ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

26-Feb-2020 to 15:03

Locusts: UN wants more funding to fight swarms in East Africa

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The United Nations has called for more funding to help fight huge swarms of desert locusts sweeping through East Africa.

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24-Feb-2020 to 11:05

Botswana in fresh elephant hunting battle with animal rights groups

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Monday reacted sharply to continued criticism by international animal rights groups for its decision to lift a 2014 hunting ban.

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23-Feb-2020 to 13:45

Rwanda weather watchdog warns of more rain

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Rwanda Meteorological Agency on Sunday issued a warning of light to moderate rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms in several parts of the country from February 23rd to 29th.

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19-Feb-2020 to 19:45

Uganda uses aircraft to spray Locusts now confirmed in 17 districts

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — According to Uganda’s agriculture ministry the locusts which entered Uganda on 9th February, swarms of locusts entered into Uganda through Amudat and have now been sighted in 17 districts; Abim, Kaabong, Nakapiripirit, Amudat, Agago, Katakwi, Nabilatuk, Moroto, Napak, Kotido, Kole, Kitgum, Karenga, Kumi, Ngora, Soroti, Amuria and there are reports of sightings in Lango, Acholi and West Nile sub-regions.

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19-Feb-2020 to 18:58

Rwanda to host 'Climate Change' Summit Africa 2020

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda's capital city Kigali will in September this year host the Climate Change Summit Africa 2020, a major annual international conference that discusses how the world should tackle climate change.

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19-Feb-2020 to 13:16

Rains improve S/Africa’s dam levels

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Current rainfall has brought hope that water-hungry South Africa would not go through again what Cape Town did when it nearly ran out of water two years ago, APA learnt on Wednesday.

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17-Feb-2020 to 20:29

Kigali municipal authorities warn against plastic littering

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Kigali municipal authorities on Monday warned residents that single use plastic bottles discarded by the side of some main and secondary roads should from now on be disposed in the recycling bin to avoid administrative sanctions for breach of new instructions.

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