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Kenya: TSC Wants 70,000 More Teachers to Cater to Flood of Students

Thu, 2018-12-06 15:58
[Nation] The success of an ambitious government plan to have all those who sat the primary exams join Form One depends on the employment of thousands of new teachers.

Africa: Yellow Vest Riots Leave Africans in Doubt About Climate Action

Thu, 2018-12-06 10:57
[RFI] Among the least responsible, but definitely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, Africans are expecting concrete action from the Cop24 conference in Poland. Yet a transition from fossil fuels to a renewable future is proving challenging as protests against fuel tax rises in France highlight.

Tunisia: Coastline in Need of Climate Cash Boost

Thu, 2018-12-06 07:48
[Africa Renewal] Efforts to mobilize the cash needed to ensure that climate change does not lead to the irreversible damage of Tunisia's coastline are being undertaken by the North African country's government, with the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Africa: Climate Action Should Be a Global Priority for World Leaders

Wed, 2018-12-05 14:28
[IPS] United Nations -The IPCC report says that it is not impossible to limit climate change to 1.5͒C? Do you think we can realistically achieve that? Politically, what needs to happen?

Cameroon: Climate Change - Cop24 Discusses Paris Agreement

Wed, 2018-12-05 12:16
[Cameroon Tribune] The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is holding in Poland from December 2-14, 2018.

Cameroon: Climate Change - World Bank Offers Over 115,000 Billion Fcf

Wed, 2018-12-05 12:16
[Cameroon Tribune] A significant portion of the funding for the period 2021-2025 is for adaptation and resilience.

Africa: African Countries Deserve an Enhanced Climate Ambition

Wed, 2018-12-05 11:41
[IPS] Nairobi -African countries have been at the climate-change negotiating table for more than 20 years. The continent faces some of the most severe impacts of climate change, but questions remain over its adaptive capacity despite this engagement.

Africa: Call for a Win-Win Framework At COP24

Wed, 2018-12-05 11:38
[IPS] Nairobi -An African delegation is in the Polish city of Katowice to join 30,000 delegates and thousands others from almost 200 countries attending the 4th edition of what has come to be known as annual climate change negotiation conferences organised under the auspices of the United Nations.

Zimbabwe: Mayor Up for Stealing Drought Relief Maize

Wed, 2018-12-05 11:14
[The Herald] Bindura Mayor Councillor Carlos Tokyo and three other MDC-Alliance councillors on Monday appeared in court for allegedly stealing 5 tonnes of drought relief maize at Tendai Hall, Chipadze in Bindura.

Rwanda: World Bank Doubles Financing for Climate Change

Wed, 2018-12-05 08:52
[New Times] The World Bank Group is set to double its current five-year investments to around $200 billion in order to help countries cope with climate change.

Kenya: More Rains Coming in December According to Meteorological Department

Wed, 2018-12-05 08:51
[Nairobi News] The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned Kenyans to expect more rains in December.

Africa: UN Chief Urges Leaders to Inject Momentum At 2019 Climate Summit

Wed, 2018-12-05 07:57
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice, Poland -The U.N. secretary-general on Tuesday urged world leaders to use a climate change summit he will host in 2019 to explain how they plan to ratchet up their efforts to reverse worsening global warming that is leading to a "very dramatic situation".

South Africa: Southern Cape Fire Claims Another Life

Tue, 2018-12-04 11:28
[News24Wire] While still reeling from the massive fire that broke out in the Southern Cape less than two months ago, South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced the death of the wife of one of the organisation's employees.

Nigeria: No Country Can Confront Climate Change Alone, Says Buhari

Tue, 2018-12-04 08:19
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday in Katowice, Poland, said no country can confront climate change alone, urging UN-member countries to rededicate themselves to the task of rebuilding and restoring a healthy environment for future generations.

Africa: Africa Day At COP24

Mon, 2018-12-03 15:12
[African Union] Africa Day at COP24

Africa: COP24 to Focus On Carbon Neutrality, Gender Equality - UN

Mon, 2018-12-03 14:51
[Premium Times] The two-week 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), which started on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, will focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality.

Congo-Kinshasa: South-South Cooperation On Peatlands - Indonesia, Republic of Congo Solidify Their Collaboration

Mon, 2018-12-03 14:50
[UNEP] On 30 October 2018, Indonesia and the Republic of Congo signed the first ever agreement on the protection and management of peatlands between an African and an Asian country.

Zimbabwe: Thousands in Need of Food Aid As Hailstorm Destroys Homes

Mon, 2018-12-03 10:42
[New Zimbabwe] Thousands of desperate villagers in Uzumba are in need of urgent food aid and shelter after heavy rains destroyed their homes and reserved food stocks last month.

Africa: Here's Why There Will Be Few Protests At the UN Climate Talks

Mon, 2018-12-03 08:10
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The Polish government has banned spontaneous assemblies outside the talks - just as they are needed most

Africa: Cities Plant More Trees to Curb Wild Weather, Boost Healthy Living

Sun, 2018-12-02 07:40
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mantua, Italy -Big cities are increasingly turning to trees to help protect them from heatwaves and floods