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Kenya: Govt Disburses Sh 1.1 Billion to Vulnerable Families in 4 Drought-Hit Counties

Wed, 2022-06-29 12:57
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Government has disbursed Sh1.1bn to vulnerable families in Marsabit, Wajir, Mandera, and Turkana counties to cushion them against the ravaging drought.

Africa: Health-Climate Alliance Launched to Help Countries Turn Commitments Into Action

Wed, 2022-06-29 10:57
[WHO] The World Health Organization and the United Kingdom government have launched a new health and climate change platform to support countries' efforts to implement commitments they made at last year's UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to achieve resilient and low carbon, sustainable health systems.

Kenya: As We Talk Climate Change Solutions, Politicians Should Start Doing Their Jobs #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2022-06-29 10:54
[allAfrica] Harare -- If I were to take a wild guess, I bet that when I talk about who is affected by climate change, your first thought wouldn't be you, your friends or family.

Liberia: Put Women's Rights 'Front and Centre' of Climate Policies - Bachelet

Wed, 2022-06-29 10:41
[New Dawn] Although climate change threatens everyone, women and girls often suffer its harshest and most violent consequences, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.

South Africa: Want to Give Organic Waste and Food Scraps a New Life? Try Earthworms #AfricaClimateHope

Wed, 2022-06-29 09:34
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- There is no honour in waste!

South Africa: President Ramaphosa Discusses Climate, Energy and Health At G7 Leaders' Summit

Tue, 2022-06-28 15:34
[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded a successful visit to the Federal Republic of Germany, where he attended the G7 Leaders' Summit, at the invitation of the German Chancellor H.E Mr Olaf Scholz.

Nigeria: Senate Backs Climate Change in Nigeria

Tue, 2022-06-28 14:17
[Vanguard] The Senate has begun the process that would help in mitigating against what it described as Climate Change in Nigeria .

Somalia: FAO Appeals for U.S.$172 Million to Help Avert Famine and Humanitarian Catastrophe

Tue, 2022-06-28 12:58
[Shabelle] Rome - With the increasing risk of famine in the Horn of Africa due to severe and prolonged drought conditions, urgent life-saving and livelihood assistance is needed to avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today.

Tanzania: Media Training On Climate Change Begins in Kigali Today

Tue, 2022-06-28 12:38
[Daily News] JOURNALISTS from East African Member states begin two-day media training in Kigali, Rwanda on adaptation to climate change in Lake Victoria Basin.

Africa: The World Is Burning. We Need a Renewables Revolution

Tue, 2022-06-28 08:13
[Africa Renewal] The only true path to energy security, stable power prices, prosperity and a livable planet lies in abandoning polluting fossil fuels and accelerating the renewables-based energy transition

Kenya: President Kenyatta to Chair United Nations Ocean Conference in Portugal #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-27 17:14
[Capital FM] Lisbon, Portugal -- President Uhuru Kenyatta will tomorrow, Monday, 27th June, co-chair the second United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon with his Portugal counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and UN Secretary General António Guterres.

Tanzania: Tz Earns Kudos for Championing Climate Change Fight

Mon, 2022-06-27 12:29
[Daily News] THE United Kingdom (UK) has hailed Tanzania's initiative of championing the global agenda of fighting climate change and its effect in the country.

Somalia: UN Urges Scale-Up in Resources to Avert Famine in Somalia

Mon, 2022-06-27 11:08
[Shabelle] The United Nations humanitarian agency has called for a massive scale-up in resources to prevent famine in Somalia.

East Africa: Is Eastern Africa's Drought the Worst in Recent History? And Are Worse Yet to Come?

Mon, 2022-06-27 10:31
[The Conversation Africa] Large areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are currently in the grip of a severe drought. An estimated 16.7 million people face acute food insecurity. That's more than the combined populations of Austria and Switzerland.

Nigeria: Flood Wrecks Havoc in Anambra Market

Mon, 2022-06-27 08:00
[Vanguard] FLOOD resulting from heavy rain has washed away no fewer than 30 shops at the Relief Market in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra State and uprooted several electric poles supplying public power in the area.

Nigeria: Flood Washes Away Shops in Anambra Market

Sun, 2022-06-26 10:31
[Daily Trust] Some traders at the Relief Market in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State are counting their losses as a flood, occasioned by heavy rainfall, washed away shops, electric poles and cables in the market.

Somalia: UN Body Seeks U.S.$993 Million to Prevent Famine, Tackle Drought in Somalia

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:22
[Shabelle] Mogadishu -- MOGADISHU -- The United Nations humanitarian agency said Friday it's seeking 993.3 million U.S. dollars to provide life-saving and life-sustaining assistance to prevent famine and respond to the drought in Somalia by December.

Somalia: UN Body Seeks U.S.$993 Million to Prevent Famine, Tackle Drought

Sat, 2022-06-25 10:43
[Shabelle] The United Nations humanitarian agency said Friday it's seeking 993.3 million U.S. dollars to provide life-saving and life-sustaining assistance to prevent famine and respond to the drought in Somalia by December.

Africa: A Frightening View - Inside the Eye of the 'Hurricane of Hunger' #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2022-06-24 14:50
[IPS] New Orleans -- When I first met Dr. Roland Bunch, I have to be honest--he scared me. As one of the most well-respected leaders on agronomy and resilient land management, he offers extremely prescient predictions on how famines take root when soils fail--and also has an admirably clear-eyed view of what we need to do better.

Africa: Indigenous Peoples Warn of Global Delay On Forest Protection Push #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2022-06-24 14:34
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] From the Amazon rainforest to Indonesia, indigenous groups see little progress on protecting forests since COP26 climate summit