19 October 20

Tanzania: Kilimanjaro fire now under control

Authorities in Tanzania on Saturday said a fire on Africa’s largest mountain, Kilimanjaro, was under control.

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13 October 20

Mt. Kilimanjaro blaze possibly started by ‘fire lit to warm food for tourists’

A huge fire raging on the slopes of Africa’s largest mountain may have been sparked by a fire lit by to warm food for tourists climbing the peak.

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28 September 20

Uganda rejects plans for Murchison Falls dam

Lawmakers in Uganda have rejected government plans to build a hydropower dam at the Murchison Falls national park.

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28 September 20

Ethiopia PM tells UN: ‘No intention’ of harming Egypt, Sudan with giant dam

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has told the United Nations that his country has no intention of harming Egypt and Sudan with its controversial hydropower dam.

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29 August 20

South Sudan: Residents protest against oil fields

Residents living near South Suda’s Palouch and Melut oil fields in Upper Nile state are protesting against the environmental and health damage caused by the two facilities.

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31 July 20

Egypt president seeking compromise, not war over Ethiopia dam

Egypt President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has reiterated his stance on seeking a resolution to the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute through negotiations, once again distancing from calls for military intervention.

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15 July 20

Mozambique is taking a high-tech approach to fuel fraud

A vessel was recently seized in Angola’s northern Zaire province, apparently in the act of smuggling some 2,425 litres of fuel across the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This type of downstream oil theft is a growing
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24 March 20

Amnesty International calls on Mozambique to protect Cabo Delgado residents

The international human rights organisation Amnesty International has called on authorities in Mozambique to “do all needed to lawfully protect people in Cabo Delgado.” On Monday, an attack on Mocimboa da Praia by an armed Islamist group variously described as
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19 February 20

Locust invasion reaches South Sudan as crisis expands

Swarms of desert locusts that are already destroying swathes of crops across East Africa have now reached crisis-stricken South Sudan.

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11 January 20

Kenya: swarm of desert locusts worst in decades

Kenya is facing an “unprecedented threat” from its worst swarm of desert locusts in decades, authorities in the country say.

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