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Namibia: Youth Climate Activists Urge Geingob to Save the Okavango Delta

Mon, 2021-03-29 17:28
[Namibia Economist] After months of protests and campaigning, youth climate activists in Namibia are urging the public to send an email to the President H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob to save the Okavango Delta from the threat of oil exploration in the environmentally sensitive area. [1]

Uganda: Meteorology Body Warns Travellers on the Lake Victoria About Thunderstorm

Mon, 2021-03-29 16:51
[Monitor] A fierce thunderstorm has been sighted on Lake Victoria by weather experts, pointing to possible dangers for travellers on the lake.

Morocco: Afsd-2021 Kicks Off in Beirut With Moroccan Participation

Mon, 2021-03-29 16:24
[MAP] Beirut -- The Arab Regional Forum for Sustainable Development 2021 (AFSD-2021), organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in partnership with UN entities working in the Arab region and the League of Arab States, kicked off on Monday via teleconference, with the participation of Morocco.

South Africa: Minister Barbara Creecy Presents Draft Nationally Determined Contribution, 30 Mar

Mon, 2021-03-29 16:17
[Govt of SA] Media invited to attend virtual launch of South Africa's updated draft nationally determined contribution on climate change

Africa: Stranded Suez Ship Confounds World Uneasy About the Long Haul

Mon, 2021-03-29 15:34
[ISS] The Suez Canal is one of the world's major shipping routes, or at least it was until the Ever Given ran aground on 23 March. The blustery conditions that caused it to veer off course and bury its bulbous bow into the banks of the canal have whipped up a global storm of consternation and bemusement. Almost a week later it was reportedly dislodged from the banks of the Suez Canal and refloated. The costs of the delay are not yet known but should run into the tens of billions of US Dollars.

Zimbabwe: Zim Best Climate for Foreign Investors, Says Businessman

Mon, 2021-03-29 14:59
[The Herald] Foreign investors must seriously consider Zimbabwe as the best investment destination in Southern Africa given the country's array of business opportunities across all sectors of the economy, Ali-Japan786 HK Limited executive has said.

Tunisia: Weather Partly Cloudy in Most Regions

Mon, 2021-03-29 14:11
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The weather Monday is partly cloudy in most regions with storms expected in the afternoon in Jendouba, Kef and Siliana.The wind is blowing east light to moderate, then strong in the afternoon near coasts and in the south.The sea is a bit...

Tunisia: Partly Cloudy, Temperatures Up

Mon, 2021-03-29 13:42
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The weather Saturday is partly cloudy in most regions.The wind is blowing south relatively strong near coasts and light to moderate elsewhere then north in the north at the end of the day. The sea is a choppy in eastern coasts and wavy...

Zimbabwe: Zim Marks Earth Hour

Mon, 2021-03-29 13:22
[The Herald] Zimbabweans should unite with millions around the world to show their commitment to the planet and all actions to reduce biodiversity loss and climate change, Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality industry, Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu says.

Nigeria: Biden Invites Buhari, 39 Other World Leaders to Climate Summit

Mon, 2021-03-29 09:34
[This Day] Maiduguri -- United States President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders, including President Muhammadu Buhari, to a summit on climate holding between April 22 and 23. The summit, billed to hold virtually, would be streamed live for public viewing across the globe.

Nigeria: U.S. President Biden Invites Buhari to Climate Change Summit

Mon, 2021-03-29 09:24
[Leadership] US President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a virtual climate change summit scheduled to hold in April.

Nigeria: President Buhari Expresses Worry Over Shrinking Lake Chad

Mon, 2021-03-29 07:52
[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed worry on the steady shrinking of Lake Chad, saying that the development had adversely affected over 30 million people.

Africa: Tackling One of Africa's Greatest Enemies - Drought

Sun, 2021-03-28 19:02
[Africa Renewal] Susan Ojochide (from Nigeria), talks about her research that will contribute to tackling one of Africa's worst enemies - drought:

Nigeria: Biden Invites President Muhammadu Buhari to Climate Change Summit

Sun, 2021-03-28 14:43
[Leadership] US President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a virtual climate change summit scheduled to hold in April.

Nigeria: States Gear Up to Combat Imminent Flooding

Sat, 2021-03-27 12:10
[Leadership] To avert the effects of flooding and amidst high alert on the prospect of severe flood in the country caused by extreme weather patterns and long-term global climate change, states government in the country have rekindled their efforts at averting the menace.

Zimbabwe: Adopt Climate Change Curricula for Schools, Govt Urged

Fri, 2021-03-26 17:38
[263Chat] A local civic organisation has urged Government to adopt a climate change curricula from primary to tertiary education as a way of raising awareness and mainstreaming youth participation in adaptation strategies.

South Africa: Don't Confuse Climate With Weather - Just Because It's Pouring Down With Rain Doesn't Mean Climate Change Is a Hoax

Fri, 2021-03-26 16:47
[Daily Maverick] Our planet is getting hotter and the consequences of our environmental plunder will not occur in one uninterrupted event. Climate change is not limited to temperature. We have to look out for an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.

Uganda: One Killed As Heavy Rain Wreaks Havoc

Fri, 2021-03-26 15:59
[Monitor] An 85-year-old man died while more than 30 households were left homeless following a hailstorm in Ibuje Sub-county, Apac District, on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Binayo Olam, a resident of Adak A Cell, Alenga Ward in Ibuje Town Council.

Nigeria: Country Must Tackle Climate Change to Protect Its Water Resources

Fri, 2021-03-26 07:45
[Nigeria Health Watch] As one of the most important substances on earth, water is an element that is useful to living and non-living things. It is used for agriculture, recreation, industry and hydroelectricity. Water plays a pivotal role in improving health outcomes.

Africa: Opinion - to Build Back Better, We Must Build Back Bluer

Thu, 2021-03-25 18:02
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.