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- Kenya: Taps at Kisumu Police Facilities Go Dry Over Bill Arrears September 27, 2016[Capital FM] Kisumu -Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company has disconnected water to police service lines over unpaid water bill amounting to Sh3.6 million.
- Angola: State Secretary for Water Launches First Stone in Achitembo September 27, 2016[ANGOP] Kuito -The State secretary for Water, Luís Filipe da Silva, Monday, laid the Agostinho Neto neighborhood, municipality of Achitembo, Bié province, the first stone of reinforcement works of the water supply system in that locality.
- Kenya: One of Kenya's Largest Prisons Has Had No Water for Four Days September 27, 2016[Nation] For the fourth day running, the Naivasha Maximum Security Prison has had no water.
- Nigeria: Kogi Raises Alarm Over Water Releases From Kainji Dam September 27, 2016[Premium Times] The Kogi State Government said it received alert on gradual releases of water from the Kainji dam with effect from Monday.
- Malawi: Lilongwe Water Board Warns of Further Dry Taps September 26, 2016[Nyasa Times] Lilongwe Water Board has warned of further shortages of water in the Capital City, saying Kamuzu dam water is now completely drying up.
- Kenya: Over 500 Pupils, Teachers Share Toilet at This Isinya School September 26, 2016[Nation] With more than 500 pupils and teachers sharing one toilet, the question is not if but when Isinya Township Primary School will be closed down.
- Nigeria: Govt Spends N2.4 Billion On Water Supply September 26, 2016[Daily Trust] Jalingo -The Taraba state government has spent about N2.4 billion for provision of portable water in urban and rural areas.
- Zimbabwe: Impending Water Cuts Spark Fears of Disease Outbreaks September 25, 2016[The Herald] EIGHT 20 litre plastic containers stacked one on top of the other eat up important space in Andrew Dhamiyano's rented one-room apartment in Mabelreign, Harare.
- Rwanda: Nyungwe National Park Supplies 70 Percent of Country's Water Resources - Minister Biruta September 26, 2016[Focus] The Minister of Natural Resources, Vincent Biruta says Nyungwe National Park, the protected mountain rainforest, supplies 70% of the country's water resources and is now providing local communities with new sources of sustainable income.
- Mozambique: Water Distribution Capacity in Maputo Doubles September 24, 2016[AIM] Maputo -The water storage and distribution capacity in Maputo city has doubled following the conclusion of work on rebuilding the water distribution centre in the inner-city neighborhood of Alto-Mae.
- Kenya: Taps at Kisumu Police Facilities Go Dry Over Bill Arrears September 27, 2016
- AfDB Injects USD 1 Billion to End Youth Unemployment in Africa September 27, 2016The African Development Bank (AfDB) together with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is embarking on the initiative “Jobs for Youth in Africa”, aimed to put an end to youth unemployment in the continent by creating 8 million agribusiness jobs within five years. The president of the AfDB, a former Nigerian minister of agriculture, […] […]Dominique Von Rohr
- Unregulated Promotion of Mining in Malawi Brings Hazards and Hardships September 27, 2016Birgit Schwarz is a Senior Press Officer for Human Rights Watch based in Johannesburg.Birgit Schwarz
- A Historic Day in Colombia September 27, 2016Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations in Colombia and Resident Representative of UNDPMartin Santiago
- What Does Leaving No One Behind Really Mean? September 26, 2016One year after UN member states adopted the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda their repeated vow to “leave no one behind” seems almost as idealistic and impractical as ever. 2016 has so far proved a difficult year for the UN’s objective of including the world’s most vulnerable and marginalised in development efforts. Last week’s UN […] […]Lyndal Rowlands
- Two years on, Peña Nieto cannot brush off Ayotzinapa stain September 26, 2016Erika Guevara-Rosas is Americas Director at Amnesty International.Erika Guevara-Rosas
- Leading Towards a Better World? September 26, 2016President Barak Obama’s speech at the seventy first session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 carries great significance. This is not only because it was his last speech at the UN as the US president, but also for its content and message. While his speech has implications for the world today, […]Fahmida Khatun
- Behind Closed Doors September 26, 2016The availability of cheap labour and low levels of educational/ economic opportunity, to say nothing of the insufficiency of jobs and the surfeit of both poverty and people, make it one of Pakistan’s unsurprising realities that any household that can afford to employ domestic staff does so. ‘Afford’ is a relative term — those who […]Hajrah Mumtaz
- AfDB Injects USD 1 Billion to End Youth Unemployment in Africa September 27, 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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