Tag: Africa

AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum 2017


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September 12-15, 2017 The inaugural African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) AMCOMET – Africa Hydromet Forum will bring together representatives from governments, public and private sectors, regional entities, development agencies and civil society to provide strategic insight to improve hydrological, meteorological and early-warning services to achieve climate and […]

DRR in Southern Africa (FAO)


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Enhancing the role of conservation agriculture in disaster risk reduction in Southern Africa (OSRO/RAF/602/USA) – Project Highlights  Published on 02 Aug 2017 Activities Implented 404 DRR decision-makers from 11 countries were exposed to the benefits of CA through regional and country-level meetings and field days. Produced awareness-raising materials on […]

WHO: Cholera Outbreaks Threaten Africa, Mideast


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Lisa Schlein October 22, 2015 10:32 AM GENEVA— The World Health Organization is stepping up efforts to control multiple cholera outbreaks in Africa and the Middle East to prevent the disease from spreading and threatening the health of thousands of people. More than 10,700 cholera cases and 170 […]

Ethiopia’s agriculture boom yields a bare harvest for poor as El Niño bites


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Ethiopia may be portrayed as an emerging African powerhouse, but prolonged drought has left 8.2 million people facing a major food security crisis William Davison in Mieso district Monday 26 October 2015 05.37 EDT On a bright afternoon in east Ethiopia, Mohammed Jibril’s family is passing around corncobs roasted […]

El-nino: health issues directives to districts


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Publish Date: Oct 26, 2015 By Joyce Namutebi     THE ministry of health has announced mitigation measures to curb disease outbreaks that El- nino rains are likely to cause in various parts of the country. In line with a Disease Outbreak Preparedness Plan developed by the ministry, working […]

Zimbabwe braces for poor rains


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Tabitha Mutenga 3 Sep 2015 ZIMBABWE should brace for yet another drought in 2016 as climatic predictions by the Southern African Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF) of normal to below normal rainfall season clearly spell disaster for the country’s agricultural season. Although the prediction is for the whole […]

Tough times for Nairobi as El Nino rains start


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Xinhua, October 19, 2015 East African nation capital has experienced unusually heavy rains in the capital Nairobi in the last two days, signaling the start of the much-anticipated rain. “Most parts of Kenya will receive enhanced rainfalls during October and December in 2015. The rains may extend into […]