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Zimbabwe: Floods Kill 1, 21 Families Marooned

Wed, 2020-02-12 11:56
[The Herald] As rains are expected to continue across large swathes of Zimbabwe, flood-prone areas have been put on alert while rescue efforts are underway after one person was killed and at least 21 families marooned in Binga.

Zimbabwe: Chimanimani Roads Repair Almost Complete

Wed, 2020-02-12 11:56
[The Herald] Reconstruction of some of the major roads severely damaged by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani District early last year nears completion, a recent tour has revealed.

Namibia: Nau Worried Over Current Drought

Tue, 2020-02-11 18:47
[Namibian] ALTHOUGH large parts of northern Namibia have received some rain this season, the central and southern parts of the country are still in an enormous crisis.

South Africa: Graaff-Reinet Celebrates As Nqweba Dam Fills Up

Tue, 2020-02-11 09:54
[Daily Maverick] Graaff-Reinet residents rushed to the Nqweba Dam on Sunday as it finally began filling after being dry for almost a year - but civil organisations in the town warned that with constantly failing municipal infrastructure there might be water everywhere, but residents still struggle to find some to drink.

East Africa: Smart Drones to Be Tested in Battle Against Locust Swarms

Tue, 2020-02-11 07:48
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -The impact on the region's food supply could be enormous - a locust swarm of a square kilometre is able to eat the same amount of food in one day as 35,000 people

Africa: Britain Urged to Lead By Example for Successful UN Climate Summit

Mon, 2020-02-10 17:19
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Creating a detailed plan to get to net-zero emissions by 2050, and making sure new trade deals are climate smart would be first steps, analysts say

Zimbabwe: A Humanitarian Response for the Crisis in Zimbabwe

Mon, 2020-02-10 16:13
[IPS] Harare, Zimbabwe -In November 2019, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food described Zimbabwe - a country once hailed as the bread basket of Africa - as a state on the brink of man-made starvation.

East Africa: UN Calls On Developed Countries to Help East Africa Fight Locust Plague

Mon, 2020-02-10 13:42
[News24Wire] UN Secretary-General António Guterres has bemoaned developed countries' contribution to climate change, commending Africa for its political and moral leadership on the climate emergency.

Namibia: Turning Household Waste Into Liquefied Biofuel to Save Electricity

Mon, 2020-02-10 12:36
[New Era] The founder of Nghishe Biotech, Charles Haluodi, has developed a system to convert organic waste such as food, animal and plant waste, into environmentally friendly flammable gas and organic fertiliser. The biology and chemistry graduate from the Namibia University of Science and Technology says that his system replaces the need for collecting firewood for heating and thereby significantly contributes to fighting climate change.

Namibia: Flash Flood Kills Four in Ambulance

Mon, 2020-02-10 12:28
[New Era] Four people including a premature baby died when a ministry of health vehicle was washed away in a stream of raging water in the Kunene region on Friday evening. The tragedy occurred some six kilometres north east of Opuwo.

Zimbabwe: Understanding the Locust Problem

Mon, 2020-02-10 12:02
[The Herald] Zimbabwean farmers were genuinely worried when swarms of desert locusts teared through large parts of East Africa a few weeks ago.

Africa: Urban Culture and Climate Change Action - the 10th World Urban Forum

Mon, 2020-02-10 11:32
[UNEP] The link between cultural and natural heritage - and the role the two can play in tackling climate change - runs far deeper.

East Africa: Next Locust Swarms Airborne in 3 to 4 Weeks, UN Warns

Mon, 2020-02-10 08:11
[Deutsche Welle] Baby desert locusts in Somalia will become East Africa's next plague wave, UN agronomy experts have warned. Climate change-driven rain has triggered "unprecedented" breeding, says UN chief Antonio Guterres.

South Africa: Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Accidents on Joburg Roads

Sat, 2020-02-08 11:37
[News24Wire] Heavy downpours on Saturday morning have caused flooding, road closures and accidents on Johannesburg roads.

Burkina Faso: Energy Innovator Mariama Mamane 2 Years On

Fri, 2020-02-07 13:33
[UNEP] In the two years since Mariama Mamane won the Young Champions of the Earth prize back in 2017, she has taken great strides in her mission to provide people in Burkina Faso with energy.

Zimbabwe: The Barren Land Desperately Needs Rain

Fri, 2020-02-07 12:12
[Zimbabwe Independent] NOTHING can transform a desert into a wetland, except rain. Changing an arid political and economic landscape requires the will, commitment and determination from those carrying the mantle to redeem the country's lost hope.

South Africa: Dam Levels Remain Steady Despite Lack of Rainfall - Water Department

Fri, 2020-02-07 12:05
[News24Wire] Dam levels across the country remain steady compared to the same period last year, with only the Eastern Cape below the 50% capacity, the Department of Water and Sanitation said on Thursday.

Zimbabwe: Zuva Donates to Schools Affected By Idai

Fri, 2020-02-07 11:50
[The Herald] As the nation reflects on the devastating natural disaster of cyclone Idai, Zuva petroleum have donated furniture to five primary schools in Chimanimani namely Hotsprings, Tonhorai, Ndima, Charleswood and Gwindingwe.

Zimbabwe: Lupane Man, 73, Struck By Lightning in His Fields

Fri, 2020-02-07 10:53
[New Zimbabwe] A 73-year-old villager was struck to death by lightning while weeding his maize crop in Lupane on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe: Anguished Hwange Flood Victims Fret Over Uncertain Future

Fri, 2020-02-07 10:50
[New Zimbabwe] More than 50 families that were affected by flash floods in Hwange are still housed at the Colliery Company guest lodge where they share rooms, 18 days after the harsh weather phenomenon hit the area.