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South Africa: Donations Stream in for Gift of the Givers' KZN Water Collection Drive

Thu, 2022-04-28 16:48
[Daily Maverick] The floods in KZN have left many people without water or exposed to sewage leakages because of damage to sanitation infrastructure. These donations will not only ensure access to drinking water in affected communities, but also enable cleaning and decontamination procedures in hospitals.

Tanzania: Plastic Bottle Is an Asset, Not for Ocean Dumping

Thu, 2022-04-28 16:16
[Daily News] A wristwatch can be a luxury thing to an old woman, but a necessity to a doctor and to prove this, meet Shafina Jaffer, an African artist, who has been trained in the UK at Slade School of Art, Ruskin School of Art & the Royal College of Arts and you realize that used water bottles in the analogy you would discard as unnecessary are of use in her world.

Africa: Governments Urged to Insure Citizens Against Disaster Risk

Thu, 2022-04-28 15:29
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Africa Risk Capacity (ARC) has called on African governments to insure their citizens from natural disasters to avoid the need of dashing for aid from western countries.

Uganda: Public Urged to Utilize Current Rains to Plant Trees

Thu, 2022-04-28 11:59
[Nile Post] Members of the public have been urged to utilize the current rains that are being experienced around the country to plant more trees to replenish the environment.

Nigeria: NiMet Predicts 3-Day Sunshine, Cloudiness From Thursday

Thu, 2022-04-28 11:24
[Premium Times] NiMet's weather outlook released on Wednesday in Abuja predicted sunny skies on Thursday with patches of clouds over the northern region.

Africa: Population and Development Commission - 'Perfect Storm' of Crises Take Shape

Thu, 2022-04-28 09:51
[UN News] Against the backdrop of shifting population demographics, conflicts, post-pandemic shocks and climate change, the developing world is on the brink of a "perfect storm" of debt, food and energy crises, experts warned the Commission on Population and Development on Monday.

Africa: Here's How to Reverse Land Degradation

Thu, 2022-04-28 08:23
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi/Durban -- From South Africa to Kenya, Africa is fast losing healthy land - but solutions are emerging

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa - Joint Sitting of Parliament On Widespread Flooding

Wed, 2022-04-27 16:54
[Govt of SA] Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Joint Sitting of Parliament on widespread flooding, Good Hope Chambers, Cape Town

South Africa: Grandstanding and a Pricey Designer Scarf Blight the Joint Parly Sitting On KZN Floods

Wed, 2022-04-27 16:54
[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa appealed for unity to rebuild flood-ravaged KwaZulu-Natal, but was let down by his own side. ANC Premier Sihle Zikalala decided to tackle DA water tanker jabs with some of his own. And National Council of Provinces deputy chairperson Sylvia Lucas' sartorial choices raised eyebrows.

South Africa: UN Team Visits KZN to Offer Assistance in Areas Affected By Floods

Wed, 2022-04-27 16:51
[SAnews.gov.za] A technical team of the United Nations (UN) in South Africa is currently in KwaZulu-Natal to assess the damage in the parts of the province that were affected by the recent floods.

South Africa: Flood Relief - SA Will Not Stand for Acts of Self-Enrichment

Wed, 2022-04-27 16:49
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent a stern warning to government departments and businesses providing goods and services, that South Africa will not stand for acts of self-enrichment at the expense of those who need relief - following a deluge of catastrophic floods in some parts of the country.

South Africa: Cost Recovery for KZN Floods Estimated in the Billions

Wed, 2022-04-27 16:48
[SAnews.gov.za] The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (PRASA) preliminary assessment of the rail infrastructure that was damaged during the floods in parts of KwaZulu-Natal has been estimated at between R2.6 billion and R2.9 billion.

Gambia: NBR Feels Climate Change Impact As Governor Urges for Integrated Approach in Resilience Building

Wed, 2022-04-27 15:51
[The Point] The governor of North Bank Region has reiterated that Climate Change is and continues to be a major economic, social & environmental problem and therefore called for aggressive and integrated approach in building local capacities on climate resilience in a bid to reduce the negative impact and phenomenon on the livelihood of the local population.

Africa: Humanity On 'Spiral of Self-Destruction' As Disasters Rise, UN Warns #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2022-04-27 14:49
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Disasters have cost an average of about $170 billion each year in the last decade but developing nations and their poorest people suffering disproportionately

South Sudan: Women and Girls Battle Mounting Sexual Violence Amid Conflict and Climate Crises #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2022-04-27 14:08
[UNFPA] Bentiu -- "I used to collect firewood, make charcoal, and sell fresh milk to help meet our family's needs," Nyachar Gatneay Rial, 38, told UNFPA. "Now I have to sell tea in the local market to earn some money."

Nigeria: Lagoon Threats - Lagos Allays Fears Over Idumagbo Flood, Sues for Calm

Wed, 2022-04-27 09:44
[Vanguard] Lagos State Government has allayed the fear by Idumagbo residents and environs over incessant flooding of the area, calling for patience.

Nigeria: Kano, Plateau, Others to Experience Heavy Rainfall in Next Three Days - NiMet

Wed, 2022-04-27 09:12
[Premium Times] Most places in the north have been advised to brace for light rains.

East Africa: Lack of Rains in Horn of Africa Affects 20 Million

Wed, 2022-04-27 07:31
[VOA] Nairobi, Kenya -- The U.S. government is giving an additional $200 million to support humanitarian initiatives in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, where more than 20 million people are in need of food, water and medicine. Lack of rain in the region has led to the driest conditions in 40 years.

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