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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27 June 19

Kenya halts Lamu coal power project over environmental concerns

Judges in Kenya have halted plans to construct the country’s first coal-powered plant near Lamu, due to environmental concerns.

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03 June 19

Tanzania bans plastic bags to curb pollution

Tanzania is the latest East African nation to implement a ban on plastic bags in a bid to clean up the environment.

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24 February 19

Tanzania aims to electrify all villages by 2021

Tanzania is aiming to connect all villages in the country to the national grid and provide them with electricity by 2021, Energy Minister Medard Kalemani said on Wednesday.

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23 February 19

South Sudan: More than half of nation facing food crisis

Three United Nations agencies say more than half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger.

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20 February 19

Ethiopia brings in Chinese firms to complete Nile dam construction

Ethiopia is calling upon the services of two Chinese construction companies in a bid to accelerate the pace of its Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) project.

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09 October 18

CSAG: Extreme weather putting African societies and economies at risk

An increase in extreme weather patterns across Africa is putting the continent’s societies and economies at risk, according to the Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town.

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23 May 18

Somalia: Dozens killed by Cyclone Sagar and heaviest rains on record

At least 15 people were killed in Somalia over the weekend as Tropical Cyclone Sagar brought the heaviest rains on record in the country.

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