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Mali: Climate Change Hinders Peacebuilding - Research Institute

Thu, 2021-04-22 09:31
[DW] Research group SIPRI has identified a link between climate change and extremism in the West African country. As the region reels from the sudden death of Western-backed strongman Idriss Deby, instability is rife.

Nigeria: Environmentalists Demand Passage of Country's Climate Change Bill

Thu, 2021-04-22 07:55
[Premium Times] The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, recently called for the speedy passage of the Climate Change Bill into law.

Africa: Earth Is Our Spaceship and We Are Its Crew

Wed, 2021-04-21 17:27
[FAO] FAO's new Goodwill Ambassador, astronaut Thomas Pesquet, calls us to act against climate change

Namibia: Govt Spends U.S.$1,3 Million to Fight Locusts

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:45
[Namibian] The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform has so far spent more than N$20 million on buying pesticides and equipment to contain the devastating outbreak of the African migratory locusts in the country.

Africa: UNDP and Heart 17 Launch Platform to Unite Youth, Artists and Business to Drive Action On Sustainable Development

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:18
[UNDP] New York -- A new global initiative called HEART 17, launched today in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to bring together young people and the creative and private sectors to fight poverty, inequality and climate change.

Angola: President Regrets Death of Citizens Due to Rains

Wed, 2021-04-21 14:21
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, expressed his regret Tuesday in Luanda over the loss of human lives and the huge material damages caused by the heavy rains that fell over the Angolan capital in the last few days.

Africa: Global Youth Summit 2021 │ 23-25 April

Tue, 2021-04-20 18:28
[WHO] Geneva -- The Global Youth Summit is a unique virtual event designed with young people, for young people. Over three-days, the Summit will convene young people from all over the world and key stakeholders from UN agencies, national governments and corporate partners to discuss the needs of young people in a post-COVID-19 world.

Namibia: ACC Investigates Drought-Relief Rot

Tue, 2021-04-20 16:21
[Namibian] A FIRM owned by corruption-accused James Hatuikulipi and former minister of justice Sacky Shanghala allegedly scored N$3,1 million in a botched drought-relief contract paid for by the National Fishing Corporation of Namibian (Fishcor).

Africa: World on the Verge of Climate 'Abyss' as Temperature Rise Continues - UN Chief

Tue, 2021-04-20 08:53
[UN News] The Earth's temperature continues to rise unabated, with 2020 being one of the three warmest years on record, as extreme weather events combine with the COVID-19 pandemic, impacting millions.

West Africa: Climate Change Threatens Coffee - but a Delicious Wild Species Could Help

Tue, 2021-04-20 07:53
[The Conversation Africa] The world loves coffee. More precisely, it loves arabica coffee. From the smell of its freshly ground beans through to the very last sip, arabica is a sensory delight.

Zambia: Let's Mitigate Floods Early!

Mon, 2021-04-19 18:02
[Times of Zambia] THERE is always need to have a contingency plan in any case of major floods looking at the rainfall calculations that saw most parts of the country received normal to above rainfall if flooding is to be averted.

Tanzania: Tma Warns of Three Days of Heavy Rains in Seven Regions

Mon, 2021-04-19 17:26
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) has said heavy rains are expected to rain for three consecutive days in seven regions.

Congo-Kinshasa: Climate Crisis and the Congo Basin - the Planet's Future May Ride On President Tshisekedi's Grip On the DRC

Mon, 2021-04-19 16:34
[Daily Maverick] The Congo Basin's forests and peatlands are a major component of Earth's life-support systems, and it is a key supplier of vital minerals needed to build a low carbon economy. The case for the people of the Congo to benefit from not exploiting these resources is irrefutable.

Africa: Climate Crisis - More Than 700m Children Live in High-Risk Countries

Mon, 2021-04-19 16:08
[savethechildren_uk] An estimated 710 million children[i] live in the 45 countries that are at the highest risk of suffering the impact of climate change, Save the Children warned today[ii]. Floods, droughts, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events will have an especially deep impact on vulnerable children and their families.

Kenya: How Kenya Plunged Into the Grip of Climate Change

Mon, 2021-04-19 08:46
[Nation] A lone fisherman sits indolently on a rock in the middle of River Athi in Kamulu, drawing fish from a small patch of water in the wide valley. Occasionally, he swats a mosquito off his legs with his palm.

Mozambique: Nyusi Challenges Commonwealth to Fund Climate Change

Fri, 2021-04-16 19:09
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday challenged the Commonwealth to take a leading role in building a sustainable future, by advocating for and mobilising more resources to finance climate change programmes and resilience actions in member countries.

Ghana: 50 Tidal Wave Victims Relocate to Dzetagba

Fri, 2021-04-16 14:35
[Ghanaian Times] Fifty out of more than 700 people displaced by tidal waves affecting their communities in the Ketu South Municipality prior to the Easter celebrations have relocated to Dzetagba (salt lagoon) and are engaging in fishing and salt mining.

Liberia: 'Liberia's Investment Climate Is Ripe With Abundance of Untapped Natural Resources' - VP Howard-Taylor Tells United States Investors

Fri, 2021-04-16 13:18
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia Jewel Howard-Taylor has addressed the Equity for Africa Summit organized by the Liberty University in Washington DC, the United States.

Liberia: Storm Leaves Hundreds Homeless in Bomi Township

Fri, 2021-04-16 13:18
[FrontPageAfrica] Bomi County -- A severe night-time storm that swept across Zepeh Clan, Senjeh District, Bomi County on Tuesday, April 13 left widespread damage, blowing off roofs and leaving some homes uninhabitable.

Liberia: Liberia's Investment Climate Is Ripe With Abundance of Untapped Natural Resources

Fri, 2021-04-16 12:59
[New Dawn] -VP Howard-Taylor tells United States investors