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Kenya: Heavy Downpour in Garissa Render Many Roads Impassable

Tue, 2023-03-28 11:32
[Capital FM] Garissa -- The ongoing rainfall has affected parts of Garissa County especially Modogashe and parts of Fafi and Ijara constituencies.

Ethiopia: Heavy Flood Kills Seven in Drought Ravaged Dawa Zone, Somali Region, Displaces IDPs Reeling From Drought

Tue, 2023-03-28 11:29
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Another disaster has claimed the lives of seven people after a long-awaited rain in the drought hit districts of Dawa zone, Somali region caused a devastating flood. A heavy rain between March 20 to 23 in all the four districts of the zone turned into heavy flooding that affected more than 4500 households and forced half of them to be displaced from their settlements, a local official told Addis Standard.

Malawi: Abida Mia Begs UN, Us for More Help to Rebuild Malawi After Cyclone Freddy

Tue, 2023-03-28 09:45
[Nyasa Times] Water and Sanitation minister Abida Mia has pleaded with the UN and the US government for more help as the country is trying to recover after being hit hard by the ravaging Cyclone Freddy which has left hundreds of people dead and thousands more displaced due heavy rains and landslides.

Malawi: Heavy Rainfall and Thunderstorms Forecasted Over Malawi

Tue, 2023-03-28 08:47
[Nyasa Times] In its weekly weather statement, the Department of Climate Change & Meteorological Services indicates that from today (Monday March 27 to Sunday April 2), the public should expect windy, cool to warm and mostly cloudy conditions with locally heavy rains and thunderstorms -- mainly over lakeshore areas, north and part of central areas.

South Africa: UCT's Sustainability Response in an Era of Droughts, Rolling Blackouts

Mon, 2023-03-27 17:10
[UCT] As multiple crises converge on the environment and people, rapid responses have been the order of the day - and the University of Cape Town (UCT) has not been spared.

Mauritius: Cycle Network Project - Promotion of Cycling As an Ecological Mode of Transportation #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2023-03-27 16:49
[Government of Mauritius] A plan for the Cycle Network Project for the regions of Beau Bassin, Rose-Hill and Ebène, aimed at promoting cycling as an ecological mode of transportation across Mauritius, was presented, today, by the Traffic Management and Road Safety Unit, at the Municipal Council of Beau Bassin/Rose-Hill.

Mozambique: Bank Recommends Inclusion of Climate Risk in Land Use Planning

Mon, 2023-03-27 16:45
[AIM] Maputo -- The World Bank has recommended the inclusion of climate risk in land use planning, at a time when Mozambique needs 35 million dollars to build resilience in various sectors threatened by climate change by 2030.

Mozambique: Lack of Radars Worsens Mozambique's Vulnerability

Mon, 2023-03-27 16:45
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique currently has just one meteorological radar station, a situation which increases the country's vulnerability extreme weather events.

Uganda: Musician Killed, Four Injured as Heavy Rain Brings Down Radio Station

Mon, 2023-03-27 11:34
[Nile Post] At least one person has been confirmed dead following a Saturday heavy downpour that brought down a radio mast in Dokolo Town.

South Africa: Condolences for Eastern Cape Flood Victims

Mon, 2023-03-27 09:31
[] OR Tambo District Municipality Acting Executive Mayor, Thokozile Sokanyile, has sent her heartfelt condolences to the families of three people who lost their lives during torrential rains in the Eastern Cape.

Nigeria: Nigeria Ranks Second in Environmental Threats

Sat, 2023-03-25 19:44
[Leadership] UNICEF has revealed that Nigeria ranks second out of 163 countries globally with the highest risk of exposure to climate and environmental threats.

Africa: Working Towards Doing More Sustainable, Constructive Journalism Grounded in Africa

Sat, 2023-03-25 18:13
[allAfrica] Nairobi, Kenya -- In the face of unprecedented environmental, social, and economic challenges, a new understanding of the role of journalism in society is essential.

South Africa: Nearly a Year After the Floods, Ethekwini Villagers Are Still Hoping for Help

Fri, 2023-03-24 11:14
[GroundUp] Inanda families say they are being ignored

Malawi: Minister Gwengwe Assesses Impact of Cyclone Freddy On Malawi's Roads

Fri, 2023-03-24 10:07
[Nyasa Times] The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Sosten Gwengwe on Tuesday took a tour of the roads in Chikwawa, Thyolo and Mulanje to appreciate the extent of the damage Tropical Cyclone Freddy has made.

Africa: 'How Sustainable Journalism is Crucial for Creating a Better Future'

Thu, 2023-03-23 19:36
[allAfrica] Nairobi -- Today's world is confronted with an unprecedented array of environmental, social, and economic challenges, that affect not only our local communities but also the global community.

Ethiopia: 100,000 New Somali Refugees Arrived in Ethiopia in the Past Month, UN and Partners Are Calling for Urgent Funding

Thu, 2023-03-23 16:04
[WFP] As needs grow and refugees continue to arrive, UN agencies and partner organizations today appealed for $116 million to provide life-saving assistance to Somali refugees seeking safety in an extremely remote area of Ethiopia's Somali region. Since hostilities erupted last month in the city of Laascaanood, in the Sool region, Somalia, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced within Somalia and close to 100,000 are estimated to have crossed the border into Ethiopia to escape violence.

Malawi: Food Prices Skyrocket As Cost of Cyclone Freddy Becomes Evident in Malawi

Thu, 2023-03-23 16:02
[WFP] Blantyre -- Prices of staple foods are soaring in Malawi, ten days after Tropical Cyclone Freddy made its second passage over the southern African country, worsening levels of food insecurity as families struggle to meet their food needs. The price of maize, the country's staple food has soared to record levels and is now 300 percent higher on average than the same time last year in the cyclone-affected region. Several markets are either inaccessible or without sufficient food. In the southern Nsanje district, cut-off

Tanzania: Tanzania Wants Investors, Business Climate Favour Them

Thu, 2023-03-23 14:43
[Daily News] FOR the past decade, Tanzania focused on making remarkable economic reforms, reinforcing leadership ethics and investing in human development, which among others saw the country crossing the threshold into lower middle income status, well ahead of 2025 year that had been anticipated.

Tanzania: Govt Reiterates Commitment to Improve Business Climate

Thu, 2023-03-23 14:43
[Daily News] VICE President Dr Philip Mpango has reiterated the government's commitment to create friendly environment for business and investments, especially by making policy and institutional changes.

South Africa: Emergency Response Required for Climate Change Adaptation #AfricaClimateHope

Thu, 2023-03-23 10:55
[] Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has emphasised the importance of accelerating efforts to adapt to the reality of a rapidly changing climate, and to close the existing adaptation gap in this decade.