Climate Change

More funding needed to combat locust swarms ‘unprecedented in modern times’

Skip to main content Audio Hub 20 January 2020 Climate Change Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are dealing with desert locust swarms of “unprecedented size and destructive potential” that could spill over into more countries in East Africa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Monday. Read More

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Kenya: ‘It’s Harder Here’ – African Climate Strikers Lack Support, Says Teen

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -‘It’s not like in the West where there is a lot more understanding of climate change and therefore more support from family, school and the media for youth activists. It’s much harder here.’Read More

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Climate change takes toll on Zimbabwe’s natural habitat, UN deputy chief observes

Alongside the human population, Africa’s animals are suffering greatly from the effects of climate change, which United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mahommed saw first-hand on Sunday in Zimbabwe.Read More

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Uganda: Govt Secures Aircraft to Fight Desert Locusts

[Monitor] Uganda response team on desert locusts has received an aircraft from the Desert Locust Control Organisation of East Africa (DLCO-EA) to help fight swarms of locusts that have invaded the country.Read More

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Kenya: Villagers Left High and Dry As Oil Firm Breaks Promise

[Nation] In the unforgiving sun and high temperatures of Nakukulas, Lokichar, Turkana County, Julius Loyolo seeks shade under a tree in the middle of a dry river bed.Read More

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Ten new migratory species protected under global wildlife agreement

Asian elephants, jaguars and great Indian bustards were among 10 new species added to a global wildlife agreement on Saturday. Read More

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Zimbabwe: Calls to Diversify Energy Mix As Climate Changes

[The Herald] CALLS for Zimbabwe and its regional peers to diversify the energy mix are growing in the face of the adverse effects of climate change on power generation.Read More

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Namibia: Govt Expands Food Aid to Mitigate Drought

[Namibian] Although most northern regions received high rainfall over the past few months, many residents continue to face severe food shortages and hunger.Read More

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Africa: Top Worry for Young People? Jobs and Corruption – But Green Anxieties Grow

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Johannesburg -Four out of five young Africans surveyed said they are now anxious about climate changeRead More

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Mozambique: Blow after Blow

[WFP] Nearly 700,000 people at risk from second tropical storm to pummel Mozambique in just over a month Hardly 40 days have passed since cyclone Idai wreaked death and destruction in and around the city of Beira, and Mozambique is again in the devastating grip of a tropical storm.Read More

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