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- Africa: Tanzania Urges for Dedication to Tackle Water Challenges July 22, 2016[Daily News] Innovative financing mechanisms and diversification of water resources are crucial for Africa to tackle the challenges facing the water sector and achieve sustainable development.
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation Clear Rivers Campaign Hits the 50th River Mark July 22, 2016[SA Govt] The clear rivers campaign, an initiative of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) together with its partners has to date managed to clear over fifty rivers of pollution.
- Uganda: Mining of Gold Worsening the Water Troubles of Namayingo July 22, 2016[Observer] When a borehole in Bulundira swamp, which is the boundary between Mutumba and Buhemba sub-counties, recently dried up, no one anticipated what devastating impact it would have on Namayingo district.
- Africa: Water Shortage Africa's Biggest Challenge, Says Mwai Kibaki July 22, 2016[Nation] Former President Mwai Kibaki has said water scarcity is "perhaps the biggest challenge facing our continent today", in his first major assignment as the water envoy in Africa.
- Namibia: Chief Water Engineer to Visit Germany July 22, 2016[Namibia Economist] Chief Engineer in the Department of Infrastructure, Water and Technical Services of the City of Windhoek, Johan de Vos, has been invited to participate in a group visit to Germany themed "Green-Tech (made) in Germany" from 4 till 10 September, as part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government. Together with jour […]
- Tanzania: Muhongo Promises to Tackle Water Shortage At Nyamongo July 22, 2016[Daily News] Nyamongo -Energy and Minerals Minister, Professor Sospeter Muhongo, has said the government will take immediate action to end shortage of water facing local communities surrounding North Mara Gold Mine in Nyamongo, Tarime District.
- Africa: Tanzania Urges African Countries to Improve Access to Water July 22, 2016[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said African countries will have to improve access to safe water if they are to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- South Africa: Fifty to a Toilet in Pietermaritzburg July 22, 2016[GroundUp] Resident says she's been voting since 1994, but it has brought her nothing
- Zimbabwe: 'Arbitrary Water Disconnections Illegal' July 22, 2016[The Herald] Arbitrary disconnection of water supply without a court order is unlawful, the High Court has ruled in a case in which the Harare City was using draconian measures to recover service charges from consumers.
- Tanzania: Water Projects' Implementation in Tanzania Thrills AfDB July 21, 2016[Daily News] African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed satisfaction on Tanzania's implementation of water and sanitation projects, promising to continue working closely with the government towards the target of availing water and sanitation services to more citizens.
- Africa: Tanzania Urges for Dedication to Tackle Water Challenges July 22, 2016
- El Salvador Faces Dilemma over the Prosecution of War Criminals July 23, 2016The ruling of the highest court to repeal the amnesty law places El Salvador in the dilemma of deciding whether the country should prosecute those who committed serious violations to human rights during the civil war. It also evidences that, more than two decades after the end of the conflict in 1992, reconciliation is proving […]Edgardo Ayala
- Beyond Rhetoric: UN Member States Start Work on Global Goals July 22, 2016UN member states “are going beyond rhetoric and earnestly working to achieve real progress” towards the Sustainable Goals, the members of the Group of 77 and China said in a ministerial statement delivered here on 18 July. The statement was delivered by Ambassador Virachai Plasai, Chair of the Group Of 77 (G77) and China during […]Lyndal Rowlands
- We Must Talk: Not Just Ph and China but Us and China, Too July 22, 2016Let us do this chronologically. Days before the release on July 12 of the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, at The Hague, on the Philippine maritime dispute with China, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr. announced he was willing to sit down with Beijing for bilateral talks on the possible joint exploration of mineral […]Francisco Tatad
- Why we Failed July 22, 2016Qandeel Baloch’s horrific murder in the name of ‘honour’ is testimony to the failure of the women’s movement to overturn patriarchy in Pakistan. Against the backdrop of the spate of anti-women violence, comes a report by Dr Rubina Saigol written for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, a German foundation. Titled Feminism and the Women’s Movement in Pakistan: Actor […]Zubeida Mustafa
- The Americans Should Have Their Own Chilcot July 22, 2016Ever since the Chilcot Inquiry vilified former Prime Minister Tony Blair on July 6 for taking the United Kingdom to war in Iraq, the world is waiting for the other shoe to drop. If Blair deliberately exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, the report assessed he had done it at the behest of his […]Mohammad Badrul Ahsan
- There is No Honour in Killing July 22, 2016“Honour” is a paradoxical word. Initially, it draws to mind characteristics of integrity and dignity combined with an all-knowing air of greatness. However, tradition has conditioned many men into the association of being “honourable” with an assertion of superiority over their female counterparts. “Honour” also seems to entail the adoption of a “strong” mas […]Rose Delaney2
- Devastating Droughts Continue as El Nino Subsides July 21, 2016Although the devastating El Niño of 2015 to 2016 has now subsided, in many parts of Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia rains and harvests are not expected to recover until 2017. “We should expect future events to be less predictable, more frequent and more severe, starting with La Niña… The challenges to our response go far […]Phillip Kaeding
- El Salvador Faces Dilemma over the Prosecution of War Criminals July 23, 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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