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Nigeria: Brace Up for More Floods - Nigerians Warned

Thu, 2019-08-08 08:25
[Vanguard] The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) on Wednesday warned Nigerians to be prepared for more floods due to high rainfall intensity of long duration in the country.

Africa: Development Partners Formalize Commitment to Help Address Food Security in Times of Climate Change

Thu, 2019-08-08 07:41
[World Bank] Kigali -In partnership with the African Union, leaders of four multilateral agencies - The African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank -- called a high-level meeting with development partners on August 5-6 in Kigali, Rwanda at the first Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue (AFSLD). The event focuses on concrete ways to strengthen and accelerate their support to food security programs i

Nigeria: Delta Issues Red Alert On Flooding

Wed, 2019-08-07 13:15
[This Day] Asaba -Delta State Government yesterday issued a red alert on the impending flooding in parts of the state.

Nigeria: Nimet Becomes Iso-Certified Regional Training Centre

Wed, 2019-08-07 13:14
[This Day] Abuja -The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) Training School, Oshodi has become the first World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Regional Training Centre (RTC) in Africa to be awarded the ISO 299990:2010 certification.

Gambia: Climate Change, Renewable Workshop Held for Energy Industries

Wed, 2019-08-07 12:44
[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology in collaboration with the University of the Gambia, on Monday August 5th 2019, held a workshop on a feasibility study and technical training on climate change and renewable energy at the University's Faculty of Law.

Burundi: An Average American Generates As Much CO2 As 581 Burundians

Wed, 2019-08-07 07:50
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] While every country in the world suffers from the impacts of climate change, no country better sums up the burning injustice of a warming planet than Burundi.

Liberia: Flood Hits Unification Town

Tue, 2019-08-06 12:04
[New Republic] -MPW Makes Swift Intervention

Zimbabwe: More Youths Turn to Gold Panning in Gokwe As Drought Takes Toll

Mon, 2019-08-05 12:04
[New Zimbabwe] More youths in Gokwe North are turning to gold panning for survival following an unyielding cropping season which has left over 50 000 people in the area in need of immediate food aid.

South Africa: Western Cape Rain Causes Kleinmond Lagoon to Burst Into Ocean After Four Years

Mon, 2019-08-05 11:34
[News24Wire] On July 31, 2015 severe drought conditions stopped the Kleinmond lagoon from flowing into the Atlantic Ocean.

South Africa: Scientists Gather Cold Facts About Global Warming

Mon, 2019-08-05 10:16
[Daily Maverick] There is a sense of irony when our scientists have to travel to one of the coldest corners of the Earth to get a better handle on why the planet is getting hotter.

West Africa: West Africa - Using Data to Prevent Drought

Sun, 2019-08-04 11:24
[Deutsche Welle] Climate change will hit Africa particularly hard, fuelling drought, heat and crop failures. Researchers are working to prepare the west of the continent for this scenario - with help from Germany.

Africa: Innovation Rush Aims to Help Farmers, Rich and Poor, Beat Climate Change

Fri, 2019-08-02 15:57
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Researchers are putting their heads together to find new high-tech ways for farmers to adapt to a hotter world, wherever they live

South Africa: Good Rainfall Sees Major Rise in WC Dam Levels

Fri, 2019-08-02 15:11
[News24Wire] Steady rains driven by at least two cold fronts which enveloped the Western Cape in the past few weeks, has resulted in a major increase in dam levels in the province, with the Clanwilliam Dam on the West Coast alone rising by over 20% in only a week.

South Africa: Cold, Wet Weather the 'Most Normal' Winter in Years - Weather Service

Fri, 2019-08-02 15:06
[News24Wire] The cold and wet weather in parts of SA is an indication of a more normal winter after years of drought, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has said.

Liberia: Red Cross Responds to Flood Victims in Grand Cape Mount County

Fri, 2019-08-02 13:26
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberia National Red Cross Society is helping victims of a fire disaster in Grand Cape Mount County with relief items to help them to re-establish their lives.

South Africa: Free State Fares Well Through Dry Winter

Thu, 2019-08-01 18:05
[] Despite the dry winter, the Free State province continues to store the most volumes of water in its reservoirs compared to other provinces in the country.

Africa: Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change

Thu, 2019-08-01 16:48
[allAfrica] Climate change is already putting huge stress on Africa's food production systems. And, according to projections, worse is coming. As Ministers for Agriculture from across the continent gather in Kigali for the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue, ensuring a secure and sustainable food supply must be at the center of their minds.

Ghana: Floods Cause Havoc in Adaklu

Thu, 2019-08-01 16:38
[Ghanaian Times] THE Tordze has flooded its banks again, claiming vast farmlands in the Adaklu District and bringing economic activities to a standstill.

Kenya: Anxiety as Drought Worsens in Marsabit County

Thu, 2019-08-01 08:07
[Nation] Thousands of residents of Marsabit County are in dire need of food and water as the ongoing drought worsens.

Nigeria: Nigeria Not Tapping Benefits of Green Houses, Allied Concepts

Wed, 2019-07-31 11:04
[Daily Trust] Climate change will not destroy the Earth, but it can destroy the species of life on Earth that cannot adapt fast enough to new and changing conditions.