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South Africa: SA Has Enough Water to See It Through Dry Winter

Fri, 2019-07-05 17:24
[] South Africa has enough water to see the country through the dry winter but the sustainability of the water may be compromised if consumers are negligent.

Uganda: Make Innovations to Address Climate Change Effects - Government

Fri, 2019-07-05 15:45
[Monitor] Kampala -Government has urged Ugandans to take up innovations aimed at addressing the effects of weather changes if the growth path of the economy is to be sustained.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai Effects Increase Malaria Cases in Manicaland

Fri, 2019-07-05 15:11
[New Zimbabwe] Mutare -Cyclone Idai which devastated Chimanimani and Chipinge districts leaving hundreds dead and more missing in March this year, has increased cases of malaria in Manicaland province, a health top official has said.

Namibia: U.S.$4,2 Million Added to Drought Relief Aid

Fri, 2019-07-05 11:10
[Namibian] The latest donation by the NPTH is a response to the government's pleas, with the aim of assisting in the effective implementation of the government-led drought relief programme.

Namibia: Drought Donations Continue to Roll in

Fri, 2019-07-05 10:33
[Namibian] NAMIBIA Post and Telecommunications Holding (NPTH) has, on Thursday morning, donated N$60 million for drought relief at the ministry of information in Windhoek.

Uganda: Museveni Opens Camps for Landslide Victims

Fri, 2019-07-05 09:47
[Monitor] Bulambuli -President Museveni has commissioned four roads in Mbale Municipality that were constructed under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development (USIMD) programme.

South Africa: Snow Flurry On Eastern Cape Road

Thu, 2019-07-04 17:53
[News24Wire] South Africans across the country are grabbing their warmest jackets and beanies after a recent cold snap hit large parts of the country.

Malawi: U.S.$384 Million Estimated for Disaster Recovery

Thu, 2019-07-04 15:17
[Nyasa Times] An assessment conducted on the 2019 Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) floods has estimated K 290 billion as the amount needed for recovery and reconstruction of damaged goods and property.

Zimbabwe: Govt to Revive Food for Work Programme to Alleviate Drought Effects

Thu, 2019-07-04 14:07
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe government will re-introduce a food for work program to help vulnerable families which have been affected by the El Nino induced drought during the 2018/19 agricultural season, a top official has said.

Angola: MPLA Parliamentary Group Assesses Drought in Huíla

Thu, 2019-07-04 10:26
[ANGOP] Lubango -A delegation from the MPLA parliamentary group is assessing on Wednesday the consequences of the drought in the municipalities of Gambos and Chibia, province of Huíla.

Nigeria: Flood Destroys Abuja Houses, Renders Many Homeless

Thu, 2019-07-04 08:17
[Premium Times] Barely three weeks after a downpour led to the death of a teenager, Tuesday Bala, at Efab Estate, Lokogoma, a flash flood has rendered at least seven families homeless while several other properties have been destroyed in the area.

South Africa: Weather Hoax - Rest Easy Cape Town, There's No 'Hurricane-Type Storm' Heading Your Way

Wed, 2019-07-03 12:39
[News24Wire] Worry not Cape Town residents, a message making the rounds on social media saying that a hurricane-type storm is heading for the city is nothing but a hoax.

Africa: Over 820 Million People Undernourished Globally

Tue, 2019-07-02 13:44
[New Era] Windhoek -Global statistics show that the number of hungry people in the world continues to be high with 821 million people undernourished, and 113 million people experiencing acute hunger and requiring urgent emergency assistance.

South Africa: Winter Has Come - Gale Force Winds to Lash Cape, Gauteng Shivers

Tue, 2019-07-02 13:23
[News24Wire] The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned that gale force winds will lash the Western Cape as a cold front makes landfall on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe: More Help for Cyclone Idai Victims

Tue, 2019-07-02 12:05
[New Zimbabwe] Some 1 700 families in south-eastern Manicaland affected by the devastating tropical storm that left over 400 people dead and tens of thousands displaced will benefit from a fresh donation of US$600 000 made by the US government.

Africa: Rising Heat Stress Could Cost 80 Million Jobs By 2030 - UN

Tue, 2019-07-02 09:25
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Rising heat due to climate change could lead to the loss of 80 million jobs by 2030, with poor countries worst hit, the United Nations said on Monday, as Europe sweltered in record temperatures.

South Africa: Snow Falls in the Eastern Cape As Winter Bite Spreads to 3 Provinces

Mon, 2019-07-01 17:37
[News24Wire] Snow is falling in the Drakensberg as the temperature dips and becomes single digits in three provinces - the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Free State.

South Africa: Residents Burn Rubbish Because It Doesn't Get Collected

Mon, 2019-07-01 17:35
[GroundUp] "It's like they forgot about us," says resident in East London informal settlement

Africa: Looking to the Land in the Climate Change Race

Mon, 2019-07-01 17:02
[IPS] United Nations -The international community still has a long way to go to chart a new, sustainable course for humanity. But the upcoming climate change meetings provide a renewed opportunity to tackle climate change head on.

Africa: How Did Elephants Evolve Such a Large Brain? Climate Change Is Part of the Answer

Mon, 2019-07-01 15:58
[The Conversation Africa] Julien Benoit, University of the Witwatersrand and Paul Manger, University of the Witwatersrand