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Zimbabwe: Govt Identifies Safe Haven for Binga Flood Victims

Fri, 2020-02-14 12:26
[The Herald] Government has identified a temporary site to accommodate flood victims and mobilised resources to assist the affected families mainly in Nsungwale under Chief Sinakoma's area here.

Zimbabwe: Rains Worsen Pothole Menace

Fri, 2020-02-14 12:26
[The Herald] Rains that are falling countrywide might have come as a blessing to most people, especially farmers, but for motorists in Harare, they are slowly becoming a curse as potholes proliferate and the clay used to temporarily fill the holes is washed away.

Zimbabwe: Lightning Strikes 13 Pupils, Headman Drowns

Fri, 2020-02-14 12:26
[The Herald] A headman drowned in Mbire, while at least 13 learners at Chitenje Secondary School in Karoi were yesterday struck and injured by lightning as heavy rains wreak havoc in different parts of the country.

Tanzania: Heavy Rains to Hit 12 Regions - Tma

Fri, 2020-02-14 10:27
[Daily News] THE Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has warned residents of 12 regions to brace for heavy rains in the next two days, saying they should take extra precautions.

Nigeria: Preparing for the Rains

Fri, 2020-02-14 09:38
[This Day] All stakeholders should take advantage of Nimet's forecast

Mozambique: Rains Cut Off Dombe and Mossurize

Thu, 2020-02-13 20:07
[AIM] Maputo -Chimoio (Mozambique), 13 Feb (AIM) - Torrential rains in the central Mozambican province of Manica have cut off the Dombe administrative post and Mossurize district from the rest of the province.

Zimbabwe: Enhancing Capacity of Zimbabwe's Health System to Respond to Climate Change Induced Drought

Thu, 2020-02-13 18:06
[WHO] Enhancing capacity of Zimbabwe's Health System to respond to climate change induced drought.

São Tomé and Príncipe: Sao Tome and Principe and Ifad Partner to Improve Nutrition and Incomes in Face of Climate Change

Thu, 2020-02-13 17:45
[IFAD] The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) today announced support for a new project to increase incomes, improve food and nutrition security and build the resilience of at least 34,800 rural farmers of Sao Tome and Principe, an island country highly affected by climate change.

Zimbabwe: Rains Leave Trail of Destruction

Thu, 2020-02-13 13:37
[The Herald] Heavy rains have caused extensive damage to infrastructure in Binga and Chimanimani where they destroyed 181 homes and swept away two bridges.

Zimbabwe: Binga Disaster - 11 Villagers Still Perched in Trees

Thu, 2020-02-13 13:35
[New Zimbabwe] At least 11 villagers have spent the past threes days perched in trees while 21 families are marooned with no food or water desperately waiting for help after heavy rains fell in Binga District, Matabeleland North, a Cabinet Minister has confirmed.

Africa: Countering Climate Denialism Means Taking On Right-Wing Populism. Here's How

Thu, 2020-02-13 10:50
[The Conversation Africa] History may in due course record 2019 as the year in which the penny finally dropped about the climate emergency humanity faces. A sense of urgency was triggered last year by both Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg's courage in challenging world leaders to take the crisis seriously, and the apocalyptic fires that engulfed large parts of Australia recently.

Malawi: Malawi Weather Focus - Met Warn of 'Severe' Conditions

Wed, 2020-02-12 20:05
[Nyasa Times] Weather experts have issued a red light warning for severe weather conditions from today in the south, central and lakeshore areas.

Africa: Need for Nature - a Call for Biodiversity

Wed, 2020-02-12 16:44
[UNEP] Facing the extinction of 1 million plant and animal species, countries are working on a plan to stop biodiversity loss. A draft plan being developed under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity calls for urgent action to stop biodiversity decline.

South Africa: Sewage Crisis in Graaff-Reinet After Infrastructure Funds Are Used for Drought Relief

Wed, 2020-02-12 16:41
[Daily Maverick] Despite meetings, countless reports, attempts to fix it and even criminal charges, the sewage problem in Graaff-Reinet has become extremely serious, with residents now asking that drought funding be channelled to fix the collapsing infrastructure instead. This comes after millions allocated to the municipality to fix the town's sewerage system was spent on drought relief instead.

Africa: Climate Change Could Spark 'Global Systemic Crisis', Scientists Warn

Wed, 2020-02-12 16:29
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Failure to act on climate-related threats could create a "potentially uncontrollable situation in the future if we don't act very soon"

Africa: UN Targets Small Farm Businesses to Help Poorest Producers

Wed, 2020-02-12 15:56
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Despite producing half of the world's food calories, most small-scale food producers cannot access loans, while hunger and poverty are increasingly concentrated where they live and work

Ethiopia: Govt, Partners Appeal for Urgent Response to Contain "Devastating Impact" of Desert Locust

Wed, 2020-02-12 15:21
[Addis Standard] The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and partners appealed for urgent scaling up of response actions by all actors to mitigate the devastating impact of the Desert Locust on food security and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa.

Africa: AU Summit - 'African Countries Spending 9% of GDP On Tackling Climate Issues'

Wed, 2020-02-12 14:30
[Daily Trust] South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, said African countries are already spending between 2 and 9 percentage of their GDP on addressing extreme climatic events that are already taking place at an accelerated pace.

East Africa: EAC Emphasizes Plastic Bags Ban

Wed, 2020-02-12 13:37
[Daily News] EAST African Community (EAC) partner states have been directed to enforce relevant laws to effectively ban the manufacture and use of plastic carrier bags with immediate effect.

Zimbabwe: Binga Floods - Hundreds Perched in Trees Without Food

Wed, 2020-02-12 12:19
[New Zimbabwe] Hundreds of villagers are marooned between rivers in Binga's Siabua and surrounding areas with some perched in trees after heavy rains fell in the Matabeleland North's district Monday night.