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  • 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...

  • Southern Africa hardest hit by oil spills
    21 june 2001 09:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Oil spills continue to be the scourge of the world's marine environment and only an internationally co-ordinated effort can stand between pollution and certain death for many of the planet's most endangered species. Full text...

  • DR Congo issues warning on solar eclipse
    20 june 2001 14:33:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo Health Minister Leonard Mashako Mamba has appealed to his fellow citizens not to look at the solar eclipse expected Thursday with their naked eyes. Full text...

  • South Africa flies environmental flag
    20 june 2001 09:37:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Environmental Affairs and Tourism minister Valli Moosa has announced South Africa's admission as member of the Foundation for Environmental Education, thus earning the right to fly the internationally acclaimed Blue Flag at its beaches. Full text...

  • Zambia declares solar eclipse holiday
    19 june 2001 20:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has declared Thursday a national holiday to enable workers observe the solar eclipse. Full text...

  • Preparations hot up for SADC conference on environment
    19 june 2001 17:04:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Lands and environment experts from the Southern African Development Community Tuesday began preparations in Windhoek, Namibia ahead of a conference of SADC Environment ministers coming up next Friday. Full text...

  • Sahelian pesticide committee holds 12th meeting
    19 june 2001 16:15:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The 12th meeting of the Sahelian Pesticide Committee (SPC), a body instituted by the nine-member States of the Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), opened in Bamako Monday to examine applications for the approval of certain pesticides. Full text...

  • King Mohammed to chair Water Council meeting
    19 june 2001 10:20:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco will Thursday chair the 9th session of the Supreme Council on Water and Climate, charged with the country's Water policy decisions. Full text...

  • African delegates urge ratification of Kyoto Protocol
    18 june 2001 18:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Delegates from 13 West and Central African countries have called on their respective governments to ratify the Kyoto (Japan) Protocol on the reduction of environmental pollution, before the "Rio+10," meeting scheduled for 2002. Full text...

  • Halting environmental degradation at the Niger River
    18 june 2001 17:36:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Some 60 participants from Benin's northern regions of Aliborie and Borgou began a meeting Monday in Cotonou, on how to reverse environmental degradation on the Niger River Basin. Full text...

  • Kenyan official vouches respect for environmental laws
    18 june 2001 17:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Trade and Industry minister Nicholas Biwott Monday stressed the importance Nairobi placed on environmental laws, affirming that the government will not condone businesses that flout such legislation. Full text...

  • Konare donates 150 million CFA to Bamako Park
    18 june 2001 17:15:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare has donated 150 million CFA francs for the improvement of the Bamako Biological Park, as part of activities marking the National Environment Week. Full text...

  • UNEP Urges Political Action to Halt Global Desertification
    17 june 2001 10:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Though knowledge and technical skills exist to halt the destructive trends in land management, the UN environment agency says only political and economic factors would determine application of that knowledge. Full text...

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