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Africa: WASCAL to Strengthen Climate Change Research in West Africa

Fri, 2019-06-21 14:16
[Ghanaian Times] The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) on Wednesday gave an update on its major achievements in reducing the negative impacts of climate change in West Africa.

South Africa: SONA - Ramaphosa Stops Short of Declaring Climate Crisis

Fri, 2019-06-21 10:33
[Daily Maverick] In his third State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa waxed poetic about the climate crisis and the impact global heating has on the lives of everyday South Africans. But he did not declare a climate emergency, nor did he provide tangible ways in which South Africa will decrease its carbon footprint.

Namibia: Windhoek Acts On Climate Change

Thu, 2019-06-20 17:32
[Namibian] THE city of Windhoek is working on a strategy to ensure water security and the protection of biodiversity and the ecosystem to make the city resilient to climate change, a senior council official has said.

South Africa: South African Youth Take to the Streets Over Climate Change

Thu, 2019-06-20 17:25
[GroundUp] Hundreds of youth in Cape Town and Pretoria marched on Friday to demand that the government urgently act on climate change.

Africa: AFCON 2019 - CAF Warns Participating Teams On High Temperatures

Thu, 2019-06-20 15:42
[Premium Times] The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has warned countries participating in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, to brace up to the possibility of playing in high temperatures.

Namibia: Corporate Companies Join Fight Against Drought

Thu, 2019-06-20 15:02
[Namibia Economist] Nampower, Namdia and the Chamber of Mines of Namibia recently donated a joint amount of N$35 million towards the government's drought relief initiative.

Africa: After Floods, Zimbabwe and Mozambique Face Huge Maize Shortfalls

Thu, 2019-06-20 11:41
[Daily Maverick] Zimbabwe's 2019 maize crop is set to come in at half that of 2018 and Mozambique's at a quarter. To make it worse, SA will probably not have much excess -- and the result is fast-rising maize prices.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone 'Victim' Accused of Stealing Certificates to Secure Employment

Wed, 2019-06-19 13:09
[New Zimbabwe] A Chimanimani man, who purported to be a victim of tropical Cyclone Idai, was arrested after he produced stolen academic certificates and tried to use them to secure employment and humanitarian assistance.

Uganda: Elegu Town Floods - Police Move Suspects to Safety

Wed, 2019-06-19 12:42
[Monitor] Police have relocated more than 10 suspects detained at Elegu Police Station in Amuru District for safety after flash floods hit the facility.

Uganda: Drought Frustrates Gulu Schools Feeding Programme

Wed, 2019-06-19 12:42
[Monitor] A number of parents in Gulu District have failed to contribute maize and beans to support the compulsory school feeding programme, Daily Monitor has learnt.

Africa: Rights Are At the Root of Fighting Climate Change

Tue, 2019-06-18 17:27
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Insecure land tenure can be a recipe for deforestation and forest degradation

Zimbabwe: NGOs Urged to Work With Govt On Idai Aid

Tue, 2019-06-18 14:05
[The Herald] THE Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing has urged non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and development partners to submit their budgets in relation to Cyclone Idai aid to improve transparency.

Namibia: UN Avails N$15m in Support of Drought

Tue, 2019-06-18 11:47
[New Era] Windhoek -United Nations (UN) resident coordinator in Namibia Rachel Odede yesterday announced a contribution of N$15 million (USD1 million) to help more than 700 000 people estimated to be food insecure due to drought in the country.

Zimbabwe: Climate Fund Approves U.S.$3 Million for Zimbabwe

Tue, 2019-06-18 10:47
[The Herald] The Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved US$3,2 million funding for climate readiness in Zimbabwe, according to latest data from the Fund. Of that amount, US$1 million has so far been released.

Namibia: Drought - //Kharas Farmers Forced to Move Livestock

Tue, 2019-06-18 09:49
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South Africa: This Youth Day, Young People Are Demanding Climate Justice

Mon, 2019-06-17 16:20
[Daily Maverick] 'Why study for a future that I won't have?' That was the pointed question put forward by a teenager skipping school to protest against inaction on climate change. She was not alone in questioning what her future would look like if we failed to act. Across the country, in the build-up to Youth Day, young people rallied to demand ambitious climate action and climate justice now.

Zimbabwe: Ariston Optimistic Despite Cyclone Damages

Mon, 2019-06-17 11:20
[The Herald] Listed agricultural concern, Ariston Holdings Limited is upbeat of maintaining a growth trajectory in the second half of the current financial year despite an anticipated increase expenses due to cost of repairs for tropical Cyclone Idai damages.

South Africa: Adults Owe Teen Climate Activists the Earth - It's the Least We Can Do

Fri, 2019-06-14 16:37
[Daily Maverick] We are handing our youth a climate-unstable world that could to be way more ugly, brutish, and short than the one Hobbes thought our hunter-gatherer ancestors evolved in. We owe it to the next generation to give them everything they need to prepare for it, writes Leonie Joubert on Youth Day.

East Africa: Climate Change Threatens Tree-Climbing Lions

Fri, 2019-06-14 15:02
[IPS] Kasese -As climate change leads to increased temperatures in East Africa, a thicket of invasive thorny trees with the ability to withstand harsh climatic conditions have begun threatening Uganda's second-largest park, home to a rare breed of tree climbing lions and one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world.

Southern Africa: Cyclone Idai Continues to Rage for Women and Girls

Fri, 2019-06-14 14:54
[IPS] Harare -In late March Cyclone Idai carved a path of devastation across Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi. It was the deadliest cyclone to hit the region in more than a century, others have even referred to it as "Africa's Hurricane Katrina." More than 1,000 people were killed. Many more saw their homes, food crops, and even entire villages washed away.