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Tunisia: African Youth Climate Hub Launches Incubation Programme for Green Start-Ups

Fri, 2021-01-01 23:05
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The African Youth Climate Hub (AYCH) has launched a call for applications to train climate entrepreneurs in Africa as part of its Climate Start-up Incubation Programme promoting sustainable development.

Malawi: Country Ready to Respond to Looming Cyclone Chalane, Disasters - Dodma

Thu, 2020-12-31 16:43
[Nyasa Times] Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) on Wednesday announced measures to deal with the impending Tropical Cyclone Chalane which is already in the Country.

Kenya: Floods Everywhere but No Rains in Makueni Villages

Thu, 2020-12-31 15:59
[Nation] It was not the first time for Makueni residents to wake up to a bizarre incident. Their villages were flooded despite lack of rain.

Ethiopia: The Private Sector Participation to Build Climate Resilient Green Economy

Thu, 2020-12-31 15:24
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is continuously implementing a number of measures to counter the impacts of climate change. Ethiopian government's Climate-Resilient and Green Economy (CRGE) vision and strategy aims at building middle-income economy by 2025 is an exemplary action to build resilience against the impacts of climate change.

Kenya: Learners' Fate Uncertain With Flooded Schools in Nyando Unlikely to Reopen

Thu, 2020-12-31 14:47
[Nation] Several schools in Nyando, Kisumu County, might not reopen next week due to extensive damages to their classrooms and other learning facilities caused by floods.

Namibia: Heavy Rains Expected Into the New Year

Thu, 2020-12-31 14:07
[Namibian] The Namibia Meteorological Service is warning Namibians to brace themselves for widespread and heavy rainstorms of more than 50 millimetres over the northern, central and eastern areas of the country from 31 December until 2 January.

Zimbabwe: Chalane Update - Heavy Rains, Strong Winds Expected in the Next Six Hours

Thu, 2020-12-31 13:12
[The Herald] The Meteorological Services Department has advised that the Tropical Depression Chalane which made landfall north of Beira in early hours of today and started moving westward towards Zimbabwe, has reduced strength but heavy rains and strong winds are expected in some parts of Manicaland and Mashonaland East.

Africa: Fragile Cities Are Being Inundated With People Fleeing the Impacts of Climate Change. How Can They Cope?

Thu, 2020-12-31 11:23
[Ensia] Multi-stakeholder partnerships show promise for helping overwhelmed communities deal with an influx of climate migrants from rural areas.

Mozambique: Cyclone Chalane Likely to Affect 1.2 Million Mozambicans

Wed, 2020-12-30 19:26
[AIM] Maputo -- At least 1.2 million people in the central Mozambican provinces of Sofala and Manica are likely to be affected by tropical cyclone Chalane, which since the early hours of Wednesday has been battering the city of Beira, causing strong winds and heavy downpours.

Mozambique: Chalane Reaches Central Mozambique

Wed, 2020-12-30 19:26
[AIM] Maputo -- Cyclone Chalane made landfall on the central Mozambican coast, just north of the city of Beira, early on Wednesday morning.

Eritrea: Commendable Effort to Control Desert Locust Invasion

Wed, 2020-12-30 15:29
[Shabait] Commendable pre preparation and integrated effort has been conducted to control the desert locust invasion that was observed in the Central region's sub-zones of Berik, Gala-Nefhi, Serejeka and Akria. The report was made at an assessment meeting conducted today, 29 December at Asmara Municipality Hall.

Mozambique: Red Cross Officially Activates Anticipatory Actions Ahead of Cyclone Chalane in Mozambique

Wed, 2020-12-30 15:22
[IFRC] Forecast-based Action is a new form of Red Cross readiness and preparedness actions. It is governed by an 'Early Action Protocol', consisting of a preparedness phase with the strategic prepositioning of materials that are tailored to reduce the impact of disasters, and a readiness phase consisting of a tranche of funding that is disbursed up to 72 hours prior to an impending disaster when a cyclone reaches a "trigger" level. In doing so it allows humanitarian actors who are on high alert to kick into actio

Mozambique: Cyclone Chalane Heads for Mozambican Coast

Wed, 2020-12-30 10:24
[AIM] Maputo -- Tropical cyclone Chalane was located about half way between Madagascar and Mozambique on Tuesday morning, generating winds of 45 knots (83 kilometres an hour).

Rwanda: How Rwanda Plans to Raise U.S.$11 Billion for Climate Ambitions

Wed, 2020-12-30 08:26
[New Times] In a virtual climate ambition summit two weeks ago, Rwanda unveiled a $11 billion (Rwf10.2 trillion) plan to combat climate change and build adaptation to its effects in the next 10 years.

Mozambique: Cyclone Chalane to Hit Beira

Tue, 2020-12-29 18:24
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Cyclone Chalane is moving west across the Mozambique Channel and is expected to reach Beira tomorrow morning (Wednesday 30 Dec) with winds up to 100 km/h, as the cyclone picks up heat and energy from the warm Mozambique Channel.  It is predicted to continue west into Zimbabwe Wednesday afternoon. The cyclone comes just 9 months after the devastating cyclone Idai. Chalane should be less damaging, but still with strong winds and heavy rain.

Nigeria: Yobe Governor Calls for Caution to Combat Fire Incidents During Harmattan

Tue, 2020-12-29 14:59
[This Day] Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Mai-Mala Buni, has called for extra vigilance during the harmattan season to combat incidents of fire disaster.

Africa: Hungry for Change - Faulty Food Systems Laid Bare By Covid-19 and Climate Crises

Tue, 2020-12-29 12:08
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The pandemic has made it harder for farmers - already grappling with climate extremes - to sell their harvests, while rising poverty pushes more city residents to use food banks

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Chalane to Bring Continuous Rains - Met Dept

Tue, 2020-12-29 10:45
[The Herald] Senior Reporter

Nigeria: Govt Makes Clean Cooking Part of Climate Change Response

Tue, 2020-12-29 07:49
[This Day] Nigeria is currently revising its commitment to the Paris Agreement. It has identified the provision of clean cooking energy as one important effort to alleviate poverty and reduce emissions of harmful gases that cause climate change.

Mozambique: Cyclone Chalane in Mozambique Channel

Mon, 2020-12-28 20:04
[AIM] Maputo -- Tropical cyclone Chalane entered the Mozambique Channel on Monday morning, after crossing Madagascar.