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Liberia: Report - Climate Change Impacts Affect Health, Security

Wed, 2019-11-06 13:17
[Observer] Participants at the launch of the 'Liberia Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment for the Coastal Zone' report in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

Africa: African Ministers Strategize On Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change

Wed, 2019-11-06 12:19
[Premium Times] In a keen consideration of the huge leaps in the world's population, particularly on the African continent, and the decreasing yields in agriculture due to the impact of climate change, African ministers of agriculture and a number of international institutions endorsed an urgent and critical 'Declaration' to "tackle head-on the issue of adapting our agriculture to climate change."

Zimbabwe: Livestock Extension System Needs More Support

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:32
[The Herald] Sifelani Tsiko Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor

Zimbabwe: Nearly 1,200 Cattle Succumb to Drought

Wed, 2019-11-06 10:57
[The Herald] Nearly 200 cattle and 35 donkeys have succumbed to drought that has seen pastures dwindle and water sources dry up. Farmers now need to cut herds by selling unproductive cattle and use the proceeds to buy stockfeed for the remaining livestock. Statistics from the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) show that the southern parts of the country are the worst affected.

South Africa: Climate Change Decimates Western Cape Agriculture

Wed, 2019-11-06 10:39
[GroundUp] Farmers in Oudtshoorn estimate the drought has lost them billions of rands

Nigeria: 'Conflicts, Violent Events in Nigeria Centre Around Climate Change'

Wed, 2019-11-06 09:24
[Daily Trust] The Director, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Prof. Tajudeen Akanji has said that most of the conflicts and violent events occurring in Nigeria are the consequences of climate change problems, especially the effects on scarce resources and bulging youth population.

South Africa: 'Climate Criminals, We're Watching You,' Chant Anti-Fossil Fuel Protesters

Tue, 2019-11-05 15:55
[Daily Maverick] Demonstrators outside the Africa Oil Week conference in Cape Town covered the floor with molasses in a symbolic protest against fossil fuel use. The group belongs to a social movement called Extinction Rebellion, which has organised a wave of strikes and marches across the globe. Its key demand: end fossil fuel use, now.

South Africa: Extinction Rebellion Targets Africa Oil Week Conference

Tue, 2019-11-05 15:19
[GroundUp] At 8:20 am on Tuesday, a man in a grey suit began pouring "blood" in protest across the lobby of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), the venue for the Africa Oil Week conference this week.

Somalia: U.S. Congress Woman Ilhan Omar Donates U.S.$5000 Towards Flood Victims

Tue, 2019-11-05 14:05
[Dalsan Radio] US Congresswoman Ilhan Oman has donated $5000 towards the Beledweyne floods victims.

Zimbabwe: Drought Grips Cattle, Wipes Out Grazing

Tue, 2019-11-05 12:22
[New Zimbabwe] Unscrupulous cattle dealers are short-changing farmers in Gwanda by barter trading drought weary animals with seed maize, mealie-meal and other items which are not commensurate with the value of the beasts.

Zimbabwe: Storm Leaves Trail of Destruction in Kwekwe

Tue, 2019-11-05 12:07
[The Herald] Three schools and eight homesteads in Kwekwe District were destroyed by a hailstorm that hit parts of Kwekwe District in the Midlands Province last week.

Zimbabwe: Embrace Smart Agriculture, Farmers Urged

Tue, 2019-11-05 11:58
[The Herald] Agriculture stakeholders have been called to embrace smart agriculture practices to cushion farmers against the effects of climate change ahead of the 2019-2020 farming season.

Somalia: UN Scales up Humanitarian Supplies to Flood-Affected Somalia

Tue, 2019-11-05 10:40
[Shabelle] The UN agencies and other partners said Monday they have scaled up humanitarian response, providing food to address the short-term nutrition needs of flood-affected families across Somalia.

Nigeria: Five States Face 'Imminent Flooding' - Should Be On 'Red Alert' - Govt

Tue, 2019-11-05 10:00
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NHISA) says five states of the country should be on a 'red alert' of imminent flooding.

Somalia: Food Crises Can Be Tackled By Data-Driven Early Action and Investment

Tue, 2019-11-05 07:46
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Our recent joint mission to Somalia took place after news broke that the country's main harvest was to be the worst since the 2011-2012 famine.

Mozambique: 3,000 Facing Hunger in Dombe

Mon, 2019-11-04 18:52
[AIM] Maputo -About 3,000 people in the Dombe administrative post, in the central Mozambican province of Manica, are facing hunger because they lost many of the crops they had planted when Cyclone Idai struck central Mozambique on 14 March.

Tanzania: Govt Advised On Climate Change Policy

Mon, 2019-11-04 15:00
[Daily News] Dodoma -THE government has been advised to put in place a climate change policy to strategically address the climate change problem.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai Survivors Remain in Tents As Rainy Season Nears

Mon, 2019-11-04 11:27
[The Herald] Over 700 people in 170 households in Chimanimani, whose homes were destroyed by Cyclone Idai in March, are still living in tents as the rainy season approaches. If given housing stands, money or materials, the people said they were prepared to start building their own homes.