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Sudan: Earthquake Affects Dozens, Rains Damage Homes in Sudan

Wed, 2019-06-26 17:37
[Radio Dabanga] Sennar -Dozens of people were killed and injured when an earthquake hit the area of Babanousa village in eastern Sudan on Monday. Rainfall in various places in the country damaged a number of houses.

Africa: Protecting Basic Services From Disasters Saves Cash, Improves Lives - World Bank

Wed, 2019-06-26 17:24
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -As climate threats rise, investment is needed in building transport, energy, telecoms and water systems that work through disasters

Mozambique: PM Calls for Quick Disbursement of Post-Cyclone Aid

Wed, 2019-06-26 16:53
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Monday reiterated the government's appeal for speed in the disbursement of the aid which donors have promised for post-cyclone reconstruction.

Liberia: Floods Overtake Several Communities

Wed, 2019-06-26 14:20
[Observer] Two nights of torrential rains on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 2019, flooded at least 500 homes and business centers in communities in Montserrado County District #5, and forced residents to seek shelter elsewhere in the neighborhood, while others took their landlords to the police station in demand of compensation for their losses.

Africa: 'Climate Apartheid' Between Rich and Poor Looms, UN Expert Warns

Wed, 2019-06-26 13:48
[Ghanaian Times] A UN expert has warned of a possible "climate apartheid", where the rich pay to escape from hunger, "while the rest of the world is left to suffer".

Namibia: //Kharas Submits U.S.$34,000 Incentive Claims

Wed, 2019-06-26 13:09
[Namibian] A total of 67 farmers in the //Kharas region have submitted subsidy claims of N$500 000 for cattle and small stock sold under the government's drought emergency marketing incentives scheme.

Zimbabwe: Idai Affects Tanganda Tea Half-Marathon

Wed, 2019-06-26 10:58
[The Herald] Tanganda Tea half-marathon participants should brace for a new track after cyclone Idai affected Vumba Road which has been the track for the 21km road race.

Africa: Despite Climate Pledges, G20 Coal Subsidies Rise, Say Energy Researchers

Tue, 2019-06-25 17:12
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -While support for coal mining has fallen, other subsidies for coal-fired power have risen substantially, researchers said

South Africa: Business Media Is Complicit As We Approach the Climate Crisis' Tipping Point

Tue, 2019-06-25 16:44
[Daily Maverick] The business media has failed in its watchdog role. It cheer-leads those who play by the rules of the economic game that is driving climate change, instead of challenging the rules of the game itself.

Nigeria: World Bank Highlights Benefits of Investing in Infrastructure

Tue, 2019-06-25 16:27
[This Day] The net benefit on average of investing in more resilient infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries will be $4.2 trillion with $4 in benefit for each $1 invested, according to a new report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).

Rwanda: Rwanda and IFAD Partner to Reduce Poverty in Drought-Prone Areas

Mon, 2019-06-24 16:25
[IFAD] Rome -About 7,167 poor and food insecure rural households in Rwanda will benefit from a new US$24.7 million project that aims to improve food and nutrition security, climate resilience and raise incomes by increasing production.

Gambia: Heavy Storm Causes Villagers Homeless

Mon, 2019-06-24 14:56
[Foroyaa] People of Fulladu Pacharr in the Central River Region South were on Tuesday 18th June 2019 left homeless due to heavy wind that destroyed the entire community.

Sudan: Storm Kills Six in Eastern Sudan's Kassala

Mon, 2019-06-24 14:54
[Radio Dabanga] Khashm El Girba -At least six students died and more than 14 others were injured in Khashm El Girba in Kassala as a result of a strong storm that hit the town on Thursday evening.

South Africa: Global Heating Is the Key Priority - Without Urgent Action There Will Be No Jobs and No Future

Mon, 2019-06-24 14:29
[Daily Maverick] The seven priorities listed in President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address can only be achieved if climate action and ecological restoration are acknowledged as foundational to all endeavours. We cannot succeed in creating economic transformation, education, safe communities or a better Africa in the wake of climate and ecological breakdown.

Gambia: Are We Prepared for the Rains?

Mon, 2019-06-24 13:51
[Foroyaa] The URR and CRR have given evidence of what is to be expected during the coming rainy season. Deaths have already occurred and the nation must ensure that there is no recurrence.

Africa: UN Food Body Elects First Chinese Head As Climate Crisis Worsens

Mon, 2019-06-24 13:19
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Experts have called for the new agency head to show strong leadership in tackling rising hunger and climate change threats

Namibia: Drought Relief Not for the Well-Off - PM

Mon, 2019-06-24 13:14
[Namibian] PRIME minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the government's drought relief programme is only meant to benefit destitute and vulnerable communities.

South Africa: Cape Town Storm - Informal Settlements Hard Hit By High Winds

Mon, 2019-06-24 11:35
[GroundUp] On Saturday Lizzy Mathiso woke up to find the crèche she owns and runs in Lwandle in shambles. Two classrooms which cater for 54 children were destroyed.

South Africa: Cape Winter Bites - Misery for Delft Backyard Dwellers As They Wait for Houses

Mon, 2019-06-24 10:21
[Daily Maverick] A group of backyard dwellers from Eindhoven in Delft are at the centre of a story that involves the waiting list, an interdict from the City of Cape Town and a lawyer who allegedly ran off with their money -- but ultimately, all they really want to know is when they will get houses, as some have been waiting for almost 20 years.

South Africa: Cape Town Storm Causes Damage to Buildings, Trees Uprooted

Sat, 2019-06-22 20:52
[News24Wire] A severe storm that hit Cape Town on Friday night has damaged a four-storey building and a number of trees have been uprooted by the strong winds.