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Nigeria:'Blood Moon' to Grace Nigerian Skies On July 27

Thu, 2018-07-05 08:32
[Guardian] Nigeria and most other parts of the world will on July 27, 2018 experience blood moon- a spectacular total lunar eclipse.

Tanzania:Renewable Energy Plan to Address Climate Change

Wed, 2018-07-04 17:49
[Daily News] WHILE concerns about climate change are being actively addressed through different ways including pushing for enforcement of conventions and international protocols, Zanzibar is recording success with its people gradually helping stop damaging the environment.

Ghana:Street Hawking During the Rainy Season

Wed, 2018-07-04 16:09
[Business Day] The major cities of Ghana are famous for their economic and commercial hub. As such road users in and within Accra as well as tourist are always confronted with the dense presence of people from all walks of life moving back and forth on along principal road pavements of Accra with various items offered for sale.

South Africa:How a Woman Secures Her Shack When It Rains

Wed, 2018-07-04 15:44
[GroundUp] "I know I am supposed to be happy just like everyone else but for me rain means sleeping with one eye open," says Masiphumelele resident Zimkhitha Sihlo.

Namibia:EU Steps Up International Cooperation On Climate Change

Wed, 2018-07-04 14:17
[New Era] The scale of the climate challenges we face today and in the future is clear. The adverse effects of climate change are already being felt around the world and pose a great threat to our planet and its people. Moreover, they could undermine both the development gains made over many decades and the prospects for achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

Africa:How Adapting to Different Climates Has Helped a Pest Spread Across the Globe

Wed, 2018-07-04 14:14
[The Conversation Africa] If you have ever bitten into a fruit and been disgusted to find it wriggling with cream-coloured maggots, you have already met at least one member of the fruit fly family.

Nigeria:8 Out of 9 Niger Flood Victims Are Girls, 1 Still Missing - Official

Wed, 2018-07-04 08:25
[Daily Trust] Minna -All but one victim of the Monday flood disaster in Rafi Gora community and Angwar Nasarawa in Kontagora local government area of Niger State were all girls, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency has disclosed.

South Africa:Water and Sanitation On Rise in Dam Levels in Western Cape

Tue, 2018-07-03 16:50
[Govt of SA] Significant rainfall over the weekend and early this morning has brought needed relief to the Western Cape dams. According to the latest dam levels assessments of 2 July 2018, , the combined average dam levels for the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS) are at 48.33% as compared to 42.33% last week.

South Africa:When Rains Came to Monwabisi Park, Khayelitsha

Tue, 2018-07-03 11:17
[Daily Maverick] Heavy Cape Town rain continued throughout July 2, and while many considered the downpour a reprieve from the drought, the weather was bittersweet for those living in informal settlements who were forced to endure freezing temperatures, strong winds and flooding.

Nigeria:Rainstorm Again, Kills One, Destroys Over 100 Houses in Daura

Tue, 2018-07-03 08:10
[Guardian] One person has been confirmed dead and over 100 houses affected by another rainstorm on Sunday night in Daura, Katsina State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

East Africa:Time to Transform - and Join Up - Climate Adaptation

Mon, 2018-07-02 16:15
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Under the Paris Agreement on climate change, all countries must set goals for their efforts to adapt to climate impacts - something that will be taken up at the next climate talks in Poland in December. When it comes to adaptation, setting a global goal simply won't work, as adapting to local impacts is very specific to each place, though that doesn't make setting a global adaptation goal any easier.

South Africa:Thousands Affected By Heavy Rains in Western Cape, While Some Roads Snowed Over

Mon, 2018-07-02 13:34
[News24Wire] About 4 000 homes were affected by flooding in informal settlements around Cape Town after heavy rain, while at least two mountain passes in Witzenberg near Ceres have snowed over and are unsafe for travel.

Sudan:More Cracks in the Ground By West Kordofan Rainfall

Mon, 2018-07-02 12:12
[Radio Dabanga] El Fula -Heavy rainfall and floods have caused another surface crack in West Kordofan on Wednesday, days after a similar incident took place in the region. This time, the land slide caused damage to houses.

Zimbabwe:Bombs, Disability and Climate Change

Mon, 2018-07-02 11:13
[The Herald] The bomb attack at White City Stadium is heartbreaking in many ways, but once again exposes the extended danger and risk that people living with disability face at a time of disaster, man-made or natural. In the disturbing video footage shown on national television and circulated widely on various social media platforms in the aftermath of the June 23 blast, one event is particularly distressing.

South Africa:Cape Town Hit By Floods After Heavy Rains

Mon, 2018-07-02 11:10
[News24Wire] While some Capetonians celebrated the gushing rain hitting their city on Sunday, the City of Cape Town said its disaster co-ordinating teams were working to mitigate any possible problems caused by flooding.