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South Africa: Oudtshoorn's Wonderful Pomegranate Jewels Glow Despite Drought

Fri, 2021-04-23 11:57
[Daily Maverick] The heart of the Klein Karoo has long been associated with farming ostriches and lucerne but Gerhard Meyer set about planting orchards of these fruit-bearing trees instead.

Zimbabwe: 'Deliver Pfumvudza Surplus to GMB'

Fri, 2021-04-23 11:31
[The Herald] All 2,5 million households that benefited from the Climate Proofed Presidential Inputs Scheme, popularly known as Pfumvudza/Intwasa, must sell the grain they do not retain for own consumption to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB), the Government has reminded farmers.

Tanzania: Tma Issues Alert Over Tropical Cyclone

Fri, 2021-04-23 11:15
[Daily News] THE Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has issued an alert to Mtwara and Lindi residents over the presence of tropical cyclone "Jobo" forming in north of Madagascar Island.

Cameroon: Climate and Biodiversity Conservation - Civil Society Prepares for International Meetings

Fri, 2021-04-23 11:06
[Cameroon Tribune] This is the purpose of a five-day workshop underway in Douala organised by CEFDHAC.

South Africa: Biden's Global Climate Summit - South Africa Commits to Ambitious Emission Reduction Targets

Fri, 2021-04-23 09:59
[Daily Maverick] Earth Day 2021 saw world leaders one after the other appear on screen and announce ambitious targets to cut emissions. Humanity's deadline is the end of the decade.

Kenya: Kenyatta Among 40 Invited for Leaders Summit on Climate

Fri, 2021-04-23 08:47
[Nation] Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta is among some 40 leaders invited to the Leaders Summit on Climate by United States President Joe Biden.

Africa: Finance Boost Crucial to Get All On Board for Net-Zero Emissions, Says UN Chief

Fri, 2021-04-23 08:41
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -- Addressing Earth Day summit, Antonio Guterres calls on G7 leaders at June meeting to deliver on unmet promise of $100 billion a year to help poorer nations tackle climate change

Africa: 'Africa Is At Ground Zero,' Adesina Calls for Support At U.S.' Climate Summit

Fri, 2021-04-23 07:45
[Premium Times] "To be sure, climate change is a threat to Africa. The continent loses 7-15 billion dollars per year to climate change, and this will rise to 50 billion dollars per year by 2040 according to the IMF."

South Africa: President Ramaphosa to Participate in Climate Change Summit

Thu, 2021-04-22 18:17
[] President Cyril Ramaphosa, at the invitation of United States President Joe Biden, will participate in a summit on climate change that will be convened virtually on 22 and 23 April 2021.

Namibia: Public Urged Not to Scare Away Idle Locusts

Thu, 2021-04-22 18:13
[New Era] Oshakati -- The ministry of agriculture has advised communities to desist from scaring away idle locusts outside the crop fields as it hampers the ministry's effort to trap and subsequently spray them.

Angola: Angolan President Thanks Portugal for Solidarity With Rain Victims

Thu, 2021-04-22 17:47
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angolan head of State João Lourenço thanked Portugal for the gesture of solidarity with Angolan victims of the rains.

Africa: Tackling Climate Change Head-On

Thu, 2021-04-22 17:37
[FAO] How four FAO-Green Climate Fund projects are providing solutions

Africa: Data Visualization Reveals Impacts of Climate Change On Displacement

Thu, 2021-04-22 17:19
[UNHCR] Today on Earth Day, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is releasing a new data visualization 'Displaced on the frontlines of climate change' that shows how the climate emergency is converging with other threats to drive new displacement and increase the vulnerability of those already forced to flee.

Angola: Rain Death Toll Rises to 24 in Luanda

Thu, 2021-04-22 16:26
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The death toll from the rain that fell in Luanda Monday morning rose from 14 to 24, according to the Provincial Commission for Civil Protection and Firefighters.

Southern Africa: Escalating Conflict in Northern Mozambique Pushes Thousands Into Hunger and Desperation

Thu, 2021-04-22 15:04
[WFP] Pemba, Cabo Delgado -- Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province is in the grips of a spiralling crisis as thousands of people flee their homes amidst violence, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Africa: More Protected Areas Not the Solution to Climate Change - Survival International

Thu, 2021-04-22 13:52
[allAfrica] While humanity is scrambling to prevent the cascading effects of climate change, a new global plan to turn 30% of the earth into environmental sanctuaries by 2030 is not the solution, according to Survival International.

Gambia: FAO's Drone Training Improves the Fight Against Climate Change

Thu, 2021-04-22 13:44
[The Point] 16 APRIL 2021, Banjul - Infertile soils, high prevalence of crops diseases and pests amidst weak research, plant protection and extension services, as well as climate change impacts, remain major contributing factors to low agricultural productivity in The Gambia. More than 70 per cent of The Gambia's population, estimated at 2.2 million people, is dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods.

Africa: This Earth Day, a People's Perspective Is What Is Most Needed

Thu, 2021-04-22 13:19
[IPS] New York -- Today marks Earth Day and all around the globe, advocates and activists, concerned citizens and the like will gather to raise awareness about the climate crisis.

Madagascar: Cyclone Forms North of Madagascar

Thu, 2021-04-22 11:40
[AIM] Maputo -- A tropical cyclone, named Jobo, has formed north of Madagascar, and its current course will take it across the northern part of the Mozambique Channel.

South Africa: President Ramaphosa to Participate in Summit On Climate Change

Thu, 2021-04-22 11:27
[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa has accepted an invitation from President Joe Biden of the United States of America to participate in a Summit on Climate Change that will be convened on a virtual platform on 22 and 23 April 2021.