Oslo, Norway- Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday even though she had been the bookmakers’ favourite. The secretive five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prize to Ethiopian prime minster Abiy Ahmed from...
Nairobi, Kenya: An estimated 27 million people – or 24% of the total food insecure people in the world– lived in seven of the eight countries in the IGAD region, according to a new report released by the Intergovernmental Authority...
BY World Meteorological Organisation View Original story   Average sea surface and land temperatures across large parts of the world are forecast to be above normal in September-November, despite the expected absence of a full-blown El Niño event, according to the...
By Henry Ridgwell / Voice of America   Climate change will hit many African countries more severely than previously thought, according to a new report. Researchers warn that rapid population growth means more and more people will be affected by extreme...
By Leopold Obi, Daily Nation/NECJOGHA Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Most people have a hard time understanding probabilities. When we release a forecast, it comes with probabilities. If there is a 60 per cent chance of an event happening, there...
BY NECJOGHA TEAM Nairobi, Kenya- The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) has warned that food insecurity is expected to worsen in many countries of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA). FEWS NET is a leading provider of early warning...
STORY HIGHLIGHTS Water and sanitation service providers must harness all available talent to achieve their goals. Removing barriers to female employment in the sector has numerous benefits not only for women, but for utilities as well. A new World...
Climate change could directly cost the world economy $7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth and threaten infrastructure, new analysis showed Wednesday. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Climate Change Resilience Index measured the preparedness...
The World Meteorological Organization celebrates its 70thanniversary in 2020. We, therefore, hope that our annual calendar competition will be bigger and better than ever before. We are looking for high-quality and artistic photographs of the amazing beauty and power of our weather...
By ELIAS MESERET and CARA ANNA ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable...

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