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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.

Africa: Youth Urge Adults to Stop 'Acting Like Children' On Climate Change

Wed, 2019-12-11 16:16
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Madrid -Efforts to involve young people in climate policy making, and respect their rights, need to be stepped up, officials urge

Kenya: Sh6 Billion Floods Kitty to Resettle Displaced Victims

Wed, 2019-12-11 15:46
[Nation] The government has set aside Sh6.1 billion for restoration of infrastructure damaged by raging floods, State spokesman Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna has said.

Uganda: 260 Landslide Victims Stuck With No Food

Wed, 2019-12-11 15:32
[Monitor] Landslide survivours in Sironko District are starving due to lack of food and beddings since they were displaced last week.

Uganda: Elgon Landslides - 16 Bodies Recovered

Wed, 2019-12-11 15:32
[Monitor] At least 16 bodies have so far been recovered after landslides swept through villages in the mountainous districts of Sironko and Bududa in Bugisu Sub-region last Tuesday.

South Sudan: WHO Takes Health Care Services Directly to Flood-Affected Communities in Mayom County

Wed, 2019-12-11 15:28
[WHO] "The recent flooding has made access to healthcare difficult from our village to Mankien town as we have been cut off because of the devastating floods", said Mrs Angelina Nyapiny Ter, a 68-year-old woman from Pibor village.

Southern Africa: Malawi Safe From Tropical Cyclone Belna

Wed, 2019-12-11 15:17
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is now safe from the devastating effects of Cyclone Belta after brushing past the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte and the Comoros archipelago, weather experts have said.

Zimbabwe: Heavy Rains Sweep Off Under-Construction Karanda Bridge

Wed, 2019-12-11 15:01
[The Herald] Karanda Bridge deck which is under-construction was last night swept away by heavy rains that have pounded Mount Darwin for the past two days.

Zimbabwe: Tourism Group Allays Fears of Victoria Falls Drying Up

Wed, 2019-12-11 14:55
[263Chat] The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) has allayed fears of widespread news that the Victoria Falls is drying up. The association went on to notify people that whatever is happening now is a common occurrence which will come to pass.

Nigeria: ... No Excitement At COP - Nnimmo Bassey

Wed, 2019-12-11 14:54
[Daily Trust] Meanwhile, an environment right activist and Director of Home of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, has said there is no excitement at the COP.

Kenya: Kenya Sets Up U.S.$60 Million Floods Kitty to Resettle Displaced Victims

Wed, 2019-12-11 14:16
[East African] The Kenyan government has set aside Ksh6.1 billion ($61 million) for restoration of infrastructure damaged by raging floods, State spokesman Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna has said.

Kenya: Hotels Hit By Floods After Ewaso Nyiro River Bursts Banks

Wed, 2019-12-11 12:50
[Nation] Five hotels in Samburu and Isiolo counties have been marooned by floodwater after River Ewaso Nyiro broke its banks following the ongoing heavy downpour.

South Africa: Creecy Commits to Enhancing SA's Climate Change Contributions At COP25

Wed, 2019-12-11 12:41
[News24Wire] Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy says South Africa is committed to enhancing its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to address climate change through present and upcoming legislation.