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Africa: Under Pressure. Can COP25 Deliver?

Tue, 2019-12-03 07:44
[IPS] Rome -Mass public pressure backed by the weight of scientific reports is starting to bring governments to their senses as the annual UN climate summit kicks off in Madrid today.

Africa: Poor Nations Pay Price As Millions Flee 'Climate Chaos', Oxfam Says

Tue, 2019-12-03 07:34
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people a year from their homes over the last decade - a problem set to worsen unless leaders act swiftly to head off surging climate threats, anti-poverty charity Oxfam said on Monday.

Africa: Continent's Civil Society Calls for Action As COP25 Kicks Off in Madrid

Tue, 2019-12-03 07:29
[IPS] Madrid -During the 25th round of climate change negotiations starting today in Madrid, Spain, African civil society organisations will call on governments from both developing and developed nations to play their promised roles in combating climate change.

Africa: United Nations Opens Two-Week Climate Change Summit in Madrid

Mon, 2019-12-02 18:56
[Daily Maverick] MADRID, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The United Nations opened a two-week climate summit in Madrid on Monday, where world leaders face growing pressure to prove they can muster the political will to avert the most catastrophic impacts of global warming.

Zimbabwe: Ostrich Mentality Destroying Zim

Mon, 2019-12-02 16:13
[Zimbabwe Standard] United Nations special rapporteur on the right to food Hilal Elver's preliminary report following her 11-day fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe is a poignant reminder of everything that has gone wrong with this country.

Zimbabwe: Ipec Explores Weather Based Insurance

Mon, 2019-12-02 16:06
[Zimbabwe Standard] The Insurance and Pensions Commission (Ipec) says it is working with the World Bank to develop a framework for weather based index insurance aimed at capacitating Zimbabwe insurance industry and increasing financial inclusion.

Kenya: Explainer - Floods? Here's How to Keep Safe

Mon, 2019-12-02 15:10
[Nation] Floods continue to wreak havoc in some parts of the country as the November-December rains persist.

Africa: World's Govts Plan to Produce 120% More Fossil Fuels By 2030 Than Can Be Burned Under 1.5°C Warming

Mon, 2019-12-02 14:22
[UNEP] Nairobi -The world is on track to produce far more coal, oil and gas than would be consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C or 2°C, creating a "production gap" that makes climate goals much harder to reach, according to the first report to assess countries' plans and projections for fossil fuel production.

Zimbabwe: UN Fears for Children As Situation Worsens

Mon, 2019-12-02 13:31
[263Chat] The United Nations (UN) says the deplorable socio-economic conditions in Zimbabwe continue to pose a danger to children who have turned to social ills for survival.

Malawi: Mutharika to Address Global Climate Change Summit

Mon, 2019-12-02 12:52
[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika is scheduled to join dozens of heads of states and government, environmental organizations, entrepreneurs, scientists and over 25,000 representatives from 200 countries in the world who are in Madrid-Spain for the UN Climate Change Conference which opens Monday.

Namibia: 'Drought Exacerbates Cable Theft in the South'

Mon, 2019-12-02 12:46
[New Era] Lüderitz -The effects of the prevailing drought have seen a rise in cases of copper cable theft by people illegally crossing into Namibia along the Orange River from neighbouring South Africa, according to an environment official.

Malawi: Govt to Distribute Maize to Avert Hunger - VP Chimulirenji

Mon, 2019-12-02 12:39
[Nyasa Times] State Vice President, Everton Chimulirenji has said government has put in place strategies aimed at ensuring that no one dies of hunger in this country by providing relief food items and stocking Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) selling point with enough maize, saying 8 129 metric tonnes of maize has been set aside for distribution to household facing hunger.

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Remains Dry As Recent Rains Contribute 2% Dam Inflows

Mon, 2019-12-02 10:57
[New Zimbabwe] Rains received in Bulawayo two weeks ago have contributed only two percent inflows into city dams, latest council rainfall water statistics have revealed.

South Africa: Tornado in the Eastern Cape Leaves 8 Families Homeless

Sun, 2019-12-01 08:09
[News24Wire] A tornado ripped through the Raymond Mhlaba local municipality on Friday night, affecting 13 villages near Alice and Fort Beaufort, authorities have said.

Uganda: 4,000 Affected as Landslides Wreak Havoc

Sun, 2019-12-01 08:09
[Monitor] Bundibugyo -A total of 349 households have been displaced by landslides in Bundibugyo District, humanitarian officials have said.

Somalia: Over 500,000 People So Far Affected By Floods

Sat, 2019-11-30 12:48
[Dalsan Radio] Flooding in Somalia has affected 574,000 people, displacing 370,000 of them, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Friday.

Zimbabwe: Malnutrition Induced Child Deaths On the Rise - UN

Fri, 2019-11-29 17:36
[263Chat] United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur, Hilal Elver has raised alarm on the plight of women and children who are bearing the brunt of the Zimbabwean crisis.

East Africa: East Africa Struggles With Heavy Rains As Thousands Displaced

Fri, 2019-11-29 16:41
[Daily Maverick] Flash flooding has hit Djibouti, where the government and United Nations said the equivalent of two years' rain fell in a single day, with several countries in East Africa, including Kenya, struggling after heavy rainfall.

Zimbabwe: Country on Brink of Man-Made Starvation, UN Expert Says

Fri, 2019-11-29 10:51
[VOA] A U.N. official is warning that Zimbabwe is on the brink of starvation, with millions facing food insecurity.

Ethiopia: The 'Banana On Steroids' That Could Be Life Saver for Warming World

Fri, 2019-11-29 10:37
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The "wonder crop" is a staple for 20 million people in the Ethiopian Highlands who turn it into bread and porridge, construction materials, packaging, cattle feed and medicine

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