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Madagascar: Over 200,000 Need Humanitarian Aid Following Madagascar Cyclone

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:50
[UN News] An estimated 220,000 people require immediate humanitarian assistance due to the catastrophic impact of Tuesday's tropical cyclone Gamane in northeast Madagascar.

Africa: Can We Have Our Food, and Equality Too?

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:38
[allAfrica] Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- The world faces a daunting challenge: securing food for a growing global population while navigating the complexities of climate crisis and entrenched gender inequalities. These issues are deeply intertwined, with women - who play a crucial role in global agriculture and food systems - often bearing the brunt of climate disruptions.

Africa: Women Affected By 'Gender-Biased' Climate Change Deserve Justice

Thu, 2024-04-11 13:33
[IPS] Bulawayo -- While research into the unequal impacts of climate change on women is growing, more is needed to enable them to realize their rights to climate justice.

Kenya: From 5 Bags to 36 - a Farmer's Journey With Climate-Smart Agriculture

Thu, 2024-04-11 07:41
[Business Day Africa] Pauline Mugambi, once struggling to yield more than five bags per acre from her modest plot, now boasts an impressive harvest of thirty-six bags of maize.

Africa: West Africa's Falling Fish Stocks - Illegal Chinese Trawlers, Climate Change and Artisanal Fishing Fleets to Blame

Wed, 2024-04-10 10:05
[The Conversation Africa] Average fish catches by traditional fishing communities along the west African coast have declined significantly over the past three decades.

Tunisia: Strong Winds Exceeding 90 Km/H in South On Tuesday Night and Wednesday

Tue, 2024-04-09 15:57
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, April 9 -- The weather on Wednesday will be characterised by northerly winds in the north and centre and easterly winds in the south, strong with speeds between 50 and 70 km/h near the coasts, in the highlands and in the south.

Kenya: Kenha Declares High Safety Risk On Nairobi-Garissa Road - Flooding Alert

Tue, 2024-04-09 13:17
[Capital FM] Nairobi Kenya -- Kenya National Highway Authority closes the Nairobi- Garissa Road due to flooding at Arer area between Bangaley and Madogo caused by heavy rains leading to rising water levels along the stretch.

South Africa: SA Weather Service Issues Warnings of Disruptive Rain and Possible Flooding

Tue, 2024-04-09 09:48
[Daily Maverick] Extreme weather conditions are expected to continue across South Africa's south and eastern coasts until Wednesday.

Ghana: Why Is Ghana So Hot This Year? An Expert Explains

Tue, 2024-04-09 09:33
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana's meteorological agency and the state's health service have issued warnings about a period of very high temperatures expected in the first half of 2024 around the country. Ghana's experience is part of a global phenomenon: record temperatures were recorded in 2023.

Nigeria: As Rainy Season Begins, Farmers Should Not Ignore Weather Prediction

Mon, 2024-04-08 19:49
[Daily Trust] The rainy season has begun in some parts of the country to mark the beginning of 2024 wet season crop production. The seasonal forecast provided by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) should be carefully considered by farmers.

South Africa: Fierce Winds Send Khayelitsha Shacks Flying

Mon, 2024-04-08 17:40
[GroundUp] Chemical toilets toppled, roofs blown off

South Africa: Weather Service Warns of Cold Temperatures

Mon, 2024-04-08 17:39
[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned of cold temperatures, widespread rainfall, and possible flooding over parts of South Africa.

Tanzania: Meet Zuhura Ahmed, A Young Leader in Climate Action

Mon, 2024-04-08 16:57
[allAfrica] Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- The fight against climate change is seeing women emerge as powerful leaders around the globe, and Tanzania is no different. At the WomenLift Health conference in Dar es Salaam, Zuhura Ahmad, Program Head at the Women in Recycling Foundation in Tanzania, proudly took center stage to contribute to this crucial movement.

Africa: Africa's Fight Against Urban Air Pollution

Mon, 2024-04-08 15:56
[DW] Cities are growing rapidly in Africa, but many countries lack effective technologies to measure the associated air pollution. Experts are finding new ways to track air quality in hopes of reducing health risks.

South Africa: We Need More Diverse Information If Climate Change Is to Be Tackled Effectively

Mon, 2024-04-08 15:05
[Daily Maverick] Readers need information from professional journalists that regularly include -- or at least question -- understandings different from the mainstream ones.

Nigeria: One Confirmed Dead, Another Missing in Taraba Flood Disaster

Mon, 2024-04-08 13:00
[Premium Times] The deceased has been identified while a search is underway for the missing person.

Liberia: Storm Hits Amezu Building

Fri, 2024-04-05 15:55
[New Republic] The African Methodist Episcopal Zion University was one of the victims of the early Tuesday night violent storm.

Liberia: Advocacy Groups Launch Initiative to Protect Environmental Defenders

Fri, 2024-04-05 10:08
[Liberian Observer] Green Advocates International has launched "Standing Together for Environmental Defenders" (STAND), an initiative to protect Grassroots Environmental Defenders (GEDs) in Liberia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kenya.

Mozambique: Torrential Rain and Floods Forecast for Southern Mozambique Tonight

Fri, 2024-04-05 10:00
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's National Meteorology Institute (INAM) is forecasting torrential rain and floods for Friday in southern Mozambique.

Seychelles: Seychelles Agrees to Sign Global MOU On Zero Emission Medium-and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Thu, 2024-04-04 14:27
[Seychelles News Agency] With the aim to get assistance to help decarbonise the transport sector in Seychelles, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the signing of the Global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Zero Emission Medium-and Heavy-Duty Vehicles.

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