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Africa:Oceans of Plastics - Developing Effective African Policy Responses
[SAIIA] SAIIA Policy Insights No 59, June 2018
06/18/2018 11:04 AM
Africa:'Blue Is The New Green' - Debut Africa Blue Economy Forum Hits The Mark
[Blue Jay Communication] Launch event attracts international experts to debate ways to harness Africa's oceans
06/14/2018 04:32 PM
Ghana:Fisheries Ministry Inaugurates Landing Site Committee
[Ghana Govt.] The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) has inaugurated a nine-member Landing Site Committee to assist management to supervise the construction of landing sites in some selected coastal areas of the country.
06/14/2018 11:55 AM
East Africa:Regionalized Perspectives in Dealing With Nile Basin Crucial - Experts
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Poor management of resources is the major cause of African backwardness, regional water resources experts stressed while calling for regionalized perspectives in the utilization of Nile basin water resource.
06/14/2018 11:41 AM
South Africa:Shocking Video Shows Fishermen Laughing as They Beat, Stab Seal Pup
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Graphic cell phone video footage circulating on social media shows a seal pup being beaten by a pair of fisherman, HeraldLive reports.
06/12/2018 12:34 PM
Mauritius:Mauritius and South Africa Sign MoU On Fisheries
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of South Africa signed yesterday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Fisheries. Signatories were the Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, and the High-Commissioner of South Africa to Mauritius, Her Royal Highness Princess Zenani Dlamini.
06/13/2018 08:22 AM
Africa:What Is The Nile Forum?
[The Nile Forum] Background
06/13/2018 08:04 AM
Ethiopia:Govt Offers Reassurances to Egypt Over Nile Waters
[VOA] The leaders of Egypt and Ethiopia say they have made progress in their talks on sharing the waters of the Nile River.
06/12/2018 08:44 AM
Somalia:Six, Including Mom and Children Dead As Boat Capsizes in River Shabelle
[Shabelle] Six people in Lower Shabelle drowned and one person is missing when a boat capsized in River Shabelle on Monday night, residents and rescuers confirmed.
06/12/2018 02:38 PM
Africa:Turning the Planet Upside Down On World Oceans Day
[ISS] What happens on and in the oceans can be mysterious. Shipping can be a secretive and paradoxical industry and many are 'sea-blind' to our dependency upon it. The surface of the moon is better mapped than our ocean floors.
06/12/2018 01:52 PM
Egypt:Ethiopian PM Says to Preserve, Increase Egypt's Share of River Nile
[Egypt Online] Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmad said on Sunday 10/6/2018 that he mulled with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi means of boosting bilateral relations, asserting that the Ethiopians respect their Egyptian neighbors and brothers.
06/11/2018 03:42 PM
Seychelles:Seychelles President Shocks G7 Meeting With Ocean Trash Photos
[Seychelles News Agency] The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, shocked the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations with photographs of the damage being done to the island nation's Aldabra atoll by plastic pollution and other types of litter coming from the rest of the world, State House said on Sunday.
06/11/2018 02:28 PM
Mauritius:Mauritius to Sign MOU With South Africa in Fisheries Sector
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of South Africa, in the field of fisheries.
06/11/2018 03:43 PM
Kenya:Kenya Arrests 109 Tanzanians for Illegal Fishing
[East African] The Kenya Navy on Saturday arrested 109 Tanzanians for illegal fishing within the country's territorial waters in the Indian Ocean.
06/12/2018 02:07 PM
Ethiopia:Water Hyacinth On Lake Abaya
[Ethiopian Herald] Having traveled about 500 Kms from Addis Ababa to South East of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples State, someone will be speechless seeing vast greenish area encircled by ever green mountains, dense forests, plains and well known wide water bodies. Among this water bodies that welcomed travelers to the nearest city Arba Minch is Lake Abaya, which is the second largest of Ethiopia's lakes and the first from rift valley lakes.
06/11/2018 03:18 PM
Seychelles:World Oceans Day - 5 Ways Seychelles Works Year Round to Protect Its Waters
[Seychelles News Agency] Friday, June 8 is World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve the world's shared ocean.
06/07/2018 11:13 AM
Mauritius:Regulations Are Being Finalised to Ban Disposal of Plastic At Sea, Says Minister Koonjoo
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping is finalising the Regulations which will be promulgated to give legal force to Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) which was signed by Mauritius in 1995. The most important feature of this Annex is the complete ban on the disposal into the sea of all forms of plastic.
06/08/2018 11:57 AM
Madagascar:Locals Pioneer Safer Fishing Alternatives to Protect Seas Off Madagascar
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Antananarivo -In a small boat off the coast of Madagascar, Idrissa Tsirvelo struggled with a spanner on his rusted dive cylinder, then put a regulator in his mouth and disappeared under the water, risking death illegally harvesting sea cucumbers from the ocean floor.
06/04/2018 03:45 PM
Ethiopia:Climate Change, Excessive Water Extraction Behind Vanishing Ethiopian Lakes
[Addis Standard] Ethiopia is one of the African countries endowed with abundant fresh water resources and commonly dubbed as the Water Tower of Africa. The country is currently building Africa's biggest hydroelectric dam, which is expected to generate 6200 MW while completed in few years' time.
06/05/2018 11:28 AM
Ethiopia:First Modern Water Hyacinth Harvester Arrived At Lake Tana
[Addis Standard] The first modern water hyacinth harvester (Aquatic Weed Harvester Model H5-200) bought by the Global Coalition for Lake Tana Restoration (GCLTR) arrived Bahirdar Saturday afternoon. A large gathering of local residents and government officials have warmly welcomed the arrival. GCLTR is leading efforts to save Ethiopia's largest lake from the aggressive water hyacinth currently threatening the existence of the lake.
06/05/2018 11:28 AM
Ethiopia:Common Projects in the Nile - Lost Opportunity?
[Ethiopian Herald] Accepting that there is still hope, the prospect of putting forward and developing common projects by riparian countries to jointly utilize the Nile waters is a lost opportunity, claim experts.
05/31/2018 10:27 AM
Tanzania:Plan to Save Nile Perch Opposed in Tanzania
[East African] Members of the Tanzanian Parliament want the government to stop an operation aimed at protecting the Nile Perch in Lake Victoria, arguing that the exercise is in violation of human-rights.
06/01/2018 12:09 PM
Gambia:Chinese Vessels Seized for Illegally Fishing in Gambian Waters
[Foroyaa] Three fishing vessels were arrested by the Gambia Navy on May16th 2018, for fishing in prohibited zones with the wrong fishing nets.
05/30/2018 08:31 AM
Gambia:Bodies of Two Gambians Recovered in Italy
[Foroyaa] The bodies of two Gambian migrants from Niumi Kanuma, have been recovered from the sea of Catanzaro Lido in Italy on 13th May.
05/30/2018 08:31 AM
South Africa:Prospect of Mining On Olifants River Estuary Alarms Fishermen
[GroundUp] Traditional fishermen in the Olifants River estuary are alarmed at a decision by the government to grant prospecting rights to controversial Australian mining company Mineral Sands Resources on the northern bank of the estuary. This is the third largest estuary on the South African coastline and one of the country's most pristine estuarine systems.
05/29/2018 08:15 AM
Africa:Spain Rescues 550 Migrants From Mediterranean
[VOA] Spanish rescuers have plucked nearly 550 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea trying to make the dangerous crossing from North Africa in small rickety boats.
05/28/2018 08:38 AM
Tanzania:Drying Up Tarangire River Threatens Over 300 Jumbos
[Daily News] SHRINKING water level is posing serious threat on Tarangire National Park, the eco-system with the highest concentration of largest Jumbos in the country.
05/28/2018 12:27 PM
Namibia:Chief Kapika Calls for Implementation of Baynes Hydropower Project
[Namibian] Chief Hikuminue Kapika of the Kapika royal house on Thursday called on government to urgently implement the Baynes hydropower project so that development could come to the Ovahimba.
05/28/2018 08:52 AM
Nigeria:24 Boat Mishap Passengers Rescued
[Guardian] About 24 passengers were rescued last Friday evening when two boats collided and capsized in Ojo area of Lagos State. The accident, which occurred at about 7:45pm around the Ojo Terminal, involved two open fiber boats.
05/27/2018 07:12 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