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Mozambique: Mozambique's Post-Cyclone Problems Multiply

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:28
[The New Humanitarian] Beira/Cabo Delgado/Maputo -'Farmers have started to faint in the fields... they subsist on a tomato soup diet.'

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Is Making Maps to Help Improve Soil Health

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:22
[The Conversation Africa] Healthy soils are vital to human survival. They play a pivotal role in feeding global populations - after all, food is grown in soil. Healthy soils grow more crops and allow for nutrients to be better absorbed by the crops. That's why it's important to understand exactly when there might be a problem with the soil of a particular area, and what's causing it. Without a precise diagnosis, soil can't be successfully treated.

Somalia: Somalia Rainfall Forecast

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:14
[Shabelle] The cumulative rainfall forecast for the next three and seven days indicates an increase in rainfall activities towards the end of the forecast period. Specifically heavy rains are expected in the northern and central regions from 07 December 2019.

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Decommissions Another Major Dam As Water Woes Persist

Wed, 2019-12-04 11:59
[New Zimbabwe] The Bulawayo City Council Tuesday decommissioned Umzingwane Dam, one of its major water supply sources as the city's water crisis continues to worsen.

Africa: Demands Grow for 'Global Justice' On Climate Damage At UN Talks

Wed, 2019-12-04 11:56
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Funding to cover the losses poor nations are suffering from more extreme weather and rising seas will be high on the agenda at U.N. conference in Madrid

Zimbabwe: Half of Country's Population Plunges Into Severe Hunger - WFP

Wed, 2019-12-04 11:54
[New Zimbabwe] An estimated US$293 million is required immediately for the World Food Programme's (WFP) emergency response to meet the growing needs of the hardest-hit Zimbabweans facing severe food shortages.

Somalia: More Floods Expected to Hit Somalia

Wed, 2019-12-04 11:52
[Dalsan Radio] More floods are expected to hit the country in the next few days according to forecast.

Zimbabwe: Timber for Idai-Ravaged Schools

Wed, 2019-12-04 11:32
[The Herald] Allied Timbers will donate timber to schools that were destroyed by Cyclone Idai this year, as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.

South Africa: Drought-Stricken SA Has Above Average Water Consumption

Wed, 2019-12-04 10:34
[Daily Maverick] The drought is worsening by the day, yet South Africa remains a 'water wasting country', according to the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, which has introduced a R900bn master plan to combat the water crisis by 2030.

Namibia: Rain Breaks Dry Spell, Farmers Busy Ploughing

Wed, 2019-12-04 09:39
[New Era] Ongwediva -Following heavy rainfall over the weekend, drought-hit communal farmers in the villages surrounding Ongwediva have already started tilling their communal fields.

Namibia: Farmers Encouraged to Be Determined ... Despite Persisitent Drought

Wed, 2019-12-04 09:39
[New Era] Windhoek -Despite the persistent drought that has plagued Namibia for the last three consecutive years, Kamanjab commercial farmer in the Kunene region, Charles /Urib is encouraging fellow farmers, especially upcoming farmers, to remain determined and to be more hands-on in their farming activities.

Kenya: 220 Households Displaced in Kisumu as Lake Levels Surge Following Heavy Rainfall

Wed, 2019-12-04 09:37
[Capital FM] Kisumu -Some 220 households in Kisumu County have been displaced as a result of rising water levels in Lake Victoria, the county government indicated on Tuesday.

Rwanda: Water Tariffs Could Rise Amidst Heavy Floods

Wed, 2019-12-04 09:11
[New Times] Water tariffs in Kigali city could rise if flooding of Nyabarongo River, occasioned by heavy rains, persists, Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) has warned.

Nigeria: West African Countries Present Scorecard On Climate Change

Wed, 2019-12-04 08:18
[Daily Trust] Climate change has adversely affected lives and economic activities in the West Africa region. The 2019 second ordinary session of the ECOWAS Parliament allowed lawmakers from the countries to present their scorecard on efforts in mitigating the global menace.

Africa: Floods Predicted to Uproot 50 Million People a Year As Climate Heats Up

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:45
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Madrid -Population growth, more intense rainfall and melting ice are likely to cause more frequent and severe floods

Africa: It Is Time to Act On the Climate Emergency

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:18
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] And the only acceptable response is ending the use of fossil fuels

Angola: Weather Forecast Warns of Heavy Downpours in Angola

Tue, 2019-12-03 19:19
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola's National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (INAMET) warned on Monday of heavy rains coupled with thunderstorm in various provinces of Angola in the coming days.

Uganda: Roads, Homes Flooded As Rains Pound Several Parts of Uganda

Tue, 2019-12-03 19:04
[Monitor] Countrywide -About 200 passengers have been left stranded at Pakwach close to Nwoya District after floods cut off Pakwach-Karuma Road.

South Africa: Minister Lindiwe Sisulu - Response to Drought

Tue, 2019-12-03 17:17
[Govt of SA] Minister Sisulu address the media on the department's response to the drought: Water is everybody's business and is a resource without substitute" at the Imbizo Room, Parliament

South Africa: Disaster Teams On Standby As More Bad Weather Expected in KZN

Tue, 2019-12-03 16:34
[News24Wire] Disaster management teams have yet again been placed on high alert in KwaZulu-Natal, with heavy rains and thunderstorms predicted this week.