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Nigeria: Nigeria Strengthens Capacity to Address Impact of Climate Change On Health.

Thu, 2020-02-20 08:30
[WHO] Mr Ayeo Olomiete, a health officer from Bayelsa State says "my community has been experiencing flood which always affects the entire area, displacing families and causing damage to health facilities almost every year. Before, we neither understood what the problem was, nor know what exact action to take."

Africa: Climate Disruption Threatens Health and Future of All Children, Commission Warns

Thu, 2020-02-20 07:26
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Children face multiple risks - from global warming to hunger to exploitative marketing - and no country is adequately dealing with these, says a U.N.-backed report

Namibia: Dam Levels Show Slight Improvement

Wed, 2020-02-19 17:35
[Namibian] The weekly dam level bulletin NamWater released on Monday shows that a number of dams across the country have recorded a slight increase in water levels over the last two weeks.

South Africa: Climate Change Threatens SA Socio-Economic Development - Environment Minister Creecy

Wed, 2020-02-19 15:18
[News24Wire] Climate change poses a "significant risk" to South Africa's socio-economic development, Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy said in the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address on Tuesday.

Mozambique: Insurgency Grows in Northern Mozambique

Wed, 2020-02-19 12:17
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Mine invasion, war, aid, media attacks, climate crisis

South Africa: Philippi Horticultural Area Judgment Hailed a Victory for Water Scarcity and the Climate Crisis

Wed, 2020-02-19 10:59
[Daily Maverick] The court battle in October 2019 saw a group of small-scale farmers from the Philippi Horticultural area take on the City, developers and government in a bid to protect the productive farming area from urban development and in turn, buffer Cape Town from the effects of the climate crisis.

Zimbabwe: Time the Country Starts Feeding Itself, Says Central Bank Boss Mangudya

Wed, 2020-02-19 10:56
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe needs to start feeding itself if it is to emerge from the current economic crisis, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor, John Mangudya has said.

Zimbabwe: Lightning Kills 5 Family Members

Wed, 2020-02-19 10:56
[The Herald] Five members of the Mangwendere family in the Muzvezve area of Sanyati District were killed by lightning on Monday after they sought shelter under a tree.

Zimbabwe: Imported Grain Starts Arriving

Wed, 2020-02-19 10:55
[The Herald] NEARLY 42 000 tonnes of drought relief maize is on the way from Maputo, Mozambique, to Zimbabwe. Four trains with 40 wagons each were dispatched from Maputo to Zimbabwe, while authorities in Mozambique were loading additional wagons.

Kenya: Kenya is Experiencing Strange Weather. What's Behind It?

Wed, 2020-02-19 09:01
[Nairobi News] Many parts of Kenya have been experiencing torrential rainfall for a couple of months now. This has resulted in floods and landslides.

Africa: What Does Climate Refugees Judgment Mean for the Continent?

Wed, 2020-02-19 08:15
[ISS] On 20 January the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled that returning people to countries where their lives could be threatened by climate change may violate their human rights and be unlawful. This is a landmark ruling because it's the first time the committee has recognised that climate refugees exist. It opens the door to refugee protection for those whose lives are threatened by climate change.

South Africa: KZN Disaster Teams On High Alert Ahead of Heavy Rains

Tue, 2020-02-18 16:54
[News24Wire] Disaster management teams in KwaZulu-Natal have been placed on standby as heavy rains are expected in the eThekwini Metro and other parts of the province.

Africa: Trees Are Life

Tue, 2020-02-18 16:43
[UNEP] Big, small, flourishing or stumbling, tree nurseries in Africa come in all shapes and forms, and with varying quality. Some are owned by governments, others by non-profit groups, others still by individual farmers.

Namibia: 12,000 Receive Food Relief Assistance in Oshana

Tue, 2020-02-18 16:37
[Namibia Economist] The U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson and Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila joined the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Oshana Region this week to deliver more than 85 tons of maize meal, beans, and vegetable oil to more than 12,000 vulnerable people that are affected by the drought.

Zimbabwe: Lightning Kills 5 in Muzvezve

Tue, 2020-02-18 16:29
[The Herald] Kariba -Five family members were struck to death by lightning in the Muzvezve area of Sanyati district.

South Africa: Young People Lead the Way in Delivering Plastic Alternatives

Tue, 2020-02-18 14:51
[Daily Maverick] Greta Thunberg's generation is making the most noise about the environment right now. But they are frustrated that they seem powerless to implement the changes they'd like to see. Most of the world's politicians are old, male, ponderous and conflicted by their relationships with the fossil-fuel industry. But in the meantime, young people all over the world are adapting their lives and business ideas to be the change they want. South Africa is no exception. In the final article of the five-part series, Mave

Ghana: Ghana Draught Assoc. Inaugurated

Tue, 2020-02-18 14:19
[Ghanaian Times] The National Sports Authority (NSA) has inaugurated the Ghana Draught Association (GDA), the 44th sports association under the Authority.

South Africa: Heavy Rain, Thundershowers Hit Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Warns SA Weather Service

Tue, 2020-02-18 13:43
[News24Wire] The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned of heavy rain to hit the eastern parts of South Africa on Tuesday.

Ghana: Why Poor Urban Planning not Sanitation Cause of Accra's Flooding

Tue, 2020-02-18 12:39
[Ghanaian Times] The rains have become a living fabric of Accra's urbanization challenges. The heavy downpours wash Accra's streets clean leaving behind only plant debris. The water makes its way into an already overloaded drainage system only to be gurgled back out.

Angola: Inamet Foresees Heavy Rain in Several Provinces

Mon, 2020-02-17 16:31
[ANGOP] Luanda -The National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (INAMET) foresees, until 6 pm on Sunday, for the northern region of the country, the occurrence of showers or moderate to heavy rain, sometimes accompanied by thunderstorms in some municipalities in the provinces of Zaire, Cabinda, Lunda Sul, Lunda Norte, Malanje and Uíge.