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Mauritius: Winter 2024 Seasonal Outlook - Forecasts for Mauritius and Rodrigues

Wed, 2024-05-15 19:31
[Government of Mauritius] The expected evolution of the 2024 winter climate in Mauritius and Rodrigues from May to August was presented this afternoon by the Acting Director of the Mauritius Meteorological Services, Dr Prithiviraj Booneeady, during a press conference held at Vacoas.

Africa: The Race to Fix Africa's Poor Weather Forecasting

Wed, 2024-05-15 18:24
[DW] Most of Africa's 1.3 billion people have little advance knowledge of the weather. But on a continent often hit by extreme weather events, knowing the forecast could save lives.

Africa: WHO Director-General's Remarks At the Summit On Clean Cooking in Africa - 14 May 2024

Wed, 2024-05-15 10:09
[WHO] Your Excellency President Gnassingbé of Togo,

Kenya: Kimende Escarpment Declared Danger Zone Following Landslide

Wed, 2024-05-15 10:04
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Red Cross has declared the Kimende escarpment a danger zone following a landslide that struck the area on Tuesday night.

Malawi: Urgent Action Critical As Malawi Faces Severe Drought

Wed, 2024-05-15 07:24
[WFP] Blantyre -- Around nine million people in Malawi are reeling from the devastating impacts of El Niño-induced floods and drought, which are destroying harvests and causing hunger to soar to crisis levels. Visiting the drought-stricken areas of Malawi, Ms. Reena Ghelani, the UN Climate Crisis Coordinator for El Niño / La Niña Response, Dr. Menghestab Haile and Dr. Patrice Talla, Regional Directors for the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), respectively,

Angola: Angola Invests Over U.S.$30 Million in Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Wed, 2024-05-15 07:22
[ANGOP] Moçâmedes -- Over the last five years the Angolan government has invested more than USD 30 million in climate change adaptation programmes to mitigate the effects of drought and more intense storms, the secretary of State for the Environment, Yuri dos Santos, said on Monday in the Province of Namibe.

Namibia: Mbumba Highlights Green Hydrogen's Role in Economic Growth At World Hydrogen Summit

Tue, 2024-05-14 15:46
[Namibia Economist] The President, HE Dr. Nangolo Mbumba, in a keynote address at the World Hydrogen Summit, on Tuesday underscored the significance of green hydrogen initiatives in fostering economic growth and sustainable development.

Africa: Bringing the World's Food Production in Line With Global Climate Goals

Tue, 2024-05-14 13:07
[IPS] Northampton, Massachusetts -- Food systems--how we grow, transport, prepare, and dispose of the food we eat--are responsible for roughly one-third of all global greenhouse gas emissions. And those gases are changing the climate, which in turn is disrupting the food supply. It would seem to be a classic vicious circle.

Nigeria: A Silent Threat - Impact of Climate Change On Life Expectancy Rate in Nigeria

Tue, 2024-05-14 12:07
[Nigeria Health Watch] 'The climate crisis is a health crisis, but for too long, health has been a footnote in climate discussions," Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Tanzania: Tanzania Counts Losses As Cyclone Hidaya Sweeps Coastline

Tue, 2024-05-14 11:33
[New Times] Tanzania's government on Thursday announced that five people have died and seven others injured following Cyclone Hidaya sweeping through the country's south-eastern coast on the Indian Ocean, The East African reports.

Kenya: Flood Death Toll Hits 289 As 100 Schools Remain Shut

Tue, 2024-05-14 11:11
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The death toll from severe weather in the nation has climbed to 289 casualties, as revealed by the Interior and Ministry on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe: United Nations Agency Appeals for U.S.$85 Million to Fund El Nino Response Programmes in Zimbabwe

Tue, 2024-05-14 11:00
[New Zimbabwe] THE United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for US$84.9 million to fund its El Nino response programmes in Zimbabwe.

Nigeria: In UAE, Tony Elumelu Advocates Climate Funding for Healthcare Delivery

Tue, 2024-05-14 10:59
[Premium Times] According to WHO, between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year from health issues.

Benin: Climate Adaptation Efforts Necessary for Sustainable and Resilient Growth

Tue, 2024-05-14 07:22
[World Bank] Cotonou -- According to the second edition of the Benin Economic Update Report, achieving sustainable and resilient economic growth in the coming decades will depend on efforts to adapt and finance climate investments.

Mozambique: Who Profits From the Climate Emergency?

Mon, 2024-05-13 16:46
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] "Hundreds of the world's leading climate scientists expect global temperatures to rise to at least 2.5ºC above preindustrial levels this century", compared to the agreed target of 1.5ºC, a Guardian (8 May) survey revealed. This is also what the gas companies are assuming. When gas contracts were agreed a decade ago, there was a tacit assumption that it would be impossible to sell gas after 2050 because of the need to meet 1.5ºC. But no one in the industry

Kenya: Death Toll From Flooding in Kenya Rises to 267

Mon, 2024-05-13 15:48
[New Times] Nairobi, May 11 (Xinhua) -- At least 267 people have been killed by flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains in Kenya since mid-March, the government said on Friday.

East Africa: Flooding Poses Serious Threat in Nine Regional States As Climate Fluctuations Take Toll On East Africa

Mon, 2024-05-13 15:47
[Reporter] Aid agencies warn close to two million Ethiopians at risk

Africa: Cement Is a Big Carbon Emitter and Quality Is Costly - a Civil Engineer Explains

Mon, 2024-05-13 15:29
[The Conversation Africa] Every year the world uses 4 billion tonnes of cement to make the concrete that goes into buildings and other infrastructure. It leaves a huge carbon footprint, and comes with other costs too.

East Africa: Droughts, Floods to Cyclones in Africa

Mon, 2024-05-13 14:09
[Independent (Kampala)] Kenya and many other African nations are grappling with a harsh reality: extreme weather events are becoming the norm. Once predictable weather patterns have been disrupted, leading to a dangerous cycle of droughts, floods, and cyclones. These realities get highlighted as the countries grapple with both the aftermath and scare of Cyclone Hidaya immediately after deadly droughts and floods.

Kenya: Schools Re-Open Today After Two Postponements

Mon, 2024-05-13 13:11
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Learning in most public schools nationwide is set to resume for the second term Monday after two postponements occasioned by flooding.