ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

26-Aug-2020 to 14:40

Weather: Unusually dry spell expected in E/Africa

APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — A drier than usual season is expected in most East African countries, including Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, most of Uganda, Kenya, southern, central and north-western Somalia and southern Ethiopia between October and December this year.

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13-Aug-2020 to 14:07

Ethiopia: 5 billion tree seedlings planted within two months

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia has planted five billion tree seedlings over the past two months as part of the national Green Legacy Initiative, the country’s Prime Minister has disclosed.

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03-Aug-2020 to 15:13

Senegal: VAT exemption for energy production equipment

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The government of Senegal has, through an inter-ministerial decree, exempted from Value Added Tax (VAT), a list of 22 materials used in the production of renewable energy from solar, wind and biogas.

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02-Aug-2020 to 16:48

Ethiopia plants over two million tree seedlings

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — More than two million tree seedlings were planted on Sunday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa as part of the country’s larger reforestation initiative spearheaded by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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21-Jul-2020 to 17:15

Nestlé allocates CFA 1.5bn to restore Ivorian forest cover

APA - Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) — Nestlé, an agri-food group operating in Cote d'Ivoire, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ivorian Ministry of Water and Forests for the restoration of the country's forest cover, through the rehabilitation project of the classified forest of Cavally (West), for an investment of more than 1.5 billion CFA francs, according to a note sent Tuesday to APA.

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17-Jul-2020 to 13:20

Environment performance index: Rwanda ranks 137th

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda has ranked 137th out of 180 countries globally in the 2020 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), according to researchers at Yale and Columbia universities.

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08-Jul-2020 to 17:48

Madagascar receives $2.13m to combat drought

APA-Antananarivo (Madagascar) — Madagascar has received a cheque of US$2.13 million from the Insurance Corporation of the Pan-African Risk Management Mutual (ARC) to cover the loss of livelihood of its population caused by climatic disasters.

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