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South Sudan: In Village With No Bridge, Residents Die Trying to Cross Water

Fri, 2019-08-16 11:36
[VOA] Up to nine people were killed Saturday when a pickup truck stuffed with passengers overturned while trying to cross a flooded road near the South Sudanese capital, Juba.

Namibia: Only 8% of Hungry Omusati Residents Received Drought Assistance

Fri, 2019-08-16 11:36
[New Era] Outapi -Omusati governor Erginus Endjala yesterday revealed startling statistics that show that out of 33 930 households identified as needing drought relief assistance in the region, only 2 898 have benefited from the scheme during the months of June and July.

Africa: Catastrophe Capitalism Jumps On the Electric Car Bandwagon, While South Africa Sticks in the Slow Lane

Fri, 2019-08-16 10:49
[Daily Maverick] As the world rushes into the future of electric cars, spurred on by catastrophe capitalists seeing this as The Next Big Thing, South Africa remains stubbornly wedded to fossil fuels - and it isn't hard to see why.

Sudan: Floods Threaten Major Roads - Isolated Areas Cut-Off

Thu, 2019-08-15 17:18
[Radio Dabanga] Khor Baraka -Heavy rains in Khor Baraka flooded parts of the Tokar - Port Sudan road, and there are fears it will be washed away, while more than 600 families are still stranded in villages south Tokar Delta without the authorities being able to access them or asses their condition.

Tanzania: Enhancing Weather and Climate Information Services in Tanzania

Wed, 2019-08-14 20:42
[Daily News] TANZANIA has benefited from three Weather and Climate Information Services (WISER) projects: National- WISER, Highway and Multi- Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS) project respectively, fueled by UKAid and UKMet Office (UKMO).

Africa: Are Jair Messias Bolsonaro and Donald John Trump a Menace to the Planet?

Wed, 2019-08-14 18:23
[IPS] Stockholm / Rome -We live in different worlds. The ones of friends, family and work colleagues. Worlds which are overshadowed by other, much bigger ones. Global spheres of international finance, politics, climate change, etc., contexts that might threaten our smaller circle of relationships; our family, our income, our general wellbeing, in short - our entire existence.

Africa: Burning Forests for Rain, and Other Climate Catastrophes

Wed, 2019-08-14 17:15
[IPS] Nairobi -The villagers living on the foothills of Mount Kenya have a belief: If they burn the forest, the rains will come.

Zambia: Lungu Launches Chiansi Irrigation Scheme Works

Wed, 2019-08-14 15:27
[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu yesterday commissioned the construction works for the multi-million dollar Chiansi irrigation scheme in Kafue District, which is expected to benefit more than 21, 000 people when fully operational.

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Honours Army for Cyclone Idai Efforts

Wed, 2019-08-14 11:47
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday presented the Master of the Zimbabwe Order of Merit Award and the Bronze Cross of the Zimbabwe Medal to the Zimbabwe Defence Force for their response to the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai early this year.

Sudan: Floods Across Darfur, Sudan Cause Devastation, Price Hikes

Wed, 2019-08-14 11:36
[Radio Dabanga] Darfur / Kassala / Red Sea State -Torrential rains and floods have cut-off roads across Sudan, resulting in a dire rise in the prices of food and consumer goods in Darfur and elsewhere in the economically challenged country.

South Africa: Land Reform Process Must Take Climate Crisis Into Account

Wed, 2019-08-14 10:31
[Daily Maverick] The evidence is clear: if we don't factor land use considerations into near-term planning the land may well be of no use to anyone in the long term.

Nigeria: Red Alert About Floods

Wed, 2019-08-14 09:28
[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) issued an advisory last week on the imminent floods which havethe potential of causing another catastrophe.Among the parts of the country susceptible to massive and devastating flooding this year are the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),Niger, Lagos, Edo, Imo, Abia, Jigawa, Adamawa, Delta, Rivers, Cross Rivers, Oyo, Enugu, Kebbi, Nasarawa, and Bauchi states.

Africa: It's Time to Look Underground for Climate Resilience

Wed, 2019-08-14 07:25
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In 2014-2016, southern Africa saw its worst drought in decades, resulting from the most severe El Niño event in half a century. Leading to sharp declines in crop production, the drought dealt a severe blow to food security, with millions of people across the larger Pacific region facing hunger, poverty and disease.

Zimbabwe: Air force Interventions Saved Lives During, After Idai

Tue, 2019-08-13 11:20
[The Herald] March 15 and 16, 2019 are days that may never be erased from the minds of the people of Manicaland and all Zimbabweans at large.

Sudan: Daglo Gives Directives for Mobilizing Energies to Confront Impacts of Heavy Rains and Floods

Tue, 2019-08-13 10:59
[SNA] Khartoum -Deputy Chairman of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, Monday chaired at the Republican Palace a meeting of the national emergency committee, in presence of the caretaker Wali (governor) of Khartoum State, the Director of the Civil Defence Administration and heads of a number of concerned organs.

South Africa: Cape Town's Dams Hit the 80% Mark, but Only 64,5% for Western Cape

Tue, 2019-08-13 10:03
[News24Wire] Dams supplying the City of Cape Town are 80.6% full, according to the municipality on Monday, but dams further afield are not filling up at the same pace.

Zimbabwe: President Honours Cyclone Idai Heroes

Tue, 2019-08-13 08:22
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday honoured individuals, corporates, religious organisations and diplomats for their efforts in the provision of humanitarian support aimed at mitigating the effects of Cyclone Idai in Manicaland Province and parts of Masvingo early this year.

Nigeria: Five Health Risks Associated With Flooding

Tue, 2019-08-13 07:59
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agencies (NIHSA) last week predicted more rains in the oncoming weeks, which could lead to flooding in 74 local government areas, including in the Federal Capital Territory.

South Africa: Food, Drought and Fury - UN Land Report Brings the Truth to SA's Climate Corrupt

Mon, 2019-08-12 16:49
[Daily Maverick] In preparation for the release on 8 August 2019, of the IPCC's pivotal report on land and climate, Daily Maverick looked behind the frontlines of the drought in the rural Eastern Cape. What we found was not pretty. But is the reality devastating enough for the deniers in media and the government to see?

Sudan: Three Dead After Heavy Rains in Khartoum

Mon, 2019-08-12 14:50
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Heavy rainfall in Greater Khartoum on Saturday led to the death of three people, including a child. At least 436 houses collapsed, leaving hundreds of families homeless.