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Southern Africa: SADC Launches U.S.$5.5 Billion Regional Humanitarian Appeal to Support People Affected By the El Niño Induced Drought and Floods

Tue, 2024-05-21 12:04
[SADC] The Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), His Excellency João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President of the Republic of Angola on 20 May 2024 launched the SADC Regional Humanitarian Appeal of at least US$5.5 billion to support over 61 million people affected by the El Niño induced Drought and Floods

Southern Africa: Southern Africa Is On the Grip of a Severe Drought

Tue, 2024-05-21 09:48
[OCHA] The United Nations (UN) and its humanitarian partners today urged for solidarity with drought-affected people in Southern Africa and called on the international community to help ramp up a timely emergency response to drought in the region. More than 61 million people in Southern Africa have been affected by drought and other extreme weather conditions caused by El Nino and worsened by the climate crisis, including the most intense mid-season dry spell in over 100 years.

Kenya: Britam Fastrack Climate Insurance in Wake of Climate Change Risks

Mon, 2024-05-20 15:02
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- In the face of mounting climate change challenges, the insurance industry in Kenya is stepping up its efforts to mitigate associated risks and bolster resilience.

Nigeria: Tinubu Appoints Committee to Oversee Nigeria's Climate Policies

Mon, 2024-05-20 09:14
[Premium Times] President Tinubu also gives spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale another appointment.

Nigeria: Tinubu Appoints Spokesman Ngelale Special Presidential Envoy On Climate Action

Mon, 2024-05-20 08:38
[Leadership] In a strategic move to ensure the advancement of his administration's climate and green economic initiatives, President Bola Tinubu has appointed his spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, as the Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action.

Kenya: Ministry of Health Urges Action to Protect Students Amid Floods and Heavy Rains

Mon, 2024-05-20 08:31
[Capital FM] The Ministry of Health has called on school administrators and management boards to take immediate action to safeguard children's health and safety amid ongoing heavy rains and potential flooding.

Africa: Mapping Malaria in Africa - Climate Change Study Predicts Where Mosquitoes Will Breed in Future

Mon, 2024-05-20 07:40
[The Conversation Africa] The relationship between climate and malaria transmission is complex and has been the subject of intense study for some three decades.

South Africa: South African Communities Vs Shell - High Court Victories Show That Cultural Beliefs and Practices Count in Climate Cases

Mon, 2024-05-20 07:39
[The Conversation Africa] When the Shell petroleum company announced in 2021 that it wanted to explore for fossil fuels off South Africa's pristine Wild Coast, Indigenous communities in the area immediately fought back through the country's courts.

Southern Africa: In Southern Africa, El Niño Drought Leaves a Trail of Scorched Harvests and Hunger

Mon, 2024-05-20 07:39
[Africa Renewal] World Food Programme calls for urgent funds to respond after Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe declare national emergencies sparked by the natural weather phenomenon

Senegal: Senegal Launches Africa Integrated Climate Risk Management Programme to support smallholder farmers.

Fri, 2024-05-17 21:45
[IFAD] The Government of Senegal, in partnership with several international organizations including the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), officially launched the Africa Integrated Climate Risk Management Programme (AIRCM) today. The programme aims to strengthen the resilience of smallholder farmers to the impacts of climate change in seven Sahelian countries participating in the Great Green Wall: Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal.

Zimbabwe: Govt Fine-Tunes Disaster Response Strategy

Fri, 2024-05-17 19:59
[The Herald] Rumbidzayi Zinyuke -- The Government has developed a comprehensive approach to address the effects of the devastating El Nino-induced drought which has left more than 1,7 million people in urban areas and another six million in rural areas food insecure.

Kenya: 'Don't Believe Everything You See On the Internet' - Photo Shows Journalist Reporting On Nigerian Floods in 2022, Not in Kenya in 2024

Fri, 2024-05-17 14:56
[Africa Check] 'Don't believe everything you see on the internet' - photo shows journalist reporting on Nigerian floods in 2022, not in Kenya in 2024

Africa: At Africa Media Convention Prioritise Advocacy On Climate Change Support Efforts in Mitigating Impact - Chief of Staff

Fri, 2024-05-17 14:33
[Ghanaian Times] Media practitioners in Africa have been challenged to prioritise advocacy on climate change and other environmental crises to support efforts to mitigate their impacts.

Ethiopia: Availing Climate Resilient Forage Weighs On Improving Livestock Productivity - Experts

Fri, 2024-05-17 13:19
[Ethiopian Herald] The availability of improved forage is fundamental to increase Ethiopia's livestock productivity and meet the public meat and milk consumption, experts said.

Liberia: Urgent Call to Address Climate Risks in Liberia

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:41
[FrontPageAfrica] Liberia, like many other nations is facing a formidable challenge of climate change. With its vulnerable geography, limited resources, gradual increase in population, Liberia stands at a frontline to climate related risk. The impact of climate change is intense with the high humidity experienced during the dry season. Urgent action is not just necessary, it is crucial to safe guard the nation's future. This paper highlights the need to invest in the ecosystem and pay more attention to preservation of the

Liberia: Yugnet Liberia in Collaboration With Action Aid, Trains for High School Teachers On Climate Change

Fri, 2024-05-17 06:21
[FrontPageAfrica] Paynesville -- YUGNET Liberia, with support from Actionaid Liberia has conducted a one-day capacity training for teachers from 15 high schools today in Paynesville City on climate justice, climate accountability and environmental sustainability.

Ethiopia: Raising Awareness On Climate, Environmental Issues Is Crucial - Bezawit

Thu, 2024-05-16 17:31
[Ethiopian Herald] Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Bezawit Edilu is a Software Engineer. She has been giving Training of Trainers (ToT) on climate awareness, climate justice, circular economy and waste management in different European countries.

Zimbabwe: Comprehensive Report On Drought Strategies, Measures Now Available - - Cabinet

Thu, 2024-05-16 16:29
[The Herald] Cabinet received an Update on the 2023/2024 Summer Crop Marketing, Food Security Outlook to March 2025 and Winter Cereals Production Plan for 2024, as presented by Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development, Honourable Dr A.J. Masuka.

Zimbabwe: Govt Unveils Comprehensive Drought Mitigation Plan

Thu, 2024-05-16 16:29
[The Herald] Government has put in place a cocktail of measures including availing food aid to both urban and rural areas to feed at least 7.7 million people in the wake of the devastating drought.

Namibia: Govt Intensifies Drought-Counter Offensive

Thu, 2024-05-16 13:48
[New Era] The agriculture ministry will roll out drought mitigation measures from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025 in a bid to safeguard and alleviate the impact on the livelihoods of affected communities and farmers, information minister Emma Theofelus announced.