Latest articles on Cyclone Idai

Baby Awa: The miracle baby born on a boat fleeing Mozambique’s violence

More than 300 000 people in the north of the country have been displaced by militants who ransack villages and then burn them down.

Environmental destruction is the human rights challenge of our time: Archbishop Tutu

World leaders must choose between life or death for humanity, say climate justice activists at 10th Desmond Tutu international peace lecture

Southern Africa’s dangerous information gap exacerbates natural disasters

During Cyclone Idai, responses were hampered by a shortage of reliable information. This has worrying implications for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic

To silence the guns in Africa, nature must be restored

The world needs a new deal to protect its natural environment

Bid to settle Mars could solve Earth’s crisis

Africa must be part of developing technology that may make inhabiting the Red Planet possible and help the continent survive climate change

Goats against climate change

There is a simple way to boost climate resilience for farmers in vulnerable regions: investment in goat markets

‘We will have to begin from zero’

Six months after Mozambique was hit by cyclones Idai and Kenneth, recovery is far from complete

Even superpowers can’t handle superstorms

Before we get to the response to Cyclone Idai, it is worth reminding ourselves about how richer countries respond to similar natural disasters.

Africa needs a green new deal

There is funding for renewable energy if countries include climate action in their economic plans

Afrobarometer: Climate change literacy still low in Africa

Despite Africa bearing the brunt of erratic global weather patterns, many people are still unfamiliar with climate change, a new survey says

Three months after Cyclone Idai, the region desperately needs help

A lot is at stake and the cost of reconstruction is very high

As cyclones and droughts hit Africa, it’s time to demand climate justice

As the continent most affected by climate change, African countries must have a strong interest in limiting the temperature below 1.5° C

‘I don’t know how my children will survive’: Zimbabwe in crisis

Cyclone Idai washed away the crops that survived a savage drought, leaving 70% of the population in dire need of food.

Conflict and cost hamper Mozambique cyclone response

Cyclone recovery has been further complicated by the cost of humanitarian and reconstruction efforts as well as a mysterious insurgency

Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall in Mozambique

Forecasters at Meteo-France warned that Kenneth could trigger waves off Mozambique's northeastern shore as much as five metres higher than usual

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