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Eritrea: Desertification and Drought Day

Thu, 2021-06-17 19:08
[Shabait] Message from Ministry of Agriculture

South Africa: MEC Ivan Meyer On Celebrating Desertification and Drought Day

Thu, 2021-06-17 18:42
[Govt of SA] Protecting and restoring our natural ecosystems will boost our economy

Egypt: Irrigation - Nile Revenues Committee in Session to Follow Up Rain Rates

Thu, 2021-06-17 17:22
[Egypt Online] Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Atti asserted the Permanent Committee for Regulating the River Nile Revenue is currently in session to follow up rates of rainfall over the headwater streams throughout the year.

Africa: Africa's Drylands Are Getting More Support. How to Make the Most of This

Thu, 2021-06-17 12:43
[The Conversation Africa] The United Nations (UN) recently launched the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. It is a response to evidence that our current abuse of nature has accelerated global warming and degraded natural resources to a degree that threatens the wellbeing of people.

Nigeria: Stemming Perennial Water Scarcity in Katsina

Thu, 2021-06-17 12:23
[This Day] Francis Sardauna chronicles the efforts of Governor Aminu Bello Masari in revitalising the hitherto abandoned 47-year-old Ajiwa water works in order to curb perennial water scarcity in Katsina State

Kenya: KenGen Joins UN-Backed Campaign Against Global Warming

Thu, 2021-06-17 11:37
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has joined the UN-backed global campaign to combat global warming, becoming the first public service agency in Kenya company to do so.

Nigeria: NCAA Warns Pilots Over Hazardous Weather

Thu, 2021-06-17 11:09
[This Day] The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned pilots over severe thunderstorms and other hazardous weather, which hamper flight operations as the rainy season sets in.

Africa: Reuters' Hot List of Climate Scientists Is Geographically Skewed - Why This Matters

Wed, 2021-06-16 17:14
[The Conversation Africa] The Reuters Hot List of "the world's top climate scientists" is causing a buzz in the climate change community. Reuters ranked these 1,000 scientists based on three criteria: the number of papers published on climate change topics; citations, relative to other papers in the same field; and references by the non-peer reviewed press (for example on social media). The list does not claim that they are the "best" scientists in the world. But the ranking enhances position and reputation, influencing the product

Africa: G7 Brightens Outlook for New Nature Pact but Pandemic Threatens Deadline

Wed, 2021-06-16 15:49
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Without further in-person talks, the October deadline for the global pact to protect nature is likely to be missed, officials said

Uganda: World Bank - Uganda Can Achieve Inclusive Growth By Investing in Climate-Smart Agriculture

Wed, 2021-06-16 14:47
[Independent (Kampala)] In Central Uganda, school children in Kisubi are learning about fish farming and integrated aquaculture, which help to reduce pressure on dwindling water resources and fisheries while increasing fish output and exports. Water from the fishponds is used to irrigate fruits and vegetables, an innovative and efficient use of resources.

Zimbabwe: Charcoal Production Risks Future of Native Forests

Wed, 2021-06-16 12:37
[IPS] Bulawayo, Zimbabwe -- Once a week a tonnage of fresh charcoal is dropped off at Sibangani Tshobe's rugged, pit-stop stall by a hired, battered old Bedford lorry. Small, makeshift trolleys - nicknamed Scania's - quickly cart off small loads and disappear into Old Pumula, the oldest suburb in the country's second-largest city of Bulawayo.

Egypt: Egypt, Britain Linked With Long Cooperation History in Field of Climate

Wed, 2021-06-16 10:59
[Egypt Online] Visiting British Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth Anne-Marie Trevelyan asserted that Egypt and Britain are linked with a long cooperation history in the field of climate work.

Mozambique: Government Tackles Vulnerability to Climate Change

Tue, 2021-06-15 15:44
[AIM] The Mozambican government is focused on optimising plans and strategies to reduce the country's vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change, declared the Minister of Land and Environment, Ivete Maibase.

South Africa: Mitchelle Mhaka - Arming the Youth With Knowledge Is Critical in Fostering a Good Climate for Change

Tue, 2021-06-15 11:49
[Daily Maverick] A young activist is spreading the word about the climate crisis and related issues among the youth.

Morocco: WB Approved U.S.$100 Mln to Help Morocco Tackle Natural Disasters

Mon, 2021-06-14 18:06
[MAP] Washington -- The World Bank (WB) approved on Friday, US$100 million in additional financing to help Morocco strengthen its ability to withstand the impact of natural disasters.

Zimbabwe: Red Cross Strengthens Community Emergency Preparedness

Mon, 2021-06-14 17:37
[Zimbabwe Standard] The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) is conducting training to fully capacitate stakeholders, volunteers and communities on disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and early actions.

Zimbabwe: Why Renewable Energy Won't End Energy Poverty in Zimbabwe

Mon, 2021-06-14 15:36
[Zimbabwe Standard] Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hope renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems. About 42% of Zimbabwe's households are connected to the electricity grid.

Zambia: Climate Smarts - 'How Growing Food for My Family Turned Into a Business'

Mon, 2021-06-14 15:08
[WFP] World Food Programme training is empowering farmers in Zambia to increase their yields of crops that can withstand shocks

Nigeria: How Women Farmers Are Responding to Climate Change in a Nigerian State

Mon, 2021-06-14 14:16
[Premium Times] Reduced rainfall and herders' invasion of farms, both directly or indirectly linked to climate change, are forcing women farmers to adopt changes in Nasarawa.

Tanzania: Business, Investment Climate Issues in New Budget

Mon, 2021-06-14 10:53
[Citizen] On June 10, 2021, Finance minister Mwigulu Nchemba unveiled the 2021/22 Union government budget. The budget is to the tunes of Sh36.4 trillion, with about 63 percent dedicated to recurrent expenditure and 37 percent to development expenditure.