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Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai Rescue Mission Makes Progress

Fri, 2019-03-22 12:01
[The Herald] THE Cyclone Idai rescue mission has made significant progress in clearing some of the blocked roads to pave way for easy distribution of relief aid to affected families.

Zimbabwe: Idai - Two Days of Mourning Declared

Fri, 2019-03-22 12:00
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has declared Saturday and Sunday national mourning days in honour of those who perished owing to Cyclone Idai that left a trail of destruction in Chimanimani and Chipinge last week.

Zimbabwe: China Offers to Rebuild Cyclone Ravaged Areas

Fri, 2019-03-22 12:00
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Namibia: Govt to Support Farmers Hard-Hit By Drought

Fri, 2019-03-22 11:57
[Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob said the government will assist farmers in areas hard-hit by the drought.

Mozambique: Rescuers Describe Devastation, Desperation in Cyclone-Ravaged Beira

Fri, 2019-03-22 11:47
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] There are 36,000 people in 96 accommodation centres and about 40,000 people have been rescued, Rita Almeida, press spokesperson of the government disasters agency, said this morning. But no one really knows the full scale of the disaster.

Malawi: Journalists Court Black Missionaries for Disaster Fundraiser

Fri, 2019-03-22 10:50
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Blantyre Press Club (BPC) will Friday host a music show that will feature renowned reggae group the Black Missionaries aimed at raising funds for disaster victims.

Malawi: District Commissioner Impressed With Relief Food Distribution

Fri, 2019-03-22 10:49
[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -The distribution of relief food to people affected by the recent disaster in Mangochi is progressing well despite some challenges, District Commissioner (DC) Reverend Moses Chimphepo says.

Nigeria: At Africa Climate Week, CSOs, Farmers Seek Stronger Emphasis On Climate Change Adaptation

Fri, 2019-03-22 10:40
[Premium Times] More than 40 civil society organisations across Africa Thursday unanimously agreed that the region's governments need to pay urgent attention to climate change issues.

Southern Africa: Hundreds Dead and Missing As Storm Takes Its Toll in Zimbabwe's Eastern Districts

Fri, 2019-03-22 10:27
[Daily Maverick] In the Tanganda River, Chipinge and Chimanimani districts of Zimbabwe, floods wiped away bridges, homes and human lives.

Kenya: Kenyan Climate Change Activist Gets Global Recognition

Fri, 2019-03-22 09:33
[Nation] A climate change activist who pushed for the enactment of a law that mainstreams mitigation of global warming in Kenya's development plans has been named among the world's 100 most influential people.

Southern Africa: Why Kenyans Are Mad With Kenyatta for Empathising With Cyclone Victims

Fri, 2019-03-22 08:28
[Nairobi News] Kenyans on Twitter are extremely angry with President Uhuru Kenyatta for sending a message of condolences to the victims of the Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa.

Mozambique: The City Has Been Destroyed - Beira's Mayor

Fri, 2019-03-22 07:59
[Deutsche Welle] The Mozambique city of Beira has been isolated since the arrival of Cyclone Idai last week. As telecommunications connections are slowly being restored, DW has spoken with the city's mayor, Daviz Simango.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Disrupts Wheat Transportation From Beira

Thu, 2019-03-21 15:37
[New Zimbabwe] Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairman, Tafadzwa Musarara says the recent Cyclone Idai which battered parts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe's eastern region has disrupted the transporation of wheat from the Mozambican port city of Beira.

Somalia: USAID Raises Alarm Over Severe Drought

Thu, 2019-03-21 15:34
[Dalsan Radio] The United States Development Agency USAID has raised an alarm over an impending severe drought in Somalia.

Mozambique: Rescue Teams Race to Save Hundreds Trapped By Cyclone

Thu, 2019-03-21 14:23
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Beira /Mozambique -Aid workers rushed to save people trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.

Africa: Biggest Global Climate Mobilisation Should Inspire Grown-Ups

Thu, 2019-03-21 14:15
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Africa: Water for All - World Water Day 2019

Thu, 2019-03-21 14:09
[IPS] Rome -Water is a precondition for human existence, and for the sustainability of our planet. It is entwined with almost everything human, from climate change and global economy to gender issues and human rights.

Nigeria: Farmland Clearing, Livestock Production, Others Aggravate Climate Change

Thu, 2019-03-21 12:07
[Guardian] Scientists have categorically proven that the drive to produce more food to meet the growing world demand is a major factor contributing to a warmer atmosphere around the globe.

Somalia: Poor Rains, Persisting Drought Deepens Crisis

Thu, 2019-03-21 11:36
[Shabelle] Sporadic, below average rains and persistent drought since 2016 sees an estimated 1.7 million people in critical need of humanitarian assistance in Somaliland, a figure ballooning by hundreds of thousands in recent months.

Ghana: "Ghana Committed to Combating Climate Change" - President Akufo-Addo

Thu, 2019-03-21 11:23
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says measures to deal with the phenomenon of climate change are contained in his Government's Co-ordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies.