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- Kenya: Solar-Powered Wells Ease Conflict Over Water in Rift Valley February 11, 2016[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Chepkram -With her year-old baby strapped on her back, Christine Lenganya, 25, lifts and balances a 20-litre jerrycan of water on her head.
- Tanzania: Shoppers Snap Up Urban Vegetables Despite Polluted Water Warnings February 11, 2016[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dar es Salaam -Shoppers buying fresh vegetables from the maze of stalls at Dar es Salaam's Kariakoo market have no idea of the risks they are taking, but food safety officials are alarmed by the chemicals and effluent in the water used on the city's urban farms.
- South Africa: Israel Is Why a Popular Academic Is Pulling Out of This Year's Water Summit February 11, 2016[The Daily Vox] As South Africa's drought intensifies, the Mail and Guardian in conjunction with the South African Department of Water and Sanitation has organised Water Summit 2016 to focus on issues of water management for poverty alleviation. Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation and economist at the University of Pretoria, Pr […]
- Rwanda: Studies On CoK Sewerage System to Be Concluded By March - WASAC Boss February 11, 2016[New Times] Preliminary studies to pave way for construction of the much-needed central sewerage system in the City of Kigali will be concluded by end of March.
- Zimbabwe: Typhoid Cases On the Rise February 11, 2016[Financial Gazette] THE Harare City Council's health department has issued a typhoid alert as the number of confirmed cases has increased from six early this month to 13 this week.
- Algeria: Nouri - 'Drought Won't Affect Water Supply, No Increase in Price' February 11, 2016[Algerie Presse Service] Tipaza -Minister of Water Resources Abdelawab Nouri said Wednesday in Tipaza that water shortage facing Algeria for more than three months would not affect the drinking water supply, excluding, at the same time, any increase in the price of water.
- Sudan: White Nile Residents Reject Land Redistribution, Water Pollution February 11, 2016[Radio Dabanga] El Gezira Aba -People in White Nile state denounce the decision of governor Abdelhamid Mousa Kasha to redistribute lands in El Gezira Aba. The state government ignores a court decision that forbids the disposal of industrial waste in the waterways.
- South Africa: Mankweng Residents Don't Want to Pay Water Bills February 11, 2016[News24Wire] Police fired teargas and rubber bullets in Mankweng, Limpopo this week as residents took to the streets to protest against municipal bills.
- Nigeria: Water Shortage Hits Ilorin February 11, 2016[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Residents of Ilorin, Kwara State have expressed concern over the shortage of potable water in the town.
- Kenya: Get a Dual-Flush Toilet to Reduce Your Water Bills February 11, 2016[Nation] Water supply companies around the country are racing to increase their tariffs, leading to higher bills for households. Your loo might just save you a significant amount of money.
- Kenya: Solar-Powered Wells Ease Conflict Over Water in Rift Valley February 11, 2016
- Women’s empowerment in Bangladesh February 12, 2016On a gloomy weather in a hilly suburb in Tarabonia, three women keep themselves busy stitching clothes. The informal shop-cum tailoring outlet is the only one of its kind in the neighbourhood and so the shop has a good record of sales of apparels. Minu Bai Marma, a 27 year-old housewife who runs the rented […]Naimul Haq
- Novel joint committee enhances relations between the UAE and Panama February 11, 2016The visit by the United Arab Emirates foreign minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to Panama ended Thursday Feb. 11 with the creation of a novel Joint Cooperation Committee on trade and investment. The committee will serve as “the legal base for launching joint investment projects, including the participation of Emirati companies in the […]Iralis Fragiel
- Views split on nuclear deal implementation (part two) February 11, 2016Farhang Jahanpour is a former professor and dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the University of Isfahan. Prior to that he was a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University. Currently he is a tutor in the Department of Continuing Education and a member of Kellogg College, University of Oxford.Farhang Jahanpour
- Rise of middle class undermined in East Europe & Central Asia February 11, 2016The UN’s post-2015 development agenda, which was adopted by world leaders at a summit meeting last September, includes a highly ambitious goal: the eradication of extreme poverty by the year 2030. The decline in poverty, as reflected in the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which ended last December, had one positive fallout: the rise of […]Thalif Deen
- The new normal in Fata February 11, 2016A military operation by Pakistan’s army has been proving fatal for Taliban militants who held sway over vast swathes of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) for over a decade. They crossed over the border from Afghanistan and took refuge in Fata after their government was toppled by US-led forces towards the end of 2001. […]Ashfaq Yusufzai
- UN Chief Focuses on World’s First Humanitarian Summit February 10, 2016As the global humanitarian crisis continues to devastate civilian lives in conflict zones, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the international community to ensure “no-one in conflict, no-one in chronic poverty, and no-one living with the risk of natural hazards and rising sea levels, is left behind.” Speaking to delegates during the launch of a [… […]Valentina Ieri
- Eight Cooperation Accords Strengthen Ties between Colombia and UAE February 10, 2016“I am honoured to be in Colombia at a time when important steps towards peace are being taken,” the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said after meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. In Havana, the Santos administration is holding peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces […]Constanza Vieira
- Women’s empowerment in Bangladesh February 12, 2016
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