ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

13-Jan-2015 to 11:44

Botswana to experience extreme hot temperatures

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Department of Meteorological Services has warned of extreme hot conditions over most parts of the country in January, state-run Daily News reported here on Tuesday.

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13-Jan-2015 to 10:32

Mozambique issues flood alert

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Flood-hit Mozambique has issued an “Institutional Red Alert”, the highest state of emergency readiness, for the central and northern provinces after torrential rains flooded the regions and swept away roads and bridges since Sunday.

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10-Jan-2015 to 14:58

Mozambique rail traffic interrupted after heavy rains

APA- Mozambique (Maputo) — Rail traffic on the Sena line between the port of Beira and the coal-rich Moatize mineral basin has been interrupted after heavy rains swept way parts of the infrastructure, APA can report Saturday.

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10-Jan-2015 to 10:25

Group to acquire drone to protect Namibian rhinos, elephants

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — A private conservation trust in Namibia plans to acquire aerial drones to aid in the fight against rhino and elephant poaching in remote areas, according to media reports monitored here Saturday.

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08-Jan-2015 to 16:07

Botswana to host conference on illegal wildlife trade

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana will in March host a conference to discuss measures to curb illegal trade in wildlife, APA learnt here Thursday.

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08-Jan-2015 to 07:39

Zimbabwe blasts “politicisation” of elephant sales

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwean government has criticised the “politicisation” of its decision to sell elephants to China and other countries, saying the move is meant to avert an ecological disaster as the southern African country is fast running out of carrying capacity for the animals.

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06-Jan-2015 to 19:56

Shell offers £55m to Nigeria oil spill victims

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — In a landmark settlement, oil giant Shell has paid £55 in compensation to the Niger Delta’s Bodo community adversely affected by oil spillages since 2008.

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