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Uganda: Kasese Authorities Call for New Investors As Floods Ravage Kilembe Mines

Mon, 2020-05-11 20:12
[Monitor] Kasese municipality mayor, Mr Godfrey Kabbyanga, has called on government to get back to the drawing board and find a serious investor who can take over management of Kilembe mines after it has been ravaged by floods.

Zimbabwe: Need for Cyclone Idai Survivors to Adopt Smart Climate Farming

Mon, 2020-05-11 14:08
[New Zimbabwe] As Zimbabwe, which was last year ravaged by the tropical storm, Cyclone Idai early recovers from the climate-induced disaster, affected communities should adopt smart agriculture as a road to rebuilding affected ecosystems, a top environmentalist has suggested.

Kenya: Hunger Looms in West Pokot As Floods Sweep Away Crops

Mon, 2020-05-11 12:15
[Nation] Farmers and residents living along the River Suam in West Pokot County are counting huge losses as hunger looms after their crops and property were destroyed by floods.

Uganda: Kasese Hit By Second Wave of Flash Floods in 3 Days

Mon, 2020-05-11 10:41
[Monitor] Residents of Kasese District in western Uganda woke up on Sunday to the second wave of flash floods after three days of the torrents that hit the district when four major rivers burst their banks at 1am on Thursday.

Uganda: Over 100,000 Affected As Floods Ravage Kasese

Mon, 2020-05-11 10:02
[Monitor] More than 100,000 people have been affected by floods that hit Kasese District on Thursday destroying gardens, bridges, schools, houses and other properties.

Kenya: Floods Kill Nine and Displace Thousands

Sat, 2020-05-09 10:54
[Nation] Some 50,000 people have been displaced by floods in four counties in western Kenya, the largest number in the past six decades.

Zimbabwe: Japan Provides Millions to Fight Hunger

Fri, 2020-05-08 16:27
[CAJ News] Harare -Japan has announced an additional US$14,8 million (R272,3 million) to ensure food security to vulnerable populations in Zimbabwe.

Malawi: Country Records Highest Agro Output in Years

Fri, 2020-05-08 16:23
[CAJ News] Lilongwe -After successive years of food crises aggravated by extreme drought and flooding, things are looking up for Malawi, which is anticipating the highest output of the staple maize in five years.

Nigeria: Windstorm Destroys Classroom Blocks in Bauchi

Fri, 2020-05-08 14:07
[Daily Trust] Bauchi -A windstorm has destroyed a newly renovated primary school building in Dabe village in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Africa: Homing in On Methane Emissions From the Oil and Gas Industry

Fri, 2020-05-08 12:29
[UNEP] The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) stands with those suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. UNEP is responding in a number of ways, including by supproting global efforts to protect biodiversity, to put an end to the illegal trade in wildlife, to safeguard the handling of chemicals and waste and to promote economic recovery plans that take nature and the climate emergency into account. This article is one of several highlighting UNEP's duty to help nations build back better after the pandemic t

Somalia: Floods Kill 16 in Somalia

Fri, 2020-05-08 11:49
[Shabelle] At least 16 people have died while more than 200,000 others have been affected by torrential rains and riverine floods since the Gu (April-June) rains started in Somalia a month ago, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Wednesday.

Liberia: Liberians Are Combating Coronavirus and Storm At the Same Time

Fri, 2020-05-08 10:48
[FrontPageAfrica] Barnesville -David Wesseh, a resident of Kebbah, appears confused after his two houses were unroofed by a heavy storm. Wesseh, his wife and his seven children are being accommodated by friends not far from where his roofless houses stand, but he is worried that he and his family could catch coronavirus.

Rwanda: Torrential Rains Claim 55 Lives Countrywide

Fri, 2020-05-08 09:56
[New Times] The Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) says that heavy rains that pounded different parts of the country on the night of Wednesday, May 6, claimed the lives of fifty-five people and destroyed a number of properties in six districts across the country.

Africa: The Crises of 2020 Will Delay the Transition to Clean Energy

Thu, 2020-05-07 18:10
[IPS] Caracas -The oil slump, global recession and uncertainty about the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic will fuel the appetite for cheaper fossil fuel energy and delay investments in renewables, affecting the targets of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Kenya: Thousands Stare at Evacuation As Lake Victoria Islands Submerged

Thu, 2020-05-07 15:50
[Nation] The government may have to evacuate families living on Remba and other islands in Lake Victoria as the water reaches alarming levels, local leaders have said.

Uganda: 500 Families in Busia Displaced By Floods

Thu, 2020-05-07 14:53
[Monitor] At least 500 families from seven Sub-counties in Busia District are in urgent need of shelter and food after surging water volumes on Lake Victoria and floods razed their homes.

Uganda: Flash Floods Cut Off Kasese, Bundibugyo

Thu, 2020-05-07 14:26
[Monitor] Flash floods have again hit Kasese district cutting off Kasese-Fort Portal main road at Nyamwamba Bridge.

Rwanda: Heavy Rains Kill 17 People in Gakenke, Nyabihu Districts

Thu, 2020-05-07 13:24
[New Times] Heavy rains that ravaged many parts of the country Wednesday night claimed the lives of at least 17 people in just two districts.

Kenya: Govt to Move People By Force From Flood-Prone Areas

Thu, 2020-05-07 10:40
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Security forces have started moving people in flood-prone areas to safer grounds following imminent danger posed by the ongoing rains across the country.

Kenya: Raging Floods Have Claimed Atleast 194 Lives and Displaced Thousands

Thu, 2020-05-07 10:33
[Nairobi News] Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has said at least 194 people have been killed by floods being experienced in different parts of the country.