On 26 November 2009, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso was awarded his fifth honorary doctorate in recognition of his efforts for the environment. This time, the degree was bestowed by the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) in Ouagadougou. Director Paul Ginies pointed out that not only had the president founded the Institute in 2006, but he was also actively involved in its future plans. Compaore hopes to make Ouagadougou the African science capital by enticing 5000 PhD candidates of all nationalities to enroll at the Institute, which focuses on climate change and water issues. He has previously received degrees from universities in France, Japan, and Thailand.
- West Africa: New Push to Alleviate Water Scarcity in Senegal River Basin and Wider Sahel December 9, 2013[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved US$228.5 million for a new push to boost water management in the Senegal River Basin and further improve the development prospects of Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal.
- Egypt: Water Ministers of Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia Resume Meetings in Khartoum On Monday December 9, 2013[Egypt Online]The Water Resources Ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will resume their meetings in Khartoum this week in a bid to approve a joint mechanism for implementing the world expert panel's recommendations on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
- Cameroon: Water Charter for Sustainable Management of Lake Chad Basin December 9, 2013[Cameroon Tribune]The legal instrument was presented to member countries on Friday December 6, 2013 for ratification by parliaments.
- Kenya: 10-Day Water Shortage in Eldoret Town Estates December 9, 2013[The Star]ELDORET town has had a water shortage for the last ten days. Most residents are now using water from boreholes and rivers.
- Kenya: Lodwar Water Firm to Get New Directors December 9, 2013[The Star]TURKANA Governor Josephat Nanok will this week disband the board of directors at the Lodwar Water and Sewerage Company. Last week, Nanok said corruption is rampant at the company. He said the Lowasco board has misappropriated funds.
- Namibia: Swedish Town Officials Visit Mariental December 9, 2013[New Era]Mariental -A high-powered delegation of the Swedish town of Staffanstorps is currently in Mariental to assist the municipality with structural development, water management, wastewater planning and recycling.
- Egypt: Status of 3,000 Small Water Stations to Be Legalized December 9, 2013[Egypt Online]The Council of Governors agreed on legalizing the status of about 3,000 small water stations nationwide that were established by charity and did not meet the health conditions.
- Kenya: Clean Your Hair Atleast Once a Week December 9, 2013[The Star]How often do you wash your hair? While considering personal hygiene, the hair is neglected. However, many a time, the hair gets dirtier than the body. For this reason, attention must be given. Toni Airo, a hair specialist explains the steps you should take to maintain a clean scalp.
- Zimbabwe: Dam Project Displaces Hundreds of Families December 6, 2013[IRIN]Masvingo -Several thousand people in southeastern Zimbabwe's drought-prone Masvingo province have had to leave their ancestral homes and villages in exchange for plots of undeveloped land lacking any infrastructure, in order to make way for the construction of a dam.
- Africa: Gates' Scheme to Reinvent the Toilet Is 'Too High-Tech' December 5, 2013[SciDev.Net]Bill and Melinda Gates's competition to produce a high-tech toilet for the developing world has been questioned by toilet experts.
- West Africa: New Push to Alleviate Water Scarcity in Senegal River Basin and Wider Sahel December 9, 2013
- For Better or For Worse – Fracking in the Rustic Karoo November 25, 2013To the casual passer-by, Petrus Kabaliso and his wife Cynthia present a disarmingly rustic sight, seated as they are under the shade of a date palm at a truck stop in the scorching Karoo desert, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, a battered umbrella held jauntily over their heads. “We find it very hard to […]The post For Better or For Worse – Fracking […]Gavin du Venage
- Different Water Fortunes for Batswana in Limpopo Basin November 5, 2013Botswana is a very dry country but there are places where there is enough water for irrigation. There are also places in the Limpopo basin where even water to drink is difficult to get.The post Different Water Fortunes for Batswana in Limpopo Basin appeared first on Inter Press Service.Ish Mafundikwa
- Zambezi River Authority Working to Avoid Kariba Mistakes at Batoka October 31, 2013Tens of thousands of people were forcibly moved from their homes to make way for the Kariba Dam almost 60 years ago. A new Hydroelectric Scheme is being proposed at Batoka upstream from Kariba and the Zambezi River Authority is working to ensure that the lives of those in the vicinity are not overly disrupted. […]The post Zambezi River Authority Working to […]Ish Mafundikwa
- Power Struggle Rises Over Tanzania’s Pangani River October 24, 2013This is the last in a three-part series on Tanzania’s Pangani River BasinThe post Power Struggle Rises Over Tanzania’s Pangani River appeared first on Inter Press Service.Kizito Makoye
- Tanzania’s Coastal Communities Forced to Drink Seawater October 22, 2013This is the second in a three-part series on Tanzania’s Pangani River BasinThe post Tanzania’s Coastal Communities Forced to Drink Seawater appeared first on Inter Press Service.Kizito Makoye
- Conflicts Over Water Rise in Tanzania October 18, 2013This is the first in a three-part series on Tanzania’s Pangani River BasinThe post Conflicts Over Water Rise in Tanzania appeared first on Inter Press Service.Kizito Makoye
- From Toilet to Tap for Water Scarce City October 1, 2013This is the final story in a three-part series on Kwa-Zulu Natal's Umgeni RiverThe post From Toilet to Tap for Water Scarce City appeared first on Inter Press Service.Brendon Bosworth
- For Better or For Worse – Fracking in the Rustic Karoo November 25, 2013
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- Kenya: Clean Your Hair Atleast Once a Week December 9, 2013How often do you wash your hair? While considering personal hygiene, the hair is neglected. However, many a time, the hair gets dirtier than the body. For this reason, attention must be given. Toni Airo, a hair specialist explains the steps you should take to maintain a clean scalp. Source Article from http://allafrica.com/stories/201312090189.htmlKenya: Cle […]
- Zimbabwe: Dam Project Displaces Hundreds of Families December 9, 2013Masvingo — Several thousand people in southeastern Zimbabwe’s drought-prone Masvingo province have had to leave their ancestral homes and villages in exchange for plots of undeveloped land lacking any infrastructure, in order to make way for the construction of a dam. The Tokwe-Mukosi dam is being built by an Italian company, Sanlin, with funding from […] […]
- Tanzania: Stanbic Throws Its Weight On Schools Sanitation December 9, 2013STANBIC Bank Tanzania has thrown its weight on schools sanitation pumping about 250m/- in next three years under School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (SWASH) programme. To start with, the bank, calling Africa its home, handed over two new and one renovated toilet blocks worth 80m/- to Maendeleo Primary School in Temeke Municipality, in Dar es […]
- Kenya: Nairobi Set for Water Rationing in Dry Spell December 9, 2013THE Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company has said there will be water rationing in the city during the dry season. Speaking during the NWSC decade celebration in Nairobi yesterday, managing director Philip Gichuki said the current water supply in the city is lower than the demand because the company has limited sources of water. “We […]
- Africa: Gates’ Scheme to Reinvent the Toilet Is ‘Too High-Tech’ December 9, 2013Bill and Melinda Gates’s competition to produce a high-tech toilet for the developing world has been questioned by toilet experts. An environmental engineer and an NGO worker have criticised the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for funding the development of advanced toilets that would be too expensive to provide sanitation for the 2.5 billion people […] […]
- Nigeria: I Can’t Give All Rivers People Bottled Water – Amaechi December 3, 2013Port Harcourt — GOVERNOR Chibuike Amaechi has appealed to the House of Representatives to summon the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and her counterpart in the Ministry of Water Resources, Stella Ochekpe to explain why the government had continued withhold the World bank and African Development Bank […] […]
- Nigeria: Water Project – Amaechi Wants House to Summon Okonjo-Iweala December 3, 2013Ernest Chinwo Rivers State Governor, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, Monday called on the House of Representatives to summon the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Stella Ochekpe, with a view to investigating the circumstances surrounding the seizure of the World Bank and African […]
- Zimbabwe: Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate to Craft Strategic Plan December 3, 2013THE Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate is in the processing of crafting a strategic plan that is in sync with the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim Asset), Parliamentarians heard this morning.Appearing before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Permanent secre […]
- Angola: Multi-Sector Team Leaves for Cunene Over for Cholera December 3, 2013A multi-sector delegation consisting of physicians, nurses and diagnosis technicians, will leave on Wednesday to southern Cunene province to reinforce the teams to engaged in the fight against cholera that has claimed 133 people in 12 months, Angop learned on Monday. A Health source said that 133 deaths have been recorded from December 2012 out […]
- Liberia: LWSC Extends Water Supply December 3, 2013The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) has announced that it has made further extensions of its services to residents in Monrovia and its environs. The expansion is part of plans by the corporation to restore piped water to all of Monrovia. The process of expansion begun when the Management of LWSC purchased and installed […]
- Kenya: Clean Your Hair Atleast Once a Week December 9, 2013
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