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- Africa: Why Africa Could Do With a Dose of Punctuality and Cleanliness May 30, 2016[The Conversation Africa] There are two features of life on the African continent that are fundamentally deadly to socio-economic development. These are lack of cleanliness and punctuality.
- Uganda: Karuma Town in Sanitation Crisis May 30, 2016[Monitor] Local government authorities in Karuma town have said the sudden population explosion in Karuma town council, has posed a sanitation threat in the area.
- Nigeria: Bello Flags-Off Monthly Sanitation Exercise May 30, 2016[Daily Trust] Lokoja -Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State at the weekend flagged off what he said would be a monthly sanitation exercise, to hold every last Saturday between 7am and 10 am, in his quest to ensure a clean environment.
- Sudan: First Vice - President Pays Surprise Visit to Shajara, Moqran and Al-Manara Water Stations May 30, 2016[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice - President of the Republic and chairman of the higher committee for following up implementation of the State Reform Program, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, has paid a surprise visit to the water stations in Shajara, Moqran and Al-Manara areas in Khartoum State to inspect the situation of supplying citizens with drinking water.
- Sudan: FVP Says Khartoum State Should Complete All Water Projects May 30, 2016[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President of the Republic, LT Gen Bakri Hassan Salih, on Sunday called on the government of Khartoum state to ensure that there would be no water shortage during the Holy Month of Ramadan, through the completion of all water projects currently under construction in Khartoum.
- Tanzania: Formation of Agency to End Water Woes May 30, 2016[Daily News] Dodoma -Members of Parliament (MPs) have pushed for immediate establishment of Rural Water Agency (RWA) to deal with the precious liquid supply in rural areas as a way of increasing efficiency.
- Tanzania: Grand Plan to Address Water Woes in Motion May 30, 2016[Daily News] Dodoma -A solution to the chronic water problem in Tanzania is in sight, thanks to the grand water and sanitation project plan highlighted in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation 2016/2017 budget estimates.
- Tanzania: 46 Percent of Water Schemes Are Shoddy, Warns Opposition May 30, 2016[Citizen] Dodoma -Forty-six per cent of completed water projects are not functioning, Parliament has been told. The shadow minister for Water, Mr Hamidu Bobali, yesterday said it was intolerable to see nearly half of water projects were poorly constructed and Tanzanians were not benefiting from them.
- Tanzania: 26 Million Villagers to Get Safe Water - Minister May 30, 2016[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has increased its water and irrigation budget by 91 per cent to Sh979.5 billion in the 2016/17 financial year.
- Namibia: Namwater Briefs Govt On Acute Water Shortage May 30, 2016[New Era] Windhoek -The central areas of Namibia may soon face the stark reality of a hydrological drought after agriculture minister John Mutorwa was personally informed by NamWater that this is the first time it is in the position where the supply of water from the three-dam system may not last until the next rainy season. Consumers can also ready themselv […]
- Africa: Why Africa Could Do With a Dose of Punctuality and Cleanliness May 30, 2016
- When the UN Comes Under Heavy Fire May 29, 2016When heads of government and foreign ministers make their annual pilgrimage to the United Nations in September, it is rare to hear hard-hitting, headline-grabbing political statements from the podium. The speeches before the General Assembly, and the UN press briefings that follow, are mostly dull and boringly monotonous. The exceptions, however, are rare. T […]Thalif Deen
- A Balance Sheet for May 28 May 29, 2016On this very day, exactly 18 years ago, riotous celebration erupted after Pakistan tested its nuclear weapons. Just 17 days earlier, India had experienced a similar moment. Then, one year later, Pakistan once again saw mass jubilation during the officially sponsored Youm-i-Takbir. But, in sharp contrast, today`s nuclear celebrations are barely audible. One h […]Pervez Hoodbhoy
- The Price of Non-Governmental Growth May 29, 2016It is well known that since the 1980s, Bangladesh has made astonishing progress on a wide variety of development indicators such as reducing the prevalence of extreme hunger and poverty, increasing primary education enrolment rates, and reducing child and maternal mortality. This progress has been mirrored by an impressive record of sustained GDP growth, spa […]Rashaad Shabab
- Latest Population Projection of 25 Million Poses Serious Challenges May 29, 2016The most recent population projections expect the Island’s population to reach 25 million by 2042 and 25.8 million by 2062. It is expected to stabilise around the mid 2060s at 25-26 million. This is a significant departure from earlier projections that expected population stability much earlier at around 23-24 million in the 2030s and to […]Editor sunday
- Menstrual Hygiene Gaps Continue to Keep Girls from School May 27, 2016Around the world girls are struggling to stay in school when their menstrual hygiene needs are forgotten or ignored, yet the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and education sectors have remained reluctant to address the issue. Menstrual Hygiene Day, celebrated on May 28, aims to raise awareness of the fundamental role that MHM plays in enabling women and […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- New International Accord to Tackle Illegal Fishing May 27, 2016A new international accord to tackle illegal and under-reported fishing will come into force on June 5. Under the Port States Measures Agreement (PSMA) governments will be required to inspect foreign fishing vessels that dock in their ports. “The vessels themselves have the obligation to prove that their condition and the catches that they have on board […] […]Lyndal Rowlands
- Malawi’s Drought Leaves Millions High and Dry May 27, 2016It’s Saturday, market day at the popular Bvumbwe market in Thyolo district. About 40 kilometers away in Chiradzulu district, a vegetable vendor and mother of five, Esnart Nthawa, 35, has woken up at three a.m. to prepare for the journey to the market. The day before, she went about her village buying tomatoes and okra […]Charity Chimungu Phiri
- When the UN Comes Under Heavy Fire May 29, 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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