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Africa: How a Japanese System Can Help Cities Adapt to Climate Change

Fri, 2019-04-26 10:04
[The Conversation Africa] Sub-Saharan Africa is already experiencing the realities of a changing climate - and the situation is only going to get worse.

Kenya: Mombasa Sits Pretty as Cyclone Lands Next Door

Fri, 2019-04-26 10:00
[Nation] A powerful cyclone is set to unleash floods, heavy winds and massive destruction on the east coast of Africa, whose cost will run into tens of billions of shillings.

South Africa: Full Extent of KZN Storm Damage Still Unknown As Death Toll Rises

Fri, 2019-04-26 09:58
[Daily Maverick] The death toll from the flash floods in KwaZulu-Natal has officially risen to 67, with rescue teams still active in the province. The province's Co-operative Governance Department held a media briefing on Thursday 25 April to provide an update on the extent of the damage caused.

South Africa: RDP House Flooded Every Time It Rains

Fri, 2019-04-26 09:40
[GroundUp] "I was better off staying in the shacks"

Angola: Agriculture Ministry Has 750,000 Euros to Tackle Drought in Cunene

Fri, 2019-04-26 09:38
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -At least 750,000 have been made available for the construction of 15 water wells, vaccines and medicines acquisition for bovine cattle to tackle the drought that has devastated the southern Cunene Province, the minister of Agriculture and Forests, Marcos Nhunga, said on Wednesday.

South Africa: Dozens Killed in Devastating Floods

Fri, 2019-04-26 09:32
[Deutsche Welle] More than 1,000 people in South Africa have had to leave their homes after heavy rains and flooding caused buildings to collapse and toppled electric wires. The weather service has warned that more rain is on the way.

Tanzania: Tanzanians Flee Mtwara Region As Cyclone Kenneth Nears

Fri, 2019-04-26 09:28
[Nation] Tanzanians in Mtwara region on Thursday were scrambling to leave with Cyclone Kenneth set to make landfall tonight.

Kenya: Cyclone Kenneth - Nairobians Brace Yourselves for Massive Rainfall

Fri, 2019-04-26 09:04
[Nairobi News] Some parts of Kenya are set to feel the effects of Cyclone Kenneth even though the met has said it will not hit the country.

Tanzania: Zanzibar Suspends Marine Transport Over Cyclone Kenneth

Fri, 2019-04-26 08:38
[Citizen] Zanzibar -The Zanzibar Maritime Authority (ZMA) has from Thursday noon suspended marine transport activities to and from Zanzibar following as cyclone Kenneth approaches Tanzania's coastline.

Tanzania: Nanyumbu Residents Advised to Stay Indoors As Cyclone Kenneth Approaches

Fri, 2019-04-26 08:37
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Nanyumbu District Commissioner Moses Machali has urged residents to stay indoors and not wander around when cyclone Kenneth hits the District on Friday.

Tanzania: Mtwara Residents Vacate Homes As Cyclone Kenneth Approaches

Fri, 2019-04-26 08:36
[Citizen] Mtwara -Some residents of Mtwara Urban District are vacating their homes in search for safer places ahead of the advancing tropical storm cyclone Kenneth that may hit parts of Mtwara and Lindi regions in southern Tanzania and parts of northern Mozambique.

Zimbabwe: Harare Not Taking Chances On Cyclone Kenneth

Fri, 2019-04-26 08:33
[The Herald] The Department of Civil Protection is using the local leadership in flood-prone areas to communicate tips and advice on Cyclone Kenneth to avoid loss of life in the event that the tropical storm hits Zimbabwe.

Southern Africa: Cyclone Kenneth Hits Mozambique After Battering Comoros

Fri, 2019-04-26 07:30
[Deutsche Welle] The powerful storm hit northern Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ravaged the country. Three have been killed in Comoros, with meteorologists calling it the strongest storm to make landfall in the area.

Mozambique: Mozambique Braces As Cyclone Kenneth Batters Comoros

Fri, 2019-04-26 07:27
[Deutsche Welle] Mozambique was preparing for another powerful cyclone to make landfall, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ravaged the country. Cyclone Kenneth has already wreaked havoc in the nearby Comoros islands.

West Africa: Boosting Pastoralists' Resilience, Key to Achieving Peace in the Sahel

Thu, 2019-04-25 18:32
[FAO] Dakar -The Sahel remains affected by conflict, food insecurity, malnutrition, population displacement, natural disasters and epidemics and unless we address these crises from their roots, millions of people will continue requiring urgent assistance each year, FAO Director-General José Graziano Da Silva, said today.

Mozambique: Cyclone Bearing Down On Cabo Delgado

Thu, 2019-04-25 18:02
[AIM] Maputo -Cyclone Kenneth remains on course to hit the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado on Thursday afternoon.

Uganda: Adverse Weather and Politics Batter Uganda Coffee Exports

Thu, 2019-04-25 18:01
[East African] Uganda recorded a sharp drop in coffee exports last year, losing over $100 million.

Africa: Cold Comfort - Countries Get Help to Cool Down in a Warming World

Thu, 2019-04-25 17:53
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -By 2050, energy use for cooling is projected to triple, while in hotter countries such as India, China, Brazil, and Indonesia it could grow five-fold, experts say

South Africa: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Joburg, but Rain to Clear From Friday

Thu, 2019-04-25 16:55
[News24Wire] The cut-off low pressure system that resulted in parts of South Africa being hit by heavy rains and floods is now weakening, said the SA Weather Service.

South Africa: Naspers Donates R1 Million for KZN Flood Recovery Efforts

Thu, 2019-04-25 16:48
[News24Wire] Multinational media group Naspers [JSE:NPN] has donated R1m in support of disaster relief and recovery efforts in KwaZulu-Natal, the group's Chief People Officer (CPO) Aileen O'Toole announced on Wednesday.