Environment -
  • Cameroon's man-made Yaounde Lake gets facelift
    18 september 2002 23:59:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Yaounde's municipal lake, dug out in 1951 and abandoned for 20 years now, is in the process of regaining all its beauty after five months of rehabilitation. Full text...

  • Mauritius reduces the use of CFCs by 20 percent
    18 september 2002 21:20:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius will attain its goal of eliminating the use of CFC (chlorofluorocarbons) substances five years ahead of the deadline set for 2010 by the Vienna Convention, Mauritian environment minister Rajesh Bhagwan told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Prince Charles Enlists Support for Albatross Conservation Pact
    18 september 2002 09:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Prince of Wales at an international wildlife conference on Wednesday urged nations to support a key treaty designed to protect albatrosses and petrels from fishing lines. Full text...

  • Kenyan foresters attempt to green arid zones
    17 september 2002 16:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Forestry development and environmental conservation could succeed in Kenya if local communities were actively involved in the development of afforestation programmes, the country's Environment Minister, Isaack Ruto has said. Full text...

  • Report warns of continued vulnerability of ozone layer
    16 september 2002 08:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A report by the world's leading ozone scientists warns that despite good signs of recovery, the ozone layer will remain vulnerable during the next decade or so, even if countries comply with international agreements to protect it. Full text...

  • Cyclone damages ecosystem in the Seychelles
    15 september 2002 20:25:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The natural environment of the Cousin Island, ranked as the Seychelles' special reserve in terms of biodiversity, has been severely damaged by a cyclone that has hit the archipelago, official sources have said. Full text...

  • Mass environmental awareness campaign in Mauritius
    15 september 2002 18:06:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- To boost environmental protection in Mauritius, the country's police as well as local administration and health officials will begin mass public awareness campaign 20 September, according to Environment Minister Rajesh Bhagwan. Full text...

  • South Africa says WSSD generated upward 750 million US dollars
    15 september 2002 15:51:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government said at the weekend that more than 8,000 million (758 million US dollars) was generated from the recent World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Kenya wildlife body to translocate elephants
    15 september 2002 13:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says it will soon re-locate a herd of elephants from the Baringo area in Rift Valley province to the Meru National Park, Eastern Kenya in a bid to minimise animal-human conflict in Rift Valley farmlands. Full text...

  • New Nile Delta Develops on Sudan/Egypt Border
    14 september 2002 18:09:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A new delta is developing on the River Nile near the common border between Sudan and Egypt, it was announced in Khartoum Saturday. Full text...

  • Authorities ration water in Lusaka as drought deepens
    14 september 2002 13:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Water is being rationed to households in Lusaka to ensure that adequate supplies are maintained up to the end of the year, when the rainy season is expected to get underway. Full text...

  • Pretoria, International Atomic Energy Agency sign protocol
    14 september 2002 12:22:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has signed a protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) aimed at boosting their joint efforts towards global nuclear non- proliferation. Full text...

  • Cape Verde hosts International seminar on sea accidents
    13 september 2002 17:20:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- An international seminar on sea rescue operations began Thursday in Tarrafal, on Santiago island, chaired by Cape Verde's Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Jorge Lopes. Full text...

  • African, Asian states end meeting on preserving elephants
    13 september 2002 16:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Some 38 elephant range states from Africa and Asia concluded a two-day meeting in Nairobi Friday, resolving to encourage best practices that would ensure the preservation of the huge mammals. Full text...

  • South Africa signs protocol agreement with IAEA
    13 september 2002 11:40:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Minerals and Energy minister Susan Shabangu will on Friday in Vienna, Austria sign a Protocol additional to the Safeguard Agreement between South Africa and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Full text...

  • Cape Verde returns 100 sea turtles to natural habitat
    12 september 2002 23:11:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde on Thursday returned 100 small sea turtles into the Atlantic Ocean after they were hatched from eggs through artificial incubation technique under the project "Cape Verde Nature 2000". Full text...

  • Ghanaian State newspaper cautions on desertification
    12 september 2002 15:23:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's State-owned 'Daily Graphic' Thursday warned about the menace of desertification in the country and urged the authorities to take recent extreme weather patterns as warning signals. Full text...

  • French journalist appointed UNEP spokesman
    11 september 2002 14:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- French national, Eric Falt, has been appointed spokesperson and Director of the Division of Communications and Public Information (DCPI), of the Nairobi-based UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Full text...

  • Upsurge in elephant poaching in northern Congo
    11 september 2002 13:16:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- There has been an upsurge in the poaching of elephant in the Congolese districts of Mbomo, Etoumbi and Kelle in the northern region of Cuvette Ouest near the border with Gabon, where 40 elephant tusks were seized from poachers. Full text...

  • Scientists study wildlife on Atlantic islands
    10 september 2002 23:19:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Eighty-six scientists from various countries are attending their 4th symposium here on the ecology and conservation of fauna and flora on islands of the Atlantic Ocean. Full text...

  • Scientists study wildlife on Atlantic islands
    10 september 2002 23:18:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Eighty-six scientists from various countries are attending their 4th symposium here on the ecology and conservation of fauna and flora on islands of the Atlantic Ocean. Full text...

  • South African navy to transport animals from Namibia to Angola
    10 september 2002 18:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Defence Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota has offered the Kissama Foundation of Angola the services of the South African Navy in an international effort to redevelop Angola's national parks. Full text...

  • South African newsmen salute successful run of Earth Summit
    10 september 2002 13:22:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) Tuesday congratulated the government, NGOs and civil society organisations for what it judged was the successful hosting of the recent World Summit on Sustainable Development. Full text...

  • Weather experts issue El Nino warning in Tanzania
    09 september 2002 17:45:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Weather experts in Tanzania issued an El Nino warning on Monday predicting that the dreaded weather pattern will hit the country before the end of the year. Full text...

  • South African police investigate plan to disrupt Earth Summit
    09 september 2002 09:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African police are conducting a nation-wide search for several men suspected of planning to set off bombs during the World Summit on Sustainable Development which ended in Johannesburg last week. Full text...

  • Most riparian countries want Lake Victoria Treaty repealed
    08 september 2002 12:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A new legal framework that would replace the 73-year-old restrictive Lake Victoria Treaty could be ready in two month, according to Antoine Sendama, coordinator of the Uganda-based inter-state Nile Basin Initiative. Full text...

  • Namibia granted access to South Africa's pelagic fish stocks
    07 september 2002 12:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism Saturday announced that Namibia would be granted limited access to its pelagic fish stocks (anchovy and pilchard). Full text...

  • Bribery allegations in ivory trade anger Kenya
    07 september 2002 11:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The director of Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) - the country's official conservation agency - Joseph Kioko, has expressed anger at a claim by a Botswana newspaper that Kenya was demanding a bribe in order to support an ivory sales proposal currently being pushed by the 14-member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Full text...

  • US finances 625 water points across West Africa
    06 september 2002 23:19:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The US is to finance, by 2008, the construction of some 625 water faucets, 100 alternative water sources and more than 9,000 latrines in Ghana, Mali and Niger, official sources in Bamako hinted Friday. Full text...

  • Cameroon moves to check obsolete pesticides
    06 september 2002 21:35:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Ninety-seven sites rendered unfit for cultivation by the use of obsolete pesticides were identified last year in Cameroon, according to a bulletin issued by the Inter-African Plant Protection Council. Full text...

  • Powell commends Gabon's conservation project
    06 september 2002 21:34:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- US secretary of state Colin Powell has commended Gabon's initiative to earmark 10 percent of its territory for the creation of a network of 12 national parks. Full text...

  • Gabon's forest is major feature of Colin Powell's visit
    06 september 2002 15:51:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The protection of Gabon's forest, which is part of the tropical forest belt of the Congo basin, is the major feature during the visit of US Secretary of State Colin Powell in the country. Full text...

  • Three African cities for solid waste management experiment
    06 september 2002 13:35:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN has selected Ndola in Zambia, Accra in Ghana and Malindi in Kenya for a pilot project on sustainable management of solid waste under Habitat for Humanity, a UN agency. Full text...

  • Reunion envisages energy self-sufficiency before 2025
    05 september 2002 22:40:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion President Paul Vergès Wednesday presented on the sidelines of the world summit on sustainable development a project for the island's self- sufficiency in energy based on the development of renewable energy sources like the sun, volcanoes and water. Full text...

  • South African Minister says Earth Summit achieved goals
    05 september 2002 08:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's minister of Social Development, Dr Zola Skweyiya said the World Summit on Sustainable Development succeeded in dealing with the most pertinent issues of poverty, water and sanitation as well as food and nutrition, that are facing the majority of the World populace. Full text...

  • Prime Minister seeks assistance for Guinea-Bissau
    05 september 2002 08:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Prime Minister Alamara Nhasse of Guinea Bissau is urging the international community to come to the aid of his country, whose economy was in disarray due to several years of civil war. Full text...

  • Commitments and initiatives in health, agriculture sectors
    04 september 2002 23:55:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The world leaders, who wound up the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) Wednesday in Johannesburg, made a certain number of commitments in the fields of health, agriculture and biological diversity. Full text...

  • Upsurge of seismic activity in Reunion volcano
    04 september 2002 22:05:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion authorities issued an early warning on Tuesday following heightened seismic activity at Piton de la Fournaise, the last active volcano on the island. Full text...

  • Mbeki urges quick implementation of WSSD action plan
    04 september 2002 21:58:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki, host of the just ended World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) at Johannesburg, Wednesday urged the UN to develop mechanisms on the implementation of the Summit's action plan. Full text...

  • Kenya wants Kuwait to return bird
    04 september 2002 21:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has put up a formal demand asking the Kuwaiti government to return a grey-crested crane, an endangered bird that was exported out of the East African country early this year. Full text...

  • South Africa, UK extend water and forestry development programme
    04 september 2002 21:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The UK Department for International Development (DIFD) and the South African Department of Water Affairs and Forestry have announced the extension of a comprehensive water and forestry development programme worth 19. Full text...

  • Mauritius seeks preferential trade treatment from WTO
    04 september 2002 20:47:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth has called on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to confer preferential treatment on small island countries, enduring the adverse effects of environmental degradation and climate change. Full text...

  • More NGOs criticise outcome of Johannesburg summit
    04 september 2002 20:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Major NGOs have continued to voice dissatisfaction with the forum, as the World Summit on Sustainable Development draws to a close in Johannesburg, saying it has nothing substantive to write home about. Full text...

  • Nobel laureates release Johannesburg Declaration
    04 september 2002 20:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Green Cross International President Mikhail Gorbachev and other Nobel Peace Laureates have called upon political, business and civil society leaders to act quickly to stem environmental degradation and place humanity on the path to sustainable development. Full text...

  • International body for water advocates closer ties at summit
    04 september 2002 19:41:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- International Secretariat for Water general secretary Raymond Jost called for closer ties between governments and non-governmental organisations during international summits and to change the format of separating the NGOs from governmental official meetings. Full text...

  • Americans differ with Bush administration over Kyoto Protocol
    04 september 2002 19:30:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- American NGO groups at the World Summit on Sustainable Development here have accused the George Bush administration of acting against the will of Americans by not committing itself to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. Full text...

  • South Africa ratifies Toxic chemicals Conventions
    04 september 2002 17:28:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has ratified the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions on toxic chemicals, officials said Wednesday. Full text...

  • UK group says free market ideology hijacked Earth Summit
    04 september 2002 16:13:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- A UK-based network of environmental groups has described the conclusions of the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development as a betrayal of millions of poor and vulnerable people and their communities around the world. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea wants equity in international relations
    04 september 2002 15:52:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema said it was absolute "illusion" to speak of sustainable development while iniquity prevails in international relations. Full text...

  • NGOs boo US Secretary of State at Earth Summit
    04 september 2002 13:51:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Representatives of non- governmental organisations Wednesday booed US Secretary of State Colin Powell as he made his official statement at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. Full text...

parcours parcours [97] [98] [99] [100] [101] [102] parcours parcours


xhtml CSS