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Zimbabwe: Millions More Zimbabweans Face Hunger Amid Covid-19 Menace - WFP

Fri, 2020-07-31 11:11
[New Zimbabwe] The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking more international donor support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans from plunging deeper into hunger.

Africa: A Study of Nearly 700 Studies Makes It Clear - Environmental Injustice Is Rampant Around the World

Fri, 2020-07-31 09:21
[Ensia] The coronavirus pandemic and resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement have many environmentalists paying attention to the inextricable links between marginalized peoples and environmental pollution.

Mauritius: Climate Change - Review of Nationally Determined Contributions of Mauritius

Thu, 2020-07-30 16:31
[Government of Mauritius] The launch of the review process of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of Mauritius will be effected soon through videoconference and will bring together all stakeholders and different segments of the society to promote an inclusive and participatory approach in that exercise. The country is moreover benefitting from the support of the French government to the tune of 200,000 euros and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the tune of USD 300,000 for the review.

Africa: Our Children Warned Us but We Didn't Listen

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:54
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The pandemic is a wake-up call to address climate change once and for all

Africa: Climate Finance Is Failing the Communities Most At Risk On a Warming Planet

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:53
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Wealthy nations have not kept promises to the poorest people, now being hammered hard by weather disasters

Africa: UN Chief Invites Young Climate Activists to Meet, Give Input

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:53
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The youth advisory group of seven is tasked with providing perspectives and ideas to help scale up climate action

Nigeria: Flood Submerges 15 Houses, Farmlands in Delta Community

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:09
[This Day] Warri -- No fewer than 15 houses and farmlands have been submerged by devastating flood in Abari, a riverine community in Patani Local Government area of Delta State.

Zimbabwe: WFP Urgently Seeks International Support To Prevent Millions Plunging Deeper Into Hunger

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:05
[WFP] With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for an additional US$250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at-risk.

Sudan: Sudan Among Youths' Advisory Group From (7) Countries in Field of Climate Change

Thu, 2020-07-30 11:46
[SNA] The Secretary-General of the United Nations announced on Monday 27 July 2020 the formation of a youth advisory group consisting of seven persons from several countries including Sudan, Fiji, Moldova, the United States, France, Brazil, and India.

Uganda: Why Ntoroko Suffers the Worst of Both Dry, Wet Seasons

Wed, 2020-07-29 19:53
[Monitor] On May 10, Ms Jessica Kobugabe, 62, was seen erecting a temporary shelter under a tree shade in Kachwakumu Village, Kanara Sub-county, Ntoroko District.

South Africa: No Decisions About Our Energy Future Without Transparency, Says Groundwork

Wed, 2020-07-29 18:38
[groundWork] In its court proceedings, groundWork is asking the North Gauteng High Court to order the Minister and NERSA to provide reasons for various decisions related to the Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity, 2019 (IRP).

Tanzania: Villagers Experience Impact of Climate Change

Wed, 2020-07-29 11:49
[Daily News] IT is 15 years since Omar Mzee Juma, a resident of Mkokotoni, abandoned his home close to the beach and moved into higher land for his family's safety after witnessing floods and soil erosion caused by the rising sea.

Tanzania: Anti-Plastics Battle Still Remains a Challenge

Wed, 2020-07-29 09:43
[Daily News] DESPITE the success in the control of importation and use of plastic bags, disposable water bottles still litter the streets of Zanzibar.

Zimbabwe: Time to Acknowledge the Donkey's True Worth!

Tue, 2020-07-28 16:33
[The Herald] The boot is on the other foot for the donkey now! And truly speaking, the donkey's status has undergone an overnight transformation -- from that lowly-rated animal associated with poverty to the new broom on the communal farm where it is now valuable draught power, all thanks to droughts and diseases that have killed cattle.

Kenya: Pneumonia, Flu to Persist, Warns Met

Tue, 2020-07-28 16:10
[Nation] The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of likely persistence in cases of respiratory diseases such as asthma, pneumonia, flu and common colds in some regions.

Ethiopia: Greening Human Mind Serves to Greening the Environment

Tue, 2020-07-28 13:20
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has a thousand and above years' experience in planting seedlings of different plant species with whole nations living together.

Africa: Celebrities From the Catwalk, the Kitchen, and the Recording Studio Honor Global Warming Projects At 2020 Keeling Curve Prize Awards Ceremony

Tue, 2020-07-28 12:52
[PR Newswire] Aspen, Colorado -- Ten projects from around the world receive $25,000 each for reducing greenhouse gas emissions or promoting carbon uptake

Nigeria: Mother, 4 Children Killed in Abuja Flood

Tue, 2020-07-28 12:13
[Vanguard] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has expressed regrets over the death of a mother and her four children in Abuja on Saturday, after torrential rainfall in Gwagwalada area council that swept away some houses.

Ethiopia: Premier Stresses Creating More Jobs, Receives Electric Vehicle

Tue, 2020-07-28 11:54
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has set a direction to Investment and Jobs Creation National Committee to create far more jobs next Ethiopian year. The premier noted this yesterday while he met the Investment and Jobs Creation National Committee to evaluate the national jobs creation activities that were taken place over the past year and to set direction for the year ahead.

South Africa: The Corresponding Crises of Covid-19 and Climate Change - an Opportunity for Structural Changes

Tue, 2020-07-28 11:50
[Daily Maverick] The massive, urgent global response to the Covid-19 pandemic shows that it is possible to bring foresighted leadership to existential threats to humanity. The question is why, with such clear information on the threat available in science, the world has not shown similar urgency to the question of climate change.