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Uganda: Bugisu Landslides - More Bodies Recovered As Toll Increases to 13

Sun, 2019-12-08 15:31
[Monitor] Eight more bodies have been recovered in Bududa and Sironko districts following landslides in Bugisu sub-region triggered by heavy rains, bringing the death toll so far to 13.

Namibia: Authorities Warn of Potential Floods in Northern and Central Areas

Fri, 2019-12-06 18:46
[Namibia Economist] The Meteorological Service has issued a warning of potential heavy rains, accompanied by floods across the north-central regions of the country.

Kenya: Ego Spat That Created Flood-Prone Nairobi

Fri, 2019-12-06 15:54
[Nation] Have you ever wondered why Nairobi floods year in year out? This problem may be attributable to poor spatial planning of the city by authorities.

Kenya: Lukenya Students in Narrow Escape as Floods Sweep Away Matatu

Fri, 2019-12-06 15:36
[Nation] Forty Lukenya University students survived a road accident after the 46-seater matatu they were travelling in was swept away by floods at River Kyamela on Emali-Ukia road in Makueni County on Friday.

Kenya: Meteorologist Explains Reasons Behind the Heavy Rainfall

Fri, 2019-12-06 15:36
[Nation] Over the past three months, most parts of Kenya have experienced heavy rainfall that have left more than 132 people dead and hundreds more displaced.

Tanzania: Warning As Heavy Rains Hit Dar

Fri, 2019-12-06 14:24
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania's weather watchdog has renewed its alert over heavy rains which may have disastrous impact.

Kenya: Several Counties Put on High Alert of Expected Heavy Rainfall This Weekend

Fri, 2019-12-06 13:55
[Nairobi News] The latest weather forecast has put 33 counties on high alert of possible heavy rains starting Thursday (yesterday) through the weekend.

Uganda: Experts Warn of More Landslides in Bugisu

Fri, 2019-12-06 13:24
[Monitor] Environment experts have predicted more landslides in Bugisu Sub-region if people ignore interventions designed to mitigate climate change effects.

Africa: Trading Carbon Credits From Nature Sparks Fiery Debate At UN Talks

Fri, 2019-12-06 11:58
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Madrid -Oil and gas companies say earning carbon credits to improve soils and forests will cut emissions - but critics call it a distraction

Nigeria: NIMET to Extend Services to Maritime, Oil Sectors

Fri, 2019-12-06 11:53
[This Day] A member of the House of Representatives has called on the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) to extend its services to the oil and gas, construction and maritime sectors.

Burundi: Dozens Killed in Cibitoke Landslide

Fri, 2019-12-06 11:51
[East African] At least 26 people have been confirmed dead and seven others injured in a landslide in Burundi's Cibitoke province, northwest of the country.

Kenya: Stalled Dyke Project Exposes Budalang'i Residents

Fri, 2019-12-06 11:35
[Nation] Residents of Budalang'i in Busia County have faulted the government for the flooding menace that has hit the region after a compensation row with the State lands agency interrupted rehabilitation of dykes along River Nzoia.

Uganda: Govt Statement on floods, Landslides and Wind Storms Disaster Situation in the Country

Fri, 2019-12-06 11:11
[Uganda Media Centre] THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA GOVERNMENT STATEMENT ON FLOODS, LANDSLIDES AND WINDSTORMS DISASTER SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

Africa: Climate Crisis Tears Through Southern Africa With At Least Nine Million Facing Acute Food Insecurity

Fri, 2019-12-06 10:33
[Daily Maverick] Critical humanitarian aid is needed to rescue plunging food security and save the lives of millions of climate-shocked people across southern Africa. This warning comes from several United Nations agencies, relief organisations and independent experts.

Rwanda: Landslides Displace Scores in Musanze

Fri, 2019-12-06 10:05
[New Times] Landslides have swept away at least 16 households in three sectors in Musanze District, rendering scores of residents homeless.

Zimbabwe: Drought - and Economic Woes - Empty Farmers' 'Cattle Banks'

Fri, 2019-12-06 09:43
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nesigwe, Zimbabwe -Farmers are trying to find ways to protect their herds as climate change brings more frequent droughts - but not all are working

South Africa: It's Business As Usual As Sasol Brushes Off Climate Activist Shareholders

Fri, 2019-12-06 09:38
[Daily Maverick] If one of South Africa and the region's biggest polluters were properly regulated and held to constitutional imperatives, instead of appeased and included in government's climate negotiation team, would activists and affected communities have to go this kind of length just to be heard?

Kenya: Police Chopper Comes to the Rescue of Man Who Was Stranded on Rooftop

Fri, 2019-12-06 09:35
[Nairobi News] An amateur video is making rounds on social media showing a police helicopter rescuing a man who is stranded on the rooftop of a house in Joska.

Kenya: Kenyatta Family's Development Project Floods Homes in Ruiru

Fri, 2019-12-06 09:35
[Nairobi News] Developers of an upcoming city, owned by the Kenyatta family in Ruiru, are on the spot after their dam caused rain water to flood homes in surrounding areas in the small hours of Thursday.

Mali: New Tool Predicts Water-Related Conflict Up to Year in Advance

Fri, 2019-12-06 07:43
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Conflicts over water are likely to flare up in Iraq, Mali and India in the coming year, according to the developers of an app launched on Thursday which aims to help prevent violence by flagging up potential flashpoints.

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