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Africa: Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Offer Best Hope for Our Planetary Emergency

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:48
[IPS] United Nations -- Indigenous peoples and local communities offer the best hope for solutions to our planetary emergency. These solutions are grounded in traditional, time-tested practices and knowledge.

Africa: The Importance of Clean Cooking in a Low Carbon Future

Wed, 2020-10-14 07:38
[allAfrica] Modern cooking solutions are vital to combating global climate change and reducing environmental degradation. In a true 'win-win', they also benefit respiratory health -- particularly important given Covid-19 -- and, in many cases, offer cost and time savings to low-income households.

Kenya: Up in Flames - Who's Burning Tsavo?

Tue, 2020-10-13 17:06
[Nation] The hissing and crackling fire can be heard from a distance and as far as the eye can see, are flames and smoke.

Namibia: NDF Spray Plane Combats Locust Outbreak

Tue, 2020-10-13 16:52
[New Era] A Namibian Defence Force (NDF) aircraft that was deployed to the Zambezi region started the aerial spraying of locusts on Sunday in an effort to combat the outbreak that has destroyed large acres of grazing land.

Egypt: Fiance Min. - Egypt Created Favorable Investment Climate Under Wise Leadership

Tue, 2020-10-13 16:40
[Egypt Online] Egypt under its wise leadership managed throughout the past few years to overcome the challenges of power, natural gas and roads shortage alongside creating favorable investment climate, said Finance Minister Mohammed Maait on Monday Oct 12,2020.

Ethiopia: EU 9m Euros Donation Aims Combating Desert Locusts

Tue, 2020-10-13 13:48
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - The European Union (EU) announced that it has donated nine million Euros to supplement efforts of Ethiopia's government to combat the significant crop losses resulted from desert locusts upsurge in different parts of the country.

Botswana: About U.S.$43,000 Needed for Locust Control

Tue, 2020-10-13 11:39
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- The Department of Agriculture will need P500 000 to control and contain the recent African Migratory locust invasion in some parts of Ngamiland.

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Strengthen NDC to Hit Gas Emissions Prevention Target

Tue, 2020-10-13 11:27
[Ethiopian Herald] Greenhouse Gasses Measuring, Reporting, and Verification has been Mentioned as Critical to the achievement of the Ethiopian National Determined Contribution (NDC).

Gambia: Beakanyang Holds Climate Change Community Outreach At Sankandi

Tue, 2020-10-13 11:16
[The Point] As part of their nationwide efforts to galvanize community actions towards mitigating and adapting to climate change, Beakanyang at the weekend conducted a massive community outreach programme at Sankandi Village, Kiang West District in Lower River Region.

Africa: Quick Fix for Hunger and Climate Goals? More Spending On Small Farmers

Tue, 2020-10-13 10:00
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -- Climate goals are reachable by 2030 if small farmers can grow more climate resilient crops, access irrigation and tap into social safety nets, researchers said Monday

Africa: Choosing a Sustainable Way Out of the Pandemic's Economic Chaos

Tue, 2020-10-13 09:51
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] With debt swaps governments and finance institutions can address the triple crises of debt, climate change and the destruction of nature

Africa: 'Uninhabitable Hell' - Climate Change and Disease Threaten Millions, UN Warns

Tue, 2020-10-13 09:44
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -- As climate change-related disasters soar, a failure to act to prevent them is an act of 'wilful' negligence, the UN's disaster chief says

Mozambique: Four People Die in Manica Storm

Mon, 2020-10-12 16:36
[AIM] Maputo -- Four people died in a thunderstorm, accompanied by high winds and torrential rains, on Saturday night in the central province of Manica.

Nigeria: Flooding - NEMA Distributes Relief Items to 715 Households in Niger

Mon, 2020-10-12 15:39
[Leadership] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has distributed relief materials to 715 households ravaged by flood in Paikoro and Bosso local government areas of Niger State.

Africa: Climate Change - Proof in Numbers

Mon, 2020-10-12 15:05
[UNEP] UNEP's novel 'World Environment Situation Room' provides real-time data on PM2.5 levels across the planet, informing scientists, policy-makers and citizens alike.

Africa: UNEP and the Parliament of the World's Religions Launch New Book to Catalyze Climate Action

Mon, 2020-10-12 15:04
[UNEP] Nairobi/Chicago -- The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Parliament of the World's Religions today released a new book, "Faith for Earth -- A Call for Action", which gives readers a wide-ranging look at the history and diversity of faith teachings and their advocacy for the protection of the environment.

Ethiopia: Five More Spraying Planes to Arrive in Ethiopia Next Week

Mon, 2020-10-12 14:43
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- As massive desert swarm locust tumble down on several parts of Ethiopia, additional five spraying planes will arrive in the country on Wednesday to intensify the fight against the increasing locust swarms.

Kenya: FAO - Kenya Staring At Another Wave of Locusts Invasion

Mon, 2020-10-12 11:52
[Nation] Kenya is staring at another wave of desert locusts' invasion, as fresh swarms migrate to northern Kenya from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Ethiopia: Over 15 Million in Need of Humanitarian Assistance

Sat, 2020-10-10 15:20
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- More than fifteen million Ethiopians are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC).

East Africa: Drier Spell Looms in EAC Up to December

Fri, 2020-10-09 16:00
[Daily News] HAVING enjoyed a lot of rainfall since last year, East African countries have been warned to expect and get ready for a drier period until the end of the year.

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