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Uganda: Floods Disrupt Traffic, Business in Kampala

Tue, 2020-07-07 18:31
[Monitor] Whenever the skies open, transport and businesses in most parts of Kampala comes to a halt.

Africa: COVID-19 - a Terrifying Glimpse of a Future Where Overpopulation and Climate Crisis Overwhelm Earth

Tue, 2020-07-07 17:35
[Daily Maverick] A major consequence of overpopulation and the climate crisis is that wildlife has had to adapt to living in a new proximity to human beings. The increased contact between humans and wild animals has massively increased outbreaks of infectious zoonotic diseases like Covid-19.

South Africa: U.S.$360,000 Drought Relief Grant Goes 'Missing'

Tue, 2020-07-07 16:52
[Daily Maverick] Only R5m of a R30m grant for drought relief provided to the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality, based in Graaff-Reinet, was spent. The rest of it cannot be traced. This was one of the findings made by the auditor-general in a report on the municipality's finances for the 2018/2019 financial year.

Cameroon: Heavy Rains Hit Douala

Tue, 2020-07-07 11:30
[Cameroon Tribune] Persistent Torrential downpour has left the city in a sea of water with differing fortunes on inhabitants.

Nigeria: Flood - Ogun Govt Orders Residents to Relocate From River Channels

Tue, 2020-07-07 09:18
[Premium Times] The Ogun State Government on Sunday ordered residents living along river channels to relocate with immediate effect to avoid the ravages of flood.

Nigeria: NIMET Predicts Thunderstorms, Rains Tuesday to Friday

Tue, 2020-07-07 08:46
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted thunderstorms and rains from Tuesday to Friday across the nation.

Zimbabwe: Rusape Villagers Unite to Restore Dangerous Gulley

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:50
[The Herald] Soil erosion represents a downward spiral of degradation of the land -- soil erodes, which means less fertile soil, which means plants grow less vigorously, which means less ground cover, which then means more erosion etc. On and on it goes.

Uganda: Floods Displace Hundreds in Nakasongola

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:31
[Monitor] Nakasongola -- Flash floods have submerged a section of the Lwampanga Health Centre IV in Nakasongola District , paralysing normal operations at the maternity unit .

Liberia: Flood Victims in New Kru Town Frustrated Over Govt. Failure to Find Lasting Solution to Sea Erosion

Mon, 2020-07-06 14:46
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Several aggrieved victims of sea erosion in the Borough of New Kru Town on the Bushrod Island, outside Monrovia have vowed to stage a peaceful protest at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs offices of President George Manneh Weah due to the 'failure' of government to find permanent solutions to the severe hardship they are encountering as a result of persistent erosion.

Nigeria: Flooding - Ogun Govt to Demolish Structures On Waterways, As Residents Count Losses

Mon, 2020-07-06 09:54
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -- The Ogun State government yesterday declared it would demolish structures obstructing waterways in the state to prevent a reoccurrence of flooding.

Ghana: 'COVID-19 Is a Wake-Up Call' - Ghana to Develop National Plan for Climate Adaptation

Fri, 2020-07-03 13:54
[UNEP] The Government of Ghana has launched the process to develop a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) in efforts to build nationwide resilience to climate change impacts. The project is the first of its kind in Ghana to use future climate projections to plan over large timescales, up to the year 2080.

Mauritius: Minister Ramano Encourages the Population to Produce and Use Organic Compost

Fri, 2020-07-03 12:47
[Government of Mauritius] Some forty Non-Governmental Organisations and Cooperative societies received compost bins and composting tools in presence of the Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr. Kavydass Ramano, this afternoon, in Port-Louis.

Nigeria: Emir of Wase Begs Buhari, Lalong Over Collapsed Bridge

Fri, 2020-07-03 10:16
[Daily Trust] Jos -Emir of Wase, Alhaji Muhammadu Haruna Sambo yesterday begged President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Simon Lalong to rehabilitate the collapsed bridges in Wase and Shendam Local Government Areas.

Ghana: Ho Residents Count Losses From Heavy Rainfall

Thu, 2020-07-02 14:23
[Ghanaian Times] Ho -Residents of Donokodzi and Desiadenyo in Ho are counting their losses after two days of intermittent downpour caused massive floods which filled their homes up to knee level.

Africa: We're Flying Less. and Wild Places That Count On Tourism Dollars Are Starting to Take a Hit.

Thu, 2020-07-02 13:42
[Ensia] Rincon del Mar, a beachside hamlet on Colombia's Caribbean coast, is part of a burgeoning industry that is helping to turn the tide for the country's peacetime economy and its environmental conservation.

Algeria: Government Approves Creation of Body in Charge of Reviving Green Dam

Thu, 2020-07-02 13:25
[Algerie Presse Service] A Government meeting chaired on Sunday by Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad has adopted a draft executive decree on the creation of a coordination body in charge of reviving the Green Dam and fighting desertification.

Africa: Soka Gakkai Joins With Itto to Support Forest Restoration in Togo, West Africa

Thu, 2020-07-02 12:15
[PR Newswire] Tokyo -On July 1, 2020, Minoru Harada, President of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist organization, met with Dr. Gerhard Dieterle, Executive Director of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), for the signing of a memorandum to launch a reforestation project providing income opportunities for women's groups in two rural areas of Togo.

East Africa: Erratic Weather Gearing to Serve Up Historic Dry Spells and Flooding

Thu, 2020-07-02 08:55
[East African] Just when the region thought the worst of the flooding was over, the weatherman is warning of another bout; only this time, some areas will be spared but dealt another devastating blow: extra-ordinarily dry spells.

Mozambique: EU Supports Increased Resilience Against Drought

Wed, 2020-07-01 18:12
[AIM] Maputo -The European Union has contributed three million euros (about 3.4 million US dollars) to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities for better adaptation to the impacts of climate change in drought-prone areas in the Mozambican provinces of Gaza and Tete.

South Africa: Investors and Activists Push Standard Bank to Clean Up Its Climate Act

Wed, 2020-07-01 14:07
[Daily Maverick] In a first for South Africa, climate justice NGOs called on Standard Bank shareholders to vote against the re-election of five climate-conflicted directors at the bank's 26 June 2020 AGM.