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Southern Africa: Droughts Set Region On Ticking Time Bomb

Mon, 2019-12-09 10:23
[CAJ News] Luanda -The severe food insecurity in Southern Africa has triggered numerous crises including child labour, child trafficking, early marriage and transactional sex that could lead to an HIV catastrophe.

Southern Africa: South Africa-Financed Bridges Commissioned in Zimbabwe

Mon, 2019-12-09 10:22
[CAJ News] Chimanimani -South Africa has spent R59 million to construct bridges in Zimbabwean communities left stranded by the deadly Cyclone Idai early this year.

South Africa: Baviaanskloof - Where the Lionheart Dwells

Mon, 2019-12-09 10:05
[Daily Maverick] Deafening is the cry of the dry heat - bellowing off the Baviaanskloof's endless array of rocks, rocks which are strewn lavishly among the plucky spekboom and thicket. The heat seeks to destroy the will to live while lapping up moisture from any source it can find. It is as if nature is seeking to reclaim this parcel of land for herself. Only the foolhardy can even think of venturing out of the comfort of the air-cooled double cab, let alone try to carve out a living here.

Rwanda: Meteorology Agency Warns of More Heavy Rains

Mon, 2019-12-09 08:15
[New Times] Rwanda Meteorology Agency has warned that heavy rains could persist up to the end of December, a situation that requires all sectors to adapt to disaster effects that will come as a result.

Africa: Plan With Us, Not for Us, Say Poor Communities On Climate Protection

Mon, 2019-12-09 08:10
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] From young "climate warriors" planning to improve Lagos slums with solar lighting and cleaner drains, to Bangladeshi researchers working with vulnerable villagers at risk from rising seas, poor communities are generating a huge amount of knowledge on how to live better on a warming planet.

West Africa: Runaway Warming Could Sink Fishing and Reef Tourism, Researchers Warn

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:43
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Reef tourism, a nearly $36-billion-a-year industry today, could see more than 90% losses by 2100, ocean experts warn

Uganda: Death Toll in Bundibugyo Floods Jumps to 22, Several Missing

Sun, 2019-12-08 15:33
[Monitor] The search and rescue team in the western district of Bundibugyo have recovered 10 more bodies following heavy rains that have cause floods and landslides in the area. This brings the total number of bodies recovered so far to 22 as more people are still missing.

Uganda: Bugisu Landslides - More Bodies Recovered As Toll Increases to 13

Sun, 2019-12-08 15:31
[Monitor] Eight more bodies have been recovered in Bududa and Sironko districts following landslides in Bugisu sub-region triggered by heavy rains, bringing the death toll so far to 13.

Namibia: Authorities Warn of Potential Floods in Northern and Central Areas

Fri, 2019-12-06 18:46
[Namibia Economist] The Meteorological Service has issued a warning of potential heavy rains, accompanied by floods across the north-central regions of the country.

Kenya: Ego Spat That Created Flood-Prone Nairobi

Fri, 2019-12-06 15:54
[Nation] Have you ever wondered why Nairobi floods year in year out? This problem may be attributable to poor spatial planning of the city by authorities.

Kenya: Lukenya Students in Narrow Escape as Floods Sweep Away Matatu

Fri, 2019-12-06 15:36
[Nation] Forty Lukenya University students survived a road accident after the 46-seater matatu they were travelling in was swept away by floods at River Kyamela on Emali-Ukia road in Makueni County on Friday.

Kenya: Meteorologist Explains Reasons Behind the Heavy Rainfall

Fri, 2019-12-06 15:36
[Nation] Over the past three months, most parts of Kenya have experienced heavy rainfall that have left more than 132 people dead and hundreds more displaced.

Tanzania: Warning As Heavy Rains Hit Dar

Fri, 2019-12-06 14:24
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania's weather watchdog has renewed its alert over heavy rains which may have disastrous impact.

Kenya: Several Counties Put on High Alert of Expected Heavy Rainfall This Weekend

Fri, 2019-12-06 13:55
[Nairobi News] The latest weather forecast has put 33 counties on high alert of possible heavy rains starting Thursday (yesterday) through the weekend.

Uganda: Experts Warn of More Landslides in Bugisu

Fri, 2019-12-06 13:24
[Monitor] Environment experts have predicted more landslides in Bugisu Sub-region if people ignore interventions designed to mitigate climate change effects.

Africa: Trading Carbon Credits From Nature Sparks Fiery Debate At UN Talks

Fri, 2019-12-06 11:58
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Madrid -Oil and gas companies say earning carbon credits to improve soils and forests will cut emissions - but critics call it a distraction

Nigeria: NIMET to Extend Services to Maritime, Oil Sectors

Fri, 2019-12-06 11:53
[This Day] A member of the House of Representatives has called on the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) to extend its services to the oil and gas, construction and maritime sectors.

Burundi: Dozens Killed in Cibitoke Landslide

Fri, 2019-12-06 11:51
[East African] At least 26 people have been confirmed dead and seven others injured in a landslide in Burundi's Cibitoke province, northwest of the country.

Kenya: Stalled Dyke Project Exposes Budalang'i Residents

Fri, 2019-12-06 11:35
[Nation] Residents of Budalang'i in Busia County have faulted the government for the flooding menace that has hit the region after a compensation row with the State lands agency interrupted rehabilitation of dykes along River Nzoia.

Uganda: Govt Statement on floods, Landslides and Wind Storms Disaster Situation in the Country

Fri, 2019-12-06 11:11