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24 Jan 2015 description
report New York Times

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

BANGWEULU WETLANDS, Zambia — Out here on the endless swamps, a harsh truth has been passed down from generation to generation: There is no fear but the fear of hunger.

With that always weighing on his mind, Mwewa Ndefi gets up at dawn, just as the first orange rays of sun are beginning to spear through the papyrus reeds, and starts to unclump a mosquito net.

24 Jan 2015 description

Flooding remains likely in southeastern Africa during the next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

23 Jan 2015 description

1/23/2015 - 00:04 GMT

Zambia's ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu on Thursday edged slightly ahead in the race to replace the late president Michael Sata, authorities said, as voting continued in parts of the country.

With 111 or nearly three-quarters of the 150 constituencies reporting results, the gap between Defence Minister Lungu and his closest rival, economist Hakainde Hichilema, was narrowing, according to the latest results released by the Electoral Commission of Zambia.

22 Jan 2015 description

The SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the Presidential By-Elections in the Republic of Zambia has declared the elections to have been peaceful, transparent, credible, free, and fair, thus reflecting the will of the people of Zambia in accordance with the National Laws and the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections.

22 Jan 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

22 Jan 2015 description

FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlook reports for January to June 2015 are based on the following regional assumptions:

Seasonal Performance

  • The remainder of the October-to-February Xays/Dadaa rains over coastal areas of Djibouti and northwestern Somalia are likely to be near average.

21 Jan 2015 description

1/21/2015 - 19:03 GMT

by Susan NJANJI / Obert SIMWANZA

Zambian police fired tear gas Wednesday to disperse about 100 supporters of the leading opposition candidate, as a hotly-contested presidential election was extended into a third day.

A number of Hakainde Hichilema's supporters in the United Party for National Development were arrested and bundled into a police van, an AFP correspondent saw.

Police initially asked the supporters to disperse but one of them shouted back at the officers, who then drove them off with batons and tear gas.

21 Jan 2015 description
  • Heavy, flood inducing rainfall continued over southeastern Africa during the last week.
  • Suppressed rains across southern Angola and northern Namibia strengthen mid seasonal moisture deficits.

1) Although good rains were observed over the Greater Horn of Africa during late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season had already negatively impacted ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

20 Jan 2015 description
report UNAIDS

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.

19 Jan 2015 description

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Tuesday 1/20/2015 - 16:52 GMT

One of the frontrunners in Zambia's presidential election cried fraud just hours after polling stations opened Tuesday in a tight race to replace Michael Sata, who died in office last year.

Opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema, 52, of the United Party for National Development (UPND), said some remote parts of the country had still not received ballot papers halfway through election day.

19 Jan 2015 description

Zambia’s climate is bound to change in the coming decades – as climate change takes hold globally. Even if global greenhouse gas emissions fall drastically, Zambia will be affected by changes in temperatures and rainfall for the next generation. How should policy-makers and investors take these climate risks into account? That’s the subject of a new policy brief from the Future Climate for Africa programme and CDKN.

18 Jan 2015 description

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Sunday 1/18/2015 - 02:03 GMT | 694 words

by Susan NJANJI

Zambians head to the polls on Tuesday in a special election to chose a new president for the copper-rich southern African nation and replace Michael Sata who died last year.

The contest is expected to be close between two frontrunners -- Defence and Justice Minister Edgar Lungu, 58, and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, 52.

16 Jan 2015 description

Today, a network of civil society organizations in collaboration with the United Nations in Zambia launched a mobilizing national campaign dubbed “Action/2015” in Zingalume, Lusaka. The campaign seeks to inspire concrete actions and ambitious agreements to collectively tackle the root causes of inequality, injustice, poverty and climate change in Zambia in 2015.

16 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding in southeastern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

14 Jan 2015 description

Significantly heavy rains continue over southeastern Africa, while dryness develops across the southwest.

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions remain favorable for tropical cyclone development in Mozambique Channel.

1) Although good rains were observed over the Greater Horn of Africa during late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season had already negatively impacted ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

14 Jan 2015 description

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