ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

17-Jul-2020 to 13:20

Environment performance index: Rwanda ranks 137th

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda has ranked 137th out of 180 countries globally in the 2020 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), according to researchers at Yale and Columbia universities.

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08-Jul-2020 to 17:48

Madagascar receives $2.13m to combat drought

APA-Antananarivo (Madagascar) — Madagascar has received a cheque of US$2.13 million from the Insurance Corporation of the Pan-African Risk Management Mutual (ARC) to cover the loss of livelihood of its population caused by climatic disasters.

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03-Jul-2020 to 16:19

S/Africa joins Botswana elephant death probe

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African has joined Canada and neighbouring Zimbabwe to solve the mystery surrounding the deaths of over 300 elephants in Botswana’s Okavango Delta since February this year, APA learnt on Friday.

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26-Jun-2020 to 20:09

Ivory Coast: Heavy rains expected to disrupt water, electricity supply

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — Heavy rains and current weather conditions could lead to disruptions of electricity supply in several districts of Abidjan, the Ivorian Electricity Company (CIE) said Friday in a statement.

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25-Jun-2020 to 12:58

Accra hit by earth tremor

APA-Accra (Ghana) — The Ghanaian capital Accra has been shaken by a magnitude four earth tremor on Wednesday evening, sending terrified residents scampering to safety.

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18-Jun-2020 to 16:52

Rwanda slashes gorilla viewing fees to $200

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — One day after resuming activities around tourism, the authorities in Rwanda have reduced the fees charged for the viewing of gorillas from $1500 down to $200 per person in the Volcanoes National park, an official revealed on Thursday in Kigali.

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15-Jun-2020 to 23:35

Abidjan rainfall “higher than normal”

APA - Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) — Cumulative rainfall patterns in Abidjan from June 12 to 15, 2020 are “higher than normal for the same period” in all municipalities of the city, an official source told APA Monday.

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