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Africa:Climate Change Is Not a Key Cause of Conflict, Finds New Study

Wed, 2018-04-25 11:23
[The Conversation Africa] "The Darfur conflict began as an ecological crisis", wrote the then-UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon back in 2007, about an ongoing war which arose, he said, "at least in part from climate change". Since then the idea that climate change has caused and will cause human conflict and mass migrations has become more and more accepted - just look at the claimed effects of droughts in Syria and Ethiopia.

Kenya:Rural Kenyans Beat Rising Heat With Mud-Brick Homes

Wed, 2018-04-25 11:04
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kivoo -Earth brick homes are cooler, cheaper and more environmentally friendly than more typical stone houses.

Somalia:Five Killed in Somalia Flooding Crisis

Wed, 2018-04-25 10:53
[CAJ News] Mogadishu -AT least five people, including two children, have died following severe flooding that has displaced thousands of refugees in Somalia.

South Africa:Cape Farmers Look With Hope to the Skies as Heavy Rainfall Predicted

Wed, 2018-04-25 09:50
[News24Wire] Some citrus and wheat farmers in the drought-stricken Western Cape say they are optimistic that winter will bring the solid rainfall they need.

Kenya:Seven Dead After Car Swept Away Floods in Naivasha

Wed, 2018-04-25 08:59
[Nation] Seven people drowned after the vehicle they were travelling in was swept away by flood waters at Karati area in Kinangop on Saturday night.

Kenya:City Residents Given Permission to Break Laws On Rain Water

Wed, 2018-04-25 08:43
[Nairobi News] City Hall's director of water and energy Mario Kainga has urged Nairobians to disregard by-laws "overtaken by time" that ban harvesting of rain water.

Kenya:Heavy Rains Leave Kenyatta 'Marooned' at State House, Skips Devolution Conference

Wed, 2018-04-25 08:36
[Nairobi News] Uhuru Kenyatta has skipped the 5th Devolution Conference being hosted in Kakamega County due to bad weather.

Kenya:Kenyans Clueless Why Dams Are Not Flooding

Wed, 2018-04-25 08:27
[Nairobi News] Kenyans are wondering why every part of the country is flooded except dams, which should ideally be full of reserve waters right now.

Rwanda:19 Killed in Monday Night Downpour

Wed, 2018-04-25 08:24
[New Times] Nineteen people have been confirmed dead and seven others injured in Gastibo, Gasabo and Rulindo districts following a Monday night downpour that also left a number of families homeless in different parts of the country.

Africa:World Bank to Assist Africa to Embrace Green Buildings to Combat Climate Change

Wed, 2018-04-25 08:15
[Vanguard] The private sector arm of the World Bank Group on Tuesday said that it will assist African nations to embrace green buildings in order to combat climate change.