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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23 March 17

Deadly violence erupts in drought-stricken parts of Kenya

Dozens of people have been killed during violent clashes between rival farming tribes in drought-stricken parts of Kenya.

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19 March 17

Ethiopia: Rubbish dump landslide kills at least 60

At least 60 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish dump.

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13 March 17

German NGO warns of famine risk in Ethiopia

The executive director of German NGO, Menschen für Menschen (People for People), warns that Ethiopia risks enduring another famine in the near future.

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01 March 17

Somalia declares drought a ‘national disaster’

Somalia’s president has declared a national disaster in the country as it continues to grapple with a prolonged drought.

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