Daily Archives: November 17, 2019

Global Weather Hazards Summary: November 8-14, 2019

Southern Africa observes a poor start to the rainy season, while high flood risk persists across East Africa Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in Accra, Ghana last week. Rising water levels in the Ubangui River triggered flooding along the river basin into northern and western DRC 3. Heavy rainfall during the past couple of months has

More than 52 million people across Africa going hungry as weather extremes hit the continent [EN/AR]

Millions displaced; women, girls hit hardest; crises compounded by conflicts, poverty and inequality; $700m average climate-related losses; urgent action needed now More than 52 million people in 18 countries across southern, eastern and central Africa are facing up to crisis levels of hunger as a result of weather extremes, compounded by poverty and conflict. Some

Benin Activist Brings Health Kits to Haiti’s Poor

French Beninese writer and activist Kemi Seba is in Haiti this weekend on a humanitarian mission.Seba traveled to the Caribbean nation to show support for the PetroChallenger anti-corruption movement and for the residents of the poorest slums of the ca…

Benin Activist Brings Health Kits to Haiti’s Poor

French Beninese writer and activist Kemi Seba is in Haiti this weekend on a humanitarian mission.Seba traveled to the Caribbean nation to show support for the PetroChallenger anti-corruption movement and for the residents of the poorest slums of the ca…

Burkina Faso Army: 32 ‘Terrorists’ Killed in Two Operations

OUAGADOUGOU – The Burkina Faso army said on Sunday it had killed 32 “terrorists” in two operations in the north of the country after an attack on a patrol.One soldier was killed in the operations, which come less than a month after 37 people were kille…

Gambia close to getting first post-Jammeh constitution

BANJUL, The Gambia is gearing up for a new constitution as part of reform efforts following years of authoritarian rule by exiled leader Yahya Jammeh.A government body mandated with the mission, the Constitutional Review Commission of Gambia, last week…