Impacts on Ecosystems
Criquets pèlerins : 39 zones exposées à Illizi (ASAL)Algérie Presse Service | 26 Apr 2012
ALGER- Trente-neuf zones sont "potentiellement exposées", dans la wilaya dIllizi (sud), à linvasion des criquets pèlerins dont plusieurs essaims sétaient infiltrés depuis janvier dernier en Algérie, indique mercredi lagence spatiale algérienne (ASAL) sur son site internet."Lanalyse des...
Kenya: International campaigners warn Europe over biofuels carbon disaster in Africafeedproxy.google.com | 22 Mar 2011
International campaigners led by the anti-poverty agency Actionaid that operates in over 20 countries in Africa has called for European biofuel plans in Kenya and other African states to be scrapped saying the cost of destroying forests as part of the process would far outweigh any savings made on carbon emissions and exorbitant hunger.
DRC: New rules for minersIRIN News | 18 Mar 2011
Various stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congos mining sector have signed a code of conduct designed to reduce fraud and increase transparency in an industry that has played a key role in the armed violence that has ravaged the east of the country for years, but there is still concern about illegal mining and the militarys role.
KENYA: Community Turns Garbage Into Energy SourceInter Press Service | 16 Mar 2011
A community-based organisation in the Kenyan slum area of Kibera set out to clean up garbage and deal with waste water; Ushiriki Wa Safi ended up creating a community cooker that turns waste into an energy source.
Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone Bingiza DREF operationfeedproxy.google.com | 22 Feb 2011
The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.
DRC Establishing Capacity for Core Public Managementfeedproxy.google.com | 09 Feb 2011
The DRC is a country struggling to emerge from more than a decade of conflict, and has formidable governance challenges. Despite its vast reserves of natural resources, including cobalt, copper, coltan, gold and diamonds, as well being home to the second most powerful potential source of...
Participants Want Early Warning System On Climate Established in West AfricaAllAfrica.com | 07 Feb 2011
Accra - Ghana — Participants at a two-day workshop that discussed the mechanism for integrating environment and sustainable development into policies, programmes and projects have called for the development of an information and early warning system on climate change in order to reduce the...
The small print behind African land grabsGuardian Unlimited | 01 Feb 2011
A new report analyses the contracts behind the buy-up of millions of hectares of African farmland. Invest in land, goes the old saw, they're not making it any more. And, as we have reported, many rich countries and companies are doing just that in the developing world. Partly it's about making money, partly it's about securing food in a world where that commodity is looking harder to come by. So are the deals being struck for millions of hectares, particularly in Africa, transparent and fair?
Give mineral rights to the peopleAfrica News | 01 Feb 2011
In a free Africa, the mineral rights will belong to the people rather than to the government. The government is not the people, even in circumstances were people elect a government, the government is there to govern the people, hence the word government. Africa's resources, now, long after imperialistic forces were defeated and rightly kicked out of Africa, the resources of the continent should be given to the people.
South Sudan seeks millions for war-hit wildlifeReuters | 18 Jan 2011
South Sudan appealed for investors to plough $140 million into its war-hit wildlife parks, seeking to kick-start a tourism industry and wean itself off oil months ahead of its expected independence.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Heavy rain, flood warningsIRIN News | 04 Jan 2011
The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) staffed jointly by officials from Zambia and Zimbabwe, says one of the two major dams on the river between the two countries will open its flood gates in early 2011, meaning that communities may have to be relocated.
In Brief: Prepare now for future migration surge, says IOMIRIN News | 04 Jan 2011
Decisions taken by local authorities on land use, building regulations and access to health services probably affect migrants more than decisions taken nationally, "yet in most countries, migration policy is set at the national level with little attention to capacity-building at the local level, where policy is usually implemented," says the new World Migration Report 2010.
ETHIOPIA: First Carbon Finance Spreads Green Over HighlandInter Press Service | 22 Nov 2010
It has been decades since the people of the Humbo Woreda have been self-sufficient in food. A Clean Development Mechanism project - Ethiopia's first - is restoring the environment and sustaining livelihoods along with it. The Humbo plateau, some 400 kilometres south of Ethiopia's capital, is in the...
Call for action over private wellsIRIN News | 17 Nov 2010
Academics may call it self-supply of ground water; those who benefit from it are more likely to refer to having their own well. Either way, it is a crucial part of the water supply to cities in the developing world, and one which is almost entirely absent from official statistics. Now a new...
Kenya expects $2bn from climate projectAfrica News | 12 Nov 2010
Kenya is on the move to launch a climate exchange platform which could earn the country close to $2bn (£1.2bn) a year, for the first time on the African continent. This project will facilitate the trading of carbon credits and help tackle climate change.Kenya's government estimates that its largest forest, the Mau, has the potential to earn the…
Nigeria: Akwa-Ibom Govt Tasks Oil Coy On Healthy EnviromentAllAfrica.com | 28 Oct 2010
Uyo — The Akwa Ibom State government has enjoined the management of Frontier Goge Oil Limited in Eket to ensure the sustainability of the serene and unpolluted environment under which they operate. The state Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Mr John. Harry stated this yesterday in Uyo, during the final ratification of a draft copy of memorandum of understanding between the state government, people of Esit Eket ,Eket Local Government areas and Frontier Goge Oil Limited.
Angola: Fires Cause Negative Impact On Fauna And FloraAllAfrica.com | 26 Oct 2010
Luanda — Anarchic fires, furtive hunting and illegal fishing cause severe damage in several natural reserves of the country, environmentalist Vladimir Russo denounced today.Speaking to Angop, Vladimir Russo said the conflict between men and animals causes negative impact on the flora and fauna, such as destruction of the habitat of many types and reduction of animal and fish stocks.
Angola: Eigtheen Deaths By Natural DisastersAllAfrica.com | 20 Oct 2010
Luanda — Eighteen people died and 14 other were injured over the weekend in 31 accidents caused natural disasters all over the country, the spokesman of the civil protection and fire department service disclosed Monday.