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Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai - Schools in Affected Areas Not Ready for Re-Opening

Mon, 2019-05-06 17:31
[New Zimbabwe] OVER 100 schools in Cyclone Idai hit areas of Chimanimani and Chipinge are not ready for re-opening, the United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has revealed.

Africa: Planet's 'Unprecedented' Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'

Mon, 2019-05-06 17:03
[UNEP] Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April - 4 May) in Paris.

Zimbabwe: Govt Ups Maize Distribution in Drought-Hit Areas

Mon, 2019-05-06 16:10
[The Herald] Distribution of maize to cushion communities from hunger has been upscaled in the two districts of Gokwe to cover all rural wards.

South Africa: Government Reaches Out to Eastern Cape Flood Victims

Mon, 2019-05-06 12:46
[] Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is in Ngqeleni, Eastern Cape, today for an outreach programme.

Africa: Getting Real On Meeting Paris Climate Change Commitments

Mon, 2019-05-06 12:08
[IMF] Climate change is the great existential challenge of our times. It is a challenge that spans all regions, with especially severe consequences for low-income countries.

Africa: IMF Executive Board Reviews Fiscal Policies for Paris Climate Strategies

Mon, 2019-05-06 12:05
[IMF] On March 18, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed a paper providing country-level guidance on the role, and design of, fiscal policies for implementing climate mitigation strategies that countries have submitted for the 2015 Paris Agreement and for addressing vulnerabilities in disaster-prone countries.

Kenya: Expect Heavy Rains, Flash Floods for the Next 3 Days

Mon, 2019-05-06 11:54
[Nation] The weatherman has warned of the possibility of heavy rains and flash floods in several areas in the next three days.

Mozambique: Pause in Torrential Rains Helps Cyclone Aid Effort

Mon, 2019-05-06 11:20
[VOA] A break in the torrential rains that followed Cyclone Kenneth has allowed aid workers to make progress in reaching remote parts of northern Mozambique.

Africa: How Cities Can Approach Redesigning Informal Settlements After Disasters

Sun, 2019-05-05 19:36
[The Conversation Africa] Recent devastating flooding in parts of South Africa as well as the second massive cyclone to batter neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe in just two months has raised alarm bells about the effect of climate change on the region.