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Africa: Africa's Drought Crisis - Zimbabwe Seeks Solutions, Madagascar Edges Toward Famine

2 hours 59 min ago
[DW] As droughts worsen across Africa, troubling times lie ahead for many countries. But while Madagascar struggles to tackle a hunger crisis, Zimbabwe hopes its new sustainable strategy means it has left the worst behind.

Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Communal Forests Good Governance Experiences

Fri, 2021-05-07 18:26
[Ethiopian Herald] Forest plays an important role in climate regulation and carbon sequestration. But efforts to restore it demands determination, resources as well expertise. According to, written by Natasha Vizcarra, montane grasslands and forests dominate the Bale mountain region in Oromia, Ethiopia. Like most of the rugged Ethiopian Highlands, Bale is home to endemic flora and fauna such as the African redwood, the giant lobelia, the Ethiopian wolf and Prince Ruspoli's Turaco, a species of green bir

Africa: 'Pyramid' Tackles Health and Climate Impacts of Food

Fri, 2021-05-07 16:09
[SciDev.Net] Researchers have created a new dietary tool that they say could be used to simultaneously cut the risk of disease and climate change impacts.

Africa: MSF Pledges to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half By 2030

Fri, 2021-05-07 15:52
[MSF] New York/Geneva -- Adapting our operations to tackle the climate emergency

Egypt: Zayed Takes Part in Int'l Dialogue On Climate Resilient Health Systems Initiative

Fri, 2021-05-07 13:18
[Egypt Online] Minister of Health Dr Hala Zayed on Thursday 06/05/2021 took part in the World Health Organization (WHO)'s international dialogue on The Climate Resilient Health Systems Initiative held via video conference in the presence of WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a number of health and environment ministers from various world countries.

Gambia: COP26 Presidents Urge Govts to Strengthen the Climate Ambition Alliance

Fri, 2021-05-07 12:03
[The Point] UN Climate Change News, 5 May 2021 - Ahead of this year's UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, the President of the conference, Mr. Alok Sharma, and the President of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid in 2019, Ms. Carolina Schmidt of Chile, are calling on all countries to either follow through on commitments made under the Climate Ambition Alliance, or to join the efforts of the Alliance.

Gambia: Climate Action Offers a Better Life At Lower Cost!

Fri, 2021-05-07 12:03
[The Point] For the second time since its 50th anniversary last year, Earth Day will be marked Thursday without the typical large public gatherings and demonstrations; no banners unfurled, no speeches to gathered crowds; even as hopes rise that the covid pandemic will wane as vaccinations rise.

Gambia: Community Radio Personnel Trained On Climate Change, Early Warning System

Fri, 2021-05-07 11:32
[The Point] UNESCO Dakar office in partnership with Panos Institute for West Africa (PIWA), Dakar is currently training the Network of Community Radios- The Gambia (NCRG) on Climate Change Early Warning System.

Africa: Climate Change - How Bad Could the Future Be If We Do Nothing?

Fri, 2021-05-07 11:28
[The Conversation Africa] The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat - people are now living with the consequences of centuries of greenhouse gas emissions. But there is still everything to fight for. How the world chooses to respond in the coming years will have massive repercussions for generations yet to be born.

Africa: Climate Finance Hopes for Poor Nations Shift to G7 Summit As Merkel Disappoints

Fri, 2021-05-07 08:21
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -- Rich governments are being urged to deliver on an unmet pledge of funding to help developing countries tackle climate change at June's G7 summit and raise it after 2025

Africa: A High-Tech Response Is Helping Countries Win Battle Against Desert Locusts

Thu, 2021-05-06 18:52
[FAO] FAO and its partners are creating cutting-edge technology to destroy the pests

Ethiopia: Upcoming Rainy Season Promising to Fill GERD

Thu, 2021-05-06 17:50
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia would take advantages over upcoming and promising rainy season to secure the 13.5 billion cubic meters for the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) , A Water Engineer said.

Egypt: Egypt Sees Very Hot Weather On Wednesday, Temperature to Slightly Drop

Thu, 2021-05-06 12:03
[Egypt Online] While Egypt has witnessed a very hot weather over the majority of the governorates, temperature is expected to slightly drop on Thursday 6/5/2021 and Friday 7/5/2021and again rise on Saturday 8/5/2021.

Tunisia: Flood Risk Management Solution E-Nundation to Be Deployed Soon in Tunisia

Thu, 2021-05-06 11:43
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Flood risk management solution E-NUNDATION, which offers a real-time predictive mapping of floods, will soon be deployed in Tunisia by Geosapiens, a Quebec-based company specialised in the analysis and management of flood risks.

Africa: Climate Change Risk Is Complex - Here Is a Way to Assess It

Thu, 2021-05-06 11:41
[The Conversation Africa] A key feature of climate change is that it doesn't pose one single risk. Rather, it presents multiple, interacting risks that can compound and cascade. Importantly, responses to climate change can also affect risk.

Africa: Developing Countries Need to Chart Their Own Course to Net Zero Emissions

Thu, 2021-05-06 11:28
[The Conversation Africa] Translating complex climate science into language people understand has always been difficult. At various times, the aim of different climate policies has been holding average global temperature rise to 2°C or 1.5°C, or ensuring emissions peak by a particular year. Net zero targets are the most recent attempt to simplify the climate crisis in order to make it manageable.

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Residents Jogged on Floods Risk

Wed, 2021-05-05 11:32
[Daily News] DAR ES SALAAM Regional Commissioner (RC), Abubakar Kunenge has reminded residents to take precautionary measures against impacts of floods and running waters as rains continue to hit several parts of the city.

Kenya: 300 Families Left Homeless After Floods Engulf Nyatike

Wed, 2021-05-05 09:09
[Nation] Over 300 families displaced by floods in Nyatike sub-county have appealed for help from the national government.

Africa: How Responsible Business Boosts the Agriculture Sector

Tue, 2021-05-04 18:22
[FAO] Shifting from risk to development - responsible business conduct is more important than ever for agriculture

Angola: Government Recommends Greater Promotion of Agriculture Research

Tue, 2021-05-04 18:00
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Executive has recommended greater commitment to agriculture research aimed at increasing the production in the country, mainly at this time of the climate change.