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Zimbabwe: Road Rehab Shelved Due to Heavy Rains

Mon, 2019-01-07 11:24
[The Herald] The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development has suspended road rehabilitation projects in the Midlands Province due to heavy rains.

Uganda: 4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Scares West Nile

Mon, 2019-01-07 09:29
[Monitor] A 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck West Nile region at 9:15pm Saturday night. Areas affected by the shaking are Yumbe, Arua town, Maracha, Kihuuba village in Masindi and Gulu Town.

Uganda: Storm Destroys Kyambogo Varsity Exam Scripts

Sun, 2019-01-06 20:07
[Observer] Kyambogo University art and design students are stranded following Friday evening's heavy rains that destroyed a showroom where their art and design pieces were kept awaiting marking.

Kenya: Solar Motorcycles Take On Nairobi Smog

Sun, 2019-01-06 12:14
[Deutsche Welle] Nairobi's reliance on motorcycles is hindering efforts to reduce carbon emissions, as manufacturers struggle to adapt to clean energy technology. But a new solar-powered three-wheeler could help clean up the city's act.

South Africa: One Killed, Three Injured in Betty's Bay, Pringle Bay Blaze - Fire Chief

Thu, 2019-01-03 15:26
[News24Wire] One person has died and three others have been seriously injured in the Overstrand fire.

South Africa: Man Arrested Over Devastating Betty's Bay, Pringle Bay Fires

Thu, 2019-01-03 15:15
[News24Wire] A man has been arrested following a devastating blaze that tore through the Overstrand area, in the Western Cape.

Zimbabwe: Heavy RainTo Hit Countrywide, Warns Weather Services

Thu, 2019-01-03 10:48
[The Herald] THE Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has forecast heavy rains in excess of 50 millimetres across the country within 24 hours starting yesterday, bringing hope to farmers whose crops had begun showing signs of moisture stress.

Africa: Ten Humanitarian Crises and Trends to Watch in 2019

Thu, 2019-01-03 07:57
[IRIN] Geneva -These 10 crises and trends will help shape our coverage in 2019. Here's why they have our attention and should demand yours.

Kenya: Kenya's World-Class Story Not Told

Wed, 2019-01-02 16:07
[Nation] At the largest conference of parties on climate change in Poland last month, the Kenyan delegation should have taken advantage of the occasion to showcase our remarkable achievements to the 200 countries physically represented by 30,000 delegates and millions following the event through the media.

South Africa: Heavy Rainfall Wreaks Havoc in Sebokeng

Wed, 2019-01-02 14:26
[News24Wire] Scores of residents in Sebokeng in the Vaal have been left devastated following heavy rains that have wreaked havoc in the area since Sunday.

Mozambique: El Nino Threatens Drought in Southern Mozambique

Mon, 2018-12-31 10:29
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican National Meteorological Institute (INAM) has warned that the "El Nino" weather phenomenon is recurring this year, and could lead to poor rainfall in the south and centre of the country.

Mozambique: Govt Decrees Orange Alert

Fri, 2018-12-28 18:42
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Thursday decreed an "orange alert" because the country is now entering the peak of the 2018-19 rainy season, with risks of flooding on some of the main river basins.

South Africa: Gift of the Givers Aims to Bring Temporary Relief to Drought-Hit Beaufort West Municipality

Fri, 2018-12-28 12:17
[News24Wire] Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers is expected to deliver tons of bottled water to the drought-stricken Beaufort West Municipality in the Western Cape on Friday.

Africa: Aborted Fuel Tax Initiative in France - Its Ramifications for Green Growth

Fri, 2018-12-28 11:50
[IPS] Paris -Emmanuel Macron was voted to French Presidency in 2017 with the mission of strengthening the integration of the European Union and pursuing economic and ecological reforms. So from the outset, he was set to distinguish himself, not just in Europe but on the world stage, especially after President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement. So Macron held the summit meeting on 'One Planet' in Paris last December to push for stronger environment and climate policy. He also spoke of the environ

Africa: From Venomous Snails to Sunsetting Solar Panels, a Look At Our Top Stories of 2018

Fri, 2018-12-28 10:16
[Ensia] This past year was filled with troubling environmental stories, from  devastating hurricanes and deadly wildfires  to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's recent report giving the world just 12 years to make major changes or face climate devastation on a scale for which there is "no documented historic precedent."

Africa: Climate Change - Why the Air You Are Breathing Could Send You to the Grave

Thu, 2018-12-27 16:53
[East African] Climate change is the single greatest health challenge that the world faces today, because it affects all aspects of human life and threatens to undo all the improvements made in health, warns a report by the World Health Organisation.

Africa: Africa Gets Enhanced Funding Pledges At Poland Climate Talks

Thu, 2018-12-27 15:18
[East African] Africa was a big beneficiary at the just concluded climate change talks in Katowice, Poland, getting strong financial commitments to help it push its climate change agenda.

South Africa: Dashboard Shows Just How Much Water Cape Residents Are Saving

Thu, 2018-12-27 14:39
[News24Wire] Cape Town's water users never managed to meet the stringent target of 450 million litres a day, set by the City when Level 6b restrictions were in force for most of 2018. But they are managing to stay well below the target of 650 million litres a day under the more relaxed Level 3 restrictions.

Nigeria: NIMET Predicts Dust Haze Weather for Wednesday

Thu, 2018-12-27 13:12
[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze to thick dust haze weather conditions with reduced visibility over most parts of the country on Wednesday.

Malawi: Malawi Braces for More Flood Misery - Dausi Says K68.5bn Set Aside, National Resilience Startegy Developed

Mon, 2018-12-24 17:06
[Nyasa Times] Rain-battered Malawi is bracing itself for more flooding chaos and government has set aside K68.5 billion ($94.1 million) for the humanitarian response plan, Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi has said.