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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
[] 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

Africa: To Effectively Combat Climate Change, Listen and Act On Ideas From the Youth

Thu, 2021-04-29 11:17
[IPS] Urbana, Illinois -- Recently, I participated in Kids Climate Summit 2021, a virtual event that gave younger students an opportunity to take a stance on climate change, express their concerns, and learn about global climate and the actions we all can take to mitigate climate change.

Botswana: Botswana Expects Above Normal Temperatures During Winter

Thu, 2021-04-29 09:26
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Largely normal with a tendency to below-normal temperatures are likely to occur over the extreme north of the country, whilst normal to above normal temperatures are expected over the rest of the country during the winter period of May to July 2021.

Kenya: Met Department Issues Flash Floods Alert in North Eastern Kenya

Thu, 2021-04-29 08:36
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya Metrological Department has called on people residing in the Northern Counties bordering Ethiopia to be on the lookout for potential flash-floods following heavy rains.

Namibia: Zambezi Floods Cause Extensive Damage to Roads

Wed, 2021-04-28 17:25
[Namibian] ABOUT N$20 million will be needed to repair roads that were damaged by heavy rains and annual floods in the rural areas of Zambezi region.

Burundi: Tanganyika Bursting At the Seams After Burundi Floods

Wed, 2021-04-28 12:07
[CAJ News] Bujumbura -- THOUSANDS of households in Burundi are stranded as the Lake Tanganyika water levels rise to heights never seen before in 57 years.

Kenya: Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks At the Virtual Kenya-U.S. Interagency Clean Energy Event

Wed, 2021-04-28 11:14
[State Department] MR MEASSICK: Secretary Blinken, the embassy is delighted to have this unique opportunity to engage with you on clean energy. Kenya is not only a leader in the region, but also poised to become a global leader for clean energy and climate action. Currently, 90 percent of Kenya's power is generated from renewable sources with 40 percent generated from geothermal, 45 percent from hydropower, and the remainder from wind and solar.

Kenya: What U.S. Secretary Blinken and President Kenyatta Discussed

Wed, 2021-04-28 10:57
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Tanzania: Govt Sets Aside Over 8bn/ - to Address Frequent Floods in Dar

Wed, 2021-04-28 10:51
[Daily News] THE government has expressed commitments to address the problem of floods in various parts of the Dar es Salaam Region, especially in Kawe Constituency.

Ghana: Fiag Charges W/A Countries to Conserve Forests

Tue, 2021-04-27 14:30
[Ghanaian Times] The Chairman of the Governing Council of the Forest Industries Association of Ghana (FIAG), Mr. Richard Nsenkyire, has reiterated the need for the West Africa sub-region to coordinate to conserve the forests in their various countries.

Africa: Healthy Forests Are Key to 'Building Back Better'

Tue, 2021-04-27 12:18
[FAO] Rome/New York -- FAO joins the global call to action for reversing deforestation at the UN Forum on Forests

Africa: UK Enshrines News Target in Law to Slash Emission

Tue, 2021-04-27 11:51
[The Point] The UK Government will set the world's most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78 percent by 2035 compared to 1990 levels, announced today (Tuesday 20 April).

South Africa: SA Intensifies Efforts Against Climate Change

Tue, 2021-04-27 11:35
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -- THE fight against climate change is a priority for the South African government amidst the country battling the worst coronavirus outbreak in the continent.

Rwanda: A Closer Look At Link Between Agricultural Practices and Climate Change

Tue, 2021-04-27 09:59
[New Times] A study has recommended measures to reduce greenhouse gases emitted from agriculture that are causing climate change and also increase investments to support the agriculture sector's adaptation to climate change effects.