24 February 19

Tanzania aims to electrify all villages by 2021

Tanzania is aiming to connect all villages in the country to the national grid and provide them with electricity by 2021, Energy Minister Medard Kalemani said on Wednesday.

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23 February 19

South Sudan: More than half of nation facing food crisis

Three United Nations agencies say more than half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger.

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20 February 19

Ethiopia brings in Chinese firms to complete Nile dam construction

Ethiopia is calling upon the services of two Chinese construction companies in a bid to accelerate the pace of its Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) project.

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09 October 18

CSAG: Extreme weather putting African societies and economies at risk

An increase in extreme weather patterns across Africa is putting the continent’s societies and economies at risk, according to the Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town.

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23 May 18

Somalia: Dozens killed by Cyclone Sagar and heaviest rains on record

At least 15 people were killed in Somalia over the weekend as Tropical Cyclone Sagar brought the heaviest rains on record in the country.

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09 May 18

Rwanda: Landslides kill another 18, death toll reaches 200

Landslides in Rwanda killed at least 18 people over the weekend after heavy rains hit parts of the country once again.

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05 May 18

Kenya: Flood death toll continues to rise

More than 100 people have been killed in southern and central Kenya since April by heavy downpours and floods – and the death toll continues to rise.

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03 April 18

Kenya: Heavy rains reveal fault line that could split Africa in two

Heavy rains in Kenya have revealed a fault line that geologists say could split Africa in two over the next tens of millions of years.

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02 March 18

Kenya: Conservationists protest as controversial Chinese railway project begins

Conservationists in Kenya are protesting as China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) starts work on a controversial railway extension project in Nairobi National Park.

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12 February 18

Relief Web: 3,000 Rwandan families face hunger due to drought

ReliefWeb says more than 3,000 families in Rwanda’s Eastern Province are facing hunger due to the impact of drought.

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