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  • 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...

  • Wild beasts destroy crops in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado
    20 december 2001 22:41:00
    Pemba- Mozambique (PANA) -- Hunger threatens about 20,000 inhabitants of Mucojo and Quiteraje administrative posts in Macomia district after wild animals destroyed crops in northern Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. Full text...

  • No waste management policy in Ethiopia, officials say
    20 december 2001 10:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- There is no waste management policy at the federal or regional levels, even though there have been some activities to control the problem of waste in the country especially in Addis Ababa, the problem still persists, health officials conceded. Full text...

  • Ivorian NGOs push for protection of sacred forests
    19 december 2001 21:32:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Several Ivorian environmental protection NGOs, including Croix-Verte (green cross), on Tuesday evening appealed to parliament to pass a law aimed at protecting the country's sacred forests. Full text...

  • South African bird conservation group wins award
    18 december 2001 16:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African National Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (Sanccob) has received the Emmy and Karl Kauss award for 2001 for their role in rescuing sea birds during last year's Treasure oil spill. Full text...

  • Liberia's environmental group wants Taylor at ECOWAS Summit
    17 december 2001 16:58:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- An environmental group in Liberia Monday called on President Charles Taylor to attend the 20-21 December Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Summit in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe wants controlled trade in ivory
    16 december 2001 13:01:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe said Sunday it would press for limited trade in ivory trade during the forthcoming international wildlife conference in Kenya. Full text...

  • Expert recommends use of ethanol fuel in Ethiopia
    16 december 2001 09:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An Ethiopian expert Sunday declared the ethanol-fuel blend, over which controversy recently developed between Finchaa Sugar Factory and local fuel distributors, to be environmental-friendly and a possible means of saving foreign currency. Full text...

  • Mozambican archipelago becomes world-protected area
    15 december 2001 14:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A vast new marine nature reserve has been approved in the Indian Ocean in a move that offers new hope to some of the region's most spectacular coral reefs and wildlife, including the enigmatic dugong or "elephant of the sea," and local communities that depend on the sea for their livelihood. Full text...

  • Niger moves to cut down on fuelwood consumption
    13 december 2001 21:16:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A coal carbonisation project has been initiated in Niger with a view to cheking excessive consumption of firewood and protecting the country's meagre forest resources. Full text...

  • Tanzania unveils report on coastal management
    12 december 2001 23:26:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Concern over the exploitation of Tanzania's coasts has been highlighted by a national report on the management of seacoasts in the country. Full text...

  • Algerians panicky over acute drop in dam water levels
    12 december 2001 17:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Water levels of dams in Algeria have reached a critical point, sparking concerns for those who supply Algiers and its outskirts, already experiencing drastic shortages of drinking water. Full text...

  • Malawian villagers refuse relocation from flood-prone valley
    10 december 2001 19:38:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Villagers in the flood-prone Lower Shire Valley in southern Malawi have rejected a government plan to resettle them upland, despite a fresh warning of more floods during the 2001/2002 rainy season. Full text...

  • UNEP plans to expand its Kenya headquarters
    10 december 2001 19:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya-based UN Programme (UNEP) plans to expand its headquarters in Nairobi with the first phase of the project projected to cost 12 million US dollars. Full text...

  • Nile Basin States launch environment project
    10 december 2001 17:17:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Water ministers from the 10 Nile Basin states decided to launch an environment project sponsored by the World Bank and other international donors, a Sudanese ecologist said in Khartoum Monday. Full text...

  • Fresh water conference ends in Bonn
    10 december 2001 13:43:00
    Bonn- Germany (PANA) -- A five-day conference on fresh water ended in Bonn over the weekend with delegates affirming that access to safe drinking water was a basic human right. Full text...

  • Kenyan officials arrest rhino horn dealer
    08 december 2001 18:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A team of intelligence officers from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has arrested one person who was found in possession of three fresh rhino horns at a hotel in the port town of Mombasa. Full text...

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