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Africa: Climate Crisis Tears Through Southern Africa With At Least Nine Million Facing Acute Food Insecurity

Fri, 2019-12-06 10:33
[Daily Maverick] Critical humanitarian aid is needed to rescue plunging food security and save the lives of millions of climate-shocked people across southern Africa. This warning comes from several United Nations agencies, relief organisations and independent experts.

Rwanda: Landslides Displace Scores in Musanze

Fri, 2019-12-06 10:05
[New Times] Landslides have swept away at least 16 households in three sectors in Musanze District, rendering scores of residents homeless.

Zimbabwe: Drought - and Economic Woes - Empty Farmers' 'Cattle Banks'

Fri, 2019-12-06 09:43
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nesigwe, Zimbabwe -Farmers are trying to find ways to protect their herds as climate change brings more frequent droughts - but not all are working

South Africa: It's Business As Usual As Sasol Brushes Off Climate Activist Shareholders

Fri, 2019-12-06 09:38
[Daily Maverick] If one of South Africa and the region's biggest polluters were properly regulated and held to constitutional imperatives, instead of appeased and included in government's climate negotiation team, would activists and affected communities have to go this kind of length just to be heard?

Kenya: Police Chopper Comes to the Rescue of Man Who Was Stranded on Rooftop

Fri, 2019-12-06 09:35
[Nairobi News] An amateur video is making rounds on social media showing a police helicopter rescuing a man who is stranded on the rooftop of a house in Joska.

Kenya: Kenyatta Family's Development Project Floods Homes in Ruiru

Fri, 2019-12-06 09:35
[Nairobi News] Developers of an upcoming city, owned by the Kenyatta family in Ruiru, are on the spot after their dam caused rain water to flood homes in surrounding areas in the small hours of Thursday.

Mali: New Tool Predicts Water-Related Conflict Up to Year in Advance

Fri, 2019-12-06 07:43
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Conflicts over water are likely to flare up in Iraq, Mali and India in the coming year, according to the developers of an app launched on Thursday which aims to help prevent violence by flagging up potential flashpoints.

Malawi: VP Chimulirenji Says More Malawians Face Hunger - Promises Relief Food

Thu, 2019-12-05 18:54
[Nyasa Times] Vice President Everton Chimulurenji, who is also Minister responsible for Disaster Management Affairs, has said government us reassessing the number of needy people who are food insecure but appealed to all Malawians not to panic, saying the government has put in place mechanisms to assist them.

Zimbabwe: Sigh of Relief As Government Slashes Mealie Meal Prices

Thu, 2019-12-05 18:51
[263Chat] Government has with immediate effect reduced the price of roller meal from ZWL $101, 66 per 10 kg to ZWL$50, 263Chat can reveal.

Malawi: Japan Advises Govt to Focus On Disaster Prevention Instead of Response

Thu, 2019-12-05 18:50
[Nyasa Times] The outgoing Japanese Ambassador Kae Yanagisawa has advised Malawi to to invest more in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and preparedness describing them as important tools in addressing natural shocks such as floods and drought.

West Africa: In 20 Years, Will Five Arid Nations Be a Sahelistan or a Desert Rose?

Thu, 2019-12-05 18:28
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Sahel region faces crises across multiple fronts, including the accelerated impact of climate change, rapid population growth, extreme poverty and underdevelopment. As these challenges intensify, international attention on Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger has increased, largely owing to the spread of violent extremism and use of the region as a transit route for migrants to Europe, according to the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). Dr Jakkie Cilliers, head of African Futures and Innov

South Africa: Current Rains Expected to Boost Dire Situation

Thu, 2019-12-05 16:37
[] Although South Africa's dam levels continue to lose water week-on-week due to the recent heat wave, the current rains across major parts of the country are expected to boost the dire situation in the next few days.

South Africa: Extinction Rebellion Urges Environment Minister to Declare Climate Emergency

Thu, 2019-12-05 16:16
[GroundUp] Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has asked Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy to declare a climate emergency in South Africa at the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) conference in Madrid, Spain.

Kenya: State Distributes Relief Food to Flood Victims in Isiolo

Thu, 2019-12-05 16:02
[Nation] The government has started distributing food supplies to families affected by floods in Isiolo County.

Kenya: Kenyatta Family Project Floods Homes in Ruiru

Thu, 2019-12-05 16:02
[Nation] Developers of an upcoming city, owned by the Kenyatta family in Ruiru, are on the spot after their dam caused rain water to flood homes in surrounding areas in the small hours of Thursday.

Kenya: Uhuru Dam Bursts Its Banks

Thu, 2019-12-05 16:01
[Nation] Uhuru dam in Ruiru burst its banks early Thursday morning following heavy rainfall.

Angola: Heavy Rain Displaces Families in Cunene

Thu, 2019-12-05 14:42
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -Seven families were left homeless in Ondjiva, Cunene province, as a result of the destruction of the roof of their homes caused by heavy rain over the last 24 hours.

South Africa: Eastern Cape Breaks Drought Records - With No End in Sight

Thu, 2019-12-05 13:58
[Daily Maverick] Long-term forecasts for summer rain to break the devastating drought in the Eastern Cape do not look promising, according to the South African Weather Service.

Zimbabwe: Tugwi Mukosi Irrigation Plan On Track

Thu, 2019-12-05 12:43
[The Herald] The development of Tugwi Mukosi irrigation master plan, being spearheaded by the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ), has resumed after the bank obtained foreign currency to pay a South African firm carrying out the study.

Malawi: Mutharika Pleads for Financial Support to Fight Climate Change

Thu, 2019-12-05 12:32
[Malawi News Agency] Madrid -President Arthur Peter Mutharika has pleaded with developed countries to assist Malawi and other least developed countries (LDCs) with financial and technological assistance to fight climate change.