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Mozambique: Sweden to Disburse U.S.$19 Million for Climate Change Adaptation

Fri, 2023-03-17 11:59
[AIM] The Swedish government will disburse over five years US$19 million for climate change adaptation in Mozambique. The amount, according to the Beira daily "Diario de Mocambique", will be applied with the support of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), taking into account that "Mozambique is one of the nations vulnerable to climate change."

Mali: Child Alert - Extreme Jeopardy in the Central Sahel

Fri, 2023-03-17 11:36
[Unicef] Millions in need amid spiraling armed conflict and punishing climate crises.

Malawi: Malawi Declares 14 Days of Mourning for Cyclone Victims

Fri, 2023-03-17 09:57
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has declared two weeks of national mourning for the more than 200 people killed by Cyclone Freddy this week. In a televised address Wednesday night, Chakwera also ordered all flags to fly at half-staff for the first week. Chakwera announced he would head efforts to assist Malawians affected by the record storm.

Africa: UN Secretary-General Announces New Youth Climate Advisers

Fri, 2023-03-17 08:33
[Africa Renewal] Young people key to keeping climate goals alive, kicking fossil fuel addiction, driving climate justice

Egypt: Irrigation Min. - Egypt Succeeded in Putting Water Issue in Heart of Climate Action #AfricaClimateHope

Fri, 2023-03-17 08:03
[Egypt Online] Minister of Irrigation Hani Suweilam said that Egypt succeeded in putting the water issue in the heart of the climate action via launching an initiative on adaptation in the water sector.

Uganda: 'Enemies of the State' - Uganda Targets Climate Activists in Quiet Crackdown

Fri, 2023-03-17 07:24
[African Arguments] Activists say the government is using arrests and psychological torture to avoid signs of abuse that could lead to bad publicity for EACOP investors.

Morocco: Regional Technology Camp for 30 Young Leaders From Morocco and Israel #AfricaClimateHope

Fri, 2023-03-17 07:11
[MAP] Tel Aviv -- The U.S. Embassy in Israel has announced the launch of an open grant to participate in a regional climate change technology camp to bring together young leaders from Morocco and Israel.

Mozambique: Cyclone Freddy Death Toll Rises

Thu, 2023-03-16 10:39
[AIM] Maputo -- The known death toll from cyclone Freddy, which struck the central Mozambican coast on Saturday, now stands at 21, according to Antonio Beleza, the deputy director of the National Emergency Operational Centre (CENOE).

Mozambique: 600 Million Dollars Invested to Rebuild Infrastructures Hit By Cyclones

Thu, 2023-03-16 10:39
[AIM] Maputo -- The director of the Post Cyclone Reconstruction Office (GREPOC), Luis Mandlate, has revealed that about 600 million US dollars have been invested in the reconstruction of various infrastructures hit by the two cyclones, Idai and Kenneth, in 2019.

Malawi: President Assures Maximum Assistance to Cyclone Freddy Survivors

Thu, 2023-03-16 10:26
[VOA] Blantyre -- Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has assured people displaced by Cyclone Freddy that they will get the assistance they need.

Malawi: Escom Fixing Power Infrastructure Knocked Down By Cyclone Freddy

Thu, 2023-03-16 10:04
[Nyasa Times] Officials from Escom say they have now started fixing damaged electricity infrastructure and restoring power in some of the areas affected by Cyclone Freddy.

Congo-Kinshasa: Dilemma - Generate Oil Wealth or Combat Climate Change?

Thu, 2023-03-16 09:58
[DW] The Democratic Republic of Congo wants more money for climate projects. Otherwise, oil drilling could replace fishermen in the world's largest peat bog. And that could spell devastation for the environment.

Malawi: Cyclone Freddy Points to Urgent Need for Climate-Smart Solutions in Malawi

Thu, 2023-03-16 09:52
[The New Humanitarian] Blantyre, Malawi -- Climate change means more storms, droughts, and unpredictable weather - how can farmers prepare better?

Malawi: Mutharika Visits Cyclone Freddy Victims

Thu, 2023-03-16 09:49
[Nyasa Times] Former president Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has called for total depoliticisation of disasters, saying politicisation of disasters affect provision of help to the needy.

Malawi: Chakwera Condoles Cyclone Freddy Bereaved Families, Sees Devastation

Thu, 2023-03-16 09:49
[Nyasa Times] President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has ordered the government to account for everyone affected by Cyclone Freddy whether dead or alive.

Southern Africa: Tropical Storm Freddy Devastates Southern Africa

Thu, 2023-03-16 08:34
[The Herald] Tropical Cyclone Freddy hit the coast of Southern Africa for a second time over the weekend, bringing its total death toll to more than 220 people in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar.

South Africa: Cyclone Freddy - SA Sends Condolences to Affected Families

Wed, 2023-03-15 17:39
[] President Cyril Ramaphosa has offered his condolences, on behalf of South Africa, to countries affected by tropical Cyclone Freddy.

Malawi: Malawi Declares Emergency After Cyclone Freddy Kills At Least 200

Wed, 2023-03-15 17:26
[RFI] Malawi has declared a state of disaster with more than 200 people confirmed dead after Cyclone Freddy ripped through southern Africa for a second time, triggering floods and landslides.

Ghana: Ghana, Vatican to Cooperate On Climate Crisis, Human Trafficking, Health Promotion and Human Dignity

Wed, 2023-03-15 14:19
[GhanaToday] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said Ghana looks forward to continuous cooperation with the Vatican to address vexed issues of the climate crisis, human trafficking and promoting health and human dignity.

Mauritius: Climate Change - PM Jugnauth Inaugurates Quatre Soeurs Refuge Centre

Wed, 2023-03-15 14:18
[Government of Mauritius] A Refuge Centre was inaugurated, this afternoon, at Quatre Soeurs, by the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, with the objective to protect and safely evacuate local communities living along the south-eastern coastal stretch of Mauritius who are at risks in events of inundation from high tides, storm surges and tidal waves.