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Egypt: Environment Min. Calls for Support to Implementing Nature-Based Solutions Initiative #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2023-03-08 20:01
[Egypt Online] Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad has stressed that the initiative of nature-based solutions is a real framework for addressing the inextricably intertwined global crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

Kenya: Prayers and Bags of Maize Won't End Hunger and Drought in Kenya

Wed, 2023-03-08 18:00
[Greenpeace] Kenya ranks 94th among 121 countries according to the latest Global Hunger Index Report. This puts Kenya among the hungriest countries in the world. The number of Kenyans facing starvation has risen from 4.2 million to 6 million. However, this is not the first time Kenyans are dying of hunger associated with drought and the climate crisis. According to analysis by The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), 92 million Kenyans were moderately to severely food insecure between 2014 and 2020. In the last two

Ethiopia: OPA Says People in Borana Zone Dying of Hunger, Treatable Conditions As Health Impact of Prolonged Drought Gets Severe

Wed, 2023-03-08 17:36
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Oromia Physicians' Association (OPA ), a non-governmental professional association, said the prolonged drought in Borana zone of Oromia regional state in Southwestern Ethiopia has apparently brought the most drastic impact on the health of the people.

Mozambique: Mechanisms Sought to Respond to Climate Change #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2023-03-08 16:40
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Ministry of Land and Environment is seeking to improve the mechanisms to respond firmly to the challenges imposed by climate change, and produce recommendations with a view to building climate resilience.

Ghana: Ghana 'Amanfoɔ', Our Very Survival Is Now At Stake!

Wed, 2023-03-08 11:33
[Ghanaian Times] The news from Cairo, where the conference on global warming has been taking place, is not comforting at all.

Kenya: Kenya Meteorological Department Says Rainfall Expected Over Few Areas in the Country

Wed, 2023-03-08 11:15
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Meteorological Department has predicted occasional rainfall over a few areas in the country starting Tuesday.

Kenya: Nakuru Hit By Flower Shortage Due to Prolonged Drought

Wed, 2023-03-08 10:51
[Capital FM] Nakuru -- The prolonged drought and drying up of river Molo and Rongai has negatively affected the production of flowers in Nakuru county.

South Africa: World Naked Bike Ride 11 March 2023 in Cape Town

Wed, 2023-03-08 10:28
[World Naked Bike Ride] Cape Town's Twelfth World Naked Bike Ride will take place on Saturday 11 March. It is an annual event in over 74 cities around the world - in the Southern Hemisphere in March and in the Northern Hemisphere in June.

Africa: UN Conference Weighs Building Resilient Agrifood Systems in the Face of Risk and Uncertainty

Wed, 2023-03-08 09:59
[UN News] Government leaders and experts attending the Fifth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5) and weighing the main challenges facing the world's most vulnerable countries, have called for the LDCs to be supported through, among others, promoting agricultural investment and using modern technologies to achieve food security.

Africa: When Things Go Boom - Why the Doomsday Clock Matters to Africa

Tue, 2023-03-07 16:23
[allAfrica] In January this year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved its Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight, an indication that humanity is closer than ever to destroying itself. The existential threats it identifies also impact the people of Africa.

Mozambique: Mozambique Shows How JPMorgan Chase Backs War and Climate Chaos

Tue, 2023-03-07 15:15
[Rainforest Action Network] JPMorgan Chase is the biggest fossil fuel financier in the world fueling climate chaos - an undisputed fact from the report Banking on Climate Chaos. A new case study and video from Mozambique exposes how this financing also prolongs civil unrest, using unstable situations to force fossil fuel projects. A liquified natural gas (LNG) project by TotalEnergies in the Cabo Delgado region is on pause after armed groups killed dozens of their workers in Palma in 2021. On February 3rd the company's CEO visited th

Kenya: Tana River Farmers Asked to Plant Early Maturing Crops Ahead of Depressed March-May Long Rainy Season

Mon, 2023-03-06 17:32
[Capital FM] Hola -- Farmers in Tana River County have been urged to plant early maturing crops after the weather forecasted a depressed March-Mat long rainy season.

Africa: Five Ways Often-Unheralded Seagrasses Boost Biodiversity #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2023-03-06 14:15
[UNEP] Seagrasses are one of the most widespread marine ecosystems on Earth, covering around 300,000 km2 of seabed in 159 countries.

Africa: 'We Must Ensure That Low Carbon Transitions Don't Harm Poor Countries'

Mon, 2023-03-06 07:48
[Africa Renewal] Paul Akiwumi, Director of UNCTAD's Division for Africa, says LDC5 Conference in Doha is an opportunity to begin to tackle the problem

Nigeria: Floods - Hyppadec to Resettle Two Niger Communities

Sat, 2023-03-04 13:03
[Leadership] The Hydro Power Producing Area Commission (HYPPADEC) is set to resettle Muregi and Ketso communities whose inhabitants had been displaced as a result of floods and other ecological disasters caused by the hydro-power dams in the state.

Mozambique: ForAfrika's Mozambican Staff Work to Alleviate Devastation Caused by Cyclone Freddy

Fri, 2023-03-03 13:24
[ForAfrika] ForAfrika staff are working alongside communities battered by torrential rain and flooding caused by Cyclone Freddy, which made landfall in Mozambique on 24 February.

Ghana: MESTI, MOE to Reward Best Climate Change Teacher - Dr Kwaku Afriyie

Fri, 2023-03-03 13:19
[GhanaToday] The winner of the maiden 2023 Climate Change and Green Economy Teacher Award will join the Ghana delegation to the International Climate Change Conference in Dubai (COP28) in November 2023.

Liberia: Sea Erosion Hits Small and Big Fanti Towns in Grand Bassa #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2023-03-03 12:14
[New Republic] Buchanan -- Despite the United Nations Development Program, (UNDP)'s $ US 2.9 Million valued Coastal Defense Project in 2010, sea erosion keeps making life miserable for the Ghanaian fishermen living in their coastal "Small and Big Fanti Towns" in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

Zimbabwe: Winds From Tropical Storm Freddy Destroys Sugar Cane Plantation

Fri, 2023-03-03 10:43
[Scrolla] Sugar shortages and sky-high prices are foreseen in Zimbabwe. This is after a part of the Hippo Valley sugarcane plantation, owned by Tongaat, was destroyed by a hailstorm on Monday.

Africa: Oil and Gas Companies Are Seen As Climate Villains. Truth Is, We'll Need Their Expertise to Make Green Hydrogen a Reality

Fri, 2023-03-03 10:37
[The Conversation Africa] Think about oil and gas companies and climate change and chances are you'll think dark thoughts. It's true Exxon Mobil had remarkably detailed knowledge of global warming in the 1970s. Some seeded doubt by funding climate denier organisations and scientists and invented greenwashing. The current energy crisis has handed them windfall profits. In fact, BP hit profits of A$40 billion last year, while scaling back its green ambitions.