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Malawi: Journalists Urged to Invest More in Climate Change Reporting

Tue, 2020-10-20 15:25
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -- Journalist from English speaking African countries have been urged to invest more in climate change reporting to bridge the communication gap between experts and information users.

Botswana: Locust Outbreak National Disaster

Tue, 2020-10-20 11:34
[Botswana Daily News] Kasane -- Assistant Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security, Ms Beauty Manake, has urged government departments and stakeholders to work together to control locust outbreak.

Kenya: Future Floods Victims to Be Caned Before Rescue, Warns Governor Godhana

Tue, 2020-10-20 09:12
[Nation] Victims of floods living in wetlands within Tana River County will get a thorough beating before they are rescued in future calamities, Tana River Governor Dhadho Godhana has warned.

Nigeria: Assessing the Impact of Flooding in Delta Community

Mon, 2020-10-19 17:34
[This Day] Chiemelie Ezeobi writes that as the River Niger gradually overflowed its banks, it submerged farmlands and homes in over 50 communities in Ndokwa East Local Government Area in Delta State, thus sacking residents and farmers from their homes and farms, respectively

Zimbabwe: Solar-Powered Irrigation Schemes Transform Lives in Dry Region

Mon, 2020-10-19 17:28
[Zimbabwe Standard] Dropping out of school at a tender age has not extinguished Rosemary Nkala's dream to send her children to school and one day buy a car.

Namibia: Climate Change Strategies for Rural Communities Take Tentative First Steps

Mon, 2020-10-19 17:12
[Namibia Economist] Ecosystem  based adaptation strategies for rural communities in the face of climate, started last week with an inception workshop organised in Otjiwarongo by the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF).

Sudan: Flood Victims Need Urgent Aid

Mon, 2020-10-19 16:29
[Radio Dabanga] Zalingei -- The Darfur Displaced and Refugees General Coordination urges international humanitarian organisations to support the displaced who lost their homes and belongings in the heavy rains and floods of the past two months.

Zimbabwe: 'Build Better Infrastructure in Cyclone Idai Affected Areas'

Mon, 2020-10-19 11:48
[The Herald] DEVELOPMENT partners must build-back better modern infrastructure that speaks to present day Zimbabwe when they intervene to assist in areas affected by Cyclone Idai, Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba has said.

Sudan: Red Cross and Red Crescent Warns of Flood Consequences

Mon, 2020-10-19 10:36
[SNA] Khartoum -- The Secretary General of the Geneva-based the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has described the situation in the floods and torrential rains hi Sudan as "terrible", adding that the appeal launched for emergency aid does not find the response it deserves.

Somalia: Somalia Humanitarian Fund Allocates U.S.$9.26 Million for Floods Response

Mon, 2020-10-19 10:29
[Dalsan Radio] The Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) has released US$9.26 million to scale up priority life-saving assistance to nearly 300,000 people affected by floods in Somalia. These critical funds, part of the SHF 2020 Reserve Allocation, will support national and international non-governmental partners operating in Banadir, Hiraan, Lower Juba, Middle Shabelle and Lower Shabelle regions through integrated and Cluster-specific interventions.

Kenya: Whatsapp Group Building Sh1.8 Million House for Sukuma Bin Ongaro

Mon, 2020-10-19 09:14
[Nation] When floods wreaked havoc in parts of Kakamega County, in March this year, legendary benga artiste Wilson Omutere was among thousands of families which were displaced from their homes by the torrential rains.

Africa: Why We Need Trees to End to Poverty - Landmark Report

Mon, 2020-10-19 08:53
[IPS] New York -- With extreme poverty (living on $1.90 a day) projected to rise for the first time in over 20 years, a new study has concluded that global poverty eradication efforts could be futile in the absence of forests and trees.

Africa: Celebrating African Youth Turning the Tide On Plastic Pollution

Fri, 2020-10-16 19:00
[UNEP] Nairobi -- More than 400 young Africans were today honoured for their leadership in addressing plastic pollution in their communities as part of the Tide Turners Plastic Challenge. At a high-level event, political leaders, senior UN officials and Grammy-nominated Ghanaian musician Rocky Dawuni lauded the leadership shown by young people in global efforts to fight plastic pollution.

South Africa: From 'Unbearable to Unliveable' - the Case for 'Radical Decarbonisation'

Fri, 2020-10-16 16:46
[Daily Maverick] Mercury level likely to rise by between 6°C and 8°C in South Africa, say experts in response to new Daily Maverick climate report

Tanzania: State Issues Disease Alert As Rains Continue Pounding

Fri, 2020-10-16 16:27
[Daily News] THE government has issued a nationwide health alert after a heavy downpour hit most parts of the country this week, with flooding being reported in the country's commercial capital of Dar es Salaam.

Malawi: Chikwawa Cyclone Idai Victims to Get Relief

Fri, 2020-10-16 11:11
[Nyasa Times] Palliative Care Association of Malawi has handed over funds amounting to K6 million to Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM) under Chikwawa diocese to support households that were hit by the 2019 Cyclone Idai.

Gambia: Stakeholders Validate Studies On Climate Resilience

Fri, 2020-10-16 10:57
[The Point] Stakeholders from the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources (MECCNAR) alongside other sectors recently validated four technical studies and a proposal for the pilot programme for climate resilience.

Tanzania: Heavy Rains Kill 12 in Dar

Fri, 2020-10-16 10:33
[Daily News] TWELVE people have died because of sudden torrential downpour and flooding in different parts of Dar es Salaam region, Police have confirmed.

Rwanda: Possible Nyiragongo Eruption Pauses Limited Risk to Rwanda

Fri, 2020-10-16 10:25
[New Times] A recent revelation by scientists showed that there is a high possibility that Nyiragongo volcano, situated in the Virunga Massif between the Democratic of Congo and Rwanda, could erupt in the near future.

Kenya: Learners in Budalang'i Relocated as Flooded Schools Remain Closed

Fri, 2020-10-16 09:43
[Nation] About five schools in Busia County have remained inaccessible because of flooding.