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Kenya: Weatherman Forecasts Delayed Start of Long Rains Season

Fri, 2023-03-03 09:11
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Meteorological Service has warned of a delayed onset of the March to May long rains season.

Africa: 'Africanise or Perish!' Climate Remains High On AU Agenda

Fri, 2023-03-03 07:43
[African Arguments] From supporting Barbados' plan to transform global climate finance, to pursuing G20 membership, climate was a key issue at the recent summit.

Seychelles: Terrestrial Restoration Action Society Seychelles Rehabilitates Pasquière Wetland On Praslin

Thu, 2023-03-02 15:53
[Seychelles News Agency] Many opportunities exist for business, leisure, eco-tourism, education, and research at Pasquière on Praslin Island now that three hectares of wetland and two hectares of once-degraded foothill have been rehabilitated.

Ghana: Climate Caravan Educates Communities On Land, Water Security

Thu, 2023-03-02 15:40
[Ghanaian Times] The Global Con­vergence of Land and Water Struggles, West Africa in collaboration with Youth Volunteers for Environment Ghana (YVE), has organised a three-day Post-Conference of Parties (COP27) Climate Caravan in the Oti, Volta and Great­er Accra Regions to create awareness on land and water security.

Seychelles: Catholic Church to Help Seychelles With Social Issues, Says New Vatican Diplomat

Thu, 2023-03-02 13:07
[Seychelles News Agency] The newly accredited Apostolic Nuncio to Seychelles has promised to continue to work on social issues and on mutual concern in climate change among others.

Mauritius: World Seagrass Day 2023 - Information Boards Unveiled to Sensitise Public On the Importance of Seagrass

Thu, 2023-03-02 10:51
[Government of Mauritius] In the context of World Seagrass Day observed on 01 March, an official ceremony was held, this morning, in the presence of the Minister of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Sudheer Maudhoo, at the Jalsa Beach Hotel in Poste Lafayette. An Information Board on the importance of seagrass was unveiled at the public beach on this occasion.

Kenya: Schneider Electric, BCG to Roll Out Climate Action Intervention Targeting Borana Herders

Thu, 2023-03-02 09:33
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya's North Eastern Borana community is set to benefit from a cutting-edge documentary project highlighting use of technology and local action in the fight against climate change dubbed RISE - Our World Heritage.

Africa: Experts Call For Congo Basin Climate Science Initiative Ahead of One Forest Summit #AfricaClimateHope

Wed, 2023-03-01 20:54
[allAfrica] Harare -- Experts have called for a Congo Basin Climate Science Initiative to deploy the scientific underpinning of a forest protection plan. Attending a webinar ahead of the One Forest Summit, they outlined the importance of Congo Basin forests.

Africa: La Niña Is Finishing an Extremely Unusual Three-Year Cycle - Here's How It Affected Weather Around the World #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2023-03-01 19:13
[The Conversation Africa] It was anchovy fishermen in Peru who first noticed and named El Niño events in the tropical Pacific hundreds of years ago. Their catches would fluctuate and the largest declines were seen near Christmas when the ocean was at its warmest - they called it El Niño de Navidad, the boy of Christmas.

Zambia: History of Green Policies Shows Why Environment and Development Must Go Hand in Hand #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2023-03-01 19:02
[The Conversation Africa] Climate change and environmental policy measures have become a central part of planning for sustainable development and avoiding crises such as food and water insecurity.

Ethiopia: Despite Alarming Reports, Oromia Region Claims Drought in Borana Not Out of Hand, Govt 'Responding Appropriately'

Wed, 2023-03-01 17:02
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Oromia Regional State said that it is responding appropriately to providing emergency assistance to people in need of emergency aid in Borana zone of Oromia region in Southern Ethiopia, one of the places harshly hit by the worst drought in 40 years in East Africa.

Egypt: U.S.$9.13 Million From Global Environment Facility to Support Clean Air Projects in Cairo #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2023-03-01 15:45
[Egypt Online] Environment Minister Yasmin Fouad has announced that a grant worth 9.13 million dollars will be provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to expand the range of a project for managing air pollution and climate change in Greater Cairo.

Kenya: Cabinet Approves Further Sh4 Billion to Mitigate Drought Situation

Wed, 2023-03-01 14:25
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Cabinet has approved a further Sh4 billion to mitigate the drought situation in the country.

Namibia: Flood Victims Complain of Starvation

Wed, 2023-03-01 13:44
[New Era] Ongwediva -- Flood victims, who relocated to the emergency reception centre at Ehenye in Oshakati, have expressed willingness to move back to their homes since the flood has subsided but they fear their houses would flood again due to the unpredictable weather.

Zimbabwe: Dam Levels Break Records

Wed, 2023-03-01 10:26
[The Herald] The major interior dams currently hold 92 percent of their combined capacity with almost 65 percent now full as a result of the good rainy season.

East Africa: Jill Biden Draws Attention to Unprecedented Hunger Crisis

Tue, 2023-02-28 13:03
[VOA] Lositeti, Kenya -- U.S. first lady Jill Biden made a high-profile visit to a tiny Kenyan community to draw attention to the severe drought that has gripped East Africa and created an unprecedented food insecurity crisis in Kenya.

Southern Africa: Tanzania First to Sign for Establishment of SADC Humanitarian, Emergency Ops Centre

Tue, 2023-02-28 10:53
[SADC] On the 23rd February 2023, The United Republic of Tanzania became the first country to sign the Intergovernmental Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Amongst the Southern African Development Community Member States for the Establishment of a SADC Humanitarian and Emergency Operations Centre (SHOC). The objective of the SHOC is to coordinate humanitarian and emergency support to Member States affected by disasters within the Region, thereby contributing to disaster risk reduction and resilience building. The SHOC

Africa: Oil Corporation to Lead Climate Change Talks in 2023

Tue, 2023-02-28 09:47
[IPS] Quito, Ecuador / La Paz, Bolivia -- The Chief Executive of the twelfth largest oil producer - Sultan Al Jaber of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) - has been appointed as president of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) COP28, the biggest climate change conference that will take place in November, 2023 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).