Lagos News

Lagos warned against sand filling in lagoons

Environmentalists warn of flood dangers from filling lagoons in Lagos.A leading environmentalist has warned the Lagos state government that its policy of filling lagoons with sand will lead to extreme...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania plans hydroelectric plant in game reserve

Critics say dam proposal would be detrimental to wildlife.Tanzania has invited bids to construct a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant at Stiegler’s Gorge in the UNESCO-designated Selous game rese...
Nairobi News

Kenya introduces plastic bag ban

Ban includes penalties of four years in jail or $40,000 fine.A tough new ban on the use of plastic bags came into effect across Kenya on 28 August, despite attempts in court by plastic manufacturers t...
Arusha News

Tanzania opens first geopark

Tanzania is launching its first geopark with the creation of the 12,000sq-km Ngorongoro-Lengai Geopark in the north of the country, in an effort to attract geology-based tourism. The landscape of the...
Lagos News

Lagos to plant half a million trees

Half a million trees are to be planted across Lagos State as part of the 2017 campaign Think Green, Plant Trees, Live Green, organised by the state's parks and gardens agency. Works are currently und...
Lagos News

Lagos flooding blamed on coastal projects

The recent floods that devasted coastal areas of Lagos State are the result of "environmentally-unfriendly" state schemes, according to the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ER...
Cape Town News

Cape Town saves water supplies

Cape Town city authorities have urged residents to continue conserving water, despite recent heavy rains, following the prolonged drought that saw the Western Cape's water reserve fall below ten per c...
Arusha News

Identity cards for Maasai in northern Tanzania

Electronic identification for communities in Ngorongoro. Maasai pastoral communities living within the confines of north Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) are to be issued with electronic...
Cape Town News

Cape Town prepares for future droughts

Day Zero plan follows recent drought in Western Cape. Cape Town is currently preparing contingency plans outlining measures to deal with future drought situations, following the recent prolonged wa...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa botanic garden to increase profile

Garden plans advertising campaign and projects with communities and universities. The Gullele Botanic Garden (GBG) in Addis Ababa is to make more people aware of its existence with an advertising c...
Cape Town News

Cape Town prays for rain

Drought-stricken city holds interfaith prayer service for rain. Cape Town held an interfaith religious service on Table Mountain on 25 May, with prayers calling for rain as the Western Cape grapple...
Cape Town News

Cape Town lists top water-wasting streets

Top 100 water consuming streets identified as Cape Town battles drought. The Cape Town administration has released a list of the streets containing the top 100 water consumers as the city grapples...
Cape Town News

Water restrictions in Cape Town

Cape Town residents encouraged to conserve water. Cape Town's new “Level Three” water restriction regulations came into effect from 1 November and remain in operation until further notice. The l...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania gets tough with poachers

Tanzanian president tells security forces to pursue wildlife poachers. Tanzanian president John Magufuli has ordered the security forces to tackle the well-armed criminal networks behind the illlic...
Maputo News

Former Maputo arms depot to become nature park

Ecological park in Malhazine to be complete by December. Works to turn Maputo's former arms depot into a 600-hectare ecological park should be complete by December, following a recent agreement bet...
Addis Ababa News

Protest causes rubbish to pile up in Addis Ababa

Farmers protesting at landfill site are blocking rubbish trucks from Addis Ababa. Rubbish has been piling up across Addis Ababa since mid-July due to protestors blocking city garbage trucks from ac...
Lagos News

Lagos river “solidifies” with vegetation

Lagos government warns residents not to walk over Ogun River. The Lagos state government has warned residents to stay away from the Ogun river which has “solidified” after being clogged with thick...
Lagos News

Water kiosks in Lagos

Potable water kiosk system to offset reduced supply. Lagos is introducing a water distribution kiosk system across the state to offset a shortfall in water supply as it works to improve connectivit...
Arusha News

Tanzania combats poaching with drones

Pilot scheme introduced in Tarangire National Park near Arusha. The Tanzania goverment has sanctioned the use of drones in Tarangire National Park in an aerial surveillance battle against poachers...
Nairobi News

Kenya rethinks Nairobi Park railway project

Kenya reconsiders controversial route ahead of major ivory burn in Nairobi. Controversial plans to allow a rail line to pass through the Nairobi National Park have been abandoned, according to loca...