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Zimbabwe: China Releases U.S.$2 Million Grant for Cyclone Idai Recovery

Fri, 2020-07-10 16:44
[263Chat] The Chinese government under the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund has provided additional assistance to victims of Cyclone Idai through a reconstruction fund aimed at rebuilding schools and clinics.

Namibia: Schlettwein Probes Drought Boreholes

Fri, 2020-07-10 14:39
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform has launched an internal investigation into the drilling and installation of boreholes meant to mitigate the impact of last year's drought.

Liberia: Epa Holds Consultative Meeting On Green Climate Fund's Country Program Document

Fri, 2020-07-10 14:03
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) is expected to commence a two-day consultative meeting on Friday, July 10, 2020 to launch the development of Liberia's Green Climate Fund (GCF) Country Program document.

South Africa: Fears Over State of Nelson Mandela Bay's Water Lifeline As Its Biggest Supply Dam Falls to 7 Percent

Thu, 2020-07-09 16:05
[Daily Maverick] Nelson Mandela Bay's combined dam capacity has fallen to below 20% and its biggest supply dam has dropped to 7% as the municipality considers tighter water restrictions. While the municipality has always insisted that a water canal bringing water from the Gariep Dam will be the city's lifeline if the dams run dry, fears are being now raised over the stability of this structure that failed catastrophically in 2017, but was given only a temporary fix.

Nigeria: Farmers Unaware Their Activities Trigger Climate Jolts

Thu, 2020-07-09 15:04
[SciDev.Net] Accra -- Nigerian maize and poultry farmers and traders' activities contribute to climate change, but only 14 per cent of them realise it, a study has found.

Africa: Industrial Agriculture Threat to the Environment

Thu, 2020-07-09 11:34
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Local and international donors are investing more in industrial agricultural projects to the detriment of interventions that simultaneously transform food systems and protect the environment, a report says.

Africa: Global Tree Pledge Frenzy Threatens Ancient Grasslands

Thu, 2020-07-09 11:27
[SciDev.Net] Grassy ecosystems are under fire. Aisling Irwin investigates the world's booming tree campaigns.

South Africa: Aardvark Starvation - Extreme Drought Killing Off Food Sources

Thu, 2020-07-09 11:20
[Daily Maverick] New research confirms that extreme droughts amid the deepening climate crisis are forcing nocturnal aardvarks in the Kalahari to feed and forage when the sun's up -- but even so, their ant and termite food sources are dying out as the vegetation they survive on is affected by the droughts.

Africa: COVID-19 Gives Us a Unique Gap to Combat the Climate Crisis

Thu, 2020-07-09 11:18
[Daily Maverick] The Covid-19 crisis is a (hopefully) once-in-a-century shock to the global economy that can make a critical impact on the climate crisis. Any fiscal response needs to place the largest emphasis on putting money into the hands of the poorest, and green policies can do that.

Tunisia: INM Launches Its First Free Mobile Application

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:04
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The National Institute of Meteorology (INM), on Tuesday, announced the launch of its first free Android application, allowing to receive weather forecasts and alerts instantly.

Gambia: ASGC Steps up Efforts to End Perennial Flooding in Kafuta

Wed, 2020-07-08 13:43
[The Point] Flooding in is an annual problem in The Gambia especially communities settling in low lying terrains.

Africa: Our Old Cellphones, Computers and Appliances Are a Bigger Problem Than Ever. Here's What We Need to Do.

Wed, 2020-07-08 11:52
[Ensia] Some things we're glad to see grow: trees, children, our bank account balance, goodwill. But other things, not so much.

Uganda: Floods Disrupt Traffic, Business in Kampala

Tue, 2020-07-07 18:31
[Monitor] Whenever the skies open, transport and businesses in most parts of Kampala comes to a halt.

Africa: COVID-19 - a Terrifying Glimpse of a Future Where Overpopulation and Climate Crisis Overwhelm Earth

Tue, 2020-07-07 17:35
[Daily Maverick] A major consequence of overpopulation and the climate crisis is that wildlife has had to adapt to living in a new proximity to human beings. The increased contact between humans and wild animals has massively increased outbreaks of infectious zoonotic diseases like Covid-19.

South Africa: U.S.$360,000 Drought Relief Grant Goes 'Missing'

Tue, 2020-07-07 16:52
[Daily Maverick] Only R5m of a R30m grant for drought relief provided to the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality, based in Graaff-Reinet, was spent. The rest of it cannot be traced. This was one of the findings made by the auditor-general in a report on the municipality's finances for the 2018/2019 financial year.

Cameroon: Heavy Rains Hit Douala

Tue, 2020-07-07 11:30
[Cameroon Tribune] Persistent Torrential downpour has left the city in a sea of water with differing fortunes on inhabitants.

Nigeria: Flood - Ogun Govt Orders Residents to Relocate From River Channels

Tue, 2020-07-07 09:18
[Premium Times] The Ogun State Government on Sunday ordered residents living along river channels to relocate with immediate effect to avoid the ravages of flood.

Nigeria: NIMET Predicts Thunderstorms, Rains Tuesday to Friday

Tue, 2020-07-07 08:46
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted thunderstorms and rains from Tuesday to Friday across the nation.

Zimbabwe: Rusape Villagers Unite to Restore Dangerous Gulley

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:50
[The Herald] Soil erosion represents a downward spiral of degradation of the land -- soil erodes, which means less fertile soil, which means plants grow less vigorously, which means less ground cover, which then means more erosion etc. On and on it goes.

Uganda: Floods Displace Hundreds in Nakasongola

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:31
[Monitor] Nakasongola -- Flash floods have submerged a section of the Lwampanga Health Centre IV in Nakasongola District , paralysing normal operations at the maternity unit .