Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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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,...
Cape Town News

Public vegetable garden in Cape Town

Company's Garden goes back to its roots A public vegetable and herb garden has been created at the Company’s Garden, a Cape Town landmark in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD)....
Arusha News

Serengeti saved

The East African Court of Justice has blocked the plans of the Tanzanian government to build a road through the north of the Serengeti national park. The grounds for its injunction are that it woul...
Arusha News

Save the Serengeti

The Facebook page of Stop the Serengeti Highway has reported that the Tanzania government has indicated that it will now consider a German feasibility study to route the controversial Serengeti Highwa...
Maputo News

Rising sea level in Maputo Bay

Advancing waters pose erosion threat for Maputo Coastal erosion is diminishing the Xefina archipelago of three islands in the north-east of the Bay of Maputo, according to a report in local daily...
Nairobi News

Nairobi dam to be cleaned

Reservoir to be transformed into recreational centre Nairobi City County is to embark on a major clean-up of the Nairobi Dam in June to turn the clogged reservoir into a recreational park. The...
Arusha News

Arusha volcano to become geo-park

UNESCO to declare volcano a global geological heritage site The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is to declare Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania's active volcano, a site of gl...
Arusha News

Serengeti road case in court

The submission of arguments for and against a permanent injunction on the construction of the Serengeti highway have now been made to the East African Court of Justice. The court has not yet set a tim...
Cairo News

Snow in Cairo

Students protest in Cairo and across Egypt Cairo has had its first snow in 112 years, blanketing the city's suburbs as well as some of its most famous sites such as the Sphinx in Giza south-west of...
Accra News

Differentiation of waste in Accra

First phase of nationwide programme introduced in capital A nationwide waste differentiation programme was launched in Accra on 22 November, with the support of the environment ministry and the Env...
Nairobi News

Nairobi joins World Car Free Day

Nairobi will participate for the first time in this year's World Car Free Day on 22 September. The Kenyan capital becomes one of only a handful of African cities to celebrate the annual event which se...
Dar Es Salaam News

Water systems inspected in Dar es Salaam

The government has ordered the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) to carry out an inspection of water facilities in high-rise buildings in Dar es Salaam. The measure is designed to ensure...
Cape Town News

Cape Town clamps down on car washes

Cape Town is clamping down on "informal" car washes in an effort to preserve water, as it examines more effective ways of managing water use. Authorities say that too much water is being wasted at...
Nairobi News

Nairobi to open e-waste recycling plant

An e-waste recycling plant due to open in Nairobi by the end of the year will separate and dismantle electronic waste (known as e-waste) including domestic appliances, ICT electronics and cellular pho...
Lagos News

Lagos crackdown on drying laundry in public

The Lagos state government has warned of tough new measures to curb the practice of hanging laundry out to dry in public. The Lagos environment commissioner Tunji Bello said authorities would "seal...
Nairobi News

Kenyan conservationist charged with ivory possession

A Kenyan conservationist was charged with illegal possession of 19 kg of elephant ivory at a Nairobi court on 13 May. Susan Soila, a top official from the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, a non-profit...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam to poison Indian House Crows

People in Dar es Salaam have been advised to avoid Indian House Crows as the city undertakes its latest attempt to eradicate the growing number of birds. The crows are being killed with food laced...
Accra News

Accra exports rubbish to Asia

Accra has started to export rubbish to China and Malaysia in a bid to manage its refuse more effectively. Most of the exported raw waste sent from the Accra Compost and Recycling Plant Ltd in the A...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania calls for desalinisation investment for Dar es Salaam

The Tanzanian government has called on investors to assist with its plan to purify sea water from the Indian Ocean, converting it into drinking water for residents of Dar es Salaam. The government...
Cape Town News

Controlled burn at Cape Town wetlands

Vegetation at the Zoarvlei wetland section of Table Bay nature reserve in Cape Town is to be burnt by the city's environmental resource management department. The 140-hectare reserve is located nex...
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