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African nations push for more climate finance ahead of COP

CAIRO, – African ministers meeting in Cairo two months ahead of the COP27 climate summit called on Friday for a sharp expansion of climate financing for their continent while pushing back against an abrupt move away from fossil fuels. Egypt, an oil and gas producer considered highly vulnerable to climate change, has positioned itself as […]

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Drought and hunger in Somalia, Ethiopia and region: What to know

Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are facing food shortages due to the worst drought in 40 years and rising global food costs. The Horn of Africa region is on the brink of an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe, the United Nations and several aid organisations have said. Millions of people are facing food insecurity,

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Climate change is killing more elephants than poaching, Kenyan officials say

Illegal ivory poaching once posed a significant threat to Kenya’s elephants. But now the giants of the animal kingdom are facing an even bigger risk: climate change. As Kenya battles its worst drought in four decades, the crisis is killing 20 times more elephants than poaching, according to officials. They cite desiccated carcasses found in

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How Global Warming Threatens Human Security in Africa

Global warming is contributing to more and extended heat waves, a tripling of droughts, a quadrupling of storms, and a tenfold increase in flooding in Africa since the 1970s—exacerbating security threats on the continent. More Frequent and Longer Lasting Heat Waves •The last decade was the warmest on record, part of a multidecade trend. Last

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