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Tanzania plans to ban the production, importation, sale and use of all single-use plastic bags by July, to help tackle pollution from non-biodegradable waste, the Environment Minister January Makamba told Parliament on Monday.
Zimbabwe has withdrawn a warning about a dam wall at risk of bursting, due to cyclone Idai, the information ministry said on Monday.
The “Black Friday’’ shopping splurge at the end of November is “black, most likely, for the planet,’’ a French Minister warned as shops around the country promoted their special offers.
Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released, 10 days after he was seized by armed men in the city of Dar Es Salaam.
German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said on Wednesday that his plan to battle air pollution in cities by retrofitting older diesel vehicles would not require taxpayer funds or money from the car owners.
The Philippines’ environment minister on Monday ordered the stoppage of all small-scale mining activities in a mountainous region in the country’s north following major landslides after super typhoon Mangkhut hit the country.
Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia's seventh prime minister in 11 years Friday after a stunning party revolt against Malcolm Turnbull, which the new leader admitted had left the government "bruised and battered".
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said a hand grenade was to blame for the election rally blast that killed two people last week, state media reported on Friday.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon railed at London's "mad Brexiteers" on Monday after holding talks with EU officials in Brussels, where she firmly backed Britain staying in the bloc's customs union and single market after the divorce.
In Ghana, mosques and churches are seen to be compounding the problem of noise pollution, according to a report by Deutsche Welle.
Zimbabwe's former first lady Grace Mugabe ordered national parks officials to release ivory to her from its stowrerooms to be given as gifts to first ladies in Asia, a newspaper claimed Wednesday.
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) yesterday released a report showing how over 1.4 million illegal rosewood logs from Nigeria, worth $300 million, were laundered into China.
A ban on plastic bags came into force Monday in Kenya and those found in violation of the ban could be given a maximum fine of US $38 000 or serve a four-year jail term.