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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
[State Department] ReadoutOffice of the SpokespersonApril 27, 2021

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.

Angola: Solidarity Hug Campaign Collects Over 100 Tonnes of Products

Mon, 2021-04-26 17:43
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Over 100 tonnes of various products were collected, in the first days of the solidarity campaign, to help families affected by the drought in southern Angola.

Egypt: Shaarawy Inspects Project of Setting Up Houses for Those Affected By 2020 Rains in SAF

Mon, 2021-04-26 14:18
[Egypt Online] Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawy inspected on Saturday 24/4/2021 a project of building houses for people affected by heavy rains last year in el Desemy village in el Saf area as part of his inspection tour of Saf and Atfih areas in Giza governorate.

South Africa: Tackling Climate Change a Top Priority

Mon, 2021-04-26 14:10
[] Even as the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling climate change is a national priority for South Africa.

Africa: Biden Urges World Leaders to Keep Promises On Climate Following Summit

Mon, 2021-04-26 12:52
[VOA] U.S. President Joe Biden praised world leaders for coming together on climate change and urged them to make good on promises as he closed a virtual climate change summit hosted from the White House.

South Africa: What to Pack When You're Unexpectedly Caught Between a Rock and a Wet Place

Mon, 2021-04-26 12:52
[Daily Maverick] Over the years I have given natural disasters a lot of thought to try to figure out which one I fear most. Luckily, we don't live in the US where these things happen way too often.

Seychelles: Now Age 20, Seychelles' Island Conservation Society Trying to Tackle Pollution, Poaching, Climate Change

Mon, 2021-04-26 12:47
[Seychelles News Agency] The Island Conservation Society (ICS) is playing a major role in the sustainable development of islands of Seychelles.

Angola: Parliament Recommends Contingency Plan to Fight Drought

Mon, 2021-04-26 12:14
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The National Assembly (AN) recommended the Government to adopt fast measures that allow, in a short term, to execute a contingency plan to fight drought and hunger, which cyclically affects the populations of southern Angola.