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South Africa: Progress Made in Water, Power Supply Restoration in KZN

Tue, 2022-06-14 18:01
[] KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, says substantial progress has been made in restoring water and power supply in areas affected by the recent floods.

South Africa: KZN Aims to Accommodate Over 4,000 Displaced Families

Tue, 2022-06-14 17:51
[] As the construction of Temporary Residential Units (TRUs) continues, KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, says the provincial government's focus is to accommodate more than 4 396 families that were accommodated in halls, churches and schools following heavy rains in the province.

South Africa: Progress Made in Port of Durban Repairs

Tue, 2022-06-14 17:50
[] The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has hailed Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) for the "significant progress" made in repairs to its Durban Rail and Ports following the heavy rains and flooding in that area in April.

South Africa: Over 20 Unidentified Bodies Not Collected After KZN Floods

Tue, 2022-06-14 11:58
[] A total of 85 280 people have been affected by floods which wreaked havoc in KwaZulu-Natal, leaving thousands of people in five districts and eThekwini Municipality homeless, and 461 fatalities.

South Africa: What's Happening In South African News - June 14, 2022

Tue, 2022-06-14 11:00
[allAfrica] Cape Town --  

Africa: Climate Finance Must Foster a Just Transition in Developing Countries

Tue, 2022-06-14 07:53
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The Global South needs international funding to help decision-makers tackle the inequities that could be created by a shift to greener economies

Africa: 'Day Zero' Just the Beginning for Water-Stressed Cities of the World #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-13 17:29
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Over the last several years, major cities such as Cape Town, Sao Paulo and Barcelona have faced 'Day Zero' scenarios, characterised by the very real possibility of running out of water. As the world continues its urbanising trend, there are important lessons to be learned from these water crises: Why do they happen, what was the impact and the response? These lessons will be central to tackling future urban water-related risks and vulnerabilities especially given the uncertainties created by increased clim

Africa: Climate-Battered Nations Hunt Elusive Cash to Adapt At UN Talks

Mon, 2022-06-13 07:45
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -- International funding to protect vulnerable communities from climate change impacts is starting to flow - but is still far too little, too late, say developing nations and experts

Africa: Africa's Chief Climate Negotiator - We Must Have Tangible and Actionable Climate Decisions for a Successful COP27

Mon, 2022-06-13 07:44
[Africa Renewal] The 27th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP27) will be held in Egypt during 7-18 November 2022. Amid unmet climate commitments, lingering disruptions due to COVID-19, and the finance, energy and food challenges created by the war in Ukraine, Africa Renewal's Franck Kuwonu, talks to the current Chair of the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) on climate change, Mr. Ephraim Mwepya Shitima of Zambia, about Africa's priorities and what a successful COP27 would look like for the continent. These are ex

Africa: It's About Time We Took Investing in Adaptation Seriously

Mon, 2022-06-13 07:40
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The consequences of extreme weather are cascading around the globe, hitting rich and poor alike - yet finance to build resilience to these impacts is falling woefully short

Africa: Let's Revamp How We Talk About Climate Change

Mon, 2022-06-13 07:38
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] To win real climate action, we need to clearly show how that benefits people - and talk more frankly about the risks of inaction

East Africa: Prolonged La Niña Likely to Worsen Drought in Horn of Africa

Sun, 2022-06-12 11:32
[VOA] Geneva -- Meteorologists predict the La Niña weather phenomenon is likely to persist into next year, prolonging devastating drought conditions in the Horn of Africa.

Africa: Farmers Adopt Farming As a Business to Beat Climate Change

Sat, 2022-06-11 18:57
[IPS] Bulawayo -- Onions and rice are a conspicuous part of every meal in Senegal, including the famous Poulet Yassa. However, climate change makes it hard for smallholder farmers to grow enough staple food with extra to sell for income.

Ethiopia: Drought in Ethiopia - Call It By What It Is - a National Disaster

Sat, 2022-06-11 11:44
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines drought as "a period of abnormally dry weather long enough to cause a serious hydrological imbalance." Persistent drought has been a recurring disastrous phenomenon in Sub-Saharan countries due largely to their arid and semi-arid climatic conditions. Ethiopia is one of them.

Africa: Ukraine, Africa, and Our Planet

Fri, 2022-06-10 20:18
[AfricaFocus] "An end to this terrible war based on dialogue must be the international community's highest priority. Support to the people of Ukraine must be matched by efforts to advance Russian/Ukrainian negotiations, European security dialogue, and wider risk-reduction measures to prevent nuclear escalation.' - The Elders, May 25, 2022

Gambia: Climate Change Has Lasting Effects On the City!

Fri, 2022-06-10 17:39
[The Point] It is no surprise that inaction on climate change is hurting the planet and the many living things that inhabit it.

South Africa: Western Cape Government Warns Against Potential Floods

Fri, 2022-06-10 13:42
[Govt of SA] Western Cape weather warning

Africa: Cities Across Continent On Alert As #AfricaClimateCrisis Drives People From Their Homes

Fri, 2022-06-10 08:21
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Beira, Mozambique/Washington -- In climate-vulnerable nations, city mayors say they need cash and a bigger say in forging policies to deal with displacement caused by drought, storms and flooding

South Africa: Government Prioritising Food, Water and Shelter for Flood Victims #AfricaClimateCrisis

Thu, 2022-06-09 18:46
[] Government is prioritising the provision of food, water and shelter for people displaced during the devastating floods in April and May.

South Africa: Government Focused On Resolving Energy Deficit #AfricaClimateCrisis

Thu, 2022-06-09 18:46
[] Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, says government is doing all it can to resolve energy challenges in the country.