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Africa: Renewable Energy Focus Could Steer Brics Towards Formation of Powerful Climate Club

Fri, 2023-08-25 08:38
[Daily Maverick] BRICS could be the catalyst for a new global alliance to power solutions to the world's climate crisis.

Malawi: Malawi Health Minister Chiponda Describes Climate Change as Human Threat

Fri, 2023-08-25 08:21
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda has described climate change as a greatest threat to human health globally.

East Africa: Eating Fish From Lake Victoria 'Rare and Expensive' Amid Climate Crisis

Fri, 2023-08-25 07:32
[African Arguments] 90% of people along the lake's shores in Tanzania say they ate fish four times per month ten years ago, compared to just 4% today.

Africa: Towards a BRICS Climate Club

Fri, 2023-08-25 07:32
[ISS] BRICS could be the catalyst for a new global alliance to power solutions to the world's climate crisis.

Uganda: The BRICS Summit Should Tackle Climate Change and Energy Security

Thu, 2023-08-24 17:36
[Nile Post] This week, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) will be convening in Johannesburg for the 15th BRICS Summit under the theme, BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development and Inclusive Multilateralism". The bloc forms a big section of the global emerging economy with more than 42% of the world's population, 30% of its territory, 23% of global GDP, and 18% of global trade, which informs its influence in geopolitical dynamics, including economic and

Gambia: Commercial Taxi Drivers Abandon Bundung Highway

Thu, 2023-08-24 11:55
[Foroyaa] Commercial taxi drivers that ply the Bundung highway, from Serrekunda to Latrikunda, have recently abandoned the way after the recent heavy downpour which left the road in bad condition.

Nigeria: The Climate-Health Nexus - Time to Build Evidence for Global Health Action

Thu, 2023-08-24 09:04
[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's note: In the run-up to COP 28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) later this year, Nigeria Health Watch, interviewed Simon Bland, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE), a partnership between the President of the UAE and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. GLIDE works to progress disease elimination and eradication in endemic countries, with a particular focus on malaria, polio, lymphatic filariasis, and river blindness. Simon Bland shares his

South Africa: Climate Activists Demand Action At Brics Talks #AfricaClimateCrisis

Thu, 2023-08-24 08:29
[GroundUp] Hundreds protest in Sandton where summit is underway

Seychelles: Ad691 - in Fight Against Climate Change, Seychellois Call for Greater Effort By Developed Countries, Industry, Government, and Citizens

Wed, 2023-08-23 15:46
[Afrobarometer] Citizens praise government efforts but want more - even at considerable economic cost.

Africa: The Africa Climate Summit Must Dare Speak the Unspeakable

Wed, 2023-08-23 13:43
[African Arguments] Fossil fuels, by far the biggest source of emissions, have brought much harm and few benefits to Africa. Yet climate agreements barely mention them.

Rwanda: City of Kigali Clarifies Eviction Plans for Residents in High-Risk Zones

Wed, 2023-08-23 11:02
[New Times] The City of Kigali says it will neither compensate nor offer three-month rent fees to residents facing eviction from identified high-risk zones, according to Mayor Pudence Rubingisa.

Tunisia: In Tunisia, Climate of Fear Shrinks Options for Sub-Saharan Africans

Wed, 2023-08-23 07:41
[VOA] Tunis, Tunisia -- One-month-old Ishmael knows nothing beyond a scrappy migrant camp in Tunis, its makeshift tents, buttressed with plastic bags, offering respite from a scorching August sun.

Africa: The Climate Future Is Here, and It Looks Like This Proud Commune in South Africa

Tue, 2023-08-22 12:52
[African Arguments] With solar power, urban farms, and radical grassroots democracy, eKhenana provides an impressive model for a sustainable low-carbon future.

Africa: Africa Climate Summit - Kenya's Green Growth Pitch Sparks Justice Concerns

Mon, 2023-08-21 13:07
[African Arguments] Outcry over McKinsey's role and unease with Ruto's focus on finance raises questions as to whether the summit will truly be "by Africans for Africans".

Tanzania: Expert Roots for Innovative Means in Mitigating Climate Change

Mon, 2023-08-21 10:07
[Daily News] Arusha -- A FOOD and agriculture expert has emphasized the significance of adopting appropriate technologies and renewable energies for mitigating climate change.

Nigeria: Climate Change - 'Study Shows Lagos is Sinking, Needs Support'

Sun, 2023-08-20 15:09
[Vanguard] As part of mitigation measures, Lagos State in 2018 developed a climate action plan, which is targeted at ensuring it achieves net zero by 2050.

Africa: Ruling in Favour of Activists in US Climate Lawsuit Sets Historic Human Rights-Based Precedent #AfricaClimateHope

Fri, 2023-08-18 18:52
[AI London] Responding to a court ruling in favor of a group of young activists who accused officials in the US state of Montana of violating their rights under the state constitution to a clean and healthful environment by supporting pro-fossil fuel policies, Marta Schaaf, Amnesty International's Director of Climate, Economic and Social Justice, and Corporate Accountability Programme, said:

Ghana: 'Include Women, Children in Climate Change Action'

Fri, 2023-08-18 18:04
[Ghanaian Times] A Climate Change Activist, Portia Adu-Mensah, has called on organisations to support and facilitate the inclusion of women and children as key stakeholders in climate change action.

Ghana: 5 Die, 2 Injured in North East Region Floods

Fri, 2023-08-18 17:55
[Ghanaian Times] Tamale -- Five people have been confirmed dead and two others injured following the 12-hour rain that hit the entire North East Region, last Wednesday.

South Africa: Groundwater - Key to Mitigating the Effects of The Climate Crisis #AfricaClimateHope

Fri, 2023-08-18 13:30
[allAfrica] The scene before me was a stark contrast to the world we had known. Empty pools, people lining up for hours for daily rations of water, and dry, parched vegetation, all served as a reminder that we were facing an existential threat. Cape Town faced a drought from 2016 to 2018 when the city came within 90 days of running out of water.