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- Kenya: Disease Fears As Kirinyaga Towns Hit By Water Shortage October 23, 2016[Nation] An acute shortage of water has hit three major towns in Kirinyaga County, raising fears of disease.
- Tanzania: Rukwa RC Orders Eviction of Invaders From Water Sources October 24, 2016[Daily News] Rukwa Regional Commissioner (RC) , Mr Zelothe Steven, has given 30 days to Sumbawanga Urban Water and Sewage Authority (Suwasa), Sumbawanga Municipal Water Department and officials from regional secretariat to ensure that all people who have invaded the natural sources of water are evacuated.
- Zimbabwe: Firms Face No Water for Over 5 Days October 22, 2016[Zimbabwe Independent] THE bad news just doesn't stop for businesses operating in Zimbabwe.
- South Africa: Dirty Communal Toilets Cause Stink in House October 21, 2016[GroundUp] "Sometimes I cannot even cook because the smell from the toilets is overwhelming"
- Malawi: Borehole-Gate - Ghost Water Points Haunt Children October 21, 2016[Nyasa Times] A multi-billion dollar UNICEF funded project meant to provide safe and potable water in Karonga district through the provision of boreholes is mired in controversy almost four years after completion because in some areas the boreholes are not there.
- South Africa: Water Department Gets Unqualified Audit October 21, 2016[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation has commended the Department of Water and Sanitation for achieving its first unqualified audit since 2009.
- Uganda: Danida's Shs 380 Billion Project to Deliver Safe Tap Water October 21, 2016[Observer] The Danish government, through its development agency Danida, has given Euro 100 million (approximately Shs 380 billion) to Uganda to avail clean water to one million people in parts of Kampala, Entebbe and Wakiso.
- Nigeria: Abuja to Suffer Water Shortage - FCTA October 21, 2016[Premium Times] Water supply to some parts of the Federal Capital Territory will be disrupted for three days, the Federal Capital Territory Administration has said.
- South Africa: Drought Continues Despite Rains - Umgeni Water October 20, 2016[News24Wire] The drought that has plagued many parts of the country will not abate any time soon, Umgeni Water said on Thursday.
- South Africa: State Unresponsive to Imbali Residents Lack of Water October 20, 2016[GroundUp] Councillor "has water in her house but we have no water for months now" says resident
- Kenya: Disease Fears As Kirinyaga Towns Hit By Water Shortage October 23, 2016
- Farming Brings Stability to Remote Villages in Papua October 24, 2016Only two decades ago, Usku, Molof and Namla, three villages in Senggi District, Papua, were the battlefield of feuding tribes fighting for their ulayat (communal land). Afra, the triumphant tribe, then settled in the villages and led a life of hunting and gathering. Their semi-nomadic lifestyle carried on despite the so-called transmigration in the adjacent […]Kafil Yamin
- World Must Tackle the Biggest Killer of Whales – and it’s not Whaling October 24, 2016Leigh Henry is Senior Policy Advisor, WWF Delegation to IWC66Leigh Henry
- Limitless Cigars and Rum for U.S. Tourists in Cuba October 23, 2016After more than a half-century of a commercial, financial and economic embargo, U.S.-Cuban trade relations took a significant step forward this month. On Oct. 14, the Barack Obama administration announced a round of executive actions designed to increase trade and travel with Cuba. One of these included lifting restrictions on Cuban rum and cigars for […]Rose Delaney2
- Learning from Past Mistakes: Rebuilding Haiti After Hurricane Matthew October 23, 2016As Haiti reels from another disaster once again, many are questioning the humanitarian system and looking for long-term solutions with Haitians at the heart of response. Since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in early October, over 500 Haitians have reportedly died, thousands of homes have been left destroyed, and vital farm land overturned. This devastation […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- Governments and Social Movements Disagree on Future of Cities October 21, 2016The Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and the alternative forums held by social organisations ended in the Ecuadorean capital with opposing visions regarding the future of cities and the fulfillment of rights in urban areas. On Thursday Oct. 20, the representatives of 195 countries taking part in the Habitat III […] […]Emilio Godoy
- Student Struggle in South Africa Gains Momentum October 21, 2016When #FeesMustFall began to trend on social media platforms in South Africa in October 2015, government shrugged it off as an example of isolated hotheads, while political pundits predicted the student campaign wouldn’t last. But a year later and the protest movement has gained traction across the country, with all major tertiary institutions partly shut […] […]Desmond Latham
- UN Extends Condolences on Passing of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand October 21, 2016On the morning of 13 October 2016 members of the UN General Assembly observed a minute of silence in honour of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, who died earlier that day. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon offered his deep condolences to the Royal family, Government and people of Thailand. “H.M. King Bhumibol was revered by […]an IPS Correspondent
- Farming Brings Stability to Remote Villages in Papua October 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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