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  • Lusaka City bosses haunted by garbage, money and time
    07 may 2001 13:15:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Lusaka city council authorities are increasingly growing jittery over their inability to secure land on which to dump the mountains of garbage as the July date for hosting the OAU summit gets closer. Full text...

  • Report alleges plan to dump toxic waste in Africa
    07 may 2001 13:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A report on toxic wastes trade and dumping episodes has revealed alleged plans by the US and some European countries to dump 29 million tonnes of toxic wastes in 11 African countries, the local press said in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • Tanzania seeks funding to conserve rare species
    05 may 2001 18:35:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Tanzanian government is seeking financial assistance to help preserve some rare plant and toad species now in danger of extinction in an area straddling the Kihansi hydropower in Iringa, southern Tanzania. Full text...

  • Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire work on greenhouse gas emissions
    05 may 2001 16:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese and Ivorian ministers of Environment, Lamine Ba and Gilbert Bleu-Laine, have made a final review of a regional project on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through improved energy efficiency in buildings. Full text...

  • Dioila women join Mali's reforestation effort
    04 may 2001 22:23:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- About 20 women of the Balimaya association for mutual assistance in Dioila, 250 km from Bamako, recently drilled in techniques of nursing trees to promote reforestation. Full text...

  • Caracal custodians appear in South African court
    04 may 2001 21:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The owners of the Kalahari Raptor Centre (KRC) Friday appeared in the Kuruman Magistrates Court to answer charges of transporting and keeping three caracals without a permit. Full text...

  • Workers stumble on Italian chemical weapons cache in Ethiopia
    04 may 2001 21:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A cache of weapons, including chemicals, dating back to the five-year Italian occupation of Ethiopia in the 1930s, were found early this week at the town of Ambalaghe, some 710 km north of Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Flooding displaces thousands in Western Kenya
    04 may 2001 09:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Over 1,500 families in the Nyando area in Kisumu District, Western Kenya have been displaced by floods following two days of heavy rains in the Lake Victoria Basin. Full text...

  • Benin sets up a national authority for chemical weapons
    03 may 2001 22:20:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin Thursday set up an authority to be in charge of implementing the UN Convention on chemical weapons. Full text...

  • South Africa joins anti-GM lobby
    03 may 2001 19:15:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- In the run up to its hosting next year's Earth Summit, South Africa appears to have put itself in a bad light with environmentalists by pushing for curbs on the labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods. Full text...

  • Call for improved environmental data management
    03 may 2001 14:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A senior Zambian official on Thursday stressed the need to improve co-ordination of the management of data and information to enable the government address the country's environmental concerns. Full text...

  • Initiative to clean Athi River near Nairobi
    30 april 2001 08:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNDP announced Sunday that it was supporting an initiative to clean up the Athi River basin in the Nairobi area and other nearby rivers. Full text...

  • Benin finds way to get rid of wrecked vehicles
    27 april 2001 21:07:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin has embarked on a 50 million dollar environmental project designed for efficient management of discarded vehicles and enabling craftsmen to salvage usable parts from junk-yards. Full text...

  • Cotonou hosts oceanographic data workshop
    26 april 2001 23:17:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- At least 50 scientific researchers and engineers have started a two-day meeting in Cotonou to discuss plans for launching the second phase of Benin's network of Oceanographic data and information for Africa (ODINAFRICA- II). Full text...

  • Waterfree, Odourless Toilet System Launched
    26 april 2001 22:35:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A new waterfree and odourless toilet system, regarded as an alternative for costly central sewage systems, was launched Thursday in the Namibian capital, Windhoek. Full text...

  • Mauritius appeals to the US over Kyoto Protocol
    26 april 2001 09:03:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius Environment minister Rajesh Bhagwan has appealed to the United States government to revise its stand over the Kyoto Protocol before the resumption of the sixth meeting of the conference slated for July in Germany. Full text...

  • Human activities threaten life in Zambezi basin
    25 april 2001 22:36:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Zambezi River basin, shared by eight Southern Africa Development Community countries, is increasingly endangered, according to a new report. Full text...

  • Experts discuss environmental impact assessment
    24 april 2001 23:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The sixth environmental impact assessment symposium entered its second day in Cotonou Tuesday involving about 100 experts from member states of the International Francophonie Organisation The theme of this year's meeting which ends on Friday are "energy choices: from impact assessment to strategic environmental assessment". Full text...

  • Floods destroyed 71,000 hectares of crops
    24 april 2001 18:48:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A total of 71,000 hectares of crops were destroyed bye floods that hit central Mozambique this year leaving about 99,500 families at risk of hunger, reports Tuesday's issue of the daily paper "Noticias". Full text...

  • Liberia gets a million dollars for forest re-assessment
    24 april 2001 15:13:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) and an international conservation group have approved nearly one million US dollars (997,359 Euro) grant to fund a forest re-assessment project in Liberia. Full text...

  • Activist opposes new Kenyan govt plan for forests
    23 april 2001 13:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A world renowned environmentalist has lashed out at the Kenya government and accused it of diverting attention from its plan to excise parts of the natural forests by announcing that it is processing title deeds for all public forests. Full text...

  • Liberian lawyers organise to protect environment
    23 april 2001 12:52:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A group of Liberian lawyers has organised a body to use their legal skills to "protect the environment from further degradation and ensure sustainable use" of the country's natural resources, official sources said. Full text...

  • Experts to evaluate environment in French-speaking countries
    22 april 2001 14:31:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Specialists on environmental evaluation in French-speaking countries are scheduled to meet Monday in Cotonou to discuss strategic choices on impact of evaluation. Full text...

  • Kenya hosts seminar on capacity-building to protect nature
    21 april 2001 16:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Twenty-five delegates from five Eastern African countries will next week attend a Regional Environmental Action Learning co-ordination seminar in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) said Saturday. Full text...

  • West African Water Committee meets in Cotonou
    20 april 2001 20:17:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Members of the West African Consultative Committee, affiliated to the NGO, Global Water Partnership (GWP), began a meeting in Cotonou, Friday to review the group's activities in 2000 and prepare the 2001-2003 budget. Full text...

  • African Ministers press US on Environmental Protocol
    20 april 2001 19:41:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Worried by the dire consequences of climate change on their region, African Environment Ministers attending a UN Conference on sustainable development have urged the US administration to reconsider its recent decision not to respect the global agreement on the reduction of greenhouse emissions. Full text...

  • WWF launches environmental education project in Zambia
    19 april 2001 19:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The World Wildlife Fund for nature has launched the third stage of an environmental education project in Zambia that aims at shifting focus from the formal school system to local resource users as one way of addressing immediate and long term poverty issues in rural communities. Full text...

  • Ghana's Energy Foundation objects to big hydro dam
    19 april 2001 19:45:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Energy Foundation (EF) Thursday proposed to government to consider building micro-hydro projects along smaller rivers instead of investing in a 400- megawat dam at Bui in the west of the country. Full text...

  • Pollution chokes Mombasa fish
    19 april 2001 17:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The survival of fisheries and the marine eco-system around Kenya's Mombasa port is threatened by the discharge of litter and untreated sewage directly into the open Indian Ocean by industries and homes. Full text...

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