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Africa: Covid-19 Has Aggravated Africa's Vulnerability to Climate Change - President Kenyatta

Wed, 2021-04-07 15:38
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the impact of climate change on African economies noting that the continent's GDP had, for the first time in 25 years, dropped by over three percent in 2020.

Kenya: Benefits of Clearing Mathenge

Wed, 2021-04-07 15:28
[Nation] Clearing of Prosopis juliflora, commonly known as mathenge, in Baringo County, may yield bigger livelihood benefits than the current economic benefit of burning the wood for charcoal, according to scientists.

Liberia: Mines & Energy Wants Accelerated Collaboration in Combating Climate Change

Wed, 2021-04-07 13:25
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Ministry of Mines and Energy, is calling for accelerated global collaboration in combating climate change, and reducing greenhouse gas emission (GHG) below two percent Celsius.

Zimbabwe: Zim Sets Climate Change Target

Wed, 2021-04-07 11:48
[The Herald] Senior Reporter

Africa: President El-Sisi Participates in Virtual Leaders' Dialogue On the Africa Covid-Climate Emergency

Wed, 2021-04-07 11:39
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi participated today via video conference in the high-level meeting organized by the African Development Bank (AFDB) in cooperation with the Global Center on Adaptation under the title "Leaders' Dialogue on the Africa Covid-Climate Emergency".

Nigeria: 1 Million Trees Planted to Combat Desertification

Wed, 2021-04-07 11:07
[Daily Trust] Malam Ibrahim Jegudu, Director Forestry in the Kebbi State Ministry of Environment, on Monday, said the state government has planted one million tree seedlings to combat desertification across the state.

Tunisia: Minister of Women Calls for Mainstreaming Gender in Climate Change

Wed, 2021-04-07 10:50
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Minister of Women, Family and Elderly Affairs Imen Zahouani Houimel, on Tuesday, called for mainstreaming gender in climate change mitigation programmes and developing the green economy.

Nigeria: Nimet 3-Day Forecast - Expect Sunshine, Thunderstorms

Wed, 2021-04-07 10:49
[Vanguard] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine and thunderstorms from Wednesday to Friday across the country.

Africa: Renewable Energy Access is Key to Climate Adaptation - UN Chief

Wed, 2021-04-07 10:27
[UN News] Support for climate adaptation in Africa is crucial, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in appealing for greater action to provide renewable energy to hundreds of millions who still lack access to reliable and affordable electricity.

Nigeria: Govt Blames Climate Change for Insurgency, Armed Conflict in Nigeria, Others

Wed, 2021-04-07 09:37
[Leadership] Abuja -- The federal government has said that climate change has contributed to rising insurgency and armed conflict, which are ravaging Nigeria and the rest of the African continent, with resultant displacement of persons and livelihoods.

Kenya: Houses, Streets Submerged in Lamu as Indian Ocean Experiences Unusual Tides

Wed, 2021-04-07 08:41
[Nation] "This is normal to us. Yes, it is uncomfortable but that doesn't bother us in any way. We know the situation will normalise in a matter of days."

Kenya: More Than 1.4 Million People Face Acute Starvation in Kenya

Tue, 2021-04-06 15:26
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna Thursday said more than 1.4 million Kenyans are facing hunger and starvation, and potentially face acute food insecurity.

Sudan: Unlocking Sudan's Vast Potential of Solar Energy

Tue, 2021-04-06 11:41
[SudaNow] Khartoum -- Sudan was one of the first nations to understand the importance of renewable energy.

Kenya: Flash Floods Cut Off Hola-Garissa Road Leaving Commuters Stranded

Tue, 2021-04-06 10:59
[Nation] Commuters along the Hola-Garissa highway have been left stranded following heavy rains that have rendered parts of the Garissa-Hola road impassable.

Africa: New WHO-IUCN Expert Working Group On Biodiversity, Climate, One Health and Nature-Based Solutions

Tue, 2021-04-06 09:22
[WHO] Leading experts engaged in the science-policy interface of public health, biodiversity, and climate change will collaborate in an innovative initiative led by the WHO and IUCN to help guide decision makers toward a healthier, greener and more sustainable future as they navigate the challenges of the post-COVID-19 era.

Kenya: Urgent Cry for Help as Thousands Go Hungry

Tue, 2021-04-06 08:21
[Nation] Marsabit and Mandera counties are staring at imminent famine amid a ravaging drought.

Ethiopia: More Than Two Million in Somali Region Hit By Drought

Mon, 2021-04-05 19:32
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Some 2.1 million people across 74 Woredas in Somali Region require humanitarian assistance as a result of drought, according to the Regional Disaster Risk Management Bureau (DRMB), the UNOCHA said.

Zimbabwe: Rainfall Levels Decrease As Season Nears End

Mon, 2021-04-05 16:11
[The Herald] Rainfall amounts have decreased significantly over the past month with slight chances of measurable showers to be received in some parts of the country in the coming weeks, the Meteorological Services Department said in an update.

Zimbabwe: Good Rains Boost Prospects for Tobacco

Mon, 2021-04-05 16:11
[The Herald] More tobacco is likely to be put under irrigation this year after the country received good rains in the just ended season, according to the Zimbabwe Tobacco Association (ZTA).

Southern Africa: Lack of Resources Stifles Reporting of Natural Disasters in SADC Region

Mon, 2021-04-05 16:10
[The Herald] News organisations within the SADC region still suffer from lack of resources, skills and training when it comes to reporting natural disasters that have afflicted southern Africa in recent years.

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