East African Gas Boom - A Ticking Environmental Bomb?


While the region is about to experience economic wins, oil and natural gas exploration must only continue if scientifically tight and if environmental and social factors are included, writes Thembi Mutch for African Arguments.

  • East Africa:  Gas Boom Threatens Environment

    African Arguments, 27 September 2012

    East Africa is about to experience a hydrocarbon induced economic boom. However, the disconnect between what oil and petrol companies say is happening regarding the development of ... read more »

Damage to the environment could also threaten human livelihoods, the eco-system and bio-diversity.

  • Rwanda:  Environmental Degradation Threatens Gorillas, and Tourism Earnings

    Rwanda Focus, 18 June 2012

    The projected revenue from tourism earnings for the year 2012 is US$ 277 million, says Rica Rwigamba, the tourism unit head at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB). If this target is ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Resource Plunderers Shouldn't Go Scot-Free

    Tanzania Daily News, 15 August 2012

    REPORTS that three officers in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism have been sacked and disciplinary measures taken against several others over smuggling of live wild ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Radiation Exposure, Protection Ways

    Ethiopian Press Agency, 15 September 2012

    Many developed countries get their energies from nuclear power technology. Nuclear power is the use of sustained nuclear fission to generate heat and electricity. Nuclear power ... read more »

  • East Africa:  Asking Questions About Oil and Gas

    African Arguments, 13 August 2012

    In July this year the China-Africa Ministerial Conference in Beijing took place. Forty-nine African countries and China agreed the fortunes of oil and natural gas extraction in ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  222 Environmental Degradation Cases Filed

    Tanzania Daily News, 5 July 2012

    ABOUT 222 cases of environmental degradation have been filed between November 2010 and May 2012, the Minister of State in the First Vice-President's Office (Environment), Ms Fatma ... read more »

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