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Somalia: Somalia - Early Warning System Helps Farmers Survive Floods and Droughts

Wed, 2020-12-09 19:30
[Dalsan Radio] The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped set up the Drought Operations Coordination Center in Garowe, which issues warnings to communities facing flooding and droughts, particularly farmers and herders.

Zimbabwe: Gokwe Hit By Floods

Wed, 2020-12-09 12:50
[New Zimbabwe] GOKWE has been hit by flash floods following heavy rains which have been pounding the Midlands Province in recent days.

Eritrea: Climate Change and Its Adverse Effects

Wed, 2020-12-09 12:31
[Shabait] Global temperatures are rising by the day. Climate is changing the way we live and the way we produce our food. Governments across the planet need to take Climate Change into their policy agendas at all levels.

Kenya: Loss of Vegetation Is Creating a Dangerous Heat Island Over Nairobi

Wed, 2020-12-09 10:56
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, used to be known as the "Green City in the Sun" for its lush environment. There have been however recently been a lot of changes to Nairobi's land cover - what's on the ground's surface. Most recently, there was uproar over the felling of hundreds of trees to make way for the construction of the Nairobi Expressway. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked Victor Ongoma and Patricia Mwangi to share their insights into how changes in land cover affect the city and its

South Africa: Dimming the Sun Could Reduce Future Drought Risk in Cape Town - but There's a Catch

Wed, 2020-12-09 10:51
[The Conversation Africa] Despite a recent slight decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, greenhouse gas emissions continue to accumulate in the atmosphere. They are projected to rise again once the economy recovers.

Africa: Climate Action - It's Time to Make Peace With Nature, UN Chief Urges

Wed, 2020-12-09 09:29
[Africa Renewal] The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has described the fight against the climate crisis as the top priority for the 21st Century, in a passionate, uncompromising speech delivered on Wednesday at Columbia University in New York.

Nigeria: Paris Agreement - Nigerian Govt Providing Policies to Address Climate Change - Official

Wed, 2020-12-09 07:48
[Premium Times] Part of the government's efforts at honouring Paris Agreement is tree planting to avoid further degradation of the land.

Namibia: Namibia Takes Part in World's Biggest Survey On Climate Change

Tue, 2020-12-08 14:02
[New Era] Namibians of all stripes are playing the United Nation's Mission 1.5 Climate Game and bagging prizes. The game is rolled out world-wide by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to collect citizen data on climate action and to raise awareness on global warming. The game can be played on

Namibia: Drought-Hit Farmers' Desperate Wait for Rain

Tue, 2020-12-08 14:02
[New Era] Charles Tjatindi

Nigeria: 68 Killed, 129,000 Others Affected By Flood This Year - NEMA

Tue, 2020-12-08 12:15
[Daily Trust] The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd), has disclosed that 68 persons were killed and 129,000 others affected by flood disasters nationwide this year.

South Africa: Five Years After Paris Climate Agreement, Why Is SA's Response to Climate Crisis So Lethargic?

Tue, 2020-12-08 11:50
[Daily Maverick] On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement on 12 December, tough questions need to be asked on South Africa's lethargic - and blinkered - response to the climate crisis.

Nigeria: Flooding Affects 129,000 Across Nigeria, Kills 68 - NEMA

Tue, 2020-12-08 08:11
[Premium Times] An official says flooding affected 320 local government areas in 35 states, including Abuja.

Nigeria: Floods Kill 68, Wreak Havoc in 35 States, Says NEMA

Tue, 2020-12-08 07:57
[This Day] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) revealed yesterday that no fewer than 68 people were killed across the country due to the devastating impact of flooding in 2020, which also affected 35 states of the federation as well as the nation's capital.

South Africa: New Climate Report Paints Grim Picture for Health in South Africa

Mon, 2020-12-07 15:43
[spotlight] Last week The Lancet medical journal released its 2020 Countdown on Health and Climate Change Report. The fifth annual report of its kind highlights the worsening global climate crisis and how this impacts human health.

Zimbabwe: Rare Flash Floods Hit Victoria Falls

Mon, 2020-12-07 13:13
[New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -- This world-renowned resort town was Sunday morning hit by rare flash floods that affected houses in Mkhosana suburb following heavy rains.

Nigeria: 'Amendment of NIMET Act Will Boost IGR'

Mon, 2020-12-07 11:42
[This Day] The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has assured that the planned amendment of the Act establishing the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) will enhance the agency's revenue base.

Nigeria: Authorities Must Urgently Heed Pledges to Counter Boko Haram Violence - Peace Scholar

Mon, 2020-12-07 00:59
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- The Boko Haram terrorist group claimed to have killed 78 people in Nigeria's Borno State last week. The bodies of at least 40 migrant rice farmers, working in Zabarmari village, were beheaded while harvesting crops. The group says it is Muslim, but its brand of violent religious supremacy is rejected by Nigeria's Muslim faith leaders. Extremist's attacks, primarily in northern Nigeria, have killed tens of thousands of people since 2011, and displaced more than 2,5 million in the eight-nation Lake Chad Basi

Africa: Keeping Climate Ambition Alive - Challenges Remain but Signs of Progress Abound

Fri, 2020-12-04 20:56
[IPS] Washington DC -- For those of us in the international climate action community, 2020 isn't ending the way we expected when we rang in the new year. Even before 2020 dawned, countries were hard at work planning for their first updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), in line with the Paris Agreement's five-year NDC revision cycle. NDCs are official statements, prepared by countries themselves, outlining the commitments they are making to reduce national emissions and adapt to climate change's impacts. They are at

Africa: The Need for EU-Russia Dialogue On Africa

Fri, 2020-12-04 20:54
[Chatham House] Examining European discussions with African partners towards a new joint strategy for endorsement at the 6th European Union-African Union Summit in 2021.

Africa: World Soil Day Highlights the Role of Soil Biodiversity in Boosting Food Production and Nutrition

Fri, 2020-12-04 16:06
[FAO] Rome -- New FAO report examines the potential of soil organisms in ensuring sustainable agri-food systems and mitigating climate change