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Ethiopia: DPM, FM Demeke Stressed Importance of Increased Int'l Cooperation to Develop Efficient Early Warning Systems

Thu, 2023-09-21 11:54
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen emphasized the importance of increased international cooperation to facilitate essential collaboration and financial support to develop efficient early warning systems at the national, regional, and global levels.

Botswana: Government Mitigates Drought Effects

Thu, 2023-09-21 08:58
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Government has taken steps to mitigate the effects of drought across the country.

South Africa: Climate Change Should Factor in the 2024 Election As El Niño Heads South Africa's Way

Thu, 2023-09-21 08:49
[Daily Maverick] Science writer Leonie Joubert and climatology professor Coleen Vogel joined Our Burning Planet journalist Julia Evans in an invigorating discussion on how we can leverage the skills, knowledge and resilience we have as South Africans to prepare ourselves and our cities for the upcoming El Niño cycle, and all climate events that are likely to become more complex and threatening under climate change.

Africa: Renewables Are Cheaper Than Ever Yet Fossil Fuel Use Is Still Growing - Here's Why

Thu, 2023-09-21 07:42
[The Conversation Africa] Wind and solar are the world's fastest growing energy sources and together generated 12% of global electricity in 2023. The amount of energy produced by wind and solar is expected to increase and accelerate.

South Africa: President Ramaphosa Calls On Wealthy Countries to Meet Financial Commitments On Climate

Wed, 2023-09-20 17:37
[] President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on partners from wealthy countries to meet the climate financial commitments they made to tackle global warming in developing countries.

Namibia: Kelp Start-Up Shortlisted for N$11,4m Climate Award

Wed, 2023-09-20 17:29
[Namibian] Kelp Blue is among this year's finalists of the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the United Arab Emirates' pioneering global sustainability and humanitarian award, which carries a N$11,4-million (US$ 600 000) prize.

Uganda: We Have Turned Climate Change Into a Climate Crisis

Wed, 2023-09-20 14:44
[Observer] Have you seen or suffered unusual temperatures, rain, drought, landslides, earthquakes or floods lately? Blame climate change.

Nigeria: Residents Count Losses As Flooding Wreaks Havoc Across Lagos

Wed, 2023-09-20 14:07
[Premium Times] Flooding, from heavy rainfall recorded between 8 and 16 September in different parts of Nigeria's commercial capital city, has wreaked havoc on infrastructure, businesses and properties

Africa: UNGA 78 - African Nations Will Fight Climate Change On Their Terms - Tinubu

Wed, 2023-09-20 14:07
[Premium Times] The President says to achieve the needed popular consensus, the Climate change campaign must accord with overall economic efforts.

Libya: Protesters Burn Derna Mayor's Home as Flooding Death Toll Soars

Wed, 2023-09-20 14:04
[allAfrica] Harare -- The residence of the mayor of Libyan city Derna, has been set alight as hundreds of protesters sought an explanation for the disastrous flood that occurred last week, BBC reports.

Africa: 'No Nonsense' Climate Ambition Summit - What You Need to Know

Wed, 2023-09-20 10:20
[UN News] The race to protect the planet is about to accelerate, as world leaders, business giants, and experts gather to attend the Climate Ambition Summit on Wednesday.

South Africa: South Africa's Destructive Storm Surges - Geoscientist Reveals the 3 Factors That Drove Them

Wed, 2023-09-20 09:55
[The Conversation Africa] A series of powerful tidal surges battered coastal areas in South Africa's Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces over the weekend of 16 September. One person died; cars, homes and businesses were damaged. The Conversation Africa asked Jasper Knight, a geoscientist who researches coastal processes, to explain what happened.

South Africa: Climate Activists, Journalist Ejected From Standard Bank HQ As Anti-Fossil Fuel Protest Turns Chaotic

Wed, 2023-09-20 09:06
[Daily Maverick] A protest at Standard Bank's headquarters in Johannesburg on Tuesday descended into chaos when a group of human rights and climate activists, as well as a Daily Maverick journalist, were forcibly removed from the building by security personnel.

Libya: Libya's Floods - A Climate Change and Governance Tragedy

Wed, 2023-09-20 07:48
[ISS] The Derna disaster shows the lethal effect of a convergence between climate, governance and security threats.

Kenya: DP Gachagua to Convene Emergency Response Team Over El Nino

Tue, 2023-09-19 15:25
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua will convene the National Emergency Response Committee to deliberate on the country's preparedness on the expected El Nino rains.

Morocco: Climate Resilience - IMF to Loan Morocco U.S.$1.3 Billion - Kristalina Georgieva

Tue, 2023-09-19 10:06
[MAP] New York -- The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, announced on Monday that the financial institution will loan Morocco 1.3 billion dollars to reinforce the country's resilience in the face of climate-related risks.

Malawi: Chakwera Appeals for Assistance Towards Cyclone Survivors

Tue, 2023-09-19 08:20
[Nyasa Times] Malawi President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, currently attending the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, US, has asked International Labour Organisation (ILO) to help the Government of Malawi in the implementation of the Cyclone Freddy Post Disaster Recovery Plan.

Congo-Kinshasa: Over a Dozen People Killed in Northwest DR Congo Landslide

Mon, 2023-09-18 16:40
[allAfrica] Harare -- A landslide brought on by torrential rains killed at least 17 people in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Al Jazeera reports.

Africa: The Global North Should Focus on Climate Accountability, Not Just Compensation

Mon, 2023-09-18 07:35
[allAfrica] Arusha -- Vast swathes of ancient forest are cut for timber. Oil is endlessly extracted from wells cut deep in the ground. And as countless species are irrecoverably driven to extinction, factories continue to belch pollution, clouding our once-clear skies.

Libya: Libya Flood Casualties Could've Been Avoided, Says UN

Sat, 2023-09-16 11:04
[DW] Warning systems could have helped authorities in Libya carry out better evacuations and save many more lives, the UN has said. Meanwhile, global aid efforts are intensifying.