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Africa: Around the Globe, As the Climate Crisis Worsens, Droughts Set In #AfricaClimateCrisis

Thu, 2022-06-16 16:14
[UNEP] As Riziki Bwanake walks along the Tana River Delta, the dry, dusty earth crunches beneath her feet. This part of eastern Kenya was once lush, home to a rich expanse of mangroves and an abundance of fish.

Ghana: Rains Inundate Parts of Accra

Thu, 2022-06-16 16:06
[Ghanaian Times] Parts of Accra again saw large swamps of running water on roads, heavy vehicular traffic, and disruption to work yesterday, following hours of downpour.

Liberia: 'Climate Change Presents Serious Disaster' #AfricaClimateCrisis

Thu, 2022-06-16 11:22
[New Dawn] Sokan Tells High School Students, Inspects Coastal Defense Project In Buchanan

Ethiopia: Looming Rainy Season in Northern Ethiopia to Bring More Risks of Disease and Hunger, As Aid Still Falls Short

Thu, 2022-06-16 11:17
[Oxfam] The upcoming rainy season in northern Ethiopia poses new and heightened threats as communities struggle to cope with ongoing conflict, displacement, hunger, and disease.

Zimbabwe: Tobacco Sales Down By 11,64% As Drought Effects Take Toll

Wed, 2022-06-15 12:47
[New Zimbabwe] Tobacco sales have so far recorded a 11,64% decline when compared to the same period last year, signifying reduced yields this selling season as effects of poor rains in the last selling season took a toll.

South Africa: What's Happening In South African News - June 15, 2022

Wed, 2022-06-15 11:19
[allAfrica] Cape Town --  

Rwanda: How Drought Affected Kayonza Farmers' Income

Wed, 2022-06-15 08:53
[New Times] Hadija Munganyinka, a farmer and a mother of three from Kayonza District recalls the difficult times she experienced without food after being affected by dry spells.

South Africa: KZN Flood Relief Donor Account Gets Over R3.6 Million

Tue, 2022-06-14 18:10
[] Over R3.6 million has been donated through a dedicated bank account opened by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government towards the rebuilding process following the floods.

South Africa: Progress Made in Water, Power Supply Restoration in KZN

Tue, 2022-06-14 18:01
[] KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, says substantial progress has been made in restoring water and power supply in areas affected by the recent floods.

South Africa: KZN Aims to Accommodate Over 4,000 Displaced Families

Tue, 2022-06-14 17:51
[] As the construction of Temporary Residential Units (TRUs) continues, KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, says the provincial government's focus is to accommodate more than 4 396 families that were accommodated in halls, churches and schools following heavy rains in the province.

South Africa: Progress Made in Port of Durban Repairs

Tue, 2022-06-14 17:50
[] The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has hailed Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) for the "significant progress" made in repairs to its Durban Rail and Ports following the heavy rains and flooding in that area in April.

South Africa: Over 20 Unidentified Bodies Not Collected After KZN Floods

Tue, 2022-06-14 11:58
[] A total of 85 280 people have been affected by floods which wreaked havoc in KwaZulu-Natal, leaving thousands of people in five districts and eThekwini Municipality homeless, and 461 fatalities.

South Africa: What's Happening In South African News - June 14, 2022

Tue, 2022-06-14 11:00
[allAfrica] Cape Town --  

Africa: Climate Finance Must Foster a Just Transition in Developing Countries

Tue, 2022-06-14 07:53
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The Global South needs international funding to help decision-makers tackle the inequities that could be created by a shift to greener economies

Africa: 'Day Zero' Just the Beginning for Water-Stressed Cities of the World #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-13 17:29
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Over the last several years, major cities such as Cape Town, Sao Paulo and Barcelona have faced 'Day Zero' scenarios, characterised by the very real possibility of running out of water. As the world continues its urbanising trend, there are important lessons to be learned from these water crises: Why do they happen, what was the impact and the response? These lessons will be central to tackling future urban water-related risks and vulnerabilities especially given the uncertainties created by increased clim

Africa: Climate-Battered Nations Hunt Elusive Cash to Adapt At UN Talks

Mon, 2022-06-13 07:45
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -- International funding to protect vulnerable communities from climate change impacts is starting to flow - but is still far too little, too late, say developing nations and experts

Africa: Africa's Chief Climate Negotiator - We Must Have Tangible and Actionable Climate Decisions for a Successful COP27

Mon, 2022-06-13 07:44
[Africa Renewal] The 27th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP27) will be held in Egypt during 7-18 November 2022. Amid unmet climate commitments, lingering disruptions due to COVID-19, and the finance, energy and food challenges created by the war in Ukraine, Africa Renewal's Franck Kuwonu, talks to the current Chair of the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) on climate change, Mr. Ephraim Mwepya Shitima of Zambia, about Africa's priorities and what a successful COP27 would look like for the continent. These are ex

Africa: It's About Time We Took Investing in Adaptation Seriously

Mon, 2022-06-13 07:40
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The consequences of extreme weather are cascading around the globe, hitting rich and poor alike - yet finance to build resilience to these impacts is falling woefully short

Africa: Let's Revamp How We Talk About Climate Change

Mon, 2022-06-13 07:38
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] To win real climate action, we need to clearly show how that benefits people - and talk more frankly about the risks of inaction

East Africa: Prolonged La Niña Likely to Worsen Drought in Horn of Africa

Sun, 2022-06-12 11:32
[VOA] Geneva -- Meteorologists predict the La Niña weather phenomenon is likely to persist into next year, prolonging devastating drought conditions in the Horn of Africa.