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Africa: Committed Political Leadership and Regional Cooperation Needed to Address Africa's Climate Emergency.

Wed, 2021-03-17 14:32
[Greenpeace] Climate change and COVID-19 continue to wreak havoc upon communities in Africa. Droughts, floods, cyclones, and locust invasions have caused far reaching damage to communities, livelihoods, ecosystems and infrastructure.

Africa: Why Africa Should Have a Unified Voice At the Cop 26

Wed, 2021-03-17 13:44
[Ethiopian Herald] Africa has been suffering the worst consequences of climate change. This has been a widely held fact for a long time. Similar reports indicate that there are still many backdrops in committing resources and hitting the set targets.

Angola: Rain in Luanda Causes Death, Destroys Schools, Hospitals

Wed, 2021-03-17 10:20
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The death of a woman due to electrocution, in the urban district of Ingombota, the disappearance of two children, falling trees, flooded health and education institutions, homes and streets and traffic congestion is the provisional balance of the rain, which fell on Luanda from 9.15 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Tuesday.

Kenya: 1.4 Million at Risk of Starvation Following Failed Short Rains

Wed, 2021-03-17 08:34
[Nation] At least 1.4 million people are facing acute hunger in Kenya, double the number reported in 2020, a report by the government and the United Nations has warned.

Rwanda: Is Climate Change Fueling Unusual Rains in Rwanda?

Tue, 2021-03-16 12:25
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Zimbabwe: Food Self-Sufficiency Remains Elusive for Millions - Report

Tue, 2021-03-16 11:19
[New Zimbabwe] A study has shown that despite government's efforts to put in place several food and nutrition policies, setting up institutional frameworks to facilitate food and nutrition security, food self-sufficiency remains elusive for millions in Zimbabwe.

Lesotho: To What Extent Does Climate Change Affect Food Insecurity?

Tue, 2021-03-16 10:30
[The Conversation Africa] Food security is a growing concern globally, with two billion people being subject to moderate to severe food insecurity in 2019 according to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation. Food security consists of four interconnected pillars: food availability (how much is produced), food access (can people afford food), food use (how is food prepared and consumed) and stability (how stable is the food supply and consumption).

Ghana: Climate Change Is Affecting Agrarian Migrant Livelihoods. This Is How

Tue, 2021-03-16 10:28
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how people in parts of the world most affected by climate change are also at higher risk of getting sick and dying of the disease. Access to water and nutritious foods is vital to fighting COVID-19. But in many African countries, access to food and water is deeply influenced by climate change.

Burkina Faso: No Trees, No Crops, No Jobs - Farmers Fall Back On Hard Labour

Tue, 2021-03-16 09:29
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ouagadougou -- As climate change, tree losses and desertification mean farming no longer pays, women are turning to digging sand and gravel for construction to make a living

Rwanda: Rwanda to Set Up Conservation Fund for Sustainable Control of Sebeya Floods

Tue, 2021-03-16 08:41
[New Times] The Government of Rwanda and partnering organizations are set to establish a revolving fund dubbed "Community Environment Conservation Fund (CECF)" with aim to restore and conserve Sebeya River catchments and control the river floods in a sustainable way.

Nigeria: Rainstorm Wreaks Havoc in Ekiti, Renders 1,000 Homeless, Blows Off 200 Houses

Mon, 2021-03-15 08:00
[Vanguard] Over 1,000 persons have been rendered homeless as rainstorm destroyed 200 houses in Erimope Ekiti, Moba local government area of Ekiti state.

Mozambique: 'Triple Threat' of Climate Change, Conflict and Covid-19 - Urgent Funding Needed

Mon, 2021-03-15 07:45
[UN News] Two years after Tropical Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth swept through Mozambique in March 2019, killing hundreds and leaving more than two million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, UN chief António Guterres has recalled the devastation he witnessed first-hand, in the aftermath of one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere.

Zimbabwe: Lions Roar When the Weather's Right, New Study in Zimbabwe Shows

Sun, 2021-03-14 21:48
[RFI] Lions roar more frequently when they are near to water, when it's humid, and on calm windless nights, a new study of nearly 1,000 big cat roars in Zimbabwe has found. The data gained from custom-built collars is helping scientists better understand the animals' habits, and the threats they face.

Africa: Are We On Track for a Green Recovery? Not Yet

Sat, 2021-03-13 12:12
[Africa Renewal] A new report by UNEP and Oxford University of Oxford paints a not so rosy picture

Malawi: Weather Expert Warns of Persistent Rains

Fri, 2021-03-12 20:01
[Nyasa Times] The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has warned of persistent rains in the central and northern regions of Malawi which may result in flash floods.

Africa: From Tsunamis to Climate Change and Pandemics, Procrastination Costs Lives

Fri, 2021-03-12 18:56
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Understanding disaster risk in all its complexity has never been more important, as we see problems cascade

Seychelles: Seychelles Exploring Installation of Man-Made Reefs to Protect From Coastal Erosion

Fri, 2021-03-12 18:06
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles, in partnership with the World Bank, is for the first time exploring the potential of implementing an innovative solution to build the island nation's coastal resilience and reduce the impact of coastal erosion.

Zimbabwe: Just in - AfDB, World Bank Assist Cyclone Idai Victims

Fri, 2021-03-12 16:44
[The Herald] The African Development Bank and the World Bank have this morning donated equipment to Government to go towards the reconstruction of districts affected by Cyclone Idai.

Kenya: Western Kenya Hit By Earth Tremor

Fri, 2021-03-12 10:57
[Nation] An earth tremor hit parts of the country in the wee hours of Thursday morning causing panic among those who felt it.

Uganda: 53 Injured, Hundreds Displaced As Rainstorm Ravages Tororo

Fri, 2021-03-12 10:49
[Monitor] At least 53 people have been admitted to different health facilities after sustaining injuries when heavy rain destroyed their houses in Tororo District.