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Mozambique: - Sugar Company Loses Over 50 Million Dollars Due to Flooding

Fri, 2023-08-18 12:07
[AIM] Maputo -- The Maragra Sugar Company, in the southern Mozambican district of Manhiça, has lost 3.6 billion meticais (56 million dollars, at the current exchange rate) as a result of damage to equipment and loss of sugar cane due to flooding on the Incomati river last February.

Africa: World Bank Climate Finance Plan Little Help, Unfair

Fri, 2023-08-18 07:21
[IPS] KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The World Bank plans to use public funds to subsidize private finance, ostensibly to mobilize much more capital to address the climate crisis. But the new plan is likely to be a distraction, not the solution it purports to be.

Africa: Pre-Colonial Delicacy Could Help Food Security and Climate Change #AfricaClimateHope

Thu, 2023-08-17 14:13
[IPS] Nairobi -- Kenya's fight for food security may have just gone 'Old School' as Egerton University dons win a grant to help bring back a pre-colonial delicacy that was gradually sliding its way off consumers' plates.

Africa: COP28 President Urges Global Action on Climate Finance at African Ministerial Meeting

Thu, 2023-08-17 13:40
[allAfrica] COP28 President-Designate Dr. Sultan Al Jaber has addressed the nineteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), sharing his vision and priorities for COP28, especially the need for adaptation financing and acceleration of the energy transition.

Kenya: Nairobi is Ready for Africa Climate Summit, CS Tuya Says

Thu, 2023-08-17 13:10
[Capital FM] Addis Ababa -- Environment, Climate Change and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya has said that Kenya is ready to host the first ever Africa Climate Summit, convened by the African Union at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in downtown Nairobi.

Nigeria: Food Security - Research Recommends Four Climate-Resilient Policy Interventions for Nigeria

Thu, 2023-08-17 12:44
[Premium Times] The researchers said the recommendations became necessary after empirical findings indicated "the negative impacts of climatic factors on agricultural productivity."

Nigeria: Flood Kills Over 25,000 Birds in Anambra Farm

Thu, 2023-08-17 09:21
[Premium Times] About 400 staff members of the farm had been directed to stop work, an official said.

Nigeria: Nigeria's Coastal Communities Build Flood Barriers With Mud and Sticks

Thu, 2023-08-17 07:30
[African Arguments] As they continue to wait in vain for state intervention amid rising sea levels, people in Akwa Ibom are taking matters into their own hands.

Uganda: President Museveni Meets Nexus Green Officials Over Solar Irrigation

Wed, 2023-08-16 17:57
[Nile Post] President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni yesterday August 15th, 2023, met and held discussions with a delegation from Nexus Green led by their chairperson, Baroness Sandip Verma who is also the former UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development.

Africa: Joint Statement - UAE: Release All Those Unjustly Imprisoned Before COP28

Wed, 2023-08-16 15:12
[HRW] Beirut -- Authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should release all those unjustly imprisoned in the country before the start of COP28, which will be held at Expo City Dubai between November 30, and December 12, 2023. UAE authorities continue to detain dozens of people who completed their prison sentences some years ago, including 55 dissidents, lawyers, and other people convicted in a mass trial known as the "UAE94" case. The UAE also continues to detain prominent human rights defenders, including Ahmed Mans

Africa: World Economists Set Out Next Steps for Climate Finance Reform

Wed, 2023-08-16 11:16
[allAfrica] A two-day meeting of world-leading economists and finance leaders convened by the COP28 Presidency has delivered consensus on the key next steps needed to establish a new framework for international climate finance and to drive progress at COP28 and beyond to COP29 and COP30.

Nigeria: Nigeria's Looming Debt Crisis, Climate Change - Painful Inheritance for Future

Wed, 2023-08-16 09:55
[Daily Trust] Nigeria, as a populous and resource-rich nation, has faced significant challenges managing its debt burden, amid rising poverty, meeting development gaps and the worsening pressure from adverse climate change.

Nigeria: SustyVibes Launches Bioverse NG Project

Wed, 2023-08-16 09:00
[Leadership] SustyVibes, an African youth-led organisation dedicated to making sustainability practical and relatable, has unveiled the launch of the Bioverse NG Project in collaboration with the German Embassy in Nigeria.

Nigeria: Five Nigerian States to Experience Heavy Rainfall in Next Three Days - Nimet

Wed, 2023-08-16 08:00
[Premium Times] The expected moderate rainfall will likely have slim chances of flash flooding.

Malawi: Chakwera Pledges Improved Investment Climate

Tue, 2023-08-15 10:37
[Nyasa Times] President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Monday held an interface with a contingent of over 50 investors who share Pan African investment interests across a number of sectors such as energy, agro-processing, automotive, tourism, ICT, education, renewable energy, infrastructure development and finance.

Africa: Trailblazers Empower Women to Boost Clean Energy Workforce

Tue, 2023-08-15 09:15
[Ashden] Support for skills and training is an essential step to ensuring clean and affordable energy for all. Solar panels, mini-grids, modern cookstoves and other proven technologies can bring power to even the most remote communities - but this won't happen without trained engineers, salespeople, and many others playing crucial supporting roles.

South Africa: How Rising Temperatures Threaten Farmworkers in Northern Cape, Country's Sunniest Province

Tue, 2023-08-15 09:00
[Daily Maverick] With the El Niño event that is likely to see temperatures reach ever greater heights, scientists and experts are cautioning that the agricultural sector and its workers need to prepare for what may be successive sweltering summers.

Africa: Representatives From 25 Countries to Discuss Indigenous Seeds #AfricaClimateHope

Mon, 2023-08-14 10:59
[Daily News] DAR ES SALAAM : AT least 100 stakeholders from 25 countries in Africa, Europe and US will meet in Dar es Salaam for a three-day meeting to brainstorm over indigenous seeds, which largely contribute to food security in the African continent.

Africa: Top Economists Convene in UAE to Discuss Climate Finance Reform

Mon, 2023-08-14 09:49
[allAfrica] The COP28 Presidency has announced that it will convene the Independent High-Level Expert Group (IHLEG) on Climate Finance in the UAE this week to drive progress on steps to reform international finance ahead of COP28.

Cameroon: Uprooted and Forgotten, Climate Refugees Living in Despair

Sun, 2023-08-13 18:37
[RFI] Maroua -- Aminatou Ibrahim scoops water from the floor of her seven square metre hut at the Dana camp site for internally displaced people in Maroua, in Cameroon's Far North Region. It's become a familiar routine for her.