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- South Africa: Minister Nomvula Mokonyane Launches Technical Skills Development Programme, 30 Jun June 30, 2016[SA Govt] The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms. Nomvula Mokonyane, will tomorrow, 30 June 2016, launch a partnership with leading South African construction firm, Group 5, aimed at providing technical skills training to young people.
- Zimbabwe: Hwange Colliery, ZPC to Partner in Water Project June 30, 2016[The Herald] COMMUNITIES under Chief Hwange in Hwange District are set to benefit from a project to draw water from the Zambezi River, which is being spearheaded by Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL), and the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC).
- Tanzania: Water Tariffs for Review in 2016/17 June 30, 2016[Daily News] Dodoma -The Minister for Water and irrigation, Dr Gerson Lwenge, has announced the decrease of water prices following removal of Value Added Tax (VAT) in water treatment reagents declared during the 2016/17 National Budget.
- Liberia: World Bank $U.S.17 Million Sanitation Project Fails in Liberia? - MCC, PCC Accuse Contractors June 30, 2016[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The issue of poor sanitation in and Monrovia remains a serious problem, especially with millions of United States dollars pumped in by the World Bank. The Project approved November 13, 2019, will be ending December 30, 2016. The million dollar question is: "Has the World Bank Sanitation Project achieve?"
- Southern Africa: SADC Responds to Water, Energy Challenges June 29, 2016[The Herald] Water and energy are essential to human and economic development, which are hampered in southern Africa due to the current shortages.
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation On South Africa and Netherlands Partnership for Water June 29, 2016[SA Govt] South Africa and Netherlands form partnership for water
- Botswana: Botswana, Kenya Seal Deal June 29, 2016[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana and Kenya have signed a Memorundum of Understanding (MoU) on integrated water resource management and tourism sector.
- South Africa: Minister Nomvula Mokonyane Launches Jericho Rural Water Supply Project, 1 Jul June 28, 2016[SA Govt] The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms. Nomvula Mokonyane, will be launching the Jericho Rural Water Supply project on Friday 1 July.
- Malawi: Rainwater Harvesting Critical in Addressing Water Scarcity June 28, 2016[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development says placing rainwater harvesting technology as a major area of developing new water source would make the water resource sector vibrant in promoting national development.
- Tanzania: Zanzibar Cautions Residents On Cholera June 28, 2016[Daily News] Zanzibar -The Zanzibar Ministry of Health has issued a fresh warning on cholera, reminding residents here that they should not relax in taking health precautions.
- South Africa: Minister Nomvula Mokonyane Launches Technical Skills Development Programme, 30 Jun June 30, 2016
- Suspend Saudi Arabia from Human Rights Council, Human Rights Groups Say June 30, 2016Saudi Arabia’s membership in the Human Rights Council (HRC) should be suspended by members of the UN General Assembly, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) said on Wednesday. The two human rights groups have joined forces to make the exceptional call for action, noting that it is based on Saudi Arabia’s “gross and […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- North and South Face Off Over “Right to the City” June 30, 2016The declaration that will be presented for approval at the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in October has again sparked conflict between the opposing positions taken by the industrial North and the developing South. The aim of the conference, to be held in Quito, Ecuador from October 17-20, is […] […]Emilio Godoy
- Throne of sand June 30, 2016IN Japan, ritual suicide is known as hara-kiri. In Great Britain, the equivalent is a referendum. On Wednesday, June 22, the United Kingdom stood confidently astride the Channel, with one foot in the British Isles and the other in the European Union. At 9am the morning after, the referendum called by Prime Minister David Cameron […]F.S. Aijazuddin
- Saving the Sundarbans – The foreign aid conundrum June 30, 2016In the wake of the Paris Conference of Parties (COP) 21, as countries are designing their post-climate action plans, needless to say, aid for developing countries for climate change adaptation and mitigation needs remains on the negotiating table. However, the Paris deal was not only about aid. The question to both donor and aid recipients […]Nazneen Ahmed
- Post-War Truth and Justice Still Elusive in Bougainville June 30, 2016Almost every family in the islands of Bougainville, an autonomous region of about 300,000 people in the Pacific Island state of Papua New Guinea, has a story to tell of death and suffering during the decade long civil war (1989-1998), known as ‘the Crisis.’ Yet fifteen years after the 2001 peace agreement, there is no […]Catherine Wilson
- The Geography of Poverty June 30, 2016Jomo Kwame Sundaram was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Developmentand received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007Jomo Kwame Sundaram
- Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths June 29, 2016Patience*, a Ugandan maid, planned on taking her three-year-old son for polio immunization during the country’s mass campaigns a year ago, until her landlord’s wife told her a shocking myth. “The medicine they are injecting them with means the boy when he’s an adult won’t be able to reproduce,” Patience, 32, recalled to IPS what […]Amy Fallon
- Suspend Saudi Arabia from Human Rights Council, Human Rights Groups Say June 30, 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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