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Nigeria: Flooding - Ogun Govt to Demolish Structures On Waterways, As Residents Count Losses

Mon, 2020-07-06 09:54
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -- The Ogun State government yesterday declared it would demolish structures obstructing waterways in the state to prevent a reoccurrence of flooding.

Ghana: 'COVID-19 Is a Wake-Up Call' - Ghana to Develop National Plan for Climate Adaptation

Fri, 2020-07-03 13:54
[UNEP] The Government of Ghana has launched the process to develop a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) in efforts to build nationwide resilience to climate change impacts. The project is the first of its kind in Ghana to use future climate projections to plan over large timescales, up to the year 2080.

Mauritius: Minister Ramano Encourages the Population to Produce and Use Organic Compost

Fri, 2020-07-03 12:47
[Government of Mauritius] Some forty Non-Governmental Organisations and Cooperative societies received compost bins and composting tools in presence of the Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr. Kavydass Ramano, this afternoon, in Port-Louis.

Nigeria: Emir of Wase Begs Buhari, Lalong Over Collapsed Bridge

Fri, 2020-07-03 10:16
[Daily Trust] Jos -Emir of Wase, Alhaji Muhammadu Haruna Sambo yesterday begged President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Simon Lalong to rehabilitate the collapsed bridges in Wase and Shendam Local Government Areas.

Ghana: Ho Residents Count Losses From Heavy Rainfall

Thu, 2020-07-02 14:23
[Ghanaian Times] Ho -Residents of Donokodzi and Desiadenyo in Ho are counting their losses after two days of intermittent downpour caused massive floods which filled their homes up to knee level.

Africa: We're Flying Less. and Wild Places That Count On Tourism Dollars Are Starting to Take a Hit.

Thu, 2020-07-02 13:42
[Ensia] Rincon del Mar, a beachside hamlet on Colombia's Caribbean coast, is part of a burgeoning industry that is helping to turn the tide for the country's peacetime economy and its environmental conservation.

Algeria: Government Approves Creation of Body in Charge of Reviving Green Dam

Thu, 2020-07-02 13:25
[Algerie Presse Service] A Government meeting chaired on Sunday by Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad has adopted a draft executive decree on the creation of a coordination body in charge of reviving the Green Dam and fighting desertification.

Africa: Soka Gakkai Joins With Itto to Support Forest Restoration in Togo, West Africa

Thu, 2020-07-02 12:15
[PR Newswire] Tokyo -On July 1, 2020, Minoru Harada, President of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist organization, met with Dr. Gerhard Dieterle, Executive Director of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), for the signing of a memorandum to launch a reforestation project providing income opportunities for women's groups in two rural areas of Togo.

East Africa: Erratic Weather Gearing to Serve Up Historic Dry Spells and Flooding

Thu, 2020-07-02 08:55
[East African] Just when the region thought the worst of the flooding was over, the weatherman is warning of another bout; only this time, some areas will be spared but dealt another devastating blow: extra-ordinarily dry spells.

Mozambique: EU Supports Increased Resilience Against Drought

Wed, 2020-07-01 18:12
[AIM] Maputo -The European Union has contributed three million euros (about 3.4 million US dollars) to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities for better adaptation to the impacts of climate change in drought-prone areas in the Mozambican provinces of Gaza and Tete.

South Africa: Investors and Activists Push Standard Bank to Clean Up Its Climate Act

Wed, 2020-07-01 14:07
[Daily Maverick] In a first for South Africa, climate justice NGOs called on Standard Bank shareholders to vote against the re-election of five climate-conflicted directors at the bank's 26 June 2020 AGM.

Liberia: Flood Overwhelms Several Communities

Tue, 2020-06-30 13:37
[New Dawn] Residents of several communities in Monrovia and its suburbs have been made homeless as a result of heavy downpour. A tour by the New Dawn to several flooded communities, including Water Street, St. Paul Bridge, Doe Community and Chocolate City, respectively, among others discovered that homes, business centers, including garages are being flooded.

Liberia: Rotunda of the Legislature Taken Over By Water

Tue, 2020-06-30 13:15
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The rotunda of the Capitol Building continues to leak and less attention has been given to the menace which occurs every rainy season.

Central Africa: Community Forestry Can Work, but Plans in the Democratic Republic of Congo Show What's Missing

Tue, 2020-06-30 12:59
[The Conversation Africa] The Congo river basin spans six central African countries: Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo. It is known as "Africa's lung" because it hosts the world's second largest tropical forest. It covers an area of around 3 million square kilometres - almost the size of India.

Liberia: Capitol Rotunda Floods Ahead of Senate Return

Tue, 2020-06-30 12:35
[Observer] -- Meanwhile, Cllr. Nwabudike visits Senator J. Milton Teahjay of Autonomous Commission and Agencies

Nigeria: Akwa Ibom Govt Asks Residents to Vacate Flood-Prone Areas

Mon, 2020-06-29 13:24
[Daily Trust] Uyo -The Akwa Ibom State Government has called on persons residing at serious erosion and flood-prone locations in the state to vacate to safer areas.

Ghana: Are We Ready for an Earthquake Disaster?

Fri, 2020-06-26 18:27
[Ghanaian Times] Some residents of Accra yesterday experienced an earth tremor that shook many parts of the city.

South Africa: Measures in Place to Support Farmers Amid Drought

Fri, 2020-06-26 16:58
[] Deputy President David Mabuza says government has put measures in place to support farmers as a result of persisting drought conditions.

Nigeria: What the Weather Will Look Like Between Friday and Sunday - NIMET

Fri, 2020-06-26 13:13
[Premium Times] Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted cloudy and rainy conditions from Friday to Sunday.

Nigeria: Solution17 Finalists to Pitch Climate Change Ideas to Buhari

Fri, 2020-06-26 08:33
[This Day] The 17 finalists of the ongoing Solution17 for Climate Action in Nigeria will pitch their ideas to the Senior Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals, Friday June 26. The event which will be virtual will see the finalists present their ideas, solutions and implementation stages to Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, to tackle climate change.