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Namibia: Fewer Cattle Sold As Drought Looms

Wed, 2023-03-15 13:40
[Namibian] THE livestock sector recorded mixed results during the last quarter of 2022, with a decrease in cattle marketed after poor rainfall was recorded in many parts of the country.

Africa: Cyclone Freddy's Deadly Trail of Destruction a Grim Reminder of the Need to Prioritise Climate Adaptation

Wed, 2023-03-15 10:38
[Daily Maverick] Freddy, the longest-lived tropical cyclone on record, has left devastation in its wake in Malawi and Mozambique.

Malawi: Cyclone Freddy Kills 100 in Southern Malawi

Wed, 2023-03-15 09:02
[CSJNews] Tropical Cyclone Freddy, one of the strongest and longest storms, has killed 100 people in the southern African nation of Malawi through flash-floods, mudslides, collapsed houses and washed away bridges.

Mozambique: Detailed - SA Air Force Chopper's Dramatic Rescue of Man From Raging Mozambique River

Wed, 2023-03-15 08:22
[Daily Maverick] The man had been stuck there for about 24 hours and seemed to be moments away from being swept off his precarious foothold on a rock in the raging Lurio River.

Malawi: President Declares State of Disaster for Areas Hit By Cyclone Freddy

Wed, 2023-03-15 07:51
[VOA] Washington -- Malawi has declared a state of disaster from Cyclone Freddy, which has killed at least 219 people in Malawi and Mozambique since Saturday night, and displaced 11,000.

West Africa: CJID, CIJ Partner to Advance Climate Change Reporting in West Africa

Wed, 2023-03-15 07:51
[Premium Times] The project's first phase would commence with a two-day training workshop in Ghana during the week, while a similar exercise is scheduled for Nigeria between 28 and 29 March.

Mozambique: Malawi and Mozambique Search for Survivors After Killer Cyclone Freddy

Wed, 2023-03-15 07:50
[RFI] Cyclone Freddy continued to wreak havoc in Malawi and Mozambique on Tuesday, with powerful wind and torrential rain. More than 100 people have been killed in what is shaping up to be the longest-lasting tropical storm on record, authorities said Monday.

Africa: Balancing Protection and Profit in the Congo Basin

Wed, 2023-03-15 07:26
[ISS] The One Forest Summit delivered more pledges, but accelerated action is vital to stop illegal logging and deforestation.

Tanzania: Degradation, Human Activity and the Climate Crisis Harming Tanzania's Rangelands #AfricaClimateCrisis

Tue, 2023-03-14 18:10
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- Some of the iconic images people call to mind when speaking about the African continent is wide open expanses like those seen in Kenya's Masaai Mara and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. These open spaces are part of what is called rangelands, which can be regarded as land carrying natural or semi-natural vegetation, and provides a suitable habitat for herds of wildlife or livestock.

South Africa: Most Dams At Capacity, Adequate Bulk Water to Meet Demand

Tue, 2023-03-14 15:44
[] While various measures are being implemented to ensure the sustainable and reliable supply of water, government has appealed to consumers to reduce demand and prioritise paying their water bills to ensure that money is re-invested in infrastructure.

South Africa: President Ramaphosa Offers Condolences to Nations Affected By Cyclone Freddy

Tue, 2023-03-14 15:39
[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the Government and people, offered condolences to the governments and citizens of Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar which have been affected by Cyclone Freddy.

Kenya: 10,000 Crocodiles Die As Lake Dries Out in Kenya

Tue, 2023-03-14 15:38
[New Times] The second biggest crocodile habitat in Africa has dried up completely following failed rainy seasons.

Zimbabwe: Freddy Brings Heavy Rains, Landslides in Manicaland

Tue, 2023-03-14 14:48
[The Herald] Africa Moyo -- Some parts of Manicaland Province received heavy rains and winds from Sunday evening up to yesterday, resulting in landslides while some houses had their roofs ripped off, trees felled and crops damaged.

Namibia: Bank Windhoek Launches Sustainability Loan Drive

Tue, 2023-03-14 14:06
[Namibian] Climate change would only be harmful if interventions to increase resilience are not practised worldwide, said Bank Windhoek's chief treasurer, Claire Hobbs.

Malawi: Chakwera Declares State of Disaster in Southern Region As Cyclone Freddy Continues to Wreck Havoc

Tue, 2023-03-14 10:46
[Nyasa Times] Malawi President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has declared some parts of Southern Region as state of disaster following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Freddy.

Nigeria: Beware of False Start to Rainy Season, Meteorological Agency Warns Farmers

Mon, 2023-03-13 22:04
[Leadership] Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has warned farmers to beware of false rainfall onset as the raining season commences.

Mozambique: Cyclone Freddy to Turn Around Again to Hit Quelimane a Second Time

Mon, 2023-03-13 19:23
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Cyclone Freddy slowed down and did not hit Quelimane until Saturday evening, using the extra day to collect more energy and water. Freddy will weaken as it moves inland, but most forecasts are that it will turn around on Tuesday at the Malawi border and move back out to sea on Wednesday, with more heavy rain in Quelimane, where the total rainfall from Freddy could exceed 350 mm. Hitting Mozambique twice and turning back out to sea both times will be unprecedented for a Mozambican cyclone.

Zimbabwe: Freddy Brings Strong Winds

Mon, 2023-03-13 10:58
[The Herald] Strong southerly winds continue to flow across Zimbabwe from the outer arms of Tropical Storm Freddy, which is already affecting northern Mozambique and the country has so far not recorded any deaths or injuries since these arms hit some of its parts from Saturday.

East Africa: Horn of Africa Hunger Emergency - '129,000 Looking Death in the Eyes'

Mon, 2023-03-13 09:37
[UN News] Life-threatening hunger caused by climate shocks, violent insecurity and disease in the Horn of Africa, have left nearly 130,000 people "looking death in the eyes" and nearly 50 million facing crisis levels of food insecurity, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Nigeria: Abuja Early Rains - NiMet Warns Farmers Against Planting, Says Its False Onset

Mon, 2023-03-13 07:50
[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has warned farmers in Abuja and the adjoining North Central States who have experienced some rainfall in the last two weeks to desist from planting crops as the rainy season hasn't commenced in these areas.