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Rwanda: Explainer - How Kigali's Flood Monitors Will Work

Tue, 2023-11-07 09:54
[New Times] As the country anticipates an increase in extreme weather occurrences, Kigali City last week instaled 15 hydrological stations to monitor and manage potential floods.

Kenya: PS Kipsang Says KCSE Candidates in Flooded Areas Moved to Safer Centres

Tue, 2023-11-07 08:57
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang says Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination candidates where schools have been submerged in floods due to ongoing rains have been moved to safer centres.

South Sudan: Climate Crisis Drives Malnutrition in South Sudan to Unprecedented Levels in Flood-Affected Areas, WFP Warns

Tue, 2023-11-07 08:22
[WFP] Juba -- Children in flood-affected parts of South Sudan are expected to face extreme levels of malnutrition in the first half of 2024 as the climate crisis tightens its grip on the country, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today. Rubkona, a county where floodwaters have permanently submerged entire communities or trapped them on small islands since 2021, is at the very frontline of the flooding and projected to face exceptionally high levels and severity of malnutrition by April 2024.

Tanzania: Govt Stresses Resources for Climate Financing

Tue, 2023-11-07 08:09
[Daily News] Dodoma -- THE Deputy Minister of State in the Vice President's Office, Environment and Union Affairs, Mr Khamis Hamza Khamis has called for concentrated efforts to ensure availability of needed resources for climate financing.

Africa: Food and Agriculture Organisation Report Reveals Hidden Costs of Agrifood Systems

Tue, 2023-11-07 07:48
[UN News] Although current agrifood systems provide nourishment and sustain economies, they also impose huge hidden costs on health and the environment - the equivalent of at least $10 trillion annually - a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed.

Africa: How AI Helps Combat Climate Crisis - UN

Tue, 2023-11-07 07:31
[UN News] Artificial intelligence (AI) is already making inroads worldwide in health, education and industry, but how can this cutting-edge technology help the world combat and mitigate the effects of climate change?

Namibia: Namibia to Host Dialogue On Climate Challenges

Mon, 2023-11-06 19:12
[Namibian] The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, serving as the national designated authority on the Green Climate Fund (GCF), in collaboration with the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia, has announced the upcoming GCF regional dialogue with Africa.

Kenya: Health Ministry Issues Guidelines for Rainy Season Safety

Mon, 2023-11-06 11:36
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health has released guidelines aimed at keeping Kenyans safe during the rainy season.

Nigeria: Climate Change Poses Grave Risks to Nigeria - Agora Policy

Mon, 2023-11-06 09:58
[Leadership] Nigeria is facing significant health and environmental threats and risks losing $100 billion annually from the impact of climate change, according to a new report.

Nigeria: Climate Change Poses Risks to Nigeria - Agora Policy Report

Mon, 2023-11-06 09:58
[Vanguard] An Abuja-based think tank, Agora Policy, has warned that unless urgent and bold actions are taken, Nigeria risks becoming one of the worst-affected countries by climate change.

Africa: COP28 Meeting Advances Loss and Damage Fund Implementation

Mon, 2023-11-06 09:50
[COP28 UAR] COP28 President Dr. Sultan Al Jaber heralded the successful conclusion of a vital United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting on the implementation of the Loss and Damage Fund, held in Abu Dhabi, as a vital step towards a successful outcome on the road to COP28.

Africa: Big Shortfall in Climate Funding Needed By Developing Countries Is 'Hugely Worrying' - UNEP

Mon, 2023-11-06 09:10
[Daily Maverick] The funding developing countries need to deal with the present impacts of climate change (adaptation finance) is 50% bigger than previously thought, with Unep estimating the current adaptation finance gap is now $194bn - $366bn per year.

Kenya: Senator Roba Calls for Urgent Disaster Response as Floods Displace Thousands in North Kenya

Mon, 2023-11-06 08:30
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- United Democratic Movement (UDM) Party leader Senator Ali Roba has urged the government to upscale disaster response in northern Kenya where thousands have been displaced by floods in the ongoing rains.

Sierra Leone: Citizens Demand Urgent Climate Action

Sat, 2023-11-04 15:04
[Afrobarometer] Among citizens familiar with climate change, two-thirds (67%) say it is making life worse.

Cape Verde: Climate Change Worsens Life in Cabo Verde

Sat, 2023-11-04 15:02
[Afrobarometer] Eight in 10 citizens say droughts have become more severe over the past 10 years.

Southern Africa: Southern Africa At Increased Risk of Being Hit By Powerful Category 5 Cyclones, Experts Warn

Fri, 2023-11-03 09:09
[Daily Maverick] Climate experts warn that with the way the southern African region has been warming, a Category 5 tropical cyclone landing could not be ruled out - and that should this happen, the region is woefully unprepared to deal with it.

Africa: President Ruto Is Not Africa's Mia Mottley

Fri, 2023-11-03 07:47
[African Arguments] Kenya's president has reinvented himself as Africa's climate champion, but his policy contradictions reveal that this is just his latest hustle.

Ghana: Ghana Link Donates Cash, Food Items to Flood Victims

Thu, 2023-11-02 18:30
[Ghanaian Times] Trade Facilitation Company and operators of the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) at Ghana's Ports, Ghana Link Network Services Limited, has donated items and cash of GH¢550, 000 to persons affected by the spillage from the Akosombo Dam.

Uganda: Entrepreneur Turns Waste into Opportunity, One 'Briquette' at a Time #AfricaClimateHope

Thu, 2023-11-02 15:53
[allAfrica] Isaac Ndyamuhaki, a young Ugandan entrepreneur with a background in forestry, is passionate about using solutions to help communities become more resilient to shocks like poverty and the global climate crisis. He is the founder and team leader of Asili Kwanza Uganda, a social enterprise that provides safe, affordable, and sustainable energy solutions.

Rwanda: Green Cooking Stoves Provided to Schools to Tackle Deforestation and Climate Change

Thu, 2023-11-02 15:53
[New Times] The utilisation of firewood for cooking contributes to deforestation, which in turn leads to various environmental and societal risks such as climate change, desertification, soil erosion, flooding, and elevated greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere.