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Tanzania: Flood Risk Management System Looms, Govt Says

Fri, 2020-04-03 11:51
[Daily News] MAJOR reforms to manage flood risk as a system in the country is urgently needed, the National Assembly was told on Thursday.

Africa: The COVID-19 Crisis and the Climate - a Bittersweet Moment

Fri, 2020-04-03 11:27
[Daily Maverick] What is required to mitigate climate change and its impacts is a large-scale, worldwide response, such as the one triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. The current crisis demonstrates that a rapid, ambitious, global response is possible.

Africa: Climate Experts Look Ahead As Coronavirus Forces Delay of COP26 Summit

Fri, 2020-04-03 10:34
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -U.N. agencies, governments and green groups respond to the decision to delay this year's climate talks in Glasgow to 2021

Africa: Climate Disasters Increase Conflict Risk in Large Countries - Report

Fri, 2020-04-03 10:32
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Extreme weather bring greater risk of conflict in underdeveloped countries with large populations and ethnic tensions

Nigeria: Lagos Is Getting Less Rain, but More Heavy Storms. What It Can Do to Prepare

Fri, 2020-04-03 07:57
[The Conversation Africa] Lagos State can expect to experience 270 days of rainfall in 2020. Many Lagosians who suffered from the 2012 and 2017 devastating flooding are wondering whether this is usual or not. Nelson Odume unpacks the issues.

Nigeria: 2020 Wet Season Farmers Out of Govt's Mechanisation Programme

Thu, 2020-04-02 13:49
[Daily Trust] As the 2020 farming commence, wet season farmers will not be part of the Federal Government's mechanisation programme.

Nigeria: Rainstorm Damages Houses, Causes Blackout in Kogi

Thu, 2020-04-02 08:37
[Premium Times] The rainstorm that accompanied the heavy downpour experienced in Lokoja, Kogi State capital on Tuesday night has led to the destruction of 18 electric poles and some houses in the city.

Sudan: Meteorological Authority - Gradual Rise in Temperature

Wed, 2020-04-01 11:24
[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan Meteorological Authority forecast in its daily report on the weather condition during the coming 24 hours today that maximum and minimum temperature degrees are to continue gradual rise over most parts of the country.

Zimbabwe: Vic Falls, Kariba Get Significant Inflows

Wed, 2020-04-01 11:19
[New Zimbabwe] THE Zambezi River Authority, which manages Kariba Dam and its catchment, says the inland lake has recorded a significant increase in water level as a result of improved inflows, although water for power generation remains generally limited.

Zimbabwe: Water Levels Rise in Zambezi River

Wed, 2020-04-01 11:03
[The Herald] The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has said water flows upstream of the Zambezi River and subsequent inflows into the Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba have increased, but will not result in an immediate increase in power generation.

Africa: What Coronavirus Can Teach Us About Tackling Climate Change

Wed, 2020-04-01 10:11
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The shutdowns imposed in response to the pandemic are a crash course in a greener future for the world's richer inhabitants

Africa: Walking the Talk On Climate Change After the Pandemic

Wed, 2020-04-01 10:07
[IPS] Mexico -This year started with the news of the appearance of a new virus, COVID-19. The impact and severity of its effects in public health, mortality and the world economy are overwhelming. No public health system was prepared for this crisis, and yet governments are reacting deploying different policies to mitigate the crisis, and recover as fast as possible.

Rwanda: Lightning Kills Two in Nyabihu District

Wed, 2020-04-01 09:28
[New Times] Residents of Nyabihu District on Monday evening discovered bodies of two persons who are suspected to have been struck by lightning during the weekend heavy downpour.

Namibia: Drought Hit Communities Receive Fish

Tue, 2020-03-31 18:06
[New Era] Nexus fishing company, as a means of contributing towards addressing the plight of drought stricken //Kharas region residents earlier this week donated tinned fish worth over N$200 000, that will benefit residents of Berseba and Karasburg East constituencies.

Namibia: Drought Emergency Boreholes On Track

Tue, 2020-03-31 14:44
[New Era] Rundu -The Kavango East regional council has achieved a 40% achievement on the target of 20 boreholes drilled and installed through the N$11.3 million drought relief emergency funds from the prime minister's office.

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's Afforestation Challenge

Mon, 2020-03-30 16:28
[IPS] Bulawayo -"I have never planted a tree in my life," laughs Jairos Saunyama, a tobacco farmer, revelling at the absurdity of the question of whether he is involved in the country's afforestation efforts. Sawunyama is one of thousands of farmers who are blamed by local conservationists for turning the country's forests into deserts and dust bowls.

Zimbabwe: More Drought Relief Maize Arrives

Mon, 2020-03-30 10:35
[The Herald] The last consignment of the 42 000 tonne drought relief maize imported by Government has arrived in the country from Mozambican ports.

Kenya: One Killed as Floods Displace Families in Nyanza, Budalang'i

Mon, 2020-03-30 08:46
[Nation] A 67-year-old man died after he was swept away by flash floods in Rarieda, Siaya County on Saturday. Hundreds of families have been displaced in various parts of Nyanza and Busia County, following the heavy rains pounding most parts of the country.

Gambia: Environment Ministry's Adviser and Interim Project Manager of Eba Speaks On Environmental Degradation/Climate Change

Fri, 2020-03-27 15:16
[Foroyaa] Welcome to another Edition of the Environment Column. In this week's Edition of the Column, the Columnist caught up with the EBA Project Manager and adviser to the Environment Ministry Dr. Malanding Jaiteh, who spoke about the impact of climate and the restoration of EBA Project on the country's forest cover. Here is some of the excerpts of their discussion.

Kenya: Turkana Herders Struggle to Survive in Cycle of Droughts, Floods

Fri, 2020-03-27 13:04
[VOA] For nearly a decade, herders in Kenya's arid northwest have depended on cash payments from the government to withstand a cycle of recurring severe droughts and floods. But herders say the payments don't always arrive on time, and climate change is making it harder for them to maintain their livelihood.