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Namibia: Ohangwena Registers 38,116 for Drought Relief

Mon, 2019-09-16 10:47
[New Era] The regional council has registered 38 116 Ohangwena residents severely affected by the recurrent drought to benefit from the government's drought relief programme.

Africa: Don't Sweat About Earth, Just Save Your Children

Mon, 2019-09-16 09:57
[Daily Maverick] Launching Daily Maverick's Our Burning Planet climate journalism unit in Cape Town, former Irish president Mary Robinson, Amnesty International's Kumi Naidoo and journalist Kevin Bloom painted a picture of a civilisation that could remake itself from the opportunity that the crisis brings.

Nigeria: Nigeria Partners Niger, Chad On Rehabilitation of Lake Chad Basin

Mon, 2019-09-16 08:20
[Premium Times] Nigeria, Niger and Chad are working on a joint trans-border agroecosystem project aimed at the restoration of livelihoods and rehabilitation of the Lake Chad Basin.

Africa: Let's Get Climate Action Into Traction With Gender Equality

Fri, 2019-09-13 18:44
[IPS] United Nations -Climate change is already altering the face of our planet. Research shows that we need to put all our efforts over the coming decade to limit warming to 1.5°C and mitigate the catastrophic risks posed by increased droughts, floods, and extreme weather events.

Africa: Dumping Fossil Fuels to Drive Green Development

Fri, 2019-09-13 18:43
[IPS] Cape Town -Disinvestments in fossil fuels amounting to 11 trillion dollars - eight times the global GDP - have been recorded in the last six months of this year, according to a new report.

Senegal: Senegal to Get $22m Drought Pay-Out From AU Agency

Fri, 2019-09-13 18:37
[East African] Senegal will receive at least $22 million drought insurance compensation from continental firm, the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company (ARC).

Somalia: Somaliland's Quest to Defuse a Climate Timebomb

Fri, 2019-09-13 17:40
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] When Hawo Mohamed woke one morning to find about a dozen of her goats dead, she knew her life as a herder was coming to an end.

Africa: AfDB's Solar Project Aims At Making Africa a Renewable Power House

Fri, 2019-09-13 17:06
[IPS] United Nations -When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030.

Sudan: Symposium Launches in Gaziera State On Climate Changes

Fri, 2019-09-13 11:34
[SNA] Madani -Public Administration for Agriculture of the Ministry of Production and Economic Resources in Gaziera State organized a symposium on Thursday entitled" Climate change, its Impacts on Rain Fed Sector and Troubleshooting". The symposium was organized in collaboration with Meteorological Sudanese Society, Gaziera State Branch.

Zimbabwe: Health Time Bomb - Gold Rush in Cyclone Hit Areas Cause Upsurge in STIs

Fri, 2019-09-13 11:25
[263Chat] Gold rush in Cyclone Idai hit areas of Manicaland province has seen a drastic upsurge in Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), a health catastrophe that is likely to give the ministry of Health and Child Care severe headache,.

Southern Africa: 9,2 Million in Region Acutely Food Insecure - UN

Fri, 2019-09-13 10:50
[The Herald] Over nine million people in Southern Africa could face severe hunger following a harsh drought that hit the entire sub-continent in the 2018-19 cropping season, according to the United Nations.

Uganda: Floods Ravage Alebtong District

Thu, 2019-09-12 20:18
[Monitor] Floods have devastated Omoro and Adwir sub-counties in Alebtong District damaging property, destroying crops and displacing families.

Africa: Fighting Climate Change One Tree at a Time - Why We Need Reforestation

Thu, 2019-09-12 15:39
[allAfrica] Cape Town -It's Arbor Month in South Africa and the government has encouraged its citizens to get their hands dirty and plant trees. Dedicating a month to tree-planting may seem a laudable goal, but one person chose to take that vision further and combat deforestation in Tanzania. But what would an initiative that aims to introduce 50 million trees around Mount Kilimanjaro require and what was the inspiration for it?

Zimbabwe: Mealie-Meal Shortage Hits Bulawayo

Thu, 2019-09-12 11:17
[New Zimbabwe] Shops in Bulawayo have run out of mealie-meal, a development that has forced some retail outlets in the country's second largest city to ration the staple commodity.

Nigeria: MACCI Charges Minister On Implementation of Climate Change Plan of Action

Thu, 2019-09-12 10:32
[This Day] As part of efforts to mitigate the hazards associated with climate change, the Media Advocacy on Climate Change Initiative (MACCI) has set a performance agenda for the recently sworn in Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood.

Namibia: Over 30 000 Drought-Related Cattle Deaths Recorded in Seven Months

Wed, 2019-09-11 18:56
[New Era] As fodder and pasture continue to decline and the dry season soldiers on, over 30 000 drought-related cattle deaths were recorded in Namibia between October 2018 and April 2019 -- the normal rainfall season.

Africa: 'Panic Like Your House Is On Fire' - Why We Should Support the Global Climate Strike On 20 September

Wed, 2019-09-11 16:26
[Daily Maverick] Barely 17% of South Africans are 'climate change literate' - meaning they know what climate change is, understand its negative effects on long-term weather patterns and that it is caused by human activity. A full 59% either haven't heard of climate change or know nothing about it.

Southern Africa: Climate Fight Has Faith On Its Side

Wed, 2019-09-11 16:23
[Daily Maverick] Spring Day, 1 September, saw the Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute start a new wave of activism centred on the Season of Creation, a worldwide movement aimed at sanctifying and protecting the environment and its inhabitants.

Africa: 'Business As Usual' Could Lead to Catastrophic Global Sea-Level Rise, Says New Study

Wed, 2019-09-11 15:58
[UNEP] As hurricane season bears down on many people and communities this month, one of the key factors linked to increasing severity of a storm's impacts - sea level rise - sees new predictions emerge for "worst-case scenarios".

Nigeria: NEMA Distributes Relief Materials to 2,500 Daura Flood Victims

Wed, 2019-09-11 13:51
[Premium Times] At least 2,200 flood victims in Daura Local Government Area of Katsina State have received relief materials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as part of its effort to provide temporary relief to the victims.