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Sudan: Six People Drown, More Areas Flooded in Sudan

Wed, 2019-08-21 11:57
[Radio Dabanga] Um Ramata / Hamrat El Sheikh / El Jeili -Heavy rains and floods in White Nile state and neighbouring North Kordofan resulted in the death of two children and four adults on Monday. Eight villages in White Nile state and large agricultural areas were flooded. El Jeili, north of Khartoum, was partly flooded.

Africa: Grasslands and Savannas: The Overlooked Solution to Climate Crisis

Wed, 2019-08-21 10:28
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] We must change the way we use our land and we must do it now. That's the overall message of the recently published IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land. Through deforestation, conversion and unsustainable agriculture we have increased emissions and reduced the carbon sequestering abilities of our lands. Business as usual makes it impossible to achieve the climate goals of the Paris Agreement and threatens our food security.

Kenya: Earth Tremor Rocks Parts of the Country

Wed, 2019-08-21 08:57
[Nation] A tremor lasting about a minute was felt in parts of the country on Tuesday morning.

Nigeria: Floods Claim Five Lives in Jigawa

Wed, 2019-08-21 08:14
[Premium Times] At least five people have died in floods ravaging three local government areas in Jigawa State.

Sudan: Engineers Association Urges Sudanese to Support Floods-Affected People

Tue, 2019-08-20 17:13
[SNA] Khartoum -The Engineers Association urged all Sudanese to provide support to people affected by floods and rains which hit northern areas of Khartoum and White Nile States.

Ghana: UN Agency Urges African Countries to Unite During Climate Action Summit

Tue, 2019-08-20 15:02
[Ghanaian Times] The United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Sunday urged African countries to voice the continent's united position during the upcoming international Climate Action Summit.

Africa: Heatwaves and Heavy Rain Predicted to Last Longer With Climate Change

Tue, 2019-08-20 14:46
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Both the intensity and duration of extreme weather will worsen further in the northern hemisphere as temperatures rise, scientists warn

Zambia: Hunger Looms in Southern Province

Tue, 2019-08-20 14:44
[Times of Zambia] About 70,000 Pemba constituency residents are stalked by hunger while 1,000 residents of Mapampi village in Chief Nyawa's chiefdom in Kazungula are sharing one borehole with livestock following drought in southern province.

Sudan: Security Leadership Inspects Rains-Hit Areas

Tue, 2019-08-20 13:45
[SNA] Khartoum -In response to the urgent diectives issued by the Head of the Sudan Ruling Transitional Military Council(TMC) , Lit.General, Abdul Fatah Al-Burhan, the MTC Member and the Chairman of the Defense and the Security Committee, Lit.General, Jamal Omar, toured, Monday, on board a helicopter, the floods-affected areas of Al-Fakki Hashem, Al-Khalila and Al-Gaili.

Africa: Timeline - How Greta Thunberg's Climate Strikes Became a Global Movement in a Year

Tue, 2019-08-20 13:40
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Here is a timeline on how the "Fridays for Future" school strikes developed into a global movement and some of the controversies it has seen along the way

Sudan: Floods Devastate Homes, Crops, Livestock in El Gezira

Tue, 2019-08-20 12:27
[Radio Dabanga] El Gezira / Khartoum -Torrential rains and flash floods last week caused widespread devastation in Sudan's El Gezira state.

Zimbabwe: Rural Councils Want Govt Resources to Deal With Natural Disasters

Tue, 2019-08-20 12:19
[New Zimbabwe] Local authorities in Cyclone Idai affected districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge say government should capacitate them in terms of resources to save lives in times of disaster.

South Africa: Cape Town Dam Levels Now At 81.7 Percent

Tue, 2019-08-20 11:54
[News24Wire] Dams supplying the City of Cape Town are 81.7% full, according to the municipality on Monday, with dams in the Western Cape breaking through the 65% average level.

Sudan: Security leadership inspects rains-hit areas

Tue, 2019-08-20 11:39
[SNA] Khartoum -In response to the urgent diectives issued by the Head of the Sudan Transitional Military Council(TMC) , Lit.General, Abdul Fatah Al-Burhan, the MTC Member and the Chairman of the Defense and the Security Committee, Lit.General, Jamal Omar, toured, Monday, on board a helicopter, the floods-affected areas of Al-Fakki Hashem, Al-Khalila and Al-Gaili.

Africa: Afrobarometer - Climate Change Literacy Still Low

Tue, 2019-08-20 07:55
[Deutsche Welle] Despite the fact that Africa bears the brunt when it comes to erratic global weather patterns, many people are still unfamiliar with the climate change phenomenon, a new survey reveals.

Nigeria: Kwara Govt Alerts Residents Against Impending Flood Disaster

Mon, 2019-08-19 16:10
[This Day] Ilorin -Kwara State government at the weekend raised an alarm over an impending flood disaster in the state as it has identified six local government areas of the state that may likely be proned to flooding during this period of rainy season.

Namibia: Livestock Exports Increase By 10.9% Due to Drought-Induced Marketing

Mon, 2019-08-19 10:26
[New Era] Due to drought conditions, livestock exports increased by 10.91 per cent with export abattoirs driving the performance at a 55.35 per cent growth rate on account of drought-induced marketing during the first six months of the year.

Southern Africa: Drought, Trade Top SADC Summit Agenda

Mon, 2019-08-19 10:24
[SAnews.gov.za] Declining food production and slow growth in intra-Africa trade levels were flagged as areas of concern at the 39th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government.

Sudan: Sudan Health Ministry - Rains Leave 46 People Dead

Sun, 2019-08-18 12:07
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -According to the Sudanese Ministry of Health 46 people died in the country last week as a result of heavy rainfall and flash floods.

Nigeria: Abuja Homeowners Bemoan Demolitions Without Compensation After Flood

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:35
[Premium Times] The Director of Finance of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Tony Okecheme, was swept away by a flood in August at Galadimawa Roundabout, Abuja. The incident made headline news, unlike a similar one involving a 17-year-old guard, Tuesday Bala, who died on June 2 as a result of flooding in the same neighbourhood.

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