ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

23-Apr-2015 to 18:58

Gambian retailers criticise impending ban on plastic bags

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Minor retailers of locally made foods and other items in The Gambia have criticised the government's decision to ban the use and importation of plastic bags into the country for environmental reasons.

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23-Apr-2015 to 17:12

Rwanda as world's third greenest country - report

APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda is the third greenest country in the world, according to World Travel Guide, an international travelogue for tourists and adventurous travelers.

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23-Apr-2015 to 09:01

Basotho must benefit from “White Gold” - Minister

APA-Maseru (Lesotho) — Lesotho’s new Minister of Water Ralechate ‘Mokose says it is of paramount importance if Basotho are the ones to first benefit from a plethora of water sources locally known as ‘White Gold’.

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22-Apr-2015 to 15:36

Namibia to intensify campaign against poachers - Minister

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The Namibian government has said it is deploying a helicopter to conduct aerial patrols in game parks as well as train rangers to combat the escalating incidences of poaching.

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22-Apr-2015 to 14:48

Lesotho to fight land degradation – Official

APA-Maseru (Lesotho) — Lesotho deputy Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Forestry and Land Reclamation Seetla Mabaso says his ministry is set to fight land degradation which is a common problem not only in Lesotho but also globally.

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20-Apr-2015 to 12:23

Namibia battling rising elephant, rhino poaching

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The Namibian Police arrested five men at the weekend for illegal possession of elephant tusks in the Mukwe constituency of the Kavango East Region, police spokesperson Chrispin Mubebo said on Monday.

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13-Apr-2015 to 14:21

S/Africa’s wildlife crime busters stake out OR Tambo Airport

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has deployed environmental management inspectors, commonly known as the Green Scorpions, at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport to combat wildlife crime using this border to ship out wildlife products, a senior official said Monday.

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