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  • Capture experts to rescue Table Mountain tahrs
    11 september 2001 13:30:00
    Johannesburg- South African (PANA) -- A renowned capture expert has arrived in Cape Town to help catch and save Himalayan Tahrs (wild mountain goats) on Table mountain. Full text...

  • Mauritius to introduce unleaded gasoline in 2002
    10 september 2001 17:20:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government said Monday it would introduce unleaded motor gasoline from August 2002, as part of measures to reduce air pollution in the country. Full text...

  • Rogue elephants force villagers into rituals
    08 september 2001 18:12:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Residents of Liberia's south-eastern village of Bokonjida in Sinoe County, have taken to traditional rituals to ward off a herd of rogue elephants, press reports said in Monrovia Saturday. Full text...

  • Over exploitation threatens survival of Lake Naivasha
    08 september 2001 17:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Lake Naivasha in central Rift Valley is feared at risk of extinction from extensive water harvesting leading to falling water levels, a local leader has hinted. Full text...

  • 110 Ministers due in Algiers Monday for Earth Conference
    06 september 2001 22:58:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Environment Ministers from about 110 countries are due in Algiers, the Algerian capital, next Monday for a meeting to prepare the agenda of the next Earth Summit slated for 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Jigawa State counts flood losses
    05 september 2001 18:58:00
    Dutse- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's northern State of Jigawa, hit by massive flooding triggered by the collapse of the Tiga/Challawa dam last week, has put the cost of the damage to villages and farmlands at 300 million naira (about 2. Full text...

  • Kenya to rehabilitate water supply systems
    05 september 2001 15:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan authorities have announced plans for the rehabilitation of water supply systems in four urban centres. Full text...

  • Veld fire kills 17 in Kruger National Park
    05 september 2001 09:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Seventeen persons - three rangers and 14 villagers - have died in a raging veld fire in the Kruger National Park. Full text...

  • Heavy rains force expansion of WFP food airlift in Sudan
    05 september 2001 08:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Heavy rains which are rendering roads in many parts of Sudan impassable, have forced the UN World Food Programme to expand its food airlift to new locations in order to reach some 200,000 people cut off from help. Full text...

  • Southern African countries to sign Conservation pact
    04 september 2001 22:54:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are expected to sign a memorandum before the end of the year on the formation of a conservation zone in the Limpopo/Shashe area, press reports said in Gaborone Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mozambique steps up control of mine clearing
    04 september 2001 22:53:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government has indicated it is stepping up control of mine clearing operations in the country with a view to ensuring effective work and checking abuses. Full text...

  • Landslide devastates farmland
    04 september 2001 18:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Residents of villages surrounding Shere hills, near Nigeria's Middle-belt city of Jos, are seeking government's assistance to recoup losses from their farmlands devastated by a landslide. Full text...

  • Ethiopia organises teams to check industrial pollution
    04 september 2001 17:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia has created teams charged with the promotion of environmentally friendly industrial activities in the country. Full text...

  • UNICEF donates sheeting materials for flood victims
    03 september 2001 14:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- UNICEF on Monday donated plastic sheeting materials for over 4,500 Ethiopian families affected by ongoing rains and floods. Full text...

  • Trust fund to support dam projects victims proposed
    02 september 2001 10:00:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghanaian government has suggested the setting up of a trust fund to develop socio-economic projects for communities affected by the damming of the Lower Volta Basin. Full text...

  • New plans for Maputo reserve formulated
    31 august 2001 20:59:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government is drafting a new plan for the sustainable management of the Maputo wildlife reserve, south of the capital. Full text...

  • Namibia to host African meeting on ozone protection
    30 august 2001 22:40:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Member countries of the African network for protection of the ozone layer will meet 11-14 September in Windhoek, it was confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • Over 500 plant species threatened with distinction
    30 august 2001 20:51:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A total of 548 Mozambican plant species are listed in the "Red List of Plants" as at risk of extinction, reports Thursday's issue of the Maputo daily paper "Noticias". Full text...

  • Geological map ready for parts of Ethiopia
    30 august 2001 15:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A geological map is now ready for parts of Ethiopia's estimated 1. Full text...

  • Degradation threatens lake's existence, bird sanctuary
    30 august 2001 11:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Human activity resulting in massive environmental degradation is threatening the existence of Lake Elementaita, one of Kenya's major tourist attractions. Full text...

  • Flood-ravaged Cape Flats declared disaster area
    29 august 2001 09:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Flood-ravaged Cape Flats townships, recently declared a disaster area by President Thabo Mbeki, were Tuesday toured by a delegation of senior cabinet ministers. Full text...

  • South African experts to relocate elephants from Botswana
    28 august 2001 13:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A group of experienced South African capture and trans-location specialists will assist with the relocation of 300 elephants from Botswana to Angola next month. Full text...

  • Regional science meeting studies atmospheric data
    28 august 2001 12:56:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Some 100 top scientists and key regional policy makers have descended on the Zambian town of Siabonga, on the north shore of Lake Kariba, to discuss the first formal results of the Southern African Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI). Full text...

  • Military officer for disaster management training in UK
    24 august 2001 21:50:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A Mozambican Defence Force officer leaves for Britain Saturday on a disaster management training at the British Crainfield University, the Mozambican news agency (AIM) reported Friday. Full text...

  • Mozambique loses 750 million dollars to natural disasters
    24 august 2001 21:14:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Foreign Minister Leonardo Simao revealed Friday that the country lost more than 750 million US dollars in damaged infrastructure and floods between 2000 and this year. Full text...

  • Thunder kills 16, injures 15 in Ethiopia
    24 august 2001 11:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Natural calamities have so far killed 16 people and injured 15 others this month in Ethiopia's Amhara and Ormia states, the police said on Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya creates public environmental complaints body
    24 august 2001 10:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has created a public complaints body whose mandate is to receive views and complaints on environmental issues. Full text...

  • Mali to create a sanctuary for chimpanzees
    23 august 2001 22:36:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian government intends to create a sanctuary for chimpanzees in the Kayes region (east of the country) in order to reduce the impact of the construction of the Manatali Dam, according to official sources. Full text...

  • Nile floods get out of control in northern Sudan
    23 august 2001 09:42:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Seasonal floods of the Nile, which have reached their highest levels in 20 years, are currently out of control in northern Sudan, National Sudan television reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Rebels kill park ranger in ambush
    22 august 2001 22:24:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan rebels roaming in the National Virunga Park in north-west of the country killed a park ranger Monday, military sources in the area said Wednesday night. Full text...

  • Torrential rains down 500 houses
    22 august 2001 21:41:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Some 500 houses collapsed Tuesday in Damagara Takaya village, 800 km north of Niamey, state radio in Niger reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Canada hosts International Symposium on Toxicity
    22 august 2001 19:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Environmental scientists from more than 10 countries are expected to attend the 10th International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment in the Canadian Quebec City 26-31 August. Full text...

  • Earthlife Africa urges sustainable development policies
    20 august 2001 22:57:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Ahead of the September 2002 Global Summit on Sustainable Development in Durban, South Africa, Earthlife Africa, the regional non-governmental body on environmental consciousness, has called on African governments to strengthen their policies on the environment and sustainable development. Full text...

  • Flooding heightens in Namibia's Kaprivi region
    20 august 2001 21:26:00
    Katima Mililo- Namibia (PANA) -- After hitting the localities of Singalamwe and Kongola, flooding from Namibia's Kwando River has extended to Sauzuo, 20 km east of Kongola in the Kaprivi region. Full text...

  • Namibia's elephants on sale
    20 august 2001 20:24:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibian government has detailed the ministry of Environment and Tourism to capture elephant heads in country's Kunene region for sale to neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Sudan District needs one million dollars for reforestation
    20 august 2001 19:00:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Authorities in Sudan's eastern District of Kasala say about one million US dollars would be needed to complete the restoration of forest damage caused by thousands of Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees in the region. Full text...

  • Governor orders city officials to clean Khartoum
    20 august 2001 16:26:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Executives of Khartoum's municipalities have two weeks to clean up the city or else they will lose their jobs. Full text...

  • Floods threaten Sudanese capital
    19 august 2001 12:07:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Residents in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, were Saturday preparing for the worst as press reports said the Nile was rising steadily, threatening to burst its banks within days. Full text...

  • Mauritius updates environment law
    17 august 2001 21:10:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius is updating its environment protection legislation to meet the needs of a modern society, Environment Minister Rajesh Bhagwan said Friday. Full text...

  • Namibia, South Africa in joint conservation project
    17 august 2001 17:42:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia and South Africa Friday signed an agreement for a joint management of the Richtersveld trans- frontier conservation area. Full text...

  • Two Ethiopian Districts flooded
    17 august 2001 14:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's "Awash River" has flooded 12 localities in the Ayssaita and Dubti districts of Afar State, the national radio reported Friday. Full text...

  • Closure of Kalahari Raptor Centre on the cards
    16 august 2001 08:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The owners of the only registered wildlife rehabilitation centre in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa have threatened to close down the centre in protest against continuing harassment and obstruction by the provincial Nature Conservation Service. Full text...

  • Nigeria bans used refrigerators, air conditioners
    15 august 2001 10:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has banned the use of second-hand refrigerators and air conditioners as part of efforts to protect the environment. Full text...

  • Efforts to save Ethiopia's endangered Red fox
    14 august 2001 11:09:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An organisation, the Ethiopian Red Fox Protection said more than half a million birr (about 59,000 US dollars) has been budgeted to help save the "endemic animal" found only in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Khartoum under serious flood threat
    14 august 2001 10:06:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's Irrigation Ministry has warned that the nation's capital, Khartoum, risks escalating wave of flood from the Blue Nile. Full text...

  • Niger to plant 13 million trees in 2001
    13 august 2001 19:46:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- About 13 million trees are to be planted Niger this year in a bid to halt the relentless advance of the desert in several parts of the Sahelian country, according to the ministry of environment and desert control. Full text...

  • Poaching alarms regional conservation body
    13 august 2001 12:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Wildlife conservation and management lobbyists have expressed alarm at the growing threat on Africa's forests and wildlife, from wanton exploitation a blossoming illegal trade. Full text...

  • Minister inspects flood damage in Sudan
    11 august 2001 10:59:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese Interior Minister Abdul-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, Friday inspected the damage caused by Blue Nile flooding in Sinja town and a number of villages in Sennar State. Full text...

  • Environmentalists urge donors to press for conservation
    09 august 2001 23:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Green Belt Movement in Kenya has written to the World Bank and IMF urging the Bretton Woods institutions to insist on a commitment to environmental conservation as part of the conditionalities for financial assistance to Kenya. Full text...

  • Alert on threats to West African turtles
    09 august 2001 19:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Urgent international efforts are needed to conserve West Africa's sea turtles with studies showing that the region holds some of the world's most important feeding and nesting sites, many of them under threat. Full text...

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