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Ocean Pollution to Artwork: How One Company in Africa is Raising Awareness by Recycling

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Ocean Pollution to Artwork: How One Company in Africa is Raising Awareness by Recycling

Source: Accuweather/Kevin Byrne - April 27, 2017

Flip-flops are one of the most common types of pollution found in oceans around the world, and one company in Africa is raising awareness by more…

A New Use For Plastic: Entrepreneur Turns Waste Into a Way to Save Trees in Kenya

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A New Use For Plastic: Entrepreneur Turns Waste Into a Way to Save Trees in Kenya

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Benson Rioba - March 16, 2017

Plastic littering the streets of Kariobangi is an eyesore for many residents. But for Aghan Oscar it spells opportunity.

Thirteen years ago, Aghan, bothered by more…

The Western Indian Ocean’s Blue Economy Can Thrive, Here’s How

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The Western Indian Ocean’s Blue Economy Can Thrive, Here’s How

Source: The Conversation/Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, The University of Queensland - February 9, 2017

Few readers will have heard the term “Western Indian Ocean”. Yet, this 30 million square km of ocean off the coasts of ten east and more…

Tackling Climate Change in Africa

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Tackling Climate Change in Africa

Source: Al Jazeera/Aly Abou-Sabaa - November 18, 2016

From making jam with cactus fruit, to reviving traditional underground canals to defend against drought, Morocco has a leading role in the fight against climate change in more…

African Nations Face Shared Ocean Challenges

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African Nations Face Shared Ocean Challenges

Source: Vanguard/Godfrey Bivbere - July 29, 2016

A university don, Professor Dagogo Fubara, yesterday in Lagos stated the challenges facing oceans in Africa as indiscriminate dumping, unregulated fishing, lack of adequate knowledge more…

Africa Throws Out Its Nets to Reverse the Tide of Plastic Pollution

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Africa Throws Out Its Nets to Reverse the Tide of Plastic Pollution

Source: Times Live - May 26, 2016

This is the warning issued on Wednesday by the African Marine Waste Network‚ to be launched in July‚ as African countries join hands to stem more…

Celebrating 30 Years, the Nairobi Convention Remains Model for Ocean Foresight

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Celebrating 30 Years, the Nairobi Convention Remains Model for Ocean Foresight

Source: Seychelles News Agency/Didier Dogley and Achim Steiner - June 23, 2015

Seychelles News Agency - In 1985, the West Indian Ocean was one of the cleanest oceanic regions on the planet. 30 years later, despite rapid population growth and more…

Mysterious Asphalt Mounds Discovered Off African Coast

Source: Science 2.0/Staff - November 11, 2014

Over a mile beneath the West African ocean, off the coast of Angola, are over 2,000 mounds of asphalt containing a wealth of deep-water creatures.

A more…

African Leaders Asked to Reverse Overfishing, Pursue Sustainability

Source: AllAfrica - May 20, 2014

African governments must show more commitment to the conservation of their water resources in order to protect and preserve their contribution to future generations.

The more…

‘Ocean Grabbing’ Steals Livelihoods and Billions of Dollars from Africa

Source: TheGuardian/Charlotte Seager - May 9, 2014

Africa is losing billions to illegal and shadowy practices in fishing, according to the Africa Progress Report.

Tens of thousands of artisanal fishermen in Africa more…