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South Africa: As the Karoo Hopes for an End to Its Worst Drought in a Generation, the Region's History May Hold Important Lessons for Its Future

Mon, 2020-02-17 11:55
[New Frame] Heleen van Wygharden loves to dance. In the 1970s, still in her early thirties, she attended a dance with other farm workers. Between pirouettes, she started to notice the guitarist who was guiding her steps from the edge of the room. Piet was short and quiet and never entered the fray. "Hy is nie 'n baie goeie danser nie. Maar, Jissus, hy kon kitaar speel (He's not a very good dancer, but, Jesus, he could play guitar)," remembers Heleen.

Zimbabwe: Lasting Solution Needed in Flood-Prone Areas

Mon, 2020-02-17 11:36
[The Herald] In Zimbabwe, February is the month of floods.

Zimbabwe: Binga Floods Destroy 180 Homes

Mon, 2020-02-17 10:45
[New Zimbabwe] At least 181 homes were badly damaged with 37 of them completely damaged, according to preliminary reports from various organisations that visited Binga to assess the extent of damage caused by floods that hit the area last week.

Zimbabwe: Kariba Water Challenges Worsen

Mon, 2020-02-17 10:39
[The Herald] The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has further reduced the allocation of water for power generation at Kariba hydro-power station for 2020, which will result in suppressed electricity supplies from the power station.

Uganda: Ugandans Asked to Prepare for Above Normal Seasonal Rains

Sun, 2020-02-16 11:55
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Ugandans have been asked to prepare adequately for the above normal rainfall conditions expected in the country between months of March, April and May.

Africa: Climate Change Opens Up 'Frontier' Farmland, but At What Cost to the Planet?

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:19
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Climate change could expand farmland globally by almost a third but would also bring significant environmental threats, including a risk of increased emissions from soils

South Africa: Greenpeace Welcomes Ramaphosa's 'Light Bulb Moment' On Climate Crisis

Sat, 2020-02-15 11:18
[News24Wire] "The greatest existential threat" - this is how President Cyril Ramaphosa described the global climate crisis in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday.

South Africa: Higher Antarctic Temperatures Bad News for South Africa's Climate

Sat, 2020-02-15 10:02
[News24Wire] Researchers have noted that the Antarctic has experienced a temperature spike as part of a warming climate trend that could impact on South African weather.

Zimbabwe: Flash Floods Hit Chimanimani, Chipinge

Sat, 2020-02-15 08:56
[263Chat] The scepter of the ghost of Cyclone Idai has once again hit the eastern province as flash floods damaged bypasses erected to allow for repair works on bridges destroyed by last year's violent rains.

Mozambique: Torrential Rains Flood Parts of Manica and Sofala

Fri, 2020-02-14 18:43
[AIM] Maputo -Sussundenga (Mozambique), 14 Feb (AIM) - The Secretary of State for the central Mozambican province of Manica, Edson Macuacua, on Thursday demanded that members of the provincial government show a greater capacity of response to avoid further loss of life in the regions recently lashed by torrential rains.

Africa: Ten Years Left to End Hunger - Why Hope Grows On Small Farms

Fri, 2020-02-14 18:22
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Extreme weather events are becoming the new normal, posing an existential threat to our food systems.

South Africa: SONA a Lightbulb Moment for Ramaphosa

Fri, 2020-02-14 18:12
[Greenpeace Africa] In response to the President's State of the Nation address, Greenpeace Africa's Political Advisor, Happy Khambule, has said: "Greenpeace Africa welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement at SONA that the climate crisis is being taken seriously. Recognising the difficulty and complexity of the situation brought on by Eskom's self-imposed years of decay, the President has displayed leadership and a commitment to safeguarding South Africa's future by prioritising rooftop solar. It is also c

Africa: Climate Change Can Set the Stage for Violent Conflict - Expert

Fri, 2020-02-14 17:59
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Levels of poverty, economic opportunities, and unemployment are key factors increasing the likelihood of conflict, and there has been strong agreement that climate change, is a major driver of violent conflict. Climate has affected the risk of violence within countries, and as global temperatures climb, the risk of armed conflict is expected to increase substantially. But some of the biggest uncertainties are about how and why.

Africa: How Climate Climate Change Contributes to Insecurity

Fri, 2020-02-14 17:59
[allAfrica] Cape Town -In this allAfrica explainer we delve into the relationship between climate change and conflict on the continent

Kenya: Kenya Is Experiencing Strange Weather. What's Behind It

Fri, 2020-02-14 16:36
[The Conversation Africa] Many parts of Kenya have been experiencing torrential rainfall for a couple of months now. This has resulted in floods and landslides.

Nigeria: Airlines Lose Revenue to Harmattan Haze

Fri, 2020-02-14 16:15
[This Day] Domestic airlines lost huge revenue on Wednesday and Thursday, due to flight cancellations and delays occasioned by bad weather.

Zimbabwe: Govt Confirms Infrastructure Damage in Binga, Chimanimani

Fri, 2020-02-14 14:14
[263Chat] An official from the Department of Civil Protection, Nathan Nkomo has confirmed the damage caused by heavy rains to infrastructure in Binga and Chimanimani.

Zimbabwe: It's Actually a Govt Truck - WFP Corrects Mangwana

Fri, 2020-02-14 14:11
[New Zimbabwe] It has turned out that the haulage truck which submerged in river water in Gokwe while trying to cross a bridge in Gokwe ferrying food aid, had been hired by the government and not the World Food Programme (WFP).

Liberia: Liberia Hosts Green Climate Fund Board

Fri, 2020-02-14 13:42
[New Dawn] The Board of Green Climate Fund (GCF) has gathered in Liberia to discuss a strategy to better support climate action here. The 24 - member GCF Board meeting was held recently at the Farmington Hotel outside Monrovia.

Zimbabwe: Govt Hails Diamond FM's Role in Cyclone Idai

Fri, 2020-02-14 13:35
[The Herald] Government has commended diversified media group Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Ltd's Diamond FM 103.8 radio station for its extensive coverage of the Cyclone Idai national disaster and contributing to disseminating information that helped the country receive donor funding for the victims.