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    • Military exercise causes panic in Niamey

      APA-Niamey (Niger) — A military exercise in Niger simulating a response to a terrorist attack on Tuesday caused panic in several districts of the capital Niamey.

    • Nigeria suspends $400 cargo surcharge

      APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) on Tuesday suspended the $400 surcharge imposed by some shipping companies on cargoes berthing at Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports.

    • Senegalese leader urges review of African housing policies

      APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal’s President, Macky Sall has called for a review of housing policies across Africa to tackle uncontrolled urbanization and head off the economic, social, and ecological imba...

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    23-Sep-2014 to 10:56

    S/Africa nabs rhino poaching ringleader, nine others

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African Polices Service’s crime busters, the Hawks, have arrested a suspected rhino poaching ringleader and his nine accomplices for their alleged involvement in a string of rhino-poaching and related activities in the country, a senior Hawks official said Tuesday.

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    20-Sep-2014 to 08:41

    S/Africa’s Kruger Park experiencing grass fires

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — A number of fast-moving fires have been consuming South Africa’s world-famous Kruger National Park since Friday due to the hot weather conditions in the area, park officials have said.

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    17-Sep-2014 to 01:12

    S/Africa: Elephants put on contraceptive vaccine

    APA – Pretoria (South Africa) — Elephants in Ezemvelo KwaZulu Natal Wildlife’s Ithala Game Reserve in South Africa’s east coast have been treated for the first time with a contraceptive vaccine to control their population’s growth rate.

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    17-Sep-2014 to 00:15

    Angola, Namibia sign water agreement

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The governments of Namibia and Angola have signed the Cuvelai Water Basin Commission (Cuvecom) agreement on Tuesday.

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    12-Sep-2014 to 16:50

    Ghana petitioned over killing of whales

    APA – Accra (Ghana) — The government of Ghana has been petitioned by environmentalists to stop supporting the killing of whales which has witnessed a dwindling in their number in recent years.

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    05-Sep-2014 to 15:32

    Malawi First Lady forms charity organisation

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi First Lady Getrude Mutharika has officially registered her Getrude Mutharika Trust that aims to encourage Malawians to work towards cleaner and healthier environment.

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    05-Sep-2014 to 13:18

    Namibia deploys drones to combat poaching

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibia has deployed drones in strategic areas of the country’s forests to track down poachers and protect endangered wildlife, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said Friday.

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