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- Tanzania: Cholera Cases On the Decline By 49 Percent - Health Minister May 24, 2016[Daily News] Cholera cases have gone down by 49 per cent according to statistics covering the period from May 16 to 22, the Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, has said.
- Zimbabwe: Harare to Get Water From Manyame May 24, 2016[The Herald] Harare City Council is set to start drawing water from Lake Manyame after replacing a faulty valve that was preventing the city from accessing water from the dam.
- Zimbabwe: City of Masvingo Crumbles As Govt Clings to U.S.$60 Million Chinese Loan May 24, 2016[New Zimbabwe] MASVINGO's current water and sewer crisis could be easily managed in a year if government was to release the $60m loan granted to council by a Chinese bank to fund the projects, an official has said.
- Ghana: Borehole, Rural Electrification Projects Commissioned for Amadaa Community May 24, 2016[Ghanaian Chronicle] E.K. Agyeman Mining Group Limited, a small scale mining company, as part of its social responsibility for its catchment areas, officially commissioned a rural electrification and borehole projects for the residents of Amadaa community in the Atwima Mponua District.
- South Africa: Minister Nomvula Mokonyane Launches Water Augumentation Projects, 26 May May 24, 2016[SA Govt] The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane will launch three water augmentation projects on Thursday that will meet the increasing high demand for water in Gauteng.
- Tanzania: Addressing the Challenge of Water May 24, 2016[EA Business] Water shortage in Tanzania has been a problem for years now; the problem is even bigger in rural villages. According to WHO/UNICEF report of 2004, one out of six people lack access to safe drinking water in Tanzania. It has been well documented that water shortage has been caused by population growth, high level consumption and climate change w […]
- Sudan: Drinking Water Scarce in Sirba, West Darfur May 24, 2016[Radio Dabanga] Sirba -Several water pumps and engines in West Darfur are out of service, causing a scarcity of drinking water for residents of camps in Sirba locality.
- Sudan: Militiamen's Road Block Causes Water Shortage in Sortony, North Darfur May 24, 2016[Radio Dabanga] Kabkabiya -A lack of water threatens the displaced people sheltering in Sortony, next to a Unamid base, where militia members have blocked the roads for people and transport for nearly three weeks.
- South Africa: Minister Nomvula Mokonyane Notes Remarkable Water Supply Improvements May 23, 2016[SA Govt] The broad vision of the National Development Plan is to ensure that by 2030, all South Africans have affordable access to safe and sufficient water and decent sanitation to live healthy and dignified lives.
- Rwanda: 19-Year-Old Girl Starts Project to Provide Clean Water May 23, 2016[New Times] A cheerful smile smoothly fades away from her brown face as she momentarily becomes speechless. This is her way of responding to questions, an act not so common among people in a similar age bracket. However the current works are even enough to reveal her persona.
- Tanzania: Cholera Cases On the Decline By 49 Percent - Health Minister May 24, 2016
- Water: An Entry Point for SDG Implementation in Myanmar May 24, 2016Dr. Alice Bouman-Dentener, is Chair, interim, Global Water PartnershipAlice Bouman
- Economic Interests Harming Global Health: WHO Chief May 24, 2016Putting economic interests over public health is leading the world towards three slow-motion health disasters, Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization’s warned the world’s health ministers on Monday. Changes in the world’s climate, the failure of more and more antibiotic drugs and the increase in so-called lifestyle diseases caused b […]Lyndal Rowlands
- Natural Capital Investment Key to Africa’s Development May 23, 2016Plugging Africa’s funding gaps to accelerate social and economic development requires a fresh approach to using its natural capital, environment experts said on Monday. It is time Africa invested billions of dollars – part of the 50 billion dollars lost through illicit financial flows – in adding value to its natural and mineral resources. “Africa’s […] […]Busani Bafana
- Prickly Pears Drive Local Development in Northern Argentina May 23, 2016Family farmers in the northern Argentine province of Chaco are gaining a new appreciation of the common prickly pear cactus, which is now driving a new kind of local development. Hundreds of jars of homemade jam are stacked in the civil society association “Siempre Unidos Minifundios de Corzuela” (smallholders of Corzuela united), ready to be […]Fabiana Frayssinet
- Why Mainstreaming Biodiversity Is the Call for the Day May 23, 2016We have become familiar with the term biodiversity today due to the Convention of Biological Diversity [CBD] that was accepted by the UN Council on December 29, 1993, after which many nations, including Bangladesh, started becoming its signatories. As biodiversity is the foundation of life and is essential for the services provided by ecosystems, this […]Reza Khan
- Year of Judicial Accountability May 23, 2016Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has declared the year 2015-2016 as the year of judicial accountability. Judicial independence has long been a flashpoint in Pakistan, as illustrated by the movement nearly a decade ago to reinstate the unlawfully deposed former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry. However, accountability has largely been absent from this discour […]Reema Omer
- Is it in Europe’s Interest to Push Russia into China’s Arms? May 23, 2016Roberto Savio, founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News.Roberto Savio
- Water: An Entry Point for SDG Implementation in Myanmar May 24, 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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