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Namibia: //Kharas Still Battling Drought, Water Scarcity

Mon, 2020-02-03 15:57
[New Era] //Kharas Chief Regional Officer Beatus Kasete said the region is still faced with challenges of water scarcity and the prevailing drought situation.

Kenya: Houses Destroyed as Fresh Landslides Hit West Pokot

Mon, 2020-02-03 15:37
[Nation] One person has been injured and at least five houses destroyed following fresh landslides in Kongot village, Tapach Ward in West Pokot County.

Africa: Shipping Industry Needs $1 Trillion to 'Go Green'

Mon, 2020-02-03 12:39
[East African] The global shipping industry requires more than $1 trillion in investments to implement the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Paris Agreement on climate change.

South Africa: Eastern Cape's Alice Town Hit By Flooding

Mon, 2020-02-03 11:42
[News24Wire] Heavy flooding and storms have left the small Eastern Cape town of Alice scrambling as heavy rains hit the area on Sunday, officials said.

South Africa: Advocacy Group Needed to Defend Coal Industry Against 'Renewables Lobby', Coal Conference Hears

Mon, 2020-02-03 11:40
[News24Wire] Despite its years-long "loyalty" to South Africa, the coal industry is "under attack" and needs to defend itself from the "renewables lobby", industry insiders heard last week.

Namibia: Recurrent Drought Needs a Regional Panacea

Mon, 2020-02-03 11:34
[New Era] The effects of climate change are apparent if the consequences of successive debilitating droughts in the entire southern Africa and beyond in recent years are anything to go by. This vicious climatic cycle is any farmer, policymaker, investor and the general public's worst nightmare, more so in Namibia an arid country renowned for its successive droughts and very hot and dry conditions.

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Prays for Rains As Dam Water Levels Fall

Mon, 2020-02-03 11:29
[New Zimbabwe] THE Mayor of Bulawayo, Solomon Mguni has urged residents to use water sparingly as levels of the scarce necessity at the city's dams continue to fall due to poor rainfall this season.

Zimbabwe: Protection of Urban Wetlands Crucial

Mon, 2020-02-03 10:41
[The Herald] Environment Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu last week gave a chilling warning: all wetlands in Zimbabwe's towns and cities will disappear within 20 years if municipalities continued on their current model of development.

Kenya: Landslides Leave Trail of Destruction in Kisii

Mon, 2020-02-03 09:50
[Nation] Over 200 families from a village in Kisii County were left homeless after a landslide owing to heavy rains on Thursday.

Zimbabwe: Storm-Hit Residents Endure Another Rainy Season in Risky Homes

Mon, 2020-02-03 09:42
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Chimanimani, Zimbabwe -The government is planning to relocate residents of flimsy houses near rivers that flooded when Cyclone Idai hit - but engineers say a comprehensive overhaul of building codes and materials is needed

Malawi: Karonga Under Siege, Again - Floods Swallow Market, Houses, Crops

Mon, 2020-02-03 09:38
[Nyasa Times] The lakeshore district of Karonga is, again, facing disturbing flooding following heavy rains that have hit the district in the past few days, forcing hundreds to flee their homes and the Karonga market go under siege.

Kenya: 5 Dead, Hundreds Displaced as Torrential Rains Pound Counties

Mon, 2020-02-03 08:48
[Nation] Five people died at the weekend as heavy rains continue to pound the country.

Egypt: With a Knock On the Door, Egypt Aims to Turn Families Greener

Sat, 2020-02-01 11:57
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Giza, Egypt -As it tries to address climate change and better preserve its environment, Egypt is turning to women, who make many household decisions

Africa: African Youth Activists Warn of 'Great Danger' From Climate Chaos

Sat, 2020-02-01 11:56
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Swedish teen Greta Thunberg lent her star power to focus attention on "under-reported" African perspectives on climate change

South Africa: SA's Water Storage Stable

Fri, 2020-01-31 17:29
[] Despite a Week -Despite a week-long absence of rain in major parts of the country, South Africa's national water storage is stable.

Africa: Green New Deal Can and Must Be Global

Fri, 2020-01-31 16:41
[AfricaFocus] July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded worldwide, as a wide swath of the continental United States sweltered with heat indexes of over 100° F.

Southern Africa: Region in a Climate Emergency

Fri, 2020-01-31 16:41
[Zimbabwe Independent] THE climate emergency is a growing threat especially to the most vulnerable, and a threat to the long-term health, safety and prosperity of people in southern Africa.

Nigeria: Nimet's 2020 Rainfall Prediction

Fri, 2020-01-31 15:49
[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) recently released the 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) report to guide various sectors of the country, especially agriculture, which is top on the agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, and provides employment opportunities for millions of Nigerians.

Mozambique: Coordinated Attacks as War Moves South in Cabo Delgado

Fri, 2020-01-31 13:27
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] A series of attacks in Bilibiza, Quissanga district, Wednesday and Thursday mark an escalation of the war. Bilibiza is just 60 Km from Pemba and is the farthest south in Cabo Delgado that insurgents have hit. It was a large attack and the military did not respond. And it hit government schools linked to religious groups.

Namibia: Breweries Trademark Beer Brand Donates Funds to Help With Drought Alleviation

Fri, 2020-01-31 13:18
[Namibia Economist] Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) through its trademark beer brand, Tafel Lager, this week donated more than N$500,000 to the Drought Relief Fund.