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Africa: World Getting 'Measurably Closer' to 1.5-Degree Climate Threshold - Report

Tue, 2022-05-10 08:43
[UN News] There is a 50:50 chance of average global temperature reaching 1.5 degrees Celcius above pre-industrial levels in the next five years, and the likelihood is increasing with time, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), published on Tuesday in Geneva.

Africa: High-Level UN Conference Debates Precious Commodity - Land

Tue, 2022-05-10 08:29
[UN News] The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), kicked-off on Monday, in the Ivorian capital.

Africa: 196 States Meet to Combat Desertification At Cop 15 Summit in Abidjan

Mon, 2022-05-09 17:16
[RFI] The UN's COP 15 against desertification has kicked off in the Ivorian capital, striving for concrete action against the rapid degradation of land and its dire consequences for biodiversity and livelihoods.

Namibia: Headman Suspended Over Rotten Drought Relief

Mon, 2022-05-09 17:03
[New Era] The Oukwanyama traditional authority has placed Okambebe headman Fillemon Nghipangwa on suspension after drought relief food went to waste while under his care.

Zimbabwe: Forests Overlooked in Industrialisation Drive - Scientist

Mon, 2022-05-09 11:48
[The Herald] Sifelani Tsiko -- Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor

South Africa: SANDF Steps Up to Help Trapped KZN Flood Victims By Rebuilding Bridges and Trucking in Water

Sun, 2022-05-08 18:44
[Daily Maverick] The South African National Defence Force is on the ground in KwaZulu-Natal to help in the recovery operations after floodwaters destroyed roads and bridges, leaving many people isolated.

South Africa: Floods Highlight Need for Action on Climate Change

Sat, 2022-05-07 19:23
[New Frame] The deluge in KwaZulu-Natal is part of unpredictable weather patterns that will only worsen in cities with infrastructure already failing. Society needs to rally for change now.

Gambia: Climate Crisis - A Race We Can Win

Fri, 2022-05-06 15:23
[The Point] Billions of tons of CO2 are released into the atmosphere every year as a result of coal, oil, and gas production.

Ghana: Ghana to Establish Financial Mechanism Against Climate Change Impact - Finance Minister

Fri, 2022-05-06 11:53
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana plans to establish a financial mechanism for loss and damage associated with climate change impacts, as the country assumes the presidency of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF).

South Africa: No Escaping the 'River of Death'

Fri, 2022-05-06 09:55
[New Frame] Bodies are still missing after heavy rainfall in KwaZulu-Natal caused massive flooding. Now distraught families are left to pick through the wreckage of their lives.

Africa: COP27 Presents a Unique Opportunity for Africa

Fri, 2022-05-06 09:51
[Africa Renewal] Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira, Permanent Representative of Angola to the UN, says it's time for climate justice for Africa.

South Africa: Minister Fikile Mbalula - Presidential Climate Commission's Multi Stakeholder Conference

Thu, 2022-05-05 14:30
[Govt of SA] Keynote address delivered by the Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula on the occasion of the Presidential Climate Commission's Multi Stakeholder conference held at Vodworld Vodacom Conference Centre

South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Decline of Limpopo Dam Levels

Thu, 2022-05-05 14:29
[Govt of SA] Limpopo dam levels have slightly declined this week.

Rwanda: Over 600 Disaster Cases Recorded in Four Months - Report

Thu, 2022-05-05 10:59
[New Times] A report by the Ministry in charge of Emergency Management has disclosed that 107 people were killed by disasters from January to April this year.

West Africa: ECOWAS Climate Strategy Workshop Ends in Accra

Wed, 2022-05-04 17:15
[Ghanaian Times] A two-day high-level stakeholder workshop on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Climate Strategy has ended in Accra with all 15 Ministers of Environment of the ECOWAS Member States validating the strategy.

Nigeria: Residents Lament As Flood Hits Abuja Community Again

Wed, 2022-05-04 16:25
[Premium Times] The recurring floods in the Lokogoma community have been blamed on poor channelisation of water ways.

Nigeria: Examining Nigeria's Preparedness to Avert, Manage Disaster

Wed, 2022-05-04 15:52
[This Day] Omolabake Fasogbon writes about how gaps in Nigerian safety policy and efforts have deepened Nigeria's vulnerability to crisis and disaster

South Africa: New Bridge for the Community of Empangeni

Wed, 2022-05-04 15:08
[SAnews.gov.za] Public Works and Infrastructure, Minister Patricia de Lille, will hand over the latest bridge to the community of Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal.

Rwanda: Rwanda to Benefit From U.S.$25 Million Initiative for Climate Resilient Crop Varieties

Wed, 2022-05-04 11:47
[New Times] Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Burundi are set to benefit from a regional initiative dubbed "Transforming Agri-Food Systems in West and Central Africa (TAFS-WCA)" which is aimed to increase food security and combat climate crisis.

Nigeria: Nigerians Should Expect Rain From Wednesday to Friday - NiMet

Wed, 2022-05-04 11:47
[Premium Times] "The North-central region should be mostly cloudy in the morning hours with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Benue, the Federal Capital Territory and Kogi.

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