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

Thursday - 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.

Africa’s first carbon-removal plant stokes questions about responsible climate solutions

10 Oct 23 - A joint venture between Swiss and Kenya-based companies has been billed as a springboard for creating a new, green economy in Africa.

Environmental groups sue energy company over 'devastating' East Africa oil pipeline

9 Oct 23 - Four environmental groups have filed a law suit against the French group TotalEnergies and its EACOP oil project in Tanzania and Uganda.


Ivory Coast deforestation rate rises as EU green imports law looms

5 Oct 23 - Deforestation in top cocoa producer Ivory Coast increased last year after declining for several years, a major report has found, raising questions about how the country will comply with a new EU law...

“Why do they punish us?” Uganda charcoal ban ignites transition debate

5 Oct 23 - While welcomed in principle, the abrupt charcoal ban has left both traders and buyers unsure of where to turn.

At least 11 people die in South Africa floods

2 Oct 23 - At least 11 people have been killed after heavy rain and winds hit South Africa's Western Cape province, including Cape Town, over the weekend leaving a trail of destruction.

Africa’s first verifiable carbon market launches in Kenya

25 Sep 23 - CYNK launches as the first Africa-based, end-to-end platform for the measurement, verification and sale carbon credits, with forward trade of more than two million carbon futures credits.

Digital technology helps farmers affected by climate change

19 Sep 23 - A Nigerian professor is advocating for the use of digital technology to help the nation’s struggling farmers cope with global warming.

5000 presumed dead in Libya floods

13 Sep 23 - More than 5000 people are presumed dead and 10,000 missing after heavy rains in northeastern Libya caused two dams to collapse, surging more water into already inundated areas.

EU commission chief asks G20 to join global carbon pricing

11 Sep 23 - The European Commission president asked G20 leaders on Saturday to join a proposal to set up global carbon pricing.

Africa climate summit ends with call to reform global financing

7 Sep 23 - The Africa Climate Summit has ended with leaders calling on the global community to act urgently to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fulfill its obligations and keep financial promises to fight...

African leaders at odds over climate plans as crucial Nairobi summit opens

6 Sep 23 - Oil-producing African nations argue they should be able to use fossil fuel resources for economic growth.

As Africa opens a climate summit, poor weather forecasting keeps the continent underprepared

5 Sep 23 - Much of the world takes daily weather forecasts for granted. But most of Africa’s 1.3 billion people live with little advance knowledge of what’s to come.

Africa’s vast underground water resources are under pressure from climate change

4 Sep 23 - All countries have a variety of water resources – some are on the surface, like rivers, and some are beneath the ground.

Kenya’s ‘green growth’ pitch for Africa Climate Summit sparks justice concerns

25 Aug 23 - Outcry over a fossil fuel consultancy taking a lead role, and unease over the Kenyan president’s focus on finance, raises questions as to whether the summit will truly be “by Africans for Africans”.


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