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Uganda: My Erasure From a Photograph Went Viral - This Is Why It Matters

Fri, 2020-02-07 08:10
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Across Africa, the climate crisis is happening to us now, and the stories Africans have to tell are urgent - but who is listening?

Ethiopia: 4 500 Drought-Affected Pastoral Households in Somali Region Receive Unconditional Cash Transfer

Thu, 2020-02-06 19:27
[Addis Standard] Cash transfer aimed at Enabling beneficiaries to meet their immediate needs and to kick-start productive activities

Liberia: 'Encroachments On Wetlands a Recipe for Disaster'

Thu, 2020-02-06 18:37
[Observer] "The wetland is there to protect us," he continued, "but sadly, we are clearing it so that little eruption from the oceans may cause the unthinkable and unimaginable disaster for us here," says EPA Executive Director Nathaniel Blama

South Africa: Summers Are Getting Hotter As Global Temperatures Keep Going Up

Thu, 2020-02-06 18:20
[News24Wire] Global temperatures for December and January were especially hot, data from international organisations shows.

Tanzania: Tanzania Railway Suspends Moro-Dodoma Route Over Heavy Rains

Thu, 2020-02-06 10:17
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania Railway Corporation (TRC) says it has suspended its central line route after a 120km railway section between Morogoro and Dodoma damaged by the ongoing rains.

Kenya: Expect Rains Till June, Says Weatherman

Thu, 2020-02-06 08:45
[Nairobi News] Kenyans have only one month to prepare for rains which will be heavier than is normally the case during the March to May long rains season.

Malawi: Mzuzu-Karonga M1 Road Affected By Landslide, Ra Confirms

Wed, 2020-02-05 19:24
[Nyasa Times] The Roads Authority (RA) has confirmed that part of the Mzuzu-Karonga M1 road has been affected by a landslide, following heavy rains the northern region has experiencing.

Africa: Fast Food Is Moving Too Slow On Climate and Water

Wed, 2020-02-05 17:27
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The $570 billion fast-food sector is increasingly vulnerable to impacts of global warming but climate and water risks often ignored

Senegal: Senegal Turns to Eco-Farming to Protect Food Supply As Climate Changes

Wed, 2020-02-05 17:21
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Transitioning to agroecology will involve planting trees on farms, diversifying crop production, using organic fertilisers and rotating crops to improve soil quality

Namibia: Green Climate Fund Secretariat Visits Local Conservancies

Wed, 2020-02-05 17:13
[Namibia Economist] Members of the Green Climate Fund Secretariat recently came to Namibia and paid visits to some conservancies including Sorris Sorris Conservancy, !Khoro !Goreb Conservancy, ǂKhoadi ||Hoas Conservancy and Ehirovipuka Conservancy.

Nigeria: Nimasa - the Change and the Odds

Wed, 2020-02-05 14:32
[Vanguard] Not many commentators would give a pass mark to our public institutions in terms of creating value and delivering on their mandates.

Namibia: More 'Drought-Breaking' Rain Needed Says Farmers

Wed, 2020-02-05 13:25
[New Era] Namibian Livestock Producers' Organisation chairperson Thinus Pretorius says despite good rains received in most parts of the country, more rain is still needed to break the current drought that has ravaged the country for the past seven years.

Namibia: Drought Action Plan for Livestock Farmers

Wed, 2020-02-05 12:34
[Namibian] DROUGHT seems to have become a permanent part of Southern Africa's weather patterns, but many farmers are still caught unaware, and suffer accordingly.

Nigeria: Prepare Ahead for Flooding, NIHSA Warns Nigerians

Wed, 2020-02-05 11:48
[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has alerted the government, stakeholders and all citizens to use this period of dry season to prepare ahead for 2020 flooding.

Zimbabwe: Efforts to Relocate Cyclone Idai Victims Gather Pace

Wed, 2020-02-05 11:17
[The Herald] EFFORTS to relocate victims of Cyclone Idai still living in tents have gathered pace, with Chimanimani Rural District Council now completing the pegging of stands at Nhedziwa Growth Point.

Zimbabwe: Low Rainfall Deepen Power Woes

Wed, 2020-02-05 10:58
[New Zimbabwe] The power supply situation in Zimbabwe remains constrained as government was still failing to improve the situation, cabinet has said.

Rwanda: Heavy Rains - Death Toll Rises to 19

Wed, 2020-02-05 08:44
[New Times] The number of confirmed deaths from torrential rains across the country since Sunday has risen to 19 after authorities initially put the number at 13 on Sunday, February 2.

South Africa: Emergency Restrictions As Eastern Cape's Water Woes Escalate

Tue, 2020-02-04 11:35
[Daily Maverick] The Department of Water Affairs has said that municipalities in drought-stricken areas in the Eastern Cape are allowed to limit emergency water supplies to 10l a person a day as the crisis continues in rural parts of the province. Despite good rains falling in some parts, the dire water shortage in many towns has been made worse by load shedding and vandalism as desperate people break open pipes and reservoirs.

Rwanda: Food Security Threatened By Heavy Rains

Tue, 2020-02-04 10:21
[New Times] The ongoing heavy downpour may jeopardise food security in the coming months and keep inflation on the rise. Currently, farmers are in a post-harvest season which, according to analysts, will be a tough moment.

Kenya: Stem Flooding Chaos

Tue, 2020-02-04 09:20
[Nation] The ongoing rains continue to wreak havoc across the country with deaths and destruction of homes and infrastructure, including roads and bridges.