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Africa: The Climate Crisis Calls for an Immediate Capping - Not Decapitating - of Capitalism

Tue, 2021-05-04 16:57
[Daily Maverick] The still-to-be-answered challenge in finding a way out of the impasse of the climate crisis is not what constitutes an 'entirely new economy' - the answers are plentiful - but rather how to achieve it. More particularly, this means how to persuade the majority of people to support the need for an entirely new economy. And how to do this in a way that most of the privileged few would remain privileged, but in a more measured way.

Liberia: Solomon Watkins Initiative - Win - Identifies With Storm Victims

Tue, 2021-05-04 12:23
[New Republic] A ravaging storm has made hundreds of residents homeless in communities across Montserrado County Electoral District 10, worsening victims' conditions in that part of the country amidst the hash economic situation confronting citizens.

Zimbabwe: Winter Wheat Planting Preparations Intensified

Tue, 2021-05-04 11:34
[The Herald] Agriculture Reporter

Africa: Fighting Climate Change on the Continent, Millions of Dollars At a Time

Tue, 2021-05-04 08:29
[VOA] Johannesberg, South Africa -- Biden administration officials say they are serious about global climate change, and that they are demonstrating their intent with an initiative that funds projects across the African continent.

East Africa: Africa Doesn't Need the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

Mon, 2021-05-03 12:41
[allAfrica] Africa does not need the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline.

Mauritius: Watching a Coral Reef Die

Mon, 2021-05-03 12:07
[The Conversation Africa] The Chagos Archipelago is one of the most remote, seemingly idyllic places on Earth. Coconut-covered sandy beaches with incredible bird life rim tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles from any continent. Just below the waves, coral reefs stretch for miles along an underwater mountain chain.

South Africa: Eastern Cape Drought - Nelson Mandela Bay's Dying Dams

Mon, 2021-05-03 11:32
[Daily Maverick] The two major dams for the Eastern Cape's biggest metro, Nelson Mandela Bay, are running dry and with no major rain forecast, the city is facing an unprecedented water crisis.

Tunisia: Adaptation to Climate Change - Call for Applications to Mobilise New Media Actors

Mon, 2021-05-03 10:59
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- A second call for applications for new members of the Media Actors Forum, part of the National Forum of Actors for Adaptation to Climate Change in Tunisia, has been launched.

Rwanda: Burera - Flash Floods Kill One, Damage 230 Hectares of Crops

Sat, 2021-05-01 17:28
[New Times] One person has died in Gahunga Sector of Burera District due to floods that were caused by heavy rain on Thursday, which also damaged infrastructure and people's properties, including over 230 hectares of crop plantations.

Malawi: Malawi's Miracle Island, Where Fish Remain Plentiful Despite Climate Crisis

Fri, 2021-04-30 17:03
[African Arguments] While catches have dwindled elsewhere due to the climate crisis and over-fishing, traditional stewardship has helped Mbenje island buck the trend.

Angola: 10,000 Flee to Namibia Due to Drought

Fri, 2021-04-30 15:40
[East African] More than 10,000 Angolans have taken refuge in Namibia due to the drought, an official said Wednesday.

Namibia: Politicians in Business Is Problematic

Fri, 2021-04-30 15:27
[Namibian] Statements by President Hage Geingob and deputy agriculture and land reform minister Anna Shiweda this past week indicate that politicians want to continue enjoying the best of both worlds with impunity.

Rwanda: Rains to Be Slightly Above Normal in Early May

Fri, 2021-04-30 11:30
[New Times] Rwanda Meteorology Agency has said that rains expected within the first ten days of May will be slightly above normal rainfall compared to the same period in the past years.

Africa: Biden's First 100 Days Give Climate Green Light - but Bumpier Ride to Come

Fri, 2021-04-30 10:17
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The U.S. president has moved fast to boost green jobs and reclaim international leadership on climate change - he now needs to put those promises into action

Madagascar: Southern Madagascar on Brink of Famine, Warns WFP

Thu, 2021-04-29 17:48
[WFP] Antananarivo -- The unrelenting drought in southern Madagascar is forcing hundreds of thousands of people to the brink of famine, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). With acute malnutrition rates continuing to rise, urgent action is required to address this unfolding humanitarian crisis.

South Africa: Stellenbosch University School for Climate Studies to Open in June

Thu, 2021-04-29 16:08
[SAnews.gov.za] Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Blade Nzimande, has welcomed the establishment of a new School of Climate Studies at Stellenbosch University, which will be officially launched in June later this year.

Djibouti: Flood Walls and Forests Help Djibouti Adapt to Climate Change

Thu, 2021-04-29 15:15
[UNEP] Near Omar Gona's house in Djibouti's Tadjourah city stands a wall three metres high and five metres thick. What might be an eyesore for some is a godsend for the city because the wall holds back the monsoon rains that have decimated people's lives here for decades.

Namibia: Locusts Stopped in Their Tracks

Thu, 2021-04-29 12:10
[New Era] Omuthiya -- The swarm of locusts observed in the northern areas over the past couple of weeks are said not to have caused major damage to crop fields and grazing land, according to officials and inhabitants.

East Africa: FAO Warns Danger Posed By Desert Locust Swarms Is Far From Over

Thu, 2021-04-29 12:06
[East African] The desert locust swarms are on the decline in the East African region largely due to large-scale control operations mounted by governments and supported by FAO over the past 14 months and poor rains.

Africa: Finance-Sector Efforts to Combat Climate Change Don't Yet Add Up

Thu, 2021-04-29 11:21
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] A new set of principles will soon make it possible to measure progress on climate commitments and raise ambition across the whole financial sector

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