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Malawi: Malawi Cyclone Victims Receive Crucial Aid

Thu, 2019-05-02 12:56
[CAJ News] Lilongwe -MORE than 400 000 people affected by the Cyclone Idai in Malawi have received life-saving relief support.

Mozambique: Natural Disasters - MSF Responds As Cyclone Kenneth Hits Mozambique

Thu, 2019-05-02 11:26
[MSF] Just over a month after Cyclone Idai devastated central Mozambique, Cyclone Kenneth hit the coast of Cabo Delgado province, in the country's north, on Thursday evening 25 April.

Zimbabwe: Land Found to Resettle Cyclone Idai Victims - Mnangagwa

Thu, 2019-05-02 09:22
[The Herald] Manicaland Bureau -Government has identified land to relocate people who were displaced by Cyclone Idai and those who might still be in areas prone to natural disasters, President Mnangagwa has said.

Mozambique: Cyclone Kenneth Death Toll Now 41 - Govt Minister

Thu, 2019-05-02 08:21
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Tuesday expanded the powers of its Post-cyclone Reconstruction Office to cover the damage done, not only by cyclone Idai, which hit the central provinces on 14 March, but also by cyclone Kenneth, which struck the northern province of Cabo Delgado last Thursday.

Kenya: How Kenya's Pastoralists Are Coping With Changes in Weather Patterns

Wed, 2019-05-01 17:27
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya is experiencing changes in its weather patterns. This includes changes in temperatures and wind and rainfall patterns - particularly shifts in the timing and length of rainy seasons. This has led to more droughts and floods. These changes have increased the vulnerability of pastoralists households whose livelihoods come from livestock like goats and cows.

South Africa: President Declares National Days of Mourning for Flood Victims

Wed, 2019-05-01 16:43
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared seven days of national mourning for the people who lost their lives in the floods that have ravaged the country in the past week.

Africa: Why Girls' Education is Key in War Against Climate Change

Wed, 2019-05-01 15:53
[allAfrica] One year ago I was on an all-female expedition to Antarctica aimed at heightening women's influence as decision-makers on issues that shape our planet. It wasn't long before I discovered I was the only African-born woman on the trip. The first thing I thought was: how did I get here and how can I use this experience to benefit others?

South Africa: Ramaphosa Declares National Period of Mourning for SA Flood Victims

Wed, 2019-05-01 12:01
[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa has instructed that the SA flag fly at half-mast at every station in the country from May 1 to 7 as a mark of respect and to observe seven days of mourning for those who lost their lives in floods that ravaged the country over the past week.

Mozambique: Flood Victims Reluctant to Return Home

Wed, 2019-05-01 11:15
[VOA] Hundreds of Mozambican flood survivors who fled to evacuation camps in Malawi in early March after Cyclone Idai , say they are not ready to return home unless they are relocated to higher ground. They say returning to their flood prone areas would put them at risk should another flood occur. In the meantime, they are appealing to Malawi's government to reconsider its decision to close down evacuation camps in May. But government authorities in Malawi say their resources are limited.

Nigeria: NiMet Predicts Cloudy, Sunny Weather for Wednesday

Wed, 2019-05-01 08:24
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted cloudy to partly cloudy and sunny weather conditions with prospects of widespread thunderstorms over most parts of the country on Wednesday.

South Africa: KZN Declares Thursday Day of Prayer and Mourning

Tue, 2019-04-30 17:44
[SAnews.gov.za] The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Executive Council has declared Thursday as a provincial day of prayer and mourning to show solidarity with the bereaved families and to pray for people who passed away during the flash floods that swept through the province.

Mozambique: Cyclone Kenneth - Money Running Dry As Death Toll Rises to 38

Tue, 2019-04-30 16:49
[savethechildren_uk] Pemba -Save the Children is calling on the international community to commit additional resources to the emergency relief efforts in the wake of Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth, which have battered parts of Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Mozambique: Aid Efforts Hampered by Rains After Cyclone Kenneth

Tue, 2019-04-30 16:48
[The New Humanitarian] Macomia/Mozambique -The needs of stricken communities are becoming evident in northern Mozambique and the Comoros islands in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, with at least 45,000 homes destroyed and residents in remote rural areas urgently requiring food, water, shelter, and electricity.

Africa: Land Conservation - a Risky Business

Tue, 2019-04-30 15:22
[IPS] United Nations -In light of land degradation and climate change, the protection of the environment is crucial--but the protection of the very people working tirelessly and with much risk to preserve nature should be just as important.

Somalia: European Union Aids Families Severely Hit By Drought

Tue, 2019-04-30 14:46
[Dalsan Radio] The European has extended a ?125 000 in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected people suffering from food shortages requiring humanitarian assistance.

Mozambique: Nine Dead After Cyclone Kenneth Strikes

Tue, 2019-04-30 14:28
[CAJ News] Maputo -AT least nine people have died and an accounted number injured following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique and Comoros.

Ghana: Environmental Disaster Crawling to UWR - Climate Catastrophe Waits the People"as You Sow, So Shall You Reap?"

Tue, 2019-04-30 13:51
[Ghanaian Times] On one faithful Saturday morning this writer was on his retinue jogging exercise on the Wa-Kumasi road to share some kilograms and burn out the impurities in the system to keep him fit and healthy.

Ghana: Containing Floods in the City

Tue, 2019-04-30 12:28
[Ghanaian Times] SINCE 2007, Ghana has experienced floods anytime there is a downpour. These floods present serious challenges to the state and individuals.

Mozambique: Nyusi Sending PM to Survey Cyclone Kenneth Damage

Tue, 2019-04-30 11:27
[AIM] Beijing -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi announced on Thursday that he has instructed Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario to visit, at the earliest opportunity, the areas struck by cyclone Kenneth in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

Mozambique: Tropical Cyclone Kenneth Death Toll Rises to 38

Tue, 2019-04-30 10:22
[allAfrica] Heavy rain and likely flooding are predicted for Tuesday in Nampula and Cabo Delgado, exacerbating problems caused by Cyclone Kenneth. Many areas in central Cabo Delgado remain inaccessible due to flooded roads and washed out roads and bridges. Macomia can be reached but it is difficult to travel further north. Electricity is out in many areas.

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