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Africa: Will COP28 Catch the Next Green Wave ... or Will It Wipe Out?

Wed, 2023-05-17 07:45
[IPS] New York -- The hosts of COP28 are betting big on business and a private sector "mindset" to deliver a successful event. Are they right? Professor Felix Dodds and Chris Spence review the current state-of-play

Liberia: EPA Boss Named UN Envoy for Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility

Tue, 2023-05-16 17:49
[FrontPageAfrica] The Board of Directors of the United Nations Capital Development Fund-Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (UNCDF-LoCAL) has appointed Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh, executive director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia as its ambassador.

Ethiopia: Flooding Kills 45 People in Somali Region, Causes 'Widespread Destruction' in Ethiopia: UN

Tue, 2023-05-16 16:25
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that flood has caused a widespread destruction of properties and displacement of people in a significant part of Ethiopia including Somali, Oromia, Southern Nations Nationalities & Peoples, South West Ethiopia Peoples and the Afar regions.

South Africa: Flooding in Eastern Cape - Municipality Blames Residents, Residents Blame Municipality

Tue, 2023-05-16 13:42
[GroundUp] 1,200 people evacuated in Nelson Mandela Bay after heavy rains

Somalia: Ending Recurrent Tragedies in Somalia's 'Flood Town' Qardho

Tue, 2023-05-16 12:20
[Addis Standard] Garowe -- Although floods are a universal tragedy that annually threatens the lives of many people and properties on earth, some nations pay their highest price and make the most effort to overcome or at least control the impact of flood risk by developing and implementing Watercourses Master Plans (WCMP), while others do not have or implement national action plans for subsequent developments so as to minimize potential flood damages for all flood risks. But in our case, Somalia, there is "Sustainable Flood Manageme

Rwanda: Rusizi Residents Cautioned On Disasters Amid Heavy Rains

Tue, 2023-05-16 10:32
[New Times] Residents of Rusizi are being advised on how to be cautious about disasters through 'Icyumweru cy'Umujyanama' to avoid anything risky that could put their lives in danger.

South Africa: Climate Commission Releases Recommendations On Energy Transition Investment Plan

Tue, 2023-05-16 08:44
[] The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) has released two reports on South Africa's Just Energy Transition Investment Plan (JET IP) following extensive stakeholder engagements within the first three months of this year with communities, labour, civil society, faith-based groups, business and other groups.

Nigeria: Climate Crisis - World Not Ready to 'Switch Off' Fossil Fuels, Says UAE

Tue, 2023-05-16 08:17
[This Day] Abuja -- The United Arab Emirates Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Mariam Almheiri, has said phasing out fossil fuels would hurt countries that either depend on them for revenue or cannot easily replace hydrocarbons with renewable energy sources.

Somalia: Massive Flooding Forces 200,000 People to Flee Homes in Somalia

Mon, 2023-05-15 12:25
[allAfrica] At least 200,000 people were displaced due to flash flooding in central Somalia as the Shabelle River burst its banks and submerged roads, reports AFP.

Africa: The Global Health System Needs a Re-Think

Mon, 2023-05-15 10:30
[allAfrica] The world is facing significant demographic changes. In addition, we are more at risk for new infectious outbreaks than ever before. Climate change threatens to make all these challenges even worse.

Uganda: Wetlands Are Critical to Keeping Migrating Birds Soaring

Mon, 2023-05-15 09:42
[Independent (Kampala)] Comment -- For centuries, the phenomenon of bird migration has awed humanity. So much so, that the 4th Century BC Greek philosopher Aristotle, noting that the types of birds around him changed with the seasons, suggested that birds hibernated in trees or underwater and magically changed into different types of birds during winter. In the 17th Century, English scientist, Charles Morton wrote a paper claiming birds migrated to the moon and back every year.

South Africa: Cold Weather Has Arrived - Some Tips on How to Stay Warm and Safe

Sat, 2023-05-13 16:16
[Daily Maverick] Climate systems which drive anomalously cold weather will still cause cold extreme events into the 21st century.

Malawi: Bankers Association Calls for More Investment in Climate Crisis Fight

Sat, 2023-05-13 13:46
[Nyasa Times] Bankers Association of Malawi (BAM) has called for more investment and concerted efforts to address effects of climate change in the country.

Rwanda: Govt Needs Rwf13 Billion to Relocate 19,000 Families From High Risk Zones

Fri, 2023-05-12 18:38
[New Times] The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry in charge of Emergency Management (MINEMA), Philippe Habinshuti, has said that over 19,000 households living in areas prone to disasters in different parts of the country, should urgently be relocated to safe places.

Rwanda: Zimbabwe to Mobilise Support Toward Rwanda Floods Victims

Fri, 2023-05-12 18:37
[New Times] Harare -- Zimbabwe is mobilising humanitarian support for victims of disastrous heavy rains in Rwanda which claimed dozens of lives in the country's Northern, Western and Southern provinces.

East Africa: CSOs Urge Leaders to Embrace Renewable Energy, Ditch Fossil Fuels

Fri, 2023-05-12 14:30
[allAfrica] The 10th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2023, which came to a close in Kampala yesterday, has drawn criticism from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the region. In a May 10, 2023 letter sent to the Heads of State of East African nations, 41 CSOs voiced concern over East African leaders' discussions to exploit oil in the region, which could exacerbate climate change.

Nigeria: Women in Agriculture - How I Grow Vegetables Using Climate-Smart Method - Farmer Simi

Fri, 2023-05-12 13:22
[Premium Times] Oluwadarasimi Adedapo, also known as Farmer Simi, is a soilless farmer in Ogun state, and a student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Uganda: Katonga River Floods Cut Off Kampala-Masaka Highway

Fri, 2023-05-12 09:48
[Nile Post] Traffic along Kampala-Masaka highway is in a state of confusion after water levels at Katonga River rose, making it hard for motorists and pedestrians to cross.

Uganda: Kampala-Masaka Road Cut Off By River Katonga

Fri, 2023-05-12 09:11
[Independent (Kampala)] Masaka -- Drivers are seeking alternative routes through the villages today after floods cut off Kampala-Masaka road in central Uganda after River Katonga burst its banks.

Rwanda: Kigali - 6,000 Families to Be Relocated From High-Risk Zones

Thu, 2023-05-11 18:21
[New Times] The City of Kigali has announced that 5,812 households must be urgently relocated from high-risk zones, according to an assessment as of Thursday, May 11.