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Flood kills 132, displaces 222,456 in Kenya

Kenya flooding

The raging floods that have engulfed Kenya since March have claimed 132 lives and displaced 222,456 people, the government said on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Karanja Kibicho, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, called on Kenyans to exercise caution and extreme care during heavy rains in flood prone areas. “Latest statistics indicate that 222,456 people have been displaced ...

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Flash floods affect 700,000 in Somalia – WHO


No fewer than 695,000 people have been affected by flash floods and river floods, caused by ongoing heavy rainfall in Somalia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. According to the WHO, out of the figure, nearly 215,000 people have been displaced in the past few days as most flooding occurred in the regions of Bakool, Banadir, Bay, Hiraan, Lower Juba, ...

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Bonn talks: Nations step up to enhancing ambition to keep warming below 1.5c

Talanoa Dialogue

Front-runner countries and civil society representatives have presented a concrete road-map of how they are enhancing climate plans by 2020 in an attempt to push other states to commit to doing the same at the upcoming UN Climate negotiations (COP24) that will be held in December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. This came during an event organised on the sidelines of ...

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Buhari seeks sustained support from international community to tackle climate change

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 reiterated the need for sustained financial, technical and capacity building support from the international community to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change in the country. The President made the call when he received Letter of Credence from Mr Robert Jan Petri, the Ambassador of Netherlands to Nigeria. President Buhari ...

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Bonn talks: Talanoa Dialogue hopeful to lay groundwork for political outcome

Tolanoa Dialogue

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) sat with representatives of civil society, cities, businesses and other non-party stakeholders for the Talanoa Dialogue. The format of the talanoa, allowing for stories and interventions covering three clear questions – where are we? where do we want to be? how do we get ...

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Somalia calls for international cooperation to stop illegal charcoal trade

Somalia charcoal trade

At the opening of a two-day, UN-supported conference on charcoal on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Mogadishu, the Federal Government of Somalia has called for international, African and Gulf States cooperation in halting the illegal export of charcoal from the country. The export of charcoal from Somalia has been banned, both by a 2012 United Nations Security Council resolution and by the Somali Government, ...

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Torrential rains kill 10 in western Rwanda


Torrential rains hit Karongi District, Western Rwanda, killing 10 people, a local leader said on Monday, May 7, 2018. Executive Secretary of Rwankuba sector, Vedaste Kuzabaganwa, told newsmen that the heavy downpour, which started around 8 p.m. on Sunday and stopped around 2 a.m. on Monday, triggered landslides that killed the victims from the sector. Kuzabaganwa said some residents are missing ...

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Bonn talks: Nigeria lauds progress, commits to constructive discussions


Nigeria has welcomed the progress made in the first week of the ongoing intersessional climate talks under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Bonn, Germany from April 30 to 10 May, 2018. Head of a four-man Nigerian delegation to the summit and Director, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr ...

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Bonn talks: Polish Presidency urged to step up ahead of COP24

Poland COP24

The Polish Presidency to the upcoming 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled to hold December 2018 has been asked to step up its game for a successful COP by embracing an outcome that would deliver a political commitment for stronger ambition. Speakers at a media session ...

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Bonn talks: Talanoa Dialogue opening ushers in Pacific approach to raising ambition

Talanoa Dialogue

The opening meeting of the Talanoa Dialogue took place in Bonn, Germany during the week, inviting all participants to share stories around climate ambition and to have solutions-oriented conversations on contributions to the Paris Agreement’s goals at the “May talanoas” on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The Talanoa Dialogue is an important international conversation around ambition now, before 2020 and in the future. It ...

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