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- South Africa: Water and Sanitation Hosts Women and Drought Information Session, 2 Dec December 2, 2016[SA Govt] The Department of Water and Sanitation in conjunction with the Blouberg Municipality will host Women and Drought Information Session to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Women's March to Union Buildings in 1956.
- South Africa: North West Local Government On Lehurutshe Water Interventions December 2, 2016[SA Govt] Water interventions continues in Lehurutshe and surrounding villages
- South Africa: North West Legislature Hosts People With Disability Sectoral Parliament and Summit in Hartebeesport Dam, 2 Dec December 2, 2016[SA Govt] On Friday, 2 December 2016, the North West Provincial Legislature's Portfolio Committee on Health and Social Development will be hosting the People with Disability Sectoral Parliament under the theme "Persons with Disabilities - Equal Partners in Shaping a Sustainability Future" at Seasons Lifestyle, Hartebeesport Dam at 9h00.
- South Africa: A Clear and Present Danger of Kariba Dam Collapse December 1, 2016[Daily Maverick] Several decades on, the much heralded Kariba Dam is in big trouble, even facing possible collapse, with potentially catastrophic consequences. By CHISTOPHER GILMOUR.
- South Africa: MEC Alan Winde On Mid-Term Budget Allocations for Drought Relief December 2, 2016[SA Govt] Mid-term budget allocations for drought relief; Project Khulisa initiatives
- Tanzania: Mega Wastewater Treatment Plant Planned for Dar es Salaam December 2, 2016[Daily News] 200bn/-wastewater treatment plant will be built in Dar es Salaam to serve the Central Business District and other areas without the service in the commercial capital.
- South Africa: Cape Town Water Use Down, but Still Not Enough - City December 1, 2016[News24Wire] Residents appear to have heeded the call to cut down on their water use, but the City of Cape Town is still urging them to use less.
- South Africa: Ageing Workforce in Water Sector a Worry - Auditor General December 1, 2016[News24Wire] An ageing professional workforce and lack of succession planning for water engineers and scientists is hindering service delivery, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu said in Pretoria on Wednesday.
- Liberia: Liberia's House of Representatives Ratifies U.S.$7 Million for Water Supply December 2, 2016[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The House of Representatives has voted to ratify a loan agreement that will allow the government to credit over US$7 million to help provide pipe borne water to several communities in Monrovia and its environs.
- Liberia: House Approves U.S.$10 Million Loan for Urban Water Supply December 1, 2016[Observer] Members of the 53rd House of Representatives have ratified a US$10 million financial agreement which was signed between Liberia and the International Development Association to increase access to pipe borne water supply services to 12 communities in Monrovia and its environs.
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation Hosts Women and Drought Information Session, 2 Dec December 2, 2016
- Pakistan and India Unlikely to Move to All-out War: Musharraf December 3, 2016High levels of both conventional and nuclear deterrence are likely to prevent the recent surge in clashes between India and Pakistan from escalating into all-out war, according to Pakistan’s former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf. In an exclusive interview with IPS in London, Musharraf predicted that low-intensity conflict would continue in dispute […]David White
- Civil Society On Aleppo: UN General Assembly Must Act December 2, 2016Hundreds of civil society organisations from around the world have united to call on UN member states to step in and demand an end to unlawful attacks in Aleppo. A global coalition of 223 organisations from over 45 countries including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Physicians for Human Rights have expressed deep concern over the […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- Unleashing Africa Full Potential December 2, 2016Amb. Amina Mohamed is the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and a Kenya’s candidate for the position of Chairperson of the African Union Commission.Ambassador Amina Mohamed
- UN “Profoundly Sorry” for Haiti Cholera Outbreak December 2, 2016For the first time, the United Nations issued a formal apology for their role in the cholera outbreak in Haiti and announced new steps to alleviate the ongoing health crisis. Speaking to the members of the UN General Assembly, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made an emotional statement, expressing his deep regret for the suffering and […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- ISDS Corporate Rule of Law December 1, 2016Jomo Kwame Sundaram was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, and received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007.Jomo Kwame Sundaram
- Fidel Castro, a Larger-than-Life Leader in Tumultuous Times December 1, 2016Among the many leaders who left their mark on history in the 20th century, Fidel Castro – who died Nov. 25 at the age of 90 – stood out for propelling Cuba into a global role that was unexpectedly prominent for a small country, in an era when arms were frequently taken up to settle […]Mario Osava
- Ending AIDS Needs Both Prevention and a Cure December 1, 2016Eighteen million people, just slightly under half of the people living with HIV and AIDS globally, are now taking life-saving medication, but global efforts to end the disease still largely depend on prevention. While efforts to expand antiretroviral treatment have been relatively successfully, prevention efforts have been more mixed. With the help of treatm […]Lyndal Rowlands
- Pakistan and India Unlikely to Move to All-out War: Musharraf December 3, 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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