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Kenya: Over 70 Families Displaced in Baringo Floods

Tue, 2020-07-28 10:59
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Floods in Tiaty and other parts of Baringo County have displaced 70 families after Tangulbei river broke its banks.

Kenya: Weather Agency Projects Rainfall Exceeding 70mm in Rift Valley

Tue, 2020-07-28 09:20
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Meteorological Department has predicted rainfall exceeding 70mm in most parts of the Rift Valley region including the counties of Baringo, Elgeyo-Marakwet, West Pokot, Uasin Gishu and Laikipia.

Nigeria: Nigerian Climate Activist, Gloria Bulus, Bags 'Green Ring Award'

Mon, 2020-07-27 15:54
[Premium Times] Nigeria climate change activist, Gloria Bulus, has bagged the "Alfredo Sirkis Memorial Green Ring Award" from former U.S Vice-President, Al Gore, at the 44th Climate Reality Leadership Corps Global Training.

Nigeria: Suleja Flood - Death Toll Rises to 11

Mon, 2020-07-27 15:14
[Daily Trust] The death toll of the Saturday's flood in Suleja, Niger State, rose to 11 on Sunday.

Nigeria: Premium Times Journalist Selected for Climate Reporting Fellowship

Mon, 2020-07-27 10:38
[Premium Times] A PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Oladeinde Olawoyin, has been selected for the Climate Tracker's Investigative Journalism Fellowship.

Nigeria: FCT Agency Cautions Residents Against Driving During Heavy Rainfall

Mon, 2020-07-27 08:32
[Daily Trust] The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Saturday cautioned Abuja residents against driving during heavy downpour to avoid endangering their lives.

Africa: More Conservation 'Could Create U.S.$454 Billion a Year'

Sun, 2020-07-26 15:22
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Protecting 30 per cent of the earth's surface by 2030 could result in greater economic opportunities for emerging economies, such as those in Africa, a report says.

Seychelles: Environmental Activist From Seychelles Featured in Book About Climate Change

Sun, 2020-07-26 13:02
[Seychelles News Agency] An environmental activist from Seychelles is featured in a book that amplifies voices worldwide that seek to raise awareness and provide solutions to combat the issue of climate change.

Mozambique: Decades After Devastating Cyclone, Mangroves Are On the Rebound in Mozambique

Sat, 2020-07-25 18:39
[UNEP] In the lead up to International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on July 26, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is running a series of stories on mangroves, and their impact on the environment and economies of countries across the world.

Ethiopia: Commission Warns Flooding Risks in Ethiopia

Sat, 2020-07-25 18:27
[ENA] National Risk Disaster Management Commission (NDRMC) warned that intense seasonal rainfall could displace 434,000 people out of the two million people at risk in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia: PM Plants Trees in Afar Regional State

Sat, 2020-07-25 14:53
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA (FBC) - Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed this morning planted trees at the new park in Semera town, Afar Regional State.

Mozambique: Society Has Collective Responsibility for Environment

Fri, 2020-07-24 18:54
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday urged all segments of Mozambican society to accept collective responsibility for the environment.

East Africa: New Guidelines Aim to Support Mangrove Restoration in the Western Indian Ocean

Fri, 2020-07-24 17:29
[UNEP] Nairobi, 24 July 2020 -- For many coastal communities, including those in the Western Indian Ocean region, mangroves are critical to economic and food security. A new set of guidelines on mangrove restoration for the region aims to support the restoration of its degraded mangrove ecosystems and support recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Ethiopia: PM Abiy Plants Seedling At New Park in Semera

Fri, 2020-07-24 17:27
[ENA] Semera, July, 24/2020 (ENA) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accompanied by steering committee members of the Green Legacy initiative has planted seedlings today at a new park in Semera town, Afar region.

Kenya: Climate Movement Set to Launch Laudato Si' Animators' Course

Fri, 2020-07-24 16:44
[CISA] Nairobi -- The Global Catholic Climate Movement has invited interested people to register for the next Laudato Si' animators' course set to begin on July 29.

Somalia: Somalia and Somaliland to Benefit From New UK Support to Tackle Locusts

Fri, 2020-07-24 12:40
[PR Newswire] Mogadishu, Somalia -- UK aid package will help control millions of locusts attacking crops across East Africa, Yemen and South West Asia

Somalia: Government Allocates U.S.$500k to Help Flood Victims in Lower Shabelle

Fri, 2020-07-24 10:44
[Dalsan Radio] The government of Somalia on Wednesday announced $500,000 to help thousands of victims affected by floods in the Lower Shabelle region.

Nigeria: How Flood Claims 2 Lives, Destroys Houses in Gombe

Fri, 2020-07-24 10:14
[Daily Trust] Gombe -- Early morning downpour last Monday claimed two lives, destroyed several houses and properties worth millions of naira in Gombe metropolis and some towns and villages of the state.

Rwanda: Farmers in Drought-Prone Rwinkwavu Find Gold in Climate-Resilient Horticulture

Fri, 2020-07-24 09:54
[New Times] In an area with history of prolonged droughts, horticulture is fast becoming a solution for both environmental conservation and a lifeline for household economies in Rwinkwavu Sector, Kayonza District.

Nigeria: Communities Beg Bauchi LG to Construct Drainages to Tackle Flooding

Fri, 2020-07-24 09:46
[Daily Trust] Bauchi -- Residents of Anguwan Sarakuna and Magaji quarters areas of Bauchi metropolis have begged Bauchi Local Government Council to construct drainages to tackle incidents of flood that is ravaging the area every rainy season.