ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

15-Nov-2019 to 14:40

Bushfires cost Mauritania over $160m a year - Minister

APA - Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Bushfires in Mauritania ravage some 300,000 hectares of pasture per year, corresponding to financial losses amounting to $166 million, the Minister of Environment and Rural Development revealed.

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13-Nov-2019 to 09:55

Sharapova visits Rwanda's Mountain Gorillas

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Russian star tennis player, Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is currently in Rwandan where she visited the majestic mountain gorillas of Kinigi, a village in the north of the country late on Tuesday, an official source confirmed Wednesday in Kigali.

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11-Nov-2019 to 17:39

Drought-hit Botswana braces for deadly wildfires

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana said Monday that it is on a state of high alert as wildfires continue to raze the drought stricken nation amid high temperatures and strong winds.

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01-Nov-2019 to 10:00

Carnivore population on the decline in Kenya

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Carnivore population in Kenya has drastically dropped and its estimated to be above 2,000 individuals according to the latest survey by the Kenya Wildlife Service(KWS) released on Friday.

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30-Oct-2019 to 14:49

Crocs: The quiet threat lurking from Banjul’s marshes

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — They have been quiet residents of Gambia’s island capital for generations, but the wild crocodiles inhabiting Banjul’s marshland have been steadily growing and encroaching on human habitations in recent years to the general disquiet of city dwellers.

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30-Oct-2019 to 13:01

Rwanda releases five eastern black rhinos into game reserve

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Some five Eastern black rhinos that were translocated to Rwanda from European zoos in June this year have been successfully released into a wider enclosure as part of a carefully managed process to acclimatise them to their new home in Akagera National Park in Eastern Rwanda, according to an official statement obtained Wednesday by APA in Kigali.

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29-Oct-2019 to 13:02

33 perish, dozens missing in Cameroon landslide

APA - Yaoundé (Cameroon) — At least 33 bodies were extracted so far from the rubble of a landslide that occurred in the Cameroonian province of Bafoussam (western), APA learned Tuesday from the rescue workers who were taking stock of the provisional casualties of the disaster.

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