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Eritrea: Call for Coordinated Effort to Combat Global Climate Change

Thu, 2019-06-06 11:58
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Land, Water and Environment issued comprehensive statement calling for collective measures to combat global climate change.

South Africa: A Clean Environment Is the Future We Want - Leave No One Behind

Thu, 2019-06-06 10:15
[Daily Maverick] Combating air and water pollution, climate change, global warming and a host of other environmental challenges is no longer just the realm of specialists -- citizen science and technology means that we can all contribute and make sure no one is left behind.

Uganda: Five Dead, 50 Missing After Fresh Landslides in Bududa

Wed, 2019-06-05 20:00
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -At least five people have been confirmed dead following fresh landslides in Bududa district. More than 50 others are reported missing since the landslide that came with a heavy downpour on Tuesday evening.

Namibia: China Joins War On Drought - Donates N$2.2 Million to Relief Programme

Wed, 2019-06-05 19:46
[Namibia Economist] The Chinese Red Cross Society, on Wednesday donated around N$2.2 million to the government's drought relief programme, Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Zhang Yiming announced at an event.

Morocco: Keeping Morocco's Indigenous Culture and Conservation in Balance

Wed, 2019-06-05 17:39
[UN News] The delicate balance between indigenous farming practices and conservation in Morocco is under threat, but according to the UN, local communities in the Western High Atlas Mountains are finding ways to preserve traditions and still make a living from the land.

Ghana: Foreign Minister Attends 2019 Climate, Security Confab in Germany

Wed, 2019-06-05 13:56
[Ghanaian Times] Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Miss Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, is in Germany to attend the 2019 Climate and Security Conference which begun yesterday, June 4, 2019.

Ghana: African Researchers Urged to Embrace Own Solutions On Climate Change

Wed, 2019-06-05 13:56
[Ghanaian Times] Kenyan experts on Monday, called on African climate researchers to embrace local solutions to reduce the continent's vulnerability to the vagaries of severe weather and extreme climate events.

Ghana: Intensify Public Education to Reduce Floods Impact

Wed, 2019-06-05 13:00
[Ghanaian Times] A former Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr George Isaac Amoo, has urged the organisation to intensify its public education to reduce the impact of floods in Ghana.

Somalia: UNHCR Warns of Growing Climate-Related Displacement

Wed, 2019-06-05 12:11
[Dalsan Radio] UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for urgent additional support to help people affected and displaced by drought in Somalia.

Somalia: Millions Could Face Severe Food Shortages as Drought Grips Somalia - UN

Wed, 2019-06-05 11:16
[VOA] The United Nations Refugee Agency warns an estimated 5.4 million people affected by worsening drought in Somalia will likely face severe food shortages by next month without immediate lifesaving assistance.

Uganda: Two Die After House Collapses During Afternoon Downpour

Wed, 2019-06-05 10:53
[Monitor] Two people were killed yesterday after a shelter they were in collapsed on them during the afternoon downpour.

Rwanda: Rwf35 Billion Project to Control Floods in Volcanoes Region

Wed, 2019-06-05 10:41
[New Times] The long-awaited project meant to sustainably control frequent floods from the volcanoes region in four districts of Northern and Western Provinces will start next month, the head of Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority (RWFA) has said.

Africa: Africa Biodiversity Endangered By Man and Climate Change

Tue, 2019-06-04 15:34
[East African] A UN study published recently paints a gloomy picture of the future of humanity as unprecedented pollution and decimation of ecosystems push more than one million species to the brink of extinction.

Namibia: Drought Devastates Opuwo - Councillor

Tue, 2019-06-04 09:58
[New Era] Windhoek -Recurrent droughts have severely affected both the inhabitants and livestock in Opuwo and the situation is so grim the Opuwo Rural Constituency Councillor, Kazeongere Tjeundo, is appealing for the immediate release of the constituency's share of drought relief.

Namibia: India Donates 1,000 Metric Tonnes of Cereal to Drought-Hit Namibia

Mon, 2019-06-03 14:52
[Namibia Economist] The Indian government will provide Namibia with 1,000 metric tonnes of cereal comprising of rice and pearl millet to assist in drought alleviation, according to an announcement made last week.

Ghana: Baby, 4 Others Die in T'DI Floods

Mon, 2019-06-03 14:36
[Ghanaian Times] Takoradi -Disaster struck Ngyiresia, a fishing community at Essikado, a suburb of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis on Friday, when five people including a one-year-old-girl, died as their home collapsed on them, after two days of downpour.

Ghana: 16 Perish in Floods

Mon, 2019-06-03 14:35
[Ghanaian Times] About 16 people are confirmed dead, following a downpour, in Accra, this year, Public Relations Officer (PRO) for National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr George Ayisi, has announced.

Liberia: PFAN to Support Climate Adaptation, Renewable Energy Projects

Mon, 2019-06-03 14:30
[Observer] Private Financial Advisory Network (PFAN), a global network of climate and clean energy financing experts was on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, introduced in Liberia to support entrepreneurs, who are engaged in advancing projects related to climate change adaptation and renewable energy.

Zimbabwe: Earthquake Hits Kariba

Mon, 2019-06-03 13:11
[The Herald] The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has confirmed that a moderate earthquake measuring 3,9 in magnitude was experienced in Kariba, Mashonaland West, on Saturday and no injuries were recorded.

South Africa: South Africa's Carbon Tax Raises Questions and Hot Air

Mon, 2019-06-03 12:15
[Daily Maverick] As of Saturday 1 June, South Africa's government is taxing carbon. This policy is designed to make polluters pay and help the continent's most industrialised economy meet its targets to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases linked by most scientists to climate change - the burning ecological issue of our era. But is it an appropriate policy for a developing economy with energy-intensive industries?

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