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Zambia’s Load Shedding Extended To 12-Hours Owing To Water Shortage

The new measures, effective immediately, will see households endure 12 hours of daily power cuts staggered in six-hour blocks. Staff Reporter LUSAKA, Zambia – The Zambian government has announced a significant increase in load shedding, citing critically low water levels at the Kariba Dam and Kafue Gorge Hydroelectric Station. The new measures, effective immediately, will […]

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A Last Mile Lifeline as UNICEF and KOICA Partner to Shield Children from Climate Shocks

A historic $39 million grant tackles the climate crisis head-on, empowering vulnerable children. The partnership complements UNICEF’s emergency response to El Niño in Zimbabwe, aiding 1.34 million people. Staff Writer Harare, Zimbabwe – In a bid to develop climate-smart and gender-responsive social services for children amid a global climate change crisis, the United Nations Children’s

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Balancing Profits with Environmental Protection in the Gold Mining Sector in Zimbabwe

– We need to ensure increased gold production, but not at the cost of our environment, the  Mines Minister said. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – A shadow hangs over Zimbabwe’s economic revival plans as the government, which is banking on a surge in gold production to bolster the new ZiG currency, faces a pressing challenge

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Zimbabwe Faces Food Crisis as El Niño Wreaks Havoc: 7.7 Million Require Assistance

The reports indicate that 6 million people in rural areas will require food assistance between May 2024 and March 2025. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – A troubling picture of food crisis has been painted by the Second Round of Crops, Livestock, and Fisheries Assessment of April 18, 2024, according to information released by the Zimbabwean

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A Race Against the Flames: Zimbabwe Aims for Lower Veld Fire Devastation

-This year, the stakes are even higher. With the 2024 National Veld Fire Week launching a bit behind schedule on May 15th, the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) is setting a new target, to burn less than 700,000 hectares. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Despite a valiant effort in 2023, Zimbabwe fell slightly short of its ambitious

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Zambia to host the KAZA TFCA Summit: A Focus on Sustainable Development in Southern Africa

– The summit is expected to attract over 400 delegates, including policymakers, decision-makers, and technical experts from the member states.  Staff Reporter Lusaka, Zambia – Zambia takes center stage for conservation efforts in Southern Africa this month as the country prepares to host the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) Heads of State Summit. 

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Why are LGBTQ+ people more at risk from climate change?

-Natural disasters caused by climate change can adversely affect LGBTQ+ people already suffering from poverty and discrimination. LONDON – A new study has highlighted the extent to which LGBTQ+ people can be uniquely affected by #climatechange, underlining the particular and underreported vulnerabilities of a community that also often suffers from #poverty and #discrimination. The report by

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Botswana Acts With Boldness: Pumps Water In Dry River To Rescue Stranded Hippos

– Local conservation efforts, spearheaded by the Maun-based Save Wildlife Conservation Fund, are pumping water into the lagoon and providing daily sustenance to the hippos.  – The crisis is particularly acute at the Nxaraga lagoon near Maun, where over 200 hippos are stranded due to receding water levels.  Staff Reporter, in Gaborone Botswana Botswana’s wildlife faces a

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Zimbabwe Grapples with Climate Change as State of the World Population Report for Zimbabwe is Launched

– Heat exacerbates maternal and neonatal health outcomes, increasing the likelihood of stillbirths, UNFPA has warned. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – The Zimbabwean government has revealed its ongoing efforts to strengthen emergency preparedness and response to climate change-induced disasters, which have continued to disrupt access to health services. Zimbabwean Health Minister Dr. Douglas Mombeshora hinted

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Emma Mandlazi’s Courage Inspires Save Valley Communities to Protect Wildlife Despite Losses During Raids

Staff Reporter Female Ranger, Emma Mandlazi, from Village 31 in Bikita’s Ward 26, now considered a community heroine after saving crops and human lives Save Valley, Masvingo – Emma Mandlazi, 28 years old, from Village 31 in Bikita’s Ward 26, has become the talk of her community due to her recent display of bravery, which

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