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- Nigeria: Govt Confirms 117 Abandoned Water Projects - Minister January 16, 2017[Daily Trust] There are 117 abandoned water projects in the federal ministry of water resources, the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu has said.
- Zimbabwe: Redcliff Seeks Water Works Investor January 16, 2017[The Herald] Redcliff Municipality is seeking an investor for a partnership in the construction of water treatment works, to wean itself from Kwekwe City Council.
- Nigeria: Govt, EU Partner Over Water, Hygiene in Niger Delta January 16, 2017[Daily Trust] The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani has assured the European Union Water and Sanitation Support Team (EU-WSST) of the commitment of the Buhari administration to provide portable water and hygiene in the region.
- Nigeria: Toto Water Plant, Abandoned for 32 Years, Rehabilitated January 16, 2017[Daily Trust] Lafia -The Nasarawa state office of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has rehabilitated the obsolete Toto water scheme at N300 million.
- Tanzania: SBL Water Project Settles 10,000 Residents January 17, 2017[EA Business] Same -Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) has inaugurated a water project worth Tsh.83,918,862 ($38,182) at Makanya, Same District, Kilimanjaro region (570km from Dar es Salaam) in a bid to bring safe and clean water close to the area's residents.
- Kenya: Water Agency Reveals Ambitious Plan to Curb Shortage in City January 17, 2017[Nation] Water shortage in the city could be a thing of the past as the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company seeks alternative sources apart from rain water.
- Ethiopia: Nation Working to Increase Access to Potable Water January 16, 2017[Ethiopian Herald] Water, Irrigation and Electricity State Minister Firenesh Mekuria said the country has build good reputation increasing access to potable water at national level and achieving most of the MDGs goals of supplying safe water as part of its GTP-I efforts.
- South Africa: Cape Town Man Fined R2 000 for Hosing Down Concrete With Drinking Water January 16, 2017[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town is calling on residents to report water restriction contraventions as it continues its blitz to save the precious recource.
- South Africa: Community's Rubbish Piles Up After Tender Expires January 13, 2017[GroundUp] New contractors will only start in February
- South Africa: Water Scarcity Takes Heavy Toll On Mpumalanga Pupils January 13, 2017[News24Wire] Taps that have run dry in Gedlembane, Mpumalanga, have left children having to wake up several hours earlier in the morning to fetch water to bath before going to school.
- Nigeria: Govt Confirms 117 Abandoned Water Projects - Minister January 16, 2017
- Inequality (II): “It Will Take 170 Years for Women to Be Paid as Men Are” January 17, 2017Article II of this three-part series on inequality, focuses on the impact of discrimination on women. Part III will tackle the issue of the future and quality of jobs. Part I has dealt with the alarming deepening inequality worldwide.Baher Kamal
- Why Institutions Are so Important for Growth January 16, 2017In 1900, Argentina looked like a promising country with respectable growth. It was queueing to be an industrialised country like many other western European nations. However, financial markets, the legal system, stock exchange, and the central bank were not ready with up-to-date regulations and, more importantly, their enforcement. Argentina turned out to be […]Biru Paksha Paul
- Born Disadvantaged January 16, 2017At the age of around three, the daughter of a domestic worker in Karachi started to inexplicably lose weight. After months of ignoring the issue, the mother finally approached her employer, whose first question was whether the child got enough to eat and if her diet was a balanced one. The mother explained that the […]Hajrah Mumtaz
- Kenya Can Lead the Way to Universal Health Care in Africa January 16, 2017Siddharth Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya.Siddharth Chatterjee
- Inequality (I): Half of World’s Wealth, in the Pockets of Just Eight Men January 16, 2017Article I of a three-part series focuses on the alarmingly deepening inequality. Part II deals with the staggering impact of inequality on women, and Part III with the future and quality of jobs.Baher Kamal
- Is Cash Aid to the Poor Wasted on Tobacco and Alcohol? January 14, 2017Not at all. Or at least not necessarily. The fact is that cash transfer programmes –regular money payments to poor households—are meant to reduce poverty, promote sustainable livelihoods and increase production in the developing world. One in four countries on Earth are applying them. But are they effective? That depends. In some countries, like Brazil, […] […]Baher Kamal
- Ordinary Citizens Help Drive Spread of Solar Power in Chile January 14, 2017Chile, Latin America’s leader in solar energy, is starting the new year with an innovative step: the development of the country´s first citizens solar power plant. This South American country of nearly 18 million people has projects in non-conventional renewable energies (NCRE) for a combined total of nine billion dollars over the next four years, […]Orlando Milesi
- Inequality (II): “It Will Take 170 Years for Women to Be Paid as Men Are” January 17, 2017
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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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