Dryness continues across much of southern Africa, flooding risks remain over Mozambique, Malawi and Madagascar
Africa Weather Hazards
Since mid-December, consistently heavy rainfall has occurred over southern Malawi and central/ northern Mozambique. Above-average rain forecast for the next week will keep flooding risks elevated. 2 Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in mid-season dryness across eastern Botswana, northern South Africa, central/southern Mozambique, and central/southern Zimbabwe. Dryness is forecast to continue next week.
Above-average rains were observed across saturated areas in Madagascar and northern Mozambique.
Dryness deepens across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and coastal Tanzania.
Rainfall deficits expected to worsen in South Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Heavy rains fell over saturated areas of southeastern Africa.
Rainfall deficits grow over dry areas in southern Zimbabwe, central/southern Tanzania, South Africa, and Namibia.
Due to a late onset of rains in most of the region, continued rainfall is needed until April
Flooding risks continue over Madagascar and northern Mozambique
Africa Weather Hazards
Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Mr Shaw Kgathi, has informed residents of Dukwi that the refugee camp in their village would be refurbished in the new financial year.
Addressing a kgotla meeting in Dukwi recently, Minister Kgathi said government had set aside P10 million to be used in re-fencing the camp, revamping the water pipeline and other maintenances of the camp.
Tropical Storm Fundi brought torrential rains to Madagascar.
Below-average rains deepen rainfall deficits in Angola and Namibia.
NOVEMBER 2014– JANUARY 2015 RAINFALL
The Southern African summer monsoon was very active over the eastern parts of SADC region with heavy rain mostly concentrated over Island States, southern Malawi, northern Mozambique,
Zambia and Zimbabwe during December 2014 and early January 2015.
Despite those wet spells which brought flooding in some countries, overall normal rainfall conditions were mostly observed in the region;
Flooding risks continue in southeastern Africa; dryness remains in Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa
A new low pressure system has formed in the Mozambique Channel. It is currently forecasted to strengthen to a moderate to strong tropical storm over the next two days as it moves in a southerly direction, coming within 150 km of the south-west coast of Madagascar. It is not expected to make landfall, but could bring heavy rains. A main concern is the Fiherenena dyke protecting Toliara City, which was not fully repaired after it was damaged by Tropical Cyclone Haruna in 2013 (which killed 26 people and displaced 20,000).
- Heavy rains are forecast for already saturated areas around the Mozambique Channel.
- Widespread moderate rain was observed across southern Africa during the past week.
Additional rainfall expected in flood-affected parts of southeastern Africa, dryness continues in Angola
Ahead of the African Union Summit, former Presidents of Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa are among the new Champions committing to Fast-Tracking access to HIV prevention and treatment services in sub-Saharan Africa.
JOHANNESBURG/GABORONE, Botswana, 23 January 2015—Today, the Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation (Champions) announced that four leaders are joining their distinguished ranks.
À quelques jours du sommet de l’Union africaine, les anciens Présidents du Malawi, du Mali, du Nigéria et d’Afrique du Sud comptent parmi les nouveaux Champions qui s’engagent en faveur d’une accélération de l’accès aux services de prévention et de traitement du VIH en Afrique subsaharienne.
JOHANNESBURG/GABORONE, Botswana, 23 janvier 2015 – Le groupe Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation (Champions pour une génération sans sida) vient aujourd’hui d’annoncer que quatre leaders avaient rejoint leurs rangs déjà composés d’éminentes personnalités.
Suppressed seasonal rains over southeastern Africa expected to provide relief to saturated ground conditions.
Mid-seasonal dry spells experienced throughout several parts of Angola, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
In an effort to curb potential new HIV infections, the National Aids Coordinating Agency (NACA) has beefed up its HIV campaign messages to educate Batswana about the risk of attracting new infections.
NACA public relations officer, Ms Lorato Mongatane said in an interview that the agency has identified all pockets of new HIV infections to avert them, hence intensified its campaigns with evidence based interventions.
The ministers of health and private sector representatives of the countries of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) agreed on 15 January to establish a health trust fund to sustain the response to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Les Ministres de la Santé et des représentants du secteur privé des pays de la Communauté de développement de l'Afrique australe (SADC) se sont mis d'accord le 15 janvier sur la création d'un fonds fiduciaire pour la santé afin de pérenniser la riposte au sida, à la tuberculose et au paludisme. Les participants au tout premier dialogue officiel entre les Ministres de la Santé de la SADC et le secteur privé, organisé à Victoria Falls, au Zimbabwe, en marge de la Réunion conjointe des Ministres de la Santé et des Ministres chargés du VIH et du sida de la SADC, sont tombés …
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