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East Africa: Flooding Poses Serious Threat in Nine Regional States As Climate Fluctuations Take Toll On East Africa

Mon, 2024-05-13 15:47
[Reporter] Aid agencies warn close to two million Ethiopians at risk

Africa: Cement Is a Big Carbon Emitter and Quality Is Costly - a Civil Engineer Explains

Mon, 2024-05-13 15:29
[The Conversation Africa] Every year the world uses 4 billion tonnes of cement to make the concrete that goes into buildings and other infrastructure. It leaves a huge carbon footprint, and comes with other costs too.

East Africa: Droughts, Floods to Cyclones in Africa

Mon, 2024-05-13 14:09
[Independent (Kampala)] Kenya and many other African nations are grappling with a harsh reality: extreme weather events are becoming the norm. Once predictable weather patterns have been disrupted, leading to a dangerous cycle of droughts, floods, and cyclones. These realities get highlighted as the countries grapple with both the aftermath and scare of Cyclone Hidaya immediately after deadly droughts and floods.

Kenya: Schools Re-Open Today After Two Postponements

Mon, 2024-05-13 13:11
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Learning in most public schools nationwide is set to resume for the second term Monday after two postponements occasioned by flooding.

East Africa: Kenya Floods Prompts Calls for Warning Systems

Mon, 2024-05-13 11:48
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Kenya's worst flooding in decades highlights the urgent need for more robust mitigation efforts, including flood risk maps and early warning systems, say climate scientists.

Kenya: Disregard Claims That Floods in Kenya's Capital Have Swept Crocodiles and Venomous Snakes Into the Streets

Fri, 2024-05-10 15:59
[Africa Check] Disregard claims that floods in Kenya's capital have swept crocodiles and venomous snakes into the streets

Nigeria: Despite Flooded Streets, FCTA Says It Is Prepared

Fri, 2024-05-10 15:16
[Daily Trust] The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Department (FEMD) says it is well prepared against flooding in the territory.

Nigeria: Flood - Federal Govt to Begin Clearing of Debris From Water Channels, Dams

Fri, 2024-05-10 15:16
[Leadership] Ahead of the impending flooding predicted in some states across the country in 2024, the federal government is set to commence the clearing of debris from water channels and dams.

Ghana: Gmet Forecasts Heavy Rains, Thunderstorm Till End of July

Fri, 2024-05-10 15:08
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMET) has forecast that Accra and other parts of the country will experience heavy rains, possibly from now till the end of July.

Uganda: Heavy Downpour Leaves Six Lwengo Villages Reeling

Fri, 2024-05-10 14:11
[Nile Post] Six villages in Lwengo district have been left reeling after heavy rains wreaked havoc on their gardens.

Kenya: Kenya Floods - As the Costs Add Up Pressure Mounts On a Country in Economic Crisis

Fri, 2024-05-10 11:00
[The Conversation Africa] There were early warnings that Kenya's long rain season - between March and May - was going to bring above-normal rainfall. The extreme intensity of the rain has resulted in devastating floods in many parts of the country. Forty of the country's 47 counties have been affected. More than 230 people have died and about 40,000 households, so far, have been displaced.

Tanzania: Govt Acts Swiftly to Quell Impact of Cyclone Hidaya

Fri, 2024-05-10 10:48
[Daily News] Dodoma -- PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has informed the National Assembly that the tropical cyclone Hidaya that hit the coastal areas of the country last weekend, has claimed the lives of five people, leaving seven others injured and 7, 027 households with 18,862 people affected.

Sudan: Drought or Drowned - Sudanese Continue the Risky Journey to Libya, Europe

Fri, 2024-05-10 10:30
[Ayin English] With residents of El Fasher and its surrounding areas under siege, those who have the means are fleeing the area to make the perilous journey to Libya and beyond.

Rwanda: Rwanda Faces $7 Billion Funding Gap to Implement Climate Action Plan

Fri, 2024-05-10 10:17
[New Times] The government has identified a funding gap of $7.1 billion (Rwf 9 trillion) in order to meet its climate action targets under the Paris Agreement by 2030. The country plans to invest a total of $11.04 billion (Rwf 14 trillion) to reduce carbon emissions by 4.6 million tonnes, The New Times has learnt.

Somalia: UAE Extends Support to Families Affected By Severe Weather Conditions in Somalia

Fri, 2024-05-10 10:16
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has demonstrated its commitment to humanitarian aid by stepping up its support for families devastated by the recent severe weather conditions in Somalia.

Kenya: KNUT Urges Case-Specific Reopening of Schools Citing Flood Risks

Fri, 2024-05-10 10:15
[Capital FM] Kisumu -- The Kenya National Union of Primary Teachers (KNUT) has called for a case-by-case approach to reopening primary and secondary schools for the second term citing flooding risks.

Africa: South Africa's Plan to Move Away From Coal - 8 Steps to Make It Succeed

Thu, 2024-05-09 16:57
[The Conversation Africa] The South African government's Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan was launched in November 2023. It is a roadmap guiding the country away from reliance on coal-fired power towards renewable energy alternatives by 2027. It aims to include all communities and workers who will be affected by the energy transition.

Somalia: Somalia Issues Warning of Impending Flood Disruptions Across Multiple Regions

Thu, 2024-05-09 13:28
[Radio Dalsan] Somalia's federal government issued a warning on Tuesday about potential disruptions expected within the next ten days across several regions.

Ethiopia: Ethiopia, German Reaffirms Commitment to Strengthen Climate Partnership

Thu, 2024-05-09 13:10
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- Ethiopia and German have reaffirmed their commitment to advancing climate partnership.

Uganda: Algae Chokes Lake, Leaves Kasensero Residents At Crossroads

Thu, 2024-05-09 12:54
[Nile Post] The tranquil waters of Lake Victoria have turned into a battleground for survival in Kasensero, a bustling fishing community nestled along its shores in Kyotera District.