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Kenya: President Ruto to Spearhead National Tree-Planting Exercise

Mon, 2023-11-13 10:46
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President William Ruto is on Monday set to spearhead a national tree-planting exercise in Kiu, Makindu, Makueni County, in line with the public holiday declared by Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki on November 7, 2023.

Congo-Kinshasa: Observatory Allays Fears Over 'Intense' Lava Activity in Nyamuragira Volcano

Mon, 2023-11-13 09:38
[New Times] The Goma Volcano Observatory (GVO), the scientific institute in charge of monitoring Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira volcanoes, has said that there has been intense lava lake activity in the central crater of the Nyamuragira Volcano since November 4, but noted that the situation is not critical.

South Africa: 'Devastating' Death of Dozens of Migrating Birds Points to Coming Climate Change Havoc - Experts

Mon, 2023-11-13 08:56
[Daily Maverick] After a drastic change in weather last week, birds were found dead across the country, highlighting the ecological cascade climate change will bring.

Africa: Melting African Glaciers an Early Casualty of Global Warming, Say Experts

Sat, 2023-11-11 13:34
[RFI] The first global summit devoted to the preservation of glaciers and poles, which took place in Paris this week, has shed light on Africa's little-known glaciers - which the UN warns will be lost to global warming.

Nigeria: COP28 - Nigeria Constitutes Committee

Sat, 2023-11-11 12:40
[Premium Times] Vice-President Shettima urged members of Nigeria's COP28 adhoc committee to come up with a roadmap that would enable Nigeria benefit maximally from its participation at the conference.

Nigeria: Vice President Shettima, Stakeholders Set Targets for COP28

Sat, 2023-11-11 10:53
[Leadership] Determined to present a strong position that will benefit the country at the forthcoming COP28 Climate Change Conference in the United Arab Emirates, the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has constituted an ad-hoc committee to harmonize Nigeria's agenda at the event.

Ethiopia: International Dark Skies Symposium to Be Hosted in Addis Ababa

Fri, 2023-11-10 16:33
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- Ethiopia will host a major international symposium on dark skies and astronomical heritage next week.

Ethiopia: Addis Drafts Vehicle Emission Control Regulation #AfricaClimateHope

Wed, 2023-11-08 19:14
[Ethiopian Herald] - Installs air quality monitor over 10 places

Africa: New Coalition to Boost Climate Tech Innovation

Wed, 2023-11-08 17:59
[COP28 UAR] The COP28 Presidency has facilitated the founding of a climate coalition to drive global climate technology ecosystems.

Rwanda: Gishwati-Mukura - 800 Ha Covered By Invasive Plants to Be Restored

Wed, 2023-11-08 17:02
[New Times] About 800 hectares of land covered by invasive alien plants in Gishwati-Mukura National Park are being restored to their native landscape.

Rwanda: Govt to Roll Out Flood Monitors Countrywide #AfricaClimateHope

Wed, 2023-11-08 17:02
[New Times] After Kigali City, Rwanda is planning to roll out flood monitors in other parts of the country that are prone to flooding, The New Times has learnt.

Kenya: KENHA Says Isiolo - Merille Road Impassible After Heavy Rains

Wed, 2023-11-08 16:05
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) now says the Siolo-Merille Road is impassible following heavy rains and flooding saying it is currently impassable

Kenya: Water Levels in Tana River Rise to Critical Levels - Kenya Red Cross

Wed, 2023-11-08 16:04
[Capital FM] Naiobi -- Water levels in the Tana River have surged to critical levels, putting the counties of Garissa, Tana River, and Kilifi at a heightened risk of flooding.

Kenya: Devastating Floods Claim Lives and Displace Thousands

Wed, 2023-11-08 16:04
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The ongoing rains have claimed lives and displaced more than 50,000 people in various parts of the country.

Malawi: Focus-Africa Researchers Advise Farmers to Devise Varied Climate Adaptation Options

Wed, 2023-11-08 12:47
[Nyasa Times] A team of researchers from FOCUS-Africa has advised smallholder farmers to work closely with their agriculture extension workers in devising varied climate adaptation options to mitigate extreme weather-related damage to their crops.

Africa: Fossil Fuel Producers 'Literally Doubling Down', New UNEP Report Warns

Wed, 2023-11-08 10:44
[UN News] Contrary to pledges to cut fossil fuel production, government policies worldwide will add up to a doubling of production in 2030, a new report from the UN environment agency (UNEP) revealed on Wednesday.

Mozambique: ENI to Start Drilling Four More Wells in Cabo Delgado #AfricaClimateCrisis

Tue, 2023-11-07 19:21
[AIM] Maputo -- The Italian Energy Company ENI, which is already exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG), from Area 4 of the Rovuma Basin, off the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, is getting ready to drill four more hydrocarbon wells.

Namibia: Reconafrica Gets New Exploration Approval #AfricaClimateCrisis

Tue, 2023-11-07 17:03
[New Era] Canadian company Reconnaissance Energy Africa and its joint venture partner, the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor), have been granted approval to resume exploration in the northeast of the country.

South Africa: ACDI Researcher Wins Axa Xl Climate Water Nexus Award

Tue, 2023-11-07 16:59
[UCT] Dr Petra Holden, a University of Cape Town (UCT) researcher based at the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), has been awarded the prestigious AXA XL Climate Water Nexus Award for her research on equitable nature-based solutions for a sustainable climate future.

Nigeria: Lead Fight Against Climate Change, Obasanjo Tells Youths

Tue, 2023-11-07 10:21
[Daily Trust] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has challenged Nigerian youths to lead campaigns against climate change and contribute to the growth of the green economy in order to create an environmentally sustainable future.