With good reason, Africa is excited over the prospects of sharing in the multi-trillion maritime industry, with the continent’s Agenda 2063 envisioning the blue economy as a foremost contributor to transformation and growth.


Foreign Affairs Monica Juma with JICA president Shinichi Kitaoka on the sidelines of the TICAD…

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Unless the shipping companies and crew comply fully with rules on reducing marine plastic litter from vessels, the quantity of plastics in the oceans will outweigh fishes by 2050.

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), said it had received warnings from some scientists on the huge problem in the…

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Kenyan islanders have built a boat made entirely of recycled plastic collected during clean-ups of the ocean to highlight the growing menace of plastic waste that ends up in the sea.



Last year, the Kenyan government imposed the world's toughest law against plastic bags, with offenders - including…

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We are drowning in plastic! It pollutes our oceans, beaches, rivers and forests. Let's talk solutions.

 

We meet "trash heroes" in Indonesia's Bali who are trying to do away with plastic. The East African country of Kenya was so fed up with its plastic waste, it imposed a ban on plastic bags one year ago. We check in to see how they are faring. And we have more on bioplastics.

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In a determined effort to reduce the amount of waste that makes its way into our oceans, the City of Cape Town has partnered with several key players to remove garbage from local rivers.

A meeting took place to investigate how to reduce the waste in local water…

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The Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) is studying some commercial fish species at the Kenyan Coast.


One of the three Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute's fish cages lowered into the Indian Ocean at Mombasa's Mkomani on Friday. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]

In an interview with The Standard…

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