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Kenya:Kenyatta Unveils Nationwide Water Storage Program
[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta today unveiled government plans to implement the strategic water storage program that will increase the number of Kenyans connected to safe piped water by 9 million people by 2022.
05/24/2018 01:40 PM
Kenya:Nairobi County to Get 150 Metallic Garbage Bins for Dumping
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi County Environment Department is in the process of procuring 150 metallic garbage skips to be distributed across the County.
05/24/2018 01:23 PM
Tanzania:Tanzania to Mark Environment Day With Raft of Activities
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government will host a series of events as Tanzania joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Environment Day.
05/24/2018 12:53 PM
Kenya:Motorists Endure Nightmare After Rains Damage Meru-Nairobi Road
[Nation] Motor on Meru-Nairobi highway was on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning paralysed after heavy rains washed away a section of the road near Ruguti Bridge in Tharaka-Nithi County.
05/24/2018 10:21 AM
South Africa:Project Rhino - How Conservationists Risk Their Lives to Combat Poachers
[News24Wire] In the picturesque, rolling hills of Northern KwaZulu-Natal there is a group of South Africans who have dedicated their lives to saving rhino.
05/24/2018 08:43 AM
Kenya:Kenya Ban on Logging Extended for Six Months
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The government has extended the ban on logging in public and community forests for a further period of six months.
05/24/2018 05:39 AM
Kenya:Kenya to Use G7 Summit to Market Inaugural Blue Economy Summit
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta will be utilizing Kenya's participation in the 44th G7 Summit slated for June 8 and 9 to build momentum for the country's inaugural International Blue Economy Conference in November.
05/24/2018 05:39 AM
Nigeria:'Water, Sanitation, Good Hygiene Practices Crucial in Fight Against Ebola, Other Deadly Diseases'
[This Day] WaterAid Nigeria has warned that efforts to fight Ebola and other diseases threatening the nation and Africa cannot be successfully sustained unless the world's poorest are given the tools they need to fight the disease - clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene.
05/24/2018 09:48 AM
Kenya:Death Penalty Plan for Poachers Has Stirred a Hornet's Nest
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's minister for tourism and wildlife recently announced that the country will fast track a law to make the illegal hunting of wildlife a capital offense punishable by the death penalty.
05/23/2018 12:15 PM
Kenya:Hundreds Displaced, Transport Paralysed as Rains Persist
[Nation] Hundreds of people have been displaced as heavy rains continue to pound parts of the country.
05/23/2018 07:42 AM
East Africa:A New Approach is Needed to Combat Maritime Threats - One Earth Future Report
[One Earth Future] London - Piracy events off the Horn of Africa doubled last year compared to the year before indicating that Somali criminal networks are still capable of sophisticated attacks. Overall incidents in the Latin America and Caribbean region increased by 160%, indicating the opportunistic nature of actors in the region. Piracy continues to pose a threat in the Gulf of Guinea despite a broad array of countermeasures implemented by coastal states and maritime security companies. Kidnap-for-ransom incidents in Asia decrea
05/23/2018 02:06 PM
Djibouti:Small Country With a Big Heart, Djibouti Rescues Hundreds in Cyclone Hit Somaliland
[Dalsan Radio] Djibouti became the first country to come to the rescue of victims of the cyclone Sagar that had pounded the coastal Somaliland a trail of destruction and deaths after it's landfall on Saturday.
05/23/2018 01:20 PM
Zimbabwe:Food Shortages Hit Villagers
[The Herald] Villagers of Nembire area in Mt Darwin West are facing a critical shortage of food due to the erratic rains that affected the area this farming season.
05/23/2018 12:17 PM
Algeria:From Camels to Catfish, Algeria Boosts Fish Farming in the Sahara Desert
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Touggourt, Algeria -"Inshallah, it works"
05/23/2018 12:07 PM
Kenya:What Kenya Needs to Do to Take Advantage of Its Rainfall
[The Conversation Africa] For the past month Kenya has had torrential rainfall. This followed devastating droughts in parts of the country. The Conversation Africa's Moina Spooner asked Maimbo Malesu how the country can make better use of the rains.
05/23/2018 12:04 PM
Africa:Conservationists Honored With German Africa Award
[Deutsche Welle] Tanzania's Gerald Bigurube and Madagascar's Clovis Razafimalala have dedicated their lives to saving their countries' natural heritage. They are the recipients of this year's annual German Africa Award.
05/23/2018 11:07 AM
Southern Africa:SADC Embraces Green Wall
[Namibian] Namibia is among southern African countries drafting a concept paper on how to implement the Great Green Wall project to curb desertification, land degradation and climate change.
05/23/2018 01:43 PM
Angola:Environment Minister Reiterates Fight Against Illegal Flora and Fauna Trade
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Environment minister, Paula Francisco, reiterated on Tuesday in Luanda, to continue fighting illegal trade of wild fauna and wild flora, so as to preserve the ecological diversity.
05/23/2018 01:11 PM
Nigeria:Shell Oil Vs Nigeria's Bodo Community - UK Court to Deliver Judgment Friday
[Vanguard] A Court in London will deliver judgment on Friday in a case filed by lawyers for the Bodo community in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta.
05/23/2018 12:01 PM
Tanzania:Rivers Remain Big Source of Irrigation Water - Report
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Rivers remain the major source of irrigation for agriculture operators in the country, a report has revealed.
05/23/2018 11:24 AM
Namibia:Clean-Up Campaign Kicks-Off in Omaheke
[New Era] Windhoek -A cleaning campaign kicked-off in the Omaheke Region on Monday, Omaheke Regional Council Public Relations Officer (PRO) Tauno Iileka told New Era on Monday.
05/23/2018 09:31 AM
Nigeria:Crude Oil Spillage Wrecks Havoc in Odimodi Community
[Vanguard] A devastating oil spillage has occurred on the 24 inches Trans Ramos crude oil pipeline owned by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), in Odimodi Community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state.
05/23/2018 08:56 AM
Kenya:Ndakaini Water Levels Rise to 67% After Aberdares Rainfall
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Water levels at Ndakaini Dam are currently at 67 per cent, a drastic increase over the past few weeks.
05/23/2018 08:00 AM
Rwanda:Floods Displace Hundreds in Burera, Musanze, Damage Genocide Memorial
[New Times] Floods destroyed over 190 houses in Burera and Musanze and also damaged Rugarama Genocide memorial.
05/23/2018 07:09 AM
Uganda:Sand Miners Degrade River Kochi
[Monitor] Yumbe -River Kochi, which provides water for irrigation and home consumption for residents in Yumbe District, is being degraded due to uncontrolled sand mining.
05/23/2018 07:01 AM
Africa:Impregnated Southern White Rhino Could Save Nearly Extinct Relative
[VOA] A southern white rhino at the San Diego Zoo in California has become pregnant as a result of artificial insemination with sperm from a male southern white rhino. The development increases hopes that a nearly extinct close relative, the northern white rhino, can be saved.
05/22/2018 07:48 AM
Somalia:Cyclone Sagar Leaves 25 Dead, Thousands Displaced In Somaliland
[Dalsan Radio] A powerful tropical cyclone with winds in excess of 120 km/per hour and an entire year's worth of rain in just a few days has left destruction and death in its wake in Somaliland, endangering the lives of thousands of children in the region.
05/22/2018 12:46 PM
South Africa:Small, Local Solutions Can Crack Water Crises - A South African Case Study
[The Conversation Africa] World attention has recently been focused on the water crisis facing the South African city of Cape Town, a metropolis of four million people. There is obviously deep sympathy with the plight of the residents. But the drama draws attention away from an even more concerning set of issues. The main one is that many people in rural southern Africa live without any potable water at all. And many are at serious risk because of global climate change.
05/22/2018 09:42 AM
South Africa:Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete - Water and Sanitation Dept Budget Vote 2018/19
[Govt of SA] Debate Speech by Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation Mrs Pamela Tshwete on the occasion of the Budget Vote Debate at the National Assembly, Parliament, Cape Town 10h00
05/22/2018 03:59 PM
South Africa:Minister Gugile Nkwinti - 2018/19 Water and Sanitation Pre Budget Vote Media Briefing
[Govt of SA] Statement by Minister for Water and Sanitation Pre-Budget Vote 36 GCIS Imbizo Centre, Cape Town
05/22/2018 03:57 PM