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Nigeria: Flood - 31 States At High Risk, Federal Govt Raises Alarm

Thu, 2024-04-18 18:14
[Leadership] The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation and the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), has launched the 2024 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), alerting that 31 States of the Federation were at high risk of flood this year.

Africa: Online Dangers to Freedom of Expression and Climate Communication - Unesco World Press Freedom Day Event

Thu, 2024-04-18 17:42
[Global Witness] Together with Access Now and IPANDETEC, we're hosting a side event at the UNESCO 2024 World Press Freedom Day Conference on the online dangers to freedom of expression in Latin America and the fundamental links to environmental and climate communication globally.

Kenya: Govt Lists 17 Counties At Risk of Flooding, Evacuation Orders Likely

Thu, 2024-04-18 12:10
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has said the government is likely to order evacuations in seventeen counties at high risk of flooding in an early-warning alert issued Wednesday.

Kenya: African Climate Summit Propels Ruto to Time's Top 100 Influential People

Thu, 2024-04-18 07:39
[Business Day Africa] Kenyan President William Ruto has earned recognition as one of Time magazine's top 100 influential people, a testament to the country's achievement in hosting a successful Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi last year.

Africa: How to End Hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa - Fight Inequality, Gender Imbalances and Climate Change

Thu, 2024-04-18 07:39
[The Conversation Africa] A greater part of Africa's population can't afford a healthy diet than any other regional population. Food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa is caused by climate change, high levels of poverty, rapid population growth, low economic growth, inadequate infrastructure and conflicts. Women are the backbone of agricultural labour in the region. The problems of limited access to land, water and technology faced by these women also worsen food insecurity.

South Africa: Climate Change Is Causing Marine 'Coldwaves' Too, Killing Wildlife

Thu, 2024-04-18 07:39
[The Conversation Africa] The effects of ocean warming are profound and well-documented. But sometimes changes in the patterns of winds and ocean currents cause seawater to suddenly cool, instead.

Uganda: Strong Wind Leaves Kabale School Naked

Wed, 2024-04-17 18:00
[Nile Post] KABALE | Nyabushabi Primary School in Kabale District is seeking urgent assistance after a strong wind blew off the roofing of a classroom block, leaving up to four classes looking to the skies.

Seychelles: Climate Change - Seychelles' IDC Trying Mitigate Erosion On Outer Islands

Wed, 2024-04-17 13:38
[Seychelles News Agency] Climate mitigation will play a big role in the strategic plan of the Islands Development Company (IDC) and it is crucial to put adequate measures in place sooner rather than later if Seychelles wants to preserve its islands, said a top official in a press conference.

Africa: Tourism 'Intrinsically Susceptible' to Climate Shocks, Political Unrest, Pandemic Threat

Wed, 2024-04-17 11:17
[UN News] The President of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday highlighted the urgent need to boost sustainable and resilient tourism practices to protect the environment while continuing to benefit local economies.

South Africa: Sasol Makes the World Co2 Emissions Blacklist

Wed, 2024-04-17 10:12
[GroundUp] The company is among 57 companies in the world responsible for 80% of carbon dioxide emissions

Africa: Greenpeace Africa Welcomes the Condemnation of the Swiss Government for Climate Inaction and Sees It As a Ray of Hope for African Communities

Wed, 2024-04-17 07:58
[Greenpeace] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Switzerland for violating the European Convention on Human Rights. The verdict is a major victory for a women's association that had brought a complaint against the country for its inaction on climate change.

Tunisia: Climate Change - Adaptation Options for Tunisia, 5th Most Vulnerable Country Worldwide to Growing Risk of Drought

Tue, 2024-04-16 15:52
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, April 16 -- Tunisia, which has suffered six years of drought over the past decade, is considered to be the 5th most vulnerable country in the world to the growing risk of droughts and water shortages, according to the latest report published in March 2024 by the Tunisian Institute of Competitiveness and Quantitative Studies (ITCEQ).

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF to Take Charge of Food Aid Distribution As Zimbabwe Grapples With El Nino-Induced Drought

Tue, 2024-04-16 10:49
[New Zimbabwe] Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity Christopher Mutsvangwa has said the ruling party will superintend the distribution of food aid in Zimbabwe.

Africa: How 'Traumatic Decarbonization' Can Impact Political Stability and Peace

Tue, 2024-04-16 10:42
[USIP] In fragile oil-producing states, the sudden loss of hydrocarbon revenues can undermine peace and governance.

Tanzania: More Humanitarian Support Pours in for Rufiji Flood Victims

Mon, 2024-04-15 14:56
[Daily News] THE Oryx Gas Tanzania Ltd (OGTL) in collaboration with the Asas Limited have responded to flood disaster which has affected hundreds of residents of Rufiji District, Coast Region.

Tanzania: Devastating Floods, Landslides Kill Dozens

Mon, 2024-04-15 14:55
[Daily News] THE persistent heavy rain in the country has led to widespread havocs, with more than 30 houses and a school demolished, cornfields destroyed, and livestock missing in Mbeya.

Nigeria: How Climate Change Affects Wheat Production in Jigawa, Yobe

Mon, 2024-04-15 14:20
[Daily Trust] Research has demonstrated that majority of food crops are producing less due to climate change, which is caused by rise in temperature and altered rainfall patterns.

Madagascar: Fishers in Madagascar Adapt to Deadly Seas Due to Climate Change

Mon, 2024-04-15 07:48
[UN News] Fishing communities in the south of Madagascar are facing sometimes deadly sea conditions due to climate change, but with the help of the UN's International Labour Organization (ILO) are finding ways to adapt to the new circumstances they face.

Zimbabwe: El Niño Drought Leaves Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba Only 13 Percent Full - a Disaster for People and Wildlife

Mon, 2024-04-15 07:48
[The Conversation Africa] Water levels at Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe have dropped dramatically because of the latest El Niño drought. The country's president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has declared a national disaster. Historian and social scientist Joshua Matanzima grew up at Lake Kariba and has spent the past 10 years researching socioeconomic life there. He discusses the impact of the latest drought on the people of the area.

Southern Africa: Extreme Drought in Southern Africa Triggers Hunger Crisis for Millions

Sat, 2024-04-13 14:04
[RFI] Southern Africa is on the brink of a hunger crisis after an historic drought decimated crops during the peak October to March farming season - one year after the region was pummelled by tropical storms.