News : Climate

Zimbabwe: Binga Flood Victims Vow to Resist Forced Relocation to Safer Land

[New Zimbabwe] Villagers who were last month affected by flash floods in Luunga area in Binga are resisting moves by government to remove them from flood-prone area and to a safer area. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Heavy Rains - 53 People Killed Since January

[New Times] Statistics from the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) have revealed that 53 people died and 84 others were injured since January this year due to heavy rains. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Rains Wreak Havoc as Transport, Businesses Falter

[Daily News] HEAVY rains lashed several parts of the country yesterday, bringing businesses and transport to a standstill as Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) issued the latest weather forecast alert. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: No, A Trillion More Trees, Baby-Step Oil Company Reforms Won't Fix Global Warming

[The Point] Scientists at an Antarctic research station recently recorded a one-day air temperature of just under 70 degrees, a balmy afternoon in a region of the world unaccustomed to them. (AllAfrica)

Africa: There Can Be No Green Peace Without Gender Equality

[IPS] Amsterdam, the Netherlands -Gender inequality - like the climate emergency - is not inevitable, but is kept in place by the poor choices too many cis men make on a daily basis. And it is not just womxn who are hurt and trapped by this patriarchal problem, but girls and non-binary people too, as well as many boys and men. (AllAfrica)

Africa: We Must Not Jeopardize Africa's Future in the Name of Fighting Climate Change

[Namibia Economist] Organisations ranging from the World Bank to the European Investment Bank (EIB) have dropped support for African fossil fuel production in hopes of encouraging a transition from oil, gas and coal to sustainable energy sources like wind and solar power. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Govt to Tackle Drainage Before Raining Season

[Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea says the government is working around the clock to complete some ongoing drainage works in the country before heavy rains begin from May. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Core Samples From the Depths of the Southern Ocean Will Help Shed Light On Climate Change

[Daily Maverick] The world is often viewed as a large, inanimate sphere. But when French paleoceanographer Natalia Vázquez Riveiros talks about the Earth - and the sea in particular - she conjures up images of a dynamic, living entity with its own bloodstream. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Australia's Bushfires Are a Sign of the Future

[New Frame] The fires that have raged across the globe in the past year, most recently down under, represent the stark reality of capitalism's refusal to deal with the climate crisis. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Heavy Rains - Death Toll Rises to Five

[New Times] The Ministry of Emergency Management (Minema) has confirmed that five people died while infrastructure was destroyed on Monday night due to heavy rains. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tma Warns of Heavy, Destructive Downpour

[Daily News] As heavy downpour pounded many parts of the country's central zone, the Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) yesterday issued an advisory warning of the likelihood of more intense rain for the next few days. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Torrential Rain, Floods Forecast Across SADC

[Namibian] THE SADC Climate Services Centre has warned several countries in the region, including Namibia, of heavy rains forecast over the next few days. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: SADC Boss Meets President Over Climate Change, Youth Unemployment

[The Herald] SADC executive secretary Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Mnangagwa at State House where the two discussed a number of issues, including the political situation in the region, climate change and youth unemployment. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Why African Women Are Vulnerable to Climate Change'

[Daily Trust] Experts and environmental advocates at the ongoing Women and Environment Forum in Freetown, Sierra Leone, have lamented the poor involvement of African women in decision making and unequal access to natural resources, saying, it is hampering the effectiveness of responses to climate change. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nirsal, Nimet Move to Boost Productivity in Agriculture

[This Day] The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the utilisation of meteorological data among other big data sets to enhance yield increase and productivity of farmers and avoidance of catastrophic weather risk events. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Fear of Severe Climate Change - Kwara Closes Forest

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Kwara State Government has announced the closure of its forest to all activities except farming saying indiscriminate activities are fast disrupting the State's ecosystem and exposing it to severe effects of climate change. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: One Dead, 11 Injured in Heavy Rains Downpour

[New Times] Heavy rains on Sunday and Monday killed one person in Ndera Sector, Gasabo District and injured 11 others while several infrastructures were damaged, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) said on Monday evening. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: U.S.$1 Billion for Cyclone Idai Rehabilitation

[263Chat] Zimbabwe needs at least US$1 billion towards rehabilitation of the three provinces that were ravaged by Cyclone Idai which hit three Southern African states in March 2019, destroying infrastructure and killing hundreds of people. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Free Movement Pact Paves Way for Innovative Solutions for Displaced People

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] People fleeing disasters and climate change will be able to seek safety in neighbouring countries under the pioneering deal (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Motorists Warned to Drive Carefully As More Heavy Rains, Flooding Expected in Gauteng

[News24Wire] Motorists have been warned to drive cautiously as more thunderstorms are expected in parts of Gauteng. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia Organisations Revisit Cyclone Idai

[263Chat] Seven civic organizations operating in Southern Africa have gathered Cyclone Idai survivors, community representatives, government and civil society organizations (CSOs) from Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia to discuss disaster preparedness in the context of climate change, climate resilience and climate vulnerability in Southern Africa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Motorists Urged to Be Safe As Wet Weather Prevails

[] The Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, has called on motorists to exercise extreme caution as more rain is forecast for the province. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cosatu's Eskom Plan Does Not Pass Climate Test

[New Frame] The union federation's proposed plans for Eskom's transformation are largely a step in the right direction, but they fail on the fossil fuel dependence and climate impact fronts. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Food Scarcity Forces Children to Eat Once a Day, Walk Long Distances to Fetch Water

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's worsening food crisis is forcing children to eat only once a day and walk for hours across dry rocky terrain to collect water, child rights group, Save the Children has said. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Umzingwane's Local Solutions to Global Climate Change

[263Chat] Sites of silted streams, birds chirping and livestock grazing welcome one when negotiating the rugged terrains of Umzingwane district. One is guaranteed the aura of cow dung scent and the bleating sound of goats at almost every homestead for livestock is a status symbol in this southern part of Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: No End to Water Rationing in Makhanda

[GroundUp] Despite the rain in January, Makhanda remains in the grip of a water crisis. Schools, businesses and local residents continue to struggle to cope with water cuts implemented by Makana Municipality. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Firefighters Gear Up for 'Difficult Day' As They Battle Uncontrolled Blaze Near Paarl Amid Hot Conditions

[News24Wire] A fire in the Du Toitskloof Pass area near Paarl has destroyed almost 6 000 hectares of mixed fynbos and continues to burn out of control, Cape Winelands District Municipality said on Saturday morning. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Fresh Ceres Fire Draws Resources While Firefighters Continue to Battle Huge Paarl Blaze

[News24Wire] Cape Winelands District Municipality firefighters are now also attempting to extinguish a fire near Ceres, in addition to fighting a blaze in the Du Toitskloof Pass area near Paarl. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Met Warns of Enhanced Rainfall, Flooding and Diseases

[Nation] Kenyans should brace for enhanced rainfall in most parts of the country as the onset of the long rains season sets in this month, the Meteorological Department has said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Brace for More Rains in March, Weatherman Warns

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of more rains this month, in parts of the country. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: More Factories to Relocate From Kigali City Wetlands

[New Times] An inventory conducted by Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) last year showed that there are more factories in wetlands beyond those in the former industrial park in Gikondo and must relocate. (AllAfrica)