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Kenya: Floods Kill One Person in Kirinyaga

Fri, 2019-05-10 13:38
[Nation] One person was killed and about thirty households displaced by floods following heavy rains in Kirinyaga County.

Mozambique: Treating HIV in the Cyclone-Devastated City of Beira - Mozambique

Fri, 2019-05-10 11:40
[MSF] When Cyclone Idai struck the port city of Beira in Mozambique on 15 March, it damaged or destroyed buildings and infrastructure and ripped the roofs off most health centres, rendering many completely unusable.

Kenya: Ruto's Murang'a Prayer Rally Put Off Again Over 'Weather Warning'

Fri, 2019-05-10 10:39
[Nation] The interdenominational prayer rally scheduled to take place in Murang'a on Saturday and in which Deputy President William Ruto was to be the chief guest has been called off for the second time.

Mozambique: Militant Attacks Complicate Cyclone Response in Cabo Delgado

Fri, 2019-05-10 09:53
[The New Humanitarian] Macomia/Mozambique -Floodwaters from Cyclone Kenneth have receded, but damaged roads and bridges are keeping relief teams from reaching thousands still in need. To make matters worse, recent sporadic violence in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado has interrupted aid deliveries.

Kenya: Local Links Best Weapon Against Hunger

Thu, 2019-05-09 18:38
[Nation] The government has food security as a pillar in its Big Four Agenda.

Zimbabwe: Rebuilding Education in the Post-Cyclone Idai Era

Thu, 2019-05-09 18:33
[The Herald] A huge green administration building with the inscription "Management" stands imposingly high facing visitors and students alike at Dzingire Primary School, Copa area, Chimanimani.

Zimbabwe: Needs for Idai-Hit Schools Highlighted

Thu, 2019-05-09 18:15
[The Herald] TEMPORARY shelter, furniture and educational material are urgently required at schools in districts affected by Cyclone Idai, a Rapid Joint Education Needs Assessment (RJENA) report prepared by Non-Governmental Organisations has indicated.

Namibia: Drought Relief Fund 'Dare to Care' Gets Million Dollar Boost From Bank

Thu, 2019-05-09 15:36
[Namibia Economist] FNB Namibia, through the FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust donated N$1 million to the Dare to Care fund, which will alleviate the plight of drought-stricken farmers.

Africa: WorldCover Raises $6m Round for Emerging Markets' Climate Insurance

Thu, 2019-05-09 15:04
[TechCrunch] WorldCover, a New York and Africa-based climate insurance provider to smallholder farmers, has raised a $6 million Series A round led by MS&AD Ventures.

East Africa: Why the Indian Ocean Is Spawning Strong and Deadly Tropical Cyclones

Thu, 2019-05-09 12:38
[The Conversation Africa] The Indian Ocean has made its mark on the global news cycle this year. In March, tropical cyclone Idai made headlines as one of the most severe storms to have made landfall in Mozambique. Current estimates indicate that more than 1,000 people died. This makes it the most deadly tropical cyclone ever to have made landfall on the southern African subcontinent.

Namibia: Camelthorn Pods, Prickly Pears in High Demand As Drought Worsens

Thu, 2019-05-09 11:14
[New Era] WINDHOEK - The pods of the majestic camelthorn tree are now more precious and valuable than ever in especially the drought-stricken South where farmers are grasping at straws in order to save themselves and their livestock.

Tanzania: Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc in Dar, Zanzibar

Wed, 2019-05-08 17:59
[Citizen] Dar/Unguja -Ongoing rains wreaked havoc in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar yesterday, sending the city's transport system to a standstill as some roads became impassable for up to six hours.

Africa: Green Climate Fund Must Take Risks in Warming Fight, Says New Head

Wed, 2019-05-08 17:04
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -The Green Climate Fund (GCF), set up by U.N. climate talks in 2010, began approving projects in 2015 to help poorer nations develop cleanly and cope with wilder weather and rising seas

Zimbabwe: Use Water Sparingly, Wheat Farmers Urged

Wed, 2019-05-08 17:01
[The Herald] Farmers engaging in winter crop production have been urged to use water from Zimbabwe's dams efficiently and adopt water conserving irrigation systems.

Africa: Cut Emissions and Poverty, Not Trees, By Letting Locals Manage Forests

Wed, 2019-05-08 16:57
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Giving local communities the responsibility to manage forests - which are shrinking worldwide - could help ease poverty and deforestation, scientists said on Monday in what they described as one of the largest studies of its kind.

Africa: Children May Be Their Parents' Best Climate-Change Teachers, Scientists Find

Wed, 2019-05-08 16:55
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Teenagers in the U.S. coastal state of North Carolina who were schooled in the basics of man-made climate change saw their parents grow more concerned about the issue, scientists said on Monday in the first study of its kind.

Zimbabwe: Events Evolution Pledges More to Idai Survivors

Wed, 2019-05-08 16:54
[The Herald] When many seem to have forgotten about the disaster that hit Zimbabwe a couple of months ago, arts and events company, Events Evolution soldiers on in assisting victims of Cyclone Idai, and engaging various stakeholders for support and aid.

Africa: What You Need to Know About the Threats to Life on Our Planet

Wed, 2019-05-08 16:46
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Humans are putting the survival of a million species on the line.

Zimbabwe: Deafening Silence On Disability, Cyclone Idai

Wed, 2019-05-08 16:19
[The Herald] The rapid and comprehensive response by the national and international community to the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai is a true sign of the spirit of "Ubuntu" among the people of Zimbabwe and the world. However, amid the relief efforts, there has been little action on a critical issue -- disability.

Kenya: Lucky Escape as Residents Wake Up to Sunken Car Park After Rains

Wed, 2019-05-08 15:17
[Nairobi News] Residents of an apartment block in Ruaka woke up to the shock of their lives on Wednesday after a section of the car park sunk following night rains.