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Somalia: UN Warns of Tropical Storm to His Northern Somalia

Thu, 2019-12-05 12:32
[Shabelle] The United Nations food agency on Wednesday warned of a tropical storm that could cause strong winds and some rains across Somalia's Puntland and Somaliland.

Malawi: CSOs Demand Funding Loss and Damage Due Emissions

Thu, 2019-12-05 11:17
[Malawi News Agency] Madrid -Civil Societies at the ongoing Cop25 meeting in Madrid, Spain have strongly come out demanding wealthy countries such as America and the European Union (EU) to have a lion's share in financing Loss and Damage due to emissions.

Malawi: Developed Countries Asked to Cut Carbon Emissions

Thu, 2019-12-05 11:16
[Malawi News Agency] Madrid -Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have asked their developed counterparts to commit themselves in cutting down on carbon emission saying its impact on climate change is more devastating on the LDCs.

Kenya: Floods Now Becoming More Dangerous Than Terrorism

Thu, 2019-12-05 09:37
[Nation] After years when drought threatened Kenya's economic future, and imperilled many communities, the story has changed.

Kenya: Two Teens Swept By Flooded Rivers in Nyanza

Thu, 2019-12-05 09:37
[Nation] Residents of two villages in Nyanza region were yesterday searching for the bodies of two minors who drowned while trying to cross flooded rivers as heavy rains continue to pound parts of the country.

Rwanda: Floods Could Spike the Cost of Water Treatment in Kigali

Thu, 2019-12-05 09:24
[New Times] The cost of water treatment in Kigali city could rise if flooding of Nyabarongo River, occasioned by heavy rains, persists, Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) has said.

Uganda: Landslides Hit Bugisu, Three Bodies Recovered

Wed, 2019-12-04 20:33
[Monitor] At least three people have been confirmed dead and dozens feared dead in Zesui and Masaba sub-counties in Sironko District after landslides swept through several villages yesterday afternoon, following a downpour.

Angola: Thunderstorm Claims Five Lives in Huila Province

Wed, 2019-12-04 18:41
[ANGOP] Lubango -At least five members of the same family died on Sunday in the commune of Kalepi, municipality of Caluquembe, Huila, following lightning that hit their house.

Zimbabwe: Rainy Season Brings More Misery for Gweru Residents

Wed, 2019-12-04 18:10
[263Chat] With the rain season now in full swing, Gweru residents have raised alarm over the threats of drinking contaminated water caused by dumping of wastes some believed to be toxic, near some of the boreholes.

Malawi: Economy Ticks With Water, Says Agriculture Minister Nankhumwa

Wed, 2019-12-04 17:00
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Kondwani Nankhumwa says the major challenge that the water sector is facing in Malawi is climate change and its associated effects, noting that floods, drought and water pollution have now become part of life.

Kenya: Desperation in Kilifi After Floods Force Hundreds Out of Homes

Wed, 2019-12-04 16:49
[Nation] A humanitarian crisis has hit Kilifi County since River Sabaki broke its banks, displacing about 1,000 people in Malindi and Magarini constituencies.

Africa: The Huge Potential of Agriculture to Slow Climate Change

Wed, 2019-12-04 16:17
[UNEP] Soil's contribution to climate change, through the oxidation of soil carbon, is important, and soils--and thus agriculture--can play a major role in mitigating climate change.

Uganda: Over 30 People Feared Dead in Fresh Bududa Mudslide

Wed, 2019-12-04 16:15
[Monitor] More than 30 people are feared dead in the fresh mudslides that hit Bududa District in Eastern Uganda on Tuesday. The mudslides affected the villages of Namasa and Naposhi, all in Bushika Sub County.

Kenya: Two Drown, Hundreds Displaced As Heavy Rains Pound Kisumu

Wed, 2019-12-04 16:13
[Nation] Two women drowned while trying to cross River Magada in East Seme Ward, Kisumu County on Sunday as the ongoing heavy rains continue to wreak havoc.

Sudan: Heavy Rains Kill Two in Eastern Sudan

Wed, 2019-12-04 15:33
[Radio Dabanga] Tokar -At least two people died and one person was injured when houses collapsed because of heavy rains in Tokar in Red Sea state on Monday evening.

Malawi: Impacts of Climate Change Reversible, Says President Mutharika

Wed, 2019-12-04 14:38
[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has expressed optimism that devastating impacts of climate change can be reversed by following control measures put in place.

Kenya: Guess the Rain - Kenya Gamifies Climate Change to Help Farmers

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:44
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -In the "Let it rain" challenge, farmers can take to their mobile phones to predict what day the rainy season will start

Kenya: 132 Dead as Rains Leave a Trail of Destruction

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:42
[Nation] At least 132 people have died as heavy rains continued to pound most parts of the country.

Kenya: Weather Warning of Heavy Rains Countrywide

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:41
[Nation] The heavy rains hitting many parts of the country will persist until the end of the month, the metrological department warned Tuesday.

Kenya: Havoc Reigns in Landslide-Prone Kerio Valley

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:41
[Nation] The ongoing heavy rains pounding various parts of the country have caused havoc in the North Rift region, resulting in displacement of several families and damage to the infrastructure.