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- Kenya: Authority Asks Coast Water Bodies to Pay Sh165 Million Debt May 25, 2016[Nation] More than a million residents may be cut off from piped water supply if the Coast Water Services Board fails to settle a Sh165 million debt it owe the Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA).
- Egypt: Irrigation Minister Meets EIB Delegation May 25, 2016[Egypt Online] Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aati met a delegation of the European Investment Bank (EIB) to discuss pre-fiscal studies on a project of treating water in Kutchner drain which will be implemented with support of the EU and the EIB.
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation Implements Water and Sanitation Priority Projects in Ngaka Modiri May 25, 2016[SA Govt] The implementation of a consolidated Ngaka Modiri Molema water master plan agreed upon with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) comprising a number of priority water projects in the district municipality is progressing well.
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation On James Kleynhans Bulk Water Supply May 25, 2016[SA Govt] Work on the existing James Kleynhans Bulk Water Supply in the Eastern Cape is about to commence with the augmentation and upgrading of the facility to meet water demand requirements for 2035 and during drought situations.
- Nigeria: South-East - Living Without Water May 25, 2016[Vanguard] It was the famous Greek philosopher, Thales that floated the idea that "water is life." Several research findings still point to the fact that living things cannot do without water. Water accounts for a good proportion of the human person and living. Even the late music maestro, Fela Anikulapo Kuti in one of his tracks, water no get enem […]
- Kenya: Ten Killed, 700 Infected With Cholera in Mandera May 25, 2016[Nation] Ten people have died of cholera and more than 700 infected in Mandera County in the past one month.
- Uganda: NWSC Voted African Utility of the Year 2016 May 25, 2016[Monitor] Kampala -National Water and Sewerage Corporation has been voted the African water utility for the year 2016 during the African Utility week held in Cape Town.
- Botswana: WUC Announces Level Two Water Restrictions in Molepolole, Thamaga May 24, 2016[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -The Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) has announced level two water restrictions in Molepolole, Thamaga and Thebephatshwa effective May 23.
- Tanzania: Cholera Cases On the Decline By 49 Percent - Health Minister May 24, 2016[Daily News] Cholera cases have gone down by 49 per cent according to statistics covering the period from May 16 to 22, the Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, has said.
- Zimbabwe: Harare to Get Water From Manyame May 24, 2016[The Herald] Harare City Council is set to start drawing water from Lake Manyame after replacing a faulty valve that was preventing the city from accessing water from the dam.
- Kenya: Authority Asks Coast Water Bodies to Pay Sh165 Million Debt May 25, 2016
- Humanitarian Summit, The Big Fiasco May 24, 2016The World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul on May 23-24, failed to achieve its fund raising goals. With the exception of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, none from the Group of the richest courtiers or of the UN Security Council attended. And the Summit could not mobilise the much-needed resources it had hoped for. At […]Baher Kamal
- Debate Over Bangladeshi Militants’ External Connections May 24, 2016As targeted killings of individuals with unorthodox views and members of minority communities continue unabated in Bangladesh, so does the debate on whether international terrorists have made inroads to the country. The question has been whether the claims of the Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) of their presence in […]Ali Riaz
- Middle-Class Ethos May 24, 2016The middle class is viewed as a positive force for progress given its higher education, mobility and wealth. But this view is based on its role in developed states in fostering egalitarian progress, democracy and the rule of law by initiating social movements. In lower-income states like Pakistan, the middle classes usually eschew this role. […]Niaz Murtaza
- Water Security Critical for World Fastest-Growing Economy May 24, 2016Lack of water management and limited access to data risk hindering Myanmar’s economic growth, making water security a top priority of the new government. Climate change and increased urbanisation, along with earthquakes, cyclones, periodic flooding and major drought, require an urgent infrastructural upgrade if the country is to undergo a successful integrat […]an IPS Correspondent
- Water: An Entry Point for SDG Implementation in Myanmar May 24, 2016Dr. Alice Bouman-Dentener, is Chair, interim, Global Water PartnershipAlice Bouman
- Economic Interests Harming Global Health: WHO Chief May 24, 2016Putting economic interests over public health is leading the world towards three slow-motion health disasters, Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization’s warned the world’s health ministers on Monday. Changes in the world’s climate, the failure of more and more antibiotic drugs and the increase in so-called lifestyle diseases caused b […]Lyndal Rowlands
- Natural Capital Investment Key to Africa’s Development May 23, 2016Plugging Africa’s funding gaps to accelerate social and economic development requires a fresh approach to using its natural capital, environment experts said on Monday. It is time Africa invested billions of dollars – part of the 50 billion dollars lost through illicit financial flows – in adding value to its natural and mineral resources. “Africa’s […] […]Busani Bafana
- Humanitarian Summit, The Big Fiasco May 24, 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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