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- Africa: When Shit Happens February 9, 2016[IRIN] New York -Everyone defecates, but 'how' and 'where' are questions that highlight class, gender and cultural differences between us.
- Ethiopia: Ethiopia Signs Financing Agreements With AfDB February 9, 2016[Addis Fortune] In both loan and grant financing, the African Development Bank is living up to its mandate of improving the quality of life in Ethiopia
- South Africa: Municipal Strike Causes a Stink in Historic Town February 9, 2016[News24Wire] A strike by workers from the Umjindi local municipality in Mpumalanga has caused a stink in the historic mining town of Barberton.
- Ghana: Sea Water Desalination Project Brings Relief to Teshie-Nungua and Surrounding Areas February 9, 2016[Ghana Govt.] The persistent problem of lack of potable water that the people of Teshie-Nungua, a suburb of Accra, and its surrounding environs in Teshie-Nungua, the Teshie Military barracks, Batsoona, Sakumono and parts of La-Dadekotopon all in the Greater Accra Region, have encountered for more than two decades, has come to an end, thanks to the Accra Wate […]
- Ghana: Zoomlion to Provide Logistics for National Sanitation Day February 9, 2016[Ghanaian Chronicle] The Executive Chairman of waste management company Zoomlion and Jospong Group of Companies, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, as part of his outfit's corporate social responsibility, has pledged to provide all logistical needs for the National Sanitation Day, particularly, for communities in need of sanitation services.
- South Africa: Senekal's Taps Running Again February 9, 2016[News24Wire] Taps in the drought-stricken Free State town of Senekal have started running again, the Setsoto local municipality said on Monday.
- Egypt: Irrigation Minister Calls for Maximizing Use of Available Water Resources February 9, 2016[Egypt Online] Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hossam Moghazi has stressed the need for rationalizing water consumption and maximizing the use of available water resources.
- Botswana: Efforts Underway to Alleviate Water Shortage February 10, 2016[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Efforts are underway to engage a new contractor to drill and equip a borehole near Dzibanana to reduce competition between livestock and wildlife for water in Sepako and surroundings.
- Sudan: More Calls for Anti-Dam Protests in Sudan February 10, 2016[Radio Dabanga] Amri -The committee that opposes the building of the Dal dam at the Nile river has called on the people in Northern State, those who may be affected by the dams, and all Sudanese to unite and oppose the construction plans.
- Angola: Luanda Government Provides Water Suction Equipment for Flooded Areas February 10, 2016[ANGOP] Luanda -The Luanda Government (GPL) has provided the Viana municipality administration with water suction pumps and 15 tanker trucks to help with the floods in the area.
- Africa: When Shit Happens February 9, 2016
- Kidneys going cheap in poor estate community February 10, 2016One and half years ago, Johnson, a 20- something youth, hailing from Sri Lanka’s tea plantations, received an unusual request. The caller, someone Johnson knew casually, made an offer for his kidney. “It was for a half a million rupees (around US $3,500),” he said. Johnson thought for a while and agreed. Mired in poverty […]Amantha Perera
- CTBTO’s Verification System Thwarts Nuclear Tests February 9, 2016The Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) – a 24-hour international watchdog body – is known never to miss a beat. The Organization’s international monitoring and verification system has been tracking all nuclear explosions -– in the atmosphere, underwater and underground –- including all four nuclear tests by the Democratic […]Thalif Deen
- Violence is a preventable disease February 9, 2016Mairead Maguire, a peace activist from Northern Ireland is a 1976 Nobel Peace Laureatemairead-maguire
- UN Seeks Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation February 9, 2016The United Nations says it is determined to end female genital mutilation (FGM) – a ritual practiced mostly in Africa, the Middle East, parts of Asia and even among some migrant communities in Europe. And the world body’s determination is being backed with facts, figures — and a global campaign by a Joint Programme against […]Thalif Deen
- Rural youth can be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs February 9, 2016Nteranya Sanginga is the Director General of the International Institute of Tropical AgricultureNteranya Sanginga
- Family Planning in India is Still Deeply Sexist February 9, 2016The tragic death of 12 women after a state-run mass sterilisation campaign in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh went horribly wrong in 2014 made global headlines. The episode saw about 80 women “herded like cattle” into makeshift camps without being properly examined before the laparoscopic tubectomies that snuffed out their lives. In another incident […]Neeta Lal
- Microcephaly Revives Battle for Legal Abortion in Brazil February 8, 2016The Zika virus epidemic and a rise in the number of cases of microcephaly in newborns have revived the debate on legalising abortion in Brazil. However, the timing is difficult as conservative and religious groups are growing in strength, especially in parliament. “We are issuing a call to society to hold a rational, generous debate […]Mario Osava
- Kidneys going cheap in poor estate community February 10, 2016
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