AllAfrica News: Oceans and Rivers

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Nigeria: The Challenge of Lake Chad Basin
[This Day] Lake Chad should be helped to survive
09/21/2017 11:47 AM
South Africa: Fishing Communities Battle the Law and a Depleted Ocean
[GroundUp] Stricter quotas are failing as fishers turn to poaching to make a living
09/20/2017 12:58 PM
Central Africa: Fights Over Water Worsening Lake Chad Conflict
[CAJ News] Maiduguri -REPEATED conflicts among nationals of different countries over control of the remaining water in the drying Lake Chad are worsening insecurity in the terror-prone region.
09/20/2017 02:35 PM
Namibia: 'No Joke' Burying Henties Whale
[Namibian] VARIOUS departments of the Henties Bay municipality, led by the town's traffic chief Johannes Makina, worked hard yesterday (Tuesday) to dispose of the recently-stranded humpback whale.
09/20/2017 02:02 PM
Mauritius: Sagnep to Hold Its Fifth Meeting in Mauritius Next Year
[Government of Mauritius] The 5th Meeting of the Southern African Regional Cooperation Group on Safety of Navigation and Marine Environmental Protection (SAGNEP) would be held in Mauritius in February 2018.
09/20/2017 01:56 PM
Uganda: Individual Country Projects Fuelling Conflicts Over the Nile
[Observer] For the Nile basin countries, River Nile waters mean life and death. Consensus on how the waters should be shared is paramount. INNOCENT NTABANA, the executive director of Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), which brings together 10 countries and offers a platform to dialogue on the issues affecting the Nile, spoke to Abubaker Mayemba on how the Nile is being protected.
09/20/2017 09:01 AM
Tanzania: Tanzanian City Gets New Sewage Scheme to Curb Disease, Ocean Pollution
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dar es Salaam -Wastewater treatment plants, to be built in a $600-million project backed by the World Bank and other donors, are intended to improve human and marine health
09/19/2017 02:07 PM
Namibia: Picture of Stranded Whale Goes Viral
[Namibian] A female humpback whale was stranded about a kilometre north of Henties Bay on Sunday night.
09/19/2017 11:43 AM
Angola: Chinese Business Group Invests U.S.$1 Million in Tilapia Production
[ANGOP] Caxito -Two hundred tanks for the production of tilapia are being built in the Barra do Dande commune, north-western Bengo Province, by the Chinese firm RSI Su-Lda, a project that is to absorb one million US dollars, the company's spokesman, Pedro Panzo, revealed Monday to ANGOP.
09/19/2017 02:22 PM
Tanzania: Makamba Rallies Behind Protection of River Mara
[Daily News] SUSTAINABLE conservation of Mara River that forms an integral part of Masai-Serengeti ecosystem is of critical importance for the Tanzania and Kenya's tourism sector development.
09/19/2017 08:55 AM
Tanzania: Lack of Reliable Water Transport Puts Schoolgirls At Risk
[Citizen] Ukerewe -At least 180 schoolgirls studying at Bwiro Secondary School on Bwiro Island in Ukerewe District, Mwanza Region, risk their lives whenever they cross Lake Victoria using canoes operated by fishermen.
09/19/2017 08:40 AM
Namibia: Parastatal to Foot Salini's Debts
[Namibian] Government wants NamWater to borrow N$600 million to settle Salini Impregilo invoices for work done so far at the Neckartal Dam.
09/18/2017 01:34 PM
Kenya: Nairobi River Reels Under the Weight of Trash
[Nation] Nairobi was once known as a "place of cool waters", derived from the Maasai word enairobe, which literally means "a stream of cold water".
09/18/2017 10:37 AM
East Africa: Cooperation On Nile Is a Must, Not an Option - CEO
[Ethiopian Herald] Cooperating on transboundary water is a must, not an option said Fekiahmed Negash, CEO of Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO), when speaking about Nile-sharing countries.
09/18/2017 09:50 AM
Malawi: Musician Thindwa Releases Song On Lake Malawi Ownership
[Nyasa Times] UK-based Malawian singer, Nick Thindwa, has released a single on the Lake Malawi boundary wrangle with its north-eastern neighbour, Tanzania.
09/18/2017 08:32 AM
Uganda: Encroachers Claim River Nile Banks
[Monitor] Kayunga -Due to increasing demand for land, encroachers are now claiming plots of land on the banks of River Nile, Daily Monitor has established.
09/18/2017 07:56 AM
Namibia: Fisherman Seeks Compensation After Losing Testicle At Sea
[New Era] Walvis Bay -A heart-broken fisherman from Walvis Bay says his former employers are reluctant to pay him out following an injury he sustained while on duty.
09/14/2017 03:08 PM
Africa: Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific - Immense Opportunities, Critical Challenges
[IPS] Bruxelles -Fish is big business. The latest figures show that more than 165 million tonnes of fish are either captured or harvested in a year, with each person consuming more than 20kg of fish annually, according to the world average. Roughly US$ 140 billion worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry which involves processing, transport, retail and restaurants.
09/14/2017 01:13 PM
Seychelles: Whale Sharks - World's Largest Fish - Come to Seychelles Early This Year
[Seychelles News Agency] Whale sharks -- majestic creatures that are also the world's largest fish -- moved into the waters of Seychelles earlier than normal this year, an official of the Seychelles National Parks Authority said.
09/14/2017 11:15 AM
Mauritius: Protection of Marine Ecosystem - Several Stakeholders to Sign MoU
[Government of Mauritius] A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pertaining to a Technical Exchange Programme on the conservation, protection and management of marine protected areas will be signed by several stakeholders related to the sector.
09/14/2017 10:39 AM
Ethiopia: Fears Over Ethiopian Dam's Costly Impact On Environment, People
[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia's GIBE III hydropower dam is now operational. However, rights groups have raised concerns over the impact that it is having on downstream communities and the environment. The Conversation Africa's Samantha Spooner asked expert Sean Avery about the dam and the huge controversy that has surrounded this project.
09/13/2017 02:59 PM
Mozambique: Maputo Ferry Workers On Strike
[AIM] Maputo -Workers of the state company Transmaritima, which operates the ferry service across the bay of Maputo, from the centre of the city to the outlying neighbourhood of Katembe, went on strike on Monday morning demanding payment of their New Year bonus for 2016.
09/13/2017 10:32 AM
Zimbabwe: Locals Call for Bridge Repair
[The Herald] People in Mudzi District, in Mashonaland East Province, have called on the responsible authorities to repair Rwenya River Bridge, which was damaged by floods five years ago. Mudzi District administrator, John Misi told the Herald recently that the 800-metre bridge linking Mudzi to Nyanga North District had affected the movement of people, goods and services.
09/13/2017 06:19 AM
South Africa: A 40-Year-Old Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Abalone in Paarl
[SAPS] Our crime combatting initiatives to tackle the lucrative illegal abalone trade in the Western Cape, resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old man late this afternoon for the illegal possession of abalone in Paarl.
09/13/2017 01:00 PM
Ethiopia: Commission Warns of Possible Disaster
[Addis Fortune] The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) has warned about the overflow of Koka Dam due to the heavy rainfall this summer. The Commission, in its announcement, extended warning to the residents of Koka, to take extra caution as flooding might occur in the area. Eastern Shewa Zone; Adama, Fentale, Arsi Zone, Merti and Jaju weredas, and Afar Region are also identified as risk areas by the Commission.
09/12/2017 11:52 AM
Namibia: Illegal Fishing Vessels Reported to Angola
[Namibian] THE fisheries ministry has reported about five foreign vessels suspected of illegally fishing in Namibian waters to Angolan marine authorities, fisheries permanent secretary Moses Maurihungirire said last week.
09/11/2017 03:09 PM
Egypt: Egypt and Controlling the Nile - From Mythologies to Real Politics
[Fahamu] River Nile is steeped in Egyptian mythology. But the waters of the Nile are a crucial resource for several other countries. Conflicts over the world's longest river, even in recent times, have almost led to war. This should not be the case. The Nile waters must be managed as a source of cooperation and sustainable development for all the countries involved.
09/08/2017 09:12 AM
Namibia: Millions Lost Through Illegal Fishing
[Namibian] TENS of thousands of tonnes of fish, apparently mostly horse mackerel, are being stolen out of Namibian waters by licensed foreign-flagged vessels operating in Angolan waters.
09/08/2017 02:43 PM
Africa: Ethiopia's Lake Tana Is Losing the Fight to Water Hyacinth
[The Conversation Africa] Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia. It holds 50% of the country's fresh water. It is also the source of the Blue Nile, which contributes up to 60% of the Nile's water. Not only is the lake important as a water source for over 123 million people in the Nile Basin, it is also a source of food in the form of fish. But weeds are threatening this life-giving resource.
09/06/2017 07:18 AM
Africa: Why the 11 Countries That Rely On the Nile Need to Reach a Deal Soon
[The Conversation Africa] More than 300 million people rely on the waters of the River Nile. The Nile river basin contains over 10% of Africa's landmass, in 11 countries: Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea and Kenya. Many of these countries rely almost exclusively on the Nile as their source of freshwater.
09/04/2017 09:45 AM