Tag Archives: Climate change

19 February 20

2020 will be the Year of the Grasshopper for East Africa

In the summer of 2019, as warm of locust migrated from Yemen across the Red Sea and Gulf of Eden into Ethiopia and Somalia. This in itself isn’t particularly uncommon as the areas around the Red Sea are an important
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04 December 19

The world needs to pay attention to East Africa’s ‘unprecedented floods’

As world leaders from 200 countries gather in Madrid for the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25), to discuss ways of tackling the climate crisis, East Africa is still reeling from the effects of unprecedented floods. Kenya, Somalia and South
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03 December 19

This study says climate change hits women hardest in Africa

A new study published by Nature Climate Change analyses the impact of climate change upon men and women across Africa and Asia. The study finds that, while climate crisis is damaging for everyone – and could prove catastrophic for all
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20 November 19

Kenya develops ‘Climate Atlas’ to protect food supply

Kenya is set to launch a weather modelling system to help farmers protect their crops and cope with the devastation caused by floods and drought conditions.

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30 September 19

DRC president calls for permanent African seats at UN Security Council

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Félix Tshisekedi has called upon the United Nations to grant permanent seats on the Security Council for African nations.

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01 September 19

Somalia: Millions face hunger crisis as climate emergency worsens

Millions of people in Somalia are at risk from severe hunger, aid agencies are warning, as the ongoing climate emergency places increasing pressure on the Horn of Africa nation.

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29 July 19

Ethiopia plants world-record 350m trees to combat climate change

Ethiopia has planted more than 350 million trees in one day, which officials believe is a world record – as part of an initiative to combat climate change.

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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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24 March 17

Burundi: 6 people killed by floods in Bujumbura

At least six people have been killed during torrential rains that caused floods, landslides and widespread damage in Burundi’s capital city.

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28 June 16

Rwanda: Calls for More Research to Fight Climate Change

Experts in Rwanda are calling for more research and innovation in the country’s battle against climate change.

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