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29 03 2020 | 14:46

Can Africa keep up with global trends in clean energy?

Africa cannot afford to be left behind in the global transition to renewable energy, but many challenges lie in its way, says Dianna Games As efforts to combat climate change gather momentum, the…

29 03 2020 | 14:23

Fish ponds and water harvesting: climate-smart farming comes to Kenya.

Unable to rely on the catch from Lake Victoria, locals are finding success with new and sustainable agriculture methods. It might not be clear why a fish pond project should take root in a region…

29 03 2020 | 14:09

Residents of East Africa’s informal settlements can now access better climate information.

As more and more people live in settlements that are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather, one initiative in Kenya and Tanzania aims to mitigate the danger by working closely with communities.

26 03 2020 | 09:16

Africa's Mountain Gorillas Also at Risk From Coronavirus.

KAMPALA, UGANDA - As the coronavirus infects more people around the world, conservationists are warning of the risk to another vulnerable species: Africa's endangered mountain gorilla.   Congo's…

23 03 2020 | 07:18

Renewables get a boost in Africa pledges

Funds committed for loans will back green energy projects across continent Efforts to spur the use of renewable energy in Africa have received a boost with commitments for almost $160 million in…

23 03 2020 | 07:01

Win for conservation as African black rhino numbers rise

Slow recovery due to relocating groups and stronger protection through law enforcement. Numbers of African black rhinos in the wild have risen by several hundred, a rare boost in the conservation of…

20 03 2020 | 07:35

The Sahel in the midst of climate change.

Rainfall deficits and severe droughts, but also heavy rains and devastating floods: the Sahelian region is experiencing the full impact of climate change and its dramatic consequences on people’s…

20 03 2020 | 07:10

Green Climate Fund approves US$26.6 million grant on ‘Building Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Agricultural Livelihoods in Southern Zimbabwe’.

Green Climate Fund approves US$26.6 million grant on ‘Building Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Agricultural Livelihoods in Southern Zimbabwe’

16 03 2020 | 17:04

How These 3 African Women Scientists Are Fighting To Save Humanity.

The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) today announces its second cohort of the AIMS Women in Climate Change Science Fellowship whose research is contributing to the fight to preserve…

12 03 2020 | 08:03

Can These Animators Get Africa To Finally Honor Its Female Heroes?

Why You Should Care You've never heard of these African female heroes - yet they've shaped the continent as much as men.

12 03 2020 | 07:30

Eighty-six dolphins found dead on remote Namibian beach, probe launched.

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia said on Monday that 86 dusky dolphins, including two calves just days old, had been found dead on a remote beach and it had launched an investigation into what happened…

12 03 2020 | 07:22

How climate change affects women more—and why they need to be listened to.

Women are on the front line of climate change around the world, but they’re still hugely underrepresented when it comes to making decisions. Vogue looks at why addressing gender inequality is…

12 03 2020 | 07:22

Environmental degradation driving gender-based violence – IUCN study.

Gland, Switzerland, 29 January 2020 (IUCN) – The degradation of nature can lead to gender-based violence including sexual assault, domestic violence and forced prostitution, according to a new…

12 03 2020 | 07:13

Poachers kill rare white giraffe.

In Summary The giraffe, described as one of a kind and believed to be the only one in the world, dazzled the local community, scientists and wildlife enthusiasts globally. Scientists…

10 03 2020 | 08:40

Cyclone Idai one year on: Southern Africa still devastated and vulnerable to climate shocks.

MAPUTO — One year after Cyclone Idai left a trail of destruction across parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, nearly 100,000 people continue to live in makeshift shelters and are alarmingly…

09 03 2020 | 11:41

Africa Climate Week in Kampala Postponed.

Bonn, 6 March 2020  -The UN Climate Change secretariat, in close collaboration with all the other organizing partners, has decided to put Africa Climate Week in Kampala on hold. This is to ensure the…

08 03 2020 | 10:28

Scientists turn to tech to prevent second wave of locusts in east Africa.

Scientists monitoring the movements of the worst locust outbreak in Kenya in 70 years are hopeful that a new tracking programme they will be able to prevent a second surge of the crop-ravaging…

05 03 2020 | 07:28

Fighting Extreme Weather.

Improved weather forecasting tools are giving farmers in Zambia the support they need to build resilience & prepare for more frequent climate shocks

05 03 2020 | 06:37

'It's harder here': African climate strikers lack support, says Kenyan teen.

'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.' NAIROBI…