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- Malawi: JB Calls On Chitipa to Take Care of Its Water Resources April 16, 2014[Malawi News Agency]Chitipa -President Dr. Joyce Banda has called on people in Chitipa to take full responsibility of the water development projects taking place in the district to guarantee access to safe clean water.
- Gambia: 30 Youths Trained On Waste Management April 16, 2014[The Point]A six-week training on Waste Management for 30 youths drawn from 5 regions - Central River Region, Lower River Region, North Bank Region, Upper River Region and West Coast Region - is underway at the Gambia Technical Training Institution (GTTI).
- Tanzania: Floods Cause Water Shortage in Dar April 16, 2014[Daily News]SEVERAL parts of Dar es Salaam and Coast regions have since Sunday experienced acute water shortage, which the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Corporation (Dawasco) has attributed to the shutdown of two water pumping stations at Upper Ruvu and Mtoni due to floods.
- Uganda: NWSC Wins Global Award April 16, 2014[Observer]National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has won the prestigious 2014 Water Leaders award during the Global Water Summit held recently in Paris, France.
- Malawi: JB Launches Chitipa Water Project April 16, 2014[Malawi News Agency]Chitipa -Chitipa District woes for water shortage will be a story of the past once Chitipa Water Supply Project, launched Tuesday by State President Joyce Banda, is completed.
- Eritrea: Seminar Regarding Quality, Potential and Management of Underground Water in Asmara Conducted April 16, 2014[Shabait]Asmara -A seminar dealing with the quality, potential and management of underground water in Asmara was conducted yesterday witnessing the participation of heads of pertinent business ventures, line ministries, PFDJ branch, members of regional Assembly and sub-zonal Administrators, among others.
- Africa: New Commitments in Water and Sanitation Will Transform Children's Lives April 15, 2014[Unicef]Washington, DC -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim today joined over 50 countries in setting concrete targets to reach the 2.5 billion people across the globe still without adequate sanitation, and the almost 750 million without safe drinking water.
- Tanzania: Govt Renews Pledge On Reliable Water Supply April 15, 2014[Daily News]THE government has promised to ensure the majority of people in rural areas access safe and reliable supply of water for domestic, irrigation and industrial purposes between June, this year and the end of next year.
- Malawi: Malawi Govt Committed to Providing Clean Safe Water April 15, 2014[Malawi News Agency]Karonga -President Dr. Joyce Banda has said that her Government is committed to providing clean safe water to the population at all times.
- Liberia: At Last, Clean Water in Luila Village After 10 Years April 15, 2014[FrontPageAfrica]The people of Luila, District 2 in Bong County were Monday overjoyed as they rolled out the drums and put on their dancing shoes. Their joy stemmed from the donation of a hand pump by their lawmaker, Rep. Prince Kermue Moye (Unity Party) to the town.
- Malawi: JB Calls On Chitipa to Take Care of Its Water Resources April 16, 2014
- “Sanitation for All” a Rapidly Receding Goal April 12, 2014World leaders on Friday discussed plans to expand sustainable access for water, sanitation and hygiene, focusing in particular on how to reach those in remote rural areas and slums where development projects have been slow to penetrate. The meeting, which took place amidst the semi-annual gatherings here of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF […]Michelle Tullo
- World Bank Clears Congo’s Controversial Dam Project March 21, 2014The World Bank Thursday approved a 73.1-million-dollar grant in support of a controversial giant dam project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). With another 33.4 million dollars approved by the African Development Bank late last year, the grant, which is being provided by the Bank’s soft-loan affiliate, the International Development Association ( […]Jim Lobe
- Climate Change Triggers Disease Risk in Tanzania February 18, 2014Residents in low-lying areas in Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, are potentially at risk of contracting waterborne diseases as heavy rains, which started last week, continue to pound the city. Early this month, the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) announced that Dar es Salaam was among the areas in northern and southern Tanzania that would […]The […]Kizito Makoye
- Plugging South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Leaks February 12, 2014The South African government’s earnest rush to provide water to millions of people post-apartheid may have jeopardised its attempts to provide services to the country in the long run. South Africa is the 30th driest country in the world, yet it is one of the fastest-growing water consumers. According to the National Treasury’s 2012 Budget […]The post Pluggin […]Melany Bendix
- DRC Mega-Dam to Be Funded by Private Sector, Groups Charge February 11, 2014Watchdog groups here are warning that a deal has been struck that would see Chinese investors fund a massive, contentious dam on the Congo River, the first phase of a project that could eventually be the largest hydroelectric project in the world. Discussions around the Inga III dam proposal, in the Democratic Republic of Congo […]The post DRC Mega-Dam to Be […]Carey L. Biron
- 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
- 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
- “Sanitation for All” a Rapidly Receding Goal April 12, 2014
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- Nigeria: Cholera Ravages Nigeria April 14, 2014Abuja, Jos, Sokoto, Gusau and Bauchi — … kills over 100 since January A new wave of cholera epidemic blowing across the country may have claimed hundreds of lives since January and does not seem to be abating anytime soon with the onset of the rainy season, Weekly Trust findings reveal. The Nigerian Centre for […]
- Zimbabwe: In Photos – the Aftermath of Zimbabwe’s Tokwe-Mukorsi Dam Disaster April 14, 2014The Tokwe-Mukorsi dam project was intended to be the solution for the irrigation and electricity issues surrounding the communities of Masvingo province in Zimbabwe. However, the heaviest rainfall experienced in the province in over 40 years resulted in heavy flooding, culminating in the partial collapse of the dam. Thousands of rural farmers and their famil […]
- Angola: Mini Dam of Chicomba Under Rehabilitation April 14, 2014Chicomba — Mini dam of Chicomba municipality, 220 kilometers north off Lubango city, southern Huila province, will be rehabilitated this semester, said on Friday the municipal administrator, Lúcia Francisca. Speaking to Angop , the official said that the fund for rehabilitation works is already available, waiting just for the start of construction works assi […]
- Zimbabwe: War Over Potable Water in Mutare April 14, 2014Irate Dangamvura and Chikanga residents who have endured years of dry water taps have threatened to stage demonstrations and to boycott paying council water bills in protest against the non-completion of the Chikanga-Dangamvura water project. Residents said they were angry that the project which began in 1996, had showed no meaningful development up to now [ […]
- South Africa: Mzimvubu Project to Improve EC Water Supply April 14, 2014Water supply in the Eastern Cape is set to improve with the launch of the R12.45-billion Mzimvubu Water Project in Tsolo Junction. President Jacob Zuma on Friday oversaw the sod turning ceremony, which marked the official start of the project. The massive undertaking forms part of government’s Strategic Integrated Projects, specifically SIP 18, which focuses […]
- Africa: Sub-Saharan African Countries to Miss UN Sanitation Goal – Study April 9, 2014A new study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine finds that no sub-Saharan African country will meet the U.N. Millennium Development goal for sanitation, and that many are lagging behind achieving the target for clean drinking water as well. According to a joint report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF last […]
- Mozambique: Guebuza Inaugurates Water Distribution Centre April 9, 2014Maputo — Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Monday inaugurated the Sampene Water Distribution Centre, part of the water supply system for Quelimane, capital of the central province of Zambezia. The Distribution Centre, financed by the Mozambican government with the support of the World Bank, cost 63.3 million meticais (about 2.1 million US dollars). The […]
- Liberia: Ellen Addresses Water Summit in Paris April 9, 2014President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in Paris, France on the last leg of her official visit to Europe. The last week, President was in Brussels, Belgium, where she participated in the 4th EU-Africa Summit. Later in Rome, Italy, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addressed a special event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda organized by the Rome-based […]
- Gambia: No Development Without Electricity, Water – Says Energy Minister April 9, 2014The Energy minister, Teneng Mba-Jaiteh, has underscored that there cannot be any development in the absence of electricity and water supply, while reaffirming government’s commitment to the cause. She was speaking Monday while leading a delegation of senior officials from her Ministry and the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) to selected water a […]
- Namibia: No Toilets for Grape Workers April 9, 2014Aussenkehr — Workers at Aussenkehr grape companies still use buckets or the open veld to relieve themselves despite working for firms that have tens of millions in annual turnover. Over 60 percent of Namibians have poor access to water and sanitation facilities and are sujected to unsafe hygiene practices. One of the workers Taimi Kanyemba […]
- Nigeria: Cholera Ravages Nigeria April 14, 2014
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