Sunday, 12 July 2020
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Cape Town News

South Africa targets pollution

South Africa is to place limits for carbon emissions on the country
Nairobi News

Relocation of Kenya’s elephants

Kenyan park rangers have begun relocating 50 elephants to the Maasai Mara game reserve from the outskirts of Narok, a town situated some 150 km north-west of the capital Nairobi. Narok has suffered de...
Nairobi News

Funeral of Wangari Maathai in Nairobi

The body of Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai will be cremated at the Kariokor Crematorium and her remains interred at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies in Nairobi, in a s...
Arusha News

Work to begin on Serengeti road

Construction of Tanzania
Cape Town News

Shark attacks earlier than usual in Cape Town

A British swimmer, who refused to heed warnings about the presence of sharks, was attacked by a Great White Shark off Fish Heok at the end of September. He was saved after two local men, Hugh Till and...
Dar Es Salaam News

New refuse trucks for Dar es Salaam

Four refuse trucks have been donated to the Kinondoni district in Dar es Salaam by an environmental agency. The vehicles are worth $300,000 and were a gift from the Ecology Protection Company (ECO)....
Cape Town News

Oil slick in Cape Town

A thick oil slick has washed up on a one-kilometre stretch of beach at Blouberg in Cape Town on 3 September. The crude oil had leaked from the Seli 1 bulk-carrier ship which ran aground near Table Bay...
Cape Town News

Cape Town shark warning

The city of Cape Town has issued swimmers with shark warnings and has drawn attention to the seasonal increase in the presence of Great White Sharks around in-shore areas along the Western Cape. T...
Accra News

India to supply Ghana with waste management facilities

India is to donate $10 million worth of waste management equipment to authorities in Ghana to deal with mounting waste and poor sanitary conditions in Accra and other urban areas. A range of machi...
Lagos News

Heavy floods in Lagos

After prolonged torrential rain on 10 July, Lagos suffered heavy flooding which has led to deaths and much destruction of property. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has described the fl...
Accra News

Experimental bio-diesel refinery for Accra

An experimental project aimed at converting human waste into biodiesel or methane gas is to be tested in Accra. With the help of a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, an envir...
Accra News

Tree planting in Accra

The MTN Ghana Foundation, supported by global telecommunications company MTN, is planting 9,000 tree seedlings in Ghana as part of its 21 Days of Y'ello Care programme, from 1-25 June. The 9,000 t...
Arusha News

Meru deforestation report

A report on the deforestation of the Meru forest reserve due to human activity has been published by Tanzania
Nairobi News

Nairobi National Park under threat

Nairobi National Park could be destroyed as a result of the city
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia to dam the Nile

Pledges of money for the building of Ethiopia
Dar Es Salaam News

Serengeti road debate continues

A debate in Dar es Salaam about the construction of the Serengeti highway aired conflicting opinions between the tourist operators, against the road, and the Maasai and Kurya communities, which suppor...
Dar Es Salaam News

Changes to Tanzania’s hunting rules

New regulations governing the allocation of Tanzanian hunting areas or "blocks" and their increased prices have been announced by the government. The new scheme will see the amount of blocks raised fr...
Dar Es Salaam News

Save the Serengeti Day

The first Serengeti International Day on 19 March set up a series of new initiatives to stop the Tanzanian government building a road through the Serengeti Park. Italy, Germany and Australia are now...
Cape Town News

World Water Day in Cape Town

With the theme of "Water and Urbanisation" the South African government hosts a three day event in honour of the 2011 World Water Day in Cape Town, from 20 - 22 March. The global event, co-organised b...
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