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Tunisia: Cereal Crops' Growth Improves Following Rainfalls

Wed, 2020-04-29 15:54
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The enterprises operating in the field of cereal harvesting are called upon to resume work, so as to guarantee the necessary supplies for the harvest (wire, wires and spare parts), this is the recommendation of the working session devoted to preparations for the 2020 cereal harvesting and storage season, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries.

Somalia: Floods Caused By Heavy Rains Leave 10 People in Qardho Town Dead

Wed, 2020-04-29 15:40
[Shabelle] At least ten people died on Tuesday after floods hit Qardho town in Somalia's northern region of Bari, an official confirmed.

Zimbabwe: Proactive Action Needed to Boost Agric Production

Wed, 2020-04-29 13:48
[The Herald] Reports of a 5 percent decline in the hectarage for maize in the 2019-20 season owing to a combination of factors, bids for a relook at steps that should be taken to ramp up agricultural production, which is vital to achieve national food security and economic growth.

Liberia: Storm Destroys 65 Houses, Seriously Injures One

Wed, 2020-04-29 13:07
[New Dawn] Bong -The NewDawn newspaper has learned that another violent storm on Monday night, 27 April de-roofed over 65 houses in Gbornkornimah and Kolila, leaving the occupants homeless and seriously wounding one victim.According to Zeansue Clan Youth president Hamilton Paliwoe, the incident occurred during a heavy down pull on Monday.

South Africa: Drought - Water Tanks Are Not a Long-Term Solution, Committee Hears

Wed, 2020-04-29 12:38
[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday evening, the traditional affairs committee heard that water tanks were not a long-term solution to the drought because municipalities couldn't afford to maintain them. The committee also heard that Eskom was not willing to stop disconnecting electricity during the lockdown.

Zimbabwe: Below 20% of Child Population Has Access to Normal Diet

Wed, 2020-04-29 11:31
[New Zimbabwe] Less than 20 % of the country's child population has access to dietary diversity, the World Food Programme (WFP) has reported.

South Africa: Nearly 100 Homes Damaged By Heavy Thunderstorm in Mpumalanga

Wed, 2020-04-29 09:40
[News24Wire] About 95 homes in a village in Mpumalanga were damaged after the area was hit twice by heavy thunderstorms in the past two weeks.

Rwanda: Floods Ravage Gakenke Rice Farms

Wed, 2020-04-29 09:06
[New Times] Rice farmers in Gakenke District are counting massive losses after flood water from River Mukungwa submerged their farms Tuesday.

Africa: Global Public Tells the United Nations - Take Action On Climate Change and the Environment

Tue, 2020-04-28 15:33
[UNEP] The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great upheaval, as COVID-19 continues to spread, exacting a heavy toll on lives, societies and economies in all regions of the world.

Sudan: Manis Chairs Meeting of Supreme Committee for Rain Fall Season

Tue, 2020-04-28 13:59
[SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Ambassador Omar Bashir Manis, chaired today's morning the first meeting of the Supreme Committee for the Autumn Emergency for the year 2020, during which Lit. Gen. (Police) Terifi Idris Dafullah, the Interior Minister, presented features of the civil defense plan for facing the rainy season of the year 2020.

Rwanda: Govt to Set Up Telemetry Stations to Monitor Floods

Tue, 2020-04-28 13:11
[New Times] Rwanda Water Resources Board is set to establish telemetry stations to monitor the trends or peak flow of rivers, drainages and other flood hotspots as part of early warning systems aimed at minimizing the likely impacts of floods and plan for flood-resilient infrastructure.

Southern Africa: Zimbabwe Among Four Countries Worst Affected By Hunger in the Region - WFP

Tue, 2020-04-28 10:51
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe is among four Southern African countries worst affected by hunger.

Kenya: Three Killed in Bomet as Marooned Villagers Appeal for Aid

Tue, 2020-04-28 09:45
[Nation] Three people have been killed after being swept away by raging flood waters in Bomet County.

Africa: Young Climate Activists Vow to #fighteverycrisis in Global Online Strike

Mon, 2020-04-27 15:10
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] From Uganda to Russia to the Pacific islands, youth campaigners take digital a global strike planned before the coronavirus crisis

Zimbabwe: Cash Crop Production Takes a Dip

Mon, 2020-04-27 13:51
[Zimbabwe Standard] Zimbabwe's production of cash crops will take a serious dip this year following a prolonged dry spell during the second half of the rainy season and this is likely to add pressure on the country's foreign currency reserves, it has emerged.

Botswana: Satau Warned of Possible Floods

Mon, 2020-04-27 11:42
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Kenya: Heavy Rainfall Being Experienced in the Country to Reduce

Mon, 2020-04-27 11:25
[Nairobi News] The Kenya Meteorological Department has said that the heavy rainfall being experienced in most parts of the country will reduce from the beginning of May.

Kenya: State to Give Sh50,000 to Families That Lost Kin in Mudslides, Floods

Mon, 2020-04-27 10:53
[Nation] The government will give Sh50,000 to each of the families that lost their loved ones during landslides and flash floods in Chesegon along Marakwet-Pokot border a week ago.

Kenya: Rains to Reduce Starting Friday

Mon, 2020-04-27 10:52
[Nation] The Kenya Meteorological Department has said that the heavy rains being experienced in most parts of the country will reduce starting May 1.

Kenya: Families Press on With Search for Missing Kin as State Ends Mission

Mon, 2020-04-27 10:52
[Nation] Collins Rutto, 21, was in deep thought, wondering what to do next after the government called off the search for people missing after last Saturday's landslides and flash floods in Chesogon along Marakwet-Pokot border.