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Africa: Damage to Land Feeds Migration and Conflict - UN Official

Mon, 2019-09-09 11:13
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Vast swathes of land, from Africa to the Middle East, are being left useless by climate shifts and human pressures such as deforestation, mining and farming, threatening to hike migration and conflict, a senior U.N. environmental official warned.

Africa: Desertification Costs World Economy Up to U.S.$15 Trillion - UN

Sun, 2019-09-08 10:09
[IPS] United Nations -Forest fires, droughts and other forms of land degradation cost the global economy as much as 15 trillion dollars every year and are deepening the climate change crisis, a top United Nations environment official said Friday.

Kenya: Kinangop Lightning Strike Kills Two, Injures One

Sat, 2019-09-07 11:48
[Nation] Two young men were Friday night killed by lightning in Kinangop, Nyandarua County.

Sudan: As Sudan Rebuilds Government, Flood Victims Rebuild Towns

Sat, 2019-09-07 10:34
[VOA] As Sudan awaits formation of a new government following a landmark political deal, hundreds of thousands of houses across the country remain under water.

Ethiopia: FAO Provides Immediate Livestock Protection Assistance to Drought-Affected Pastoral, Agro-Pastoral Communities in Ethiopia

Fri, 2019-09-06 17:30
[Addis Standard] The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing immediate livestock protection assistance to drought-affected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia.

Gambia: Climate Change and Its Impact!

Fri, 2019-09-06 17:22
[The Point] Nearly 80% cities around the globe are expected to undergo dramatic and potentially disastrous climate changes, study finds.

Ghana: Young Africans Create Green Businesses

Fri, 2019-09-06 16:57
[Africa Renewal] The youth are the driving force for action on climate and the environment.

Gambia: Weather Update

Fri, 2019-09-06 11:39
[Foroyaa] Moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms occasionally associated with strong winds are expected during the period from Wednesday evening, 4th September 2019 to early hours of Sunday 8th September 2019, particularly over the coastal areas. This may cause flash flooding over Greater Banjul area and threat to fishing activities. The public and fishermen are advised to observe maximum terrestrial and sea safety regulations.

Uganda: Transport Mess As Floods Cut Off Road in Katakwi

Thu, 2019-09-05 20:40
[Monitor] For the past four months, residents of Angisa Parish in Magoro Sub-county, Katakwi District, have been wading through a flooded road to access social services.

Zimbabwe: Govt, Local Firm in 100,000 Hectare Irrigation Project

Thu, 2019-09-05 15:34
[263Chat] Cabinet yesterday approved a proposal by a local manufacturing company, Maka Resources to set up new irrigation infrastructure and rehabilitate existing ones under the Special Irrigation Development Program as the country seeks to shift from its over-reliance on rain-fed agriculture.

Burundi: Wednesday's Daily Brief - Fear Rampant in Burundi, WHO On Nutrition, Hurricane Dorian Latest, Cyberbullying Poll, Bachelet, One Year On

Thu, 2019-09-05 12:30
[UN News] A recap of Wednesday's main stories: UN rights experts warn 'climate of fear' rampant in Burundi; New health report on proper nutrition; One in three young people say they've been bullied online; and UN's top rights official on world's crises

Tanzania: Sustainable Management Strategies Needed to Address Climate Change

Thu, 2019-09-05 11:08
[Daily News] SUSTAINABLE management strategies are needed to address climate change, which is a major challenge to agriculture and food security. Due to climate change, the agricultural planting calendar has been disrupted, resulting in confusion among Tanzanian farmers.

Kenya: Panic as Nyandarua's Karai Dam Bursts After Downpour

Thu, 2019-09-05 10:33
[Nation] There was fear and panic among residents of Mbuyu Sub-Location, Gwa Kung'u in Nyandarua County after a newly-built public dam burst its banks on Tuesday following a heavy downpour.

Rwanda: Farmers Urged on Early Land Preparation as Rainy Season Starts

Thu, 2019-09-05 09:29
[New Times] Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has urged farmers to start planting quite early as the rainy season has already started.

Rwanda: Meteorology Agency Predicts Moderate Rains

Thu, 2019-09-05 08:07
[New Times] Rwanda Meteorology Agency has predicted moderate rainfall in most parts of the country but warned that some areas might experience flooding.

Africa: Pope Francis Launches Trip to Three Nations Affected By Climate Change

Thu, 2019-09-05 07:43
[Deutsche Welle] Pope Francis is set to visit the cyclone-vulnerable nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius this week. Climate change, corruption and poverty will be on the agenda in talks with leaders.

Kenya: MET Office Warns of Landslides in Murang'a Due to Heavy Rains

Wed, 2019-09-04 11:28
[Nation] The Meteorological Department has urged residents of Murang'a County to brace for enhanced rains and possible landslides.

Kenya: Roads in Kisumu CBD Flooded Following Heavy Downpour

Wed, 2019-09-04 11:28
[Nation] The heavy downpour that hit Kisumu Monday evening exposed the town's poor drainage system.

Rwanda: Farmers Told to Plant Early As Rainy Season Starts

Wed, 2019-09-04 08:06
[New Times] Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has urged farmers to start planting quite early as the rainy season has already started.

Africa: Science Guides UN Actions to Curb Land Degradation

Wed, 2019-09-04 07:19
[Deutsche Welle] Forest fires, droughts, flashfloods and storms: Unusual trends are destroying lives and and making the public jittery because ignorance is no longer excusable, yet policy action seems too slow, writes Ibrahim Thiaw.