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  • Rebels kill park ranger in ambush
    22 august 2001 22:24:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan rebels roaming in the National Virunga Park in north-west of the country killed a park ranger Monday, military sources in the area said Wednesday night. Full text...

  • Torrential rains down 500 houses
    22 august 2001 21:41:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Some 500 houses collapsed Tuesday in Damagara Takaya village, 800 km north of Niamey, state radio in Niger reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Canada hosts International Symposium on Toxicity
    22 august 2001 19:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Environmental scientists from more than 10 countries are expected to attend the 10th International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment in the Canadian Quebec City 26-31 August. Full text...

  • Earthlife Africa urges sustainable development policies
    20 august 2001 22:57:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Ahead of the September 2002 Global Summit on Sustainable Development in Durban, South Africa, Earthlife Africa, the regional non-governmental body on environmental consciousness, has called on African governments to strengthen their policies on the environment and sustainable development. Full text...

  • Flooding heightens in Namibia's Kaprivi region
    20 august 2001 21:26:00
    Katima Mililo- Namibia (PANA) -- After hitting the localities of Singalamwe and Kongola, flooding from Namibia's Kwando River has extended to Sauzuo, 20 km east of Kongola in the Kaprivi region. Full text...

  • Namibia's elephants on sale
    20 august 2001 20:24:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibian government has detailed the ministry of Environment and Tourism to capture elephant heads in country's Kunene region for sale to neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Sudan District needs one million dollars for reforestation
    20 august 2001 19:00:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Authorities in Sudan's eastern District of Kasala say about one million US dollars would be needed to complete the restoration of forest damage caused by thousands of Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees in the region. Full text...

  • Governor orders city officials to clean Khartoum
    20 august 2001 16:26:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Executives of Khartoum's municipalities have two weeks to clean up the city or else they will lose their jobs. Full text...

  • Floods threaten Sudanese capital
    19 august 2001 12:07:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Residents in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, were Saturday preparing for the worst as press reports said the Nile was rising steadily, threatening to burst its banks within days. Full text...

  • Mauritius updates environment law
    17 august 2001 21:10:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius is updating its environment protection legislation to meet the needs of a modern society, Environment Minister Rajesh Bhagwan said Friday. Full text...

  • Namibia, South Africa in joint conservation project
    17 august 2001 17:42:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia and South Africa Friday signed an agreement for a joint management of the Richtersveld trans- frontier conservation area. Full text...

  • Two Ethiopian Districts flooded
    17 august 2001 14:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's "Awash River" has flooded 12 localities in the Ayssaita and Dubti districts of Afar State, the national radio reported Friday. Full text...

  • Closure of Kalahari Raptor Centre on the cards
    16 august 2001 08:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The owners of the only registered wildlife rehabilitation centre in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa have threatened to close down the centre in protest against continuing harassment and obstruction by the provincial Nature Conservation Service. Full text...

  • Nigeria bans used refrigerators, air conditioners
    15 august 2001 10:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has banned the use of second-hand refrigerators and air conditioners as part of efforts to protect the environment. Full text...

  • Efforts to save Ethiopia's endangered Red fox
    14 august 2001 11:09:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An organisation, the Ethiopian Red Fox Protection said more than half a million birr (about 59,000 US dollars) has been budgeted to help save the "endemic animal" found only in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Khartoum under serious flood threat
    14 august 2001 10:06:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's Irrigation Ministry has warned that the nation's capital, Khartoum, risks escalating wave of flood from the Blue Nile. Full text...

  • Niger to plant 13 million trees in 2001
    13 august 2001 19:46:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- About 13 million trees are to be planted Niger this year in a bid to halt the relentless advance of the desert in several parts of the Sahelian country, according to the ministry of environment and desert control. Full text...

  • Poaching alarms regional conservation body
    13 august 2001 12:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Wildlife conservation and management lobbyists have expressed alarm at the growing threat on Africa's forests and wildlife, from wanton exploitation a blossoming illegal trade. Full text...

  • Minister inspects flood damage in Sudan
    11 august 2001 10:59:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese Interior Minister Abdul-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, Friday inspected the damage caused by Blue Nile flooding in Sinja town and a number of villages in Sennar State. Full text...

  • Environmentalists urge donors to press for conservation
    09 august 2001 23:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Green Belt Movement in Kenya has written to the World Bank and IMF urging the Bretton Woods institutions to insist on a commitment to environmental conservation as part of the conditionalities for financial assistance to Kenya. Full text...

  • Alert on threats to West African turtles
    09 august 2001 19:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Urgent international efforts are needed to conserve West Africa's sea turtles with studies showing that the region holds some of the world's most important feeding and nesting sites, many of them under threat. Full text...

  • Zambian council threatens to close 67 river polluters
    09 august 2001 14:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's environmental council has threatened to close about 67 industrial firms in the northern mining Copperbelt Province for allegedly polluting the Kafue river without discharge water licenses. Full text...

  • Tanzania takes stock of industrial emissions
    08 august 2001 23:39:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is helping Tanzanian authorities appraise the country's industrial emissions. Full text...

  • Mauritius spends 85 percent of EU aid on environment
    08 august 2001 14:42:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government and the European Union have agreed to spend 765 million rupees or 85 percent of the 900 million rupees (about 30. Full text...

  • Pollution lowers voltage on Algiers power lines
    08 august 2001 10:28:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's national electricity and gas company intends to use helicopters in order to speed up the cleaning of power transmission cables covered with pollutants. Full text...

  • Mauritius promulgates laws to protect marine life
    06 august 2001 11:23:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government has approved new regulations to protect marine life around the island, officials at the Albion fisheries Research Centre confirmed Monday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Kenya inaugurates emergency water supply programme
    06 august 2001 10:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Alarmed by the consequences of a severe drought which hit the country last year, the authorities in Kenya have inaugurated an emergency water supply programme to cover the entire country. Full text...

  • Chad gets desert control Centre
    05 august 2001 17:49:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chad's Environment and Water Resources Minister Oumar Kadjalami has inaugurated in N'Djamena, one of the country's Centres for the control of desertification. Full text...

  • Flood in Ethiopia displaces 2,500 people
    03 august 2001 10:28:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- More than 2 500 people have been displaced after the Tekeze River burst its banks, flooding the Ethiopian town of Humera in East Tigray, municipal authorities said Friday. Full text...

  • Arab Environment Prize set up
    02 august 2001 08:36:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Council of Arab Environment Ministers has instituted a 10,000-US-dollar prize for the best research and programme on sustainable development in the Arab world. Full text...

  • 2.5 million-Euro Sanitation project for Addis Ababa
    01 august 2001 12:58:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Addis Ababa City Administration has launched a 2. Full text...

  • Arab ministers launch 2002 environment prize
    01 august 2001 11:29:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Arab Council of Ministers has launched an Environment Prize for the year 2002 worth 10,000 US dollars, official sources said in Morocco. Full text...

  • EU to finance restoration of DR Congo parks
    01 august 2001 10:39:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The European Union is to provide financial support to DR Congo's Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) in the latter's bid to revamp the country's parks and reserves, officials said. Full text...

  • Govt to relocate 12,000 families from Gishwati forest
    31 july 2001 21:33:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The Rwandan government has plans to relocate 12,000 families illegally settled in the Gishwati natural forest, official sources in Kigali said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sunstroke kills 40 in Port Sudan
    31 july 2001 15:55:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- As many as 40 people are thought to have died recently from sun stroke in the Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan, news reports said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Primate research institute seeks French assistance
    30 july 2001 17:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The director of Kenya's Institute of Primate Research (IPR), Dr Jason Mwenda, has appealed for collaboration between the institute and partner universities in France. Full text...

  • Kenyan fishermen locked in hyacinth quarrel
    30 july 2001 16:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A row has emerged in Kenya's beach district of Kendu Bay over the removal of water hyacinth from Lake Victoria. Full text...

  • Experts say Africa to suffer most from global warming
    30 july 2001 12:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Kaus Topfer Monday urged environmentalists and all those working to improve their natural habitats to close ranks in a bid to forestall the imminent effects of global warming. Full text...

  • Nairobi records unusually chilly wet spell
    28 july 2001 10:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nairobi residents have had to cope with unusually early rains and cold conditions in the past week, with weathermen warning them to brace for harsher conditions. Full text...

  • UNEP on Africa's possible gains from Kyoto Protocol
    27 july 2001 21:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Although the negative effects of climate change would affect Africa disproportionately, the continent stands to gain from the latest deal on the Kyoto Protocol, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said Friday. Full text...

  • UNEP highlights africa's possible gains from Kyoto
    27 july 2001 16:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Although the negative effects of climate change would affect Africa disproportionately, the continent stands to gain from the results of the recent Kyoto protocol on climate change, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said Friday. Full text...

  • Animal disease experts join forces in South Africa
    27 july 2001 10:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Prominent animal disease specialists and wildlife conservationists from various countries this week joined forces in South Africa to address the issue of diseases transmitted between domestic livestock, wild animals and humans. Full text...

  • Bonn climate conference adopts final text
    26 july 2001 21:21:00
    Bonn- Germany (PANA) -- The compromise text proposed by the chairman of the UN Conference on Climatic Change, Dutch Environment minister Jan Pronk, was officially adopted Wednesday afternoon. Full text...

  • Okavango River Basin commission meets
    26 july 2001 19:54:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The standing committee of the Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) met last week in Luanda, Angola in its 7th ordinary session, a release said Thursday. Full text...

  • Southern Africa set for battle with locusts
    26 july 2001 19:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A regional locust control outfit in Southern Africa is about to move out against red locusts before they form swarms. Full text...

  • Old passenger ship sinks off South Africa
    26 july 2001 13:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A giant passenger ship, which was being towed from the US to India to be dismantled for scrap, sank early Thursday off the Eastern Cape coast. Full text...

  • Vessel sinks off Mozambican coast
    25 july 2001 19:28:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Bad weather has been blamed for the sinking Monday night of a cargo vessel with 14 crewmembers off the Zangoene coast in the southern Mozambican province of Gaza. Full text...

  • Renewed effort to curb illegal trade in wildlife
    25 july 2001 09:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Five southern and eastern African states have agreed to harmonise their wildlife enforcement laws in a renewed effort to combat illegal trade in wild plants and animals. Full text...

  • Bonn conference saves Kyoto Protocol in extremis
    24 july 2001 21:23:00
    Bonn- Germany (PANA) -- The Bonn Conference on climatic change succeeded Monday in reaching a compromise on a text removing obstacles that have so far prevented the coming into force of a UN framework agreement on the Kyoto Protocol. Full text...

  • African delegates welcome compromise on climate change
    24 july 2001 20:57:00
    Bonn- Germany (PANA) -- African delegates at the Bonn conference on climatic change have expressed "general satisfaction" with the forum after reaching an agreement on the reduction of greenhouse gas. Full text...

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