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    20-Sep-2018 to 14:47

    45,000+ African children die annually due to air pollution - US EPA

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) estimates that over 45,000 African children under the age of 5 die annually due to air pollution, one of the highest regional child mortality rates in the world.

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    13-Sep-2018 to 11:49

    Senegal: Project to transform Typha into fuel launched

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — Senegal’s ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD) launched on Wednesday in Dakar the project called Typha Combustible Construction West Africa (TyCCAO) aimed at turning the Typha, an invasive water plant, into fuel and construction materials.

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    08-Sep-2018 to 07:45

    Fire destroys tree plantation in eSwatini

    APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — A wild fire that started on Thursday night has destroyed US$3.9 million worth of trees at a plantation owned by an eSwatini private company, APA learnt here on Saturday.

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    06-Sep-2018 to 13:11

    Mozambique: AfDB provides $15M worth of relief equipment

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's relief agency, the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC), has received a variety of equipment intended to increase resilience in arid areas, build water supply sources and increase agricultural yields.

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    05-Sep-2018 to 12:15

    Botswana fumes over spike in elephant poaching claims

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Wednesday reacted angrily to international media reports claiming that the country’s decision to withdraw military weapons from its anti-poaching units on patrol along its borders has resulted in an increase in elephant poaching.

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    28-Aug-2018 to 06:02

    S/Africa’s Cape Town eases water restrictions following rains

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Rainfall at the weekend that caused flooding in some parts of Cape Town and snowfall along its surrounding mountains have pushed the level of the city's water storage dams to 62 percent, authorities have said.

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    23-Aug-2018 to 14:24

    Botswana hosts climate change fundraiser

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana will host the eighth General Assembly of the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment to raise funds for climate change, APA learnt here Thursday.

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