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- Tanzania: Prepare for Major Cholera Outbreak, Govt Warns December 6, 2016[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu yesterday warned of a possible outbreak of cholera across the country following a survey showing that the disease has already hit four regions.
- Ethiopia: Metropolis Modernizing Waste Management December 6, 2016[Ethiopian Herald] The Addis Ababa City Government Cleaning Management Agency yesterday handed over 20 compactor vehicles to all sub-cities. Currently, 600 private sanitarian associations are operating in the city.
- Tanzania: Yes, Dar Deserves a Waste Water Plant December 5, 2016[Daily News] A Waste water treatment will, in the near future, be built in Dar es Salaam. The plant will serve the Central Business District as well as other areas close to the precinct.
- Tanzania: Use Plastic Water Pipes Made in Tanzania - PM December 5, 2016[Citizen] Arusha -Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has instructed local authorities implementing water projects to purchase plastic pipelines made in the country in a bid to support local investors.
- 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: 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Tanzania: Prepare for Major Cholera Outbreak, Govt Warns December 6, 2016
- India Steps Up Citizen Activism to Protect Women December 7, 2016Last month, Delhi Police launched a unique initiative to check spiralling crimes against women in the city, also known dubiously as the “rape capital” of India. It formed a squad of plainclothes officers called “police mitras” (friends of the police) — comprising farmers, homemakers and former Army men — to assist them in the prevention and […] […]Neeta Lal
- G77 Encourages Paris Club to Consider Addis Ababa Action Agenda for Debt Management December 7, 2016The Group of 77 (G77) participated in a panel discussion encouraging members of the Paris Club to incorporate the Addis Ababa Action Agenda into their debt management practices. Virachai Plasai, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN and Chair of the Group of 77 participated in the open session during the fourth annual […]an IPS Correspondent
- The End of a Cycle ? December 6, 2016Is the demise of Renzi really a local affair? There is no doubt that a referendum on a constitutional change can be a matter of confidence in him, having personalized the issue to a point that it became basically a vote on the young Prime Minister. But if you look at the sociology of the […]Roberto Savio
- Climate-Resistant Beans Could Save Millions December 6, 2016A global food watchdog works around the clock to preserve crop biodiversity, with a seed bank deep in the Colombian countryside holding the largest collection of beans and cassava in the world and storing crops that could avert devastating problems. Plants are the vital elements in our ecosystem that clothe us, feed us, give us […]Ida Karlsson
- Europe to Decide on Use of Mercury in Dentistry December 6, 2016Europe will soon decide the future of a common but controversial dental practice: mercury in tooth fillings. Three major European institutions, namely the European Commission, Parliament and Council, are due to meet on 6 December to discuss regulations on mercury, particularly its use in dentistry. Mercury makes up 50 percent of amalgam, which is commonly [… […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- Nicaraguan Women Push for Access to Land, Not Just on Paper December 5, 2016A group of women farmers who organised to fight a centuries-old monopoly over land ownership by men are seeking plots of land to farm in order to contribute to the food security of their families and of the population at large. Matilde Rocha, vice president of the Federation of Nicaraguan Women Farmers Cooperatives (Femuprocan), told […]Jose Adan Silva
- Soil: Keeping Nutrients in Food and Carbon in the Ground December 5, 2016Healthy soil not only makes food more nutritious it also helps keep carbon out of the atmosphere by storing it underground. Yet around the world over 500 million hectares of soil has become degraded – leading to the loss of valuable nutrients as well as the release of carbon, speeding up the process of man-made climate change. Climate change […]Lyndal Rowlands
- India Steps Up Citizen Activism to Protect Women December 7, 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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