of Gobweyn.

Morocco: Morocco's Postal Company Introduces 225 Electric Vehicles to Expand Mail-Post Distribution Network #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:54
[MAP] Rabat -- Barid Al-Maghrib, Morocco's postal company, on Tuesday introduced 225 electric vehicles exclusively dedicated to the modernization and expansion of its mail-post distribution network.

Nigeria: Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Launch Report On Climate Finance in Nigeria #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:30
[Premium Times] The dialogue will also unveil a critical assessment report that highlights how Nigeria has fared in its management of existing climate finances raised through the two-consecutive historic green bond issued within the past six years.

Egypt: Egypt Adapts to Climate Change #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:26
[IMF] Higher temperatures and extreme weather have inflicted crippling losses in countries across the Middle East and Central Asia. Egypt is highly vulnerable to water scarcity, droughts, rising sea levels, and other adverse impacts of climate change. Without adaptation, agriculture, tourism, and coastal communities will be at particular risk.

Morocco: Strengthening Human Capital - World Bank Approves $500 Million Loan to Morocco #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:15
[MAP] Washington -- The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved Thursday a $500 million loan to Morocco aimed at improving protection against health risks, human capital losses during childhood, poverty in old age, and climate change risks.

Nigeria: Nigeria to End Kerosene Lighting By 2030 - Buhari #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:13
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed Nigeria's commitment for a safer and healthier global climate with the inclusion of elimination of kerosene lighting by 2030, increase in use of buses for public transport and reduction in burning of crop residues in the country's updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

Ethiopia: 'Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative-Planting Our Print for Future Generations' - PM Abiy #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:10
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The Green Legacy initiative launched in June 2019 is rooted in a vision of building a green and climate-resilient Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.

Egypt: President El-Sisi Speech in Major Economies Forum On Energy and Climate Change Summit #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:09
[Egypt Online] "In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful"

Africa: Yes, More Than 7 Bee Species Are Endangered, but Extinction Wouldn't Mean an End to Strawberries, Avocados or Coffee

Mon, 2022-06-20 12:35
[Africa Check] A graphic circulating on social media claims that seven species of bee are "on the endangered species list". It adds that if all bees disappeared, strawberries, avocados, and coffee would also disappear.

Zimbabwe: 'Let's Combat Drought, Preserve Environment'

Mon, 2022-06-20 10:12
[The Herald] ZIMBABWE joined the rest of the world in commemorating the World Desertification and Drought Day on Friday, with the Government calling on everyone to participate in preserving and properly managing the environment.

Africa: World Has 'Gambled On Fossil Fuels and Lost', Warns Guterres

Mon, 2022-06-20 10:00
[UN News] The current global economic paradigm of infinite growth based on using up a finite amount of resources, such as fossil fuels, will only deliver a "permanent triple whammy of inflation, climate chaos and conflict", the UN chief warned on Friday.

Rwanda: CHOGM - Academics Call for Collective Action to Address Climate Change Effects

Mon, 2022-06-20 09:56
[New Times] At least 17 presidents of science academies have urged Commonwealth Heads of Government to take coordinated and equitable action to address climate change and biodiversity loss at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to take place in Kigali from June 20 to June 26.

Nigeria: UN High-Level Climate Action Champion Rallies Support for Green Energy Transition

Mon, 2022-06-20 09:50
[This Day] The United Nations High Level Champion for COP26, Nigel Topping, has emphasised the importance of enhanced resilience to climate change, even as he rallied support for green energy transition during his two-day official visit to Nigeria.

Angola: Nation Faces Drought Emergency

Sat, 2022-06-18 22:19
[Maka] Humanitarian organizations are warning of an impending food emergency in southern Angola as the region faces the aftermath of the worst recorded drought in nearly half a century.

Africa: Africa's Role in Saving the World's Damaged Lands and Ecosystems

Sat, 2022-06-18 22:09
[Africa Renewal] In global battle against climate change and loss of biodiversity, Africa's success is crucial

Rwanda: Justice Minister Commends Arbitration in Climate Change-Related Disputes

Fri, 2022-06-17 11:59
[New Times] There is a need to opt for arbitration as climate change related disputes are set to increase, Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General has said.

Ghana: Establishment of Hydrological Authority Key to Addressing Flooding ... Asenso-Boakye to Parliament

Fri, 2022-06-17 11:40
[Ghanaian Times] The Minister for Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye, has expressed the urgent need for a fundamental change in the country's approach in addressing hydrological challenges in the country.

Mozambique: Mozambique Annually Discards 100,000 Tonnes of Plastic

Fri, 2022-06-17 11:15
[AIM] The Minister of Land and Environment, Ivete Maibaze, revealed on 13 June that 100,000 tonnes of plastic waste are annually discarded into the environment, polluting the country's rivers and oceans. Maibaze, who was speaking in Maputo at a seminar on the impact of a plastic bag ban, pointed out that "of this amount, 17,000 tonnes go into rivers and oceans."

West Africa: How Climate Change, Overfishing and Covid Drove Irregular Migration From West Africa

Fri, 2022-06-17 07:50
[The Conversation Africa] Throughout 2020, 23,023 irregular immigrants arrived on the coast of the Canary Islands, 757% more than the previous year. In 2021 the figure fell slightly to 22,316 people but it is still much higher than previous years.

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