[Africa Renewal] Dilla -Over 800,000 internally displaced persons are living without adequate shelter and safe sanitation in Ethiopia, resulting in a worsening humanitarian situation further exacerbated by cold, wet weather brought on by the rainy season.
[Citizen] At least 15 people have died in various parts of the country following heavy rains which entered their third day yesterday. At least 250 houses in Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam and Arusha were destroyed in the downpours, and the number looked set to go up as authorities continued to carry out a countrywide assessment.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a warning for an “intense cut-off low” system that will affect several regions of the coutry, including the Western Cape, Northern Cape? Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
[News24Wire] More than 800 firefighters from the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire programme have battled 44 fires in the past 24 hours.
[Nyasa Times] A 67-year-old Graciam Kondowe who was among 54 passengers who police say survived after the Kayokha boat overturned in stormy weather on Lake Malawi in Rumphi, Sunday has said he escaped death by clinging to a bag of maize flour.
[UN News] Highlighting that the number of causalities in the Mediterranean Sea this year has crossed 5,000 with the latest reports of about 100 people feared to have drowned, the United Nations refugee agency has called on countries to increase pathways for admission of refugees.
A good system, but overwhelmed “THE animals die first” is a common refrain from many Ethiopians living in Tigray and Afar, two northern states, as the country experiences its worst drought in decades. Crop production in these regions has dropped by 50% or more in some areas, and failed completely in others. Hundreds of thousands of domestic animals are reckoned to have perished.
[IRIN] London -Alarm bells are ringing for a food emergency in Ethiopia.
[The Daily Vox] Crime may be one of the biggest concerns for tourists visiting South Africa, but with foreigners happily frolicking about in our game parks and on our hiking trails – only for some of them to come to a sticky end – RA’EESA PATHER offers three handy pieces of advice to help all of us make it out of our encounters with nature alive.
[New Times]Traditionally, commercial banks have shunned financing agricultural projects due to perceived high risks associated with rain-fed farming, where harvests depend entirely on weather conditions.