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Africa: COP26 Climate Talks 'Difficult' Without Promised Finance, Says UN Fund Head

Mon, 2021-10-04 10:36
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kuala Lumpur -- Rich countries must deliver on a promise to channel $100 billion a year in climate finance to developing nations, otherwise they may jeopardise November's critical negotiations to limit global warming, said the head of the U.N.-backed Green Climate Fund.

Africa: South Africa's Massive 'Sardine Run' Leads Fish Into an Ecological Trap

Mon, 2021-10-04 10:07
[The Conversation Africa] One of the world's most spectacular marine migrations is the KwaZulu-Natal sardine run. The so-called "greatest shoal on Earth" takes place during the southern hemisphere's winter. It involves the movement of tens to hundreds of millions of sardines from the warm-temperate waters of South Africa's south coast to the subtropical waters of the east coast, over a thousand kilometres away.

Nigeria: Kogi Fishermen Deploy New Strategies As Climate Change Bites Harder

Mon, 2021-10-04 10:00
[Premium Times] Although the fisheries industry has greatly suffered from environmental impacts, illegal fishing and weak governance, climate change-driven crises have completely changed the game.

Kenya: Wanted - Concrete Plans to Address Recurrent Hunger

Mon, 2021-10-04 09:18
[Nation] Kenya, like other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, is suffering the devastating impacts of drought. Kenya Red Cross reports that 2.1 million Kenyans are experiencing hunger and water scarcity as a result.

Africa: U.S. Wants to Partner with Africa to Combat Climate Change

Mon, 2021-10-04 07:59
[VOA] Nairobi -- The U.S. government says it wants to partner with African countries to combat climate change.

Africa: Cop26 - Untying the Climate Funding Knot

Sun, 2021-10-03 09:18
[Chatham House] There is never a good time for a financial crisis. It is a double tragedy when it comes amid a health and climate crisis.

Africa: What Does the World Want From COP26?

Sun, 2021-10-03 09:03
[Chatham House] We asked experts around the world to tell us one issue that must be tackled at COP26. Here is what they have said.

Kenya: UN Appeals for Aid for Drought Victims

Sat, 2021-10-02 09:06
[VOA] Geneva -- The United Nations is issuing a $139-million flash appeal to provide assistance to 1.3 million people in Kenya hardest hit by a severe drought.

Africa: The Imperative of Climate Adaption for Africa - Building Resilience Across Societies in an Inclusive Manner

Sat, 2021-10-02 08:28
[UNFPA] Empowered women and girls have the capacity to build resilient communities using local solutions to climate change to safeguard lives and ensure a sustainable future for all. But not enough is being done.

Africa: Statement by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva at the Conclusion of a Meeting with UNECA and African Ministers of Finance on COVID-19

Fri, 2021-10-01 20:58
[IMF] Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) met today with African Ministers of Finance and representatives from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to discuss Africa's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts for a sustainable, green, and inclusive recovery. At the conclusion of the meeting, Ms. Georgieva made the following statement:

South Sudan: Floods Leave 20 Dead

Fri, 2021-10-01 17:16
[East African] Juba -- At least twenty people have died in South Sudan's Warrap State as a result of continuous devastating floods, a senior State official has confirmed.

Nigeria: Flooding - NEMA Supports 8,781 Farmers in Yobe, Akwa Ibom

Fri, 2021-10-01 16:46
[This Day] Damaturu and Uyo -- A total of 6,573 farmers across 11 local government areas of Yobe State are expected to benefit from agricultural intervention by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to support those affected by flood.

Uganda: Lightning Kills Three in Rubanda District

Fri, 2021-10-01 16:46
[Monitor] Three people died on spot after they were struck by lightning at Kamuserwa cell, Nyarurambi ward in Rubanda Town Council, Rubanda District.

Zimbabwe: Sese Community Ups Ante in Murowa Fight

Fri, 2021-10-01 12:28
[The Herald] The long-running stand-off between Sese villagers in Chivi's ward 20 and diamond extractor, Murowa Diamond Company, continues to take new twists and turns as the local community has started constructing a boarding school that is set to revolutionise education for the community.

Zimbabwe: How Changing the Way We Think About Food Can Help End Hunger

Fri, 2021-10-01 11:27
[263Chat] When I was eight years old, a severe drought devastated my small village in Zimbabwe. A blistering heatwave dried up our river; it destroyed our crops, killed our livestock and left us starving. One day I was so weak from hunger that I collapsed onto the ground. In fact, in my young mind, I thought I was going to die. Fortunately, a fellow African who worked for the United Nations found me. She gave me a bowl of porridge and saved my life.

Namibia: Covid-19 Denies Local Researchers Climate-Change Study

Fri, 2021-10-01 11:25
[Namibian] NAMIBIAN marine researchers are not part of the Benguela upwelling system climate-change research carried out by the German research vessel Sonne.

Zimbabwe: Environmental Management Agency Speaks Out On Chinese Miner's Operations in Uzumba

Fri, 2021-10-01 11:25
[263Chat] The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) says it is yet to receive an environmental impact assessment report from Heijin Mining Company, a Chinese mining company, which is on the verge of displacing several villagers from their ancestral land in Uzumba Maramba-Pfungwe.

Ghana: Heavy Rains Cuts Off 46 C'nities in B/R... Bridge Washed Away, Essential Services Inaccessible to Residents

Thu, 2021-09-30 18:22
[Ghanaian Times] Yabraso -- At least 46 communities have been cut off from the rest of the Bono East Region after torrential rains washed the only bridge at Yabraso that links Kintampo and New Longolo, thereby affecting the local economy and livelihoods of the residents.

Kenya: Households Fear Drought May Wipe Out Animals

Thu, 2021-09-30 13:31
[Nation] The drought ravaging arid and semi-arid parts of the country now threatens to wipe out livestock.

South Africa: SA Meets Climate Envoys Ahead of Cop 26

Thu, 2021-09-30 12:41
[] South Africa's revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, submitted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, requires an equally ambitious multilateral commitment of financial support by developed countries.