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- Zambia: Mindset Change for Urban Cleanliness April 28, 2016[Times of Zambia] Most African urban areas, including Zambian urban areas, experience the challenge of open and illegal disposal of garbage and waste.
- Tanzania: ZAWA Told to Improve Safe Water Supply April 27, 2016[Daily News] Zanzibar -As authorities battle to contain Cholera outbreak in the Islands, the Minister for Water, Land, Energy, and Environment, Ms Salama Aboud Talib, has ordered the Zanzibar Water Authority (ZAWA) to ensure that people receive adequate safe water supply.
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation Hosts Traditional Cleansing Ceremony and Unveil Monument, 28 to 30 APR April 27, 2016[SA Govt] Department of Water and Sanitation to host a Traditional Cleansing Ceremony and unveil a monument as compensation to the community of Jozini affected by the construction of the Pongolapoort Dam
- Mozambique: Nyusi Inaugurates Cuamba Water Treatment Station April 27, 2016[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday inaugurated a water treatment station in the city of Cuamba, in the northern province of Niassa.
- Africa: Africans Expect Better Govt Service on Water, Sanitation April 26, 2016[Afrobarometer] Accra -Almost half of Africans go without enough clean water for home use, and a majority have to leave their compounds in order to access water, according to new findings from Afrobarometer.
- Cameroon: Cameroon Fights Flooding By Turning Plastic Waste Into Jobs April 26, 2016[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Retired Cameroonian footballer Roger Milla is already famous for being the oldest goal scorer - at age 42 - in World Cup history. And now the footballer is proving an unlikely hero in Cameroon's struggle against climate change-related flooding.
- Kenya: One Woman's Crusade to End Cholera April 26, 2016[Daily Maverick] With Kenya in the grip of another deadly cholera outbreak, Lillian King is doing something to make a difference. By NJERI KIMANI.
- Ethiopia: Institute Looks for Skilled Human Power to Tap Water Resource April 26, 2016[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Water Technology Institute said skilled and technically equipped human power is essential for proper utilization of water resources in the country.
- Nigeria: 'Why Clean, Separate Toilet Facilities Should Be Built for Female Students' April 26, 2016[Vanguard] Sanitation Officer, Benue State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), Ms. Rita Soso, has urged all stakeholders to build clean and separate toilet facilities for female students in schools.
- Namibia: Water Shortage Hits Dairy Producers April 26, 2016[Namibian] WINDHOEK - The ongoing water shortage in most parts of the country and some parts of southern Africa is the biggest challenge facing the dairy industry.
- Zambia: Mindset Change for Urban Cleanliness April 28, 2016
- Violence Against Women Journalists Threatens Media Freedom April 28, 2016For women journalists, violence and intimidation don’t just happen in conflict zones, they are every day experiences. “You don’t even have to be in a conflict zone to be violated anymore,” New York Times reporter and author of the Taliban Shuffle Kim Barker said Wednesday at the launch of a new book documenting the daily violence and harassment which […] […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- UN Predicts 40 Percent Water Shortfall by 2030 April 28, 2016Ten presidents and prime ministers from around the world will work together to resolve the growing global water crisis amid warnings that the world may face a 40 percent shortfall in water availability by 2030. The figures continue to be staggering: despite improvements, at least 663 million still do not have access to safe drinking water. And projecting in […]Thalif Deen
- How We Can Keep Press Freedom from Withering Away?While a free press means that a journalist has rights, it does not mean that she or he is right. April 28, 2016This article forms part of a series by IPS for World Press Freedom Day, May 3.Farhana Haque Rahman
- A Tale of Twin States April 28, 2016Pakistani visitors to India, usually beset with anxiety about their country`s future, are sometimes relieved to find a good number of Indians similarly worried about their country. This is perhaps due to the fact that the twin states face many identical issues, and their people thus try to find solutions in the subcontinent`s shared culture. […]I.A. Rehman
- Democracy Under Construction April 28, 2016“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society,” said Mark Twain. In fewer places than Myanmar has the saying held truer where clothed men—uniformed to be more precise—have had all the influence for more than 50 years. That’s changing with Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy winning a […]Amitava Kar
- Pakistani Deportees April 28, 2016In March 2016, the EU signed a far-reaching deal with Turkey to stem the flow of migrants into their union, which has spiked since September 2015. The hastily crafted deal, criticised by the UN for its disregard for human rights safeguards, requires Turkey to accept all migrants currently stranded in Greece, in return for visa-free […]Arif Azad
- Why we need to stand united against governments cracking down on dissent April 28, 2016Last month, after receiving threats for opposing a hydroelectric project, Berta Caceres, a Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, was murdered. A former winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize for her opposition to one of Central America’s biggest hydropower projects, Berta was shot dead in her own home. In the same month, South African a […]Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah
- Violence Against Women Journalists Threatens Media Freedom April 28, 2016
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- 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 […]
- COP21: Why talking about the weather is important January 11, 2016IS, 10 December 2015 (IRIN) – As weather becomes more extreme and erratic, the scramble for a bigger and better set of tools to cope with the fallout is on. “Science is quite clear that we’re experiencing more frequent extremes. While we’re sure about some of the impacts and extremes, we’re also getting more surprises,” […]
- Call for Flagship Project Proposals – NEPAD SANBio March 30, 2016
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