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- Rwanda: Agric Export Board Urges Coffee Farmers to Embrace Irrigation August 24, 2016[New Times] The National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) has launched a nationwide campaign that seeks to promote irrigation among coffee farmers.
- Rwanda: 4,000 Water Tanks Installed in Rainwater Harvest Drive August 24, 2016[New Times] Over 4,000 water tanks were installed by the end of July in different districts across the country under the Rainwater Harvesting Project which aims to improve livelihoods and to reduce surface runoff-overflow which causes erosion.
- Namibia: Rehoboth's Water Discontinued August 24, 2016[Namibian] Residents are baying for Rehoboth town council chief executive officer Christoph /Uirab's blood after NamWater cut off the town's water supply, despite an emergency meeting between the town council and the utility company yesterday.
- Botswana: WUC to Expand Waste Water Plant August 24, 2016[Botswana Daily News] Palapye -Water Utilities Corporation is sourcing funds to expand waste water plant in Palapye which has reached its design capacity.
- Zimbabwe: City Admits Water Supply Nightmare August 24, 2016[The Herald] City Council has admitted it is having a nightmare in meeting the demand for water by residents amid revelations that Prince Edward Dam is virtually empty and even if Morton Jaffray was to be fully rehabilitated demand will always outstrip supply.
- South Africa: Living in a World Class City Without Working Toilets Is Not Fair - Mashaba August 23, 2016[News24Wire] Newly elected Mayor Herman Mashaba has pledged to change the lives of those living in the City of Johannesburg for the better.
- Eritrea: Central Region - Micro Dams Impound Adequate Water August 24, 2016[Shabait] Asmara -The existing micro dams in the Central Region have impounded ample water thanks to this year's satisfactory rainy season, Eng. Abraham Daniel Head of Agricultural Infrastructure in the region.
- Africa: Money Go-Round, Beware the Dirty Notes and Coins August 23, 2016[Citizen] The phrase 'dirty money' may have different meaning among different people. Many will say it's the money earned by dishonest or illegal means. As far as health is concerned, there is another definition.
- Rwanda: Multimillion Dollar Irrigation Dam Project to Boost Agriculture August 23, 2016[New Times] Efforts by farmers in Rulindo District, Northern Province to enhance production have got a huge boost, thanks to a new multimillion dollar irrigation dam project. The Muyanza dam hillside irrigation scheme is expected to significantly improve horticulture production, among others, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources.
- Namibia: Mutorwa Advised to Take Lead On Water Project August 23, 2016[Namibian] THE United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (Unesco) representative in Namibia, Jean-Pierre Iiboudo, has urged the government to set up the Water Support Project without further delay.
- Rwanda: Agric Export Board Urges Coffee Farmers to Embrace Irrigation August 24, 2016
- Increased regional cooperation – Promising prospects in troubling times August 24, 2016The World Bank (WB), at the end of April this year, had some very encouraging things to say about the Bangladesh economy. In its Bangladesh Development Update report, the bank highlighted that the “economy continues to do well” despite external and internal hurdles, but that “weak private investment rates continue to be a concern with […]Eresh Omar
- Not our kids August 24, 2016THE numbers should shock and shame Pakistan but they are unlikely to. According to data produced by Sahil, an NGO that monitors child abuse in Pakistan, reported child abuse cases have increased by 36 per cent in Pakistan in the first half of 2016, as compared to the same period last year. If this were […]Rafia Zakaria
- Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases August 23, 2016“Every evening, millions of people all over the world will settle into their armchairs to watch some TV after a hard day at work. Many will have a snack or something to drink… … That TV probably arrived in a containership; the grain that made the bread in that sandwich came in a bulk carrier; […]Baher Kamal
- The Chinese trail August 23, 2016“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come” — Victor Hugo THE concept of balancing economic development with environmental resource conservation has been a part of global discourse for over two decades, but has remained inconclusive and vague. The year 2015, however, changed that when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) clearly laid […] […]Malik Amin Aslam Khan
- Drug killings an international issue now August 23, 2016First Read Because in the first draft of this column, I used the word “Draconian” to describe the unprecedented measures that President Duterte has adopted in his war on drugs, I was led by my research to the story of Draco, from whose name the word was taken. In the Encyclopedia Britannica, I found this […]YEN MAKABENTA
- Smart Technologies Key to Youth Involvement in Agriculture August 23, 2016She is only 24 and already running her father’s farm with 110 milking cows. Cornelia Flatten sees herself as a farmer for the rest of her life. “It’s my passion,” says the young German. “It is not just about the money but a way of life. My dream is to grow this farm and transform […]Friday Phiri
- Concern over Profit-Oriented Approach to Biodiversity in Latin America August 22, 2016In July 2015, the Mexican government granted a U.S. corporation permission for the use of genetic material obtained in Mexican territory for commercial and non-commercial purposes, in one of the cases that has fuelled concern in Latin America about the profit-oriented approach to biodiversity. The agreement, which is catalogued with the identifier number Abs […]Emilio Godoy
- Increased regional cooperation – Promising prospects in troubling times August 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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