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- 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.
- Nigeria: Rural Water Supply Is Number One Priority - - Shazin May 4, 2016[Daily Trust] Mr. Joseph Shazin, was the former chairman of Kwali Area Council, Abuja, between 2010 to 2013 on the platform of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). He lost re-election to the outgoing chairman of the council, Mr. Ibrahim Daniel, of the PDP, in 2013, when he sought for re-election. But he just won the April 9, 2016, council poll on th […]
- Nigeria: Dapa - Kwali Community Where Water Is 'Gold' May 4, 2016[Daily Trust] For the people of Dapa community in Kwali Area Council, getting potable water is a major challenge. Locals go through much pain to get water from under a rock crevice.
- Nigeria: Adamu - Why 54 Million Nigerians Don't Have Access to Portable Water May 4, 2016[This Day] The Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu, said on Tuesday that over 54 million Nigerians cannot get portable water to drink.
- Namibia: Tapping Okavango Water On the Cards May 4, 2016[Namibian] Windhoek -The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry will commence work on a bulk water supply project from the Okavango River to central Namibia in 2018.
- Zimbabwe: Dry Weekend for Harare May 4, 2016[The Herald] Most suburbs in Harare will run without water between Friday and Monday next week following a complete shutdown of Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Plant to repair valves and pipes. The city urges residents to store bulk water for critical use in light of the scheduled shutdown from May 6-9. The shutdown will affect all of Harare's institutio […]
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation Intervenes in Waste Water Management May 3, 2016[SA Govt] As the custodian of South Africa's water resources, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is responsible for the effective management of the nation's water resources to meet the needs of the current and future generations. As South Africa is a water scarce country, it is of utmost importance that our water resources are well looked […]
- Liberia: World Bank, LWSC Sign U.S.$ 10.4 Million Credit Deal May 3, 2016[NEWS] The World Bank Group and the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) on Wednesday signed a credit loan agreement in the amount of US$10.4 million.
- Tanzania: Cholera, Flood Victims in Zanzibar Receive Aid May 4, 2016
- High-Level Defamation Cases Curb Critical Journalism May 4, 2016High-level defamation, libel and sedition cases in Asian countries are sending signals to journalists that writing critical journalism can cost millions of dollars or years in prison. “Increasingly we’re seeing countries, especially countries that call themselves democracies, (using) this more subtle approach within the means of the law to silence criticism, […]Lyndal Rowlands
- On World Press Freedom Day, A View From Asia May 3, 2016Travel in many parts of Asia, as I do, and you are likely to find everyone looking at their smartphones – even in remote areas – hungry for information wherever they can find it. Certainly it is true that access to information has increased dramatically in the last few decades across Asia, as many nations […]Josette Sheeran
- Could the UN be Doing More to Protect Journalists? May 3, 2016As the world commemorates World Press Freedom Day, a coalition of some 35 press freedom groups is calling on the 193-member General Assembly to appoint a Special Representative of the Secretary General to monitor and oversee the safety of journalists worldwide. Asked about the proposal, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters: “Obviously (this is) s […]Thalif Deen
- Analysis: The Role of the Free Press in Sustainable Development May 3, 2016This year’s World Press Freedom Day marks the 250th anniversary of the first-ever freedom of information law, enacted in what are now Sweden and Finland. 3 May, 2016 is more than just an important anniversary, however; this is the first celebration of World Press Freedom Day since the adoption of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development […]Maddie Felts
- Mideast: 1 in 3 Bribes to Access Basic Public Services May 3, 2016Just an ordinary citizen living in a Middle East and North of Africa country and requring a birth certificate for your new-born daughter? No problem—just take something with you, either some cash, a pack of cigarettes or buy a glass of tea with milk and a lot of sugar. Or a rich Middle-Eastern and want […]Baher Kamal
- Indian Women Worst Hit by Water Crisis May 3, 2016A staggering 330 million Indians, making up a quarter of the country’s population (or roughly the entire population of the United States), are currently reeling under the effects of a severe drought, resulting in an acute drinking water shortage and agricultural distress. State governments are resorting to emergency measures like rushing water trains carryin […]Neeta Lal
- The Family Garden Going Out of Style in Cuban Countryside May 3, 2016In the past, all rural homes in Cuba had gardens for putting fresh vegetables on the dinner table. The local term for these gardens is “conuco”, a word with indigenous roots that is still used in several Caribbean nations. The gardens provided the foundation for healthy meals based on vegetables and fruit grown without chemicals. […]Ivet Gonzalez
- High-Level Defamation Cases Curb Critical Journalism May 4, 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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