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Kenya:Motorists Endure Nightmare After Rains Damage Meru-Nairobi Road
[Nation] Motor on Meru-Nairobi highway was on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning paralysed after heavy rains washed away a section of the road near Ruguti Bridge in Tharaka-Nithi County.
05/24/2018 10:21 AM
Kenya:Hundreds Displaced, Transport Paralysed as Rains Persist
[Nation] Hundreds of people have been displaced as heavy rains continue to pound parts of the country.
05/23/2018 07:42 AM
Djibouti:Small Country With a Big Heart, Djibouti Rescues Hundreds in Cyclone Hit Somaliland
[Dalsan Radio] Djibouti became the first country to come to the rescue of victims of the cyclone Sagar that had pounded the coastal Somaliland a trail of destruction and deaths after it's landfall on Saturday.
05/23/2018 01:20 PM
Zimbabwe:Food Shortages Hit Villagers
[The Herald] Villagers of Nembire area in Mt Darwin West are facing a critical shortage of food due to the erratic rains that affected the area this farming season.
05/23/2018 12:17 PM
Southern Africa:SADC Embraces Green Wall
[Namibian] Namibia is among southern African countries drafting a concept paper on how to implement the Great Green Wall project to curb desertification, land degradation and climate change.
05/23/2018 01:43 PM
Rwanda:Floods Displace Hundreds in Burera, Musanze, Damage Genocide Memorial
[New Times] Floods destroyed over 190 houses in Burera and Musanze and also damaged Rugarama Genocide memorial.
05/23/2018 07:09 AM
Somalia:Cyclone Sagar Leaves 25 Dead, Thousands Displaced In Somaliland
[Dalsan Radio] A powerful tropical cyclone with winds in excess of 120 km/per hour and an entire year's worth of rain in just a few days has left destruction and death in its wake in Somaliland, endangering the lives of thousands of children in the region.
05/22/2018 12:46 PM
Tanzania:Dar es Salaam Commits to Paris Climate Agreement
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Dar es Salaam is among the nine African megacities that have revealed their commitment to bold climate action and pledged to deliver on their share of the Paris Agreement
05/22/2018 01:56 PM
Somalia:Tropical Cyclone Kills At Least 15 People in Northern Somalia
[Shabelle] At least 15 people have died in Somaliland after heavy rains caused by tropical cyclone Sagar which landed in the Horn of Africa over the weekend.
05/22/2018 08:34 AM
East Africa:Over 30 Killed as Cyclone Hits Horn of Africa
[VOA] More than 30 people were killed and dozens of others are still missing after a tropical cyclone and heavy rains hit the Horn of Africa over the weekend.
05/22/2018 07:57 AM
Rwanda:MPs Push for Disaster Fund as Rains Cause Havoc
[New Times] About 10,000 houses, worth an estimated Rwf24 billion, were destroyed by heavy rains that hit various parts of the country since January; this is without counting damage to infrastructure, not to mention loss of life.
05/22/2018 07:26 AM
Kenya:Govt Set to End Flooding Issue in Tana River
[Nation] Two mega dams will be built in Tana River County to curb flooding.
05/22/2018 06:53 AM
Kenya:Sh10 Million Embu Emergency Kitty Established
[Nation] The county government has set up a Sh10 million emergency kitty to help people affected by various calamities. .
05/22/2018 06:53 AM
Somalia:Horn of Africa Reels From Cyclone Sagar
[Norwegian Refugee Council] 20,000 people were affected by flooding in Djibouti, more than 10,000 people were displaced in Somaliland, and homes and fishing boats were destroyed in Puntland.
05/21/2018 02:55 PM
Kenya:Police Issue Alert on Heavy Rains and Floods
[Nation] Police have called on Kenyans to be on high alert following the weatherman's warning of heavy rainfall this week.
05/21/2018 08:38 AM
Nigeria:Climate Change Threatens Agriculture, Food Security in Nigeria
[Guardian] Stakeholders and civil society groups in Nigeria have been urged to urgently address the challenges of food security engendered by climate change to ensure that its citizens do not suffer hunger and starvation in future.
05/22/2018 05:31 AM
East Africa:16 Die After Cyclone Sagar Landfall in Somaliland And Djibouti-UN
[Dalsan Radio] On 19 May, the tropical cyclone Sagar, which had formed in the Gulf of Aden - between Yemen and Somalia made landfall in north-western Somaliland and Djibouti three days after it formed.
05/21/2018 09:38 AM
Zimbabwe:Pertinent Lessons From Cape Town 'Day Zero'
[Zimbabwe Standard] In one of Africa's best cities, Cape Town, South Africa, residents were recently thrust into crisis mode when their water sources depleted to a point of almost drying up.
05/21/2018 08:46 AM
South Africa:Strandfontein Desalination Water Gets Thumbs Up On Rainy Cape Town Day
[News24Wire] Cape Town's Strandfontein desalination plant is up and running. Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson was given a taste of the first 3 megalitres (ML) being produced there as rainwater dripped off his nose at the beachfront site on Monday.
05/21/2018 01:48 PM
Somalia:Govt and UN Appeal Funds to Help Flood Victims
[Shabelle] The humanitarian branches of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United Nations today launched an appeal for $80 million to provide immediate help for people affected by recent flooding in the country's centre and south - resulting from the heaviest rainfall experienced in Somalia in more than three decades.
05/21/2018 01:43 PM
Kenya:Meteorological Department Issues Flash Floods Alert
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Meteorological Department has issued a flash floods alert in Western, Central, North Rift valley, Northern and Central Regions from Monday.
05/21/2018 12:55 PM
Somalia:Govt & UN Appeal for U.S.$80 Million for Flood Victims
[Dalsan Radio] Mogadishu -The humanitarian branches of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United Nations today launched an appeal for $80 million to provide immediate help for people affected by recent flooding in the country's centre and south - resulting from the heaviest rainfall experienced in Somalia in more than three decades.
05/21/2018 11:55 AM
Africa:Insurance Turns to Coral Reefs and Mangroves As Ocean Risks Surge
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Southampton -As climate change brings worsening threats, insurance may be a way to insure against ocean losses
05/21/2018 11:07 AM
Africa:Signs of Gas Banned for Harming Climate Prompt Global Hunt for Source
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Pinpointing the source's exact location will be difficult
05/21/2018 10:55 AM
Somalia:Death As Heavy Rains Pound Mogadishu
[Dalsan Radio] At least one person was killed after a house collapsed early Sunday in the Somalia capital Mogadishu following heavy rains, Radio Dalsan.
05/21/2018 09:19 AM
Somalia:Somalia Halts National Exams After Heavy Rains
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia's Education Ministry was on Sunday forced to postpone the ongoing National Secondary Examination after heavy rains pounded the capital Mogadishu and other parts of the country, Radio Dalsan reports.
05/21/2018 09:19 AM
Tanzania:Lugola Stresses Drive to Make Dodoma Green
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has reiterated its commitment to turn the country's capital, Dodoma, into a green city.
05/21/2018 08:57 AM
South Africa:Global Effort Against Climate Change Cannot Be Postponed - BASIC Countries
[News24Wire] The BASIC countries, comprising Brazil, South Africa, India and China, have reiterated that the global effort against climate change is an irreversible process that cannot be postponed.
05/21/2018 08:48 AM
Somalia:Tropical Cyclone Hits Puntland's Bari Region
[Dalsan Radio] Heavy rains that led to flash floods have been experienced in Bari region in Puntland following a tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Aden.
05/21/2018 08:47 AM
Kenya:MET Forecasts Heavy Rains, Warns of Floods and Landslides
[Nation] Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rainfall in several parts of the country including Rift Valley, Western, Northern and Central regions over the next three days.
05/21/2018 07:50 AM