A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members.
There were over 31 million new cases of internal displacement caused by conflict and the DRC ranks as the top country for displacement caused by conflict.
Tropical cyclone Enawo struck Madagascar on Tuesday, buffeting the island with powerful winds, heavy rain and high seas.
TheIEC says it has already printed 31 million ballot papers for this year’s general elections and their delivery inside and outside the country is already under way.
The preparations for Rio+20 have highlighted seven areas which need priority attention.
Agriculture is one of the sectors most seriously affected by climate change.
From malaria, logistical prepartion in Durban and the UN framework on climate change – listen to it all here.
Durban will be the launch pad for some uniquely “South African style adaptation thinking,” writes Belinda Reyers.
Developed countries must take the lead in reducing emissions, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said in Durban.
Climate change is one of the biggest threats to human kind today. It also poses a unique and general challenge at the global level. It concerns everyone on this planet.