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Kenya:Patel Dam Tragedy - 44 Dead, 41 in Hospital and 40 Missing

Fri, 2018-05-11 09:43
[Nation] The rumble at about 8pm on Wednesday sounded like a faint clap of thunder.

Kenya:20 Children Among Those Confirmed Dead in Dam Collapse

Fri, 2018-05-11 08:35
[Capital FM] Nakuru -The death toll in the Subukia dam tragedy has hit 41 even as rescuers searched for more people reported missing.

Rwanda:Crops Worth Rwf4 Billion Destroyed By Heavy Rains

Fri, 2018-05-11 08:06
[New Times] Farmers in various parts of the country are worried that they might face food insecurity following heavy rains that have ravaged the country for the past months, submerging crops on thousands of hectares.

Tanzania:More Should Be Done As Tanzania Braces for More Rains

Thu, 2018-05-10 17:14
[Daily News] WITH the rains continuing to wreak havoc in several parts of the country, it came as interesting information to learn that about 80 percent of the city's residents live in settlements that are not surveyed.

Somalia:OIC Calls for Urgent Assistance to Help Flood-Hit Somalia

Thu, 2018-05-10 16:51
[Shabelle] The OIC General Secretariat calls upon the Member States and their humanitarian organizations to urgently extend immediate assistance to Somalia, which is currently facing devastating floods in the southern parts of the country affected by the heavy rains on the Ethiopian highlands.

Kenya:Govt Assures of Continued Support to Affected Flood Families

Thu, 2018-05-10 15:59
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Government now claims it has distributed food worth 600 million shillings to flood victims across the country.

Zimbabwe:9 000 Farmers Take Up Climate Smart Agric

Thu, 2018-05-10 12:18
[The Herald] ABOUT 9 000 farmers in the province have taken up Climate Smart Agriculture programme, offered by the Zimbabwe Framers Union to ensure food security.

Tanzania:Heavy Rains and Floods Call for 'National Action'

Thu, 2018-05-10 11:39
[Deutsche Welle] African governments must take a fresh look at how they monitor climate change so they could 'identify what it brings to their countries,' warns Anaclet Rwegyarura.

Nigeria:Rainstorm Destroys 200 Houses, 15 Injured in Rivers

Thu, 2018-05-10 11:24
[Guardian] Port Harcourt -About 15 persons, including school pupils, were severely injured, while more than 200 houses got destroyed after a downpour was accompanied by heavy storm in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The incident has rendered many persons homeless as numerous sheets of roof were blown off.

Kenya:At leat 20 Die as Nakuru Dam Bursts

Thu, 2018-05-10 10:11
[Capital FM] Nairobi -At least twenty people have been killed when Patel Dam burst overnight flooding villages in the Subukia area of Nakuru County.

Nigeria:Climate Change - Nigeria's Productivity Could Decrease By 30% By 2050, Says Report

Thu, 2018-05-10 09:18
[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria's economic productivity could decrease by up to 11 per cent by 2020 and up to 30 per cent by 2050 as a result of climate change, a new report has revealed.

Kenya:This is How Nairobi Weather Will Look Like Coming Weekend

Thu, 2018-05-10 08:43
[Nairobi News] Nairobians have been warned to brace for flash floods on Thursday and Sunday when rainfall is expected to be heavier than usual.

Mauritius:Greenhouse - Towards Elaboration of a Mitigation Strategy and Action Plan

Wed, 2018-05-09 18:25
[Government of Mauritius] The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) for Low Carbon Island Development Strategy for Mauritius will assist in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in a more integrated and sustainable way towards achieving the target of reducing the emissions by 30 % by 2030.

Africa:African Smallholder Farmers Get Insurance Payouts of U.S. $ 1.5 Million After Low Rainfall

Wed, 2018-05-09 16:53
[WFP] Rome -Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance pay-out to date for vulnerable farmers under an innovative climate risk management scheme known as the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4).

South Africa:MEC Albert Fritz Hosts Hygiene and Drought Campaign At ECD Centres in Langa, 8 May

Wed, 2018-05-09 13:59
[Govt of SA] Tomorrow, the Western Cape MEC of Social Development will continue the department's ECD Hygiene & Drought campaign at the Noluthando Pre-School in Langa.

Somalia:Qatari-Turkish Campaign Provides Aid to Flood Victims in Somalia

Wed, 2018-05-09 11:31
[Shabelle] Some 5,000 Somali families have availed of the aid provided by a joint Qatari-Turkish campaign to help flood victims in Baldwin, Somalia.

Kenya:Rescuers Dig Out Car From Mud After Being Swept By Floods, Four Bodies Found

Wed, 2018-05-09 08:50
[Nairobi News] Four bodies of people who drowned at the notorious River Enziu in Kitui County three weeks ago were on Tuesday found trapped inside the car they were traveling in.

Nigeria:We Will Return Lake Chad Basin to Its Former Glory - Buhari

Wed, 2018-05-09 08:30
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to help return the Lake Chad Basin to its former glory.

Nigeria:Climate Change - Buhari Seeks Support From International Community

Wed, 2018-05-09 08:22
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja reiterated the need for sustained financial, technical and capacity building support from the international community to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change in the country.

Nigeria:Buhari Pledges to Mitigate Effects of Drying Lake Chad

Wed, 2018-05-09 08:22
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that Nigeria had initiated measures to mitigate the negative effects of the shrinking Lake Chad on the people of the area.