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Tunisia: Flood Risk Management Solution E-Nundation to Be Deployed Soon in Tunisia

Thu, 2021-05-06 11:43
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Flood risk management solution E-NUNDATION, which offers a real-time predictive mapping of floods, will soon be deployed in Tunisia by Geosapiens, a Quebec-based company specialised in the analysis and management of flood risks.

Africa: Climate Change Risk Is Complex - Here Is a Way to Assess It

Thu, 2021-05-06 11:41
[The Conversation Africa] A key feature of climate change is that it doesn't pose one single risk. Rather, it presents multiple, interacting risks that can compound and cascade. Importantly, responses to climate change can also affect risk.

Africa: Developing Countries Need to Chart Their Own Course to Net Zero Emissions

Thu, 2021-05-06 11:28
[The Conversation Africa] Translating complex climate science into language people understand has always been difficult. At various times, the aim of different climate policies has been holding average global temperature rise to 2°C or 1.5°C, or ensuring emissions peak by a particular year. Net zero targets are the most recent attempt to simplify the climate crisis in order to make it manageable.

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Residents Jogged on Floods Risk

Wed, 2021-05-05 11:32
[Daily News] DAR ES SALAAM Regional Commissioner (RC), Abubakar Kunenge has reminded residents to take precautionary measures against impacts of floods and running waters as rains continue to hit several parts of the city.

Kenya: 300 Families Left Homeless After Floods Engulf Nyatike

Wed, 2021-05-05 09:09
[Nation] Over 300 families displaced by floods in Nyatike sub-county have appealed for help from the national government.

Africa: How Responsible Business Boosts the Agriculture Sector

Tue, 2021-05-04 18:22
[FAO] Shifting from risk to development - responsible business conduct is more important than ever for agriculture

Angola: Government Recommends Greater Promotion of Agriculture Research

Tue, 2021-05-04 18:00
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Executive has recommended greater commitment to agriculture research aimed at increasing the production in the country, mainly at this time of the climate change.

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.

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