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Tanzania: Tanzania Counts Losses As Cyclone Hidaya Sweeps Coastline

Tue, 2024-05-14 11:33
[New Times] Tanzania's government on Thursday announced that five people have died and seven others injured following Cyclone Hidaya sweeping through the country's south-eastern coast on the Indian Ocean, The East African reports.

Kenya: Flood Death Toll Hits 289 As 100 Schools Remain Shut

Tue, 2024-05-14 11:11
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The death toll from severe weather in the nation has climbed to 289 casualties, as revealed by the Interior and Ministry on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe: United Nations Agency Appeals for U.S.$85 Million to Fund El Nino Response Programmes in Zimbabwe

Tue, 2024-05-14 11:00
[New Zimbabwe] THE United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for US$84.9 million to fund its El Nino response programmes in Zimbabwe.

Nigeria: In UAE, Tony Elumelu Advocates Climate Funding for Healthcare Delivery

Tue, 2024-05-14 10:59
[Premium Times] According to WHO, between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year from health issues.

Benin: Climate Adaptation Efforts Necessary for Sustainable and Resilient Growth

Tue, 2024-05-14 07:22
[World Bank] Cotonou -- According to the second edition of the Benin Economic Update Report, achieving sustainable and resilient economic growth in the coming decades will depend on efforts to adapt and finance climate investments.

Mozambique: Who Profits From the Climate Emergency?

Mon, 2024-05-13 16:46
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] "Hundreds of the world's leading climate scientists expect global temperatures to rise to at least 2.5ºC above preindustrial levels this century", compared to the agreed target of 1.5ºC, a Guardian (8 May) survey revealed. This is also what the gas companies are assuming. When gas contracts were agreed a decade ago, there was a tacit assumption that it would be impossible to sell gas after 2050 because of the need to meet 1.5ºC. But no one in the industry

Kenya: Death Toll From Flooding in Kenya Rises to 267

Mon, 2024-05-13 15:48
[New Times] Nairobi, May 11 (Xinhua) -- At least 267 people have been killed by flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains in Kenya since mid-March, the government said on Friday.

East Africa: Flooding Poses Serious Threat in Nine Regional States As Climate Fluctuations Take Toll On East Africa

Mon, 2024-05-13 15:47
[Reporter] Aid agencies warn close to two million Ethiopians at risk

Africa: Cement Is a Big Carbon Emitter and Quality Is Costly - a Civil Engineer Explains

Mon, 2024-05-13 15:29
[The Conversation Africa] Every year the world uses 4 billion tonnes of cement to make the concrete that goes into buildings and other infrastructure. It leaves a huge carbon footprint, and comes with other costs too.

East Africa: Droughts, Floods to Cyclones in Africa

Mon, 2024-05-13 14:09
[Independent (Kampala)] Kenya and many other African nations are grappling with a harsh reality: extreme weather events are becoming the norm. Once predictable weather patterns have been disrupted, leading to a dangerous cycle of droughts, floods, and cyclones. These realities get highlighted as the countries grapple with both the aftermath and scare of Cyclone Hidaya immediately after deadly droughts and floods.

Kenya: Schools Re-Open Today After Two Postponements

Mon, 2024-05-13 13:11
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Learning in most public schools nationwide is set to resume for the second term Monday after two postponements occasioned by flooding.

East Africa: Kenya Floods Prompts Calls for Warning Systems

Mon, 2024-05-13 11:48
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Kenya's worst flooding in decades highlights the urgent need for more robust mitigation efforts, including flood risk maps and early warning systems, say climate scientists.

Kenya: Disregard Claims That Floods in Kenya's Capital Have Swept Crocodiles and Venomous Snakes Into the Streets

Fri, 2024-05-10 15:59
[Africa Check] Disregard claims that floods in Kenya's capital have swept crocodiles and venomous snakes into the streets

Nigeria: Despite Flooded Streets, FCTA Says It Is Prepared

Fri, 2024-05-10 15:16
[Daily Trust] The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Department (FEMD) says it is well prepared against flooding in the territory.

Nigeria: Flood - Federal Govt to Begin Clearing of Debris From Water Channels, Dams

Fri, 2024-05-10 15:16
[Leadership] Ahead of the impending flooding predicted in some states across the country in 2024, the federal government is set to commence the clearing of debris from water channels and dams.

Ghana: Gmet Forecasts Heavy Rains, Thunderstorm Till End of July

Fri, 2024-05-10 15:08
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMET) has forecast that Accra and other parts of the country will experience heavy rains, possibly from now till the end of July.

Uganda: Heavy Downpour Leaves Six Lwengo Villages Reeling

Fri, 2024-05-10 14:11
[Nile Post] Six villages in Lwengo district have been left reeling after heavy rains wreaked havoc on their gardens.

Kenya: Kenya Floods - As the Costs Add Up Pressure Mounts On a Country in Economic Crisis

Fri, 2024-05-10 11:00
[The Conversation Africa] There were early warnings that Kenya's long rain season - between March and May - was going to bring above-normal rainfall. The extreme intensity of the rain has resulted in devastating floods in many parts of the country. Forty of the country's 47 counties have been affected. More than 230 people have died and about 40,000 households, so far, have been displaced.

Tanzania: Govt Acts Swiftly to Quell Impact of Cyclone Hidaya

Fri, 2024-05-10 10:48
[Daily News] Dodoma -- PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has informed the National Assembly that the tropical cyclone Hidaya that hit the coastal areas of the country last weekend, has claimed the lives of five people, leaving seven others injured and 7, 027 households with 18,862 people affected.

Sudan: Drought or Drowned - Sudanese Continue the Risky Journey to Libya, Europe

Fri, 2024-05-10 10:30
[Ayin English] With residents of El Fasher and its surrounding areas under siege, those who have the means are fleeing the area to make the perilous journey to Libya and beyond.