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- Namibia: Desalination Solution in Time of Drought May 31, 2016[Namibian] HAD Areva not built the desalination plant six years ago, Areva Resources Namibia managing director Hilifa Mbako said he 'shudders' to think what would have happened in the current drought conditions overshadowing Namibia's water supply capacity.
- Tanzania: We Have Water - Let's Use It May 31, 2016[Daily News] Our country is endowed with hundreds of miles of its share of the Indian Ocean Coast, several lakes of international recognition and inter-territorial coverage and some of Africa's longest rivers.
- Namibia: Water Crisis Threatens 400 000 People Linked to Construction May 31, 2016[Namibian] UP to 400 000 dependants may be affected in an event that major construction projects around Windhoek are halted as a result of the water crisis due to the drought.
- Angola: Water Distribution in Matala Irrigation Canal Improved May 31, 2016[ANGOP] Matala -The irrigation canal of Matala, southern Huila province, is currently receiving water 24 hours a day, unlike the previous three hours, thanks to the rehabilitation process implemented in the hydroelectric dam.
- South Africa: Students Picket for Water and Sanitation in Schools May 31, 2016[GroundUp] Equal Education demands implementation of deadline for school infrastructure
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation Hosts National Baswa Le Meetse (Youth in Water) Provincial Competition May 31, 2016[SA Govt] Four schools to represent the province during the National Baswa Le Meetse Competition.
- South Africa: Free State Hosts Hydrate Free State Expo, 11 Jun May 31, 2016[SA Govt] Government and artists come together to offer a helping hand to those affected by drought through the new Hydrate Free State Expo
- South Africa: North West Local Government On Alternative Sanitation Technology May 31, 2016[SA Govt] Department on a quest for new sanitation technology
- Rwanda: WASAC to Waive Water Connection Fees for New Commercial and Industrial Buildings May 31, 2016[New Times] Rwanda's Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) has joined other Government of Rwanda insitutions to ease doing business in Rwanda and attracting foreign Direct Investments. It is in line with this that WASAC has elaborated a new policy which will see new commercial and industrial premises connected with water at a waived fee.
- Uganda: Health Centres Lack Safe Water - Survey May 31, 2016[Monitor] Mbarara -A big number of hospitals and health centre IVs in the south western Uganda lack safe water supply, according to a survey conducted by the Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
- Namibia: Desalination Solution in Time of Drought May 31, 2016
- The Idiocy of Things Requires an “Information Habeas Corpus”! May 31, 2016Hazel Henderson, President of Ethical Markets Media (US and Brazil), publisher of the Green Transition Scoreboard®. She has authored many books, including Building a Win-Win World and is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and Britain’s Royal Society of Arts.Hazel Henderson
- Can Poor Countries Combat Big Tobacco Too? May 31, 2016This year for World No Tobacco Day on May 31 the World Health Organization has recommended that countries adopt plain packaging as a way to reduce tobacco use, however so far mostly only rich countries have been able to afford to implement the changes. Around the world, a number of effective interventions are being used to […]Aruna Dutt
- African Leaders Make an Economic Case for Increased Nutrition Investments May 31, 2016Africa’s contribution to global malnutrition statistics is miserably high, with 58 million children under the age of five said to be too short for their age, while 13.9 million weigh too little for their height. This is not only due to Africa’s food security deficit but also the lack of food diversity. While Africa is […]Friday Phiri
- The Korean Peninsula Conflict: A Way Out May 31, 2016The author is professor of peace studies, dr hc mult, is founder of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment and rector of the TRANSCEND Peace University-TPU. He has published 164 books on peace and related issues, of which 41 have been translated into 35 languages, for a total of 135 book translations, including ‘50 Years-100 Peace and C […]Johan Galtung
- Illiberal Democracy Rising May 30, 2016Indian democracy is quite often about the politics of visibility, the image most often replacing the substance. Political parties celebrate their leaders, both living and dead, in huge newspaper advertisements that cost an enormous amount. For leaders who have passed on, there is usually a remembrance on their birth and death anniversaries whereas in the […] […]Latha Jishnu
- A Jarring Anomaly of Society May 30, 2016It is easy to miss stories about child domestic workers being tortured and killed. Easy because stories of children being killed have become eerily regular. It is May 28 and there is the report of 14-year-old Konika Rani being hacked to death by a drug addict with three of her classmates also grievously injured by […]Aasha Mehreen Amin
- Achieving Universal Access to Energy; Africa Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place May 30, 2016“It is unacceptable that 138 years after Thomas Edison developed the light bulb, hundreds of millions of people cannot have access to electricity to simply light up the bulb in Africa,” says Africa Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Akinwumi Adesina, mourning the gloomy statistics showing that over 645 million people in Africa lack access to […]Friday Phiri
- The Idiocy of Things Requires an “Information Habeas Corpus”! May 31, 2016
General Water Sector News from Africa – Africa Water-Sector News & NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence
- 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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