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Nigeria: MACCI Charges Minister On Implementation of Climate Change Plan of Action

Thu, 2019-09-12 10:32
[This Day] As part of efforts to mitigate the hazards associated with climate change, the Media Advocacy on Climate Change Initiative (MACCI) has set a performance agenda for the recently sworn in Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood.

Namibia: Over 30 000 Drought-Related Cattle Deaths Recorded in Seven Months

Wed, 2019-09-11 18:56
[New Era] As fodder and pasture continue to decline and the dry season soldiers on, over 30 000 drought-related cattle deaths were recorded in Namibia between October 2018 and April 2019 -- the normal rainfall season.

Africa: 'Panic Like Your House Is On Fire' - Why We Should Support the Global Climate Strike On 20 September

Wed, 2019-09-11 16:26
[Daily Maverick] Barely 17% of South Africans are 'climate change literate' - meaning they know what climate change is, understand its negative effects on long-term weather patterns and that it is caused by human activity. A full 59% either haven't heard of climate change or know nothing about it.

Southern Africa: Climate Fight Has Faith On Its Side

Wed, 2019-09-11 16:23
[Daily Maverick] Spring Day, 1 September, saw the Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute start a new wave of activism centred on the Season of Creation, a worldwide movement aimed at sanctifying and protecting the environment and its inhabitants.

Africa: 'Business As Usual' Could Lead to Catastrophic Global Sea-Level Rise, Says New Study

Wed, 2019-09-11 15:58
[UNEP] As hurricane season bears down on many people and communities this month, one of the key factors linked to increasing severity of a storm's impacts - sea level rise - sees new predictions emerge for "worst-case scenarios".

Nigeria: NEMA Distributes Relief Materials to 2,500 Daura Flood Victims

Wed, 2019-09-11 13:51
[Premium Times] At least 2,200 flood victims in Daura Local Government Area of Katsina State have received relief materials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as part of its effort to provide temporary relief to the victims.

Zimbabwe: Idai Worst Weather Disaster in Over 100 Years

Wed, 2019-09-11 10:40
[The Herald] Cyclone Idai, the tropical storm that killed hundreds of people, destroyed crops and livestock and battered eastern and central parts of the country early this year, is the worst weather-related disaster in more than hundred years in Zimbabwe.

Kenya: Kakamega Road Becomes Impassable as Rains Set in

Wed, 2019-09-11 10:16
[Nation] Heavy rains have damaged sections of the Lurambi-Ingotse-Navakholo-Musikoma road in Kakamega County, disrupting transport services for the last two weeks.

Kenya: Disruptions Expected as Heavy Rains Pound Coast Region

Wed, 2019-09-11 10:16
[Nation] More disruptions are expected in Mombasa as rains continue pounding the coastal town.

Namibia: Food Security Weakening Amid Drought - Report

Tue, 2019-09-10 12:27
[Namibia Economist] In many cases, the livelihood of people in the rural areas has been affected severely by the ongoing drought, including restricted access to safe and nutritious food, a new report on food security shows.

South Africa: Change Climate Change and Give Us, the Youth, a Future

Tue, 2019-09-10 11:48
[Daily Maverick] As a young person, I believe that all the negotiations regarding climate change should include those who will be most affected by climate change. We have the biggest incentive to stop climate change: that is our need to have a future, to preserve the human race.

Southern Africa: Putting Deniers On Ice - Inside the Mind of a Climate Geek - Part Two

Tue, 2019-09-10 11:42
[Daily Maverick] Citing big trends that range from worldwide patterns of wildfires to simplifying complex systems, Stellenbosch University biodiversity and global change science expert Professor Guy Midgley explains why we're all 'guinea pigs in a dangerous experiment'.

South Africa: The Climate Crisis Is Everybody's Business

Tue, 2019-09-10 11:41
[Daily Maverick] If the people of planet Earth, including the inhabitants of SA, see fit to rise to the call of Greta Thunberg and young people across the world, the global #ClimateStrike planned for 20 September 2019 will make history. The strike's focus is the UN Climate Action Summit taking place in New York from 21-23 September. A global strike is a world first, its demands are simple: that governments and the private sector act NOW to drastically reduce carbon emissions.

Africa: Global Leaders Call for Urgent Action On Climate Adaptation

Tue, 2019-09-10 11:17
[Oxfam] Following the publication of a major new report by the Global Commission on Adaptation today, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam and a member of the Commission said:

Kenya: Prolonged Drought in Mandera Threatens Livestock as Deaths Reported

Tue, 2019-09-10 11:09
[Nation] At least 2,000 livestock have died in Mandera as the biting drought continues to ravage the semi-arid county.

Mozambique: After 2 Deadly Cyclones, Country Needs More Than Just Rebuilding

Tue, 2019-09-10 09:46
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Tanzania: 'We Are Keen On Climate Change'

Mon, 2019-09-09 15:36
[Daily News] STATE Minister in the Vice President's Office for Environment and Union Affairs, Mr George Simbachawene, says the government is committed to the implementation of the National Climate Change Strategy and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13.

Somalia: AMISOM Helps Families Affected By Drought in Dhobley

Mon, 2019-09-09 15:10
[Shabelle] Female soldiers serving in the Kenyan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have launched an initiative to support families affected by drought in southern Somalia.

Somalia: Families Affected By Drought in Southern Somalia.

Mon, 2019-09-09 14:19
[Dalsan Radio] Female soldiers serving in the Kenyan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have launched an initiative to support families affected by drought in southern Somalia.

South Africa: Western Cape to Sweat It Out Amid High Weekend Temperatures, but Inland Provinces Feel the Chill

Mon, 2019-09-09 13:27
[News24Wire] Surprise, Western Cape, it's summertime - even if it's only for the weekend.