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South Africa: 27 Stormers Depart for Australasia

Mon, 2019-03-18 11:32
[News24Wire] Cape Town -A 27-man Stormers touring squad left Cape Town on Sunday for a four-week Australasian tour.

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Returns to Be With His People

Mon, 2019-03-18 11:20
[The Herald] PRESIDENT Mnangagwa returns home today, cutting short his visit of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to make sure he is directly involved with the national response to victims of Cyclone Idai disaster that has struck the country mainly in Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Masvingo.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai: Wake-Up Call to Climate Change

Mon, 2019-03-18 11:20
[The Herald] For doubting Thomases, Tropical Cyclone Idai brings vital lessons that climate change is now with us. The deadly cyclone, whose effects were mainly felt in Manicaland, left death and destruction of property in its wake.

Zimbabwe: Mudslides and Rocks Killed Most People - Information Minister

Mon, 2019-03-18 10:56
[New Zimbabwe] Most of the victims of cyclone Idai were killed by mudslides, falling rocks and trees, a Cabinet Minister has said.

Zimbabwe: Drought Ridden Silobela Battles Wild Animals Menace

Mon, 2019-03-18 10:39
[New Zimbabwe] VIllagers in the Midlands rural constituency of Silobela have resorted to cat and mouse games with wild animals to forage for food as effects of the drought take their toll, MP for the area Manoki Mpofu has said.

Africa: Proposal for UN to Study Climate-Cooling Technologies Rejected

Sun, 2019-03-17 13:31
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A push to launch a high-level study of potentially risky technological fixes to curb climate change was abandoned on Thursday at a U.N. environmental conference in Nairobi, as countries including the United States raised objections.

Africa: UN Warns of Millions of Premature Deaths By 2050 Due to Environmental Damage

Sun, 2019-03-17 13:27
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Environmental damage caused by man-made activities is having a devastating toll on human health, the United Nations said on Wednesday, warning of millions of premature deaths due to air and water pollution by 2050 if action was not taken.

Africa: Scholar Questions 'Techie' Approach to Dealing With Climate Change

Sun, 2019-03-17 13:26
[IPS] Port of Spain -Trinidad and Tobago unveiled its monitoring, reporting and verification system in mid-March with a flourish, with government authorities underscoring the launch of the Monitoring, Reporting, Verification as a milestone in that country's efforts to reduce its emissions in line with its commitments under the 2016 Paris agreement.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai Wrecks Havoc

Sun, 2019-03-17 13:13
[The Herald] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared a State of Disaster in respect to areas in Manicaland province that were affected by Cyclone Idia, which has claimed 31 lives and displaced 200 people, most of them in Chimanimani and Chipinge.

Southern Africa: Cyclone Idai Leaves Scores Dead in Zimbabwe, Mozambique

Sun, 2019-03-17 13:01
[Deutsche Welle] UN agencies are aiding the rescue effort after tens of thousands of people were hit by floods across southeast Africa. The regional death toll has already reached 174 and hundreds more remain missing.

Zimbabwe: 'Hundreds Missing' As Cyclone Idai Batters Zimbabwe

Sat, 2019-03-16 15:52
[RFI] As many as 100 people are reportedly missing in Zimbabwe following a cyclone that has killed at least 24 people.

Africa: Climate Strike - Hundreds of Thousands Unite for the Planet's Future

Sat, 2019-03-16 15:47
[IPS] Rome -Friday, Mar. 15, hundreds of thousands of young people across the world took to the streets to join the climate strike. "We are demonstrating today for our planet and for our future. This is the place where we and those who come after us will live," Jennifer, a 16-year-old girl from Rome, the Italian capital, who opted to join the protests, told IPS.

Zimbabwe: Transporters Park Their Trucks As Cyclone Idai Hits Beira

Sat, 2019-03-16 15:14
[New Zimbabwe] Chimoio -The movement of cargo between Zimbabwe and port of Beira via Forbes border post is expected to be decrease this week as most transporters have opted to park their trucks in Chimoio as a strong tropical cyclone in a decade is expected to make a landfall in Mozambique at the end of the week, bringing devastating winds and floods to the central coastline.

Africa: The Rising Trend of Zero Waste Lifestyles

Sat, 2019-03-16 10:24
[IPS] Melbourne -Not too long ago, the term "zero waste" was just one of those boring policy directives or catchphrases thrown around by governments.

Mozambique: Cyclone Idai Batters Mozambique

Sat, 2019-03-16 10:17
[Deutsche Welle] About 530,000 residents of Beira were cut off as cyclone Idai made landfall late Thursday. The disaster hits after a week of flooding left 126 people dead across the region.

Africa: From 2018 - When Environmental Crises Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

Fri, 2019-03-15 15:33
[IPS] Nairobi, Kenya -When Mandelena became a mother, she was only 16. During the prolonged dry season in Gwor County, South Sudan, her community saw crops failing and cattle dying. Children stopped going to school because of hunger and women and girls had to walk up to five hours every day to collect water.

Africa: If You Are Flying, You Should Be Buying Carbon Offsets

Fri, 2019-03-15 15:32
[Ensia] Air travel has a gigantic carbon footprint. And, contrary to popular belief, carbon offsets do make a difference.

Mozambique: Massive Storm Lashes Sofala Province With Rain, Strong Winds

Fri, 2019-03-15 15:26
[News24Wire] Mozambique has been lashed by strong winds and widespread rain even as a tropical cyclone loses power after it made landfall in the country.

Mozambique: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Help Flood Victims

Fri, 2019-03-15 15:04
[allAfrica] A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to support the victims of floods that have left dozens dead and thousands displaced. Tropical cyclone Idai battered Mozambique's coastal city of Beira leaving its 530,000 residents cut off from the outside world after power cables were downed and communications severed.

Zimbabwe: Four Provinces At Risk of Cyclone Idai, Authorities Warn

Fri, 2019-03-15 13:54
[New Zimbabwe] At least four provinces in Zimbabwe are set to be affected negatively by a tropical cyclone expected to make landfall Sunday, the Meteorological Department has said.