Environment - Fires
  • UN: Threat of wildfires expected to increase as global temperatures rise - UN
    14 august 2016 16:02:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has warned that wildfires could become more frequent and more destructive as global temperatures rise and drought conditions plague many regions of the world. Full text...

  • Mozambican PM warns against indiscriminate bush burning
    29 november 2006 22:49:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Luisa Diogo warned Wednesday that bush fires, deliberately set for agricultural or hunting purposes, were devastating the natural habitats. Full text...

  • Mozambican First Lady wants arsonists punished
    11 october 2006 18:22:00
    Muanza- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican First Lady Maria da Luz Guebuza, has urged community leaders to identify those behind the bush fires that have destroyed forests and wildlife in the country's central province of Sofala. Full text...

  • Bush fires kill 2 people in northern Mozambique
    09 october 2006 16:57:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Indiscriminate bush fires have killed at least two people, destroyed a number of homes and now threaten cashew harvest in northern Mozambican province of Nampula, national news agency, AIM reported Monday. Full text...

  • Fires still out of control in parts of Western Cape
    02 february 2006 12:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Fire fighters were on Thursday battling yet another Western Cape major blaze, this one burning out of control in farmland south east of Wolseley near the South African port city of Cape Town. Full text...

  • Wildfires cause widespread damage near Cape Town
    03 january 2006 13:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Massive mountain fires, fanned by a strong south-westerly, wind were still burning Tuesday in the Boland region north of Cape Town, where they have caused massive damage. Full text...

  • Malawi loses 600 hectares of forests to bush fires
    09 september 2005 11:20:00
    Mulanje- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi has lost more than 600 hectares of pristine forests to bush fires that have been raging for one month in the Mulanje Mountain, some 100-km south of Blantyre, an environmentalist said Friday. Full text...

  • Wild fires destroy Cape Verdean forest area
    15 june 2004 22:40:00
    Praia- Cape-Verde (PANA) -- Wild fires have destroyed 60% out of 500 hectares of forests in the Monte Velha area, Mosteiros district, in the Cape Verdean island of Fogo over the past few days. Full text...

  • Ghana loses US$24 million yearly to bush fires
    03 december 2003 20:13:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana loses about 24 million US dollars annually as a result of bush fires, according to Lands and Forestry Minister Dominic Fobih. Full text...

  • Fires destroy half of Mozambique's Gorongosa Park
    22 september 2003 19:42:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Bush fires believed to have been started by poachers have destroyed about half of the 3,770 square kilometres of the Gorongosa National Park, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, reports Monday's issue of the Maputo daily paper "Noticias". Full text...

  • Algeria, Tunisia in joint forest fire manoeuvres
    24 july 2003 14:53:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria and Tunisia have been holding joint exercises on extinguishing forest fires along their border in the Tunisian region of Tabarka, the civil defence unit of Tarf prefecture, about 600 km east of Algiers, disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mountain fires threaten Cape Town suburb
    09 january 2003 18:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- More than 300 firefighters and volunteers have been fighting raging mountain fires threatening multi-million dollar houses in the popular Cape Town suburb of Camps Bay. Full text...

  • Forest fires threaten Kenyan tourist site
    10 february 2002 10:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Fire has been raging for the past three days inside Kenya's world famous Menengai crater, creating panic and fear among residents of Nakuru town, the Rift-Valley provincial capital. Full text...

  • Fires destroy forests in Algeria
    25 june 2001 16:10:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- An estimated 200 hectares of forests were destroyed in Algeria last Saturday following an outbreak of fires caused by a heat-wave, reports the Algerian news agency. Full text...



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