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Nigeria: Flood Rages in Lagos As Residents Get Fresh Danger Alert

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2022-07-11 12:51
[Vanguard] It was a black weekend in Lagos State following torrential rainfall that wreaked havoc on residents and property with attendant loss of lives across the metropolis.

Africa: Europe's Green Deal Plan is Africa's Green Finance Opportunity

Climate change in Africa News - Sun, 2022-07-10 16:10
[Atlantic Council] Can natural gas and nuclear power be green? "Sometimes, and for a limited period of time," said the European Parliament on July 6, as part of an ongoing negotiation over the EU taxonomy, a key component of the European Green Deal (EGD).

Ghana: Ahanta Community Cut Off As Bridge Collapses in Downpour

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2022-07-08 12:34
[Ghanaian Times] Takoradi -- Residents of Akwidaa in the Ahanta West Municipality of the Western Region have been cut off from their district capital Agona Nkwanta after last Tuesday's heavy rains washed away the only wooden bridge over River Ezinle.

Ghana: Accra Residents Fume Over Persistent Floods ... After Early Morning Downpour

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2022-07-08 12:27
[Ghanaian Times] Some residents of Accra yesterday called on government to immediately roll-out a plan to tackle the persistent flooding situation major parts of the city.

South Africa: National Treasury Allocates First Phase of Floods Funding

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2022-07-08 11:46
[SAnews.gov.za] The National Treasury has confirmed the allocation of R516 million in the first phase funding in response to the April flood disaster that caused significant damage to infrastructure in various provinces.

Africa: Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission Lead Talks With Visiting COP 27 Presidency Team

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2022-07-08 10:48
[African Union] The African Union Commission, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, hosted a team from the COP 27 Incoming Presidency, led by Ambassador Mohamed Nasr, Director of the Climate Change, Environment, and Sustainable Development Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and the COP 27 Presidency Lead Negotiator from 29th June until 2nd July 2022.

East Africa: How #AfricaClimateCrisis Will Affect Conflict in the Horn of Africa - What Researchers Found

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2022-07-08 07:33
[The Conversation Africa] The Horn of Africa, on the eastern coast of the continent, is currently being battered by an intense and sustained drought thanks to which around 20 million people are going hungry. And, given the ongoing armed conflict in the region - particularly in Somalia and Ethiopia - safely getting nutritious food to these hungry people has become even more challenging.

Seychelles: Roadmap Ready for Protecting Blue Carbon Ecosystems in Seychelles, Says James Michel Foundation #AfricaClimateCrisis

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2022-07-07 19:47
[Seychelles News Agency] A roadmap to blue carbon opportunities in Seychelles undertaken by the James Michel Foundation - created by the former president of the country - in collaboration with Australia's Deakin University has been completed, setting the way forward for the protection and restoration of sea-based ecosystems.

Zimbabwe: Delhi Court Won't Send African Elephant Gifted to India Back to Zimbabwe

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2022-07-07 17:35
[allAfrica] Harare -- African elephant named Shankar was taken from the African wilderness, gifted to India by the Zimbabwean government, then kept in the Delhi Zoo, India, for the past 24 years. The lone elephant is a victim of cruelty and viciousness at the hands of keepers at the zoo, according to the petition submitted by 16-year-old Nikita Dhawan, the founder of Youth For Animals (YFA). His current condition is nothing less than illegal confinement, according to the petition.

Liberia: Sea Erosion Poses Serious Threat to Liberia's Third Coastal Capital #AfricaClimateCrisis

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2022-07-07 16:07
[LINA] Greenville -- Investigation and observation have revealed that Sinoe's coastal capital, Greenville, is likely to draw down in size if nothing is done by central government to curb sea erosion affecting the city.

Africa: Industry, Environment Ministers Review Preparations for COP27 #AfricaClimateCrisis

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2022-07-07 16:05
[Egypt Online] Trade and Industry Minister Nevine Gamea held an extensive discussion session with Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad to review the latest developments of UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP 27), which will be hosted by Egypt in November in Sharm El Sheikh.

Africa: UN - 828 Million More People Faced Hunger in 2021

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2022-07-07 10:38
[VOA] New York -- The United Nations warned Wednesday that the world is failing in its efforts to eradicate hunger, as 828 million more people had too little to eat in 2021 -- 150 million more than before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2019.

South Africa: KZN Unveils Land Parcels for Flood Victims

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2022-07-07 08:44
[SAnews.gov.za] The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government has unveiled the land parcels that have been secured and linked to each mass care centre, as part of a programme to get the flood victims' lives back to normal and give them back their dignity.

Egypt: COP27 - Navigating a Difficult Road to Sharm El-Sheikh

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2022-07-07 07:32
[Chatham House] Against a backdrop of rising urgency, COP27 in Egypt will bring all aspects of climate action into the spotlight - but especially the role of the host country.

Ethiopia: Harsh Rainy Season Compounds Misery of Evicted Residents in Addis Abeba

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2022-07-06 20:56
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Around 80 households in Arada Sub City, Woreda 01 here in the capital Addis Abeba in the areas commonly known in Amharic as Eri Bekentu, are bracing for harsh rainy season after "the government has evicted us from our houses, which we have been living in for years without any warning or offering us alternative options," they told Addis Standard.

Uganda: Illegal River Sand Miners Boost Rising Flood Risk #AfricaClimateCrisis

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2022-07-06 19:07
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kanyangeya -- The illicit trade along the Nyamwamba River is exacerbating flooding as climate change brings more extreme weather

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa - Handover of the Just Transition Framework

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2022-07-06 16:24
[Govt of SA] Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the handover of the Just Transition Framework

East Africa: Child Marriage on the Rise in Horn of Africa as Drought Crisis Intensifies - UNICEF

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2022-07-06 14:10
[Unicef] Nairobi -- Girls as young as twelve are being forced into child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at "alarming rates" in the Horn of Africa, as the most severe drought in forty years pushes families to the edge -- warns UNICEF.

Africa: IGAD Bloc Seeks Support to Feed Millions Amid Severe Drought

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2022-07-06 14:08
[VOA] Members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, a regional bloc that includes Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda, met Tuesday in Nairobi to discuss humanitarian, political, and security issues in the region.

Nigeria: Climate Change - Foundation Plants 10,000 Trees in Adamawa

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2022-07-06 09:23
[Daily Trust] The Iliya Yams Kwache Foundation on Tuesday planted 10,000 trees in Adamawa, aimed at restoring the state's ecosystem.

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