Environment - Pollution
  • S. Africa has new laws to reduce plastic bag pollution
    09 may 2003 14:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Legislation aimed at reducing pollution caused by plastic bags in South Africa went into effect on Friday. Full text...

  • Researchers find Nairobi too noisy
    02 may 2003 19:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Researchers have found that noise pollution in several parts of downturn Nairobi were in excess of the desirable levels conducive for business, the well being and good health of its residents. Full text...

  • Namibian MPs debate environmental impact of textile plant
    27 march 2003 12:01:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Emotions ran high in Parliament here Thursday between the opposition DTA/UDF Coalition and the ruling Swapo when an opposition MP raised environmental questions about a 100-million dollar textile factory in Namibia. Full text...

  • Mauritius approves plan to protect territorial waters
    03 march 2003 23:15:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius has approved a plan to protect its territorial waters from the risks of pollution, Rajesh Bhagwan, Mauritius environment minister, told PANA. Full text...

  • Oil sleek reported in Mauritian coast
    27 february 2003 16:16:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A 150-metre oil sleek has been floating in Mahebourg Lagoon in southern Mauritius, according to an environment ministry official in Port Louis on Thursday. Full text...

  • UNEP probes complaints of waste dumping in Swazi rivers
    21 february 2003 22:50:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is to despatch experts next month to assess the situation in Swaziland in the wake of reports that some manufacturing companies were dumping waste into main rivers in the tiny southern African kingdom, Mbabane sources confirmed Friday. Full text...

  • South African students carry out air pollution study
    22 january 2003 19:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Environmental Affairs and Tourism Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi Wednesday stressed the importance of science education in the empowerment of students, saying that "scientifically trained people are intrinsically equipped for learning from experience. Full text...

  • African experts discuss persistent organic pollutants
    13 january 2003 18:44:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- About fifty environmental experts from Mauritania, as well as West African and Maghrebi countries are meeting here to draw up an inventory of persistent organic pollutants in Mauritania and the sub-region. Full text...

  • Morocco restricts movement of oil tankers in its waters
    21 december 2002 18:39:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- To prevent an ecological disaster similar to the one caused by the "Prestige" oil tanker in neighbouring Spain, Morocco has tightened regulations guiding the passage of such vessels within its exclusive economic zone. Full text...

  • Nigeria gets grant to implement Environmental Convention
    20 august 2002 14:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved 498,000 US dollars for Nigeria to implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), the Minister of State for Environment Imeh Okopido, said. Full text...

  • Mauritius NGO claims present-day world is widely polluted
    13 august 2002 17:21:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The local NGO, MAUDESCO (Mauritius council for development environmental studies and conservation) said Tuesday that ten years after Rio and despite hundreds of seminars and conferences already held, the world is more than ever polluted. Full text...

  • World scientists warn on impact of vast pollution cloud
    12 august 2002 08:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A vast blanket of pollution stretching across South Asia is damaging agriculture, modifying rainfall patterns, including those of the mighty Monsoon, and putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk, according to a study commissioned by UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Full text...

  • Yaounde gets pollution control Centre
    06 june 2002 10:18:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- An environmental pollution control Centre was inaugurated Wednesday in Yaounde, as part of activities to mark the World Environment Day in Cameroon. Full text...

  • Minister decries air pollution in Mauritius
    06 june 2002 07:30:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius is suffering from serious air pollution traced to crushing, smoke from cars, industrial activities and refuse-incinerating plants, according to Environment Minister Rajesh Bhagwan. Full text...

  • Combating pollution in Cairo is not yet a priority
    05 june 2002 19:54:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptians are too involved in their work and social activities or simply enmeshed in poverty to care about environmental issues. Full text...

  • South Africa moves to check air, water, soil pollution
    22 may 2002 17:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Mary Metcalfe, Local Minister of Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and Land Affairs in South Africa's Gauteng Province, has outlined priorities for the 2002-2003 financial year with minimisation of air, water and soil pollution high on her agenda. Full text...

  • Algeria to spend 971 million dollars on environment
    20 may 2002 21:50:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria will soon launch a 971 million US dollar programme aimed at improving the country's environmental situation, the minister of the environment Cherif Rahmani told a seminar in Algiers Sunday. Full text...

  • Africa's cleaner production practitioners to meet in Tanzania
    11 march 2002 22:51:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Decision makers in cleaner production and sustainable consumption from 16 African countries will meet this week in Arusha, Tanzania, to prepare a regional input for the forthcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development. Full text...

  • Minister Says Vegetables In Parts of Nigeria Poisoned
    10 march 2002 13:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Vegetables contaminated with polluted water of River Kaduna in northern Nigeria may have spread across the country, posing a serious threat to the consumers' health, Environment Minister Kabir Sa'id has said. Full text...

  • Ethiopian transport authorities worried by air pollution
    24 december 2001 20:03:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- About 40 percent of the estimated 120,000 vehicles in Ethiopia have done an average of more than 16 years on the road, resulting in an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, a study has revealed. Full text...

  • Rising pollution worries Ethiopian transport office
    24 december 2001 18:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's transport sector has been identified as one of the major contributors to green house gas emissions (GHE), according to a study released in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • No waste management policy in Ethiopia, officials say
    20 december 2001 10:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- There is no waste management policy at the federal or regional levels, even though there have been some activities to control the problem of waste in the country especially in Addis Ababa, the problem still persists, health officials conceded. Full text...

  • Harare Air Pollution Exceeds WHO Standards
    05 december 2001 21:49:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Health authorities in the Zimbabwe capital, Harare, said Wednesday air pollution in the city had exceeded World Health Organisation recommended levels by 400 percent. Full text...

  • Benin organises two-week campaign on pollution
    23 november 2001 15:35:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Environment, Housing and Town Planning Ministry will organise, with other concerned services, a two-week campaign on air pollution starting Wednesday. Full text...

  • EAC chief calls for regional initiative to save Lake Victoria
    12 november 2001 21:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC), Amanya Mushega Monday called for a regional initiative to stem environmental pollution at Lake Victoria. Full text...

  • City Cracks Down On Polluters
    04 october 2001 16:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Municipal authorities in Zimbabwe's capital Harare Thursday introduced stringent environmental pollution checks, and stiffer penalties for offenders. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sub-regional workshop on persistent organic pollutants
    14 june 2001 10:01:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Some 40 experts from 14 Francophone sub-Saharan African countries open a sub-regional workshop Thursday in Yaounde on the catalytic roles of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP). 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...

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

  • 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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