Eastern Africa

Kenya’s Drought – A Humanitarian Crisis

The easterly region of  Africa is witnessing devastation as this part of the continent grapples with the grips of a recurrent severe drought.  Attributed mainly to global climate changes, the current drought stretches across the coastal north, northeastern and southern lowlands. Climate forecasts indicate the situation will persist for the next six months.    Kenya’s (More...)

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350Africa Arab World – Staff Letter to Trump

In response to President Trump’s executive order barring entry to the United States from refugees, migrants and foreign nationals from seven-Muslim countries, staff members at 350.org from the targeted region have issued the following letter to the US President.   President Trump, It is with deep consternation that we learned about your presidential executive order (More...)

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2017 – Scaling up campaigns across Africa

It is a new year, new promises and renewed hope for climate change warriors, as we gather much-needed strength and resilience to soldier on and up the ante on our climate change campaigns across the African region. 2016 taught us a lot.  The hottest recorded year in history, means impacted communities around the globe are (More...)

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The challenge of water scarcity in Africa

  Photo credit: Oxfam 2012 Climate change constitutes a real threat to Africa’s development and stunts the continent’s economic potential. Fossil fuel-induced climate impacts such as prolonged droughts and frequent floods continue to adversely affect agriculture, fishing industries and communities that rely on these products for their livelihoods. As governments meet in Marrakesh for COP22, (More...)

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WRITING OUR OWN STORIES

The African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) launched its 2nd continental annual conference (African Youth Conference on Climate Change) on October 14th- 15th, 2016 in Nairobi Kenya. AYICC, marking its 10th anniversary this year, is by far on... (More...)

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From Cape Town to Amman, #WeFightClimateChange

There’s something I’ve been struggling with lately: the image of suited world leaders meeting in giant conference rooms at COP21 in Paris in December that just doesn’t fit with the real image of climate change that so many people are facing across our continent. The Paris negotiations could potentially send a signal that world governments (More...)

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