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Nigeria: Climate Emergency, Vaccine Monopolies and Fiscal Blindness - Fighting Inequality As the Way Out

Tue, 2021-11-23 07:37
[Premium Times] It is time for our elites to realise that fighting inequality on all fronts - health, climate and tax - is our only way out. Otherwise, there is no salvation for humanity - and it is no longer a hyperbole.

Kenya: Families in Drought-Stricken Areas to Monthly Stipend, Not Food Aid

Mon, 2021-11-22 19:57
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The government will no longer distribute food to families in drought-stricken areas, but will instead provide them with Sh3,000 monthly stipend.

South Africa: "Siyanithuma, Now Do More!" Greenpeace Africa Tells SA Government

Mon, 2021-11-22 19:12
[Greenpeace] Today, Greenpeace Africa demanded more climate action from the South African government. Activists gathered in Gandhi Square to display a banner that read: "Government, All Eyes On You!" The organisation is calling for the South African government to use the recently approved just transition partnership, valued at R131 billion, to fast track the implementation of a just transition in South Africa.

Kenya: Women's Group Preserving the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Through Butterfly Farming

Mon, 2021-11-22 17:14
[This is Africa] The Bidii na Kazi women cooperative, a gender-responsive sustainable agriculture project is generating income for scores of women and their families living in the forest area of Kilifi. The women breed and sell several species of butterflies as part of numerous efforts to conserve the Arabuko-Sokoke forest, providing a sustainable alternative source of livelihood to wood logging that depletes forests.

Ghana: Flooding Between Nat'l Police Training School, Abeka Junction Ends

Mon, 2021-11-22 16:47
[Ghanaian Times] Commuters and drivers using the Accra-Nsawam Highway have heaved a sigh of relief, following the stoppage of flooding between the National Police Training School and Abeka Junction stretch at Tesano.

South Africa: SA's Climate-Finance Deal - Opportunity or Trap?

Mon, 2021-11-22 16:04
[New Frame] While it is imperative that this new energy deal be scrutinised, it should not be on Gwede Mantashe's or Floyd Shivambu's dishonest terms. Critique must be rooted in the agreement's merits alone.

South Africa: Young Gardeners Are Building a Fynbos Corridor Across the Cape Flats #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2021-11-22 15:47
[GroundUp] Greenpop's project aims to "bring Kirstenbosch" to schools

Africa: Interview - the Most Impactful Actions At COP26 Point to Progress On Climate Change #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2021-11-22 15:23
[UN News] Of the many agreements and initiatives announced at the 26th UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the UN Climate Communications Lead at the Department of Global Communications narrowed down the three that she deemed most impactful.

Egypt: Moderate Rains Expected to Hit North Sinai Governorate Today

Mon, 2021-11-22 15:13
[Egypt Online] Moderate rains are expected to hit the North Sinai governorate on Friday. Rains are said to be accompanied by a cold wave and winds. A state of readiness has been heightened after most parts of the governorate saw light rains mixed with cold weather and winds yesterday and last night.

Uganda: Mixed Emotions As COP26 Ends

Mon, 2021-11-22 15:00
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- On Nov.13, as thousands of climate scientists, diplomats, senior government officials, civil society activists, bankers and fossil fuel executives exited Glasgow, almost a day after the COP26 was scheduled to end, many left with mixed emotions.

Liberia: Actionaid Petitions Legislature to Increase EPA Budget

Mon, 2021-11-22 14:59
[New Republic] Bong County-Actionaid Liberia through its Climate Justice Activist has petitioned the 54th National Legislature to consider budgetary increment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and give adequate support towards raising awareness and the promotion of climate Justice Systems that support urgent action to eradicate, reduce emissions and promote healthy climate systems across Liberia.

South Africa: Heavy Rains Flood Roads Along South Coast

Mon, 2021-11-22 14:20
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A downpour of heavy rains in George led to flooding in the Garden Route town, affecting transports and damaging homes and businesses.

Nigeria: Nigeria, Climate Change, Conflict, and Covid. Why Buhari's Carbon Emissions Promise Is Inadequate #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2021-11-22 13:36
[Premium Times] Prof Ensign reviews available data on the three catastrophes of climate change, conflict and COVID-19 and recommends measures the Nigerian government needs to take.

Zimbabwe: 13 Prisoners Struck By Lightning While Having Lunch

Mon, 2021-11-22 11:58
[New Zimbabwe] Police have released names of 13 inmates who were struck and injured by a bolt of lightning at Hwange Prison.

Zimbabwe: Thunderstorms Expected Countrywide - Report

Mon, 2021-11-22 11:56
[The Herald] Widespread thunderstorms are expected throughout the country with chances of hail and heavy falls in some places, the Meteorological Services Department has said.

South Africa: Climate, Energy and the African Dilemma

Mon, 2021-11-22 11:12
[ISS] Can leaders balance Africa's potential as a global green giant with its significant dependency on fossil fuels?

Africa: Africa Must Lead On Sustainable Industrialization

Mon, 2021-11-22 11:10
[DW] African countries have been following the global script as they try to achieve industrialization and economic growth, but it has not been effective. It's time they found their own way, says Harrison Mwilima.

South Africa: How South Africa Can Get Communities Involved in Conserving Coastal and Marine Areas

Mon, 2021-11-22 11:07
[The Conversation Africa] Protected areas, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, are clearly defined geographical spaces set aside to conserve nature, ecosystem services and cultural values. They are important to reduce biodiversity loss and protect sources of food, clean water and medicines. They also offer protection from the impacts of natural disasters.

Egypt: Egypt Hosting Next Climate Summit Reflects Sisi's Keenness On Building Better Future

Mon, 2021-11-22 10:56
[Egypt Online] UK's Prince Charles of Wales expressed thanks and voiced his deep appreciation for Egypt under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for hosting the coming UN climate summit, a matter which reflects his keenness on building a better future for the coming generations and helping in restoring the normal nature of the Earth.

South Africa: Water Levels Below 50% As Drought Rips Through Eastern Cape

Sun, 2021-11-21 12:06
[Daily Maverick] Eastern Cape dam levels are below 50%, with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality and the Sarah Baartman district the worst affected by the drought.