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Rwanda: Rwandan Experts Speak Out on Climate Change Compensation

5 hours 56 min ago
[New Times] Developed countries that are big emitters of greenhouse emissions causing climate change should set up clear mechanisms to compensate developing and least-developed countries that are vulnerable to effects despite little contribution to global warming, activists and experts have reiterated.

Sudan: Sudan's Nile Valley Reels As Flood Levels Peak

8 hours 7 min ago
[Radio Dabanga] El Gezira / El Gedaref / Sennar -- High water levels and floods have wreaked havoc in El Gezira, El Gedaref, and Sennar states, as heavy rains continue to swell rivers, however Sudan's flood committee predicts that Nile levels will stabilise during the next three days.

South Africa: R71.8 Million to Address Water Challenges in Drought-Stricken Graaff-Reinet

9 hours 44 min ago
[SAnews.gov.za] As the Department of Water and Sanitation continues with its mission to bring relief to drought-stricken areas in the Eastern Cape, an amount of R71.8 million has been allocated to address water challenges in Graaff-Reinet.

Namibia: Subsistence Farmers Increasingly Vulnerable to Climate Change

Mon, 2021-08-02 17:02
[Namibian] THE country's commercial and communal food production systems are increasingly threatened by climate change, a government analysis has revealed.

Madagascar: Madagascar's Drought Could Become Routine, Worse, Warn Climate Experts

Mon, 2021-08-02 16:02
[East African] The ongoing drought in southern parts of Madagascar could become more frequent, given the changing climate that has affected Africa's largest island nation.

East Africa: 42 Riders On EAC Space Race

Mon, 2021-08-02 14:31
[Daily News] 42 riders from five countries of East Africa have started a 6,000km journey in their capital cities. The cyclists from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi are engaged in a race that aims to promote love and unity among East African countries.

Liberia: Medical Facility in Doe Community Craves Assistance Amidst Flooding

Mon, 2021-08-02 12:50
[LINA] Monrovia -- The Officer-In-Charge at the Tarnue Kerkula Gibson Medical and Laboratory Clinic in Doe Community, Bushrod Island, Madam Ruth L. Johnson, is calling on Liberians, philanthropists as well as national leaders to provide assistance to the institution so as to avoid being evicted by flood.

Nigeria: Dealing With the Lagos Floods

Mon, 2021-08-02 12:20
[This Day] The authorities should audit environmental plans to mitigate flooding disasters

Africa: 5 Ways Climate-Driven Ocean Change Can Threaten Human Health

Mon, 2021-08-02 11:32
[The Conversation Africa] Humans have a deep and complex relationship with the sea. It provides food and essential nutrients, medicine and renewable energy. People swim, surf and scuba dive in this "blue gym." It's even an important part of therapeutic recreation, like surf therapy for war veterans and children with autism.

Nigeria: What We're Doing to Stop Perennial Floods in Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi - Official

Mon, 2021-08-02 09:30
[Premium Times] Ma'amun Da'u-Aliyu, the Managing Director of Hadejia/Jama'are River Basin Development Authority (H.JRBDA), explains how the agency is addressing perennial flooding that has has caused many deaths in the states.

Somalia: Somalia Raises Alarm Over Food Shortage

Mon, 2021-08-02 08:24
[Nation] Somalia is raising the alarm over a food shortage that has hit the country this season, affecting at least six million people.

Kenya: Tana Residents Risk Lives in Wells as Drought Bites

Mon, 2021-08-02 08:24
[Nation] Adverse water scarcity has pushed residents in Bura and areas of Galole constituencies, in Tana River County, to dangerous limits in the quest to find water.

Nigeria: Nigeria, 22 Others Tagged 'Hunger Hotspots' - Report

Mon, 2021-08-02 07:31
[Premium Times] The report said conflict and economic shocks related to COVID-19 will drive acute food insecurity

Africa: in Fast-Warming World, Tokyo Is Barometer for Future Olympics

Sun, 2021-08-01 10:55
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Japan's heat and humidity show how future Olympic Games will need to grapple with extremes as climate change bites

Africa: Fresh Wave of Climate Protests to Target Gas Ahead of Cop26 Summit

Sun, 2021-08-01 10:40
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Fridays For Future and Extinction Rebellion climate protests are set to resume in coming weeks ahead of November's COP26 summit

Nigeria: Flood Cuts Off Bauchi-Kano Highway, Kills 3

Sat, 2021-07-31 12:24
[Daily Trust] Three people reportedly drowned while the road linking Bauchi to Kano was cut off after a heavy downpour that flooded the Kwanar Mulka bridge in Ningi Local Government of Bauchi State.

Africa: Is It Time to Create a UN Political Body for Climate Change?

Sat, 2021-07-31 10:48
[IPS] As a wisecracking cynic once remarked: "The sun would never set on the British empire because God wouldn't trust an Englishman in the dark". Perhaps it was an uncharitable remark because most of the British colonies have long gone.

Namibia: Subsistence Farmers Increasingly Vulnerable to Climate Change

Fri, 2021-07-30 15:03
[Namibian] THE country's commercial and communal food production systems are increasingly threatened by climate change, a government analysis has revealed.

Sudan: Heavy Rainfall Affects White Nile Camp for South Sudanese Refugees

Fri, 2021-07-30 14:40
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- On Sunday, the El Ganaa refugee camp in El Jabalein locality near the border between South Sudan and Sudan's White Nile state was hit by torrential rains. In El Gurashi in neighbouring El Gezira, about 700 families are surrounded by floodwaters.

Ethiopia: Explaining the Rare Weather That Stopped Flights to Bole Airport

Fri, 2021-07-30 13:30
[Ethiopian Herald] On late Sunday, due to bad weather at and around Bole International Airport, mainly due to cloud, aircrafts were forced to divert flights to nearby airports for short period of time. For safety reasons, flights to Addis were temporarily diverted to alternative airports and the landing back to the original destination after the weather improves, Ethiopian Airlines announced on 26 July.

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