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- South Africa: Bucket Toilet Deadline Missed - Nmb Remains Highest Bucket Metro, Infringing Dignity May 5, 2016[DA] "All Missionvale township residents will be able to flush a working toilet by April." said Infrastructure and Engineering Head, ANC Councillor Andile Mfunda, on 11 February 2016.
- Angola: Ministry of Energy and Water Holds Press Conference On Friday May 5, 2016[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ministry of Energy and Water will hold on Friday a press conference which will address issues related to infrastructure projects underway in the sector, in order to meet the challenges of the country's economic growth and development of cities.
- Rwanda: RNP, SFH Rwanda, Youth Volunteers Join Efforts to Promote Security and Hygiene May 5, 2016[News of Rwanda] Rwanda National Police (RNP), Society for Family Health (SFH) Rwanda and the Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing Organisation (RYVCPO) have signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding to strengthen awareness in security and hygiene.
- Tanzania: Arusha City Water Project for Takeoff May 5, 2016[Daily News] Dodoma -The government has obtained a 462.37bn/- (about 210.96 million US dollars) loan from the African Development Bank for improving water services in Arusha.
- Rwanda: Police, SFH Rwanda and Youth Volunteers in Joint Hygiene Campaign May 5, 2016[New Times] Rwanda National Police (RNP), Society for Family Health (SFH) Rwanda and the Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing Organisation (RYVCPO) have signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding to strengthen awareness in security and hygiene.
- Ethiopia: Waste Dumping Grounds As Goldmines May 5, 2016[Ethiopian Herald] The delivery of electricity in a modern fashion takes top priority among other infrastructure needs in agrarian countries, like Ethiopia, which badly need to break away from their modest economic status through expanding the industrial sector and speeding up rural development.
- Ethiopia: Aa Sanitation Agency Makes Money in Recycled Waste May 5, 2016[Addis Fortune] Addis Abeba City Sanitation Administration Agency (AACSAA) released its nine month performance report for this fiscal year, in which it reportedly collected three million Birr from recycling 30pc of solid waste the city created. The recycling was done in Sandafa Sanitary Landfill.
- Tanzania: Cholera, Flood Victims in Zanzibar Receive Aid May 4, 2016[Daily News] Zanzibar -The Zanzibar government has thanked individuals and organisations who have been providing Aid to victims rendered homeless by floods and Cholera patients in the Islands.
- Malawi: Locals Complain of High Water Bills May 4, 2016[Nyasa Times] Residents in Karonga have taken to task the Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) for high water bills and have since warned of a vigil until the water tariffs have been brought down.
- Liberia: 'Declare Popo Beach Disaster Zone' May 4, 2016[NEWS] The political leader of the All Liberian Party (ALP) Benoni Urey is calling on the Government of Liberia to declare the Popo Beach Community in the Borough of New Kru Town as a disaster zone.
- South Africa: Bucket Toilet Deadline Missed - Nmb Remains Highest Bucket Metro, Infringing Dignity May 5, 2016
- Deteriorating Protection of Journalists’ Sources a Global Problem May 5, 2016The freedom of the press is a universally cherished democratic right, but what may have been overlooked as the World Day Freedom of Information was celebrated on Wednesday is that the ability of journalists to protect their source is increasingly coming under attack by authorities. To Julie Posetti, there should be global standard adopted by […]Linus Atarah
- Religious Leaders Can End Harmful Cultural Practices & Advance Women’s Empowerment May 5, 2016Dr Seth Berkley, @Gaviseth is an epidemiologist and the CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Siddharth Chatterjee, @sidchat1 is the UNFPA Representative to Kenya.Seth Berkley and Siddharth Chatterjee
- Farmers Hold Keys to Ending Poverty, Hunger, FAO Says May 5, 2016With recent data showing that 793 million people still go to bed hungry, ending hunger and poverty in 15 years is the next development challenge that world leaders have set for themselves. As part of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), these two have been made a special priority because of their impact on the world’s […]Friday Phiri
- Seeking a New Farming Revolution May 5, 2016As the World Farmers’ Organization meets for its annual conference in Zambia to promote policies that strengthen this critical sector, IPS looks at how farmers across the globe are tackling the interconnected challenges of climate change, market fluctuations, water and land management, and energy access.Kitty Stapp
- A Region’s Eyes Turn to Healthy Nutrition May 5, 2016José Graziano da Silva is Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).Jose Graziano da Silva
- Is the System Broke or Broken? May 4, 2016Though the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit may seem timely, a debate ensues on an important question: is the world humanitarian system broke or broken? The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, which takes place in Istanbul on May 23-24, was convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to address the pressing needs of today’s humanitarian problems. “We be […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- The Waves of the Pacific Are on Chile’s Energy Horizon May 4, 2016Chile, a country with 6,435 km of Pacific Ocean coast line, could find in wave and tidal power a solution to its need to diversify its energy mix. According to a study commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), this South American country has 164 MW in wave energy potential, which makes it unique in […]Orlando Milesi and Marianela Jarroud
- Deteriorating Protection of Journalists’ Sources a Global Problem May 5, 2016
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- 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 […]
- COP21: Why talking about the weather is important January 11, 2016IS, 10 December 2015 (IRIN) – As weather becomes more extreme and erratic, the scramble for a bigger and better set of tools to cope with the fallout is on. “Science is quite clear that we’re experiencing more frequent extremes. While we’re sure about some of the impacts and extremes, we’re also getting more surprises,” […]
- Call for Flagship Project Proposals – NEPAD SANBio March 30, 2016
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