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Angola: Drought in Cunene Requires Immediate Solutions

Wed, 2019-01-30 09:16
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -The drought situation in the province of Cunene requires concrete and immediate solutions to reach the population affected by water shortages, said Tuesday in Ondjiva the Minister of Territory Administration and State Reform, Adão de Almeida.

Africa: Investors Call On McDonald's, KFC to Step Up Climate Change Action

Wed, 2019-01-30 07:44
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -An investor group managing some $6.5 trillion on Tuesday called on six of the world's largest fast food restaurants, including McDonald's, KFC and Burger King, to reduce their planet-harming greenhouse gas emissions and water use.

Tanzania: How Global Warming Is Adding to the Health Risks of Poor People

Tue, 2019-01-29 17:12
[Citizen] There is mounting evidence of the impact of climate change on human habitat and health, on plant and animal life, on water resources and shorelines. These changes are felt unevenly within - and between - nations and communities. This is due to differences in access to resources, infrastructure, social structure, and government policy. Climate change is, and will continue to be, most severely felt by the poorest people, particularly those living in poorly-resourced, isolated and extreme environments.

Namibia: Heavy Storm Wreaks Havoc in Zambezi

Tue, 2019-01-29 13:05
[New Era] Windhoek -A heavy storm that hit Kongola Constituency in the Zambezi Region has left learners in the open as the tent which served as a classroom was totally destroyed by strong winds and heavy rains.

Uganda: 'Solar Energy to Stir Growth, Create Jobs'

Tue, 2019-01-29 12:40
[Independent (Kampala)] Dr. David Alobo is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Xsabo Group and an expert in economics and business. He spoke to The Independent's Julius Businge about his expertise and the planned US$200million investment in solar energy in Uganda.

Malawi: Stormy Winds Damage Houses in Ntchisi - 150 Households Rendered Homeless

Tue, 2019-01-29 09:47
[Nyasa Times] About 150 households have been rendered homeless after stormy winds damaged their houses on Saturday in Kanyenda Village in Traditional Authority Kalumo's area in Ntchisi District.

Mozambique: Prime Minister Visits Flood Victims

Mon, 2019-01-28 19:06
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Friday visited two accommodation centres in the central city of Beira, that are currently sheltering about 3,700 victims of the floods that struck the city on Tuesday, in the wake of cyclone Desmond.

South Africa: Cape Town Fire Flare-Up Quickly Contained

Mon, 2019-01-28 18:10
[News24Wire] A flare-up on Cape Town's Signal Hill Road had firefighters scrambling again on Monday afternoon but it was quickly contained, according to Philip Prins, spokesperson for Table Mountain National Park.

South Africa: Cape Town Fire - Seriously Injured Man Rescued By Firefighters

Mon, 2019-01-28 17:56
[News24Wire] Firefighters rescued a man with serious burns to the upper part of his body while they were on the fire line between Cape Town's Signal Hill and Lion's Head between Sunday night and Monday morning.

Ethiopia: the Nextgen Carbon Market: Turning Our Emissions to Dollars, Outcome of #COP24

Mon, 2019-01-28 15:58
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba, January 28/2019 - Ethiopian online media outlets recently broke the news that there is a discussion going around some policy circles over reforming the regulation related to vehicle imports. It reportedly runs in the direction of prohibiting or levying higher tax over import of vehicles that are older than certain years of age from date of manufacture. We have also heard from participants in the Tech sector discussion that Ethiopia's Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) aims to promote sol

South Africa: Fire Still Burning Near Van Der Stel Pass, Say Western Cape Officials

Mon, 2019-01-28 15:26
[News24Wire] While a blaze on Cape Town's Signal Hill has been brought under control, firefighting efforts are still continuing at the Van Der Stel Pass near Grabouw in the Western Cape, officials have said.

Africa: Obesity, Bad Nutrition, Climate Change Pose Triple Danger, Commission Says

Mon, 2019-01-28 13:50
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -The Lancet Commission on Obesity says a $1 billion fund and action strategies targeting food policy and production are needed urgently to support health, the environment and economic well-being

Africa: Desertification, Land Degradation and Climate Change Go Hand in Hand

Mon, 2019-01-28 13:48
[IPS] Georgetown -The link between desertification, land degradation and climate change is among several issues occupying the attention of the 197 Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) for the next three days.

South Africa: Climate Change Efforts Must Be Scaled Up

Mon, 2019-01-28 11:47
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa believes that efforts in the fight against climate change need to be scaled up within a multilateral regime that protects the development gains of developing countries.

Africa: Amnesty International's Kumi Naidoo On Climate Change, Populism and Xolobeni

Mon, 2019-01-28 11:45
[Daily Maverick] Speaking to Daily Maverick from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Kumi Naidoo, head of Amnesty International, didn't hold back. The discussion was anchored in climate change but took in the related issues of inequality, populist politics and the cognitive dissonance of the super-rich. In terms of world leaders, Brazil's Jair Bolsanaro came in for a special rollicking. It was the issue of Xolobeni in South Africa, however, that got Naidoo properly worked up.

Zimbabwe: Rains Bring Relief to Mashonaland West

Mon, 2019-01-28 10:26
[The Herald] The recent rains received across Mashonaland West province have brought relief, with most crops that were suffering from moisture stress recovering, while raising hopes for a better yield this year.

Africa: How Global Warming Is Adding to the Health Risks of Poor People

Sun, 2019-01-27 15:09
[The Conversation Africa] There is mounting evidence of the impact of climate change on human habitat and health, on plant and animal life, on water resources and shorelines. These changes are felt unevenly within - and between - nations and communities. This is due to differences in access to resources, infrastructure, social structure, and government policy. Climate change is, and will continue to be, most severely felt by the poorest people in any population, particularly those living in poorly-resourced, isolated and extreme en

Africa: To Meet Climate Goals, World Urged to Reuse Natural Resources

Fri, 2019-01-25 18:52
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kuala Lumpur -More of the billions of tonnes of materials the world uses each year must be recycled and reused to keep climate change in check, researchers said on Tuesday.

Ethiopia: Partners Vowed to Support Ethiopia's National Adaptation Plan

Fri, 2019-01-25 18:14
[ENA] Addis Ababa -International development partners have pledged to support Ethiopia's National Adaptation Plan (NAP), which is adopted to realize Climate-Resilient Green Economy strategy in 2017.

Namibia: Climate Change Manifestation Into Drought

Fri, 2019-01-25 15:20
[New Era] The climate change topic has been well elaborated on for years now. It appears to be evident that the effects of climate change on agriculture are observed in many parts of the world. The arid regions of southern Africa of which Namibia is part, the effects of climate change have been observed. Agriculture in Namibia rests on both livestock and crop, of which the livestock industry pre-dominates. Both these industries are vulnerable to the unforgiving climatic conditions such as drought and floods, includi

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