Wednesday, 27 May 2020
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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...
Maputo News

Botanical gardens reopen in Maputo

Revamped gardens open again after two-year closure. The Tunduru botanical gardens, on Rua Henrique de Sousa in downtown Maputo, have been re-opened by the city's mayor David Simango, after a closur...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia faces power shortages

Ethiopian drought leads to power cuts. In addition to severe food shortages the drought in Ethiopia is also causing power cuts across the country. Over 90 per cent of Ethiopian's electricity is gen...
Maputo News

Mozambique combats beach litter

Maputo beaches to get clean-up. The Mozambican government says that $50 on-the-spot fines are to be issued against anyone caught littering the nation’s beaches. The legislation has been in place...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia faces worst drought in 30 years

UN says millions in Ethiopia need food aid. Over seven million people out of a population of over 94 million are now facing severe hunger in Ethiopia, especially in North Wollo, one of the regions...
Maputo News

Mozambique to destroy confiscated ivory

Maputo steps up fight against poachers Mozambique is to destroy more than one ton of confiscated ivory as well as 53 rhino horns in Maputo on 6 July, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society...
Accra News

Authorities demolish Accra slum to prevent floods

Police use tear-gas against protesting residents of Agbogbloshie City authorities have levelled hundreds of homes and businesses in Accra's Agbogbloshie, a slum district built on a former wetland....
Accra News

Accra installs rubbish bins

Pilot scheme part of national environmental campaign Rubbish bins have been installed along the Starlets 91 Road and the National Theatre Road in downtown Accra as part of the government's efforts...
Arusha News

Arusha to open baby elephant orphanage

Tanzania copes with oprhans of poached elephants Tanzania is set to open its first baby elephant orphanage in Arusha to deal with young elephants orphaned following the deaths of their mothers due...
Accra News

Three days of mourning in Ghana for fire victims

150 people killed by Accra petrol station fire and floods. Ghana will hold three days of mourning for the dozens of victims of a massive explosion at a petrol station in Accra on the night of 3 Jun...
Maputo News

Mozambique police involved in theft of rhino horn

Contrary to previous denials it has now been confirmed that senior police officers were involved in the theft of 12 rhino horns, following the early May haul of over 300 elephant tusks and 65 rhino ho...
Arusha News

Tanzania and Kenya sign deal to tackle illegal timber trade

Countries join forces to battle illegal cross-border trade Tanzania and Kenya have signed an agreement to combat the illegal logging and timber trade across the borders of both countries. The m...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia burns ivory to discourage poaching

Government sets fire to six tons of ivory in Addis Ababa The Ethiopian government set fire to a giant stockpile of confiscated ivory in Addis Ababa on 21 March, in a bid to discourage poaching and...
Arusha News

Arusha tackles noise pollution

Plans to ban noisy activities in the city Authorities in Arusha are proposing new by-laws to control noise pollution from loudhailers promoting businesses, political rallies and amplified singing...
Arusha News

Arusha march for elephants and rhinos

Arusha protest to coincide with national event The internationally-celebrated march to save elephants and rhinos is being held in Tanzania ten days after World Animal Day, so that it will coincide...
Addis Ababa News

Botanic garden for Accra

Educational facility to be built outside capital Ghana's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to create a botanic garden on a 40-hectare site located 30 km north of Accra. Situated at Danfa,...
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