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Uganda: Mbale Floods Death Toll Rises to 24 As 10 Bodies Are Recovered From Sunk Car

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2022-08-02 10:34
[Nile Post] The death toll from the floods in Mbale city has risen to 24.

Tanzania: Poaching Blamed On Heavy Rains in Babati

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2022-08-02 10:11
[Daily News] FARMERS in Babati District are reportedly turning their attention to fishing following heavy rains that hit the area.

Africa: Climate Change Is Intensifying the Water Cycle, Bringing More Powerful Storms and Flooding - Here's What the Science Shows

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2022-08-02 08:20
[The Conversation Africa] Powerful storm systems triggered flash flooding across the U.S. in late July, killing at least 28 people in eastern Kentucky as floodwater engulfed homes and set off mudslides. Record rainfall also inundated St. Louis neighborhoods, and another deluge in Nevada flooded the Las Vegas strip.

Africa: We Need a Clearer Roadmap to a Resilient Food System #AfricaClimateCrisis

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2022-08-01 19:54
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As climate change hits farmers and those who depend on them, creating a smarter food system is now critical

Malawi: Climate Change Is Putting Women & Girls At Greater Risk of Sexual Violence #AfricaClimateCrisis

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2022-08-01 19:37
[IPS] London -- It is often those least responsible for causing climate change that suffer the most from the impacts. And such is the case with women and girls in Malawi - one of the world's poorest and lowest carbon-emitting countries but ranked fifth in the Global Climate Index 2021 list of nations worst affected by climate-related extreme weather.

East Africa: Drought, Flooding Displacing Millions in East Africa, UN Says

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2022-08-01 13:15
[Nile Post] According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM, UN Migration), drought and flooding in East Africa are displacing millions of people.

Uganda: 10 Dead, Scores Missing As Floods Hit Eastern Uganda

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2022-08-01 10:29
[Nile Post] At least 10 people have been confirmed dead and several others are still missing after floods wreaked havoc in eastern Uganda.

Africa: Climate Change, Poverty Still a Threat to Women's Development - Officials

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2022-08-01 09:47
[New Times] Climate change, poverty and stereotypes are among issues identified as main challenges that are still hindering women's development in Africa.

Africa: Women Entrepreneurs in Africa Face More Climate Risks Than Their Male Peers

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2022-08-01 07:30
[The Conversation Africa] The world's climate is changing. All of us will ultimately be affected by climatic shifts - but some will be hit harder than others.

Uganda: Museveni, South Sudan's Kiir Meet

Climate change in Africa News - Sun, 2022-07-31 09:15
[Nile Post] President Yoweri Museveni has met and held talks with his counterpart from the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayadit.

Somalia: President Urging Public to Help Millions Hit by Drought

Climate change in Africa News - Sun, 2022-07-31 09:13
[VOA] Mogadishu -- Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has called on the Somali public to join the government's effort to help millions of people in the country affected by the drought. The U.N. says 7.7 million Somalis have been affected by the drought.

Africa: Amid Global Crises, Africa Has Opportunities for Innovative Development Financing

Climate change in Africa News - Sat, 2022-07-30 11:51
[Africa Renewal] Ambassador Agnes Mary Chimbiri-Molande is the first female Malawi Permanent Representative to the United Nations headquarters in New York. She spoke to Africa Renewal's Franck Kuwonu about her priorities and what Africa can do to mitigate the effects of climate change, COVID-19 and the Ukraine conflict as well as build resilience against future shocks. Here are excerpts:

Africa: Could Turning Urine into Fertiliser Make Farming More Sustainable? #AfricaClimateHope

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2022-07-29 16:49
[allAfrica] Do you know that instead of flushing urine down our toilets to wastewater treatment facilities, it could be recycled and used as fertiliser?

Uganda: Women Should Be Empowered to Take the Lead in Responding to Climate Change - Judith Heard

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2022-07-29 10:29
[Nile Post] Women should be empowered to take the lead in responding to climate change- Judith Heard

Africa: Jobs and Climate Action Are Top Priorities of Young People in Africa

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2022-07-29 07:39
[Africa Renewal] Chido Cleopatra Mpemba, African Union Envoy on Youth

Congo-Kinshasa: Both UK & Congo Think They're Climate Leaders - COP26's Fallout Shows How Far Adrift They Are

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2022-07-29 07:31
[IPS] Kinshasa -- The writer is the International Project Leader for the Congo Basin Forest, Greenpeace Africa

South Africa: Can Asteroids and Geoengineering the Stratosphere Save the Planet?

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2022-07-28 16:34
[UCT] Shooting aerosols into the stratosphere to reduce solar radiation and to cool the earth's surface; mining a mineral-rich asteroid belt in space to sustain our technologies; living on the moon ... This is what the future could look like amid the effects of climate change and depleting resources. However, there are possible risks that can come from manipulating the stratosphere to deflect radiation, and tree-planting without planning.

Ghana: 'Govt, Devt Partners Reminded of Climate Change Effects'

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2022-07-28 15:41
[Ghanaian Times] President of the Scouts and Guide Fellowship-Ghana (SGF-Ghana), Mr Prosper Bani, has reiterated the need for the government and its development partners to remain mindful of the increasing effects of climate change and its effects on livelihoods.

Africa: Global Warming and Human Security in Africa!

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2022-07-28 12:00
[The Point] Global warming is contributing to more and extended heat waves, a tripling of droughts, a quadrupling of storms, and a tenfold increase in flooding since the 1970s in Africa, exacerbating security threats on the continent.

Congo-Kinshasa: Congo Peat Swamps Store Three Years of Global Carbon Emissions - Imminent Oil Drilling Could Release It

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2022-07-28 10:47
[The Conversation Africa] Democratic Republic of the Congo's government is preparing to auction off a series of licenses to drill for oil in the Congo basin. This threatens to damage around 11 million hectares of the world's second largest rainforest.

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