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  • Annan wants due attention for housing in development agenda
    06 june 2001 21:10:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Wednesday called for the integration of housing issues in the agenda for economic and social development, especially in the efforts to reduce poverty in the world. Full text...

  • Minister wants to turn Mauritius into paradise
    06 june 2001 17:14:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian environment minister Rajesh Bhagwan said that he hoped "that when we meet on World Environment Day next year, Mauritius would have got rid of all its eye-sores, polluting industries and damaged lagoons. Full text...

  • Minister wants to turn Mauritius into paradise
    06 june 2001 17:13:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian environment minister Rajesh Bhagwan said that he hoped "that when we meet on World Environment Day next year, Mauritius would have got rid of all its eye-sores, polluting industries and damaged lagoons. Full text...

  • Mauritius to invest 670 million rupees in environmental projects
    06 june 2001 16:36:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime minister Anerood Jugnauth announced Tuesday night that the government has devised 72 projects worth 670 million rupees (29. Full text...

  • Nigeria to ratify Convention on ozone protection
    06 june 2001 15:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government has approved the country's ratification of the Vienna Convention on the protection of the ozone layer, according to the Minister of State for Environment, Ime Okopido. Full text...

  • Annan Launches Major Study of World's Environment
    05 june 2001 21:26:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- A major project to study the state of the world's environment and its impact on human health and economic well-being was launched Tuesday in New York by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Full text...

  • Zambian woman honoured for chimp care
    05 june 2001 21:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A Zambian woman has been nominated for the prestigious 2001 Audi Terra Nova Award for her commitment to care for injured and unwanted chimpanzees. Full text...

  • Burundian minister worried by ecosystem destruction
    05 june 2001 20:08:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi was once nicknamed "the Switzerland of Africa" because of its ever-green hilly terrain and numerous lakes. Full text...

  • Kenyans observe World Environment Day
    05 june 2001 17:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans Tuesday joined the rest of the continent to observe the 2001 World Environment Day, with leaders and environmentalists decrying that there is an environmental crisis facing the country that needs to be given attention. Full text...

  • Minister launches clean-up operation in Western Cape
    05 june 2001 14:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Environmental and Cultural Affairs Minister Glen Adams Tuesday officially launched a Western Cape Clean-up Operation to coincide with World Environment Week. Full text...

  • Moroccans to celebrate World Environment Day
    05 june 2001 14:33:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco Tuesday observed World Environment Day within the framework of a programme of local and regional activities developed by the ministry of Land, Urban Development, Housing and Environment. Full text...

  • World Environment Day activities kick off in Kenya
    05 june 2001 10:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan top fashion models, attired in materials and accessories made from recycled plastic, rubber and other waste products, took to the catwalk Monday evening as part of week-long activities marking the World Environment Day Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN says Governments are neglecting urban poverty
    05 june 2001 09:29:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Poverty, traditionally associated with the rural folks, is increasingly becoming an affliction among city dwellers who now constitute half of world population, according to a report by the Nairobi, Kenya-based UN Centre for Human Settlement (Habitat). Full text...

  • Benin spends 1.2 percent of GDP on pollution
    04 june 2001 19:36:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin spends 1. Full text...

  • Kenyan schools unveil water project
    04 june 2001 15:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two Kenyan Schools have launched an ambitious science-based project on the treatment and conservation of water. Full text...

  • Kenyan schools launch water purification project
    04 june 2001 10:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Following five months of scientific experiment, students of the Nairobi-based Alliance High School and the French School over the weekend, jointly launched a water treatment and conservation project. Full text...

  • Famine Hits Western Sudan
    03 june 2001 19:57:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Stacks of dry grass and firewood have suddenly filled up marketplaces in the western Sudanese towns of Mellit and Fashir. Full text...

  • Flood victims blame forced relocation for plight
    03 june 2001 11:09:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- More than 30,000 villagers who were displaced by floods last February in Malawi are blaming the Illovo Sugar Company for forcing them to relocate on riverbanks after it leased vast tracts of their upland localities. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to impose heavy fines for environmental damage
    02 june 2001 13:38:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe is drafting new environmental laws which will be harsher on polluters, a senior government official said Saturday. Full text...

  • Hunger looms in Somalia following poor rains
    01 june 2001 19:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Friday warned that tens of thousands of Somalis could face acute hunger as poor rains in south-central regions threaten the country's main grain harvest. Full text...

  • Beninese mark national tree-planting day
    01 june 2001 14:20:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Beninese commemorated Friday the 17th national tree day putting emphasis on afforestation as a source of income. Full text...

  • Local Sudanese authority bans use of charcoal, firewood
    31 may 2001 20:17:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- In a bid to check the depletion of Sudan's forests, authorities in Khartoum have warned restaurants and bakeries against using charcoal and firewood as cooking fuel. Full text...

  • Lesotho herdboys named for Global 500 Honour Awards
    31 may 2001 08:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Environment Programme Thursday announced the nomination of Khohlooa, Matholoana and Likobo Herdboys of Lesotho to the Global 500 Honour Roll for their outstanding contributions in protecting the environment. Full text...

  • Plight of sharks under the spotlight
    30 may 2001 18:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Conservation officials from around the world are gathered in Cape Town for a workshop to focus on the protection and management of African shark populations. Full text...

  • Seychelles pledges protection of world natural heritage
    29 may 2001 20:14:00
    Victoria- Seychelles (PANA) -- The authorities in Seychelles have reaffirmed their commitment to protecting the country's flora and fauna, that form part of the world natural heritage. Full text...

  • Climate change blamed for rising health problems
    25 may 2001 11:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Climate change coupled with environmental degradation, has created an ideal condition for the emergence, resurgence and spread of infectious diseases world- wide, a study by the US-based Centre for Health and Global Environment has affirmed. Full text...

  • Arab environment ministers meet Tuesday in Rabat
    24 may 2001 12:31:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The executive board of the council of environment ministers from Arab countries will Tuesday convene its 6th ordinary session in Rabat to examine the Arab Zone Free Exchange, trade, environment and the impact of the Abu Dhabi declaration. Full text...

  • Expert Says Africa Most Vulnerable to Rising Earth Temperatures
    23 may 2001 22:44:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Sub-Saharan Africa would be most affected by the negative impact of the warming of the earth's surface temperature on agricultural production, the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Robert Watson has said. Full text...

  • Sustainable development of Lake Victoria basin deepens
    23 may 2001 10:04:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- In a move to check environmental degradation around Lake Victoria Sweden, Norway, France, the World Bank and the East African Development Bank have teamed up to support a broad and long-term development of the lake's basin. Full text...

  • South Africa wins gold medal at Chelsea flower show
    22 may 2001 13:21:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Old Mutual- Kirstenbosch Exhibit Monday night received South Africa's 24th gold medal in the Floral Pavilion Exhibits category at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show in London. Full text...

  • Armyworms threaten crops in eastern Ethiopia
    21 may 2001 16:12:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Armyworms have invaded large areas of land in four regional States of eastern Ethiopia devouring grain and other crops, the press reported Monday. Full text...

  • USAID wants bylaws to protect natural resources
    21 may 2001 13:38:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The office of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Malawi has expressed concern over the government's delays in approving bylaws that would favour the conservation of natural resources. Full text...

  • Sustainable solutions wanted for the management of ecosystems
    21 may 2001 12:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Some 50 experts are expected to participate in a conference on Low Impact Operation (EFI) in Central Africa slated for Thursday in Yaounde. Full text...

  • UNEP launches worldwide initiative to save great apes
    21 may 2001 07:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Monday launched a major international project to save the Great Apes from extinction in Africa and Asia. Full text...

  • UNEP launches worldwide initiative to save great apes
    21 may 2001 07:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Monday launched a major international project to save the Great Apes from extinction in Africa and Asia. Full text...

  • World Bank and UNEP sign agreement on POPs
    18 may 2001 21:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Bank and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have signed an agreement that will strengthen their collaboration on the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), which was finalised last December and will be signed and adopted on 22-23 May. Full text...

  • Mauritius bus company goes environment-friendly
    18 may 2001 20:43:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius National Transport Corporation has ordered 25 environment-friendly buses from the Indian firm, Ashok Leyland. Full text...

  • UNEP says World's Most Important Wetlands Ruined by Drainage
    18 may 2001 15:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Around 90 percent of the Mesopotamian marshlands, commonly referred to as the fertile crescent, in the Middle East has been lost as a result of drainage and damming, a study by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has revealed. Full text...

  • Kenya Suspends Excision Of Forest Land
    16 may 2001 11:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Government has halted the proposed excision of 167,000 acres of Kenya's forests until court cases filed against the move are determined, it was officially announced Wednesday in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Authorities Pull Plug on Coelacanth Expedition
    16 may 2001 09:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Just hours after a team of South African divers began beaming live images of prehistoric coelacanth fish off St Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal, conservation authorities have pulled the plug on their operation. Full text...

  • South Africa Floral Ambassadors Leave for London Show
    16 may 2001 09:02:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A consignment of 40 genera of indigenous South African flora, packed at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, was transported Wednesday to the world famous Chelsea Flower Show in London. Full text...

  • Namibia's hunting season opens
    15 may 2001 22:03:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The authorities in Windhoek have announced the opening of the 2001 Namibian hunting season, specifying game open to hunting. Full text...

  • FAO warns on unused pesticides
    15 may 2001 09:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned about the threat posed by more than 500,000 tonnes of old and unused pesticides on the health of millions of people and the environment in nearly all developing countries. Full text...

  • Convention on POPs Ready for Signing
    14 may 2001 18:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A convention which scientists say will deliver a healthier world for people and wildlife is set to be signed 22-23 May in Stockholm by more than 100 countries. Full text...

  • Addis Ababa gets laboratory to detect pollution
    14 may 2001 11:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A 2. Full text...

  • Opposition party on South Africa's sewerage problem
    13 may 2001 17:27:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), has alleged that sewerage is seeping into drinking water in all the country's nine provinces. Full text...

  • UNEP moves against hyacinth to regain Nairobi's rivers
    10 may 2001 17:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) has announced a water hyacinth harvesting competition aimed at rehabilitating rivers in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • Rural inhabitants trade sweat for food
    10 may 2001 13:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Unlike the Iraqis who traded oil for food and the Soviets in the early 90s had to trade personal jewellery, including wedding rings, for apples, the inhabitants of a tiny Senegalese village close to Ross Bethio, 300 km from Dakar, have traded sweat for food. Full text...

  • Dutch experts help Benin manage wetlands
    08 may 2001 15:29:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A delegation of Dutch experts are in Benin for the launching of exchange activities on wetlands, Cotonou sources hinted Tuesday. Full text...

  • 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...

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