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Zimbabwe: Events Evolution Pledges More to Idai Survivors

Wed, 2019-05-08 16:54
[The Herald] When many seem to have forgotten about the disaster that hit Zimbabwe a couple of months ago, arts and events company, Events Evolution soldiers on in assisting victims of Cyclone Idai, and engaging various stakeholders for support and aid.

Africa: What You Need to Know About the Threats to Life on Our Planet

Wed, 2019-05-08 16:46
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Humans are putting the survival of a million species on the line.

Zimbabwe: Deafening Silence On Disability, Cyclone Idai

Wed, 2019-05-08 16:19
[The Herald] The rapid and comprehensive response by the national and international community to the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai is a true sign of the spirit of "Ubuntu" among the people of Zimbabwe and the world. However, amid the relief efforts, there has been little action on a critical issue -- disability.

Kenya: Lucky Escape as Residents Wake Up to Sunken Car Park After Rains

Wed, 2019-05-08 15:17
[Nairobi News] Residents of an apartment block in Ruaka woke up to the shock of their lives on Wednesday after a section of the car park sunk following night rains.

Namibia: LPM Blames Drought Situation On Government

Wed, 2019-05-08 15:04
[Namibian] THE Landless People's Movement (LPM) has blamed the drought situation in the country on poor intervention by the government.

Mozambique: Breastfeeding Is Critical for Child Survival Following Cyclones in Mozambique

Wed, 2019-05-08 14:54
[WHO] Breastmilk is the best source of food for all babies wherever they live but, in emergency settings where there is a high risk of diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition, breastfeeding can be critical for child survival.

Mozambique: Investigating 'Sex for Food' Allegations in Mozambique

Wed, 2019-05-08 14:48
[HRW] Human Rights Watch recently reported on disturbing allegations that survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique were being forced to have sex with community leaders in exchange for food. The next day, the United Nations pledged to investigate the allegations. It's a chance to protect women and girls in Mozambique and end exploitation of vulnerable cyclone victims.

Namibia: Over U.S.$39 Million Drought War Chest Announced

Wed, 2019-05-08 13:00
[New Era] Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila yesterday announced a N$573 million drought package aimed at helping farmers and families currently gripped by severe drought. The package was welcomed with open arms by almost all MPs - including opposition benches -- when the PM made the announcement in the National Assembly.

Namibia: Meatco Foundation Supports Ohangwena Cooperative

Wed, 2019-05-08 11:44
[New Era] Windhoek -The Meatco Foundation, Meatco's corporate social investment wing, has been supporting individuals and farmers' organisations to improve their plight of farmers, especially in communal areas, focusing on the livestock sector. The foundation has been doing this by providing technical support, business plan developments, facilitating financial support by means of donors and implementing support projects and farming interventions.

Kenya: Weatherman Says Coast Region to Experience Heavy Rains

Wed, 2019-05-08 11:43
[Nation] Coast Residents have been warned to brace for heavy rains starting Wednesday through to the weekend.

Malawi: Election Preparations Impacted by Cyclone Idai Flooding

Wed, 2019-05-08 11:40
[VOA] As Malawi gears-up for elections this month, candidates and voters say flooding from March's Cyclone Idai has already negatively impacted the vote. Some registered voters living in evacuation camps lost voting registration certificates in the floodwaters while candidates say they can't get their message to would-be supporters living in evacuation camps.

Uganda: Flood Victims Still Homeless

Wed, 2019-05-08 09:42
[Monitor] Buyende/Kamuli. Flood victims in Buyende and Kamuli districts are still homeless weeks after floods ravaged their area, leaving 18 people dead.

Africa: Shock Report About Life On Earth - We're in Deep Trouble

Tue, 2019-05-07 16:31
[Daily Maverick] The United Nations Special Report on Global Warming in 2018 sounded a sharp warning few could disagree with: Earth has a problem. A new UN report on Biodiversity released this week revealed the size of that problem.

Namibia: Union Welcomes Drought Relief

Tue, 2019-05-07 14:43
[Namibian] NAMIBIAN National Farmers Union president Jason Emvula yesterday welcomed president Hage Geingob's declaration of the drought as a state of emergency.

Nigeria: Climate Change Fuelling Fatal Nigeria Conflicts

Tue, 2019-05-07 13:04
[CAJ News] Abuja -THE United Kingdom (UK) is concerned at the impact of climate change that is driving deadly violence between farmers and livestock herders in Nigeria.

Africa: UN and African Union in 'Common Battle' for Development and Climate Change Financing

Tue, 2019-05-07 12:04
[UN News] UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a "quantum leap" in funding for development and climate change for Africa, speaking to journalists on Monday, following the plenary meeting of the latest United Nations-African Union (AU) Conference, which took place in New York.

South Africa: No Tomorrow, Part Three - the Climate Blindness of EFF and the Rest

Tue, 2019-05-07 11:10
[Daily Maverick] South Africa emits way more greenhouse gas than the United Kingdom, which has just become the first country on Earth to declare a 'climate emergency'. Yet, despite the extreme weather events that have assailed our part of the world lately, we simply don't get the urgency of the crisis. And nowhere is this better reflected than in the manifestos of the parties contesting the 2019 elections. So what is a voting citizen to do?

Kenya: Nairobi County Receives Sh200 Million From UK to Revamp Disaster Management

Tue, 2019-05-07 08:08
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi County government has received Sh200 million from the United Kingdom towards improving disaster knowledge, management and response.

Botswana: New Technologies Handy

Mon, 2019-05-06 19:06
[Botswana Daily News] Goodhope -Mosisedi Commercial Farmers have been urged to come up with methodologies of combating climate challenges.

Africa: Bittersweet Nature of Nitrogen Calls for Better Management Practices

Mon, 2019-05-06 18:06
[UNEP] Nearly 80 per cent of the air we breathe is nitrogen, a harmless inert gas. However, nitrogen also combines with other atoms to form chemical compounds--known as "reactive nitrogen" or "fixed nitrogen" (Nr)--that are essential for life on Earth but, at high concentrations, also hugely damaging to the environment.