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Zimbabwe:Govt to Compensate Tugwi Flood Victims

Tue, 2018-10-02 12:34
[The Herald] Government has reaffirmed its commitment to settling the outstanding $5 million compensation owed to 1 500 families displaced by flooding in the Tugwi-Mukosi basin four years ago.

Nigeria:Residents of Flooded Bayelsa Communities Row Canoe to Enter Homes

Tue, 2018-10-02 10:03
[Vanguard] Yenagoa -EMBATTLED residents of communities still submerged by flood in Bayelsa State currently use hand-propelled canoes to go into their houses and perform household tasks.

Nigeria:Why Nigeria Is Not Prepared to Deal With Flooding

Tue, 2018-10-02 09:39
[The Conversation Africa] Numerous rivers criss-cross the length and breadth of Nigeria, running both east-west and north-south. The country is also the flood plain of the transboundary Niger and Benue Rivers, which have a number of upstream dams in other countries. The Niger River is by far the most important River in West Africa. It's also the third longest in Africa, with a length of about 4,200 kilometres. Its hydrological basin covers an enormous area.

Africa:Climate Action Could Prevent One Million Air Pollution-Related Deaths

Mon, 2018-10-01 13:18
[UNEP] New research from C40 Cities, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and the New Climate Institute shows that climate action, such as doubling bus network coverage and frequency in cities, could prevent the premature deaths of over one million people per year from air pollution and traffic accidents.

Zimbabwe:Dam Levels Decline

Mon, 2018-10-01 11:14
[The Herald] The national dam levels have declined to an average 75,5 percent due to rising temperatures, but the water is still sufficient to meet the domestic and irrigation requirements, the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) said last week.

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Calls for Swift Action On Climate Change

Mon, 2018-10-01 11:13
[The Herald] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared that climate change "respects no borders" and called on world governments to act with speed to prevent the potential dangerous impacts of the science, especially on the developing world.

Nigeria:Schools Shut As Flood Displaces 150,000 in Bayelsa

Mon, 2018-10-01 10:42
[Daily Trust] Yenagoa -The National Emergency Management Agency yesterday said 150,000 persons were displaced by the recent flood in Bayelsa State.

Nigeria:Flood Threatens Property Markets in Eight States

Mon, 2018-10-01 09:50
[Guardian] Property owners trying to sell their properties in flood-hit parts of the country are yielding to pressure to drop prices as demands for homes in some of the affected locations have reduced drastically, The Guardian investigation has revealed.

Nigeria:EU Hails Nigeria's Ability to Curb Effects of Climate Change

Mon, 2018-10-01 08:25
[Leadership] The European Union, EU, has commended Nigeria for its efforts at combating climate change. The EU Head of Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Kertil Karlsen made this disclosure, Monday, at the opening of the EU Climate Change Diplomatic Week at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Nigeria:150,000 Persons Displaced By Flood in Bayelsa - NEMA

Mon, 2018-10-01 08:12
[Premium Times] No fewer than 150,000 persons have been displaced by flood in Bayelsa, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday disclosed.

Nigeria:Anambra Flood Kills Late Music Maestro, Osadebe's Son

Sat, 2018-09-29 14:25
[Premium Times] Okechukwu Osadebe, the 18-year-old son of late highlife maestro, Stephen Osadebe, has lost his life in the ravaging Anambra flood.

Nigeria:Flood Kills Late Music Maestro Osadebe's Son

Sat, 2018-09-29 13:01
[Leadership] Okechukwu Osadebe, 18-year-old son of late highlife maestro, Chief Stephen Osadebe, has lost his life in a flood disaster in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra.

Nigeria:'Earthquake Likely to Occur in Parts of Nigeria'

Fri, 2018-09-28 08:53
[Daily Trust] The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has identified communities in four states and Abuja as locations where major earthquake may occur in the country.

Kenya:Expect More Rainy Days Ahead If You Live in Nairobi

Fri, 2018-09-28 08:14
[Nairobi News] The late Wednesday afternoon rains in Nairobi's CBD may have caught many city residents unawares, but its a weather pattern that they may have to get used to in the coming days.

Nigeria:Flood Kills Two in Enugu

Thu, 2018-09-27 16:04
[Premium Times] Flood, caused by a heavy downpour, have killed two farm labourers in Enugu State.

South Africa:Karoo Farmers Lose Millions Due to Drought

Thu, 2018-09-27 13:23
[News24Wire] Oudtshoorn farmers, who had their own Day Zero almost a year ago when their irrigation dams dried up, have suffered losses of hundreds of millions of rands in lost production.

Tanzania:Editorial - Let's Put More Effort Into Tackling Climate Change

Wed, 2018-09-26 15:07
[Citizen] Climate change continues to cause suffering across the globe. Too much rain causing floods, lack of rainfall leading to drought and very high or very low temperatures are some of the adverse effects of climate change.

Mauritius:Mauritius to Benefit From AFD's Adapt'action Programme

Wed, 2018-09-26 14:22
[Government of Mauritius] The Adapt'Action programme of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) aimed at providing technical assistance to countries seeking technical assistance for the institutional, methodological and operational implementation of their commitments to the fight against climate change was launched yesterday at the seat of the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development in Port Louis.

Kenya:Met Issues Heavy-Rain and Flashflood Alert in Coast

Wed, 2018-09-26 14:21
[Nation] Coast residents have been warned to be on high alert following expected heavy rains in the region.

Africa:Nigerian President Calls for Global Action On Climate Change, Lake Chad Crisis

Wed, 2018-09-26 11:34
[UN News] A variety of "festering" causes and effects surround crises around the world, Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, said on Tuesday, speaking on the first day of the high-level portion of the United Nations General Assembly's annual general debate.