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Weather forecasters warn Pakistanis to stay indoors ahead of new heat wave

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan on Tuesday urged people to stay indoors as the country is hit by an extreme heat wave that threatens to bring dangerously high temperatures and yet another round of glacial-driven floods. Pakistan’s most populous province, Punjab, is shutting all schools for a week because of the heat, affecting an […]

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Lwengo is stagnant, district leaders say..

It is now 13  years since Lwengo  separation from Masaka and the district has grappled with unmet promises and unfulfilled potential. What was envisioned as a new dawn has become a prolonged twilight, marred by internal strife and bureaucratic hurdles. Lwengo district leaders are lamenting the lack of progress in the area, citing infighting and

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George building collapse: Death toll has risen to 14 after 2 more bodies recovered on Friday afternoon

Death toll of the George building collapse rises to 14 The death toll of the George building collapse has risen to 14 after two more bodies were recovered on Friday afternoon.Local government MEC Anton Bredell said the two bodies were recovered just over an hour ago. “Unfortunately, we are still looking for 39 more people.

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China’s Ganfeng Lithium seals US$343 million mine deal in West Africa, gains control of one of the world’s largest sources

The deal is to ‘secure supply of lithium resources, facilitate expansion and enhance its core competitiveness’, the company says Ganfeng will potentially buy out the mine subject to a mining code enacted last year, which gives the government of Mali the right to hold up to 35 per cent of the project China’s Ganfeng Lithium

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Ethiopia’s Irrigation Coverage Reaches Over 1.8 Million Hectares

Addis Ababa April 30/2024 (ENA) The Minister of Irrigation and Lowland Areas, Engineer Aisha Mohammed has announced today that Ethiopia’s modern irrigation infrastructure coverage has surpassed 1.8 million hectares. The Minister made the remark in a 9-month performance report of the current fiscal year she presented to the House of Peoples Representatives today. Aisha provided detailed

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Imo Gov, Uzodimma appoints self Commissioner for Lands

Imo Gov, Uzodimma appoints self Commissioner for Lands Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has appointed himself as the Commissioner for Lands in the state. He made the announcement on Tuesday during the inauguration of 24 newly-appointed commissioners at the Government House in Owerri. According to him, the self-appointment is a measure to prevent a repeat

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Kabale farmers say frustrated with climate

Farmers and local leaders in Ryakarimira Town Council in Kabale District have expressed concerns over the impact of climate change on their agricultural activities. These apprehensions were voiced during a stakeholders’ meeting for the Common Ground project held at Ryakarimira Sub-county headquarters. The Common Ground project, a collaboration between Integrated Seed and Sector Development Uganda

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Global Warming: What you need to know, how to mitigate

Climate change is a pressing global issue that affects every corner of our planet. It refers to long-term shifts in weather patterns, including rising temperatures, altered precipitation, and extreme events. In this article, we’ll delve into the causes of climate change, with a focus on global warming, its impact on Africa, and essential strategies to

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IFAD and partners to build resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change impacts in seven Sahelian Countries

Banjul, 7 March 2024 – Today, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), launched the Africa Integrated Climate Risk Management Programme (AICRM): Strengthening Smallholder Farmers’ Resilience to Climate Change Impacts, with a workshop in Banjul, The Gambia. Dr Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice-President of the Strategy and Knowledge Department (SKD) at IFAD, joined over 60 participants,

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SOUTH AFRICA STRENGTHENS ITS RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Dear Fellow South African, I have just returned from the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the worsening effects of climate change on the continent were raised prominently. African leaders have been advocating for urgent, practical and stepped up climate action given the continent’s extreme vulnerability to the effects of global warming. We

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