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Nigeria: What the Weather Will Look Like Between Friday and Sunday - NIMET

Fri, 2020-06-26 13:13
[Premium Times] Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted cloudy and rainy conditions from Friday to Sunday.

Nigeria: Solution17 Finalists to Pitch Climate Change Ideas to Buhari

Fri, 2020-06-26 08:33
[This Day] The 17 finalists of the ongoing Solution17 for Climate Action in Nigeria will pitch their ideas to the Senior Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals, Friday June 26. The event which will be virtual will see the finalists present their ideas, solutions and implementation stages to Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, to tackle climate change.

South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Dam Water Levels Declining Countrywide

Thu, 2020-06-25 17:43
[Govt of SA] The winter's dry season continues to negatively affect the country's water resources and dam levels across the country, with the exception of Western Cape, continue to decline consistently week on week.

Liberia: Rainstorm Renders Over 500 Homeless in Bong

Thu, 2020-06-25 12:54
[Observer] Frustrated storm victims try to figure out how to re-roof their homes amid such dire economic times.

Ethiopia: Ethiopia's 'Green Legacy', Dilemmas in Global Climate Change Accords

Thu, 2020-06-25 11:29
[Ethiopian Herald] I remember when I was young at the tender age of 14, my father used to complain about the sudden change of the climate in Addis Ababa. He was saying "the sun has become more and more violent these days, I don't know why. Perhaps, it is the wrath of God". He had no knowledge about climate change patterns or underlying reasons. Time and again, he used to tell us that the morning sun was as sweet as a delicious breakfast when he was a child. I sometimes wonder what he would have said, had he has bee

Nigeria: Corpse of Flood Victim Found, Buried in Lagos

Wed, 2020-06-24 15:27
[Premium Times] The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), says the remains of the 19-year-old teenager who was swept away by flood on June 22, near Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate has been recovered and buried beside the Canal at Onilegogoro.

Nigeria: Lagos State Is Likely to Get Hotter and More Humid, Leading to Greater Health Risks

Wed, 2020-06-24 08:02
[The Conversation Africa] Without doubt, there are several reasons to believe that our climate is changing. Records over the period of 1880-2012, indicate that the surface temperatures have risen globally. There has also been an increasing rate of the warming reported over the last 25 years, during which 11 of the 12 hottest years on record occurred.

Liberia: Five Injured, Hundreds Homeless After Violent Thunder Ravages Zota District in Bong County

Tue, 2020-06-23 14:11
[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarlatuah -Zota District, Bong County - Five people sustained injuries in Gbarlatuah, Zota District last week when a hailstorm razed their homes. Also, more than one thousand people in the town were left homeless after torrential rains swept their houses.

Zimbabwe: 3.9 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in Kariba

Tue, 2020-06-23 13:42
[The Herald] Kariba -A moderate 3,9 magnitude earthquake hit Kariba and surrounding areas Monday morning with no reports of damage recorded so far.

Ghana: Ecobank Receives Green Climate Fund Accreditation

Mon, 2020-06-22 13:41
[Ghanaian Times] Ecobank Ghana has been accredited by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), paving way for the institution to receive funds from the GCF for on-lending to beneficiary institutions involved in climate change projects in Ghana.

Africa: Fossil Fuel Viability to Decline Sharply

Mon, 2020-06-22 13:39
[AfricaFocus] "Falling demand and rising investment risk is likely to slash the value of oil, gas and coal reserves by nearly two thirds, sending shock waves through the global economy by hitting companies, financial markets and countries reliant on exports, finds a new report from Carbon Tracker. It warns that the fossil fuel industry is approaching terminal decline because of competition from clean technologies and tougher government policies to achieve climate targets and increase energy security. The COVID-19 crisis

Nigeria: Lagos Sympathizes With Residents Over Torrential Rainfall

Sat, 2020-06-20 12:13
[This Day] Lagos State Government yesterday sympathized with all residents of the state for the torrential rainfalls of the last two days and its resultant dislocations.

Lesotho: Adapting to Lesotho's Changing Climate

Fri, 2020-06-19 18:18
[UN News] Living in the African mountain kingdom of Lesotho comes with its fair share of challenges, including land degradation and climate change, which are upending traditional farming practices.

Kenya: Kenya Budgets to Fight Locusts, Floods and Virus

Fri, 2020-06-19 16:44
[East African] This year has so far seen the region devastated by the triple menace of the coronavirus, floods and locusts.

Ghana: Flood Disaster in the Midst of COVID 19 Response.

Fri, 2020-06-19 16:40
[Ghanaian Times] As I was driving from Ho to Accra on the evening of Monday 1st June 2020 in the midst of a heavy rain storm, I begun to reflect on what will happen when we begin to have the heavy rains in our cities, towns and villages in the coming days and weeks. I also recalledthe sad events of June 3rd 2016 combined disaster caused by fire and floods leading to the death of over 150 persons. My mind then went to how we have deployed our response capacities and capabilities on COVID 19 and what we should expect with ov

Nigeria: Flood - Sema Urges Kebbi Residents in Riverine Areas to Relocate

Fri, 2020-06-19 16:13
[Daily Trust] The Kebbi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has advised people resident in riverine areas to relocate to upland areas to safeguard themselves against the likelihood of flood disasters in the state.

Nigeria: Yam Farmers Appeal for Help As Drought Persists in Plateau South

Fri, 2020-06-19 11:58
[Daily Trust] Jos -Yam farmers, especially those in Southern Plateau, have cried out for help as the region is seriously witnessing drought during this year's rainy season.

Namibia: Red Locust Infestation to Pose Major Threat to Winter Crops - Official

Thu, 2020-06-18 13:47
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Agriculture this week announced that swarms of Red Locusts were detected in the Otjozondjupa region notably in Mururani and Grootfontein areas.

Liberia: EPA's ESIA Team Undergoes Climate Proof Training

Thu, 2020-06-18 13:12
[New Dawn] A team from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA's) Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) on Friday, 12 June completed a one-day training on climate proofing investment tool.

Zimbabwe: Winter Maize Project - Panacea to Recurrent Droughts

Wed, 2020-06-17 11:49
[The Herald] Lush green maize plants stand stubbornly in a buffet of criss-crossing huge cobs as if daring mother nature for allowing them to flourish in an otherwise land of perennial dearth.