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Kenya: Kenya Railways Suspends City Commuter Train Service Due to Flooding

Tue, 2019-12-03 15:57
[Nairobi News] The commuter train that plies from the CBD to Nairobi Terminus will not be operational on Tuesday, the Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) has announced.

Kenya: Landslides Cause Havoc in North Rift

Tue, 2019-12-03 15:56
[Nation] The ongoing heavy rains pounding various parts of the country have caused havoc in the North Rift region, resulting in displacement of several families and damage to infrastructure.

Kenya: Treasury Mobilizes Resources to Address the Impact of Landslides, Floods

Tue, 2019-12-03 13:35
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The National Treasury has opened a three-month window to mobilize domestic and external resources to address the landslides and floods that have left at least 52 people dead in the last one week.

Southern Africa: Save the Children Regional Boss Raises Alarm Over Climate Crisis

Tue, 2019-12-03 13:28
[Dalsan Radio] Save the Children's Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, Ian Vale has said that that the climate crisis is further entrenching inequality, poverty and displacement across East and Southern Africa.

Liberia: ACCF Grants Nearly U.S.$1 Million to Support Access to Climate Finance

Tue, 2019-12-03 13:10
[New Dawn] The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) has approved a project proposal for a total of $997, 524 to support Benin and Lesotho to access international climate finance, an initiative underpinned by evidence that adaptation to climate change must start locally.

Africa: Mutharika Calls on Developed Countries to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Tue, 2019-12-03 12:17
[Nyasa Times] The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have asked their developed counterparts to commit themselves in cutting down on carbon emission saying its impact on climate change is more devastating on the LDCs.

Kenya: Floods Destroy Crops, Displace Families in Western and Nyanza

Tue, 2019-12-03 11:38
[Nation] Several families in Western and Nyanza regions are counting losses following the heavy rains that have been experiences across the country.

South Africa: Mass Movements Must Drive a New Legal Framework to Alleviate the Climate Crisis

Tue, 2019-12-03 11:34
[Daily Maverick] In September, lawyers and social movement activists met in Bellagio, Italy, to discuss how the power of law can be combined with the power of people to secure human rights and planetary safety. One of the many conversations that took place was between Farhana Yamin, veteran climate change lawyer and activist, and Mark Heywood, social justice activist and editor of Maverick Citizen. Their conversation was facilitated by feminist AIDS activist Robin Gorna.

Zimbabwe: Dry Spell Raises Sceptre of Fresh Drought

Tue, 2019-12-03 11:21
[The Herald] Poor rains have delayed planting of the 2019-2020 summer crop posing fresh threats of a reduced crop yield for the current season.

Southern Africa: Climate Crisis Causing Hunger for Millions of Africans - Save the Children

Tue, 2019-12-03 11:20
[VOA] Millions of people in southern and eastern Africa are facing emergency food insecurity partly caused by climate change, half of them children, according to the charity Save the Children. The region has been hit by extreme cyclones, flooding and drought in recent months and scientists say it is warming much faster than other parts of the world.

Nigeria: COP25 - Groups Reject Carbon Markets As Climate Summit Begins

Tue, 2019-12-03 10:51
[Premium Times] As the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begins in Madrid the Spanish capital, civil society and grassroots groups have challenged Parties negotiating at the 11-day conference to heed the demands of climate-impacted people around the world to advance real and just solutions to address the climate crisis.

South Africa: 'Record' Temperature in Vioolsdrif Invalid - SA Weather Service

Tue, 2019-12-03 09:56
[News24Wire] A Northern Cape village has not broken the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in South Africa, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) said this week.

Kenya: Rains Continue to Leave Trail of Destruction Countrywide

Tue, 2019-12-03 09:47
[Nation] Hundreds of families have been left homeless while a 35-year-old man drowned as he tried to cross the flooded Kipkaren River in Nandi County as heavy rains continued in most parts of the country.

Kenya: Villagers Marooned By Floods in Makueni Appeal for Help

Tue, 2019-12-03 09:46
[Nation] Three men marooned on a small island nestled at a section of Athi River which passes through Yikivuthi Village in Makueni County spent the third day in the cold Monday amid desperate appeals for assistance.

Malawi: Mutharika Outlines Malawi's Hard Work in Climate Change Fight

Tue, 2019-12-03 09:41
[Nyasa Times] Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika has addressed the Conference of Parties (COP 25) in Madrid, Spain where he went to attend the UN climate Change Summit upon the invitation of the organizers, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Botswana: Heavy Rain Expected Wednesday

Tue, 2019-12-03 09:39
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Department of Meteorological Services says heavy rain accompanied by strong winds and lightning is expected to occur from Wednesday, December 4 to Friday, December 6, 2019.

Kenya: Weatherman Warns of More Rainfall Till End of the Month

Tue, 2019-12-03 09:18
[Nairobi News] As the current rains continue, residents of Nairobi have gotten a reality check on the city's pathetic drainage system.

Kenya: CS Kariuki Urges Stakeholders to Partner in Climate Change Solutions

Tue, 2019-12-03 09:10
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has urged the stakeholders and partners to join hands in providing lasting solutions to tackle climate change.

Africa: Green Economy 'Not to Be Feared, but an Opportunity to Be Embraced' Says UN Chief As COP25 Gets Underway

Tue, 2019-12-03 08:04
[IPS] Madrid -A green economy is "not one to be feared but an opportunity to be embraced", UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, in a keynote speech to delegates at the opening of the COP25 UN climate conference in Madrid on Monday.

Africa: Injustice of Worsening Climate Impacts Rises Up Agenda At UN Talks

Tue, 2019-12-03 08:00
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Madrid -Leaders of Bangladesh and Marshall Islands highlight how rising seas are hitting their people hard, urging other countries to step up with more action on climate change