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South Africa: Gauteng Floods - Two Bags of Clothes and Birth Certificates Is All One Family Could Salvage

Wed, 2019-12-11 12:32
[News24Wire] With water levels rising drastically, Margaret Ngobeni only managed to grab two bags full of clothes and birth certificates and escaped with her three children as her Eerste Fabriek informal settlement home in Mamelodi was destroyed.

Africa: How To Make The Business Case for Climate Action in Agriculture

Wed, 2019-12-11 12:11
[allAfrica] They are the canaries in the climate change coal mine, who will be first to feel the impact of temperature variations, prolonged droughts and excessive rainfall.

Sudan: Higher Council of Environment Participates in Cop25 Climate Summit

Wed, 2019-12-11 11:49
[SNA] Khartoum -A delegation of The Higher Council for Environment, Urban and Rural Promotion (HCEURP) of Khartoum State, chaired by the Secretary General of the Council, Dr. Bashri Hamid Ahmed participates in the COP25 Climate Change Conference held in Madrid , Spain.

Namibia: Capricorn Contributes U.S.$13,000 to Drought Relief

Wed, 2019-12-11 11:36
[New Era] Windhoek -In response to the Namibian government's state of emergency declaration on the current drought affecting the country, with no relief for farmers in the short term, Capricorn Group and Capricorn Asset Management has followed in the footsteps of the Group's flagship brand Bank Windhoek by making a contribution of N$200 000 to the Dare to Care Drought Relief Fund. This latest donation, announced on 25 November, has made it possible for the Dare to Care Drought Relief Fund to reach and exceed their N$10 millio

Zimbabwe: Authorities Warn of Thunderstorms, Flash Floods

Wed, 2019-12-11 11:04
[The Herald] Heavy rains being experienced countrywide are expected to continue, possibly causing flash flooding while strong winds may cause damage to property, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned.

Kenya: Weatherman Links Hostile Climate to Cyclone Belna

Wed, 2019-12-11 08:41
[Nation] Kenya is experiencing unfavourable weather conditions attributed to a cyclone named Belna in the South Western Indian Ocean, which is indirectly influencing the climate in the country, the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) has said.

Kenya: Hotels Hit By Floods After Ewaso Nyiro Bursts Banks

Wed, 2019-12-11 08:41
[Nation] Five hotels and lodges Samburu and Isiolo counties have been flooded after River Ewaso Nyiro burst its banks Tuesday, forcing scores of tourists to be moved elsewhere.

Kenya: Kisumu Flood Victims Get Donations From Well-Wishers

Wed, 2019-12-11 08:40
[Nation] Kisumu residents and the county government have now come together to assist flood victims as the number of those affected rose to over 10,000.

Kenya: Harvest and Store Grass Now, NDMA Tells Isiolo Herders

Wed, 2019-12-11 08:40
[Nation] The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) has asked herders in Isiolo to harvest grass for use during the dry season.

Kenya: Food Prices Increase in Nyeri After Heavy Rains Destroy Crops

Wed, 2019-12-11 08:39
[Nation] Food prices have shot up in Nyeri County following heavy rains that have left farmers grappling with heavy losses.

Rwanda: Seventy Households in Musanze Evacuated From High Risk Zones

Wed, 2019-12-11 08:11
[New Times] At least 70 households in Musanze District have been relocated to schools as local authorities move to protect them from potential landslides during this rainy season.

Uganda: Bugisu Landslides Death Toll Rises to 16

Tue, 2019-12-10 19:52
[Monitor] At least 16 bodies have so far been recovered after landslides swept villages in the mountainous districts of Sironko and Bududa in Bugisu sub-region last Tuesday.

Uganda: Floods, Delayed Compensation BoG Down Pallisa-Kumi Works

Tue, 2019-12-10 18:33
[Monitor] Floods triggered by the torrential rains and delayed compensation of land owners have bogged down the construction works on the Tirinyi- Pallisa-Kumi and Pallisa-Kamonkoli roads. These are two different projects that at meet at Tirinyi.

Africa: Climate Change Tops List of Global Worries for Young People, Says Amnesty

Tue, 2019-12-10 17:41
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Madrid -In a poll of young people on six continents, four in 10 say it's one of the most important issues facing the world

Africa: Meet the Youth Standing Up for Our Environmental Rights

Tue, 2019-12-10 17:11
[UNEP] What a year it has been.

Africa: Is Growth Passé?

Tue, 2019-12-10 16:54
[Daily Maverick] It's clear: we are living beyond our planet's limits. Unless we change something, the consequences will be dire. Should that something be our focus on economic growth?

Africa: Climate Crisis an Ongoing Threat to Child Health

Tue, 2019-12-10 16:39
[Daily Maverick] High pollution levels are affecting the very air we breathe. Every day, people are exposed to hazardous toxins and chemicals. But most at risk are children, whose developing bodies are unable to survive the same level of chemical exposure as adults. The latest Child Gauge report investigates the overlooked impact of air pollution on child health.

Nigeria: How Climate Crisis Can Trigger the Sixth Extinction - Naza Alakija

Tue, 2019-12-10 16:14
[Vanguard] Climate Change activist, Nazanin Alakija has said that the worlds' ecosystem is currently experiencing its harshest ecological disruption we have ever witnessed. From raging forest fires which are destroying natural habitats to catastrophic floods causing outbreaks of waterborne diseases, devastating droughts are debilitating the lives of farmers.

Africa: The West's View On Climate Change Condemns Millions

Tue, 2019-12-10 16:09
[New Frame] The stumbling blocks of the climate crisis remain vested in the stubbornness of advanced countries to admit having caused the problem, and to change their practices.

Kenya: Death, Destruction Continue as Rains Pound Country

Tue, 2019-12-10 15:49
[Nation] Torrential rains continued to cause deaths in many parts of the country as emergency food, water and medical supplies were ferried to the affected areas Monday.