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GHANA: Toxic Electronic Waste Contaminates Surrounding Areaips.org | 01 Nov 2011
Mountains of hazardous waste grow by about 40 million tons every year. This waste, mostly from Europe and North America, is burned in developing countries like Ghana in a hazardous effort to recover valuable metals.A children's school in Accra, Ghana's capital, was recently found to be contaminated by lead, cadmium and other health-threatening pollutants at levels over 50 times higher than risk-free levels. The school is located directly beside an informal electronic waste salvage site.
LAUNCH OF THE AFRICAN CLEANTECH ASSOCIATIONEnvironment South Africa | 27 Oct 2011
Green Tech or Clean Tech in the African context is much about the provision of sustainable resources primary to human daily existence, namely energy and water. Coupled with this is also the need to ensure sustainability of these resources, and whilst minimising the impact on the environment. The...
FCT dump sites worrisomeVanguard | 30 Mar 2011
ABUJA-The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, a few years ago is not a place to easily sight refuse dumps by the road side due to its nature as a preferred destination for meetings, world conferences, business and political events that attract people from within and outside Nigeria, but in the last few years things have changed.
KENYA: Community Turns Garbage Into Energy SourceInter Press Service | 16 Mar 2011
A community-based organisation in the Kenyan slum area of Kibera set out to clean up garbage and deal with waste water; Ushiriki Wa Safi ended up creating a community cooker that turns waste into an energy source.
Ethiopia: City to Install New Kinds of Trash Cans at 110m Braddisfortune.com | 15 Dec 2010
The Cleansing Management Agency and Recycling and Disposal Project Office of Addis Abeba is to receive 110 million Br by the end of December 2010 from the city administration to install 1,700 waste disposal containers around the city. This came after the agency had submitted its proposal for the waste containers to the citys finance and economy office, which is mandated to allocate capital to agencies, according to Ermias Siyume, deputy manager and core process owner of the agency.
Angola Press - Angola to host CPLP congress on wastes managementportalangop.co.ao | 12 Nov 2010
Luanda – Angola, in its capacity as president of the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP), will host the congress on management of solid wastes in 2011. The information was released Wednesday in Luanda by the minister of Environment, Fátima Jardim. The minister who was speaking at a broad meeting of the National Committee on Earth Planet, set up in 2009, said the event will take place within the commitments taken by member countries concerning the preservation of the planet.
GUINEA: Plan to remove toxic chemicals on holdIRIN News | 08 Nov 2010
More than a year after their discovery, toxic and flammable chemicals stored throughout the Guinea capital Conakry remain in place - a UN plan to remove them repeatedly held up by political instability. A UN official said the substances (see box) - many of which can be used to make or refine...
Nigeria: Akwa-Ibom Govt Tasks Oil Coy On Healthy EnviromentAllAfrica.com | 28 Oct 2010
Uyo — The Akwa Ibom State government has enjoined the management of Frontier Goge Oil Limited in Eket to ensure the sustainability of the serene and unpolluted environment under which they operate. The state Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Mr John. Harry stated this yesterday in Uyo, during the final ratification of a draft copy of memorandum of understanding between the state government, people of Esit Eket ,Eket Local Government areas and Frontier Goge Oil Limited.
Africa: Most Water Sources Are Polluted - ReportAllAfrica.com | 03 May 2010
Water quality in sub-Saharan Africa is on the decline. Most water resources have unacceptable levels of toxic substances -- heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants and biological contaminants, according to a recent report by the Pan Africa Chemistry Network (PACN). These originate mainly from domestic waste water and local industries. However, PACN notes that managing water resources in Africa is difficult as many countries do not have quality monitoring programmes.
Sewage Management And Quality of Life in LagosAllAfrica.com | 02 Sep 2009
In Lagos, it is not uncommon that sewage is emptied into the lagoon especially in areas like Iddo, Makoko, Ajegunle among other locations. With a current estimated population of 18 million and a three per cent annual growth rate, Lagos State is expected to be home to over 23 million people by year 2020. That is an indication about the volume of dirt especially human wastes generated daily.
Toxic waste threatens Abia communitynews.dailytrust.com | 01 Sep 2009
Investigations have revealed that a strange illness now threatens lives of over 30,000 people living in Okahia Autonomous Community in Obingwa Local Government area of Abia State following the deposition of over 4,000 tonnes of alleged toxic sludge in the community by a construction company operating in the area
AEPB explains premises seal-up processDaily Trust | 19 Aug 2009
The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has given procedures that the Agency follows before any premises is sealed in the FCT.Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday, the Senior State Counsel of the Legal Department of the AEPB, Barrister Udeme Umanah, said that the law requires that the AEPB serves the premises with a notice which is in form of a bill consisting of solid and liquid waste.
Uyo Residents Warned On Refuse DisposalLeadership Nigeria | 13 Aug 2009
Residents in Uyo Metropolis, Akwa Ibom State capital have been warned against indiscriminate disposal of waste in the metropolis
Refuse problem in FCT over soonnews.dailytrust.com | 12 Aug 2009
The FCT Minister, Alhaji Adamu Aliero, has promised residents of Abuja that the problem of refuse collection and disposal would be solved by the end of this month.
Gosa's living wastelandnews.dailytrust.com | 03 Aug 2009
Gosa is a dump site in Abuja Municipal Area Council in Abuja, which is relatively unknown to most residents of Abuja for several reasons. Yet each and every resident has contributed his own quota to its present status,which has even been described as unbefitting of a Federal Capital Territory
Poor garbage disposal eats up MbaleThe New Vision | 30 Jul 2009
AFTER decades of struggle, Mbale has all but lost its battle against garbage. The town is choking with tonnes of uncollected waste, while its residents live on the brink of an environmental disaster.
Waste collection, a major challenge - AEPBnews.dailytrust.com | 30 Jul 2009
As regards to the challenges, one has to look at the situation on ground and think what can be achieve within his limit. The problem we are facing seriously is human capacity, we are highly deficient in human resource and that is a serious jeopardising factor in achieving the desire goal.
50 million tonnes of e-waste generated annuallynews.dailytrust.com | 22 Jul 2009
Between 20 and 50 million tonnes of e-waste is generated worldwide annually. This was stated by the minister of Finance Dr. Muhtar Mansur at the International Conference on E-waste Control organised by NESREA in yesterday in Abuja.
FG to come up with policy on e-wastenews.dailytrust.com | 22 Jul 2009
A national policy and action plan on e-waste are being developed because it is one of the topical environmental issues of the 21st century which the Federal Government is taking seriously, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Alhaji Mahmud Yayale has said.
IMO to sanction Nigeria over littered watersVanguard | 20 Jul 2009
International Maritime Organisation may sanction Nigeria over waste dumping by ships in the countrys territorial waters. It was learnt that the ship owners have continue to dump residue unchecked by the regulatory agency, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).