Cocoa and palm oil crop failures linked to pesticidesSCIDEV.NET | 18 May 2012
A primary reason for Ghana's cocoa and oil palm production decline is the killing of pollinating insects by pesticides used on farms, says a study.The research, carried out by entomologists and plant scientists from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), was presented at a...
Cote d'Ivoire: Réforme de la filière café-cacao - les paysans 'intraitables' sur leur avenir économi...fr.allafrica.com | 16 Jan 2012
la nouvelle réforme sur la filière café-cacao de Côte d'Ivoire est attendue avec impatience par les acteurs. Les producteurs, soucieux de leur avenir économique, n'hésitent pas, quand on les rencontre, à faire savoir avec "empressement et sincérité" leur vision que les résolutions contenues dans le document à venir devraient permettre de réaliser. Ils pensent que la nouvelle réforme ne peut obtenir les résultats souhaités sans les associer pleinement. "(...)
La station de transport "Tahtouh", à Médéa, fermée par les riverainsAlgérie Presse Service | 05 Dec 2011
La fermeture de cette station de transport intervient après un mouvement de protestation, enclenché vendredi par les riverains, appuyés par des habitants des cités Baba Ali et Ouchène qui se plaignent, depuis plusieurs années, des désagréments engendrés par les dizaines de bus qui transitent...
DMR considers single window for Mineral RightsEnvironment South Africa | 15 Nov 2011
Enviro Editor: This move would see vital areas of South Africa destroyed in a very short time. Essentially the Department of Minerals wants to hold the keys to approving mining licenses regardless of the environmental and social issues. They want to handle the environmental authorisations, water...
AFRICA: Opposition building to Great Green WallIRIN News | 11 Apr 2011
What's green, controversial, 15km wide, 7,775km long, cuts across 11 African countries and is designed to reduce livestock deaths and boost food security for millions of people? Nothing yet, but the Great Green Wall project, a pipe-dream for decades, was recently endorsed by a swathe of African states stretching from Senegal to Djibouti.
SAHEL: Meningitis - the role of dustIRIN News | 15 Feb 2011
Researchers are analysing dust from the Sahel to study its role in the spread of bacterial meningitis in this region hardest hit by the debilitating and often fatal disease. Study of the link between climate and infectious diseases is increasingly important as environmental changes appear to be pushing the so-called meningitis belt - from Ethiopia to Senegal – southwards, experts say.
New Chinese dam project fuels ethnic conflict in SudanAfricaFiles | 27 Jan 2011
Chinese companies have been given three contracts to construct hydroelectric dams along the Nile River in Sudan. Other Nile River Dams have led to the displacement of thousands of Sudanese citizens. The protests over these dams have been strongly suppressed by the Sudanese government.
Uganda: Rubbish revives Mbale regionIRIN News | 12 Jan 2011
A compost-processing plant in Mbale, along the hilly slopes of the Mt. Elgon region in Uganda, is helping to boost declining crop yields through organic farming and aiding environmental conservation by cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions.
BBC News - Zambia pushes towards connected futureBBC | 10 Jan 2011
Africa may not be the first place you think of when talking about the digital revolution but many Zambian villages are looking to change all that. The village of Macha is a long way from anywhere, the nearest town is almost 50 miles away. But for the past few years it has harboured a surprising dream - to pioneer the spread of the internet to the 80% of Zambians who don't live in cities.
Miracle man eases village's water woesAfricaFiles | 26 Dec 2010
This is a story of how one man took an initiative and used simple tools that resulted in life-giving water being available. This was more than a World Bank financed bureaucracy could accomplish.
Water Out of Thin Air for South African Schoolips.org | 22 Nov 2010
It takes a moment to understand what the six-metre high net has been set up to capture: water. The Tshiavha Primary Schools water supply is pulled out of the fog that rises over this mountainous part of South Africas Limpopo Province. The schools fog net traps 2,500 litres of water per day, more...
Cameroon: British gorilla expert murderedAfrica News | 20 Oct 2010
Dr. Warren Ymke, a British gorilla expert who is said to have escaped Rwanda during the genocide was on 30 June 2010 murdered at her residence in Limbe, Cameroon. Warren, 40, had her throat slit after she was bound and gagged when she confronted an intruder at the home she shared with her partner...
Nigeria: As Enugu House Tackles Eswama PalaverAllAfrica.com | 26 Mar 2010
Last week Tuesday, Enugu State House of Assembly summoned the Managing Director of Enugu Waste Management Agency (ESWAMA), Ejike Dikedinigbo to appear before its committee on environment.