30 October 19

Kenya: President Kenyatta promises plastic ban by 2020

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to implement a single-use plastic ban across the country by 2020.

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17 October 19

Ethiopia turns to drones for food security boost

Ethiopia’s Agriculture Transformation Agency (ATA) is using drones and satellites to help improve the country’s food security prospects.

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01 October 19

No breakthrough in Ethiopia-Egypt Nile dam talks

Talks between Ethiopia and Egypt over the construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam have hit a dead-end once again.

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02 September 19

Sudan: At least 60 killed by floods after barrage of rain

At least 60 people have been killed over the past three weeks in Sudan after the country was hit by torrential rains and flooding.

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02 September 19

Egypt calls on Ethiopia to fill Renaissance Dam within 7 years

Egypt has submitted an official request to Ethiopia that the East African nation fills the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) within seven years.

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01 September 19

Somalia: Millions face hunger crisis as climate emergency worsens

Millions of people in Somalia are at risk from severe hunger, aid agencies are warning, as the ongoing climate emergency places increasing pressure on the Horn of Africa nation.

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29 August 19

Rwanda to phase out fuel-powered motorcycle taxis in favour of e-motos

Rwanda’s government has pledged to phase out the use of fuel-powered motorcycle taxis and replace them with e-motos as part of an ambitious switch to sustainable transport.

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29 August 19

Somali Greenpeace Association launches tree planting project

A local youth-led organisation in Somalia which is working under the vision of “Make Somalia Green” has launched a tree planting project in the capital of Mogadishu. During the inauguration ceremony, Dr Mohamed Abdullahi Buule, founder of the project, expressed
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29 July 19

Ethiopia plants world-record 350m trees to combat climate change

Ethiopia has planted more than 350 million trees in one day, which officials believe is a world record – as part of an initiative to combat climate change.

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12 July 19

Lifting the resource curse from Kenya’s nascent oilfields

Since the first discoveries of substantial oil reserves in Kenya’s Lokichar Basin in 2012, the country has been caught in a seemingly interminable battle to implement the infrastructure, legislation and mechanisms necessary to turn that vast potential into cold hard
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