ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

17-Feb-2020 to 20:29

Kigali municipal authorities warn against plastic littering

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Kigali municipal authorities on Monday warned residents that single use plastic bottles discarded by the side of some main and secondary roads should from now on be disposed in the recycling bin to avoid administrative sanctions for breach of new instructions.

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12-Feb-2020 to 15:29

Taming Rwanda's killer floods with catchment scheme

APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — A few weeks after about 6,000 residents from areas submerged by dangerous floods due to heavy rains were relocated elsewhere in Kigali, the city’s municipal authorities are looking at a new scheme to tame the overflowing of a nearby river after recent floods.

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12-Feb-2020 to 14:24

UK animal activists fume over Botswana elephant auction

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — United Kingdom animal activists have called on the Botswana government to reverse its decision to auction more than 60 elephants, APA learnt here Wednesday.

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11-Feb-2020 to 23:38

Rwanda poised to fend off locust invasion

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Deputy Director General of the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Charles Bucagu on Tuesday said the country was getting ready to tackle the imminent threat of an invasion by desert locusts from Uganda, as the outbreak slowly impacts East Africa's food insecurity.

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10-Feb-2020 to 17:54

Locusts invade Uganda from Kenya

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Uganda has confirmed the invasion of the much dreaded desert locusts in three districts in the Karamoja region of Kenya.

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04-Feb-2020 to 23:59

Green Fund commits to protecting Congo Basin

APA-Brazzaville (Congo) — The Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Yannick Glemarec, on a working visit to Brazzaville, has announced the organization in 2020 of a workshop to identify priority projects in the fight against climate change in the Congo Basin.

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03-Feb-2020 to 06:15

S/African firms pledge to reduce plastics pollution by 2025

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Some 25 local companies have committed themselves to reducing plastic pollution in the next five-years under what they call the South African Plastics Pact, the firms announced on Sunday.

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