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Africa: High-Level Emergency Ministerial Meeting On Cholera Epidemics, Polio and Climate-Related Public Health Emergencies

Mon, 2023-03-13 07:46
[Africa CDC] Lilongwe -- The Ministers of Health and Ministers of Water and Sanitation, as well as their senior technical experts from 12 African Union Member States, attended the High-Level Emergency Ministerial meeting on Cholera Epidemics and Climate-Related Public Health Emergencies in Lilongwe, Malawi from 9th - 10th March 2023. The Ministers agreed on joint collaborative measures to combat the spread of cholera and ensure country preparedness and readiness for climate-change-related health emergencies.

Africa: Why's the AfDB Siding With the Agrochemical Industrial Complex?

Mon, 2023-03-13 07:33
[African Arguments] Against the wishes of hundreds of millions of farmers, the bank is backing a model that can push economic dependence, soil depletion and pollution.

Nigeria: Meteorological Agency Warns Pilots, Passengers of Thunderstorms as Rain Season Begins

Sun, 2023-03-12 15:23
[Vanguard] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has warned pilots, passengers, and the general public to be cautious of thunderstorms and other weather hazards as the rainy season commences in some parts of the country.

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Escapes Wrath of Tropical Storm Freddy as It Hits Mozambique

Sat, 2023-03-11 12:30
[The Herald] Severe Tropical Storm Freddy was yesterday still in the Mozambican Channel, around 500km east of Nyanga, but moving north towards that northern bulge of Mozambique near Quelimane and so posing no threat to Zimbabwe, although strong winds, light rains and cloudy conditions are expected in some provinces.

Africa: Vanuatu Twin Cyclones Underscore the Pacific's Vulnerability to Compounding Climate-Disaster Risks

Fri, 2023-03-10 18:49
[IPS] Bangkok -- Two destructive Category 4 tropical cyclones, Judy and Kevin, and an earthquake of 6.5 magnitude impacted over 80 per cent of the Vanuatu population from 1 to 3 March 2023. To address this emergency situation, the UN, along with Pacific member States have deployed personnel on the ground to coordinate humanitarian assistance and prepare post-disaster damage assessment.

Uganda: Uganda National Meteorological Authority Warns On Water-Borne Disease Threat As Rains Begin

Fri, 2023-03-10 15:38
[Nile Post] With the seasonal March to May rains set to start in earnest, the Uganda National Meteorological Authority has warned of a potential increase in water-borne diseases like bilharzia, malaria and diarrheal diseases like cholera and dysentery among others.

South Africa: Growing Food and Building Resilience in Cape Town's Underserved Communities #AfricaClimateHope

Fri, 2023-03-10 14:45
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- How do we make sure people don't go hungry while also building community, urban biodiversity and using what some consider waste? One way to do it is to make sure that urban communities that have been marginalised due to Apartheid and a continued lack of investment in their communities are reconnected to the skills needed to grow their own food.

Zimbabwe: Freddy Continues to Break Records

Fri, 2023-03-10 09:21
[The Herald] Cyclone Freddy yesterday became the longest-lived named tropical cyclone on record, with more than 30 days, breaking the records set in the Pacific by Typhoon/ Hurricane John in 1994 and by Hurricane Katrina in the Atlantic in 1998, and it has created the second most energy of any cyclone, hurricane or typhoon, just behind Hurricane/Typhoon Joke in 2006.

Rwanda: Meteo Rwanda Explains Rare Heatwave in Kigali

Thu, 2023-03-09 18:10
[New Times] The Rwanda Meteorology Agency has reported a rare upsurge of heat in different parts of the country especially in the City of Kigali where a temperature of above 32 degrees Celcius was recorded.

Mozambique: Freddy Returns, Raising Alert in Mozambique

Thu, 2023-03-09 15:37
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Meteorology Institute (INAM) has warned that cyclone Freddy, classified so far as moderate, is expected to gain strength this Monday in the Mozambique Channel.

Tanzania: VP - Chart Out Strategic Climate Change Interventions

Thu, 2023-03-09 15:35
[Daily News] THE Vice- President Dr Philip Mpango has made an appeal to nations to ensure climate change adaptation and mitigation issues are adequately mainstreamed in their development plans, especially those targeting sectors most vulnerable to the problem, such as agriculture, water and energy.

Ghana: 2 Children Drown After Torrential Rains At Bortianor

Thu, 2023-03-09 13:19
[Ghanaian Times] Two children drowned when a building collapsed during Tuesday's torren­tial rains at Bortianor in the Ga South Municipality.

Mozambique: 117 Dead in Storms and Floods

Thu, 2023-03-09 13:12
[AIM] Maputo -- The storms and floods that have hit Mozambique since February have taken the lives of 117 people, according to Prime Minister Adriano Maleiane.

Mozambique: U.S.$15 Million Available for Small Enterprises Affected By Cyclones

Thu, 2023-03-09 13:12
[AIM] Maputo -- The Post Cyclone Reconstruction Office (GREPOC) has 15 million US dollars available to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, hit by cyclones Idai and Kenneth, in 2019.

Mozambique: Freddy Heading for Zambezia

Thu, 2023-03-09 13:11
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's National Meteorological Institute (INAM) has warned that Cyclone Freddy could make landfall on the Mozambican coast for the second time on Saturday.

Southern Africa: How Climate Crisis Could Worsen Violent Conflict in SADC

Thu, 2023-03-09 11:29
[Stockholm International Peace Research Institute] Southern Africa is among the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change. Climate-related impacts such as droughts, floods and tropical cyclones undermine development and reduce the availability of natural resources, affecting the majority of the region's population. Further, climate change can increase the risk of insecurity and violent conflict, when its impacts interact with social, political and economic stresses to compound vulnerabilities. Although southern Africa is n

Ghana: Rains Cause Havoc in Parts of Accra

Thu, 2023-03-09 11:24
[Ghanaian Times] Parts of Accra again saw large swamps of running water on roads, heavy vehicu­lar traffic, breakdown of vehicles and roads destroyed yesterday, following hours of downpour.

Zimbabwe: Tackling the Impact of Climate Crisis on Conflict in Zimbabwe

Thu, 2023-03-09 10:37
[allAfrica] Harare -- The climate emergency clearly contributes to greater conflict, although through indirect channels. There are a variety of context factors, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - in particular, socioeconomic conditions, governance, and political factors - that interact and play a key role in translating climate change into conflict risks.

Zimbabwe: Tropical Storm Freddy On the Rebound

Thu, 2023-03-09 08:31
[The Herald] Tropical storm Freddy, the longest-lived tropical cyclone on record which hit Madagascar, southern Mozambique and Zimbabwe in the third and fourth weeks of last month before returning to sea, is far from dead.

Africa: Who Wants to Hear About White Saviourism Gone Wrong?

Thu, 2023-03-09 07:51
[African Arguments] A new book on the Congo recycles stereotypes of Africa as a wasteland in need of saving in all its promo. It's been rapturously received in the West.