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Zimbabwe: Maize Hectarage Declines

Mon, 2020-04-27 10:24
[The Herald] The 2019/20 cropping season hectarage for maize has suffered a five percent decline to around 1,5 million hectares from the 1,6 million planted in the 2018/19 season, while the area under traditional grains increased significantly countrywide.

Rwanda: Weekend Rains Claim Three Lives, Destroy Over 40 Homes

Mon, 2020-04-27 10:22
[New Times] Three people were killed by heavy rains that pounded several parts of the country on Friday night.

Rwanda: Friday Night Downpour Claims Three Lives

Mon, 2020-04-27 10:22
[New Times] Three people were killed by heavy rains that pounded several parts of the country on Friday night.

Kenya: Families to Get Sh50,000 Each for Burials After Elgeyo Marakwet Tragedy

Mon, 2020-04-27 09:31
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Government has set aside Sh1.7 million to be distributed among 35 households that lost their loved ones during the recent landslide tragedy at the border of Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot Counties.

Liberia: Sen. Dillon Collaborates With Reps. Richard Koon, Edward Flomo to Identify With Storm Victims in Montserrado County Districts 11 and 13

Sat, 2020-04-25 12:13
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Montserrdao County Senator, Abraham Darius Dillon has formed a robust partnership with Representatives Richard Nagbe Koon (District #11, Montserrado County) and Edward Papay Flomo (District #13, Montserrado County) to identify with storm victims of the two districts.

Africa: Swarming Locusts - People Used to Eat Them, but Shouldn't Anymore

Fri, 2020-04-24 17:35
[The Conversation Africa] Massive swarms of locusts are sweeping across South Asia, the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. The current outbreak is the worst in recent decades. One million hectares of land is under threat in eight countries in the Horn of Africa. This is a crisis and a serious threat to crops, economies and livelihoods. New bands and swarms are currently forming so the crisis will continue for several more weeks.

Kenya: Catholic Bishops Urge State to Support Kenyans Affected By Floods

Fri, 2020-04-24 16:05
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops' Justice and Peace Commission Friday urged the government to allocate resources to support Kenyans affected by floods in West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Bungoma, Homabay and Kisumu.

Zimbabwe: Govt Calls for Protection of Environment to Avert Famine

Fri, 2020-04-24 13:41
[New Zimbabwe] Government has urged citizens to participate in the protection of the environment and increase education on ways to protect nature to help curb the rise in famines.

Kenya: Search for Chesogon Bodies Called Off as Nyanza Battles Rising Lake

Fri, 2020-04-24 08:44
[Nation] The agony of failing to find loved ones for over five days on Thursday took a heavy toll on residents of disaster-hit Chesogon.

Kenya: Narok-Maai Mahiu Road Cut Off as Rains Continue

Fri, 2020-04-24 08:44
[Nation] The Narok-Maai Mahiu road has been temporarily closed after a section of a bridge collapsed at Siyabei area, next to Maasai Mara Technical Institute, following heavy rainfall.

Nigeria: How Climate Change Affects COVID-19 Pandemic Response - Scientist

Fri, 2020-04-24 08:28
[Premium Times] The International Mother Earth Day, April 22, recognises that the earth and its ecosystems are our home and that it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the earth.

Liberia: Liberia Consoles United States On Tragic Death

Thu, 2020-04-23 14:32
[New Dawn] President George Manneh Weah has sent a message of condolence to the Government and people of the United States of America, following the death of at least thirty persons throughout the Southern United States, as a result of severe storms and tornadoes.

Zimbabwe: Hunger Crisis Rises to Alarming Levels

Thu, 2020-04-23 13:42
[263Chat] Zimbabwe's food situation is worsening by the day as more than 4,3 million people will be food insecure by June this year a food crisis report has revealed.

Uganda: 200 Households Displaced After Lake Kyoga Bursts Shoreline

Thu, 2020-04-23 13:28
[Monitor] More than 200 households have been displaced in Nakasongola District after Lake Kyoga burst its shoreline on Monday, local leaders have said.

Tanzania: Floods Now Under Control in Some Parts of Zanzibar

Thu, 2020-04-23 13:26
[Daily News] FLOODS which were disrupting normal life in some parts of Zanzibar have finally been addressed after the World Bank initiated a project that will successfully construct drainage systems.

Tanzania: Moshi Municipality Ravaged By Floods

Thu, 2020-04-23 13:26
[Daily News] MORE than 30 houses have been destroyed, leaving hundreds of residents in Mji Mpya and Msaranga wards within Moshi municipality in Kilimanjaro region homeless.

Zimbabwe: Drought-Hit San Communities Starve During Lockdown

Thu, 2020-04-23 10:39
[New Zimbabwe] The San communities in Tsholotsho and Plumtree have raised complaints of hunger and neglect following the recent extension of the country's lockdown against the spread of COVID-19.

Kenya: Floods - Good Drainage System Saves Nakuru West Slums

Thu, 2020-04-23 10:37
[Nation] Unlike in the previous years, the current rains pounding Kwa Rhonda, Kaptembwa and Mwariki slums in Nakuru West have neither caused floods nor destruction of property.

Kenya: Nature's Fury Rages as Floods Wreak Havoc

Thu, 2020-04-23 10:37
[Nation] Rains pounding various parts of the country continue to claim human and animal lives as floods submerge houses and destroy crops.

Rwanda: Tuesday Night Rains Claim 12 Lives

Thu, 2020-04-23 09:07
[New Times] The Ministry of Emergency Management (Minema) says that heavy rains that pounded different parts of the country on the night of Tuesday April 21, claimed lives of twelve people and left 18 others injured.