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Deadly African heatwave 'impossible' without warming

Friday - A deadly heatwave in West Africa and the Sahel was "impossible" without human-induced climate change, scientists say.

Africa's carbon sink capacity is shrinking

8 Apr 24 - The population of Africa, the second-largest continent in the world, currently sits at about 1.4 billion, but is set to exceed 2 billion by 2040.

Meet the Nigerian women spearheading solar projects

5 Apr 24 - The African country has the lowest access to electricity in the world. Women and girls are bearing the brunt of energy poverty.

How the the African Forest Restoration Initiative threatens savannas and grasslands

3 Apr 24 - A recent paper published in Science warns that “Across Africa, vast areas of nonforest are threatened by inappropriate restoration in the form of tree planting.”

"The water is eating the island"

26 Mar 24 - Villagers hang onto the last patch of Sierra Leone’s Nyangai Island, knowing that their home may soon disappear.

Back-to-back climate disasters leave millions of Malawians in deepening need

21 Mar 24 - Millions of Malawians are struggling with the impacts of back-to-back climate disasters that have deepened the poverty of subsistence farmers and undermined the ability of the cash-strapped government to help.

‘We don’t need air con’: how Burkina Faso builds schools that stay cool in 40C heat

5 Mar 24 - Architects use local materials and merge traditional techniques with modern technology to make schools and orphanages cool, welcoming places.


Alarming Africa-wide report predicts 30% drop in crop revenue, 50 million without water

1 Mar 24 - African countries will suffer significant economic loss after 2050 if global warming is not limited to below 2°C, a new study by the Center for Global Development has found.

Real solutions to climate change in Africa are about people, not profit

1 Mar 24 - The continent’s leaders should resist quick fixes and deadly traps offered by the market and bring the people at the centre of the climate action.

Africa's ice is disappearing: Tropical ice fields demonstrate speed of climate change

22 Feb 24 - The ice on the high summits of the continent is rapidly disappearing, and Africa may lose its white peaks by the middle of our century.

Italy’s energy deal faces backlash in Africa

8 Feb 24 - Critics charge that a plan that aims to curb migration will derail the continent’s climate change agenda.

Climate change behind Africa cholera surge, top health officials say

2 Feb 24 - The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the continent’s chief health advisory body, has tied the worst outbreak of cholera in three years to climate change.

Climate change worsens human trafficking of the poor in Sierra Leone

31 Jan 24 - Sierra Leone’s poorest communities have long been prey to human traffickers. Climate change is making things worse.

East Africa's new love affair with geothermal energy

30 Jan 24 - There has been little interest in geothermal power in East Africa but Kenya's trailblazing energy transformation policy is now inspiring others.

Climate change is the biggest human health risk, says Africa's disease boss

30 Nov 23 - Climate change is the biggest threat to human health in Africa and the rest of the world, the head of the continent's public health agency said.

Leaks reveal how McKinsey drives African climate agenda

29 Nov 23 - Whistleblowers raise alarm over American consultancy’s growing influence in pushing carbon markets and developing energy transition plans.

Devastating flooding in East Africa

27 Nov 23 - Heavy rainfall led to extensive flooding in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya in October and November.

Neighbourhoods submerged following flash floods in the Horn of Africa

20 Nov 23 - More than 100 people, including 16 children, have died and over 700,000 been forced out of their homes in the Horn of Africa due to flash flooding.

Leaders convene to protect tropical forests

31 Oct 23 - Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, had the privilege of hosting the summit of the three major tropical forest basins on the planet.


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