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Kenya: Landslide Kills Two in West Pokot

Fri, 2020-10-16 08:28
[Nation] Two people died on Wednesday night after a landslide occurred in Weiwei, West Pokot County.

Kenya: Rift Valley Lakes Have Been This High Before. but There's Cause for Concern

Thu, 2020-10-15 20:11
[The Conversation Africa] Recent high water levels of Kenya's Rift Valley lakes have flooded properties and displaced communities, most notably around Lakes Baringo and Naivasha.

Uganda: Floods Continue to Wreak Havoc in Obongi, Moyo

Thu, 2020-10-15 19:26
[Monitor] By Scovin Iceta

Zimbabwe: Water Crisis Hits Binga and Dete

Thu, 2020-10-15 18:03
[] Binga residents are up in arms against council who they accuse of failing to remit their payment to the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) leading to water disconnection. Some of the residents pay their water bills to Binga Rural District Council (BRDC) who in turn pay the water authority.

Zimbabwe: Govt Urged to Adopt People Centered Climate Change Policies

Thu, 2020-10-15 17:57
[263Chat] Civil society players in Manicaland say climate change mitigation strategies and policies should place communities at the centre of all adaptation measures.

Africa: Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Africa's Great Green Wall

Thu, 2020-10-15 16:55
[Africa In Fact] The African Union's ambitious plans to revitalise the Sahel region face daunting challenges, including financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic

Uganda: Cattle Traders Lament After Floods Cut Off Kapelebyong-Katakwi Road

Thu, 2020-10-15 15:27
[Monitor] Businesses have been paralyzed in some parts of Teso sub region as floods continue to wreak havoc and cutting off main roads in the area.

Uganda: Floods Cut Off Kapelebyong-Katakwi Road

Thu, 2020-10-15 15:27
[Monitor] Businesses are at a standstill in some parts of Teso region as floods wreaked havoc in the area and cut off Ajeleik Bridge that connects Kapelebyong and Katakwi districts.

South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Eastern Cape Dam Levels

Thu, 2020-10-15 13:48
[Govt of SA] The provincial storage of water levels in Eastern Cape saw a marginal increase for the first time in many months due to the rains that fell in some part of the province in the last week. While this is welcome, the water challenges in the province are far from over and water users are urged to be circumspect in the manner in which they consume water.

Seychelles: Seychellois Students Illustrate Climate Change Concerns in 'Big Draw' Event

Thu, 2020-10-15 13:47
[Seychelles News Agency] Students from five schools in Seychelles shared their concerns about climate change through black and white drawings as they participated in this year's 'Big Draw' - a visual literacy charity event.

Tanzania: Day Five - Raging Fire Continues to Consume Kilimanjaro

Thu, 2020-10-15 12:21
[Citizen] Moshi -- Five days after fire erupted on Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain is still burning even with concerted efforts by a multi-task force to contain the flames.

Malawi: Heavy Rains Claim Two Lives in Mchinji - Hundreds of Households Destitute

Thu, 2020-10-15 12:11
[Nyasa Times] Heavy rains have killed two people and left over 248 households destitute in the area of Traditional Authority Mavwere in Mchinji District.

Zimbabwe: Heavy Rains Plunge Gokwe Into Prolonged Darkness

Thu, 2020-10-15 11:41
[New Zimbabwe] Gokwe was left plunged in darkness for four days following heavy rains which have been pounding the country in recent days.

Ethiopia: Premier, President Isaias Visit Entoto Natural Park

Thu, 2020-10-15 11:30
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Isaias Afwerki visited Entoto Natural Park yesterday.

Tanzania: Magufuli to Avail Funds to Reshape Ng'ombe River, Address Dar Flood

Thu, 2020-10-15 11:24
[Daily News] CCM presidential candidate, Dr John Magufuli yesterday in Dar es Salaam said that his government has allocated 32bn/- to reshape Ng'ombe River and in turn, will control floods in parts of the city.

Tanzania: Downpour Kills Six in Dar

Thu, 2020-10-15 11:24
[Daily News] HEAVY rains that pounded Dar es Salaam City for hours on Tuesday left six people dead, with Police confirming deaths of another five family members in a fire incident.

Africa: Climate Research Is Critical in Africa - How to Make It More Visible

Thu, 2020-10-15 10:49
[The Conversation Africa] Weather and climate have far-reaching effects on every part of life. The timing of seasons, range of daily and seasonal temperatures, the amount of rainfall - these all influence things as diverse as food production, disease prevalence and tourism.

Tanzania: TMA Explains the Cause of Monster Rains

Thu, 2020-10-15 10:36
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- A day after heavy downpour brought the commercial capital Dar es Salaam to its knees, residents of the expansive city will today heave a sigh of relief after the Tanzania meteorological Authority said there will be less rain.

South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Water Levels in Enhlanzeni District

Thu, 2020-10-15 10:08
[Govt of SA] Recent rains improve water levels in the listed dams in the Ehlanzeni District

South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Vaal Dam Water Levels Decline

Thu, 2020-10-15 10:08
[Govt of SA] Vaal Dam plummets to lowest levels but not at its worst