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Nigeria: Nimet Predicts 3 Days Dust Haze, Thunderstorms

Fri, 2021-03-19 15:21
[Premium Times] The agency forecast chances of localised thunderstorms over parts of Imo, Oyo, Edo, Enugu, Abia, Cross River, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa-Ibom, Delta and Lagos states later in the day.

Namibia: Nust Holds Workshop On Sustainable Farming

Fri, 2021-03-19 15:20
[Namibian] THE Centre for Enterprise Development (CED) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) held a two-day workshop for vegetable growers in the Kalkrand area of Hardap region, on sustainable farming.

Tanzania: Global Recycling Day Reminds to Grow Economy

Fri, 2021-03-19 11:18
[Daily News] THE Global Recycling Day commemorated worldwide yesterday, has offered unique chance to think anew about how to advance the prosperity of Africa by growing economies inclusively, while reducing the impact of packaging waste on the environment.

Africa: One Billion People Live in Cities Shifting Away From Fossil Fuels

Fri, 2021-03-19 11:08
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Toronto -- More than 1,300 cities have set targets or introduced policies to boost renewable energy, while a small but growing number are banning the use of climate-heating fuels

Africa: Carbon Emissions From Trawler Fishing On a Par With Aviation, Say Ocean Researchers

Fri, 2021-03-19 11:00
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -- Protecting just 3.6% of the ocean would cut risk of carbon disturbance due to bottom trawling by 90%, study finds

East Africa: Innovations On the Nile Over Millennia Offer Lessons in Engineering Sustainable Futures

Fri, 2021-03-19 07:53
[The Conversation Africa] Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed to cope under the expected new conditions.

Namibia: UN Joins Challenge to Elevate Recycling to Centre Stage in Daily Life

Thu, 2021-03-18 18:32
[Namibia Economist] "While the global health crisis is hampering progress on the SDGs, it also makes their achievement all the more urgent and necessary," said Sen Pang, the UN Resident Coordinator to Namibia when he extended a challenge to local companies and organisations to participate in the "Team Up to Clean Up" drive of Plastic Packaging.

Africa: Climate Crisis - Red Cross Report Calls for Immediate Action to Protect Communities in Africa

Thu, 2021-03-18 16:33
[African Union] Guided by the findings of its World Disasters Report, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is embarking on an ambitious strategic direction aimed at eradicating hunger by 2030 in Africa, while mitigating climate change. One of the flagship climate adaptation actions is the plantation of five billion trees by the end of the decade.

Zimbabwe: Chikombedzi Folk Risk Life to Cross Flooded Runde River

Thu, 2021-03-18 16:23
[The Herald] Masvingo -- Villagers in Chikombedzi are risking life and limb by daily crossing the flooded and crocodile-infested Runde River with home-made canoes amid growing calls for Government to build an all-weather bridge at Chilonga.

Tanzania: Flood Victims Benefit From UAE Funded Housing

Thu, 2021-03-18 16:07
[Daily News] MARIAM Hassan Omar, a mother of four children in Nungwi , was forced out of her house after it was destroyed by floods following heavy rains that battered the area in 2007.

Namibia: N$160m Earmarked for Disaster Relief

Thu, 2021-03-18 14:56
[Namibian] PRIME minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says government interventions to mitigate damage by heavy rains and drought in recent months will cost N$160 million over six months.

Namibia: Second Wave of Migratory Locusts Outbreak More Severe Than the First - Minister

Thu, 2021-03-18 13:56
[Namibia Economist] The 2nd wave outbreak of the Reed Migratory Locust that is currently plaguing the country is more severe than the first, the Agriculture Minister, Calle Schlettwein announced on Wednesday.

Ethiopia: Rescuing Jimma's Precious Heritage From Collapse

Thu, 2021-03-18 13:37
[Ethiopian Herald] Jimma city is located in the south western part of Oromia State. The city is marked for its coffee, green environment, suitable weather and friendly people. In addition to this, it was a capital City during the 19th century, during the reign of King Aba Jifar. Thus, it is one of the top tourist destinations in Ethiopia.

South Africa: National Water Supply 'Likely to Sustain Through Dry Spell'

Thu, 2021-03-18 12:58
[] The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) says South Africa has 80% volume of water in its reservoirs for use until the next summer rains.

Zimbabwe: Planning Key to Food Security

Thu, 2021-03-18 11:46
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Botswana: Botswana Prepares for Cop 26

Thu, 2021-03-18 10:58
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- As countries gear up for the conference of parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Botswana on Tuesday hosted a model COP 26 as part of preparations for the meeting slated for November in Glasgow, Scotland.

Kenya: Nanok Appeals for Help as Drought, Hunger Ravage Turkana

Thu, 2021-03-18 08:41
[Nation] Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok has appealed to the national government, through the Ministry of Devolution and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, to help feed thousands of people in the county currently starring at starvation due to the devastating effects of drought.

Kenya: Erratic Weather Leaves Farmers Wondering What Crops to Plant

Thu, 2021-03-18 08:41
[Nation] Farmers in Laikipia and Nyandarua counties are in a dilemma on whether to plant perennial crops as the dry weather continues in most parts of the country.

South Africa: Groundwork Releases State of Environmental Justice Report 2020 - 'The Elites Don't Care' - People On the Frontlines of Coal, Covid, and the Climate Crisis

Wed, 2021-03-17 16:24
[groundWork] This report follows on from Down to Zero, the groundWork 2019 report on the politics of an (un)just transition. It looks at the impacts of the pandemic from global to local level, in particular reporting on the research of community activists in each of South Africa's active coal fields. It also examines government's actual climate response, as it bets on a fossil gas bonanza to deliver economic redemption and still punts the so called clean coal, even as Eskom abandons that myth.

Kenya: Countries Ignore Climate Change in Post-Covid Budgets

Wed, 2021-03-17 15:42
[Nation] Efforts to curtail the impact of climate change have been hampered by decreased investment in green projects globally.