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Zimbabwe: Measures in Place to Mitigate El Niño Effects

Tue, 2024-04-02 08:12
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has suffered one of its worst droughts on record in the present summer season, with all three drought-related problems hitting: a late start to the season, little rain after the third week of January, and totals well below normal despite the heavy month of rain between mid-December and mid-January.

Africa: El Niño Disasters - Govts Know What's Coming, but Are Unprepared - What Must Change

Mon, 2024-04-01 12:22
[The Conversation Africa] Drought disasters in southern Africa are mainly attributed to a lack of preparedness, inadequate response and mitigation and poor risk reduction measures. With little to no preparation for drought disasters, such as the failure of the staple maize crop, the only option after the disaster hits is delayed relief action.

South Africa: South Africa's Laws Aren't Geared to Protecting Against Climate Change - Judges Are Trying to Fill the Gap

Mon, 2024-04-01 12:22
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has plenty of environmental laws but none that specifically oblige government officials to consider the risks and impacts of climate change when they approve new developments. In their research, environmental law experts Clive Vinti and Melanie Jean Murcott set out how judges are dealing with this gap in the law.

Egypt: Support From Unesco for Egypt's Initiative to Confront Climate Change

Fri, 2024-03-29 20:08
[Egypt Online] The Executive Council of UNESCO issued a resolution unanimously among its members, affirming the support of the organization's 194 member states for Egypt's initiative to support adaptation and resilience in the water sector to confront climate change, which was launched during the COP 27 conference in Sharm El Sheikh.

Angola: Governor Assures Creation of Plan to Mitigate Drought

Fri, 2024-03-29 19:36
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -- The southern Cunene governor, Gerdina Didalelwa, announced on Thursday the creation of a contingency plan to mitigate the effects of the drought affecting the province and, consequently, jeopardizing the current 2023/2024 agricultural campaign.

North Africa: Tunisia to Host 1st Decarbonisation Mediterranean Forum, End of Sep.2024 (Utica)

Fri, 2024-03-29 18:12
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -- Tunisia will host the first Mediterranean Decarbonisation Forum by the end of September 2024, announced the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA).

Uganda: Ugandan MP Calls for Women's Inclusion in Climate Change Policy

Fri, 2024-03-29 17:39
[Nile Post] Ahead of World Environment Day, Ugandan Member of Parliament Christine Nakimwero Kaaya emphasizes the critical need for women's voices in climate policy-making. Her statement comes at the launch of a report titled "Feminist Analysis of Impacts of Climate Change on Women's Rights in Uganda."

Ethiopia: Social Safety Net Programme Faces Funding Gap As Starvation Looms

Fri, 2024-03-29 14:08
[The New Humanitarian] Addis Ababa -- 'At least if there was a safety net we could receive assistance every month.'

Namibia: Climate Change Puts Food Production At Risk

Fri, 2024-03-29 13:17
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) has put several measures in place to ensure the resilience and sustainability of food production in the country as effects of climate change continue to wreak havoc in the sector.

Mozambique: INGD Monitors Tropical Storm 'Gamane'

Fri, 2024-03-29 09:14
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's relief agency, the National Disaster Management Institute (INGD) has deployed technical teams to monitor tropical storm "Gamane', which has swept across Madagascar, leaving a trail of destruction behind it.

Zimbabwe: 'New Technologies to Mitigate Impact of Drought'

Thu, 2024-03-28 22:08
[The Herald] IN the face of the current challenges caused by the El Niño weather, Government is pushing for the adoption of new agricultural technologies and research projects that proffer solutions on drought mitigation and avoidance.