Category Archives: Africa

Fires pollute the air in West Africa

West Africa is changing rapidly. An explosively growing population, massive urbanization, and unregulated deforestation modify the composition of the atmosphere, thus affecting weather and climate. How exactly these emissions are changing the region in the long term is not clear. … Continue reading

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Why it’s time Africa features in global plans to manage air pollution

Two years ago the World Health Organisation (WHO) identified air pollution as the world’s worst environmental health risk. It estimated that more than seven million people die prematurely due to air pollution every year. That is a staggering one in … Continue reading

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‘There is no escape’: Nairobi’s air pollution sparks Africa health warning 

Pollution in the Kenyan capital is ‘beyond imagination’. With Africa’s predicted rise in population – and a constant stream of dirty secondhand cars from Europe and Japan – this urban health crisis could kill 1.5 million within a generation A minibus … Continue reading

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The 20 Worst air polluting cities worldwide 

The World Health Organisation has warned that over 80% of people in urban areas around the world are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution with risk greater in lower and middle-income countries. Air pollution is the greatest environmental risk … Continue reading

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Kenya: 14,000 Die Annually in Kenya Due to Air Pollution 

More than 14,300 Kenyans die every year from health conditions which can be traced back to indoor air pollution, a new United Nations report has revealed. Wood and kerosene, which are behind most of the pollution, are still the dominant … Continue reading

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The global air pollution ‘blindspot’ affecting 1 billion people 

More than 100 of the world’s poorest and most poorly governed countries have no or limited monitoring of the polluted air their citizens are breathing More than 1 billion people live in countries that do not monitor the air they … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘kills 600,000′ in Africa every year 

Every year, 600,00 people die prematurely from indoor air pollution in Africa, a report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has revealed.  According to UNEP, the continent’s reliance on the use of biomass for cooking, lighting and heating means that 90 … Continue reading

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Air pollution rising at an ‘alarming rate’ in world’s cities 

Outdoor pollution has risen 8% in five years with fast-growing cities in the developing world worst affected, WHO data shows Outdoor air pollution has grown 8% globally in the past five years, with billions of people around the world now … Continue reading

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