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Zimbabwe: Huge Boost for Cyclone Idai Victims

Thu, 2020-07-23 13:12
[The Herald] Rumbidzayi Zinyuke Manicaland Bureau

Nigeria: Mitigate Effects of Flood On Nigerians

Thu, 2020-07-23 11:46
[Daily Trust] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), last week warned that 102 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in 28 states are at the risk of flooding this year.

Somalia: UK Support to Communities in Lower Shabelle to Mitigate Effects of Flooding

Thu, 2020-07-23 10:45
[Dalsan Radio] Devastating floods caused by heavy rains have affected about 37,000 people in Somalia resulting in a humanitarian crisis.

Uganda: Clean Cooking - Mother's Illness Inspires Young Engineer's Business

Thu, 2020-07-23 03:44
[allAfrica] Arthur Woniala was in his last year of university, studying mechanical engineering, when his mother developed severe respiratory disease, after years of being exposed to smoke from cooking with charcoal in her tiny, poorly ventilated kitchen.

Uganda: Small Clean-Fuel Business Is Surviving Covid-19 through Adaptation: Founder Arthur Woniala

Thu, 2020-07-23 03:43
[allAfrica] Ugandan engineer and innovator Arthur Woniala is passionate about people, entrepreneurship and sustainable solutions to everyday challenges. In 2007 with the help of two friends, he founded Khainza Energy -- a small business committed to providing clean, safe and affordable cooking fuel to replace the wood and charcoal fuels that cause respiratory diseases and environmental damage, including destroying forests and eroding soils. He told AllAfrica's Nontobeko Mlambo how Covid-19 is affecting his b

Rwanda: Rwanda to Host Virtual African Green Revolution Forum Summit

Wed, 2020-07-22 20:37
[New Times] Rwanda will host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Summit virtually from September 8 to 11, 2020 to avoid spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a statement from the event organisers.

Gambia: GAMWORKS Meets Jambanjelly Over Drainage System

Wed, 2020-07-22 17:20
[The Point] The community of Jambanjelly on Tuesday held a meeting with officials of GAMWORKS at the village over a recent flooding that was blamed on the "poor constructed drainage" system.

Zimbabwe: Millions Hit By Food Insecurity

Tue, 2020-07-21 14:20
[263Chat] The World Food Program (WFP) estimates that more than 3.3 million people in urban Zimbabwe will be food insecure by the end of the year as the effects of the COVID-19 and recent severe droughts continue to cripple the country.

Ethiopia: One Million People Require Food Assistance As Second Generation Locusts Invade

Tue, 2020-07-21 12:18
[Reporter] FAO appeals for USD 300mln for July

Sierra Leone: Torrential Rainfall, Disappearing Vigor of Monthly Cleaning, May Cause Tragedy

Tue, 2020-07-21 11:55
[Concord] The Courier in his gloomy mood, just reflecting on the September 17th 2015, unprecedented flooding which left thousands of homeless compatriots to seek refuge at the National Stadium, and the August 14th 2017, Mudslide that left hundreds of citizens dead. The Courier is also petrified with regards to the disappearing vigor of the monthly cleaning activities, coupled with a pre-conceived phobia of human tragedy especially during this period of torrential rainfall. The reintroduction of the first Saturday Mo

Tanzania: COVID-19 - a Green Climate Deal Not a Smart Way Out of the Depression

Tue, 2020-07-21 09:52
[Citizen] After the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world will be spending trillions of dollars to get us back on track. Increasingly, campaigners and influential policy makers demand this spending be tied to climate goals.

Nigeria: We Are Working On Modalities to Tackle Floods - Bwari Chair

Tue, 2020-07-21 09:50
[Daily Trust] The Chairman of Bwari Area Council, Mr. John Gabaya, has said the council is working out modalities to address flooding challenges in communities such Byazhin and Chika-Kwere in Kubwa District of the council.

Niger: Ifad Invests €77.7 Million in Niger for Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change Resilience

Mon, 2020-07-20 21:38
[IFAD] Rome -- The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) today announced a new project that will boost support for about 210,000 poor rural households in Niger that are vulnerable to climate shocks and food insecurity.

Africa: Thirty-Five Regional Finalists Shortlisted for Young Champions of the Earth Prize

Mon, 2020-07-20 17:22
[UNEP] The United Nations Environment Programme announced today the names of the 35 regional finalists competing for the Young Champions of the Earth prize, the UN's highest environmental honor for youth.

Kenya: Met Department Projects Above 70mm Rain in Western Kenya

Mon, 2020-07-20 14:17
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Meteorological Department on Monday predicted heavy rainfall in most parts of the western region including the counties of Laikipia, Nyandarua, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Samburu and West Pokot.

Southern Africa: Tapping the Hidden Potential of Southern Africa's Groundwater

Sat, 2020-07-18 15:32
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Southern Africa is one of the most climate-vulnerable places in the world, where rising temperatures, increasingly variable rainfall and a rapidly growing population are exacerbating pressures on already depleted water resources.

South Africa: Taking Liberties During Storm Warnings

Fri, 2020-07-17 16:05
[Daily Maverick] At the end of March 2020, Liberty Properties revalued its R20-billion property portfolio downwards by 20%, writing off R4-billion with a stroke of the pen. In the process, it forgot to tell its clients whose portfolio values fell by the same amount.

Africa: G20 - Rich, Powerful States Must Ensure COVID-19 Recovery Measures Tackle Global Poverty, Inequality, and the Climate Crisis

Fri, 2020-07-17 12:18
[AI London] Amnesty International is calling on G20 leaders meeting this week to take unprecedented steps towards tackling the global inequalities which are fueling the COVID-19 and climate crises - two of the greatest threats to human rights of our time.

Burkina Faso: Displaced People Face Extra Challenges Amid Rain and Violence

Fri, 2020-07-17 11:35
[MSF] The number of displaced people seeking safety in Burkina Faso's Centre-North region has almost doubled in six months to 386,000, as a result of growing insecurity and violence. Many have no option but to stay in improvised shelters in remote areas, without basic services, and exposed to the elements.

Ethiopia: COVID-19 Challenges Global Commitment Against Climate Change - Negotiator

Thu, 2020-07-16 18:41
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA-The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic is challenging the global alliances against climate change, Ethiopian climate negotiator said.