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Africa: In the Face of the Climate and Health Crises, How Can We Keep Our Children Safe?

Sun, 2021-04-11 09:25
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] If we seize the moment and work together - boomers and millennials - there are very real chances for a future world that is better than the one today's adults were born into

South Africa: Developed Countries Urged to Revisit Climate Change Targets

Fri, 2021-04-09 18:02
[] The 30th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change has urged developed countries to revisit their climate change mitigation targets while also urging them to provide support to developing countries.

Namibia: Forest Conservation a Global Priority

Fri, 2021-04-09 15:12
[Namibian] FORESTS in Africa, including in Namibia, are shrinking.

Seychelles: India Gives Seychelles New Judiciary Building, Solar Project, Patrol Boat

Fri, 2021-04-09 14:37
[Seychelles News Agency] Several projects including a fast patrol vessel funded by the Indian government were handed over officially to Seychelles on Thursday in a virtual inaugural ceremony.

Zimbabwe: 'Name and Shame' Corporates Violating Waste Management Policy - Media Told

Fri, 2021-04-09 12:45
[The Herald] Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has called on the media to expose corporates and individuals failing to properly dispose waste, as the nation moves towards achieving a clean and healthy environment.

Africa: Tackling One of Africa's Greatest Enemies - Drought

Fri, 2021-04-09 11:43
[Africa Renewal] Susan Ojochide (from Nigeria) talks about her research that will help to alleviate food insecurity in semi-arid areas.

Africa: As Crises Converge, It's Time to Plant Seeds for a Different Future

Fri, 2021-04-09 11:41
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Now is the time to engage those left out of important conversations and build a more just, compassionate and climate-smart post-pandemic world

West Africa: 'Sacred Forests' Capture Carbon and Keep Soil Healthy

Fri, 2021-04-09 11:24
[The Conversation Africa] In parts of West Africa, patches of forest have been preserved for long periods of time because of their cultural or religious significance. These "sacred forests" are believed to be inhabited and protected by gods, totem animals or ancestors. Local communities have their own rules prohibiting reckless harvesting of timber and game, which have protected the sacred forests over many generations.

Africa: Speech By H.E. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Virtual Leaders' Dialogue On ‎the Africa Covid-Climate Emergency

Fri, 2021-04-09 11:17
[Egypt Online] In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate and the Most Merciful

Zimbabwe: Lake Kariba Water Levels Rise By 25%

Thu, 2021-04-08 18:38
[The Herald] Water in Lake Kariba has risen by 25 percent over the past month from a level of 480.76m recorded in March this year to a lake level of 481.97 meters further bolstering hopes for secure energy supplies for Zimbabwe and Zambia.

South Africa: South African Companies Scramble to Comply With the New Carbon Tax

Thu, 2021-04-08 18:30
[Daily Maverick] Companies emit more greenhouse gases than they should because they can. South Africa's new(ish) carbon tax system puts a price on carbon that will hopefully bring emissions down.

Africa: Climate Mapping Can Point to Danger Spots Where New Pest Threatens Africa's Cycads

Thu, 2021-04-08 17:55
[The Conversation Africa] Cycads, the world's oldest seed-producing plants, are facing extinction. Africa is home to a variety of cycad species and South Africa is regarded as a global hotspot for cycad diversity.

West Africa: Great Green Wall, Senegalese Minister Hails Moroccan Experience

Thu, 2021-04-08 15:53
[MAP] Rabat -- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese abroad Aïssata Tall Sall, described Tuesday the Moroccan experience in terms of management of dry, arid and desert areas, as "important for the Great Green Wall project" in the Sahel.

South Africa: An Economy in Decline - Exploring the Role of Renewable Energy to Reverse Youth Unemployment

Thu, 2021-04-08 15:14
[Greenpeace] Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) recently released official statistics for unemployment since the national lockdown decimated South Africa, leading to a cumulative 16.4% contraction of the economy.

Africa: Continent's Leaders Push for Strong Action On Climate Change

Thu, 2021-04-08 08:36
[VOA] Johannesburg -- A pandemic has blanketed the planet. Economies have cratered. Across the world, people are scared, anxious and unsteady about the future.

Mozambique: Nyusi Calls for Funding for Climate Resilience

Wed, 2021-04-07 17:55
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has argued that the international financial response to the Covid-19 emergency should include debt relief, support for budgetary liquidity, and interventions in resilience and adaptation to climate change.

Africa: African Leaders Warn Covid-19 Crisis Harming Climate Adaptation Push

Wed, 2021-04-07 16:53
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The coronavirus-linked economic slowdown is limiting cash to help Africans pay to adapt to climate extremes, from drought to floods

Africa: Covid-19 Has Aggravated Africa's Vulnerability to Climate Change - President Kenyatta

Wed, 2021-04-07 15:38
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the impact of climate change on African economies noting that the continent's GDP had, for the first time in 25 years, dropped by over three percent in 2020.

Kenya: Benefits of Clearing Mathenge

Wed, 2021-04-07 15:28
[Nation] Clearing of Prosopis juliflora, commonly known as mathenge, in Baringo County, may yield bigger livelihood benefits than the current economic benefit of burning the wood for charcoal, according to scientists.

Liberia: Mines & Energy Wants Accelerated Collaboration in Combating Climate Change

Wed, 2021-04-07 13:25
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Ministry of Mines and Energy, is calling for accelerated global collaboration in combating climate change, and reducing greenhouse gas emission (GHG) below two percent Celsius.