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South Africa: Polokwane Mops Up After Heavy Storm

Sun, 2019-01-13 10:08
[News24Wire] Heavy rain in Polokwane had water flooding some streets and one of the local malls busy with mopping up operations on Saturday.

Malawi: Rains of Terror in Malawi - Pictorial of Flash Floods Havock in Lilongwe

Sat, 2019-01-12 10:13
[Nyasa Times] Heavy rains has caused infrastructure damage to some part of Lilongwe. Bridges at Chipasula, Kawale and Chidzanja have all been damaged as a result of the flooding. Households along the areas have been affected.

South Africa: Western Cape Fires - Rain Helping Firefighting Efforts After Strong Winds Fanned Overstrand Fires

Sat, 2019-01-12 10:02
[News24Wire] Heavy rain has started to fall in the Western Cape's Overstrand area where strong winds have affected firefighting efforts against three separate fires in Franskraal, Betty's Bay and Karwyderskraal.

Mozambique: 33 Deaths in Rainy Season So Far

Sat, 2019-01-12 09:42
[AIM] Maputo -Storms, high winds and floods have so far claimed 33 lives in the 2018-2019 rainy season in Mozambique, according to the country's relief agency, the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC).

South Africa: Overstrand Fires - Franskraal Residents Ordered to Evacuate

Fri, 2019-01-11 16:47
[News24Wire] Residents of Franskraal on the coastal Overstrand region in the Western Cape were ordered on Friday to evacuate after a wildfire flared up in the area.

Tunisia: Oceans Warming Faster Than Expected, Set Heat Record in 2018 - Scientists

Fri, 2019-01-11 13:20
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Oslo/Norway -The oceans are warming faster than previously estimated, setting a new temperature record in 2018 in a trend that is damaging marine life, scientists said on Thursday.

Malawi: Multi-Million Kwacha Sawa Group Bridge Crumbles

Fri, 2019-01-11 12:39
[Nyasa Times] A multi-million Kwacha bridge over a stream running from Area 23 to Chilinde in Lilongwe melted away in rains while taxpayers watched helplessly.

Zimbabwe: Storm Damages Beitbridge Border Building

Fri, 2019-01-11 12:07
[The Herald] Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds pounded Beitbridge yesterday afternoon, destroying a section of the roof of the border post building that houses the arrivals section. No one was injured, but some goods were damaged.

Malawi: Authorities Assess Impact of Heavy Rains On Maize Production

Fri, 2019-01-11 11:20
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Good agricultural practices such as box-ridging; mulching and construction of contour bunds assist in controlling soil erosion, especially in an event of heavy downpours as experienced recently countrywide.

Africa: Ocean Temperatures Rising Faster Than Previously Thought

Fri, 2019-01-11 10:45
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The world's oceans are rising in temperature faster than previously believed as they absorb most of the world's growing climate-changing emissions, scientists said Thursday.

Namibia: Zambezi Farmers Hopeful Despite Dry Spell

Thu, 2019-01-10 15:33
[New Era] Crop farmers in the Zambezi Region remain hopeful they will be able to plough their fields despite the persistent lack of rainfall and the low ground moisture which continues to leave their fields dry and unsuitable for ploughing which mostly involves ox-drawn ploughs.

Namibia: Dry Sky Scares Farmers

Thu, 2019-01-10 14:04
[Namibian] THE news from the Namibia Meteorological Service is not good, and some farmers across the country are scared.

Nigeria: Harmattan Cold Hindering Night Activities in Jos

Thu, 2019-01-10 13:25
[Daily Trust] Jos -The harmattan cold coupled with dry and dusty winds are slowing down night activities in Jos, the Plateau State capital, Benue/Plateau Chronicle reports.

Zimbabwe: Power Utility Warns of Rainy Season Power Outages

Thu, 2019-01-10 11:30
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has warned customers to heed rolling power outages, mainly driven by perennial challenges that come with the rainy season. During the rainy season, the electricity infrastructure, particularly cables and poles, are affected usually by falling trees.

Ethiopia: One Time Generational Shot for Climate Resilience

Wed, 2019-01-09 14:56
[Addis Fortune] More than halfway along on its ambitious 2025 vision to achieve lower middle-income status, Ethiopia should be deep in the implementation of the Climate Resilient Green Economy's priority initiatives, writes Haimanot Tefera, an environmental engineer and project manager at GIZ.

Zimbabwe: Labour Unrest, Looming Drought to Force U.S.$2 Billion Budget Overrun

Wed, 2019-01-09 10:56
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's ongoing labour unrest and the possibility of a drought this year could force government to overrun its budget by over $2 billion through borrowing, economists have warned.

Namibia: City of Windhoek Slow to Aid Wind-Damage Families

Tue, 2019-01-08 14:00
[Namibian] The City of Windhoek took two days to remove the tree that collapsed and destroyed three shacks in Windhoek's Dolam location and has still not removed an electricity pole from amongst the debris.

Rwanda: Extent of Financial Losses From Climatic Hazard Affecting Farmers

Tue, 2019-01-08 10:24
[New Times] Effects of climate change such as unusually prolonged drought continue to derail agricultural cooperatives' production, farmers' representatives have raised concern.

Africa: A Fight for Our Future - Youth, Climate Justice and Environmentally Displaced People

Mon, 2019-01-07 14:09
[UNEP] The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants states that "migration should be a choice, not a necessity". However, there are countless groups of forced and involuntary migrants, including refugees, stateless persons, people who are trafficked and those internally displaced by disasters and conflict.

Zimbabwe: Authorities Warn Of Floods In Gokwe

Mon, 2019-01-07 11:24
[The Herald] The Meteorological Services Department Midlands office has warned of possible floods in low-lying areas such as Gokwe as the province is expecting incessant rains this week.

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