- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
By Chris Arsenault
ROME, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mozambique is mulling a plan to lease 240,000 hectares of prime farmland to investors to grow crops for export, threatening to displace more than 100,000 local residents, activists and academics said, citing a leaked document.
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 1 Dec 2014 16:21 GMT
Author: Magda Mis
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lack of access to clean water and basic sanitation in southern Africa hampers the fight against HIV/AIDS by reducing the effectiveness of life-saving drugs, according to a study marking World AIDS Day.
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Author: Jeffrey Barbee
XAI-XAI, Mozambique (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In this vast agricultural region of southern Mozambique, dark water flows slowly down canals cut into the farm fields. In an area prone to droughts and floods, the canals help deal with both problems, carrying irrigation water to valuable squash and tomato fields in dry times and carrying away floodwater in the wet ones.
LONDON (AlertNet) - Developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America need ways to assess if climate change adaptation is keeping development on track, and if the costs and benefits are well distributed. A new system to analyse the social impacts of climate change adaptation efforts could be the solution.
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By Madalitso Mwando
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AlertNet) – Ambitious multi-billion dollar dam projects along the Zambezi River, carried out by southern African countries seeking to boost hydropower generation, could turn out to be white elephants because of growing climate challenges, experts say.
By Isaiah Esipisu
ADDIS ABABA (AlertNet) – In the sprawling estate of Gurara on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, women farmers are busy working on a two-hectare plot where they grow fruit and vegetables.
The piece of land allocated to the Gurara Women’s Association by the government is a source of income for some 200 city dwellers.
By Fidelis Zvomuya
NAMIRANGA, Mozambique (AlertNet) – The heaps of groundnuts, rapoko, millet and maize displayed for sale by the side of the Rovuma River in Namiranga are evidence of the fertility of Africa’s soil.
But people in this small town on the Mozambique-Tanzania border struggle to pay for food. The area has been affected by droughts, believed to be worsening as a result of climate change, for the past four years. Namiranga, 3,700 km (2,300 miles) from Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, is largely cut off from basic services and supplies.
By Fidelis Zvomuya
CUNZE, Mozambique (AlertNet) - It’s mid-morning in Cunze village in Mozambique’s Gaza province, and farmer Antonio Alfonso Chibuto stands in a muddy field by a roaring irrigation stream, trying to work out how soon he dares plant again this season.
Water spills down a hand-hewn dirt canal, bubbling and pooling until it arrives at a deep pond that distributes it to rows of healthy, organically grown crops.
31 Oct 2011 17:29 Source: Alertnet // George Esunge Fominyen
By George Esunge Fominyen
DAKAR (AlertNet) – Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts across Africa are left without support when the war ends, experts say.
After the bullets have stopped flying, peacekeepers and governments focus on disarming fighters – who are usually men and boys - and helping them to return home and reintegrate into their communities.
By Laurie Goering
LONDON (AlertNet) – Figuring out how to raise the $100 billion a year in climate change assistance promised to poor nations is tough enough, but spending the money fairly and effectively may prove an even bigger challenge, climate finance experts warned this week.
Early flows of money aimed at helping poor and vulnerable countries curb their emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change are bypassing many corrupt or conflict-ridden countries, experts on a panel at the London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) said on Tuesday.
10 Nov 2010 11:08:00 GMT
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By Fidelis Zvomuya
MAPAI-NGALE, Mozambique (AlertNet) - Every planting season, the women of Mapai-Ngale village near the Limpopo River in Mozambique face a tough dilemma.
"If we cultivate small fields on the extremely fertile lowlands near the Limpopo, we risk losing our whole crop to frequent floods.
Written by: George Fominyen
DAKAR (AlertNet) - Bad governance and corruption mean several African countries won't meet targets on cutting child mortality under the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, aid group Save the Children says in a new report.
The aid agency says more than 2.8 million children's lives could have been saved in Africa over the last ten years if countries had focused on the poorest and most vulnerable segments of the population.
In sub-Saharan Africa, around one in seven children dies before their fifth birthday.
Written by: Katherine Baldwin
LONDON (AlertNet) - Two years ago, Claudia Felizardo Armando from Mozambique applied for a job - with a difference.
Written by: Laurie Goering
LONDON (AlertNet) - Low-lying Asian nations from Bangladesh to Vietnam have long been thought the most vulnerable to damage if climate change brings rising seas and worsening storm surges.
But a range of major coastal cities in Africa - particularly Lagos and Alexandria - may also bear the brunt of climate-related changes over the next century, according to a report by the Centre for Global Development .
The think tank's study, which projects the vulnerability of coastal populations to …
MAPUTO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Mozambique's National Institute of Disaster management (INGC) said on Tuesday about 275,000 people in the country need food aid after a long dry spell caused crop failure in some parts of the country.
"The southern provinces of Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane are facing food insecurity and we are working to feed some 275,000 vulnerable people; mainly the old, women and children," INGC director Joao Ribeiro told Reuters.
Ribeiro said the most vulnerable people, particularly women and children, were relying on aid provided by the United Nations …
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Major floods in late 2008 and 2009 have plunged southern Africa into a growing humanitarian crisis, killing dozens and displacing thousands.
The Zambezi River Basin is affected annually by floods, bringing death and disease to those living along the banks. The fourth largest river in Africa, has its source in Zambia and flows through Angola, back into Zambia, and along the borders of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe to Mozambique, where it empties into the Indian Ocean.
With no sign of a let-up in the rainy weather, there are growing fears the flooding …
LONDON (AlertNet) - Tropical Storm Boloetse churned towards Mozambique on Wednesday, bringing heavy rains that experts said could add to the country's already heightened risk of flooding.
By Steve Swindells
By Steve Swindells