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- Kenya: Two More Die of Cholera in Mandera As Situation Worsens May 27, 2016[Nation] Two more people died of cholera in Mandera on Friday, raising the number of deaths to 13 due to the disease in the past three months as the situation gets worse.
- South Africa: Residents Furious With Councillor After Weeks Without Water May 27, 2016[GroundUp] "We have been smelling for days"
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Completion of Phase One of Mhlabatshane Dam May 27, 2016[SA Govt] Mhlabatshane Dam to supply thousands of villagers with water
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Intervention At Makana District Municipality May 27, 2016[SA Govt] Progress on intervention by DWS in Makana District Municipality
- Uganda: Defence Faces Disconnection Over Shs6 Billion Water Bill May 27, 2016[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Defence and Uganda Prison Services are facing disconnection from national water due to an accumulated bill of about Shs7.9 billion.
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation Sends Water Tankering Trucks to Assist in Moqhaka Local Municipality May 26, 2016[SA Govt] The Department of Water and Sanitation will tomorrow 26 May 2016 send in 20 more water tankering trucks to assist the situation within the Moqhaka Local Municipality. These trucks will assist to tanker water in Kroonstad, Viljoenskroon and Steynsrus.
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality Intervention May 26, 2016[SA Govt] Progress on DWS's Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality intervention
- Liberia: Monrovia's Drainage System a Sanitation Nightmare May 27, 2016[Observer] Liberians and foreign residents from all walks of life have described the condition of Monrovia's open drainages as unhealthy and a sanitation nightmare.
- Nigeria: 50 Million Nigerians Lack Access to Water - Minister May 26, 2016[Vanguard] Abuja -About 50 million Nigerians lack access to water, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, Water Resources Minister, has said.
- South Africa: Cape Town's Sanitation Delivery Best in Country May 26, 2016[GroundUp] Response to the International Budget Partnership and the Social Justice Coalition
- Kenya: Two More Die of Cholera in Mandera As Situation Worsens May 27, 2016
- Traditional Mexican Recipes Fight the Good Fight May 27, 2016In a clay pot, Araceli Márquez mixes tiny Mexican freshwater fish known as charales with herbs and a sauce made of chili pepper, green tomatoes and prickly pear cactus fruit, preparing adish calledmixmole. “I learned how to cook by asking people and experimenting,” the 55-year-old divorced mother of two told IPS. “The ingredients are natural, […]Emilio Godoy
- UNFPA Funding Cuts Threaten Women’s Health in Poorer Nations May 26, 2016The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which has played a key role in ensuring maternal health and promoting reproductive rights of millions of women world-wide, is expected to suffer over $140 million in funding cuts by Western donors this year. Arthur Erken, Director of the Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at UNFPA, told IPS some […]Thalif Deen
- Mapping Kashmir May 26, 2016This month the Indian ministry of home affairs released the draft of the proposed Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016. Still in its preliminary form, it has created a furore both at home and abroad. The bill aims to regulate `the acquisition, dissemination, publication, and distribution of geospatial information of India which is likely to affect [… […]Sikander Ahmed and Abid Rizvi
- A Disaster-in-Waiting May 26, 2016In a recent interview with BBC, India’s minister of water resources Uma Bharti unveiled her government’s massive plan to divert major rivers including the Ganges and Brahmaputra. According to the Guardian, the project is just waiting for a rubber stamp from the environment ministry of India. While we do not want to be alarmists, it […]Shamsuddoza Sajen
- Poorest Countries Have Progressed but Fragile Countries Lag Behind May 26, 2016The world’s poorest countries are making development gains, yet challenges remain, particularly for so-called fragile countries affected by conflict or other disasters. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) published a report this week ahead of a UN meeting to review progress made in developing countries over the past five years. Known as the midterm review of the […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- Conjuring Growth from the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP May 26, 2016Jomo Kwame Sundaram was an Assistant Secretary-General responsible for analysis of economic development in the United Nations system during 2005-2015, and received the 2007 Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.Jomo Kwame Sundaram
- The Humanitarian Clock Is Ticking, The Powerful Feign Deafness May 26, 2016The humanitarian clock is now ticking away faster than ever, with over 130 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in dire need of assistance. But the most powerful, richest countries—those who have largely contributed to manufacturing it and can therefore stop it, continue to pretend not hearing nor seeing the signals. The World Humanitarian […]Baher Kamal
- Traditional Mexican Recipes Fight the Good Fight May 27, 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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