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Zimbabwe: Saved in the Nick of Time From Cyclone Chalane

Wed, 2021-01-06 18:13
[263Chat] As it did other locations, Cyclone Idai left a trail of destruction as it passed through Chikwaka Village in Chimanimani District. Now, less than two years later, Cyclone Chalane threatened to cause more damage to the some of the homes and property that were yet to be repaired.

Africa: What Does "Wild and Pristine" Really Mean?

Wed, 2021-01-06 12:45
[Ensia] Wherever in the world you go looking for "wild and pristine spaces," you encounter evidence of humanity

Namibia: Dams Get Early Boost

Tue, 2021-01-05 17:21
[Namibian] RAINS that fell in southern Namibia have boosted the levels of the country's three largest dams.

Africa: Satellite Alerts Seen Helping Fight Deforestation in Africa

Tue, 2021-01-05 13:50
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Near real-time data pinpointing tree losses is helping African countries tackle deforestation, finds study

Mozambique: Cyclone Chalane Raced Through, Doing Limited Harm

Mon, 2021-01-04 14:18
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Cyclone Chalane passed across Mozambique in just one day, 30 December, making landfall in Muanza, north of Beira, passing over Chimoio, and on to Zimbabwe. The storm killed seven people and affected 5,400 families. Winds were 90-100 km per hour and there was heavy rain, but Chalane did not stay long enough to cause flooding, which slower moving cyclones often do. Some electricity lines and poles were blow down.

Africa: The Long Shadow of Colonial Forestry Is a Threat to Savannas and Grasslands

Mon, 2021-01-04 11:45
[The Conversation Africa] Tree planting to restore forests, capture carbon and improve the land has gained strong momentum in recent years. The Bonn Challenge and its offshoots such as AFR100, initiatives focused on forest restoration, have persuaded developing countries to commit millions of hectares of land to these projects. Funding for AFR100 has been secured from international donors with more than a billion US dollars pledged over the next 10 years.

Zimbabwe: Govt Secures Insurance Against Extreme Weather Risk

Mon, 2021-01-04 07:47
[The Herald] Germany's state development bank KfW and the World Food Programme (WFP) have committed to contribute US$2 million each, to African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited (ARC) to support premium financing of insurance against risks caused by extreme weather events in Zimbabwe, Treasury has said.

Tunisia: African Youth Climate Hub Launches Incubation Programme for Green Start-Ups

Fri, 2021-01-01 23:05
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The African Youth Climate Hub (AYCH) has launched a call for applications to train climate entrepreneurs in Africa as part of its Climate Start-up Incubation Programme promoting sustainable development.

Malawi: Country Ready to Respond to Looming Cyclone Chalane, Disasters - Dodma

Thu, 2020-12-31 16:43
[Nyasa Times] Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) on Wednesday announced measures to deal with the impending Tropical Cyclone Chalane which is already in the Country.

Kenya: Floods Everywhere but No Rains in Makueni Villages

Thu, 2020-12-31 15:59
[Nation] It was not the first time for Makueni residents to wake up to a bizarre incident. Their villages were flooded despite lack of rain.

Ethiopia: The Private Sector Participation to Build Climate Resilient Green Economy

Thu, 2020-12-31 15:24
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is continuously implementing a number of measures to counter the impacts of climate change. Ethiopian government's Climate-Resilient and Green Economy (CRGE) vision and strategy aims at building middle-income economy by 2025 is an exemplary action to build resilience against the impacts of climate change.

Kenya: Learners' Fate Uncertain With Flooded Schools in Nyando Unlikely to Reopen

Thu, 2020-12-31 14:47
[Nation] Several schools in Nyando, Kisumu County, might not reopen next week due to extensive damages to their classrooms and other learning facilities caused by floods.

Namibia: Heavy Rains Expected Into the New Year

Thu, 2020-12-31 14:07
[Namibian] The Namibia Meteorological Service is warning Namibians to brace themselves for widespread and heavy rainstorms of more than 50 millimetres over the northern, central and eastern areas of the country from 31 December until 2 January.

Zimbabwe: Chalane Update - Heavy Rains, Strong Winds Expected in the Next Six Hours

Thu, 2020-12-31 13:12
[The Herald] The Meteorological Services Department has advised that the Tropical Depression Chalane which made landfall north of Beira in early hours of today and started moving westward towards Zimbabwe, has reduced strength but heavy rains and strong winds are expected in some parts of Manicaland and Mashonaland East.

Africa: Fragile Cities Are Being Inundated With People Fleeing the Impacts of Climate Change. How Can They Cope?

Thu, 2020-12-31 11:23
[Ensia] Multi-stakeholder partnerships show promise for helping overwhelmed communities deal with an influx of climate migrants from rural areas.

Mozambique: Cyclone Chalane Likely to Affect 1.2 Million Mozambicans

Wed, 2020-12-30 19:26
[AIM] Maputo -- At least 1.2 million people in the central Mozambican provinces of Sofala and Manica are likely to be affected by tropical cyclone Chalane, which since the early hours of Wednesday has been battering the city of Beira, causing strong winds and heavy downpours.

Mozambique: Chalane Reaches Central Mozambique

Wed, 2020-12-30 19:26
[AIM] Maputo -- Cyclone Chalane made landfall on the central Mozambican coast, just north of the city of Beira, early on Wednesday morning.

Eritrea: Commendable Effort to Control Desert Locust Invasion

Wed, 2020-12-30 15:29
[Shabait] Commendable pre preparation and integrated effort has been conducted to control the desert locust invasion that was observed in the Central region's sub-zones of Berik, Gala-Nefhi, Serejeka and Akria. The report was made at an assessment meeting conducted today, 29 December at Asmara Municipality Hall.

Mozambique: Red Cross Officially Activates Anticipatory Actions Ahead of Cyclone Chalane in Mozambique

Wed, 2020-12-30 15:22
[IFRC] Forecast-based Action is a new form of Red Cross readiness and preparedness actions. It is governed by an 'Early Action Protocol', consisting of a preparedness phase with the strategic prepositioning of materials that are tailored to reduce the impact of disasters, and a readiness phase consisting of a tranche of funding that is disbursed up to 72 hours prior to an impending disaster when a cyclone reaches a "trigger" level. In doing so it allows humanitarian actors who are on high alert to kick into actio

Mozambique: Cyclone Chalane Heads for Mozambican Coast

Wed, 2020-12-30 10:24
[AIM] Maputo -- Tropical cyclone Chalane was located about half way between Madagascar and Mozambique on Tuesday morning, generating winds of 45 knots (83 kilometres an hour).