Sustainability

South Africa: 12 National Parks Go Cash-Free From September

August 4, 2021 | Source: SAnews.gov.za

[SAnews.gov.za] The South African National Parks (SANParks) says it will be going cash-free from 1 September 2021.

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Seychelles: A Creeping Threat – Ministry of Environment Eradicating Invasive Species to Protect Native Plants

August 4, 2021 | Source: Seychelles News Agency

[Seychelles News Agency] A national programme to eradicate invasive plants species in Seychelles has started and is expected to be completed in November, said a top official.

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Tanzania: PM Tasks RCs to Improve Business Environment

August 4, 2021 | Source: Daily News

[Daily News] PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has instructed all regional commissioners to carry out an assessment on the number and nature of investors in their respective areas to help the government fast-track and improve their business environments.

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Tanzania: As Oceans Warm, Zanzibar’s Women Sea Farmers Grow Sponges to Stay Afloat

August 4, 2021 | Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Jambiani — Zanzibari women are learning how to swim and farm natural sponges that can withstand climate shocks and protect their income

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Malawi: Tiny Chapman’s Chameleons Are Holding On for Dear Life

August 4, 2021 | Source: The Conversation Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Chameleons occur almost exclusively on mainland Africa and the nearby island of Madagascar, and most species inhabit rainforests. Because these rainforests are naturally fragmented by the more arid savanna vegetation types, fo…

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Nigeria: ‘Women Can Play Key Roles in Providing Solutions Towards Upscaling Clean Energy Access’

August 4, 2021 | Source: This Day

[This Day] The Minister of state for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor has said women can play key roles in providing solutions towards upscaling clean energy access and with their unique positioning, connect to communities to deliver sustainable energy prod…

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Uganda: Food Prices Shoot Up in Teso Over Prolonged Drought

August 4, 2021 | Source: Monitor

[Monitor] Prices of basic food crops in Teso Sub-region have gone up over crop failure precipitated by a prolonged dry spell.

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Kenya: Met Bureau Forecasts End of Cold Season, Dry Spell in Most of the Country

August 4, 2021 | Source: Capital FM

[Capital FM] Nairobi — The Kenya Meteorological department on Tuesday forecast an end of cold season in Nairobi and Rift Valley, with maximum temperatures in the said areas expected to range between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius.

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Nigeria: Residents Flee As Erosion Sweeps Homes Into River

August 4, 2021 | Source: Daily Trust

[Daily Trust] Five buildings and other property in Obogoro community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa have been swept into Ikoli River following a landslide arising from coastal erosion.

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East Africa: East Africa Poised to Monitor Carbon Emission

August 4, 2021 | Source: East African

[East African] East Africa will soon be able to monitor how much carbon dioxide or methane is produced by particular activity at any particular point in time thanks to a NASA-aided system that combines observable ground data, real time satellite measur…

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