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Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai - Schools in Affected Areas Not Ready for Re-Opening

Mon, 2019-05-06 17:31
[New Zimbabwe] OVER 100 schools in Cyclone Idai hit areas of Chimanimani and Chipinge are not ready for re-opening, the United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has revealed.

Africa: Planet's 'Unprecedented' Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'

Mon, 2019-05-06 17:03
[UNEP] Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April - 4 May) in Paris.

Zimbabwe: Govt Ups Maize Distribution in Drought-Hit Areas

Mon, 2019-05-06 16:10
[The Herald] Distribution of maize to cushion communities from hunger has been upscaled in the two districts of Gokwe to cover all rural wards.

South Africa: Government Reaches Out to Eastern Cape Flood Victims

Mon, 2019-05-06 12:46
[] Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is in Ngqeleni, Eastern Cape, today for an outreach programme.

Africa: Getting Real On Meeting Paris Climate Change Commitments

Mon, 2019-05-06 12:08
[IMF] Climate change is the great existential challenge of our times. It is a challenge that spans all regions, with especially severe consequences for low-income countries.

Africa: IMF Executive Board Reviews Fiscal Policies for Paris Climate Strategies

Mon, 2019-05-06 12:05
[IMF] On March 18, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed a paper providing country-level guidance on the role, and design of, fiscal policies for implementing climate mitigation strategies that countries have submitted for the 2015 Paris Agreement and for addressing vulnerabilities in disaster-prone countries.

Kenya: Expect Heavy Rains, Flash Floods for the Next 3 Days

Mon, 2019-05-06 11:54
[Nation] The weatherman has warned of the possibility of heavy rains and flash floods in several areas in the next three days.

Mozambique: Pause in Torrential Rains Helps Cyclone Aid Effort

Mon, 2019-05-06 11:20
[VOA] A break in the torrential rains that followed Cyclone Kenneth has allowed aid workers to make progress in reaching remote parts of northern Mozambique.