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Malawi: Karonga to Experience Hunger Due to Prolonged Dry Spell

Fri, 2019-03-15 13:46
[Malawi News Agency] Karonga -Paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga has expressed worry over prolonged dry spell which has hit most parts of the district raising fears that the district may experience reduced crop production.

Malawi: Chimulirenji Calls for Concerted Efforts in Flood Victims Assistance

Fri, 2019-03-15 13:29
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Minister of Civic Education who is also the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)'s presidential running mate for the May tripartite elections, Everton Chimulirenji has called on well-wishing players and partners to help in soliciting and delivering assistance to people affected by floods.

Malawi: Red Cross Brings Relief to Phalombe Flood Victims

Fri, 2019-03-15 13:27
[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -The Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) on Sunday stepped in to assist people who were affected by floods in Phalombe following the persistent rains experienced last week.

Ghana: Checking Climate Change ... 10 Dams Being Repaired in 4 Regions

Fri, 2019-03-15 12:05
[Ghana Govt.] The Minister for Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has commissioned the rehabilitation of 10 dams in four regions in northern Ghana as part of efforts to reduce the impact of climate change on livelihoods.

Kenya: Drought - Thousands Facing Starvation in Turkana

Fri, 2019-03-15 11:17
[Nation] Two people have died of hunger in Turkana Central constituency, while many others face a similar fate.

Kenya: Climate Activists Criticise Kenya's Coal Mining Plans

Fri, 2019-03-15 11:07
[Nation] Kenya is under sharp focus at the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) Assembly over flouting of climate change mitigation policies as it hosts the One Planet Summit in Nairobi today.

South Africa: Water Woes Continue in Makhanda

Fri, 2019-03-15 10:37
[News24Wire] The pressure to keep water in the taps of historic Makhanda remains high as authorities deal with infrastructure challenges and acts of vandalism.

Rwanda: Premier Calls for More Climate-Friendly Development Approaches

Fri, 2019-03-15 10:31
[New Times] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has called on countries to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol in a bid to avoid an additional half a degree Celsius of warming by the end of the century.

Botswana: Botswana Safe From Cyclone Idai

Fri, 2019-03-15 10:13
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana is likely not to be affected by tropical cyclone IDAI that has hit the central part of Mozambique.

Rwanda: Rwanda to Receive New World Bank Support for Climate Change Adaptation

Fri, 2019-03-15 09:11
[New Times] The World Bank Group, yesterday, made several announcements to scale up support for both climate adaptation and mitigation in Africa during the third One Planet Summit.

Rwanda: Weatherman Warns of Strong Winds

Fri, 2019-03-15 09:07
[New Times] Rwanda Meteorology Agency has warned of strong winds predicated to gust across different parts of the country, especially in areas of the Eastern Province, this week.

Africa: Cash, Science Needed to Implement New Model of Green Development - Leaders

Fri, 2019-03-15 07:37
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -African countries must tackle climate change with a new economic model rooted in clean energy, forest protection and technology to support farmers - but they will need more investment and research to make that happen, leaders said on Thursday.

Malawi: Ramaphosa Sends Delegation to Assess Damage By Floods

Thu, 2019-03-14 19:00
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The Republic of South Africa has sent a delegation from its National Disaster Management Centre to assess damage caused by the recent floods in the country.

Mozambique: Cyclone Set to Hit Mozambique Hard Tonight, Dozens Already Killed

Thu, 2019-03-14 17:48
[News24Wire] A major cyclone is expected to make landfall in Mozambique on Thursday evening, bringing with it high wind speeds and rain.

Malawi: More Heavy Rains, Windstorms to Batter Southern Region

Thu, 2019-03-14 17:24
[Nyasa Times] The Department of Climate Change and Meteological Services has warned a spell of unsettled weather, marked by heavy thundershowers, strong winds that will batter some parts of the Southern Region from Friday.

Malawi: Chiradzulu West Trust Fund Assists Flood Victims

Thu, 2019-03-14 15:13
[Nyasa Times] Chiradzulu District was not spared from the incessant heavy rains that hit southern Malawi last week and members of a charity Trust Fund from Chiradzulu West mobilized themselves to assist over a hundred households with relief items on Wednesday.

Malawi: Karonga At Risk of Hunger Due to Prolonged Dry Spell

Thu, 2019-03-14 14:43
[Nyasa Times] Paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga has expressed worry over prolonged dry spell which has hit most parts of the district raising fears that the district may experience reduced crop production.

South Africa: SA Monitoring Cyclone Idai

Thu, 2019-03-14 13:59
[] The South African Weather Service says Mozambique's Cyclone Idai will not pose a threat to South Africa.

Zimbabwe: Heatwave Threatens to Slash Harvests in Drought-Hit Zimbabwe

Thu, 2019-03-14 13:34
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bulawayo -Despite a dry year, Sazini Moyo's maize crop had been pushing up tassels and she anticipated a decent harvest - until her farm outside Bulawayo sweltered through a record five-day heatwave in late February and early March.

Mozambique: Call for Precautionary Measures As Cyclone Approaches

Thu, 2019-03-14 13:02
[AIM] Maputo -As cyclone Idai approaches the Mozambican coast the government has called on people living in Sofala, Manica, Zambezia and Tete provinces to take cautionary measures.