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South Africa: Qatar Sends Aid to KZN, Where Death Toll From Flooding Rises to 459

Mon, 2022-05-30 11:59
[Daily Maverick] A cargo plane full of tents, clothing, blankets and ventilators has been sent to support government-led interventions in KwaZulu-Natal after the latest flooding, which has claimed the lives of three people. This brings the combined death toll of both floods to 459 people.

Seychelles: European Fishing Groups Agree to Recycle Fishing Nets, Gears With Seychelles Company #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-05-30 11:52
[Seychelles News Agency] Three organisations in Seychelles have signed an agreement to recycle and reuse fishing nets and gears discarded and abandoned by the tuna fishing industry.

Africa: 'Think Resilience' to Protect Against Climate and Other Catastrophes

Mon, 2022-05-30 08:24
[UN News] More countries must "think resilience", and urgently adopt and improve early warning systems to reduce risks from an increasing number of disasters across the world, a UN disaster forum concluded on Friday.

Sudan: 'Neglected' Nile Fishermen Tell of Struggle With Depleted Fish Stocks

Mon, 2022-05-30 08:21
[RFI] Sudanese fishermen on the Nile, who have seen their fish stocks plummet as a result of both climate change and government-made dams, say their industry is being neglected - with some forced to find other jobs in order to feed their families.

Africa: AU Summit Grapples With Coups, Food Crisis, Terrorism, Climate Change

Sat, 2022-05-28 20:54
[DW] African Union leaders are meeting in Equatorial Guinea. Inflation and war in Ukraine are increasing food prices across Africa. Four AU member states are suspended because of coups.

Africa: UN Global Compact Launches New Hub for Africa

Sat, 2022-05-28 20:32
[Africa Renewal] Abuja Hub will mobilize, accelerate and scale-up responsible business across Africa

East Africa: Elizabeth Mrema - Protecting the World's Biodiversity

Sat, 2022-05-28 20:29
[Africa Renewal] Elizabeth Mrema, the Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), grew up in Moshi, a town located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania. Her early years surrounded by nature profoundly influenced her and her work.

Africa: Blockchain Can Drive Financial Inclusion and Climate Resilience

Sat, 2022-05-28 11:01
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Africa: Going Hungry or Going Green? a Critical Look At the 'Green Revolution' Project in Africa

Sat, 2022-05-28 10:50
[Africa In Fact] Since the development of "miracle wheat" in 1954 by Norman Borlaug, the way in which international organisations support and invest in agriculture has changed dramatically. The narrative goes that Africa "missed out" on the first Green Revolution, thus explaining its lack of large-scale agricultural sectors before the 21st century.

South Africa: Climate Change Preparedness Critical for the Future, Economy and People #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2022-05-27 17:00
[] President Cyril Ramaphosa says recent flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape is proof that climate change is upon us and that preparing for its effects is now, more than ever, critical.

Africa: Insect Meat Loaf, Fertilizer Trees, and Mosquito-repelling Plants - The Promise of Africa's Bioeconomy #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2022-05-27 12:04
[allAfrica] Africa feels the impacts of COVID-19, conflict, and climate change perhaps more than any other region in the world. The costs of food, fuel, and fertilizer have skyrocketed over the past several months, adding to the slowdown in economic growth that the pandemic instigated.

Zimbabwe: 200 Projects Approved for Climate Change Funding

Fri, 2022-05-27 11:50
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has nearly 200 projects worth US$6,8 billion approved by the Global Climate Fund (GCF) under initiatives to support developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

Nigeria: Aftermath of Citizens Defying Building Regulations - Rainstorms Wreak Havoc in Plateau Communities

Fri, 2022-05-27 09:51
[Vanguard] THE menace of rainstorm in Plateau State has continued to escalate due to the refusal of the citizens to adhere to measures aimed at averting environmental disasters. As a result rain and windstorm have continued to wreak havoc in some communities, causing hardship to the people, who however appear unperturbed by the dangers.

Kenya: Climate Change Isn't a Priority for Universities. It Should Be

Fri, 2022-05-27 08:53
[The Conversation Africa] Universities can play a vital role in shaping change in societies. They produce knowledge through research, train future decision makers, and contribute to public awareness of issues.

Ghana: Heavy Rains Cause Gridlock On Kasoa-Old Barrier Stretch ... of Accra-Cape Coast Road

Thu, 2022-05-26 16:48
[Ghanaian Times] Two days after a downpour in Accra, heavy vehicular traffic still persists on the Kasoa-Mallam highway as a pool of mud from the tollbooth area had rendered some portions of the road impassable.

Ghana: Support President to Stop Flooding Permanently

Thu, 2022-05-26 12:51
[Ghanaian Times] Yesterday, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo unveiled four dredging machines for Dredge Masters Limited at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region to help address flooding in the area.

Ghana: Torrential Rains Flood Accra Again! ... Disrupt Economic Activities, Wreak Havoc On Infrastructure

Thu, 2022-05-26 12:39
[Ghanaian Times] Disruption to work, heavy vehicular traffic, large swamps of running water on roads, breakdown of vehicles and roads being destroyed characterised yesterday's downpour in Accra resulting in floods in many parts of the capital and adjoining areas.

Gambia: 2022 Rainy Season Forecasts 'Above Normal' Rainfall

Thu, 2022-05-26 12:31
[Foroyaa] The Gambia's Department of Water Resources (DWR) last Friday held a day-long workshop to inform stakeholders, Government officials and the press, of this year's seasonal rainfall forecast which is expected to be above normal and which can begin between 12th and 18th of June 2022. According to the DWR, the season is expected to end around 18th - thirty October.

Rwanda: How Peat Power Projects Were Derailed By Climate Change, Covid-19

Thu, 2022-05-26 11:50
[New Times] The delayed full operation of the $400 million Gisagara peat power plant has been triggered by climate change, Ernest Nsabimana, the Minister of infrastructure has disclosed while responding to The New Times.

Ghana: President Akufo-Addo Appointed Chairperson of the Climate Vulnerable Forum

Thu, 2022-05-26 10:39
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, 25th May 2022, has been selected to chair the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), an international partnership of countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet.