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  • EU, Belgium help Algerian flood victims
    14 november 2001 23:14:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has granted 758,800 Euro (about 852,580 US dollars) to Algeria to help victims of the flood disaster in that country. Full text...

  • Meteorologists train in Reunion Island
    14 november 2001 22:42:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Fifteen African meteorologists Tuesday ended a training course on tropical cyclones, held in Reunion. Full text...

  • Libya despatches relief items to Algerian flood victims
    13 november 2001 20:59:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A Libyan cargo plane left Tripoli late Monday with unspecified quantities of food and tents for the flood victims in Algeria, the Libyan Red Crescent sources said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia sending relief supplies to Algerian flood victims
    13 november 2001 19:53:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia says it is sending relief materials, including blankets, drugs and food stuffs to flood victims in Algeria. Full text...

  • Flood victims in Algeria angry government's slow action
    13 november 2001 18:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerians have expressed impatience with the slow pace of government's relief action following last weekend's floods left over 600 persons dead and hundreds of others wounded and homeless, observers in Algiers said. Full text...

  • Three days of mourning declared in Algeria after mammoth floods
    13 november 2001 12:16:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has declared three days of national mourning beginning Tuesday following unprecedented floods which killed 575 people, 538 of them residents of Algiers, according to the death toll issued Monday. Full text...

  • Algerian Agency confirms 575 dead in flooding
    12 november 2001 22:38:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The death toll from the flood that hit Algeria has risen to 575, with 538 in Algiers, the nation's capital, the Civil Protection Services announced Monday. Full text...

  • King Mohammed sympathises with Algerians over deadly flood
    12 november 2001 21:56:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan King Mohammed VI Monday condoled President Abdelaziz Bouteflica and the Algerian people over the flood disaster that has reportedly killed some 575 people in Algeria, the State Television (TVM) reported in Rabat. Full text...

  • EAC chief calls for regional initiative to save Lake Victoria
    12 november 2001 21:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC), Amanya Mushega Monday called for a regional initiative to stem environmental pollution at Lake Victoria. Full text...

  • Kenyan town seeks to reclaim lost glory
    12 november 2001 21:20:00
    Nakuru- Kenya (PANA) -- Nakuru, Kenya's fourth largest metropolis after Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu and once rated the cleanest town in Eastern Africa, is feared on the brink of an environmental catastrophe. Full text...

  • Algeria in shock as floods, landslides claim 300 lives
    11 november 2001 19:00:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Twenty-four hours after Saturday's torrential rains across the country, Algeria is still counting its casualties, estimated Sunday at some 314 dead from flooding and landslides. Full text...

  • Torrential rains kill 173 in Algiers
    10 november 2001 20:30:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Torrential rains in Algiers have killed 17e persons and left 100 others injured in the past two days, the civil protection services reported on Saturday. Full text...

  • South Africa to host regional nuclear seminar
    09 november 2001 19:40:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa will host a three-day public information seminar on "Peaceful uses of Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century" in Cape Town. Full text...

  • Climate change conference still in search of compromise
    09 november 2001 15:42:00
    Marrakech- Morocco (PANA) -- Environment ministers taking part in a UN conference on global climate changes in Marrakech were expected to end their deliberations Friday, though they were still far from an agreement on a text acceptable to all in the weeklong gathering. Full text...

  • Senegal asks for funds to avert climatic changes in LDCs
    08 november 2001 23:46:00
    Marrakech- Morocco (PANA) -- Senegalese minister of Youth, Environment and Public Hygiene, Modou Diagne Fada on Wednesday pleaded for a release of funds necessary for countries of the South to implement, without delay, adaptation programmes to avert the effects of climatic changes. Full text...

  • Penguins flourish despite massive oil spill
    08 november 2001 23:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Despite the loss of at least 2,000 penguins which died in the oil spill disaster off Cape Town last year, a recent African penguin count on the island revealed that breeding pairs have in fact increased. Full text...

  • Climate Change: billions face hunger across the Tropics
    08 november 2001 15:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Scientists have warned that harvests of some of the world's most important food crops could fall by as much as a third in some crucial parts of the planet as a result of climate change. Full text...

  • Botswana, EC sign wildlife conservation agreement
    08 november 2001 09:41:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Botswana government and the European Commission have signed a 70-million-pula (11. Full text...

  • Experts want commitments on the environment controlled
    07 november 2001 23:40:00
    Marrakech- Morocco (PANA) -- Experts working on technical documents for submission to environment ministers meeting in Marrakech derived an agreement to control the commitments of countries regarding environmental issues, informed sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • South Africa announces dates for recreational fishing
    07 november 2001 23:02:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African authorities have announced the dates for the recreational fishing seasons for West Coast rock Lobster and Abalone. Full text...

  • Officials note progress in quest for climate project funding
    07 november 2001 15:00:00
    Marrakech- Morocco (PANA) -- African officials have acknowledged some progress in ongoing negotiations in Marrakech between the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and their industrialised counterparts, on the establishment of a structure to oversee management of the global adjustment fund for climatic changes. Full text...

  • Kilimanjaro may lose entire ice field by 2015
    07 november 2001 14:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the few places in the world where ice and snow can be found on the equator, could lose its entire ice field by 2015 because of climate change, environmental watchdog Greenpeace has warned. Full text...

  • Weather changes compound desertification problem
    06 november 2001 22:26:00
    Marrakech- Morocco (PANA) -- Africa should benefit from "preventive and curative" measures being undertaken to bring adverse weather changes under control, the executive secretary of the UN Convention for fighting against desertification, has said. Full text...

  • Congo marks tree planting day
    06 november 2001 21:53:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Civil servants in Brazzaville Tuesday marked the Congolese national tree day by planting 3,000 seedlings of the local noble tree raised from the country's natural forests. Full text...

  • Heavy rains cause serious damage in Santiago
    06 november 2001 17:23:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Heavy rains in the Cape Verdean island of Santiago have seriously damaged property, particularly in the town of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Mayor Orlando Sanches said Monday. Full text...

  • Downpours kill 20 in Rwanda
    05 november 2001 22:00:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Current downpours in Rwanda have killed 20 people and displaced 1,200 families in different regions of the country, official sources reported on Monday. Full text...

  • Arab conference on building materials in Tripoli
    03 november 2001 19:46:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan capital hosted this week a conference on building and construction technologies which focused on the realities of the industry and technologies of construction materials in the Arab world. Full text...

  • Rhinos for Uganda
    02 november 2001 22:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will transport two southern white Rhinos to Uganda this weekend. Full text...

  • Floods kill two in north-west Rwanda
    02 november 2001 21:46:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Heavy rains in north-west Rwanda have claimed two lives, killed five cows, four goats and left 953 families homeless, official sources in Kigali reported Friday. Full text...

  • Biogas to replace charcoal at Niamey hospital
    01 november 2001 17:34:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- UNICEF and the Niger Basin Authority have signed an agreement on implementation of a project aimed at producing cheap and non-polluting energy from biogas. Full text...

  • Libyan environment meeting urges protection of natural resources
    31 october 2001 12:01:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's first national conference on the environment has called for a national environment protection strategy. Full text...

  • Depleting water reserves worries Mauritius
    30 october 2001 22:57:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- With the rains taking long to come, water reserves in Mauritius' three main tanks are depleting drastically, the MATERA agency reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Report catalogues Kenya's losses in 2000 drought
    30 october 2001 19:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will require at least 480 million US dollars to recover from the unprecedented drought that hit the country last year, according to a report on the disaster launched in Nairobi Tuesday. Full text...

  • Major tropical wind in Mauritius
    29 october 2001 20:22:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius experienced its first strong tropical wind of the season, dubbed "Andre," Sunday, north-east of the country, according to the Meteorological Services. Full text...

  • Madagascar, Seychelles opt for regional fishing pact
    29 october 2001 16:05:00
    Victoria- Seychelles (PANA) -- Intergovernmental consultations are under way in Seychelles to set up a regional organisation for promotion of sustainable development, conservation and management of fish resources in the Indian Ocean region, MATERA news agency has reported. Full text...

  • Kadhafi commends work of local scientists
    29 october 2001 13:11:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Kadhafi has commended his country's capacities, experience, scientific and academic potentialities, saying they are "a source of pride before the world which thought that Libya was an illiterate country with no scientists or experts". Full text...

  • Tripoli hosts national environment conference
    28 october 2001 20:05:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A National conference on environmental issues opened Saturday in Tripoli, chaired by Faraj Htewech, Libyan Secretary in charge of Resources, Environment and Urban Planning. Full text...

  • France helps Ouagadougou out of water shortage
    26 october 2001 19:09:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The National Water and Sanitation Authority in Burkina Faso (ONEA) and the French Development Agency (AFD) have signed a financial agreement to the tune of 4. Full text...

  • France helps Ouagadougou out of water shortage
    26 october 2001 12:43:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The National Water and Sanitation Authority in Burkina Faso (ONEA) and the French Development Agency (AFD) have signed a financial agreement to the tune of 4. Full text...

  • Stocks still meagre despite fishing ban
    24 october 2001 09:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The population of mature fish stocks in Lake Naivasha, experts warn, is still too meagre for commercial exploitation eight months after the government banned fishing in the lake. Full text...

  • Tanzania imports rhinos from South Africa
    23 october 2001 19:39:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- An alarming drop in Tanzania's rhino population has led authorities to seek a breeder stock from South Africa and set up a sanctuary for black rhinos that is protected by armed guards round the clock. Full text...

  • Kenyan lake gets fishing taskforce
    22 october 2001 13:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A special task force has been formed to look into modalities for lifting a fishing ban imposed on Lake Naivasha, one of the two only fresh water lakes in the Rift Valley. Full text...

  • Plotting the road map to sustainable development
    17 october 2001 22:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African Ministers and other stakeholders have started discussions on a continental position ahead of the September 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • Kenya moves to protect marine life in Lake Naivasha
    17 october 2001 22:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan authorities Wednesday appointed a task force to evaluate and make recommendations on the management of Lake Naivasha to ensure that the fish stock and waters were not depleted. Full text...

  • Foreigners exploit Somali marine resources
    17 october 2001 20:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Large foreign fishing Companies, capitalising on the decade-long chaos in Somalia are plundering the country's rich marine life and destroying its aquaculture, a Somali civic leader revealed in Nairobi Wednesday. Full text...

  • Grounded cargo ship refloated near Cape Town
    17 october 2001 11:29:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A giant cargo ship which sank off Scarborough near Cape Town six weeks ago, was refloated following some dramatic rescue operations early Wednesday. Full text...

  • Media in environmental awareness campaign
    17 october 2001 10:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- An environmental awareness campaign on the theme "civil society and environment", dubbed Environment Fortnight, started Tuesday on Benin radio and television. Full text...

  • Colombo hosts meeting on Ozone Layer depletion
    15 october 2001 23:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An international conference to strengthen the protection of the earth's fast depleting Ozone Layer opens in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, the Nairobi-based UN Environment Programme said Monday. Full text...

  • Africa prepares for World Environment Conference
    15 october 2001 19:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African experts and NGOs began wide-ranging consultations in Nairobi Monday, to prepare a continental position for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) scheduled September 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • Angolan flood victims get relief
    11 october 2001 09:22:00
    Benguela- Angola (PANA) -- Three humanitarian agencies in Angola, have provided relief materials to some 430 families affected by floods in Dombe Grande Commune of the coastal Benguela province. Full text...

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