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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

Tanzania: Kabaddi - Downpour Disrupts Indo-Tanzania Tournaments

Thu, 2021-04-15 13:46
[Daily News] AFTER the downpour disrupted the Indo-Tanzanian Kabaddi friendship game over the weekend, the organisers are now plan to stage it in the near future.

South Africa: SA Has 'Sufficient Water in Storage'

Thu, 2021-04-15 11:33
[SAnews.gov.za] Although South Africa is beginning to see a slight decline in dam levels, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has assured that the country has sufficient water to see it through the dry winter season.

Seychelles: Islands Development Company Lights Up Two More of Seychelles' Outer Islands With Solar Power

Wed, 2021-04-14 19:16
[Seychelles News Agency] The Islands Development Company (IDC) is on track to having all the islands it manages in Seychelles running solely on green energy after the inauguration of solar farms on Astove and Farquhar islands.

Africa: President El-Sisi Participates in Virtual Leaders' Dialogue On the Africa Covid-Climate Emergency

Wed, 2021-04-14 14:43
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi participated today via video conference in the high-level meeting organized by the African Development Bank (AFDB) in cooperation with the Global Center on Adaptation under the title "Leaders' Dialogue on the Africa Covid-Climate Emergency".

Nigeria: NiMet Predicts Three Days of Sunshine, Thunderstorms Across Nigeria

Wed, 2021-04-14 12:14
[Premium Times] "Cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine are expected over the Inland cities of the South..."

Rwanda: Weatherman Explains Waterspout Phenomenon in Lake Ruhondo

Wed, 2021-04-14 11:29
[New Times] Rwanda Meteorology Agency has explained the waterspout, a weather phenomenon locally known as "Isata", which was experienced on April 13, in Lake Ruhondo, saying it was caused by weather patterns in Burera district.

Seychelles: Diplomats See Climate Change, Security Risks, Business Opportunities On Trip to Seychelles' Outer Islands

Wed, 2021-04-14 09:43
[Seychelles News Agency] The visit to some of Seychelles' outer islands by a group of foreign diplomats was a great opportunity to better demonstrate the challenges the island nation faces, especially in maritime security and climate change, Sylvestre Radegonde, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, said Tuesday.

Uganda: Living Dangerously - the Plight of Ntoroko Flood-Affected Families

Wed, 2021-04-14 09:38
[Monitor] More than 150 families, part of the 10,000 people who were displaced by the floods two years ago after water levels in Lake Albert rose, are living in a dire condition.

Kenya: Farmers Using Community Seed Banks to Fight Climate Change

Wed, 2021-04-14 08:40
[Nation] Climate change is occasioned by erratic weather conditions which present numerous challenges in the food sector, resulting in acute food shortages.

Namibia: Youth Embark On a 'Green Namibia'

Tue, 2021-04-13 21:14
[New Era] Charles Tjatindi

Rwanda: Normal Rainfall Expected in the Next 10 Days

Tue, 2021-04-13 12:39
[New Times] Most parts of Rwanda will experience normal rains associated with thunder and moderate wind until April 20, according to the forecast from Rwanda Meteorology Agency.

Angola: Government, Unfao Mobilise Resources to Tackle Locust Swarms

Tue, 2021-04-13 12:33
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The fight against the plague of locusts affecting the southern region of Angola will involve airborne resources to spray the affected regions with insecticides, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said, adding to the efforts of the Angolan government.

Somalia: How Climate Insecurity Could Trigger More Conflict

Tue, 2021-04-13 10:31
[The Conversation Africa] Climate change effects such as droughts, flash floods, erratic rainfall, disruption to the monsoon seasons, strong winds, cyclones, sandstorms, dust storms and increased temperature are being experienced across Somalia. These effects are affecting livelihoods, and contributing to local grievances and community tensions.

Tanzania: Villagers Along Lake Victoria Lament Over Plastic Waste

Tue, 2021-04-13 10:22
[Citizen] Sengerema -- In Chifunfu Village along the shores of Lake Victoria, life looks pretty busy.

Tanzania: Floods Kill Three As Tma Warns of Heavy Rains

Tue, 2021-04-13 10:05
[Daily News] THREE people have passed away after being swept by flooding rain waters in Tarime District, Mara Region over the weekend.

Zimbabwe: Defiant Villagers Battle to Stop Chinese Coal Project

Mon, 2021-04-12 17:02
[Zimbabwe Standard] Dinde is a sprawling, poverty-stricken community located 40km east of Hwange along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls road.

Ethiopia: Nation Gains Over 149M Birr From Carbon Trading

Mon, 2021-04-12 14:38
[ENA] Ethiopia after a project's successful achievement of reducing deforestation and polluting gases in Bale and West Oromia, gained over 149 million birr from carbon trading sold through REDD+.

Angola: Plague of Locusts Destroys Crops in Cunene

Mon, 2021-04-12 13:09
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -- A plague of locusts, which appeared last Friday (9), is destroying crops of millet, sorghum and corn in the southern Cunene Province of Angola.

Africa: Transforming Global Food Systems - Jose Graziano da Silva On the Path to Zero Hunger

Mon, 2021-04-12 11:20
[IPS] Cambridge Ma -- The battle for the future of food has grown contentious, and José Graziano da Silva has become a lightning rod for criticism. In 2014, as Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), he presided over the institution's first International Agroecology Symposium, opening what he called "a new window in the Cathedral of the Green Revolution." The FAO has since then formalized support for "Scaling Up Agroecology" while continuing to promote the kinds of chemical-intensi

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