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Africa: Common Myths About Plastic-Free Living Debunked

Wed, 2019-03-06 13:54
[This is Africa] Getting started on a drastic new lifestyle can be daunting and often the myths associated with it can deter you entirely. Here we debunk some of the myths that surround plastic-free living to help you get started on an environmentally sensitive lifestyle.

Africa: The Smart Money Is Jumping the Sinking Coal Ship

Wed, 2019-03-06 10:32
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Namibia: Nearly Complete, Now Neckartal Awaits Rain

Tue, 2019-03-05 14:44
[New Era] Keetmanshoop -Construction of the N$5.7 billion Neckartal Dam in the //Kharas Region is essentially complete but the project's strength needs to be tested with rainwater - which has been scarce because of prevailing dry conditions.

Namibia: Council of Churches Holds Mass Prayer for Rain

Tue, 2019-03-05 14:11
[New Era] Ongwediva -A large number of people turned up at the University of Namibia's Hifikepunye Campus on Sunday afternoon to pray for rain and other social challenges affecting the country.

South Africa: The National Arts Festival Is On, Despite the Drought

Tue, 2019-03-05 13:56
[Daily Maverick] As you are likely to have heard, our city, Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), is experiencing the effects of a severe drought -- the worst we've seen in 220 years. Still, we are prepared and look forward to seeing you between 27 June and 7 July.

Namibia: Firstrand Namibia Reaches Out to Drought-Stricken Farmers

Tue, 2019-03-05 12:59
[New Era] Windhoek -FirstRand Namibia employees contributed over N$45 800 towards the Namibia Farmers Drought Assistance (Namibië Boere Droogtehulp) programme, as part of the FirstRand Namibia 111 Random Acts of Kindness initiative, where N$111 was allocated to each employee to assist a worthy cause of their choice.

Sudan: Sudan's Youth Step Up to Address Climate Change

Tue, 2019-03-05 11:53
[UNEP] Kofi Annan once said, "Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society's margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies."

Zimbabwe: Looming Food Crisis Hits Chipinge District

Tue, 2019-03-05 11:40
[] In a period still shaken by austerity economic policies and a highly contestable political space coupled with social anxiety, the el Niño induced drought is beginning to manifest its fangs in Chipinge District. The district has land for the production of maize and other drought-tolerant small grains such as millet and sorghum, which are all important food sources, as well as economic opportunities for the locals. However, maize and other small grain harvest is likely to be lower than the basic house

Namibia: Government Calls for International Aid On Drought

Mon, 2019-03-04 14:28
[Namibian] Justice Minister Sacky Shanghala has appealed to the international community to join the government's efforts in minimising the negative impacts of climate change in Namibia.

Zimbabwe: Cattle Face Pasture Shortages

Mon, 2019-03-04 11:34
[The Herald] More than 250 000 head of cattle confronted with depleted pastures in Chiredzi have received a timely boost after the district received 250mm of rainfall during the past two weeks.

Tanzania: Sumbawanga Recalls Deadly Storm That Claimed 4 Lives

Mon, 2019-03-04 10:41
[Daily News] A GLOOMY situation hanged on 17 villages in Rukwa Region following the death of four people and 2,390 people being rendered homeless after their houses were badly damaged by heavy rain accompanied by strong winds.

Kenya: Relief as Rain Puts Out Part of Mt Kenya Fires

Mon, 2019-03-04 10:05
[Nation] Mother Nature has come to the aid of overwhelmed firefighters after heavy rains on Saturday put out part of the huge fire on Kirinyaga Castle Forest on the southern side of Mt Kenya National Park.

Tanzania: Elephant Grass Threat to Tanzania's Ngorongoro Park

Mon, 2019-03-04 10:01
[East African] Authorities in Ngorongoro Conservation Area are fighting the spread of an invasive elephant grass now spreading to occupy the highlands of the wildlife-rich park.

Africa: Scientists Warn Global Warming Could Decimate Fish Supplies and Fuel Migration

Mon, 2019-03-04 09:56
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Fisheries provide about 260 million full-time and part-time jobs globally with seafood products a critical export for developing nations

South Africa: KZN Water Supply Looks Promising, but Conservation Is a Must - Umgeni Water

Fri, 2019-03-01 15:35
[News24Wire] After years of poor rains and dry weather, one of KwaZulu-Natal's main dams is overflowing with water, bulk water supplier Umgeni Water said on Friday.

Nigeria: Zaria Records First Rainfall in 2019

Fri, 2019-03-01 13:56
[Guardian] Zaria in Kaduna State on Thursday recorded its first rainfall in 2019, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Southern Africa: SADC Wary of Drought Driven Conflicts

Fri, 2019-03-01 12:03
[CAJ News] Windhoek -A SERIES of conflicts, resulting from insufficient rainfall most of the region is likely to receive in the current season, are feared to hit the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Rwanda: 48,000 Households Stuck in High Risk Zones Ahead of Heavy Rains

Fri, 2019-03-01 11:05
[New Times] Last year, the economy lost an estimated Rwf204 billion to disasters, which also left 234 people dead and 268 injured.

Nigeria: Expert Warns Nigerian Farmers Not to Be Deceived By Early Rains

Fri, 2019-03-01 08:05
[Premium Times] Nigerian farmers have been advised not to be deceived by the early rainfall in the Savannah region to rush into agricultural activities.

Malawi: Dodma Grooms 80 Trainers in Disaster & Climate Risk Management

Thu, 2019-02-28 13:47
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) has embarked on disaster and climate risk management trainings of trainers (ToTs) for selected government ministries and departments to help break the cycle of disasters that affects millions of people in the country.