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Malawi: Council Advised to Pay Attention to Weather Information

Fri, 2020-10-09 15:04
[Malawi News Agency] Salima -- 2020. Salima District Council has been called upon to pay attention to weather information in order to ensure preparation for any incoming disasters.

Zimbabwe: Rainfall Update: Farmers Urged Not to Plant

Fri, 2020-10-09 12:14
[The Herald] Agriculture experts have cautioned against planting with the current rains saying farmers must instead take advantage of the wet conditions to speed up land preparations before the onset of the rainfall season.

Zimbabwe: Let's Do More to Prepare for Flash Floods

Fri, 2020-10-09 11:51
[The Herald] The first showers that have fallen across much of Zimbabwe in the past week have brought relief from high temperatures and have started the process of wetting the soil.

Nigeria: Flood - 36 Killed in Sokoto in Nine Months

Fri, 2020-10-09 08:18
[Premium Times] No fewer than 36 people have died while 470 others displaced from their homes following floods due to heavy rainfalls in various parts of Sokoto state from January to date.

Africa: Investing in Sustainability - Greening Finance

Fri, 2020-10-09 08:12
[UNEP] Remarks prepared for delivery at the 7th OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment

Nigeria: Flood Kills 36, Displace 470 in Sokoto

Fri, 2020-10-09 07:37
[Leadership] No fewer than 36 people have died while 470 others displaced from their homes following floods due to heavy rainfalls in various parts of Sokoto state from January to date.

Africa: Standards Continue to Grow As Consumers Focus On Health, Sustainability

Thu, 2020-10-08 19:39
[ITC] The fifth edition of the State of Sustainable Markets report provides the latest facts and figures on standard-compliant land and agricultural and forestry products

East Africa: East Africa - Floods Hit Six Million People

Thu, 2020-10-08 13:47
[Cameroon Tribune] The information was made public by the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

South Africa: Desmond Tutu Foundation Calls for Global Climate Justice On Arch's Birthday

Thu, 2020-10-08 10:06
[Daily Maverick] The climate crisis is the 'biggest wave' in a 'convergence of crises', say keynote speakers at the 10th Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture.

Africa: Climate-Menaced Nations Say Survival Depends On Stronger 2020 Action

Thu, 2020-10-08 09:24
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -- The COVID-19 and economic crisis have thrown plans to deliver more ambitious climate plans off track - but delay is dangerous, vulnerable nations say

Africa: Covid, Climate and Conflict Conspire to Push Up Poverty

Thu, 2020-10-08 09:10
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -- A triple threat of coronavirus, climate change and conflict means an ambitious goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 looks increasingly unlikely, the World Bank says

Africa: Covid-19 Recovery - a Missed Opportunity to Fight Climate Change and Gender Inequality?

Thu, 2020-10-08 08:29
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] There is a real risk that women will not be able to take advantage of new green jobs as countries overlook gender in pandemic stimulus

Sudan: Sudan Launches First-Ever State of the Environment and Outlook Report to Help Guide Peace and Sustainable Development

Wed, 2020-10-07 16:34
[UNEP] Khartoum -- The Government of Sudan and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today jointly launched the first-ever State of the Environment and Outlook Report for the Republic of Sudan under the theme of Environment for Peace and Sustainable Development.

Africa: Amid Covid-19, These 10 Countries Are Aiming to Kickstart Their Economies By Repairing Nature

Wed, 2020-10-07 16:32
[UNEP] In 1933, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order allocating US$ 10 million for emergency conservation efforts under the New Deal, putting unemployed Americans to work. When South Korea was struggling with famine and a refugee crisis in the 1950s, the government restored forests and farmland, creating hundreds of thousands of rural jobs.

Zimbabwe: Chiefs Conduct Cyclone Idai Cleansing Ceremony Ahead of Mnangagwa Visit

Wed, 2020-10-07 12:50
[New Zimbabwe] Traditional chiefs in Chimanimani and Chipinge will this Wednesday hold a Cyclone Idai cleansing ceremony in Machongwe area, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa prepares to visit the area Thursday.

Nigeria: Four of Anambra's Local Govts Flooded, 5,000 People Displaced - Obiano

Wed, 2020-10-07 11:33
[Premium Times] The governor also spoke on his discussion with President Buhari on matters like the second Niger Bridge and the federal roads in Anambra.

Ghana: Tamale, Sangnarigu Suffer Devastating Flooding

Wed, 2020-10-07 11:03
[Ghanaian Times] DisplaHundreds of families in Tamale metropolis and Sangnarigu municipality of the Northern Region have had their houses flooded.

Seychelles: Creole-Language Guide to Climate Change Launched in Seychelles

Tue, 2020-10-06 18:30
[Seychelles News Agency] A new booklet in Creole - Citizens guide to Climate Change - was launched on Sunday to coincide with World Tourism Day, September 27. The guide was developed by a local not for profit organisation, Sustainability for Seychelles (S4S).

Uganda: Ntoroko Floods the Worst in Whole Country, Says Minister

Tue, 2020-10-06 16:24
[Monitor] State minister for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru has said the flooding in Ntoroko District is the worst in the entire country and called for government's immediate intervention.

South Africa: Rain Brings No End to Makhanda Water Crisis

Tue, 2020-10-06 12:31
[GroundUp] Makhanda was without water for most of last week.

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