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Malawi: Call for 'Urgent Support' After Disaster Declared

Tue, 2024-03-26 07:55
[DW] Malawi's President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera declared a state of disaster in 23 of its 28 districts on Saturday, hot on the heels of neighboring Zambia, which has also appealed for aid.

Kenya: Kenya Red Cross Warns Against Driving, Walking Through Floods Following Heavy Rains

Mon, 2024-03-25 13:52
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Red Cross has warned Nairobi residents against walking or driving through flood waters following heavy rains witnessed in the city on Sunday night.

Zimbabwe: El Niño - Farmers Suffer Huge Discounts On Livestock

Mon, 2024-03-25 10:33
[The Herald] The effects of El Niño drought are tightening their grip on Zimbabwe's rural communities, forcing desperate farmers to sell off their prized livestock - primarily goats and cattle- to abattoirs, butcheries and middlemen at heavily discounted prices.

Uganda: Ugandans Urged to Prioritize Environmental Conservation Amidst Climate Change Crisis

Mon, 2024-03-25 08:21
[Nile Post] The Third Deputy Prime Minister, Hajjat Lukia Nakadama Isanga, has called upon Ugandans to actively engage in reforestation efforts whenever trees are cut down for purposes such as charcoal production, poles, and other similar uses.

Kenya: Heavy Rains to Continue Across the Country Until Wednesday - MET

Sun, 2024-03-24 15:42
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Several parts of the country will continue experiencing heavy rainfall with the onset on Saturday until Wednesday.

Liberia: Windstorms Affect More Than Thousand People in Gbarpolu, Bong, and Nimba

Fri, 2024-03-22 08:19
[New Dawn] Liberia's National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) says recent windstorm incidents across three counties in Liberia have left a trail of destruction, affected 1,863 individuals, and caused serious injuries to two persons.

Zimbabwe: Better Be Safe Than Sorry, Farmers Told

Thu, 2024-03-21 17:10
[The Herald] With the weather becoming increasingly unpredictable and the frequency of man-made disasters rising, it has become crucial for farmers to insure crops and livestock against dangers like wildfires and extreme climate fluctuations.

Uganda: Government Launches Five-Year Collaborative Plan to Address Disaster Situations

Thu, 2024-03-21 16:36
[Nile Post] In a joint effort, the Office of the Prime Minister and Compassion International have initiated a comprehensive five-year collaborative plan to tackle the various disaster situations worsened by climate change.

South Africa: 'Heatwaves Are Going to Get Worse, Like Nothing We've Ever Seen Before' - - SA Climatologist

Thu, 2024-03-21 15:50
[Daily Maverick] The oppressive heat that has persisted in parts of South Africa over the past few weeks is neither unusual for this time of year, nor during El Niño. However, climate change is making heatwaves more frequent and severe, and making the impact of El Niño more intense.

Africa: COP Leaders Forge Unity - 1.5?C Climate Goal Remains in Sight

Thu, 2024-03-21 12:28
[COP28 UAR] COP28 President Dr. Sultan Al Jaber today addressed global climate leaders and ministers at the opening session of the Copenhagen Climate Ministerial. Addressing climate ministers and leaders, Dr. Al Jaber highlighted the role the COP Presidencies Troika will play in driving ambition in the next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Rwanda: How to Cope With Rising Temperatures

Thu, 2024-03-21 10:04
[New Times] As parts of the world face extreme hot weather, there is an advisory on how to cope with rising temperatures. When the weather is too hot, there are health risks. During heat waves, more people than usual get seriously ill or die.

Mozambique: War and Rain Continue to Disrupt Cabo Delgado

Wed, 2024-03-20 22:23
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] In Chiure district, registration is only taking place within the municipality. No administrative post has an operational registration team. Officially, shortage of transport is cited as the reason, but the main motive is the lack of security and the fact that roads are impassable.

Somalia: In Somalia, Green Climate Fund Tests New Approach for Left-Out Communities

Wed, 2024-03-20 15:31
[Shabelle] One of the world's most vulnerable countries, Somalia is bearing the brunt of climate extremes.

Malawi: Loss and Damage Fund - Delays Leave Countries Waiting and Wondering

Wed, 2024-03-20 07:46
[African Arguments] Vulnerable countries like Malawi are not much closer to understanding how the historic new fund agreed at COP28 will actually work.

Mozambique: In Conflict-Hit Mozambique, a Tropical Storm Warns of Hunger and the Next Cyclone

Tue, 2024-03-19 07:55
[WFP] The World Food Programme requires urgent funds to respond to displacement caused by conflict in the north as climate change wreaks havoc in the south

Malawi: Back-to-Back Climate Disasters Leave Malawians Eating Grass Seeds

Tue, 2024-03-19 07:36
[The New Humanitarian] Blantyre -- 'Once again, we have nothing.'

Nigeria: Developing a Climate Resilient WASH Policy in Nigeria Come Rain or Drought

Mon, 2024-03-18 16:20
[Nigeria Health Watch] In 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria developed a 13-year strategy to address the WASH crisis in the country. Five years post-implementation, the strategy seems to be missing a key element -- climate change.

Nigeria: Centre Urges Rivers to Implement Action Plan On Gender, Climate Change

Mon, 2024-03-18 15:44
[Premium Times] A Rivers-based advocacy group, the Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre has urged the Rivers Government to implement the National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change.

Namibia: Namibia Constantly Affected By Global Warming

Mon, 2024-03-18 12:38
[Namibian] Global warming is constantly affecting Namibia's highly variable rainfall patterns, making every drop of water and wetlands a very important aspect of people's lives, senior government officials have said.

Ethiopia: AI and Climate - Tackling Challenges and Embracing Change With a People-Centered Approach

Mon, 2024-03-18 11:37
[Reporter] In May 2023, a World Bank team visited Secunda, a South African town defined by Sasol's unique commercial coal-to-liquids facility, to participate in a workshop on just green transition in Mpumalanga's coal-rich region. During the workshop, diverse voices from community leaders and global experts discussed the monumental challenges of a green transition, a conversation echoing far beyond the borders of this small town.

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