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El Nino 2016: Watching for the rise of La Nina


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By Leigh Morgan April 15, 2016 at 7:30 AM updated April 15, 2016 at 1:18 PM El Nino appears to be on the way out, but another climate phenomenon may be waiting to take its place. A group of researchers including the National Weather Service issued a La […]

Leftover warm water in Pacific Ocean fueled massive El Niño


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May 9, 2016 Source:American Geophysical Union A new study provides insight into how the current El Niño, one of the strongest on record, formed in the Pacific Ocean. The new research finds easterly winds in the tropical Pacific Ocean stalled a potential El Niño in 2014 and left […]

El Nino drives up inflation in southern Africa


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Business News 25 January 2016 By: Tawanda Karombo Harare – Food inflation is on the rise in most southern African countries as economies such as Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi battle the effects of the El Niño which has resulted in drought. Rising inflation in Malawi, Namibia and Zambia […]

Alert! Kenya: Cholera Outbreak – 2015 – 2016


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On 3 February 2015, the Director of Medical Services in Kenya issued a cholera outbreak alert following an increase in cases of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) in several counties in the country. (IFRC, 23 May 2015) A cholera outbreak has affected 21 out of 47 counties since December […]

Farmers get SMS tool to check on weather


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The UK government has launched a project in the Rift Valley and Western in which farmers will get updates on weather through the SMS. The platform known as Western Wiser Project is expected to benefit more than 300,000 farmers. It is being piloted in Trans Nzoia, Siaya, Kisumu […]

Part 2: When the climate crisis leaves millions suffering


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By Unelker Maoga “Kenya has been forced to redefine water as a scarce commodity rather than a basic need. What scares the most out of and me other fellow citizens is our inability to solve the situation. To a large extent, the power to mitigate climate change does […]

Part 1: A Voice From the Front Lines of El Niño in Kenya


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Posted 18 February 2016 11:35 GMT In the arid and dry region of Isiolo in Kenya, a new irrigation scheme has been set up to help communities to learn and adopt new ways and to find an alternative to livestock keeping in order to diversify sources of income to […]