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  • Sudan moves to check farming in forest zone
    24 september 2001 15:28:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese National Forests Authority has announced it is suspending for two years, the issuance of licenses for new agricultural schemes in natural forest zones. Full text...

  • Benin hosts National Biodiversity fair in November
    22 september 2001 17:08:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Benin National Museum for natural sciences is hosting a week-long fair in November to raise public awareness on the preservation of biodiversity. Full text...

  • Canadian company barred from mining
    22 september 2001 11:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan high court Friday permanently blocked Tiomin Kenya Limited, a subsidiary of Tiomin Incorporated of Canada, from mining titanium in Kwale District on the Indian Ocean coast. Full text...

  • Cape Verde signs FLDS convention
    21 september 2001 23:49:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- President Pedro Pires of Cape Verde Thursday signed sub regional convention establishing a Foundation for Sustainable Development in the Sahel (FSDS), mooted to collect and manage funds for desertification control. Full text...

  • Millions rally for 'Clean up World Campaign'
    21 september 2001 12:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan citizens will be amongst 38 million people cleaning up the world over the weekend of 21-23 September, uniting individuals and communities in 123 nations, Clean Up the World is a non-profit global event, held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Full text...

  • Zambia's black lechwe likely to be extinct
    20 september 2001 18:03:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's finance minister, Katele Kalumba, Thursday expressed concern over the survival of the black lechwe in the country's northern Bangweulu plains. Full text...

  • Flood kills three people in central Tunisia
    19 september 2001 21:42:00
    Sidi Bouzid- Tunisia (PANA) -- Three people died in serious flooding Wednesday at Tunisia's central region of Sidi Bouzid, the Tunisian press agency reported. Full text...

  • Zambia moves to balance development and conservation
    19 september 2001 20:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government has adopted a conservation strategy and environmental action plan with a view to redressing the imbalance incidental to the pursuit of development and environmental conservation. Full text...

  • Netherlands stops funding environment projects
    19 september 2001 20:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Dutch government has stopped funding environmental projects in Kenya, a daily said Wednesday. Full text...

  • ADB to host African water development meeting
    19 september 2001 08:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A high level meeting to discuss ways of promoting water resources development in Africa opens in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday. Full text...

  • Crocodile-infested River Sio claims victims
    18 september 2001 21:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least two people have reportedly been killed while several others lost their limbs in the past month following crocodiles attacks in Kenya's River Sio of Busia District near the Uganda border. Full text...

  • Kenya's Lake Nakuru experiences unstable water levels
    18 september 2001 10:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Lake Nakuru in the Kenyan Rift- Valley, a world famous flamingo sanctuary, is currently experiencing unstable water level fluctuation due to erratic weather and extensive deforestation of the basin's catchment areas. Full text...

  • SADC meets ahead of summit on sustainable development
    17 september 2001 23:41:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Monday began a preparatory meeting in Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius ahead of next year's World Summit on sustainable development. Full text...

  • Experts meet on Niger River resources
    17 september 2001 23:28:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Experts from the River Niger Basin Authority (NBA) are meeting in Niamey on efforts for sustainable management of the Basin's land and water resources. Full text...

  • US assists Nigerian flood victims
    17 september 2001 19:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The US has donated food items to flood victims in Nigeria's northern States of Kano and Jigawa, as part of the 25,000-dollar assistance to the victims, the US Consulate said in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • Report blames environmental degradation on poverty
    17 september 2001 19:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Half the population of Kenya has difficulty affording food, education, clothing and health care, according to a report released by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) this month. Full text...

  • Environmental degradation threatens Lake Bogoria
    17 september 2001 16:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Massive environmental degradation due to overgrazing, charcoal burning and silting, threatens Lake Bogoria in Kenya's Rift Valley. Full text...

  • Unsafe pesticides used in Kenya
    15 september 2001 13:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Dangerous pesticides were still in use in Kenya despite a government ban 10 years ago, the head of the National Academy of Science, Professor Shem Wandiga has warned. Full text...

  • Jumbos waltz with Kenyan farmers
    14 september 2001 16:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Hundreds of marauding elephants on Wednesday night wreaked havoc on maize and wheat farms in Laikipia West, the East African Standard reported Friday. Full text...

  • Several Bamako districts flooded
    13 september 2001 19:40:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Floods have partly submerged several residential areas close to the banks of River Niger in Bamako, the Malian capital, following heavy rains this week, which caused overflowing at the Selingue hydro-electric dam, about 120 km upstream. Full text...

  • African experts discuss Ozone layer
    13 september 2001 16:44:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The 5th Ozone Officers Network meeting for Africa continued Thursday in Windhoek, Namibia with delegates discussing the freezing and phasing out of the Methyl Bromide chemical. Full text...

  • South Africans assist with transfer of elephants to Angola
    13 september 2001 07:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A group of highly experienced South African capture and translocation specialists have assisted with the relocation of 16 elephants from Botswana to Angola. Full text...

  • 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...

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