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Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai - Schools in Affected Areas Not Ready for Re-Opening

Mon, 2019-05-06 17:31
[New Zimbabwe] OVER 100 schools in Cyclone Idai hit areas of Chimanimani and Chipinge are not ready for re-opening, the United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has revealed.

Africa: Planet's 'Unprecedented' Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'

Mon, 2019-05-06 17:03
[UNEP] Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April - 4 May) in Paris.

Zimbabwe: Govt Ups Maize Distribution in Drought-Hit Areas

Mon, 2019-05-06 16:10
[The Herald] Distribution of maize to cushion communities from hunger has been upscaled in the two districts of Gokwe to cover all rural wards.

South Africa: Government Reaches Out to Eastern Cape Flood Victims

Mon, 2019-05-06 12:46
[] Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is in Ngqeleni, Eastern Cape, today for an outreach programme.

Africa: Getting Real On Meeting Paris Climate Change Commitments

Mon, 2019-05-06 12:08
[IMF] Climate change is the great existential challenge of our times. It is a challenge that spans all regions, with especially severe consequences for low-income countries.

Africa: IMF Executive Board Reviews Fiscal Policies for Paris Climate Strategies

Mon, 2019-05-06 12:05
[IMF] On March 18, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed a paper providing country-level guidance on the role, and design of, fiscal policies for implementing climate mitigation strategies that countries have submitted for the 2015 Paris Agreement and for addressing vulnerabilities in disaster-prone countries.

Kenya: Expect Heavy Rains, Flash Floods for the Next 3 Days

Mon, 2019-05-06 11:54
[Nation] The weatherman has warned of the possibility of heavy rains and flash floods in several areas in the next three days.

Mozambique: Pause in Torrential Rains Helps Cyclone Aid Effort

Mon, 2019-05-06 11:20
[VOA] A break in the torrential rains that followed Cyclone Kenneth has allowed aid workers to make progress in reaching remote parts of northern Mozambique.

Africa: How Cities Can Approach Redesigning Informal Settlements After Disasters

Sun, 2019-05-05 19:36
[The Conversation Africa] Recent devastating flooding in parts of South Africa as well as the second massive cyclone to batter neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe in just two months has raised alarm bells about the effect of climate change on the region.

Seychelles: Showing Solidarity, Seychellois Sending Donations to Help Those Suffering in Mozambique, Sri Lanka

Sat, 2019-05-04 11:12
[Seychelles News Agency] Two humanitarian organisations in Seychelles are collecting donations for Mozambique, which is reeling from two major tropical storms, and Sri Lanka, which recently faced a massive coordinated terrorist attack.

Cameroon: Fighting Climate Change - Government Evaluates, Documents Road Covered

Fri, 2019-05-03 17:43
[Cameroon Tribune] This was during a workshop in Yaounde on May 2

South Africa: Provincial Disaster Declared in Flood-Stricken KZN

Fri, 2019-05-03 15:01
[] The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has classified the recent deadly floods in KwaZulu-Natal as a provincial disaster.

Mozambique: Cholera Reported a Week After Cyclone

Fri, 2019-05-03 11:15
[VOA] Officials in northern Mozambique have declared a cholera outbreak caused by a lack of clean water left behind from Cyclone Kenneth.

Africa: Do 'Mechanical Trees' Offer the Cure for Climate Change?

Thu, 2019-05-02 18:10
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -A Dublin-based company plans to erect "mechanical trees" in the United States that will suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, it said on Monday, in what may prove to be biggest effort to remove the gas blamed for climate change from the atmosphere.

Kenya: UK Foreign Secretary to Visit Kenya

Thu, 2019-05-02 15:35
[Nation] Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected in the country today (Thursday) as part of what his office said is "to make the case for new UK partnerships across Africa."

Uganda: Scientists Predict a Hotter Uganda

Thu, 2019-05-02 14:00
[Monitor] Kampala -Scientists have predicted that Uganda may experience the worst temperature raise in history, which will have far-reaching consequences on the economy.

Zimbabwe: Church Donates U.S.$20,000 to Idai Victims

Thu, 2019-05-02 13:36
[The Herald] UNITED Methodist Church (UMC) has donated US$20 000 and two motorbikes to Cyclone Idai victims in the Ngangu area of Chimanimani.

Somalia: Close to 2 Million to Face Food Crisis in Somalia-UN

Thu, 2019-05-02 13:04
[Dalsan Radio] A picture of past drought which saw several animals die due to lack of pasture and water The United Nations now say that close to 2 million people are at risk f starvation in Somalia.

South Africa: No Tomorrow, Part Two - Why the DA Thinks Climate Change Could Be Good for Business

Thu, 2019-05-02 13:01
[Daily Maverick] In its 2019 election manifesto, the Democratic Alliance comes at climate change with the can-do attitude of a motivational speaker. In this party's view of the world, based on its belief in the free market, a responsible climate policy can exist alongside fracking and oil and gas exploration. So how does the DA's policy stack up against that of its arch-rival, the ANC?

Zimbabwe: Idai to Disrupt Start of New Zimbabwe School Term

Thu, 2019-05-02 12:56
[CAJ News] Harare -THOUSANDS of children face a dire future as schools open for the new term next week, over a month since Cyclone Idai struck Zimbabwe. The harsh weather, besides killing over 200 people, destroyed some 140 schools and affected 90 000 students.