19 October 17

Renewable energy experts to meet in Rwanda

More than 200 renewable energy experts are meeting in Rwanda today to discuss the country’s green energy prospects.

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03 September 17

Kenya’s plastic bag ban comes into effect

Kenya’s ban on plastic bags comes into effect this week with offenders facing serious fines or even jail time for breaking the new regulations.

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25 August 17

Ethiopia: Tigray Region wins gold award for land restoration

Ethiopia’s Tigray Region on Tuesday won a gold medal in a UN-backed award program recognising the world’s best policies dealing with desertification and drylands.

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14 August 17

Leading conservationist shot dead in Tanzania

A leading conservationist has been shot dead in Tanzania after receiving numerous death threats.

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29 June 17

Tanzania plans hydropower dam on UNESCO Heritage Site

Tanzania is planning to build a hydropower dam on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, raising concerns over the potential impact on local wildlife.

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20 June 17

Kenya: Farmers expect maize shortage to continue

Farmers in Kenya say they’re pessimistic about the country’s maize shortage ending anytime soon, two months ahead of the next harvest.

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06 May 17

Kenya: New law forces property developers to install solar panels

A new law in Kenya that forces property developers to install solar panels on certain buildings has taken effect.

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20 April 17

East Africa: Growing population putting pressure on region

The East African Community (EAC) says rapid population growth is putting the region’s economies and environments under pressure.

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25 March 17

Uganda invaded by crop-killing armyworm caterpillars

Uganda has confirmed a plague of fall armyworm caterpillars has infested 20 districts, putting a million tonnes of maize at risk if the infestation isn’t controlled urgently.

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24 March 17

Burundi: 6 people killed by floods in Bujumbura

At least six people have been killed during torrential rains that caused floods, landslides and widespread damage in Burundi’s capital city.

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