Category: Climate

Flash floods in Hwange

Report on Hwange Flash Floods

Climate Correspondent Hwange received 139mm of rain in 3 hours.  Usually the town receives 50 mm or less per year.  This resulted in the drainage system being...

Post 2020 global biodiversity network

Youths review Post 2020 framework

Tatenda Mqetu Zimbabwe Youth Biodiversity Network (ZYBN) is encouraging youths to appraise the Zero Draft a Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework which aims to...

Millions of people face hunger in Southern Africa Pic by David Beasley

45 Million People Face Hunger In Southern Africa

A record 45 million people – mostly women and children – in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community are gravely food insecure following repeated...

Zimbabwe is prone to natural disasters

EU releases 18.7 million USD in humanitarian aid for Zimbabwe

The European Union has mobilised an additional 16.8 million EUR (approx. 18.7 million USD) to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in...

Zimbabwe's Vice President, Kembo Mohadi

UN Resident Coordinator Meets VP Mohadi On Food Security

By Joyce Mukucha and Anyway Yotamu The newly appointed United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator to Zimbabwe Ms Mario Rebeiro has paid a courtesy call to the  Vice...

Castor bean seeds

Oil Castor pledges to eradicate fuel crisis in Zimbabwe

By Joyce Mukucha and Anyway Yotamu Oil Castor Zimbabwe has promised to eliminate the fuel crisis currently prevailing in the nation through producing and supplying bio...

Women bear the brunt of climate change

Rural Women and Girls at the Mercy of Climate Change

By Joyce Mukucha As climate change adverse effects persist around the globe, most women and young girls residing in urban-distant communities are becoming more affected...

Global hunger forecasted in the new decade

World Food Programme forecasts global hunger hotspots as new decade dawns

Escalating hunger needs in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a World Food Programme (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020 with millions of people...

Transboundary plant pests and diseases

Rethinking the control of transboundary plant pests and diseases

… as we commemorate the International Year of Plant Health 2020 By Mathew Abang   In Africa, transboundary plant pests and diseases are costly to combat because...

Councillors planting fruit trees in Ruwa

We target to plant 1 million trees in 5 years: Ruwa Local Board

By Byron Mutingwende   The Ruwa Local Board has set a target of planting over 1 million trees in five years, Benam Nyawo, the local authority’s environmental...