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- 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 […]
- Tanzania: Clocking 100 - Clean-Up Campaign Loses Steam February 12, 2016[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -When President John Magufuli scrapped last year's Independence Day celebrations and ordered that the day be dedicated to a rare clean-up campaign, the idea was to tackle the cholera outbreak that had spread in some parts of the country killing more than 200 people.
- Namibia: Ongwediva Residents Caught Red-Handed February 12, 2016[New Era] Ongwediva -Officials at the Ongwediva Town Council have caught red-handed two men suspected to be part of the group vandalising the sewerage dam and its fence.
- Namibia: Beat the Tsumeb Heat, Drink Water February 12, 2016[Namibia Economist] The two old age homes in Tsumeb are the beneficiaries of a special gift from Dundee Precious Metals, the operator of the smelter in the mining town.
- Namibia: Water and Sanitation Shift Focus to Informal and Rural February 12, 2016[Namibia Economist] Only 34% of the population has access to improved sanitation but this is set to change, following a change in policy direction that will see the emphasis on the provision of potable water and proper sanitation, shift to informal and rural settlements.
- Namibia: CIF Weighs in On Water Shortages February 12, 2016[Namibia Economist] The Construction Industries Federation of Namibia recently weighed in on the water shortage being experienced in the central area when it spoke to the Economist this week through its General Manager, Bärbel Kirchner.
- Egypt: Egypt, Ethiopia Water Ministers Meet in Khartoum February 12, 2016[Egypt Online] Egyptian Water Resources and irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi met his Ethiopian counterpart Motuma Mekasa to probe the progress achieved in the current round of negotiations on the technical, financial and legal aspects of the Grand Renaissance Dam.
- Namibia: Kandjii Rejects Municipal Water Increment February 12, 2016[New Era] Windhoek -Regional Councillor for Katutura Central Constituency Ambrosius Kandjii has rejected and condemned the recent increase in water tariffs implemented by the City of Windhoek.
- Botswana: Ministry Unaware of No Access to Toilets February 12, 2016[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr France Van Der Westhuizen, says his ministry is not aware that some Ipelegeng workers in Sowa Town have no access to toilets.
- 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.
- South Africa: Israel Is Why a Popular Academic Is Pulling Out of This Year's Water Summit 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
- The high costs of the war on drugs February 11, 2016Global drug policy involving crop eradication contributes to poverty, hunger, and displacement, said Open Society Foundation (OSF) in a new report released here. The report, Drug Crop Production, Poverty, and Development, illustrates the consequences of the controversial, decades-long ‘War on Drugs’ in supply countries. According to the 2014 World Drug Repor […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- 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
- Women’s empowerment in Bangladesh February 12, 2016
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