Category Archives: Environement

Hundreds stranded after Rwanda-Uganda road collapses

Transport between Uganda and Rwanda has been disrupted following the collapse of a road section linking the two countries.

Iran-Iraq earthquake: Deadly tremor hits border region

 

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 221 people and injuring more than 5,660.

Elephant poaching drops in Africa but populations continue to fall

Elephant poaching in Africa has declined for the fifth year in a row, experts have said.

But elephant populations continue to fall due to illegal killing and other human activities, while seizures of large-scale illegal ivory shipments were at record highs in 2016, a new report reveals.

Malaria breath test shows promise

People with malaria give off a distinctive « breath-print » that could be used as a test for the disease, according to American scientists.

Mogadishu bombings: Top Somali officials fired over deadly blasts

The Somali government has fired two top security officials after twin blasts and a siege left at least 27 people dead on Saturday.

Typhoid vaccine set to have ‘huge impact’

A new vaccine that could prevent up to nine-in-10 cases of typhoid fever has been recommended by the World Health Organization.

SETEMU, main source of pollution of Lake Tanganyika?

Lake Tanganyika is currently being threatened because all wastes from factories and households are dumped directly at it without being treated.

Death of the Nile?

The rot starts at the source.

For as long as the Nile has flowed, Ethiopia’s rains have made up the great bulk – over 80% – of its waters.

Lake Tanganyika protection is everyone’s duty, says Second Deputy President

The issue of Lake Tanganyika pollution has been raised by different MPs when the Second Deputy President was presenting achievements of the ministries for which he is responsible for the past six months in the National Assembly. Joseph Butore says everyone should be involved in lakes’ protection.

Nasa discovers 10 new planets that could have life

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has revealed 10 new rocky, Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life.