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Africa: New Forms of Urban Planning Emerge on Continent

Wed, 2022-05-04 07:52
[The Conversation Africa] Rapid urban growth and an increasing number of climate change related disasters, such as the recent floods in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, have put the importance of sound urban planning in Africa in the spotlight.

Tanzania: Zanzibar Embarks On Climate Change Mitigation

Tue, 2022-05-03 20:00
[Daily News] DESPITE the government of Zanzibar working with stakeholders to address Climate change impacts in the island, mitigating its effects and lessening threats must still be done.

South Africa: Bogopane-Zulu, Stakeholders Continue Relief Efforts in KZN

Tue, 2022-05-03 17:06
[SAnews.gov.za] Social Development Deputy Minister, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, will today return to Mzinyathi, Ethekwini in KwaZulu-Natal to continue offering support and relief to those affected by the recent devastating floods.

Africa: The Climate Action We Need to Avoid Deadly Floods

Tue, 2022-05-03 12:08
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As communities in South Africa's coastal province KwaZulu-Natal continue to search for their missing loved ones after devastating floods that killed more than 400 people, the overwhelming impact of the climate crisis is again front and centre. A scheduled meeting of world environmental body the Campaign for Nature, with its Global Steering Committee (GSC) that includes South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, said: "There is no doubt that what has happened here is yet another reminder that we must do

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai Victims Want World Vision to Replace Goats It Infected, Killed

Mon, 2022-05-02 11:33
[New Zimbabwe] FOOD and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has started compensating Chimanimani farmers who lost goats donated as part of an economic recovery project for victims of the 2019 Cyclone Idai disaster.

Nigeria: UK-Based Nigerian Student Urges Buhari to Establish National Media Campaign On Climate Change

Mon, 2022-05-02 09:20
[This Day] A United Kingdom-based Nigerian student and Founder of Our Tomorrow Endowment, a Pan-African environmental activist organisation, Prince Emeka Obasi Jr, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to establish a national media campaign to educate Nigerians on issues of climate change in the country and their effects on the health and socio-economic lives of the people.

South Africa: Building From the Ground Up - On Much Needed Interventions Following the Fallout From Kwazulu-Natal Disaster

Sat, 2022-04-30 12:12
[Africa In Fact] The consequences of South Africa's crumbling infrastructure have been palpably witnessed in the devastation caused by the floods in KwaZulu-Natal. Furthermore, in an implicit recognition that corruption and financial mismanagement have become synonymous with government funding projects - especially at the local level - President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced there will be zero tolerance of fraud and maladministration during recovery efforts in the aftermath of this disaster.

Africa: One Woman's Winning Idea in Taking Climate Action Harnesses the Power of the Sun

Sat, 2022-04-30 11:08
[UNFPA] As a girl, Agnes Kimweri would visit her village's sole medical dispensary in Tanzania and see a steady stream of motorcycles emitting noxious fumes dropping off patients. When she grew up, "I realized that the dispensary received 400 patients per month, which equals 400 motorcycles producing an average of 500 kilograms of carbon emissions," she explained.

Africa: Building From the Ground Up - On Interventions Needed Following the KZN Floods

Sat, 2022-04-30 11:03
[Africa In Fact] The consequences of South Africa's crumbling infrastructure have been palpably witnessed in the devastation caused by the floods in KwaZulu-Natal. Furthermore, in an implicit recognition that corruption and financial mismanagement have become synonymous with government funding projects - especially at the local level - President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced there will be zero tolerance of fraud and maladministration during recovery efforts in the aftermath of this disaster.

South Africa: DA Calls for a Comprehensive Infrastructure Recovery Plan to Address Flood Damage in KZN and the Eastern Cape

Fri, 2022-04-29 17:48
[DA] Please find an attached soundbite by Madeleine Hicklin MP

Mozambique: Mozambican Govt Will Not Abandon Coal Mining

Fri, 2022-04-29 17:39
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican government has ruled out the possibility of abandoning the mining of coal as part of the energy transition advocated by the United Nations in order to meet the target for reducing carbon emissions by 2030.

South Africa: Burials Bring More Pain for Durban Flood Victims

Fri, 2022-04-29 15:57
[New Frame] For impoverished families who have not received the promised government assistance for funerals, burying their loved ones has been yet another difficult and heartbreaking challenge.

South Africa: Progress Made in KZN Flood Relief Efforts

Fri, 2022-04-29 11:55
[SAnews.gov.za] Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has noted progress made in assisting those affected by the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal.

South Africa: Rising Atmospheric CO2 May Benefit Maize Crops - First Experiment in African Conditions

Fri, 2022-04-29 10:25
[The Conversation Africa] Global maize production is worth billions of dollars annually and is key to global food security because it's a staple food for billions of people. Most maize production relies on natural rainfall, making it vulnerable to changing rainfall patterns.

Africa: What #AfricaClimateCrisis Needs - Young People

Fri, 2022-04-29 08:01
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Climate change is our inheritance. We should not be bystanders to processes and decisions that determine our future

South Africa: Call to Join 'Army of Light' At Abahlali Basemjondolo Interfaith Vigil for KZN Flood Victims

Thu, 2022-04-28 18:50
[Daily Maverick] 'We need to grieve together, to be in community together and to build hope and solidarity together. We love our country and we are working to improve the lives of those who live under inhuman conditions," says the shack dwellers' movement.

Somalia: 500,000 Displaced By Drought in Somalia in 3 Months

Thu, 2022-04-28 17:17
[Ghanaian Times] About 500,000 people have been displaced due to severe drought ravaging several parts of Somalia in the first three months, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday.

Africa: No Natural Disasters Caused By Shifting Tectonic Plates in East Africa 'This Month'

Thu, 2022-04-28 17:13
[Africa Check] "We will experience more 'natural disasters' like floods, earthquakes, volcanoes this month," claims a Facebook post dated 17 April 2022. It says that "as part of Eastern Africa experience a shift in Tectonic plates towards the West", a gap will form between two parts of the continent, and flood with water.

Gambia: EU Commission Lays Out Plan to Become Climate Neutral By 2030!

Thu, 2022-04-28 17:06
[The Point] The European Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday (5 April) to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions by 60% before the end of the decade, saying the remainder will be compensated with carbon removals.

South Africa: Over 600 Schools Impacted By KZN Floods

Thu, 2022-04-28 17:00
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, says more than 630 schools were affected by the floods in KwaZulu-Natal with 101 of them being inaccessible and 124 suffering extensive damage.

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