Environment -
  • Mbeki, Zuma volunteer for clean-up campaign
    16 january 2002 08:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki and his deputy, Jacob Zuma, have volunteered to help repair damaged schools, cut grass and clean premises before the new school year begins. Full text...

  • Villagers leave homes as volcano erupts in Reunion
    15 january 2002 22:07:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- More than 1,000 people were evacuated Tuesday from Bois Blanc village Southeast of Reunion Island to escape being flooded by lava from the Piton de la Fournaise volcano. Full text...

  • UNEP launches vast biosafety promotion project
    15 january 2002 19:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A three-day African workshop on biosafety opened in Nairobi Tuesday to discuss a multi-million dollar project that will help developing countries assess the potential risks and rewards from genetically engineered crops. Full text...

  • Kenyan poachers slay nine jumbos
    15 january 2002 19:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Poachers have killed nine elephants in Kenya's northern district of Isiolo. Full text...

  • Higher Dam to Ease Water Shortage in Port Sudan
    14 january 2002 21:51:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Authorities in eastern Sudan's Red Sea State have sealed a deal for heightening Arba'at Dam that supplies the city of Port Sudan with drinking water. Full text...

  • Cold wave claims 13 lives in Khartoum
    14 january 2002 18:00:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PAMA) -- After wreaking similar havoc in Senegal and Mauritania, a cold spell has reportedly killed 13 people in Khartoum, local press accounts said Monday. Full text...

  • Drought leaves Zambia on the brink of a food crisis
    14 january 2002 17:11:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Much of Zambia is currently at risk of food shortage as a result of a devastating drought, which has seen farmers re-plant fields at great cost with little hope of any meaningful yields. Full text...

  • Kenyan civic authority to work with US body on conservation
    14 january 2002 12:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A US-based wildlife conservation body operating in Africa and a Kenyan civic authority have entered into an agreement to consult and collaborate with each other on issues related to the conservation and management of wildlife in the latter's area of jurisdiction. Full text...

  • Heavy rains, cold weather kill 19 in Senegal
    14 january 2002 11:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A cold spell accompanied by heavy rains in parts of Senegal in the past few days have left 19 people dead, while close to 30 have been declared missing, Senegalese authorities said. Full text...

  • Heavy rains, cold kill dozens of animals in Mauritania
    14 january 2002 09:36:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Hundreds of animals are said to have perished in the Mauritanian regions of Brakna, Gorgol and Trarza between Thursday and Sunday due to heavy torrential rains and freezing weather which hit the regions in the past few days. Full text...

  • Mozambican govt wants Bazaruto Island as World Heritage Site
    14 january 2002 09:00:00
    Maputo- Mozambican (PANA) -- The Mozambican government, with the support of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is to shortly request the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to proclaim Bazaruto National Park in the southern Inhambane Province as a World Heritage Site owing to its historical, cultural and touristic value. Full text...

  • East African regional conservation body in move to save rivers
    14 january 2002 07:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Lake Victoria Environment Management Programme (LVEMP) has developed a joint implementation plan for conservation of cross-border rivers such as the River Mara (Kenya/Tanzania) and River Malaba on the Kenya/Uganda border, the body's director of afforestation activities, Saidi Matano, has said. Full text...

  • Trade, Poverty at Heart of Environment, Development Challenge
    13 january 2002 14:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UN Environment Programme Executive Director Klaus Toepfer has urged flexibility in tackling the challenges of poverty alleviation, environmental protection and managing economic globalisation. Full text...

  • Kenyan minister proposes special afforestation fund
    10 january 2002 16:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's environmental conservation ministry Thursday proposed the creation of a special fund to start afforestation programmes in the country. Full text...

  • A new campaign of reafforestation underway in Libya
    09 january 2002 23:00:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyans have started a great reafforestation campaign by taking advantage of the good rain season in Libya after a long period of dry spells. Full text...

  • UNEP happy with HABITAT'S new status
    09 january 2002 19:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Environmental Programme Wednesday welcomed a decision by the UN General Assembly to elevate the Nairobi based Habitat to a fully fledged UN programme. Full text...

  • Namibian plans to desalinate water
    09 january 2002 12:53:00
    Windhoek- Namibia, PANA -- Authorities in Namibia's coastal towns have been looking at desalination as another solution to overcome chronic water shortages in the mainly arid southern African nation. ) Full text...

  • Mozambique calls for permanent monitoring of river basins
    08 january 2002 22:31:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican authorities have called for the permanent monitoring of the country's main river basins in view of the excessively humidity of the soils, following two successive years of flooding. Full text...

  • Windhoek's distinctive sanitation contends with population rise
    08 january 2002 22:26:00
    Windhoek- Namibia, PANA -- One thing that strikes anyone visiting the Namibian capital for the first time is its smartness, for Windhoek, with its beautiful green bedecked pavements lined with towering palm trees, ranks among Africa's cleanest cities. ) Full text...

  • Freak storm causes major damage in Eastern Cape
    08 january 2002 16:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Mopping up operations continued Tuesday at South Africa's Ndakana village in the Eastern Cape where a freak storm destroyed several homes and left numerous people homeless on Sunday afternoon. Full text...

  • Reunion's Piton de la Fournaise erupts
    07 january 2002 20:27:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) – Authorities in Reuni-on are on high alert after the island's active volcano, Le Piton de la Fournaise, erupted on Saturday night at 11 pm local time. Full text...

  • It snows in Libya
    06 january 2002 18:26:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- For the first time in a ten years, Libya's far northern-east region of Al-Jabel Al-Akhdar was Saturday covered with snow that interrupted traffic all national roads for several hours. Full text...

  • Govt urges Mauritians to protect environment
    05 january 2002 11:55:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius' minister of Environment, Rajesh Bhagwan Saturday appealed to citizens to actively participate in preserving and protecting the environment on the island nation. Full text...

  • UN reschedules Durban world summit on sustainable development
    04 january 2002 08:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Environment and Tourism minister Valli Moosa has welcomed a UN decision to hold this year's World Summit on Sustainable Development a week earlier than previously scheduled. Full text...

  • Poachers reducing Ethiopia's wild animals
    03 january 2002 23:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia is quickly losing its wild animals to poachers due to lax control of game reserves and national parks over the last 10 years, game officials have indicated. Full text...

  • Cyclone Cyprien wreaks havoc on Madagascar
    03 january 2002 14:02:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Cyclone Cyprien swept the western coast of Madagascar on Wednesday, leaving behind more than 1,000 victims in the city of Morombe, half-way between Morondava and Tulear. Full text...

  • Cameroon sanctions sixty timber companies
    03 january 2002 13:20:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The ministry of Environment and Forestry has meted sanctions on some 60 Cameroonian timber companies accused of various offences, an official source said Thursday in Yaounde. Full text...

  • Tropical storm hits Indian Ocean islands
    02 january 2002 18:48:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Moderate tropical storm dubbed "Cyprien," was evolving to the south-west of the island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, the Mauritian Meteorological Services announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Floods force Malawian villagers to take refuge in churches
    02 january 2002 13:19:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Some 300 Malawian villagers have sought shelter in churches and schools in the southern district of Chikwawa following floods that have swept through 20 villages in a river valley of the district. Full text...

  • Mauritius govt reaches out to Wildlife Foundation
    02 january 2002 07:52:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Environment ministry in Mauritius has disbursed 1. Full text...

  • Tanzanian leader kicks off national tree planting day
    01 january 2002 18:02:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Some 500,000 tree seedlings were planted throughout the country Tuesday as Tanzanians took part in an annual practice during which every citizen is required to help in reafforestation efforts. Full text...

  • Moi names Mombasa a City
    01 january 2002 13:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi Tuesday named Mombasa a City, in a move expected to boost the country's tourism. Full text...

  • Mauritian Minister denounces environmental degradation
    29 december 2001 21:40:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Environment Minister Rajesh Bhagwan has deplored the attitude of citizens towards the environment. Full text...

  • Heavy rains improve water levels in Moroccan dams
    28 december 2001 21:04:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Despite human casualties and material damage caused by recent heavy rains in Morocco, the people have welcomed the rain in a country faced with virtual drought. Full text...

  • Mozambique to draft management plan for transborder park
    27 december 2001 21:25:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's tourism ministry has started drafting a management plan for the Limpopo National Park located in the country's Massingir district in the southern province of Gaza. Full text...

  • Abidjan in struggle to regain cleanliness
    26 december 2001 22:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Abidjan, the economic capital of Cote d'Ivoire formerly known as "the pearl of lagoons" for its cleanliness, is now crawling under mounds of waste littering its streets, gutters and markets. Full text...

  • Namib Desert's miracle fruit has existed for millennia
    26 december 2001 21:44:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- It is believed that every desert has its unique life to support its inhabitants, including the humankind. Full text...

  • Senegal hosts journalists' seminar on environmental communication
    26 december 2001 20:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Twelve West African journalists are taking part in a four-day training seminar on environmental communication which kicked off in Dakar Wednesday. Full text...

  • Flood causes severe damage in Morocco
    26 december 2001 20:37:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Flood from torrential rain has caused damage estimated at more than 25 million dirhams (about 2. Full text...

  • Flood causes severe damage in Morocco
    26 december 2001 20:29:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Flood from torrential rain has caused damage estimated at more than 25 million dirhams (about 2. Full text...

  • Death toll from downpour in Morocco rises to 14
    26 december 2001 18:09:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The death toll from heavy rains that hit Morocco last weekend has risen to 14, an official source said. Full text...

  • Cameroonian archaeologists warn against pipeline
    26 december 2001 10:46:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian archaeologists have expressed concern about the negative consequences of the proposed oil pipeline from southern Chad to Cameroon's Atlantic coast. Full text...

  • Floods claim 8 lives in Morocco
    24 december 2001 22:53:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Floods swept away eight people at the weekend in Settat, 200 km south of the Moroccan capital, Rabat local press reports said Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopian transport authorities worried by air pollution
    24 december 2001 20:03:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- About 40 percent of the estimated 120,000 vehicles in Ethiopia have done an average of more than 16 years on the road, resulting in an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, a study has revealed. Full text...

  • Rising pollution worries Ethiopian transport office
    24 december 2001 18:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's transport sector has been identified as one of the major contributors to green house gas emissions (GHE), according to a study released in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Environmentalist Cautions About Proposed Dam In Mozambique
    24 december 2001 15:50:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- An American environmentalist, Ryan Hoover, has warned that construction of another dam on River Zambezi would lead to "a high social and environmental price to pay". Full text...

  • Kenyan towns in race for city status
    24 december 2001 14:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Massive demolitions of make-shift trading structures are underway along the road to Mombasa's Moi International Airport, Kenya's second largest town after Nairobi, the capital. Full text...

  • FAO complains about sub-standard pesticides
    24 december 2001 10:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Food and Agriculture Organisation is complaining that about 30 percent of pesticides marketed in developing countries do not meet internationally accepted quality standards. Full text...

  • Africa in line for renewable energy scheme of Kenya-based UNEP
    24 december 2001 08:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya are among African countries likely to benefit from a pioneer project to map the solar and wind resources of 13 developing countries, launched Monday by the Nairobi-based UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Full text...

  • 200 million dollars needed for trans-border park
    21 december 2001 23:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican tourism minister Fernando Sumbane has said that about 200 million US dollars are needed for setting up basic tourist infrastructures in the Greater Limpopo (Gaza-Kruger-Gonarezhou) cross-border park shard by Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Full text...

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