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Rwanda: How Rwanda Plans to Raise U.S.$11 Billion for Climate Ambitions

Wed, 2020-12-30 08:26
[New Times] In a virtual climate ambition summit two weeks ago, Rwanda unveiled a $11 billion (Rwf10.2 trillion) plan to combat climate change and build adaptation to its effects in the next 10 years.

Mozambique: Cyclone Chalane to Hit Beira

Tue, 2020-12-29 18:24
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Cyclone Chalane is moving west across the Mozambique Channel and is expected to reach Beira tomorrow morning (Wednesday 30 Dec) with winds up to 100 km/h, as the cyclone picks up heat and energy from the warm Mozambique Channel.  It is predicted to continue west into Zimbabwe Wednesday afternoon. The cyclone comes just 9 months after the devastating cyclone Idai. Chalane should be less damaging, but still with strong winds and heavy rain.

Nigeria: Yobe Governor Calls for Caution to Combat Fire Incidents During Harmattan

Tue, 2020-12-29 14:59
[This Day] Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Mai-Mala Buni, has called for extra vigilance during the harmattan season to combat incidents of fire disaster.

Africa: Hungry for Change - Faulty Food Systems Laid Bare By Covid-19 and Climate Crises

Tue, 2020-12-29 12:08
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The pandemic has made it harder for farmers - already grappling with climate extremes - to sell their harvests, while rising poverty pushes more city residents to use food banks

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Chalane to Bring Continuous Rains - Met Dept

Tue, 2020-12-29 10:45
[The Herald] Senior Reporter

Nigeria: Govt Makes Clean Cooking Part of Climate Change Response

Tue, 2020-12-29 07:49
[This Day] Nigeria is currently revising its commitment to the Paris Agreement. It has identified the provision of clean cooking energy as one important effort to alleviate poverty and reduce emissions of harmful gases that cause climate change.

Mozambique: Cyclone Chalane in Mozambique Channel

Mon, 2020-12-28 20:04
[AIM] Maputo -- Tropical cyclone Chalane entered the Mozambique Channel on Monday morning, after crossing Madagascar.

Southern Africa: Chalane Heads for Mozambique Channel

Mon, 2020-12-28 12:03
[The Herald] Deputy News Editor

East Africa: Cyclone Over Madagascar, Heading Towards Beira

Sun, 2020-12-27 20:15
[AIM] Maputo -- Tropical cyclone Chalane hit the east coast of Madagascar on Saturday, and is now forecast to follow a course that will take it across the Mozambique Channel in the direction of Beira.

Zimbabwe: Churches Offer Evacuation Centres As Cyclone Chalane Response

Sun, 2020-12-27 12:53
[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) is putting in place a number of response mechanisms to the anticipated Cyclone Chalane expected to hit the eastern parts of the country in a few days' time.

Zimbabwe: Resilient Cyclone Idai Victims Build Make Shift Bridge

Thu, 2020-12-24 16:03
[The Herald] Manicaland Bureau

Zimbabwe: Lest We Forget Cyclone Idai

Thu, 2020-12-24 16:03
[The Herald] African Agenda

Ethiopia: Implementing a New Initiative for Adding Value to Green Addis Ababa

Thu, 2020-12-24 13:08
[Ethiopian Herald] It is crystal clear that quite a lot of fruitful activities have been carried out in the length and breadth of Ethiopia with the purpose of greening the country and adding a majestic look to its attention-grabbing natural resources.

South Africa: SA Poised for Wet Christmas

Thu, 2020-12-24 11:55
[] The Department of Water and Sanitation says South Africans are poised for a bumper wet Christmas following persistent rains that fell over large parts of the country in the past month.

Kenya: Slum Weather Data Project Wins Praises

Thu, 2020-12-24 11:32
[Nation] For many Kenyans, the weather forecast is a routine that goes unheeded. But for residents of Kibera in Nairobi, being up to speed with weather patterns is a critical part of life.

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Warns of Another Cyclone

Thu, 2020-12-24 11:03
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa Wednesday warned the Southern African region could soon be hit by yet another cyclone, almost two years after the region was ravaged by Cyclone Idai which killed over 1 300 people in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.

Madagascar: Cyclone Chalane to Hit Madagascar On Christmas Day

Wed, 2020-12-23 18:51
[263Chat] Weather experts continue to issue warnings of a tropical storm that is building up in the Indian Ocean and could make landfall in Madagascar at the weekend and proceed towards the Mozambique Channel early next week.

Africa: Joint AU - ARC Press Release Launch of the First Parametric Tropical Cyclone Risk Insurance Product in Africa

Wed, 2020-12-23 18:19
[African Union] The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group is proposing a new insurance mechanism to African countries in the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) region to cope with the devastating effects of the tropical cyclones. This parametric insurance product will provide countries with predictable and rapid financing for early response to cope with emergency situations caused by tropical cyclones. The mechanism is a significant milestone to building resilience to climate-related disasters on the African continent.

Zimbabwe: Silobela Villagers Marooned As Rivers Flood

Wed, 2020-12-23 12:31
[New Zimbabwe] MOST villagers in Silobela, Midlands province have been cut off from essential services after rivers flooded making it impossible for them to access service centres such as Silobela hospital, schools and police stations, local legislator has confirmed.

South Africa: North West Tackles Water Shortages

Wed, 2020-12-23 12:23
[] North West Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs MEC, Mmoloki Cwaile, has confirmed that all water infrastructure grants will be made available to finance projects aimed at alleviating water shortages in the province.