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Mozambique: Almost 450 People Have Died in Zambezia Floods - Governor

Wed, 2019-03-20 18:08
[AIM] Maputo -Flooding in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia has taken 444 lives, according to the provincial governor, Abdul Razak, cited in a Wednesday press release from the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic.

Namibia: Namibia Donates Fish to Cyclone Idai Victims

Wed, 2019-03-20 17:48
[Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob yesterday said Namibia will donate fish to Cyclone Idai victims in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Mozambique: 1000s Trapped on Roofs & in Trees Awaiting Rescue

Wed, 2019-03-20 16:46
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Flooding is now the major crisis in Mozambique, with at least 400 sq km flooded according to European Union satellite imagery. But heavy cloud cover and continuing rain makes even satellite photography difficult. Water continues to pour down the Pungue and Buzi rivers from Zimbabwe and Manica province making the flooding worse. 1000s of people are trapped on roofs and in trees. Only 167 people were rescued yesterday, but it is hoped to rescue more today by helicopter and planes. Priority for rescue are on

South Africa: Cyclone Idai Aftermath - Gift of Givers Intensifies Rescue Operations

Wed, 2019-03-20 13:20
[News24Wire] Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers says rescue operations in Malawi are going well.

Kenya: Tempers Flare As MPs Discuss Drought Situation

Wed, 2019-03-20 12:45
[Nation] Tempers flared in the National Assembly on Tuesday as MPs adjourned the normal House business to discuss the ravaging drought in the country.

Mozambique: 5 000 Could Be Drowned in Next 24 Hours

Wed, 2019-03-20 11:48
[CAJ News] THOUSANDS of Mozambicans are clinging on rooftops and trees for dear life amid fears more than 100 000 people will be submerged in water if they are not rescued in the next 24 hours.

South Africa: Parliament Calls for Assistance to Tropical Cyclone Idai Victims

Wed, 2019-03-20 11:46
[Govt of SA] The Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation has sent condolences to the families of the victims of Cyclone Idai.

Southern Africa: Cyclone Idai - Emergency Getting 'Bigger By the Hour', Warns UN Food Agency

Wed, 2019-03-20 11:39
[UN News] The full scale of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai in south-west Africa is becoming clearer, the UN said on Tuesday, warning that the emergency "is getting bigger by the hour".

Kenya: Irrigation Projects Fail to End Perennial Hunger in Turkana

Wed, 2019-03-20 11:26
[Nation] The fanfare that greeted the launch of dozens of projects aimed at ending perennial hunger in Turkana County years ago has evaporated after many turned into white elephants.

Zimbabwe: Citizens Unite to Ease Cyclone Idai's Effects

Wed, 2019-03-20 11:19
[VOA] Zimbabweans have started raising funds and donating goods to provide relief to those who have been affected by Cyclone Idai, which the government says has killed nearly 100 people and displaced hundreds. The government says people are wary of who receives the donations.

Mozambique: Govt Braces for Rising Death Toll After Cyclone

Wed, 2019-03-20 11:09
[VOA] Mozambique braced itself Tuesday for a mounting death toll and a host of humanitarian needs in the wake of Cyclone Idai, which hit the coastal city of Beira on Friday, before moving through Mozambique and on to Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Southern Africa: Aid Agencies Race to Help Survivors of Cyclone Idai

Wed, 2019-03-20 11:05
[VOA] United Nations and international aid agencies are rushing food, medicine and other emergency relief supplies to hundreds of survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai, which struck Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Southern Africa: Cyclone Idai Need Not Have Taken So Many Lives

Wed, 2019-03-20 10:27
[Daily Maverick] Much of the damage and death and destruction from Cyclone Idai could have been limited if there were proper environmental controls in place in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Nigeria: AfDB Earmarks $25bn On Climate Change Initiative

Wed, 2019-03-20 09:13
[Leadership] Lagos -The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that it was significantly achieving its target of allocating 40 per cent of its funding to climate finance by 2020, a year ahead of schedule.

Kenya: Weatherman - Why the Long Rains Will Not Be Coming Soon

Wed, 2019-03-20 08:25
[Nairobi News] The meteorological department has said the long rains will begin in April and not in March as is the norm.

Nigeria: Climate Change - ActionAid Recommends 'Agroecology' As Nigeria's Adaptation Plan

Wed, 2019-03-20 08:17
[Premium Times] As Nigeria joins other countries across the continent at the African Climate Week currently holding in Accra, Ghana, Actionaid Nigeria has advised the nation to adopt 'agroecology' as the focus of her adaptation plan.

Africa: Africa's Farmers Urgently Need Climate-Proof Investment for Food Security

Tue, 2019-03-19 17:35
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The world is letting down Africa's smallholder farmers - and governments across the globe urgently need to more than double their spend on helping them adapt to the brutal daily realities of a climate that is already changing.

Africa: U.S. Survey Finds Lack of Awareness On Global Warming

Tue, 2019-03-19 17:28
[IPS] Wisconsin, USA -The U.N.'s World Water day is fast approaching as the state of the world's consumable water supply remains dismal. Billions of people face at least the very real risk of scarcity, if they're not facing scarcity already; and about a third of the world's groundwater systems are in danger of becoming depleted.

Namibia: Climate Change Remains a Global Problem - Libanda

Tue, 2019-03-19 17:07
[Namibian] CLIMATE change remains a global problem as countries and communities everywhere are facing pressures that are being exacerbated by mega trends such as prolonged droughts, food insecurity, water scarcity and wild fires, the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF)'s chief executive officer, Benedict Libanda, says.

Southern Africa: Idai Deadliest Cyclone Ever to Batter Southern Africa

Tue, 2019-03-19 15:51
[CAJ News] Maputo -PROJECTIONS that the death toll in the Tropical Cyclone Idai sweeping through Southern Africa has reached 1 000 makes this possibly the deadliest cyclone ever recorded in the region.