Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

Ho flooded ,one killed
A 5-year-old boy has be found in flood  waters, in the Volta regional capital of Ghana,Ho. This was after 2-hours of heavy downpour  Friday afternoon  which flooded parts of regional capital. The boy, identified as Nicholas Attah, was retrieved in one of  the open drainage facilities near the Ho... Read more
Niger floods: Nine children killed as homes collapse
Image captionHouses collapse, roads are damaged At least nine children are reported to have died as houses in Niger’s capital, Niamey, collapsed following heavy rain. The rain has caused floods and extensive damage, including to one of the main markets in the city centre. Homes collapsed in several parts... Read more
2 wildlife rangers shot and killed by poachers in Congo park
  Elephant poachers have killed two wildlife rangers in a shootout in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reports African Parks, a not-for-profit conservation group that manages ten protected areas across Africa in partnership with governments and local communities. While out patrolling on April 11,... Read more