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  • Floods disrupt traffic in Lagos
    15 july 2001 19:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Traffic was held up for hours on a major thoroughfare in Nigeria's commercial capital city of Lagos Sunday, after a downpour left the roads flooded and impassable. Full text...

  • Djenne residents oppose proposed dam construction
    13 july 2001 08:37:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- An association of inhabitants of Djenne, a world cultural heritage town in central Mali, are resisting government plans to construct a 22 million F CFA irrigation dam at Tallo. Full text...

  • Aquarium trade killing fragile reefs
    12 july 2001 22:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Marine environmentalists at the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya are calling for a fresh ban on coral reef harvesting, following threats to the fragile reefs by aquarium owners. Full text...

  • High stakes for Namibia in UN climate change convention
    12 july 2001 21:25:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- As one of Africa's driest countries, Namibia is extremely vulnerable to climate change, hence is staking highly on the forthcoming UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. Full text...

  • Conference on Africa's capacity to monitor coastal environment
    12 july 2001 20:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A five-day UNESCO-sponsored conference to enhance the capacity of African countries to observe, monitor and forecast their coastal and marine environment will be held in the Kenyan capital Nairobi from 19 to 23 November. Full text...

  • Flooding kills two in Abidjan
    11 july 2001 23:07:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian capital, Abidjan, is "drowning" in more than a month of unremitting rains, reports say. Full text...

  • Residents protest against translocation of elephants
    11 july 2001 21:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Residents of locations bordering Kenya's Meru National Park are up in arms against the government for translocating 56 elephants from Laikipia in Rift Valley to the area. Full text...

  • Kenya said to pursue growth at expense of the environment
    11 july 2001 19:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Rapid population growth, coupled with the country's development drive, are feared to be destroying the environment in Kenya at an alarming rate. Full text...

  • Low oxygen in Lake Victoria threatens marine life
    11 july 2001 15:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Marine life in Lake Victoria, the large water mass shared by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, is under threat due to gradual reduction of oxygen in the lake, a US scientist disclosed Wednesday in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Ecologists from central Africa meet in Bujumbura
    10 july 2001 23:11:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The contact group of the Conference on Ecosystems in Central Africa's Dense and Humid Forests (CEFDHAC) Tuesday began a workshop in Bujumbura, on the elaboration of field projects. Full text...

  • Could Mozambique sue the US over climate change?
    10 july 2001 21:47:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- A US law professor has told a conference here that victims of disasters related to climate change, such as the catastrophic floods that hit Mozambique in February 2000, have a good case in law for suing the US government for billions of dollars. Full text...

  • Prime Minister visits flood-hit Limbe victims
    10 july 2001 21:26:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian Prime Minister Peter Mafany Musonge and his wife, have visited Limbe, in the country's south-western province where flood and mudslide have killed at least 21 people and rendered thousands homeless. Full text...

  • Kenya to set up marine safety body
    10 july 2001 19:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya plans to establish a marine regulatory body with a view to de-linking its Marine Safety Department from the Kenya Ports Authority, officials said. Full text...

  • Malawi needs sharpshooters to cull crocodiles
    10 july 2001 15:34:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's tourism, parks and wildlife ministry is seeking 20 sharpshooters to cull crocodiles which have been menacing people and crops. Full text...

  • UNEP officials signal reduction in gas emission
    09 july 2001 15:29:00
    Nairobi-Kenya (PANA) -- Voluntary actions by industry, governments and organisations are leading to small but significant reductions in emissions of global warming gases worldwide, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Energy Council (WEC) officials said. Full text...

  • Man-made activities threaten forests in Kenya's Kiambogo
    09 july 2001 14:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A major environmental disaster is unfolding in Kiambogo location of Kenya's Nakuru district on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, residents and a leading environmental activist have warned. Full text...

  • West African closes ranks in water management
    08 july 2001 13:31:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Delegates from 14 West African countries late last week met in Lome, Togo to define a coordinated approach to managing water resources in the sub region, for the period 2001-2003. Full text...

  • Kenya moves 56 elephants from ranch to wild park
    06 july 2001 16:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has embarked on a landmark 11 million shillings (0. Full text...

  • WWF donates over 100 Impalas to Salambala reserve
    04 july 2001 21:56:00
    Katima Mulilo- Namibia (PANA) -- World Wildlife Fund of Namibia (WWF) on Tuesday donated 97 impalas to the Salambala conservancy in Namibia's Caprivi. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches campaign to collect plastic bottles
    04 july 2001 21:18:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Environment ministry and the Mauritian Soft Drinks Bottlers Association Wednesday launched Wednesday at Flic-en-Flac, a tourist resort 20 km west of the capital, a campaign to collect used plastic bottles for recycling. Full text...

  • Maputo to host African desertification meeting
    04 july 2001 20:56:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African NGOs working to curb desertifican are to hold a meeting in Maputo towards the end of August, Mozambique news agency (AIM) reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethio-Eritrea war destroyed over 42,000 ha. of forests
    04 july 2001 20:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The invasion by Eritrean troops led to the destruction of over 42,000 hectares of forest in Ethiopia's western Tigray, the area's agriculture department said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Heavy weather hammers Cape Town
    04 july 2001 10:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Heavy rains and gale force winds on the night of Tuesday caused flooding and even fatal accidents in Cape Town. Full text...

  • Kenya acquires pollution control vessels
    04 july 2001 10:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Wednesday displayed several pollution-control equipment it recently acquired at 16 million Kenyan shillings (1 US dollar = 78 Ksh). Full text...

  • World Bank loan for Tanzania's environment project
    03 july 2001 23:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Bank Tuesday approved A 6. Full text...

  • Climatic changes affect River Niger water flow
    02 july 2001 23:37:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Recent climatic changes in West Africa have seriously affected the water flow in the River Niger, says Mohamed Bello, executive secretary of the Niger Basin Authority. Full text...

  • Oppostion calls for probe in Kruger park finances
    02 july 2001 21:53:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance has called on government to investigate allegations of massive fraud at the Kruger National Park, where hundreds of employees have been retrenched in recent months. Full text...

  • Youths gather for summit preview in Pietermaritzburg
    02 july 2001 21:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Some four hundred young people from all over the world are meeting in Pietermaritzburg in preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Full text...

  • Rescued Leopard Cubs For South African Sanctuary
    02 july 2001 19:46:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A joint operation is under way to transport three leopard cubs, found starving in the jungle of southern Sudan, to a sanctuary in South Africa. Full text...

  • Liberia takes stock of forests
    02 july 2001 17:45:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A project to re-assess the Liberian forest cover estimated at nearly one million US dollars has commenced, an expert disclosed Monday. Full text...

  • Ghana counts losses from Accra floods
    29 june 2001 19:46:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- An official of Ghana's National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), revealed Friday that Wednesday's floods in the country's capital Accra has affected some 139,000 people displacing 80,000 of them. Full text...

  • Death toll in Ghana floods rises to seven
    28 june 2001 20:06:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- At least seven people died following Wednesday's downpour that caused serious floods in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, police confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • Death toll in Accra floods mounts to six
    28 june 2001 13:27:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Police Thursday confirmed that six persons died on Wednesday during heavy flooding in Accra caused by several hours of downpour. Full text...

  • 3 die in Accra floods
    28 june 2001 12:25:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- At least three people were killed when several hours of downpour caused serious floods in Accra. Full text...

  • Downpour floods Accra
    28 june 2001 11:57:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Several hours of downpour in Accra have caused serious floods that have destroyed properties and are threatening life in the Ghanaian capital. Full text...

  • Downpour floods Accra
    28 june 2001 11:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Several hours of downpour in Accra have caused serious floods that have destroyed properties and are threatening life in the Ghanaian capital. Full text...

  • Meeting focuses on elimination of lead in petrol
    27 june 2001 16:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The elimination of lead in petrol consumed in cities is the central focus of a three-day anti- pollution meeting which winds up Thursday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Kenya's game reserve cleared for a movie
    26 june 2001 11:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A large section of vegetation cover at Kenya's Shaba National Game Reserve has been destroyed to pave way for the shooting of a movie by an American firm. Full text...

  • Fires destroy forests in Algeria
    25 june 2001 16:10:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- An estimated 200 hectares of forests were destroyed in Algeria last Saturday following an outbreak of fires caused by a heat-wave, reports the Algerian news agency. Full text...

  • Nyungwe rain forest in danger of extinction
    23 june 2001 18:03:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Nyungwe rain forest in the southwest Rwandan provinces of Gikongoro and Cyangugu is progressively disappearing. Full text...

  • King Mohammed chairs supreme water council
    22 june 2001 14:00:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco Thursday chaired in the southern city of Agadir the 9th session of the Supreme Council on Water and Climate (CSEC), a body in charge of directing the country's national policy on water and climate. Full text...

  • Some Zambian families shut themselves during eclipse
    21 june 2001 22:36:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Some families in Lusaka Thursday afternoon shut up themselves for fear that they may get blind even if they did not look directly to the sun when the eclipse of the sun appeared over Zambia. Full text...

  • South Africans in awe as eclipse sweeps through
    21 june 2001 21:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Millions of South Africans watched in awe on Thursday as the moon's shadow swept across the country, casting semi-darkness over most regions. Full text...

  • SADC ministers review action on environment strategy
    21 june 2001 20:53:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Ministers for environment and land matters in the Southern Africa Development Community meet at the weekend in Windhoek to review progress made in implementing the subregion's environment management strategy. Full text...

  • Eclipse linked with Botswana Chief's death
    21 june 2001 17:59:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The death of a second Botswana traditional chief in five days overshadowed the eclipse of the sun Thursday. Full text...

  • Chiluba joins thousands to watch solar eclipse in Lusaka
    21 june 2001 17:40:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba was among hundreds of thousands of people, including some 20,000 foreign tourists, that witnessed a three-and-a-half minute grand spectacle of the total eclipse of the sun in Lusaka Thursday afternoon. Full text...

  • WFP says Ethiopia needs more food assistance
    21 june 2001 17:33:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) has said more pledges were needed to continue assisting internally displaced people in Tigraye State. Full text...

  • Kenya's Health ministry in rage over garbage collection
    21 june 2001 17:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's ministry of Health has threatened to sue the Nairobi city council for failure to ensure proper garbage collection. Full text...

  • Regional conference on lead petrol
    21 june 2001 15:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A regional conference on the elimination of lead-contaminated petrol in sub-Saharan Africa will open next Tuesday in Dakar, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • Table Mountain tahrs face death
    21 june 2001 10:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Friends of the Tahr, a Cape Town-based group, has appealed for help to save the lives of the remaining 50 or so Himalayan tahrs that live on Table Mountain in the city. Full text...

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