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Africa:Concern Over Climate Change Linked to Depression, Anxiety - Study
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Depression and anxiety afflict Americans who are concerned with the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental health effects of climate change.
01/20/2018 05:55 PM
South Africa:Cape Town Could Run Out of Water By April
[Deutsche Welle] The South African city of Cape Town could soon dry up after dismal rainfall left city dams almost empty. Residents and visitors are being asked to restrict usage of water even further.
01/20/2018 08:39 AM
East Africa:Prolonged Electoral Period and Drought to Dim East Africa's Growth
[East African] The confidence in the region's three largest economies -- Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda -- will be determined by how they dust off the effects of two years of elections that brought about uncertainties and inflationary pressures.
01/20/2018 08:24 PM
South Africa:City of Cape Town Withdraws Drought Levy Proposal
[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town has scrapped the proposed introduction of a drought levy, after the proposal was withdrawn at a special sitting on Friday.
01/19/2018 02:32 PM
Africa:Near-Record Warm Temperatures Fuel Deadly, Costly Weather Events in 2017 - UN
[UN News] The upward trend in global temperatures marked by record-shattering warmth in 2015 and 2016 kept pace last year, with the United Nations weather agency warning Thursday that the continued pressure on the Arctic in 2017 will have "profound and long-lasting repercussions on sea levels, and on weather patterns in other parts of the world."
01/19/2018 12:59 PM
Kenya:Human Rights Abuses Lead to Suspension of EU Funded Water Project
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The European Union has suspended the Sh3.6 billion Water Towers Protection and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Programme (WaTER), following the killing of a member of the Sengwer community by officers drawn from the Kenya Wildlife Service.
01/19/2018 10:48 AM
South Africa:ANC WC to Request Inquiry Into Whether City 'Deliberately Ignored' Drought Warnings
[News24Wire] The ANC in the Western Cape on Thursday said it would request President Jacob Zuma to institute a Commission of Inquiry to establish whether the Western Cape government and the City of Cape Town "deliberately ignored the warnings of the diminishing water resources".
01/19/2018 08:22 AM
Sierra Leone:World Bank Says Mudslide/Flood Disaster Funds Well Managed
[Concord] Country Manager of the World Bank has stated that funds provided in the aftermath of the August 14, 2017, mudslide and flooding which killed over one thousand, was well managed.
01/18/2018 06:11 PM
South Africa:Why the Drought Levy Tabled By Cape Town's Mayor Is Unfair
[The Conversation Africa] Day Zero: the dreaded day when Cape Town's taps are expected to run dry has been moved forward to 22 April. That is, unless residents reduce usage even further and the long awaited alternative sources, like desalination plants, come on stream.
01/18/2018 01:50 PM
South Africa:WWF's Wednesday Water File - It's Time to Prepare for Day Zero
[WWF] For the last few months, Capetonians have been talking about Day Zero, the day when the city's taps are expected to run dry but what does this really mean? In the first of a regular weekly update, WWF South Africa will be publishing a Wednesday Water File to help households and businesses in the Western Cape to prepare for life beyond Day Zero when we will have access to very little water.
01/18/2018 12:18 PM
Somalia:UN, Partners Seek U.S.$1.6 Billion to Protect Millions of Lives From Drought
[UN News] While Somalia, with the international community's help, averted famine last year, long-term solutions for drought, conflict and displacement must still be found, the United Nations office in the country said Wednesday, launching the 2018 humanitarian response plan, which calls for $1.6 billion to protect the lives of 5.4 million people.
01/18/2018 05:23 AM
South Africa:Facts and Myths About Cape Town's Water Crisis
[GroundUp] Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille has announced that Day Zero is now more likely than not. From 1 February, all households have to reduce their municipal water consumption to 50 litres per person per day. The World Wide Fund for Nature has published useful guidelines for preparing for Day Zero.
01/18/2018 02:03 PM
South Africa:Drought Levy Likely to Be Dropped After Massive Outcry - Mayor
[News24Wire] The controversial drought levy, or drought charge, proposed by the City of Cape Town will most likely be rejected at a council meeting on Friday, Mayor Patricia de Lille said on Thursday.
01/18/2018 01:55 PM
South Africa:Day Zero Now Likely to Happen – New Emergency Measures
[City of Cape Town] Cape Town -We have reached a point of no return. Despite our urging for months, 60% of Capetonians are callously using more than 87 litres per day.
01/18/2018 12:07 PM
South Africa:#CapeWatergate - As Fake News Flows, Real Photos Show Drought's Effect On Dams
[Daily Maverick] Lies, misinformation, genuine errors and conspiracy theories about the Cape water crisis are all circulating busily on social media. The reality is scary enough without the fake news, as recent pictures of the Theewaterskloof Dam show. When conditions are optimum, a full Theewaterskloof holds more than half of all the water in the Western Cape water system. It has just under 16% of its capacity left - of which around 10% is probably unusable. By REBECCA DAVIS.
01/18/2018 09:08 AM
South Africa:Eastern Cape Drought - Rapidly Overtaking the Cape Town Crisis
[Daily Maverick] Cape Town has dominated headlines as the city most likely to run out of water due to the crippling drought in the Western Cape. But as officials in the Cape Town Mayor's office scramble to work around a series of political scandals within the province's ruling DA, the neighbouring Eastern Cape has been rolling headlong into disaster. And they don't have a lot of options. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.
01/18/2018 08:53 AM
Mozambique:Storms Destroy Over 4,000 Homes in Nampula
[AIM] Maputo -The tropical depression that struck the northern Mozambican province of Nampula this week has destroyed 4,110 houses, according to the country's relief agency, the National Disaster Management Institute (INGC).
01/18/2018 07:36 AM
Nigeria:Germany Provides U.S.$27 Million to Address Energy, Climate Change Issues in Nigeria
[Guardian] Abuja -The German Government has provided a total of ?22million to Nigeria, to address energy and climate change issues in the country. The German Ambassador to Nigeria, Bernhard Schlagheck, who disclosed this recently in an interview with The Guardian in Abuja, said the support, which is under the auspices of the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), is being implemented by the German Development Corporation (GIZ).
01/18/2018 06:35 AM
Namibia:It Will Be Hot but Expect Some Rain - Met Office
[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian Meteorological Service says the country will experience "hot conditions" during the coming days that will "continue to prevail", but it expects rain showers in the subsequent days.
01/17/2018 01:21 PM
Namibia:Storm Damages Oshikoto Police Headquarters
[New Era] Omuthiya -A storm over the weekend caused extensive damage to the administration block of the Oshikoto police headquarters in Omuthiya, causing some walls to collapse and parts of the building left hanging.
01/17/2018 11:19 AM
Seychelles:Tropical Cyclone in Mauritius Causes Air Seychelles to Cancel Flights
[Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles, the national airline, has cancelled its flight to Mauritius for Thursday, January 18 due to tropical cyclone 'Berguitta', a communiqué stated.
01/17/2018 11:17 AM
Mozambique:Heavy Rains Destroy Homes in Nampula
[AIM] Maputo -Heavy rains destroyed at least 15 houses built of flimsy materials on Monday night and Tuesday morning, and rendered roads impassable in the outer neighbourhoods of the northern Mozambican city of Nampula.
01/17/2018 06:49 AM
South Africa:President Jacob Zuma Sends Condolences to Madagascar Following a Deadly Cyclone
[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, extended the country's deepest condolences to the Republic of Madagascar following a deadly cyclone that hit the island, killing more than 40 people and leaving scores of others unaccounted for.
01/17/2018 08:16 AM
Mauritius:Cyclone Berguitta - All Emergency Services On Alert
[Government of Mauritius] All emergency services, including the Mauritius Police Force and the Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service, are on high alert after a cyclone warning Class 1 came into force in Mauritius at 16 00 hrs on Monday 15 January 2018 as Berguitta has intensified into a tropical cyclone.
01/16/2018 11:14 AM
Mauritius:Cyclone Warning for Mauritius
[Mauritius Weather Update] Fourth cyclone bulletin for Mauritius issued at 1010 hours on Tuesday 16 January 2018.
01/16/2018 10:26 AM
South Africa:A Glass Half Full - Preparing for Day Zero
[allAfrica] Level 6 water restrictions are here - this means the crisis in the Western Cape has intensified to the point where 'Day Zero' is looking more real by the day.
01/15/2018 08:52 AM
Namibia:Environmental Investment Fund Strives to Reach the Top in Climate Finance
[New Era] Windhoek -The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) says the financial resources it is mobilising for climate finance and environmental protection will generate sustainable income, the fund's CEO said.
01/16/2018 12:35 PM
South Africa:Coalition Calls for New Measures to Tackle Drought
[GroundUp] Members of civic organisations have called for new measures to save water, protesting against the City of Cape Town's proposed drought levy and the use of water management devices.
01/16/2018 09:30 AM
Africa:New Dams in Africa Could Add Risk to Power Supplies Down the Line
[The Conversation Africa] In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus there has been renewed interested. Many new construction projects are planned and underway across sub-Saharan Africa.
01/15/2018 04:33 AM
Africa:Why I Care About Climate Change
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] My name is Joelle. I'm a 20-year-old student, living in Canada, and an environmentalist. To me, being an environmentalist means I care. But what does it mean to care? According to Google dictionary:
01/15/2018 01:38 PM