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South Africa: Tshwane Hospitals, Clinics Affected By Floods Still Operational - Health MEC Masuku

Thu, 2019-12-12 15:54
[News24Wire] While several hospitals and clinics in Tshwane had been affected by the floods this week, they remain operational, Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku has said.

Kenya: Floods Alert as Masinga Dam Spills

Thu, 2019-12-12 15:49
[Nation] The Masinga Dam has spilled, raising fears that it may cause floods and destruction of property in surrounding villages.

Tunisia: Cold With Isolated and Temporarily Stormy Showers in Northern Regions

Thu, 2019-12-12 13:51
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The weather Thursday is cold with isolated and temporarily stormy showers in the north and locally in the centre, and partly cloudy in the south.The wind is blowing west strong near coasts and on heights and moderate to quite strong...

South Africa: Committee Established to Assist Mamelodi Flood Victims

Thu, 2019-12-12 13:47
[] A committee has been set up by the Gauteng Provincial Government to consider alternative accommodation for hundreds of displaced shack dwellers in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria.

South Africa: Mamelodi Informal Settlement Residents Hit By Floods Will Be Relocated - Makhura

Thu, 2019-12-12 13:36
[News24Wire] Residents of the Eerste Fabriek informal settlement in Mamelodi, who were displaced by the floods in Tshwane, will be resettled elsewhere, Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced on Wednesday.

Tunisia: COP 25 - Article 6 of Paris Agreement Top Priority, Says Minister

Thu, 2019-12-12 12:27
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Minister of Local Affairs and Environment Mokhtar Hammami urged signatories of the Paris Agreement to implement the provisions of Article 6 on Carbon market mechanisms.

Africa: UNFCCC De-Badges Civil Society Engaged in Peaceful Protest, Removing Access to all Observers, in Unprecedented Crackdown on Dissent

Thu, 2019-12-12 11:43
[] Millions of people took to the streets this year to demand climate action. Led by our youth, women, Indigenous Peoples, workers and climate justice movements, all of civil society made our voices heard like never before and awakened the world to the climate emergency.

Africa: COP 25 - African Parliamentarians Called on to Speak as One for their Voice to be Heard

Thu, 2019-12-12 11:36
[African Development Bank] African parliamentarians should speak as one to make their voice heard in climate negotiations, Arona Soumaré, the African Development Bank's principal expert in climate change and green growth, said on Thursday during the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP 25).

Uganda: Over 1,000 Displaced Bundibugyo Flood Victims Registered

Thu, 2019-12-12 11:04
[Monitor] More than 1,000 people who were displaced by floods that hit Bundibugyo District on Saturday have registered at two reception centres which government has set up in the district.

Uganda: Fear As Another Landslide Hits Sironko

Thu, 2019-12-12 11:04
[Monitor] There is fear in the mountainous district of Sironko in Bugisu sub region after another landslide hit the area leaving acres of coffee destroyed.

Malawi: Fellow Africans, Take Climate Change Seriously!

Thu, 2019-12-12 10:49
[Nyasa Times] In November 2016, I was part of 178 journalists drawn from across the world to cover the United Nations Climate Change Summit--popularly known as Conference of Parties (COP)--in the city of Marrakesh, Morocco.

Kenya: Family's Agonising Search for Mother, Daughter Who Drowned in Kiambu

Thu, 2019-12-12 09:46
[Nation] A short journey to church for Lucy Wairimu and her daughter Ruth Nduta from Kwa Maiko village in Kiambu County ended in tragedy when the two drowned while trying to cross River Ruiru using a makeshift bridge on Sunday morning.

Kenya: KWS Cautions Visitors, Says Parts of Amboseli National Park is Inaccessible

Thu, 2019-12-12 09:37
[Nairobi News] The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) has issued an alert to would be visitors to some of the national parks in the country.

Kenya: Man Surfs Through Flooded Street in Watamu

Thu, 2019-12-12 09:35
[Nairobi News] They say when life gives you lemons make lemonades. This is exactly what a man in Watamu town decided to do regarding the floods caused by the heavy rain that has been pounding many parts of the country.

Uganda: Museveni Orders Landslide Victims to Relocate From Disaster-Prone Areas

Wed, 2019-12-11 19:53
[Monitor] President Museveni yesterday faulted Ugandans that have settled in wetlands and other disaster-prone areas and ordered that they vacate to safe areas.

Uganda: Ugandan Man Wins Global Award for Climate Change

Wed, 2019-12-11 19:53
[Monitor] Ugandan entrepreneur Muhammed Lubowa has won a global award and crowned the transformational country champion.

Uganda: Residents Ask Govt to Build Barriers to Control Floods

Wed, 2019-12-11 18:46
[Monitor] Local leaders and residents in Butaleja District have asked government to construct embankments along the banks of River Manafwa in order to control flooding in the area.

Uganda: Bundibugyo Floods - Vanilla Farmers Count Losses

Wed, 2019-12-11 18:46
[Monitor] Vanila and cocoa farmers in Bundibugyo District are counting losses following floods and landslides that have hit the area since last month.

South Africa: SA Bill On Climate Change Response in the Pipeline

Wed, 2019-12-11 17:26
[] South Africa is at an advanced stage with formulating its national policy on mitigating the effects of climate change.

Africa: Social Summit Demands Stronger Commitments in Climate Talks

Wed, 2019-12-11 16:22
[IPS] Madrid -As the COP25 deliberations enter the decisive final week, representatives of environmental and social organisations gathered in a parallel summit are pressing the governments to adopt stronger commitments in the face of a worsening climate emergency.