L'Afrique de l'Ouest ensevelie sous les déchets électroniquesmediaterre.org | 07 Mar 2012
Dans un rapport intitulé " DEEE ? Où en sommes-nous en Afrique ? ", l'Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) s'alarme de la situation des déchets d'équipements électriques et électroniques (DEEE) en Afrique de l'ouest. Les populations sur place ainsi que l'environnement sont menacés par ce flux de...
AfDB supports waste water treatment project for agriculture in TunisiaAfrican Development Bank | 24 Jan 2012
a Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, le 11 janvier 2012, un financement de 64,45 millions de dinars tunisiens (32,45 millions deuros) destiné à un projet de mise à niveau des infrastructures de traitement des eaux usées. Lobjectif de ce projet est daméliorer la qualité des eaux épurées qui serviront à lirrigation de 5000 hectares de terres agricoles. Lagriculture constitue une importante activité économique en Tunisie et contribue à la sécurité alimentaire du pays.
African Water Facility to commit approximately €25 million in 2012African Development Bank | 15 Dec 2011
In 2012, the African Water Facility (AWF) expects to commit about €25 million to 22 new projects that will contribute to climate adaptation and mitigation.Adaptation projects include large scale water infrastructure, such as multiple-use dams to meet hydro-electric, water supply and agriculture needs. Others focus on improving urban water and solid waste management, as well as long term investment plans for the management of trans-boundary water resources.
No end to rubbish strikeBuaNews | 12 Apr 2011
Pretoria - The City of Johannesburg says it is disappointed with the outcome of the consultation meeting with unions on Monday aimed at ending the strike by refuse workers. The city's spokesperson Gabu Tugwana said management had hoped the strike would have been resolved so that SA Municipal...
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.
KENYA: Excreta management a nuisanceAfrica News | 27 Jan 2011
Issa Ahmed, a resident of a township located in Wajir of north-eastern Kenya is going through some disquiet. He covers his nostrils with his palm as he dashes out of his home. He murmurs words that one could hardly decipher. The village has not known a contented stay during the day or a blissful sleep at night; and it is all about the pungent smell.
Nigeria: Govt Exploring Renewable Energy Options - AbubakarAllAfrica.com | 18 Jan 2011
The Federal Ministry of Environment and the Federal Ministry of Health are collaborating to build a modem where we can utilise wastes to generate electricity, using both municipal wastes and agricultural wastes, and to teach Nigerians on what type of their wastes that they can use to generate energy either for cooking or for lighting.
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.
Nigeria: E-Waste and Environmental ProtectionAllAfrica.com | 11 Jan 2011
Adopting information Technology may be desirable, but there is an ugly side to it, which has to do with hazards arising in e-waste. The Nigerian government has made concerted efforts over the years to embrace Information Technology by setting up various agencies that would facilitate the domestication of the technology. Such agencies include the Information Technology Agency (NITDA), the Digital Bridge Institute. and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), among others.
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.
Africa warned of 'slum' cities danger as its population passes 1bnGuardian Unlimited | 24 Nov 2010
Lagos to overtake Cairo as largest urban area by 2015. Africa has joined India and China as the third region of the world to reach a population of 1 billion people, and it is expected to double its numbers by 2050, the UN says. By then, there will be three times as many people living in Africa's cities, and the continent that had fewer than 500,000 urban dwellers in 1950 may have 1.3 billion.
Local NewsArusha Times | 22 Nov 2010
The East African Community (EAC) first-ever Lake Victoria Basin Investment Forum, scheduled to take place in Mwanza, Tanzania, next month will be attended by over 1,000 regional and international business and government leaders. The Lake Victoria Basin Commission is a specialized institution of the...
Why the salt miners of Uganda's lakes are dying for a deal on climate changeGuardian Unlimited | 21 Nov 2010
Millions of workers in dangerous industries worldwide are hoping UN talks this month will raise $100bn in vital funding. Didas Yuryahewa, bent double and waist-deep in water, holds his breath as he struggles to gouge out another shovel of stinking black mud. The air is thick with the bad-egg stench...