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Nigeria: Nigeria Rivers Under Threat By Climate Change, Pollution - Govt

Wed, 2023-09-27 07:57
[Vanguard] Abuja -- AS Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate 2023 World Rivers Day, the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation, Monday, raised concerns over the threat of climate change, indiscriminate pollution of water bodies and other factors.

Africa: Accelerating Geothermal Energy Development to Drive Energy Transition #AfricaClimateHope

Tue, 2023-09-26 15:50
[African Union] Stakeholders from across Africa and beyond gathered at the "Towards Energy Transition in Africa through Geothermal Energy Development" a side event of Africa Climate Summit 2023 took place on the 5th September 2023, discuss accelerating geothermal energy development on the continent. The Summit highlighted geothermal energy's crucial role in supporting Africa's energy transition goals through a stable, renewable and indigenous energy source.

Africa: Dr. Abou-Zeid - Africa Must Lead the Charge in Driving Climate Action Worldwide #AfricaClimateHope

Tue, 2023-09-26 15:50
[African Union] The Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission delivered strong remarks highlighting Africa's leadership in global climate action at the High Level Dialogue on the 1. °C Energy Transition held ahead of COP28. Organised by the COP28 Presidency (United Arab Emirates) and the International Energy Commission (IEA), the dialogue was held on 6th September 2023, on the side line of the Africa Climate Summit. The event brought together senior government officials and energy

Uganda: El Nino Rains Claim Five People in One Week - Report

Tue, 2023-09-26 10:31
[Nile Post] As the El Nino season begins, reports indicate that heavy rains have claimed the lives of five people across the country, prompting authorities to urge the public to exercise extra caution.

Rwanda: Inside Rwanda's 'Carbon Market Scheme'

Tue, 2023-09-26 09:20
[New Times] Rwanda is set to unveil its carbon market scheme at the 28th UN Climate Summit, known as COP28, scheduled to take place from November 30 to December 12, at Expo City Dubai, The NewTimes has learnt.

Ghana: Tackle Root Causes of Flooding!

Mon, 2023-09-25 16:37
[Ghanaian Times] It is sad to learn that three persons got drowned in floods following last Friday's heavy rains in Accra and its environs.

Namibia: Desperate Farmers Let Livestock Graze On Dumpsites

Mon, 2023-09-25 16:27
[New Era] Ongwediva -- Desperate farmers who are unable to afford feed, particularly those who live on the outskirts of towns in northern Namibia, are now depending on dumpsites.

Africa: Beyond Words - the Urgent Call for the U.S. to Address Global Inequality Through Climate Action

Mon, 2023-09-25 13:18
[IPS] New York -- With its global representation, one would expect the UN General Assembly to touch on many diverse issues. And it does. But talks have repeatedly come back to one unifying call: if we want to save ourselves, our planet, and our future, we must act now.

Nigeria: Despite Warning, States Caught Unprepared for Floods

Mon, 2023-09-25 08:15
[Leadership] Again, despite previous experience and warnings from the relevant authorities, several states and local governments across the country have been caught unprepared for the yearly devastating rains and floods.

Africa: Study - Farmers Face Climate Change Threat to Their Farms, Incomes

Sat, 2023-09-23 11:50
[VOA] Nairobi -- About 76% of farmers are worried about the future impact of climate change, while 71% say it already has had an impact on their farms and incomes, a recent survey by life science company Bayer Group found.

Kenya: Blinken Lauds Kenya's Peace, Climate Change Initiatives

Fri, 2023-09-22 11:45
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has lauded Kenya's contribution to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa and across the world.

South Africa: Activists Say 'No More Soft Approach' to Climate Change, Need More From Standard Bank

Fri, 2023-09-22 08:57
[Daily Maverick] Climate protesters held a three-day campout at the Standard Bank Headquarters in Rosebank, Johannesburg, which ended in activists being removed by the police.

Seychelles: The Ocean Offers Rich Solutions for Climate Change

Fri, 2023-09-22 07:44
[IPS] Victoria, Seychelles -- For the people of Seychelles, the ocean is more than just a source of livelihood. It is also a way of life. About 80% of our homes and infrastructure are located along the coast and those homes and infrastructures are impacted by the ocean in various ways.

Africa: Invasive Alien Species Are a Serious Threat to the Planet - 4 Key Messages for Africa

Fri, 2023-09-22 07:35
[The Conversation Africa] Climate change has negatively - and irreversibly, in some cases - affected ecosystems around the globe. Sadly, though, it is not the only phenomenon that's altering our natural world.

Rwanda: Kigali Sounds Warning about Deadly Rains in High-Risk Zone

Thu, 2023-09-21 18:01
[New Times] A mother and two children died on Wednesday night, September 20, when heavy rain destroyed their home in a high-risk zone of the City of Kigali.

Uganda: Ugandans Warned Heavy El-Nino Rains Could Cost Lives, Economy

Thu, 2023-09-21 17:58
[Nile Post] The government has issued a warning about the possibility of social and economic disruptions, as well as a loss of livelihoods, in various parts of the country due to El Nino.

South Africa: Developed Economies Urged to Accelerate Climate Action

Thu, 2023-09-21 16:51
[] President Cyril Ramaphosa says developed economy countries, in particular, must act with urgency to accelerate the reduction of emissions, fulfil their obligations and honour past promises.

Angola: President João Lourenço Defends Climate Change Fight

Thu, 2023-09-21 15:26
[ANGOP] New York -- The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, defended this Wednesday in New York, United States of America (USA), the preservation of the Environment through the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Changes and the issue of biodiversity.

Angola: Govt Proposes Climate Damage Fund at UNGA

Thu, 2023-09-21 15:23
[ANGOP] New York -- Angola defended this Wednesday, at the headquarters of the United Nations, in the United States of America, the urgent establishment of a Fund for Losses and Damages, as an operational entity of the Financial Mechanism of the Climate Convention.

Somalia: Humanitarian Situation Could Worsen After EU Suspends Food Aid to Somalia

Thu, 2023-09-21 15:10
[allAfrica] Harare -- The executive of the European Union announced on September 19 that humanitarian aid payments to Somalia had been "temporarily suspended" following a UN investigation that revealed rampant theft and abuse of money intended to prevent starvation, Reuters reports.