Sunday, 12 July 2020
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Cape Town News

Ecological burn at Cape Town nature reserve

The city of Cape Town is planning a controlled "ecological" burn of a 50 hectare area on the north-western Plattekloof slopes of Tygerberg Nature Reserve in March. The reserve is home to one of th...
Arusha News

World Bank offers to help re-route Serengeti road

The Tanzanian branch of the World Bank has confirmed that it is ready to help Tanzania in financing an alternative southern route for the controversial $480 million Arusha-Musoma highway through Senap...
Maputo News

Mozambique issues flood alerts after heavy rains

The president of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza, has called for a country-wide alert against flooding as the result of heavy rains in neighbouring countries. At least three people, two of them childr...
Arusha News

Arusha to channel water from Lake Duluti

The Arusha Urban Water Supply and Sewage Authority (AUWSA) intends to channel water into Arusha from Lake Duluti in the Meru district. The water authority stated that it is taking the measure to m...
Arusha News

Controversy continues over Serengeti road

Despite pressure from international environmental groups the Tanzanian government is pushing ahead with its construction plans for the 480 km Arusha-Musoma commercial highway through the Serengeti nat...
Cape Town News

Cape Town opens recycling unit

Cape Town's solid waste department has launched its first drop-off centre for recycling refuse. Situated on Tramway Road in the Sea Point district, the recycling centre is free of charge and is design...
Maputo News

Mining accident in Mozambique investigated

Mozambique's ministry of mineral resources has set up a commission of enquiry to investigate a flood which happened at a dredge mine in the coastal district of Moma in the country
Dar Es Salaam News

Kihansi Toad population doubles in Dar es Salaam

Following the return of the critically endangered Kihansi Spray Toads from specialist zoos in the United States to Tanzania two months ago, their numbers in the University of Dar es Salaam
Dar Es Salaam News

Kihansi Toad population doubles in Dar es Salaam

Following the return of the critically endangered Kihansi Spray Toads from specialist zoos in the United States to Tanzania two months ago, their numbers in the University of Dar es Salaam
Dar Es Salaam News

Kihansi Toad population doubles in Dar es Salaam

Following the return of the critically endangered Kihansi Spray Toads from specialist zoos in the United States to Tanzania two months ago, their numbers in the University of Dar es Salaam
Cairo News

Oil leak along Egypt’s Nile river

Water purification stations along the river Nile in southern Egypt have been sealed off to prevent contamination from a large oil spill. The accident involved diesel oil leaking from a barge dock...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia floods affect 16,000 in the north

News of floods in Ethiopia affecting 16,000 people in the north of the country has been reported by the United Nations. Crops have been destroyed, roads submerged and bridges have collapsed. The U...
Arusha News

Save the Serengeti

Opposition to the proposed road through the Serengeti to connect Lake Victoria to Arusha is growing and possible suggestions for another route are now being studied. According to eturbonews, a usu...
Accra News

Ghana urged to Stop Mining in Forest Reserves

The Green Earth Organization (GEO) has urged Ghana's government to stop all mineral extraction in the country's forest reserves in order to manage the natural resources and keep intact the livelihood...
Dar Es Salaam News

Barclays Bank Invest in Eco-friendly Charcoal Production

Barclays Bank Tanzania, in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has invested almost 1.5 billion Tanzanian shillings in projects related to environmentally-friendly charcoal production in t...
Dar Es Salaam News

EU mission in Dar es Salaam to plant trees

The delegation of the European Union (EU) in Tanzania has pledged to plant over 5,000 trees a year to offset its annual carbon emissions, the local Guardian newspaper reports. Quoting a statement i...
Arusha News

Controversy mounts over Serengeti road

Contradictory reports are coming out of Tanzania about the proposed road across the Serengeti to link Arusha in the north with towns on Lake Victoria. The proposed road would link Arusha and Musoma on...
Cape Town News

Snow in Cape Town

A three-day blitz of freezing weather has seen rare snowfall on Cape Town
Dar Es Salaam News

Water price regulations in Dar es Salaam

The Tanzanian government has announced plans to regulate water prices in Dar es Salaam to guarantee equal access for all. Under the proposals the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (E...
Accra News

New park for Ghana around Korle Lagoon

The Ghana Wildlife Society had announced that it intends to build a second park in Accra in the Korle Lagoon restoration area. It will take about five years to complete the project before it can b...
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