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- Angola: EPAL Hopes to Gain Experience to Improve Water Quality July 26, 2016[ANGOP] Luanda -Luanda Water Distribution Company (EPAL) intends to gain experience to improve the quality of water distributed to the population with the completion of the 74th Technical and Scientific Council of the African Water Association (AFWA), opened Monday in Luanda.
- Angola: Women Role in Water Supply Highlighted July 26, 2016[ANGOP] Luanda -Women play a key role in collecting and safeguarding water both for domestic and agriculture use, said Monday in Luanda the Executive Director of the African Water Association (AAE), Sylvain Usher.
- Nigeria: Nigeria Assures Citizens of Universal Access to Potable Water By 2030 July 26, 2016[Guardian] Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, says the Federal Government remains committed to making potable water available to all Nigerians by 2030.
- Tanzania: Jipendae Residents Relieved of Water Shortages At Last July 26, 2016[Daily News] Kilimanjaro -At long last the north east residents of Jipendae Division in Mwanga District who were forced to travel long distances to fetch water in Tsavo National Park in Kenya have been handed over a water project that will bury the past woes.
- Uganda: School Closed Over Poor Sanitation July 27, 2016[Monitor] Mukono -Authorities in Mukono Municipality have closed Mbogo Progressive Secondary School in Wantoni village over poor sanitation and bad learning environment.
- Botswana: Establishment of Power Regulator Coming July 26, 2016[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Mr Kitso Mokaila, has informed Parliament that his ministry had a plan to establish water and power regulators, but this proved not feasible.
- Botswana: Gaolathe Calls for Water, Power Regulator July 25, 2016[The Patriot] The MP for Gaborone Bonnington South Ndaba Gaolathe's private member motion in which he requested government to establish water and power regulator has received support from the minister responsible. Presenting his motion on Friday, Gaolathe called for the establishment of regulatory authorities for both water and power. He said that if st […]
- East Africa: Alarm As Dry Climate Hit Water Sector July 25, 2016[Daily News] Government figures shows 21.9 million or roughly 72 per cent of rural dwellers have access to clean water in their environs. Yet the ministry responsible for water and irrigation said it would target to reach 13 per cent additional residents in the rural areas to access water by 2020.
- Africa: Corruption in Water Sector Hinders Development July 25, 2016[Daily News] German - based Water Integrity Network (WIN) has called upon African governments to tackle corruption in water sector to ensure that the resources allocated are efficiently utilised to transform it.
- Rwanda: Govt Urges Farmers to Embrace Irrigation to Mitigate Drought Impact July 25, 2016[New Times] Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has urged residents of Eastern Province to embrace irrigation farming as a custom, saying this was one sure way of mitigating the impact of drought.
- Angola: EPAL Hopes to Gain Experience to Improve Water Quality July 26, 2016
- Falling Short-Police Apathy to Rape in India July 27, 2016Siddharth Chatterjee is Kenya representative for the UN Population Fund.Siddharth Chatterjee
- Climate Victims – Every Second, One Person Is Displaced by Disaster July 27, 2016Climate change and related extreme weather events have devastated the lives and livelihoods of tens of millions of most vulnerable people worldwide– by far exceeding the total of all the unfortunate and unjustifiable victims of all terrorist attacks combined. However, the unstoppable climate crisis receives just a tiny fraction of mainstream media attention. […]Baher Kamal
- Narrow National Interests Threaten Historic Refugee Agreement July 27, 2016Narrow national interests are threatening to derail an upcoming UN summit which aims to bring countries together to find a more humane and coordinated approach to large movements of refugees and migrants. The existing system, which was established after World War II, is struggling to cope with record numbers of displaced persons, Peter Sutherland, the UN Spe […]Aruna Dutt
- Climate Migrants Lead Mass Migration to India’s Cities July 26, 2016Deepa Kumari, a 36-year-old farmer from Pithoragarh district in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, lives in a one-room tenement in south Delhi’s Mongolpuri slum with her three children. Fleeing devastating floods which killed her husband last year, the widow landed up in the national capital city last week after selling off her farm and two […]Neeta Lal
- Forests and Crops Make Friendly Neighbors in Costa Rica July 26, 2016While Latin America keeps expanding its agricultural frontier by converting large areas of forest, one country, Costa Rica, has taken a different path and is now a role model for a peaceful coexistence between food production and sustainable forestry. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) flagship publication The State of the World’s Forests reveale […]Diego Arguedas Ortiz
- How Did We Arrive at This Chaos? July 26, 2016Roberto Savio is founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News.Roberto Savio
- 400 Million People Live with Hepatitis But They Do Not Know July 26, 2016With some 400 million people around the world infected with hepatitis B or C, mostly without being aware, the United Nations top health agency encourages countries to boost testing and access to services and medicines for people in need to combat the ‘ignored perils’ of this disease. A staggering 95 per cent of people infected […]Baher Kamal
- Falling Short-Police Apathy to Rape in India July 27, 2016
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- SADC’s regional situation update on El Niño-induced drought May 18, 2016The SADC region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Niño event which is affecting livelihoods and the lives especially for women, children and the elderly in the region. Please find the link for SADC’s regional situation update on El Niño-induced drought for your information and distribution to your networks. http:/ […]
- Call for Flagship Project Proposals – NEPAD SANBio March 30, 2016Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (NEPAD-SANBio) has launched an open call for funding of flagship projects in the SADC region. Funding Up to ZAR 4.5 million will be disbursed per Flagship project. Applications for the Flagship Project Grants should be in line with the following priority areas: Human health: Diagnostics, e.g. point-of-care or surveilla […]
- Position Announcement: GWPSA REGIONAL EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (RES). Closing date & time: 25 th April 2016 (12.00/noon South African time) March 27, 2016Designation: GWPSA REGIONAL EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (RES) Duty post: PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA Purpose: To develop, fund raise for, promote, manage and oversee implementation of GWPSA strategies and programmes (regional and continental), as well as develop and nurture political and programmatic relationships with key institutions and GWP Partners, for meaningful an […]
- South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal Announces Water Restrictions March 14, 2016By Amanda Khoza, News24 The uMgungundlovu District Municipality has implemented a 15% water restriction, it said on Thursday. Municipal spokesperson Mbali Ndlovu said Umgeni Water which supplies potable water to eThekwini Metro, uMgungundlovu District, Ugu District, ILembe District and Msunduzi Local Municipality, has been tasked with ensuring that the restr […]
- Gambia: UNDP Donates Equipment Worth U.S.$3 Million to Water Resources March 14, 2016By Samba Jawo The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday handed over equipment and other logistics worth US$ 3million to the Department of Water Resource through the Ministry of Environment. The equipment, which includes two boats, vehicles and IT equipment, is meant for the Early Warning Phase II Project. The deputy UNDP Resident Representati […]
- Tanzania: Water Supply to Villagers Now Encouraging March 14, 2016By Meddy Mulisa Kagera — Almost 58 per cent of the 2,458,023 Kagera residents in rural areas access clean and safe water, the Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr John Mongela has disclosed. According to Mr Mongela, in Muleba District 329,589 people access clean and safe water, equivalent to 61 per cent of the population. In […]
- Ethiopia: Project to Benefit Over 32,000 People March 14, 2016By Fanuel Lakew The non-governmental humanitarian organization Glimmer of Hope announced the transfer of various development projects with over 21 million Birr in Leaelay and Tahtay Maichew Districts, Central Zone of Tigray State. According to Organization press release sent to The Ethiopian Herald yesterday, the Integrated Community Development Programme wo […]
- Gambia: Water Shortage Remains a Challenge in Bundung March 14, 2016By Adam Jobe The perennial low volume of water supply in Bundung is increasingly becoming a problem to the residents, The Point newspaper can report. Access to pipe borne water in the community has become a great challenge for the people as the taps hardly have water when it is needed most. Residents of compounds […]
- Uganda: Promote Sanitation, Behavioural Change in Campaign Messages January 11, 2016OPINION By Bashir Hangi As political campaigns gather momentum at different levels in the country, we have heard candidates make promises on what they intend to do for the electorate. This is a good measure that gives citizens an opportunity to vote candidates who will deliver services they need most. Following the campaign promises by […]
- Polokwane experiencing severe water shortage – municipality January 11, 2016Johannesburg – Most of the reservoirs in Polokwane, Limpopo are empty and the water levels at the remaining few are running critically low, the municipality said on Saturday. “The shortage is caused by rapid increase in consumption during the heat wave,” spokesperson Tidimalo Chuene said. Since the early hours of Saturday morning the Lepelle Northern Water’s […]
- SADC’s regional situation update on El Niño-induced drought May 18, 2016
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