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Angola: Thunderstorm Claims Five Lives in Huila Province

Wed, 2019-12-04 18:41
[ANGOP] Lubango -At least five members of the same family died on Sunday in the commune of Kalepi, municipality of Caluquembe, Huila, following lightning that hit their house.

Zimbabwe: Rainy Season Brings More Misery for Gweru Residents

Wed, 2019-12-04 18:10
[263Chat] With the rain season now in full swing, Gweru residents have raised alarm over the threats of drinking contaminated water caused by dumping of wastes some believed to be toxic, near some of the boreholes.

Malawi: Economy Ticks With Water, Says Agriculture Minister Nankhumwa

Wed, 2019-12-04 17:00
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Kondwani Nankhumwa says the major challenge that the water sector is facing in Malawi is climate change and its associated effects, noting that floods, drought and water pollution have now become part of life.

Kenya: Desperation in Kilifi After Floods Force Hundreds Out of Homes

Wed, 2019-12-04 16:49
[Nation] A humanitarian crisis has hit Kilifi County since River Sabaki broke its banks, displacing about 1,000 people in Malindi and Magarini constituencies.

Africa: The Huge Potential of Agriculture to Slow Climate Change

Wed, 2019-12-04 16:17
[UNEP] Soil's contribution to climate change, through the oxidation of soil carbon, is important, and soils--and thus agriculture--can play a major role in mitigating climate change.

Uganda: Over 30 People Feared Dead in Fresh Bududa Mudslide

Wed, 2019-12-04 16:15
[Monitor] More than 30 people are feared dead in the fresh mudslides that hit Bududa District in Eastern Uganda on Tuesday. The mudslides affected the villages of Namasa and Naposhi, all in Bushika Sub County.

Kenya: Two Drown, Hundreds Displaced As Heavy Rains Pound Kisumu

Wed, 2019-12-04 16:13
[Nation] Two women drowned while trying to cross River Magada in East Seme Ward, Kisumu County on Sunday as the ongoing heavy rains continue to wreak havoc.

Sudan: Heavy Rains Kill Two in Eastern Sudan

Wed, 2019-12-04 15:33
[Radio Dabanga] Tokar -At least two people died and one person was injured when houses collapsed because of heavy rains in Tokar in Red Sea state on Monday evening.

Malawi: Impacts of Climate Change Reversible, Says President Mutharika

Wed, 2019-12-04 14:38
[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has expressed optimism that devastating impacts of climate change can be reversed by following control measures put in place.

Kenya: Guess the Rain - Kenya Gamifies Climate Change to Help Farmers

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:44
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -In the "Let it rain" challenge, farmers can take to their mobile phones to predict what day the rainy season will start

Kenya: 132 Dead as Rains Leave a Trail of Destruction

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:42
[Nation] At least 132 people have died as heavy rains continued to pound most parts of the country.

Kenya: Weather Warning of Heavy Rains Countrywide

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:41
[Nation] The heavy rains hitting many parts of the country will persist until the end of the month, the metrological department warned Tuesday.

Kenya: Havoc Reigns in Landslide-Prone Kerio Valley

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:41
[Nation] The ongoing heavy rains pounding various parts of the country have caused havoc in the North Rift region, resulting in displacement of several families and damage to the infrastructure.

Mozambique: Mozambique's Post-Cyclone Problems Multiply

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:28
[The New Humanitarian] Beira/Cabo Delgado/Maputo -'Farmers have started to faint in the fields... they subsist on a tomato soup diet.'

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Is Making Maps to Help Improve Soil Health

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:22
[The Conversation Africa] Healthy soils are vital to human survival. They play a pivotal role in feeding global populations - after all, food is grown in soil. Healthy soils grow more crops and allow for nutrients to be better absorbed by the crops. That's why it's important to understand exactly when there might be a problem with the soil of a particular area, and what's causing it. Without a precise diagnosis, soil can't be successfully treated.

Somalia: Somalia Rainfall Forecast

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:14
[Shabelle] The cumulative rainfall forecast for the next three and seven days indicates an increase in rainfall activities towards the end of the forecast period. Specifically heavy rains are expected in the northern and central regions from 07 December 2019.

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Decommissions Another Major Dam As Water Woes Persist

Wed, 2019-12-04 11:59
[New Zimbabwe] The Bulawayo City Council Tuesday decommissioned Umzingwane Dam, one of its major water supply sources as the city's water crisis continues to worsen.

Africa: Demands Grow for 'Global Justice' On Climate Damage At UN Talks

Wed, 2019-12-04 11:56
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Funding to cover the losses poor nations are suffering from more extreme weather and rising seas will be high on the agenda at U.N. conference in Madrid

Zimbabwe: Half of Country's Population Plunges Into Severe Hunger - WFP

Wed, 2019-12-04 11:54
[New Zimbabwe] An estimated US$293 million is required immediately for the World Food Programme's (WFP) emergency response to meet the growing needs of the hardest-hit Zimbabweans facing severe food shortages.

Somalia: More Floods Expected to Hit Somalia

Wed, 2019-12-04 11:52
[Dalsan Radio] More floods are expected to hit the country in the next few days according to forecast.