ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

25-Feb-2019 to 13:35

Niamey hosts Sahel climate meeting

APA-Ouagadougou (B/Faso) By Alban Kini — The President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore is expected in the Nigerien capital Niamey Monday, where he will take part in the first conference of heads of state and government of the Climate Commission for the Sahel Region (CCRS), according to a communiqué issued by the Presidency.

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25-Feb-2019 to 12:29

Botswana leader digs in on decision to lift elephant hunting ban

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi says he will not be intimidated by animal activists who have launched a crusade against the southern African country following a government report that recommended that elephants should be culled.

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24-Feb-2019 to 12:09

Botswana dismisses report on elephants deaths

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana's Ministry responsible for Tourism on Sunday questioned a new report by an organisation contracted by the government in 2018 to conduct an aerial survey of elephants in the north of the country. 

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21-Feb-2019 to 21:26

Botswana to lift hunting ban, cull elephants

APA-Gaborone (Botswana — Botswana’s Cabinet subcommittee that has been consulting the nation on whether to lift a hunting ban or not has proposed that it be lifted, APA can reveal here Thursday.

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18-Feb-2019 to 15:16

DRC’s Virunga National Park reopened to tourists

APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — One of the most coveted destinations in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Virunga National Park located near the border with Rwanda which had been closed to tourists due to wars and political conflicts in the region is now resuming tourism for 2019, according to a statement obtained Monday in Kigali.

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13-Feb-2019 to 19:13

Mozambique: W/Bank provides $50m to head off carbon emission, deforestation

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The World Bank has agreed to provide Mozambique with $50 million in return for cutting carbon emissions and reducing deforestation, APA can report on Wednesday.

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13-Feb-2019 to 17:58

New frog species discovered in Ethiopia

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — A new species of puddle frog has been found in a previously unexplored mountain in southwestern Ethiopia, APA learned on Wednesday.

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