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Sudan: 73 Villages Damaged By Floods in Sudan's White Nile State

Tue, 2019-09-03 20:30
[Radio Dabanga] White Nile State -The acting governor of White Nile state has reported the death of at least one person and damage of 73 villages in various localities due to flash floods that swept the state lately.

Africa: Using Digital Innovation to Boost Africa's Smallholder Farmers #AGRF2019

Tue, 2019-09-03 17:45
[allAfrica] Accra -The  African Green Revolution Forum is a platform for global and African leaders to develop actionable plans that will move African agriculture forward.

Kenya: Hell's Gate Tragedy Death Toll Rises as More Bodies Are Recovered

Tue, 2019-09-03 14:04
[Nairobi News] Death toll from the Sunday flash floods at Hell's Gate National Park in Nakuru County has risen to six.

Nigeria: Nigeria to Tackle Natural Disasters, Climate Change Challenges

Tue, 2019-09-03 13:09
[This Day] The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), the Civil Society Network for the Lake Chad Basin (North East Nigeria), the Humanitarian Forum, UK with the support of the International Islamic Charity Organisation (IICO), have called on Nigerians to tackle natural disasters and climate change challenges, adversely affecting the people, especially those in the North-east.

Zimbabwe: Arrears Dent Post-Idai Financial Support Mobilisation - World Bank

Tue, 2019-09-03 10:42
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's debt position is hampering Cyclone Idai financial support mobilisation, a situation which may see the country's recovery efforts lagging behind its equally affected regional counterparts, the World Bank (WB) has said.

Southern Africa: Climate Change Disproportionately Affects Women and Young Girls - and Here's Why

Tue, 2019-09-03 07:39
[UNFPA] "Women bear the brunt of extreme weather events because they lack economic, political and legal power." Action needs to be escalated regarding climate change to create a sustainable green future, said Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, South Africa.

Nigeria: FG, Katsina Have Abandoned us, Flood Victims Claim

Mon, 2019-09-02 14:45
[This Day] Katsina -Hundreds of residents, who were recently displaced by flood in Daura, the country home of President Muhammadu Buharu, yesterday claimed that the Federal and Katsina State Governments had abandoned them.

Nigeria: Heavy Rain Destroys Shelters of Over 6,800 IDPs in Maiduguri

Mon, 2019-09-02 14:17
[Vanguard] Abuja -by Nwafor

Zimbabwe: Chimanimani Rehab Gains Traction

Mon, 2019-09-02 10:29
[The Herald] The rehabilitation of Chimanimani is gaining traction with companies contracted to rebuild destroyed infrastructure making serious progress and most of them expecting to complete their work before the onset of rainy season. Cyclone Idai hit Chimanimani and Chipinge in March this year, killing hundreds of people and destroying infrastructure worth close to a billion dollars.

Africa: Ocean Treaty Needed to Tackle 'Deep Trouble', Says UN Envoy

Mon, 2019-09-02 07:20
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Stockholm -The world's seas are increasingly threatened by global warming, acidification and pollution, making it crucial to agree on a global treaty to protect them, the U.N. oceans envoy said.

Africa: Boost for Global Climate Fund As Rich States Pledge Fresh Billions

Sun, 2019-09-01 20:54
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Donors make new pledges in a sign of approval for the work of the Green Climate Fund ahead of a pledging conference later this year

Africa: Tackling the Climate Emergency and Protecting Our Oceans Go Hand-in-Hand

Sun, 2019-09-01 20:49
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Scientists are clear that we need to protect at least 30% of our global oceans by 2030 if we are to safeguard wildlife and to help mitigate the impacts of climate change

South Africa: SA Govt Lacking 'Vision and Urgency' On the Climate Crisis - Greenpeace

Sun, 2019-09-01 12:10
[News24Wire] The South African government says the right things about climate change, but continues to do the wrong things, global environmental activist group Greenpeace said after President Cyril Ramaphosa raised the issue at the G7 Summit.

Africa: Let's Walk the Talk to Defeat Climate Change - African Leaders Told

Fri, 2019-08-30 15:39
[IPS] Addis Ababa -African leaders have been asked to walk the talk, and lead from the front, in order to build resilience and adaptation to the adverse impacts of climate change on the continent.

East Africa: EU to Give $55.9m to Drought-Hit Horn of Africa

Fri, 2019-08-30 12:53
[East African] The European Commission is mobilising $55.9 million for emergency humanitarian funding to help people hit by drought in four countries in the Horn of Africa.

Sudan: . Meteorology - Heavy Rains Today in the West and Center of the Country

Fri, 2019-08-30 11:58
[SNA] Khartoum -Early warning unit at the General Meteorological has detected thunderstorms with high winds in parts of Greater Kordofan, Greater Darfur, Sinnar, Al-Gezira and White Nile states.

Gambia: Heavy Flooding Hits Kanifing-Municipality

Fri, 2019-08-30 11:36
[Foroyaa] The roads in the Kanifing Municipality on Wednesday morning was inundated with water from the downpour of rain.

South Sudan: How Climate and Water Stress Worsen Conflict

Fri, 2019-08-30 07:34
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Stockholm -Social and political tensions fuelled by climate change have yet to translate into international military confrontations, but local conflicts are heating up due to pressures such as drought and water scarcity, officials and researchers said on Wednesday.

Africa: Enhancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Gender and Climate Change Linkages to Build Climate - Resilient Communities

Thu, 2019-08-29 18:42
[UNFPA] Twenty-five years ago, world leaders acknowledged the threats of climate change at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). In the Programme of Action, they recognized that "ecological problems, such as global climate change, largely driven by unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, are adding to the threats to the well-being of future generations." The ICPD made clear that population, gender, health, rights and climate change are intertwined.

South Africa: Putting Deniers On Ice - Inside the Mind of a Climate Geek - Part One

Thu, 2019-08-29 15:28
[Daily Maverick] New findings released this month by the journal Nature Communications reveal that English-language digital and print media give 49% more coverage to bush-league climate contrarians than top scientists. We asked Professor Guy Midgley, a Stellenbosch University expert on how biodiversity responds to the climate crisis. With the odds in favour of 'at scale climate change disinformation', as the study puts it, what's the best way for ordinary people to make sense of this wilderness?