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East Africa: Aid Agencies - Some 20 Million Could Face Starvation in East Africa

Thu, 2022-06-02 10:34
[VOA] Nairobi -- Aid agencies warn the number of people facing starvation in the Horn of Africa is expected to reach 20 million by the end of September without a stronger response to an ongoing drought.

Somalia: UN Says 7.7 Million in Need of Humanitarian Aid in Somalia

Thu, 2022-06-02 10:18
[Shabelle] TOPSHOT - Yurub Abdi Jama, 35 years old and mother of 8 children, walks while holding a cup in an informal settlement of internally displaced people in the outskirts of the city of Hargeisa, Somaliland, on September 16, 2021. - In recent years, natural disasters -- not conflict -- have been the main driver of displacement in Somalia, a war-torn nation in the Horn of Africa that ranks among the world's most vulnerable to climate change. Fierce and frequent droughts and floods have uprooted more than three m

Nigeria: Edo Suffered Worst Tree Cover Loss in 2021, Data Shows

Thu, 2022-06-02 09:24
[Premium Times] Edo was followed by Cross River. The two states lost a massive 399,000 hectares in the last 20 years, the data shows.

South Africa: Rail Services Resume in Durban After Floods

Wed, 2022-06-01 16:43
[] The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has announced the resumption of services between Durban and Merebank after the service was suspended due to the impact of the floods that damaged rail infrastructure.

Gambia: Dept. of Water Resources Presents 2022 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction

Wed, 2022-06-01 15:42
[The Point] The Department of Water Resources in collaboration with its sister unit, the Meteorological and Hydrological Services recently held a day's forum where it presented the 2022 Seasonal Rainfall Predictions (SRP).

Africa: EU Council Agrees to 'Reckless' Gas Plans That Threaten the Climate and Vulnerable Communities #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2022-06-01 15:10
[Global Witness] Responding to the European Council endorsing the European Commission's RePowerEU plans to quit Russian gas, Murray Worthy, gas campaign leader at Global Witness said:

Africa: What to Expect At Stockholm+50 This Week #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2022-06-01 14:20
[UNEP] Stockholm+50 begins this week, bringing leaders and representatives from governments, businesses, international organizations, civil society and youth together in the Swedish capital.

Egypt: PM Says Govt Working On New Plan of Contributions By Climate Change Council #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2022-06-01 14:18
[Egypt Online] The Egyptian government is working on a national contribution plan that the National Council for Climate Change is to adopt as Cairo launched The National Strategy for Climate Change 2050 as part of preparations for the COP27 summit, which is set to be held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el Sheikh in November.

Egypt: Oil Min - Decarbonization Day to Be Organized At COP27 #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2022-06-01 14:12
[Egypt Online] Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tareq el Molla said on Tuesday 31/5/2022 that Decarbonization Day would be organized on the sidelines of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) scheduled to be held in November in Sharm El Sheikh City.

Nigeria: Inaction Against Climate Change Will Cost Nigeria $460bn

Wed, 2022-06-01 13:49
[Daily Trust] The Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) has said Nigeria would lose $460bn if the economy continues to rely on climate-sensitive industries.

Gambia: Climate Change Secretariat, Aiuwa Validate LTS Academic Programs

Wed, 2022-06-01 11:37
[The Point] In an effort to put long-term goals of the Paris Agreement into practice, countries are invited to formulate and communicate "long-term, low greenhouse gas emission development strategies" (LT-LEDS), also referred to as Long Term Strategies (LTS).

Zimbabwe: Met Dept Warns of Severe Cold Spell

Wed, 2022-06-01 11:11
[The Herald] THE Meteorological Services Department has warned of a cold front which is expected to move across Zimbabwe from today up to Saturday, with Bulawayo set to record a low of 6 degrees Celsius today.

Africa: Video Games for Climate Action - Winning Solutions for the Planet

Wed, 2022-06-01 10:11
[UN News] From climate and environment themed videogames to special features, pop-ups, and real-life tree-planting opportunities embedded within beloved classics like PAC-MAN or Angry Birds, the gaming industry is working with the United Nations to engage audiences like never before and inspire a new wave of climate action.

Somalia: Drought Affects Almost Half of Somalia As Famine Looms

Tue, 2022-05-31 17:19
[VOA] Mogadishu -- At a news conference in Mogadishu, Somalia's special envoy for humanitarian issues on Monday said more than six million Somalis were affected by the record drought.

Mozambique: Over 244,000 Hectares of Crops Damaged By Heavy Rains

Tue, 2022-05-31 10:20
[AIM] Over 244,000 hectares of various crops have been plagued by heavy rains, flooding, storms, and drought in the Mozambican 2021-2022 agricultural campaign.

North Africa: Climate Change Puts Agrivoltaic Projects in the Spotlight #AfricaClimateCrisis

Tue, 2022-05-31 07:42
[DW] With record-high temperatures in Northern Africa and food security worries from Egypt to Morocco, agrivoltaic projects in the region are getting more and more attention.

Africa: Climate Justice Requires Ending Climate Crisis-Related Child Marriages

Tue, 2022-05-31 07:22
[UNFPA] Johannesburg -- Climate justice will not become a reality unless sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), which are crucial to achieving gender equality, are placed at the centre of adaptation responses to climate change.

South Africa: Premier Sihle Zikalala - Receiving Humanitarian Aid From Qatar Embassy

Mon, 2022-05-30 16:39
[Govt of SA] Remarks by KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala on the occasion of receiving humanitarian aid from the Embassy of Qatar, King Shaka International Airport

South Africa: President Ramaphosa - Presidential Climate Commission Meeting

Mon, 2022-05-30 16:24
[Govt of SA] Opening remarks by President Ramaphosa to the Presidential Climate Commission meeting

Ghana: AfDB Urged to Partner International Institutions to Raise Financial Resources ... .to Finance Climate Resilient Projects

Mon, 2022-05-30 15:26
[Ghanaian Times] The African Development Bank (AfDB) has been urged to partner with continental and international entities to ramp up funds for mitigation and adaptation efforts to tackle climate change on the continent.