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Tanzania: Forecast - Heavy Rains to Pound Dar es Salaam for the Next Five Days

Fri, 2019-06-14 10:00
[Citizen] Dar Es Salam -The Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) has today warned of the occurrence of heavy rains in the some coastal regions.

South Africa: Invest for the Future, Divest From Companies That Fuel the Climate Crisis

Thu, 2019-06-13 16:55
[Daily Maverick] South African NGOs and foundations (and unions, schools, universities and faith bodies) can multiply their impact with one simple decision -- divesting from companies that are socially irresponsible. And that means -- among other things -- not investing in corporations and State-owned enterprises that contribute to global heating.

Kenya: High Price of Maize Flour Hurts Poor Families

Thu, 2019-06-13 14:20
[Nation] Consolata Nyawanga and her family eat ugali every day.

Southern Africa: SADC Records Lowest Rainfall in 38 Years

Thu, 2019-06-13 11:11
[The Herald] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region recorded the lowest rainfall in nearly four decades in the 2018-2019 cropping season, sparking fears of increased food insecurity and water shortages in the region. A SADC Food Security Early Warning System Agromet update for the 2018-2019 cropping season indicates that a strong drought affected central and western parts of the region during the just-ended rainfall season.

Angola: Oma Launches Campaign to Support Drought Victims

Thu, 2019-06-13 09:52
[ANGOP] Luanda -The National Executive Secretariat of the Ruling party's women wing (OMA) Wednesday launched a solidarity campaign aimed at raising essential goods to support the drought-hit victims in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe, Huíla and Cuando-Cubango.

Uganda: 100 Stranded As Landslides Hit Kasese

Wed, 2019-06-12 13:55
[Monitor] Landslides have left more than 100 people in Mahango Sub-county, Kasese District, stranded following a downpour on Monday.

Zimbabwe: Early Recovery Programme for Cyclone Idai Survivors

Wed, 2019-06-12 11:55
[New Zimbabwe] Chimanimani -Action Aid Zimbabwe, in partnership with Jekesa Pfungwa-Vulingqondo and Simukai Child Protection Programme, is introducing an early recovery programme for Cyclone Idai survivors in Chimanimani and Chipinge districts.

Somalia: More Funding Critical to Prevent Disaster

Tue, 2019-06-11 13:33
[Dalsan Radio] Save the Children's Regional Emergencies Director Thomas Jepson-Lay has said that Somalia will need much more funding to avert the effects of drought.

Namibia: Otjozondjupa Loses 7 700 Livestock to Drought

Tue, 2019-06-11 12:26
[Namibian] Livestock numbering up to 7 723 were lost between 2018 and 2019 in the Otjozondjupa region due to the prevailing drought, governor, Otto Ipinge said during his state of the region address here on Thursday.

Zimbabwe: Thousands Still Homeless After Deadly Cyclone

Tue, 2019-06-11 12:03
[CAJ News] Harare -More than 15 000 Zimbabweans are still without permanent shelter three months after they were displaced by the tropical cyclone Idai.

South Africa: Extinction Rebellion Comes to South Africa

Tue, 2019-06-11 12:00
[GroundUp] Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a social movement protesting against the lack of action to stop climate change. The group has three demands on its website:

Africa: Data Underlines the Woeful State of South Africa's Investment Climate

Tue, 2019-06-11 11:54
[Daily Maverick] The latest GDP figures show that President Cyril Ramaphosa's investor drive is going nowhere. In fact, SA is losing its economic lifeblood, and a massive transfusion is needed soon.

Zimbabwe: UN Chief in Global Appeal to Help Feed 6 Million Zimbabweans

Tue, 2019-06-11 11:27
[New Zimbabwe] United Nations (UN) assistant secretary general for humanitarian affairs and deputy emergency relief coordinator Ursula Mueller has pleaded with the global community to help feed an estimated six million Zimbabweans who face hunger between now and the next harvest in 2020.

Sudan: Heavy Rains Cause Destruction in Eastern Jebel Marra

Tue, 2019-06-11 11:19
[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Marra -Heavy rains accompanied by wind and dust caused a lot of destruction in the area of Libei, which is home to more than 20,000 displaced people in eastern Jebel Marra, on Saturday. More than 50 people were wounded in the floods, 11 of them seriously.

Cote d'Ivoire: 'We Want Water' Say Residents As Abidjan Grows Drier

Tue, 2019-06-11 11:08
[ANGOP] Bidjan -Every other day, Kouakou Marie Laure wakes up at 1 am to fetch water for her family.

Namibia: Namibia's Devastating Drought - Our Strategy So Far

Tue, 2019-06-11 10:02
[New Era] The globe is experiencing unprecedented effects from climate change. Namibia has not been left out to the effects of climate change created by the phenomenon we all know as "El-Nino". The stark new normal of climate change is becoming an ever-apparent reality. Extreme weather patterns such as floods, extensive droughts and even further land degradation has placed Namibia in a precarious position.

South Africa: Early June Rains Good, but No Guarantee They Will Last - Experts

Tue, 2019-06-11 09:33
[News24Wire] Experts warn that the good rainfall in early June does not mean that the rainfall in the rest of winter will be good - or even average - and have urged that water restrictions remain in place.

Nigeria: Govts, Organisations, Businesses, Individuals Should Reflect Climate Change in Decision, Says UN Report

Tue, 2019-06-11 08:08
[This Day] UN Climate Change Annual Report has stipulated that climate change be reflected in almost every decision that governments, organisations, businesses, investors and individuals make for years to come.

Africa: Drought Leaves 45 Million in Need Across 14 Countries

Mon, 2019-06-10 21:30
[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -Failed rains across eastern Africa, southern Africa, and the Horn of Africa are seeing another dire season for farmers, increasing food prices and driving up the aid needs of tens of millions of already vulnerable people across the three regions.

Zimbabwe: Top UN Official Mueller Visits

Mon, 2019-06-10 17:53
[The Herald] United Nations (UN) assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and deputy emergency relief coordinator Ms Ursula Mueller is in Zimbabwe to assess the response to Tropical Cyclone Idai, which made a landfall and claimed hundreds of lives in Manicaland three months ago.