03-Dec-2014 to 13:41

Two weeks Ebola lock down begins in northern Sierra Leone district

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The people of Tonkolili District in northern Sierra Leone on Wednesday began a two week\'s lock down as part of efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic in the country.

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03-Dec-2014 to 12:07

Human rights NGO slams Botswana’s 2016 zero HIV infection target

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) on Wednesday dismissed The Zero New Infections target set for 2016 by the government as unattainable. Speaking at the World Aids Day commemoration on Tuesday, President Ian Khama said Botswana aims to achieve its zero infection targets by 2016.

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03-Dec-2014 to 12:04

Botswana Bushmen petition British royal over hunting ban

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — A leader of the Botswana Bushmen has appealed to Prince William of the United Kingdom for help in recognizing that tribal peoples who hunt for food are not poachers, APA learns here on Wednesday.

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28-Nov-2014 to 08:43

Nigeria launches gas flare tracking system

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The Nigerian Government has launched a gas flare tracking system that will assist regulators monitor the amount of gas flared by oil companies operating in Nigeria.

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26-Nov-2014 to 18:02

President Jonathan launches Great Green Wall, afforestation project

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has launched the implementation of the Nigeria\'s component of the Great Green Wall (GGW) Initiative at Bachaka in Arewa Local Government Area of Kebbi, a regional afforestation programme designed to create a greenbelt of trees across Africa at the southern edge of the Sahara desert to prevent desertification.

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25-Nov-2014 to 09:40

Nigeria loses over $170m to gas flaring

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria lost about $170.166 million to gas flaring in one month as oil and gas companies flared 39.07 billion Standard Cubic Feet (SCF) of gas in the month of August 2014.

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24-Nov-2014 to 18:05

Shell investigates source of leak of oil pipeline in Nigeria

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it is investigating the source of a leak at Okolo Launch in Eastern Niger Delta which occurred near the 24” and the 28” TNP.

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