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Kenya Issues Flood Warning As Rains Cause Death, Displacement

Nairobi — Kenya has issued flood warnings as heavy rains pound the region. The Kenya Red Cross Society said flooding in the East African nation has killed 38 people and displaced more than 11,000. The agency said it has rescued 180 people from the waters across the country, Venant Ndigila, head of operations at the […]

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Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF to Take Charge of Food Aid Distribution As Zimbabwe Grapples With El Nino-Induced Drought

Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity Christopher Mutsvangwa has said the ruling party will superintend the distribution of food aid in Zimbabwe. Mutsvangwa was speaking at a press conference at the party headquarters, on Monday. The drought was recently declared a national disaster by President Emmerson Mnangagwa with Zimbabwe becoming the third Southern African […]

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Southern Africa: Extreme Drought in Southern Africa Triggers Hunger Crisis for Millions

Southern Africa is on the brink of a hunger crisis after an historic drought decimated crops during the peak October to March farming season – one year after the region was pummelled by tropical storms. Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe declared national disasters within weeks of each other after insufficient rains wiped out crops including the […]

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Uganda: Floods Cut Off Kyabakuza-Sembabule Road

Residents along the Kyabakuza-Misanvu-Mateete-Kaliiro road are facing severe difficulties as the route remains impassable due to flooding, leaving them stranded without access to essential services and transportation. The road, a crucial artery connecting Masaka, Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, and Sembabule districts, has become inundated, rendering it unusable for vehicles and prompting confusion among residents who are now […]

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Kenya: From 5 Bags to 36 – a Farmer’s Journey With Climate-Smart Agriculture

Pauline Mugambi, once struggling to yield more than five bags per acre from her modest plot, now boasts an impressive harvest of thirty-six bags of maize. This outstanding results in her farming fortunes is attributed to the adoption of climate-smart farming, particularly conservation agriculture. Embracing conservation agriculture, Mrs Mugambi found her yields skyrocketing, a feat […]

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Tunisia: Strong Winds Exceeding 90 Km/H in South On Tuesday Night and Wednesday

Tunis, April 9 — The weather on Wednesday will be characterised by northerly winds in the north and centre and easterly winds in the south, strong with speeds between 50 and 70 km/h near the coasts, in the highlands and in the south. They will temporarily exceed 90 km/h in the form of gusts with […]

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South Africa: SA Weather Service Issues Warnings of Disruptive Rain and Possible Flooding

Extreme weather conditions are expected to continue across South Africa’s south and eastern coasts until Wednesday. A cut-off low weather system has moved across South Africa, leaving in its wake heavy rain, strong winds and damaged infrastructure. On Monday, the South African Weather Service (Saws) issued several warnings of more severe weather. Some parts of […]

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South Africa: Weather Service Warns of Cold Temperatures

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned of cold temperatures, widespread rainfall, and possible flooding over parts of South Africa. “An intense low-pressure system, known as a cut-off low, is forecasted to bring widespread showers and thundershowers to many parts of the country from Saturday until Tuesday,” SAWS said in a statement. An intense […]

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South Africa: Fierce Winds Send Khayelitsha Shacks Flying

Chemical toilets toppled, roofs blown off Violent winds sent shacks flying in Island informal settlement, Khayelitsha, at the weekend. “The strong wind flattened some shacks and blew roofs off others. Some residents don’t even know where their roofs are,” said community leader Julia Mdinwa. “My neighbour’s shack has no roof now.” The wind also toppled […]

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Nigeria: One Confirmed Dead, Another Missing in Taraba Flood Disaster

The deceased has been identified while a search is underway for the missing person. One person was reported killed and another missing after a flood ravaged Nguroje in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State on Saturday. The member representing the area in the state House of Assembly, Nelson Lens, disclosed this on Sunday in […]

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Mozambique: INAM Forecasts Torrential Rain and Floods in Southern Mozambique

Maputo — Mozambique’s National Meteorology Institute (INAM) is forecasting torrential rain and floods for Friday in southern Mozambique. According to INAM meteorologist, Acácio Tembe, the torrential rain, which will vary from 30 to 50 millimeters in 24 hours, is expected to hit the provinces of Gaza and Inhambane and Maputo province and city. “The forecast […]

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Southern Africa: Over 24 Million People in Southern Africa Face Hunger, Malnutrition, and Water Scarcity Due to Extreme Weather Conditions, Oxfam Warns.

Millions of people across Southern Africa, are grappling with the dual crises of hunger and flooding. Over half of Malawi’s 19 million population, six million people in Zambia, over three million in Zimbabwe, and three million more in Mozambique are facing hunger. Meanwhile, in Mozambique’s capital Maputo, floods wreaked havoc due to persistent heavy downpours […]

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South Africa Among Top Air Polluters On the Continent, NGO Report Finds

A Greenpeace report says South Africa is home to six of the world’s 10 largest nitrogen dioxide emission hotspots and nine of Africa’s 10 largest nitrogen dioxide point sources. South Africa houses some of the biggest air pollution sources on the African continent as a result of its energy sector, a Greenpeace Africa, Middle East […]

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Zimbabwe Declares Drought a National Disaster, Millions Face Hunger

President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced that the country’s drought is declared a national disaster, saying: “More than 2.7 million people in Zimbabwe will go hungry this year”. Mnangagwa added that 80% of the country had received “poor rains”. This announcement comes amid a regional crisis, with Zambia and Malawi making similar declarations in February and March […]

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Malawi: WFP Urges Global Support As Malawi Faces Looming Food Crisis Triggered By El Niño

Lilongwe — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for urgent resources to deliver life-saving food assistance to two million people reeling from the devastating impacts of drought, exacerbated by the effects of El Niño. This comes just days after Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera declared a state of disaster. The El Niño impact […]

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Mozambique: Almost 220.000 People At Risk of Food Insecurity in Sofala

Maputo — Mozambique’s relief agency, the National Institute for Disaster Risk Management and Reduction (INGD), has announced that almost 220.000 people may be at risk of food insecurity in the central province of Sofala as a result of a lack of rain which is believed to be related to the “El Niño’ phenomenon. According to […]

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Kenya Braces for Heavy Rains, Strong Winds and Potential Flooding

Nairobi — The Kenya Meteorological Department has issued a warning due to the imminent occurrence of strong winds, heavy rainfall, and potential flooding in various parts of the country within the next 48 hours. The department has issued a 7-day heavy rains advisory covering the Central Highlands, Western, Rift Valley, and Coastal areas. This follows […]

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Nigeria: Children and the Future of Health in a Changing Climate

“Our Climate is Changing…. Why Aren’t We?” — Vanini Aggarwal, a 15-year-old telling climate stories by young people in Nigeria. Children make up 51% of the 223 million people in Nigeria who are disproportionately impacted by climate change. They are often the first to be affected by climate change and exposed to diseases, malnutrition, heat […]