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Nigeria: Flood - Two Years After, 22 Persons Still Missing

Tue, 2020-10-06 10:43
[This Day] No fewer than 22 persons are still missing in the flood that wreaked havoc on Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State in 2018, the state Commissioner for Environment, Hamza Suleiman, has revealed.

Nigeria: Flood Ravages Kwara Communities Despite Millions Spent On Erosion Control

Tue, 2020-10-06 09:30
[Premium Times] The Abata Asunkere community located in Ilorin West area of Kwara State is fast becoming a shadow of itself due to incessant flooding, which has continued to ravage the community, forcing residents out of their homes.

Africa: Political 'Retreat' On Climate Action Harms All Nations - UN Climate Chief

Tue, 2020-10-06 09:07
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -- Helping poorer nations develop cleanly and adapt to climate threats is "not charity but a global act of self-interest", says Patricia Espinosa

Africa: To Build Back Better, Make African Trade Greener

Tue, 2020-10-06 08:50
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Climate change - and demand for greener products - threaten Africa, but smart decisions now can set it up for future success

Kenya: 200,000 Appeal for Food As Lake Turkana Submerges Villages

Mon, 2020-10-05 19:03
[Nation] More than 200,000 villagers, who primarily rely on fishing in Lake Turkana for their livelihood, are staring at starvation due to the devastating effects of the swelling lake.

Kenya: Ministry Drafts Soil Management Policy

Mon, 2020-10-05 19:03
[Nation] The Ministry of Agriculture has formulated a soil management policy to help in the protection of soils from degradation amid rise in pressures that include climate change, erosion and poor fertiliser use.

Africa: Genetic Traits of Indigenous African Cattle Must Be Respected - Scientist

Mon, 2020-10-05 18:56
[RFI] Head scientist of the animal genetics project at the International Livestock Research Institute, Dr Okeyo Mwai, does not hide his love for cows. Raised in western Kenya, his first connection with livestock at a young age is what propelled him to dedicate his life to better breeding, specifically of indigenous African cattle.

East Africa: Devastating Floods in the Horn

Mon, 2020-10-05 14:49
[Ethiopian Herald] The diplomatic costs and prospects of a region hit by particularly heavy rains

Uganda: Flood Victims Hosted At Schools Stranded As Candidates Return

Mon, 2020-10-05 13:28
[Monitor] People who were displaced by rising water levels in Lake Kyoga and settled at various public schools in Nakasongola District are pondering their next move after government announced plans to reopen schools for candidate classes.

Nigeria: FCTA Donates Ferry Boats, Relief Materials to Kwali Flood Victims

Mon, 2020-10-05 13:14
[Leadership] The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has donated two ferry boats, mattresses and other relief materials to flood victims in Dafa, Tungan Sarki, Tungan Guli and Damakusa communities, all in Kwali area council.

Liberia: EPA, UNDP Organize Private Sector Engagement On Addressing the Effects of Climate Change in Liberia

Mon, 2020-10-05 12:27
[FrontPageAfrica] Buchanan -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), on Thursday, October 1, 2020 continued its engagement with the private sector through a two-day private sector engagement on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), financing, and available financial instruments to de-risk their investments.

Liberia: EPA, UNDP Engage Private Sector On Climate Change Adaptation

Mon, 2020-10-05 12:01
[New Dawn] The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have ended a two-day private sector engagement and training workshop in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County for businesses operating in Liberia aimed improving climate change adaptation here.

South Africa: Why Flushing Scarce Water Into the Sea, 'The World's Biggest Toilet Bowl', Makes No Sense

Mon, 2020-10-05 11:42
[Daily Maverick] At a time when cities around the world are struggling to supply life-giving water to a growing number of citizens, researchers have questioned why many coastal municipalities still flush one of the world's most valuable resources literally down the toilet - while also fouling the sea.

Seychelles: Organic Label for Food to Be Standardised, Certified in Seychelles

Mon, 2020-10-05 11:40
[Seychelles News Agency] Farmers in Seychelles marketing their products as organic will need to be certified under new legislation being worked on by the National Biosecurity Agency, a top official said.

Sudan: Dahya Announces Availing Safety Areas for Floods Affected Population

Mon, 2020-10-05 11:35
[SNA] Khartoum -- Director of Ministry of Social Development in Khartoum State Dr. Abu-Bakr Koko Dahya has announced the determination of Khartoum state to avail safety areas and permanent strategic solutions for all floods affected population in the state.

Africa: Christiana Figueres Replaces Greta Thunberg at the 10th Tutu Peace Lecture

Fri, 2020-10-02 18:45
[Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation] The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation announces with regret that Greta Thunberg has withdrawn from speaking at the 10th Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture to be held on Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 89th birthday on 7 October 2020.

South Africa: Minister Barbara Creecy - Resilience, Gender and Global Climate Action Round Table

Fri, 2020-10-02 16:53
[Govt of SA] Ms Mira Dutschke, session moderator, Democracy Works Foundation

Liberia: Liberia Gets U.S.$9.5 Million for Climate Resilience Through the EPA

Fri, 2020-10-02 15:45
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Adaptation Fund Board on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 approved US$ 9,592,082 for the implementation of Liberia's proposal to build climate resilience in the cocoa and rice sectors in the West Africa Country.

Nigeria: Flood Kills 50 Persons in Jigawa, Displaces 10,000 Families

Fri, 2020-10-02 13:19
[This Day] Dutse -- About 50 persons have been confirmed dead in Jigawa State following the recent flooding in the state caused by the overflown River Hadejia to communities in the state, it was learnt yesterday.

Uganda: Ntoroko Seeks Shs4b to Settle Flood Victims

Fri, 2020-10-02 12:48
[Monitor] Ntoroko District authorities are seeking more than Shs4 billion from the government to settle flood victims displaced by the rising water levels of Lake Albert.

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