09-Mar-2019 to 10:30

Mozambique to forcibly evacuate flood victims

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) has ordered the forcible removal of people in low-lying areas.

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08-Mar-2019 to 10:40

Botswana to engage neighbours on lifting of hunting ban

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi says his government will consult neighbouring countries before taking a decision on the recommendations of the cabinet sub-committee on the lifting of a ban on elephant hunting.

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07-Mar-2019 to 14:52

Ethiopia’s Disaster Risk Management Center Conducts Natural Disaster Simulation...

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia’s National Disaster Risk Management Center (NDRMC) conducted a natural disaster simulation exercise to improve Ethiopia’s response to emergencies.

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07-Mar-2019 to 14:47

East African states warned of heavy rainfall between March and May

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The East African region is expected to receive above normal rainfall is in the next few months, a scenario that could expose the region to increased risks of disease outbreaks.

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04-Mar-2019 to 18:49

Kenya lobbies EU to end ivory trade and close domestic market

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for tourism, Najiba Balala on Monday called on the European Union, as one of the world’s largest traders in ivory, to take immediate action to close its domestic markets.

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04-Mar-2019 to 16:31

Suspected Vietnamese ivory smugglers arrested in Uganda

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) customs enforcement intelligence officers at Entebbe International Airport have intercepted and offloaded two Vietnamese nationals wanted for ivory smuggling.

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02-Mar-2019 to 18:42

Sierra Leone: Bush fires poses threat to aircraft involved in mineral

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Indiscriminate burning of bushes is posing threat to the recently commissioned airborne geophysical survey in Sierra Leone, the government has warned.

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