Friday, September 24, 2021

Environment

Abuja flooding: FCDA to report staff found culpable to their professional regulatory bodies

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By Paul Adaji (ABUJA) - Acting Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Tpl. Zaliha’u Ahmed, has vowed to seek appropriate sanctions on staff found to have compromised standards in the perenial floodings in parts of Nigeria's capital,...

Namibia auctions 57 wild elephants, gains $400,000

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Environment Ministry spokesman Romeo Muyunda on Wednesday said Namibia auctioned 57 wild elephants raising 5.9 million Namibian dollars (400,000 dollars). Muyunda said the elephants sold were among 170 put on tender in December 2020. “A total of 15 elephants will be...

Environmentalists urge Congo to reconsider pay-poach decision

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On Thursday, environmentalists in the Democratic Republic of Congo urged the government to overturn a decision to tax rather than prohibit poaching, claiming that the move will jeopardize millions of dollars in conservation money. "With this approach to maximize earnings,...

Coastal erosion threatens Senegal’s rock climbing clique

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Rock climbing have falling behind wrestling, football and surfing as well-loved Senegalese pastimes, but it has bound together a small community of locals and expats who say that their sport is under threat. Coastal erosion caused by a massive construction...

Buhari vows to prioritize water supply and other infrastructure development

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President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that his administration will continue to focus on improving infrastructure development, including water supply, sanitation, and hygiene, in order to improve Nigerians' living conditions. This was stated in a press release issued by Mrs Kenechukwu...

Greenpeace Africa reacts to alarming UN plastic report findings

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By PINE ROBERTO, Johannesburg, South Africa - Greenpeace Africa has described the alarming UN plastic report findings report as a big wake up call as far as the extent to which the plastic industry is willing to go make a...

How lack of clean water is driving up diseases in Lekki

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By MICHAEL OWHOKO - Help! Lekki residents are exposed to water-related diseases engendered by sub-standard and unregulated sources of water supply.  Increasing cases of dysentery and diarrhea-induced pathogenic bacteria infections have sparked concerns on public health in the area. Water is...

AfDB signs  €109 million agreement to transform sewage coverage in Egyptian rural areas

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By TOM CHIAHEMEN - The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has signed financing agreements of €109 million with the Government of Egypt to improve sanitation infrastructure and services for rural communities in Luxor Governorate in Egypt’s Upper Nile region. The financing...

Kenya still at risk despite UN plastics nod: Greenpeace

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NAIROBI, Kenya, February 23, 2021/ -- In the lead up to the UN summit being held in Nairobi, UNEP has named Kenya as an emerging leader in the fight against plastic pollution and among the first countries in East Africa...

COP26 Roundtable: ‘2021 will be critical in the fight against COVID-19 and climate change’...

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, January 12, 2021/ -- African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina on Monday joined world leaders to discuss the global transition to clean power as part of a green recovery and identify actions that can be taken...

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Aguero hat-trick fires Manchester City to 3-1 win over Arsenal

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Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick led Manchester City to a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday and back into second place in the English Premier League...

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