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Kenya: Heavy Rain Cripples Nairobi With Traffic Nightmare

Wed, 2021-05-12 15:35
[Nation] Heavy rain brought traffic chaos to much of Nairobi, with hundreds of vehicles stuck on roads for long hours.

Tanzania: Tanzania and IFAD Partner to Bost Productivity, Improve Food Security

Wed, 2021-05-12 14:03
[IFAD] Rome, 12 May 2021: A US$77.4 million project signed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania will bring much needed help to 260,000 rural households facing the impacts of climate change. The Agriculture and Fisheries Development Programme (AFDP) will provide the means for rural people to boost productivity, improve food security and nutrition, and increase their resilience.

Kenya: Rains Reduce Kajiado Wards Into an Island of Misery

Wed, 2021-05-12 13:17
[Nation] Residents of three wards in Kajiado County regard the rainy seasons with a heavy dose of trepidation. For, while heavy clouds are generally seen as a blessing, to residents of this part of the country they are a harbinger of pain, death and destruction.

Rwanda: Ruhengeri Hospital Disinfects Neonatal Ward After Baby Deaths

Wed, 2021-05-12 13:16
[New Times] Ruhengeri Referral Hospital in Musanze District has deployed strong antibiotics to disinfect its neonatal care unit after 19 prematurely born babies died in March 2021, an unprecedented death toll, according to hospital authorities.

Rwanda: Govt Sends Emergency Aid to Rain-Hit Households

Wed, 2021-05-12 11:36
[New Times] The government has started providing food and temporary shelter among other aid support to families affected by the recent heavy rains across the country.

Kenya: Dryland Farmers Embrace Regenerative Farming to Brave Tough Climate

Wed, 2021-05-12 11:04
[IPS] Makueni, Kenya -- It is an uncommon occurrence to see farms with flourishing healthy crops in Kenya's semi-arid Makueni County. But in Kithiani village, Justus Kimeu's two-acre piece of land stands out from the rest. After embracing the regenerative agriculture (RA) technique, the 52-year-old farmer is looking forward to a bumper harvest of maize as all his neighbours count their losses following this year's failed season.

Africa: Futuristic Computer Game Hopes to Be Tonic for Climate Change Anxiety

Wed, 2021-05-12 10:52
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Survive the Century aims to use play to give users hope and a sense of agency about the planet's future

Africa: Bridging the Digital Divide Will Save Our Planet

Wed, 2021-05-12 10:49
[IPS] New York -- Data, analysis and information are essential building blocks in our race to save humanity from the clear and present risks posed by the climate crisis.

North Africa: Competition Hots Up for Climate Leadership

Tue, 2021-05-11 17:40
[Chatham House] The race is on as the major Middle East powers up their climate ambition after many years of slow progress. Healthy competition could help drive genuine action.

South Africa: Western Cape Agriculture Assist Farmers in Drought Stricken Areas

Tue, 2021-05-11 16:26
[Govt of SA] One thousand one hundred and fifteen farmers located in critical and extremely critical drought-stricken areas eligible for drought relief received fodder support in April 2021, to the value of R12.2 million.

South Africa: Dunoon Land Occupiers Build Flood Barrier

Tue, 2021-05-11 13:13
[GroundUp] Last winter the Diep River burst its banks flooding homes

Kenya: Kenya-Ethiopia Peace Meeting Stalls Due to Heavy Rains

Tue, 2021-05-11 08:41
[Nation] The planned security meeting between Kenya and Ethiopia over the fast-deteriorating relationship between Garre and Degodia clans in Mandera has been postponed.

Kenya: Floods Cause Untold Suffering in Nyanza

Tue, 2021-05-11 08:41
[Nation] Several families in Nyanza region have been displaced from their homes by floods caused by the heavy rains being witnessed in the region.

Kenya: Families Displaced By Floods in Nyanza

Tue, 2021-05-11 08:40
[Nation] Several families in Nyanza region have been displaced from their homes by floods caused by the heavy rains being witnessed in the region.

Kenya: Dozens Uprooted From Homes as Rivers Swell From Enhanced Rainfall

Tue, 2021-05-11 08:40
[Nation] Dozens of families in the flood-prone Baringo South sub-county have been rendered homeless after their houses were submerged in water following a heavy downpour in the area.

Kenya: As Climate Change Threatens Tea Growing, Millions of Jobs At Risk

Tue, 2021-05-11 07:55
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -- Shifting temperatures and rainfall set to hit production of the world's most popular beverage in key growing regions, says Christian Aid report

Africa: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Coastal Vulnerability - The Pathway to Coastal Sustainability

Tue, 2021-05-11 07:47
[The Conversation Africa] Around the world, fragile coastal ecosystems are under intense pressure from unrelenting human activity, gradual yet relentless climate trends and extreme weather events. Understanding and managing their complex and sometimes catastrophic interactions requires an integrated and interdisciplinary approach. In this article, we articulate the plausible future reciprocal relationship between the natural and social subsystems within the coastal systems and how to manage these changes via adaptive and inclusive

South Africa: South Africa's Carbon Emission Targets Not Nearly Ambitious Enough

Mon, 2021-05-10 15:13
[GroundUp] South Africa is the most carbon-intensive G20 economy with the highest coal reliance

Kenya: Heavy Traffic, Floods As All Night Rain Pounds Nairobi

Mon, 2021-05-10 14:44
[Nation] Nairobi residents Monday morning woke up to traffic snarls ups and flooded roads as rains pounded the capital city.

Ghana: C'nities Affected By Tidal Waves in Ketu South Opt for Coastal Protection Project

Mon, 2021-05-10 14:17
[Ghanaian Times] Ho -- The fate of close to 800 people displaced by the recent sea invasion of some communities in the Ketu South Municipality remains uncertain with more tidal incursions expected in the wake of the rains.