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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.

Africa: If We Value Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Then We Must Fight for Climate Justice

Thu, 2023-03-23 10:03
[IPS] London -- Human life is sacred and every individual deserves an equal chance in life. We have a common desire, we all want to lead a free, fulfilling existence, with dignity, where our basic needs are met, with opportunities to advance and equal treatment under the law. These are fundamental human rights, protected by international law, which we all have a shared responsibility to protect.

Africa: Millions of Women Starving as They Eat Least and Eat Last #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2023-03-22 16:44
[allAfrica] On International Women's Day, Human Rights Watch (HRW) hosted a Twitter Space meeting looking at the impact of food scarcity on women. Eating Last and Eating Least: The Food Crisis is a Women's Right Crisis put into context the food crisis exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war through the lens of women and girls, especially in the Global South.

Africa: Can Groundwater Act as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development in Africa's Borderlands?

Wed, 2023-03-22 14:26
[UNDP] The Horn of Africa is facing a severe drought following the worst performing rains in 73 years and five successive failed rainy seasons. A sixth rainy season is forecast to also fail in April/May 2023. The frequency and severity of drought is increasing, making it harder for people to recover between shocks. The long-term outlook indicates continued drought risks for the region. The impact of the drought in the Horn of Africa has been severe: More than 36 million people are affected, with more than 20 mill

Africa: The Loud Part the IPCC Said Quietly, Global North Needs to Use Less Energy #AfricaClimateHope

Wed, 2023-03-22 12:03
[African Arguments] You can't replace fossil fuels with renewables like swapping out a battery. The Global North will also have to drastically reduce its energy use.

Africa: World Water Day - How WFP Works to Make Every Drop Count

Wed, 2023-03-22 11:30
[WFP] Climate shocks and land degradation mean too much or too little water for people in some of the world's most vulnerable locations

Africa: Extreme Weather - UN Global Early Warning Initiative 'Fast-Tracked Into Action'

Wed, 2023-03-22 10:27
[UN News] A global initiative launched by the UN Secretary-General to ensure that all countries are protected by early warning systems, by 2027, is being fast-tracked into action on the ground, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.

East Africa: Region to Face Dry Spells Despite Floods in Some Countries

Wed, 2023-03-22 09:36
[New Times] An analysis by ICPAC-a designated regional climate centre by the World Meteorological Organisation shows that, after almost three years of persistent drought conditions, below-normal rainfall (reduced rainfall) is expected in most parts of the region over the next three months from March to May.

Zimbabwe: 10 000 Tonnes Relief Aid for Freddy-Hit Malawi

Wed, 2023-03-22 08:28
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is giving Malawi prompt emergency support as that country copes with the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy which hit with full force claiming over 300 lives and causing widespread damage, with a relief package being quickly assembled, Cabinet has resolved.

Ghana: Farmers in Ghana Can't Predict Rainfall Anymore, Changing How They Work #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2023-03-22 07:41
[The Conversation Africa] Climate change affects all spheres of life, particularly those aspects that depend on the environment. Farming communities are a case in point.

Africa: A Liveable Future for All is Possible, if We Take Urgent Climate Action: Flagship UN Report #AfricaClimateHope

Tue, 2023-03-21 19:03
[UN News] A major UN "report of reports" from the authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), outlines the many options that can be taken now, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to human-caused climate change.

Africa: Air Pollution Can Increase the Risk of Covid Infection and Severe Disease #AfricaClimateCrisis

Tue, 2023-03-21 15:47
[The Conversation Africa] The early part of the COVID pandemic led to a significant reduction in air pollution in many parts of the world. With lockdowns, travel restrictions and decreased economic activity, there was a noticeable drop in the emission of air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) and particulate matter (PM) that is fine enough to be inhaled.

Africa: IPCC Report Warning That Global Warming Will Exceed 1.5°C Limit Must Hasten Phasing Out of Fossil Fuels #AfricaClimateCrisis

Tue, 2023-03-21 15:40
[AI London] An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report issued today, which warns that global warming this century is on course to exceed an agreed 1.5°C limit without drastic and immediate cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, must accelerate the phasing out of fossil fuels, Amnesty International said.

Africa: Climate Financing - World Bank Must Respond

Tue, 2023-03-21 14:58
[IPS] Washington DC -- It's one of the great injustices of this era that countries contributing negligible amounts to global carbon emissions are now feeling the most harrowing impacts of climate change.

Rwanda: UN - Clean Energy, Technology Can Be Exploited to Avoid Climate Disaster

Tue, 2023-03-21 14:02
[New Times] Clean energy and technology can be exploited to avoid the growing climate disaster, a major new report on climate change says.

Africa: Healthy Forests, Healthy Planet, Healthy Humans #AfricaClimateHope

Tue, 2023-03-21 13:53
[UN News] Forests are often called the lungs of the planet, because they absorb harmful carbon dioxide and produce life-giving oxygen so it's no exaggeration to equate healthy forests with healthy people, the theme of this year's International Day of Forests.

Malawi: UN Ramps Up Aid As Millions Affected in Cyclone Freddy's Wake

Tue, 2023-03-21 08:03
[UN News] UN agencies on Monday were scrambling to reach millions affected by the deadly tropical cyclone Freddy, which has worsened cholera outbreaks in Malawi and Mozambique as communities recover from devastating damages caused by storms, massive flooding, and mudslides.