AllAfrica News: Oceans and Rivers

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Tanzania:Health Project Helps Villages On Lake Tanganyika Shores Beat Cholera
[Citizen] Sumbawanga -Authorities in Rukwa Region have expressed their satisfaction with the outcomes of the implementation of a health project in villages dotting the shores of Lake Tanganyika aimed at containing cholera as well as minimise death rates of pregnant mothers.
11/23/2017 07:53 AM
Sudan:Ambassador Braves Risky Blue Nile Waters to Encourage Safe Swimming
[SudaNow] Netherlands Ambassador to Sudan Dr. Karin Boven has crossed the deep, and often hazardous, River Nile waters in a move meant to raise public awareness about the techniques of safe swimming.
11/23/2017 08:28 AM
Uganda:Ugandans Still Waiting for Ruling Party's Ships On Lake Victoria
[Monitor] The promise: One of the areas that the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) committed itself to in the period between 2016 and 2021, was the improvement of infrastructure and facilities under the water transport sector.
11/23/2017 06:34 AM
Tanzania:Trade in Sea Cucumbers Growing Fast
[East African] The growing demand for sea cucumbers has prompted traders in Zanzibar to call for regulation of exports of the marine species.
11/22/2017 03:00 PM
Mauritius:'A Marine Spatial Plan Is Crucial for the Development of the Ocean Economy'
[Government of Mauritius] If exploited sustainably, our seas and oceans have a huge potential to foster social and economic growth and prosperity. If we succeed, we will benefit from healthy oceans and seas that create attractive and sustainable future for the young people.
11/22/2017 02:10 PM
Malawi:Agriculture Ministry to Hold National Fisheries Forum
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has said it will from November 22 hold the 2017 National Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum at Sun and Sand Holiday Resort in Mangochi.
11/22/2017 01:54 PM
Seychelles:Seychellois Team to Explore Mascarene Plateau's Eco-System, Oil Deposits
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychellois experts next year will explore the marine eco-system and hydrocarbon deposits over the Mascarene Plateau, a maritime boundary jointly administered by Seychelles and Mauritius, an official said.
11/21/2017 12:07 PM
Ethiopia:Two Consultants Conflux for River Revitalisation
[Addis Fortune] Blue Matrix Consultancy in association with Image Consultancy plc, will supervise the 400 million Br river refurbishing project extending from Urma Garage to Afinchober for 10.2 million Br.
11/21/2017 11:38 AM
Liberia:Samukai to Address Water Safety Awareness Campaign
[Observer] The authorities of Lifesaving-Liberia, Incorporated have selected Mr. Brownie J. Samukai, Minister of National Defense, to serve as keynote speaker at a program marking this year's National Beach Safety Week, which begins November 24-29.
11/21/2017 09:05 AM
Nigeria:Piracy - Police Draft 16 Gunboats, 6,000 Officers to Bayelsa Creeks
[Premium Times] The Police in Bayelsa have deployed 16 patrol gunboats and 6,000 police officers to tackle sea piracy and criminality in Bayelsa waterways to ensure safety of the water channels.
11/19/2017 11:04 AM
Nigeria:Waterways As Viable Transport Channels
[This Day] Eromosele Abiodun posits that with a visionary plan, the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority can respond appropriately to the country's transportations needs through the waterways
11/17/2017 02:25 PM
Somalia:Suspected Pirate Vessels in Gulf of Aden Dispersed By Chinese Navy
[Shabelle] A destroyer from the 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce successfully dispersed a number of suspected pirate vessels aiming for two container ships, reports China Central Television.
11/17/2017 08:39 AM
Uganda:Fishermen Demand Five-Month Ban Over Dwindling Species
[Monitor] Mukono -Fishermen on various landing sites in Mukono District under their umbrella body, Association of Fishers and Lake Users of Uganda (AFALU), have asked government to impose a five-month fishing ban to save the dwindling Nile perch and other fish species in Lake Victoria.
11/17/2017 06:36 AM
Nigeria:A Story of Theft
[This Day] Another fresh crisis is brewing in Ibeju-Lekki over missing dredging pipes.
11/17/2017 02:30 PM
Kenya:Two Girls Drown as They Swim in Ewaso Nyiro River in Isiolo
[Nation] Two girls from Bulesa in Isiolo County aged 10 and 8 years have drowned in the swollen Ewaso Nyiro River while trying to swim.
11/16/2017 01:35 PM
Sierra Leone:Stakeholders Discuss Legislations On Maritime Administration
[Concord] To ensure safety of Sierra Leoneans at sea, the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (SLMA) is hosting a workshop in Freetown in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to discuss ways of improving maritime legislations.
11/16/2017 01:02 PM
Seychelles:New Dams, Exploitation of Groundwater to Increase Potable Water in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] The construction of new dams and increased exploitation of groundwater are priority projects to sustain potable water in the Seychelles.
11/16/2017 08:07 AM
Nigeria:Agip, Niger Delta Farmers Partner On Multi-Million Naira Green River Project
[This Day] Yenagoa -The Nigerian Agip Oil Company's (NAOC) in collaboration with farmers in the Niger Delta has floated the multi- million naira Green River Project (GRP) in Igbogene, near Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
11/15/2017 01:55 PM
Burundi:Hippo Movement in Neighborhoods Close to Lake Tanganyika, 'Sign of Threat'
[Iwacu] In recent days, residents of Bujumbura say they meet hippos in some neighborhoods near Lake Tanganyika.Environmentalists say these hippos come out of their natural habitat to seek food because they are threatened with hunger.
11/10/2017 11:46 AM
Somalia:UNSC Urges 'Comprehensive Response' to Piracy Off Coast
[UN News] Condemning the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations Security Council today called for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress such acts and tackle their underlying causes.
11/08/2017 09:28 AM
Somalia:UNSC Urges 'Comprehensive Response' to Piracy Off Somali Coast
[Shabelle] Condemning the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations Security Council today called for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress such acts and tackle their underlying causes.
11/08/2017 11:13 AM
Kenya:Pollution of Lake Nakuru Hurts Search for Crash Victims
[Nation] The high levels of pollution in Lake Nakuru have been the greatest challenge in the search of remains of three victims of a campaign helicopter crash on October 21.
11/08/2017 09:20 AM
Seychelles:Seychelles' Main Port Expects Drop in Activity As Vessels Hit Yellowfin Tuna Limit
[Seychelles News Agency] Port activities are expected to be scaled back by the start of December, as purse seiners come closer to their yellowfin tuna fishing allowances, a local port authority official told SNA.
11/07/2017 10:49 AM
Uganda:Government Considers Fuel Barge On Lake Victoria
[Monitor] Jinja -The National Pipeline Company of Uganda (NPCU) has said they are exploring ways of re-introducing fuel barge services on Lake Victoria to lower the cost of transporting fuel from Mombasa to Uganda.
11/06/2017 07:08 AM
Cote d'Ivoire:Chinese-Built Mega Hydropower Dam Launched
[Focac] Soubre -Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday inaugurated the Chinese-built Soubre hydroelectric power station, the largest of its kind in the West African country.
11/03/2017 12:43 PM
Tanzania:Yes, Fish Stocks Must Be Protected At All Costs
[Daily News] THE Indian Ocean coastal states, which include Tanzania, have been irked by the scale of illegal fishing in their region. The region can no longer tolerate the continual illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities.
11/01/2017 07:36 AM
Tanzania:IORA Brainstorms On Illegal Fishing
[Daily News] THE Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) opened a two-day workshop here yesterday amid rising concerns over illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities in the region, with member countries expected to come up with a joint strategy to tackle the problem.
11/01/2017 07:34 AM
Angola:Ngove Damn Reaches Its Lowest Water Level
[ANGOP] Huambo -The Ngove damn,unveiled in August 2012 in Caála municipality 186 km south Huambo city, capital of central Huambo province, reached its lowest level of water this year since it was inaugurated.
10/31/2017 09:49 AM
Namibia:Cabinet Approves Total Allowable Catches for Hake, Rock Lobster
[New Era] Windhoek -Cabinet has approved the total allowable catch (TAC) for the upcoming hake and rock lobster fishing season.
10/31/2017 09:16 AM
Africa:New Links to Indian Ocean Rim Can Bolster Africa's Blue Economy
[ISS] South Africa became chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) until 2019 at the association's 17th Council of Ministers in Durban last week. Heading this increasingly prominent international organisation should not only benefit South Africa. If handled well, it will enable other Indian Ocean states to achieve their own goals of sustainably and securely developing their maritime domains.
10/30/2017 02:25 PM