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Zimbabwe: Govt On High Alert Against Locust Outbreak

Thu, 2020-07-16 17:41
[The Herald] Zimbabwe should continue to take anticipatory measures and preparatory steps to fight swarms of locusts in case fresh outbreaks in the coming 20/21 cropping season, a senior plant crop disease expert has said.

Zimbabwe: Great Zimbabwe University Takes Lead in Climate Change Fight

Thu, 2020-07-16 17:40
[The Herald] Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) continues to consolidate its position as one of the leading institutions of higher learning in the country and is planning to establish a centre of excellence in dryland agriculture in Chivi district together with a renowned international institution.

Gambia: GCCA+ Aims to Increase Gambia's Coastal, Marine Zones Climate Resilience

Thu, 2020-07-16 15:46
[The Point] Fafanding Kinteh, National Environment Agency (NEA) project officer for operation has said that the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+) aims to contribute to increase climate resilience of the coastal and marine zones of The Gambia.

Namibia: Committee Probes Drought Relief Funds

Thu, 2020-07-16 15:40
[New Era] The National Council Standing Committee on Habitat is investigating drought relief funds allocated to the regions for the rehabilitation and installation of boreholes and water points.

Ethiopia: 2.9 Billion Tree Seedlings Planted as Part of Green Legacy Campaign

Thu, 2020-07-16 15:14
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has planted 2.9 billion tree seedlings since the launch of the second national green legacy campaign, said Ministry of Agriculture.

Rwanda: Weather Agency Predicts Strong Winds in Southern Rwanda

Thu, 2020-07-16 11:25
[New Times] Many parts of the Eastern and Southern Provinces may experience strong winds from Wednesday night to Thursday, July 16, according to the Rwanda Meteorology Agency.

Kenya: Met Issues Strong Winds, Large Waves Alert

Thu, 2020-07-16 11:01
[Nation] The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of extremely strong winds that could blow off roofs and cause structural damage in eastern parts of the country and cause large waves along the coastline.

Rwanda: Govt Issues Guidelines Ahead of Strong Winds

Thu, 2020-07-16 09:09
[New Times] The Ministry of Emergency Management has announced guidelines that citizens in high-risk areas should observe in order to prevent severe damages or loss lives, after the Rwanda Meteorology Agency predicted that there would be strong winds in different parts of the country.

Gambia: Govt Officers, Communities Sensitised On Impacts of Climate Change On Grassroots

Wed, 2020-07-15 20:36
[The Point] National Environment Agency (NEA), Tuesday sensitized government officers, communities, Community Based Organization (CBOs), Women Associations within Kanifing Municipality on the impacts climate change on grassroots.

South Africa: Dispute Over Graaff-Reinet Drought Grant Millions As Mayor Insists the Money Did Not Disappear

Wed, 2020-07-15 15:55
[Daily Maverick] Deon de Vos, the mayor of the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality, based in Graaff-Reinet, is insisting that R25m of a drought grant has not disappeared, but was merely not spent in the financial year. In a terse statement on Monday, the Auditor-General's office said the municipality was aware of the conflict resolution mechanisms related to its work and that it was standing by its finding -- that when it looked for the bulk of the drought grant, it 'was missing'.

Africa: Tunisia Ranks 2nd in Africa According to 2020 Environmental Performance Index

Wed, 2020-07-15 15:52
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Tunisia ranked 2nd in Africa and 71st globally in the 2020 edition of the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), which analyses environmental policies around the world, recently published by Yale and Columbia Universities.

Seychelles: Seychelles to Test 2 Electric Buses Next Year in Possible Big Shift

Wed, 2020-07-15 13:43
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles will conduct a pilot study next year with electric buses to test whether or not they work well as a mode of public transportation, said a top government official.

South Africa: Mean Monday - Another Vicious Winter Storm Surges Through City of Cape Town

Tue, 2020-07-14 12:06
[Daily Maverick] After being hit by two cold fronts last week, a fresh front tore through the Western Cape from late on Sunday night. Gale-force winds and heavy rains uprooted trees, caused flooding and power outages in some areas, with disaster management on high alert and mopping up operations underway to mitigate risks. On the positive side, the Western Cape government reported that dam levels for the province increased from last week by 8% to 53% in total. Cape Town dams are at 73% full. Here are scenes from three Cape

Botswana: Botswana Vulnerable to Climate Change Effects

Tue, 2020-07-14 10:15
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The Department of Meteorological Services acting director, Ms Chandapiwa Sebeela says several studies have shown that Botswana is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Rwanda: 8,000 Farmers Secure Jobs to Address Sebeya River Floods

Tue, 2020-07-14 09:07
[New Times] At least 8,000 residents from Rubavu District have secured jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic, to work in addressing floods that are caused by Sebeya River.

Africa: Better Food for World's Poor Could Hike Climate-Changing Emissions

Tue, 2020-07-14 07:31
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -- To balance the increases, richer countries may need to scale back, flagship UN report suggests

Nigeria: Prepare for Flood, NEMA Tells Edo Govt

Mon, 2020-07-13 14:20
[Daily Trust] Benin -- The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised the Edo State Government to put proactive measures in place to help mitigate against flooding.

Ghana: Abofu Drain - Another Flood Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Mon, 2020-07-13 13:54
[Ghanaian Times] When the rainy season sets in around this time of the year, it is not only Accra that gets flooded, the media space too gets flooded with stories about how property are destroyed, people are stranded and lives are lost.

South Africa: Homes Demolished As Storm Hits Cape Town

Sun, 2020-07-12 22:39
[GroundUp] The City of Cape Town Anti-land Invasion Unit accompanied by law enforcement demolished five shacks at a site called Xakabantu in Vrygrond, in the rain on Thursday afternoon.

South Africa: Storm Causes Flooding in Cape Town

Sat, 2020-07-11 15:22
[GroundUp] The City's Disaster Risk Management says flood kits, sand and milling will be provided to affected informal settlements.

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