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    29-Mar-2018 to 21:10

    Sahara Desert expands by 10 percent – Report

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — One of the world’s largest deserts, the Sahara has encroached on the northern fringes of the Sahel by at least 10 percent over a 93-year period, climate scientists say.

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    26-Mar-2018 to 19:38

    Mozambique: Meteorological unit chases $70m to revamp equipment

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) says is in talks with international partners to secure up to $70 million to restructure its meteorological equipment scattered throughout the country, APA can report on Monday.

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    25-Mar-2018 to 08:17

    Mugabe’s wife probed over alleged ivory smuggling

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe police are investigating former first lady Grace Mugabe for allegedly smuggling ivory worth millions of dollars to underground foreign markets, state media reported on Sunday.

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    22-Mar-2018 to 11:10

    Today March 22 is World Water Day, Brazil hosts World Water Forum 2018

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The 8th World Water Forum is currently under way in Brasilia, from 18 through 23 March, and coinciding with World Water Day, it brings together world leaders and thousands of experts to mark World Water Day, March 22 of every year.

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    20-Mar-2018 to 12:04

    King Hassan II Water Prize awarded to OECD

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been awarded the 6th King Hassan II Great World Water Prize by the government of Morocco and the World Water Council (WWC).

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    15-Mar-2018 to 16:20

    African leaders galvanise support for EU ivory trade ban

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Leaders of a number of African countries are meeting in Botswana to mobilise support for a petition demanding that the European Union ends its ivory trade.

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    12-Mar-2018 to 18:28

    OMVS secures $245m for water project - official

    APA - Dakar (Senegal) — A total of $245 million has been secured by the Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) to expedite the second phase of its Integrated Water Resources and Multipurpose Use Project (PGIRE 2), the body’s chief announced n Dakar on Monday.

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