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  • Benin gets over $12 million loan for firewood project
    22 november 2001 21:03:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The African Development Fund, an arm of the African Development Bank (ADB), has loaned Benin about 12. Full text...

  • UNEP Chief gets second four-year term
    22 november 2001 20:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the Nairobi-based UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has been re-elected for a second term. Full text...

  • Toepfer wins second term as UNEP executive
    22 november 2001 20:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), Klaus Toepfer, has been re-elected for a second four-year term at the helm of the Nairobi-based agency. Full text...

  • Kenya wildlife authorities to relocate jumbos
    22 november 2001 14:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is to relocate more than 6,000 elephants in Marmanet and Rumuruti forests areas of Laikipia district in the Rift Valley, to Meru Game Reserve on the east. Full text...

  • Scientists discuss Africa's marine environment
    22 november 2001 13:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa needs to pay greater attention to its marine environment, given the strategic role of the prime ecosystem in efforts to achieve sustainable development of the continent. Full text...

  • Lusophone environmental ministers meet in Maputo
    22 november 2001 12:36:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Environment ministers from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) are scheduled to meet in Maputo Thursday to discuss, among other matters, priorities for future co-operation within the body. Full text...

  • UNDP environmental experts visit Libya
    20 november 2001 20:15:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's director of environmental resources and urban planning, Dr Htewish Faraj Htewish Tuesday held talks in Tripoli Tuesday with a visiting UNDP environmental official, Safyane Al-Tal, who is leading a delegation of ecological experts. Full text...

  • Algeria to clear flood damage in three months
    20 november 2001 13:03:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Clearing operations are expected to last three months in the aftermath of the devastating flood that killed at list 729 people, with 170 others still missing in Algeria, officials said in Algiers. Full text...

  • Africa's last giraffe populations endangered in Niger
    19 november 2001 16:39:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A wildlife specialist has warned that the last giraffe populations in West Africa, notably in Niger, are in danger of extinction following the termination of a project to protect them. Full text...

  • FAO warns against toxic wastes dumping in Africa
    19 november 2001 14:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has expressed concern over the dumping of prohibited and outdated pesticides in Africa and other developing regions of the world. Full text...

  • Mozambican water authorities warn of pending floods
    19 november 2001 07:37:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- As the rain season begins in Southern Africa, Mozambique's Southern Regional Water Board (ARA-Sul) has warned people living near river banks to take precautionary measures against possible floods affecting them. Full text...

  • Over 30 killed as gold pit collapses in Burkina Faso
    18 november 2001 14:00:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Over 30 gold prospectors were buried alive at Gueguere in Burkina Faso last week when a pit from which they were extracting the mineral caved in, the country's news agency, AIB, has reported. Full text...

  • Three elephants die as Kenyan farmers take revenge
    17 november 2001 17:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Angry farmers in Kenya's central district of Laikipia have slaughtered three rogue elephants after hundreds of the jumbos wreaked havoc in the area. Full text...

  • Torrential rains cause havoc in Gaborone
    17 november 2001 17:45:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Scores of families were rendered homeless after many homes were submerged in heavy rains that hit the Botswana capital Gaborone Saturday. Full text...

  • Congo blames deforestation on families, bush fires
    17 november 2001 17:04:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- Authorities in Kinshasa have blamed the devastation of the country's forest reserves on the absence of alternative energy sources. Full text...

  • OAU donates 100,000 dollars to food-stricken Algeria
    17 november 2001 16:12:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), has donated 100,000 US dollars to Algeria to help alleviate the effects of the flood disaster that has claimed more than 750 lives in that country, an official said in Algiers. Full text...

  • Current cyclonic activity is normal in the Indian Ocean - Expert
    17 november 2001 10:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Meteorological Services (MMS) predicted Saturday that there was a high probability that cyclonic activity during the 2001/2002 season would be a normal one. Full text...

  • Benin Parliament authorises membership of Kyoto Protocol
    16 november 2001 21:57:00
    Porto Novo- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Parliament Friday unanimously voted in favour of the country's membership of the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change adopted on 11 December 1997 in Kyoto, Japan. Full text...

  • Experts meet in Mali, decry havoc wreaked by damns
    15 november 2001 20:47:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Experts from the World Union for the Conservation of Nature (WUCN) and the Senegal River Development Organisation (OMVS) have warned that far from attaining the desired goals, irrigation dams often impact rather negatively on the riverine populations. Full text...

  • UNEP Chief upbeat on WTO trade talks
    15 november 2001 20:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), says the just-concluded World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial talks in Doha, Qatar, offer real hope for delivering a fairer and more environmentally friendly trade. Full text...

  • Search operations continue in Algerian floods
    14 november 2001 23:37:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Four days after deadly floods hit Algeria, search operations are still continuing in Bab-el-Oued and its surrounding areas, making the death toll rise every hour. Full text...

  • 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...

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