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- 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: Dirty Communal Toilets Cause Stink in House October 21, 2016[GroundUp] "Sometimes I cannot even cook because the smell from the toilets is overwhelming"
- 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.
- Liberia: Global Communities Launches Wash Project October 21, 2016[LINA] Global Communities, an international non-governmental organization, has launched one year water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in Bong, Nimba and Lofa counties.
- 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
- Tanzania: Urban Water Supply Needs Improvement October 20, 2016[Daily News] It was delightful to learn early this week that the municipality of Sumbawanga in Rukwa Region will soon have improved clean water supplies and a state of the art sanitation system. This will follow completion of a 31bn/- project that will be complete next month. Indeed, this is wonderful news.
- Malawi: UK Supports Mk2 Billion Water and Sanitation Programme in Malawi Rural Health Centres to Improve Maternal Health October 20, 2016[Nyasa Times] The Deliver Life Project to improve maternal and newborn health through better access to water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) has been launched in Kasungu with funding from the UK Government and WaterAid UK.
- Malawi: Borehole-Gate - Ghost Water Points Haunt Children October 21, 2016
- Innovate to Save Lives October 21, 2016I recently went to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a city hospital. One of my students at BRACUniversity suffered a serious brain injury while travelling in a tempo that overturned. The boy eventually succumbed to his fatal injury. Deep within, I felt a sense of loss not only on account of the student and […]Syed Saad Andaleeb
- Social Unravelling October 21, 2016Recently I asked a colleague, who has been living in Pakistan for a couple of decades but had spent the early part of his life in the West initially studying and then working there, if he missed being abroad and regretted his decision to move back to Pakistan. “No, no regrets, but I miss having […]Faisal Bari
- Funding Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities in Developing Countries October 21, 2016About half of the world’s 65 million school-age children with disabilities in developing countries are reportedly out of school, according to a new report regarding inclusive education funding for children with disabilities. Inclusive, equal and quality education for persons with disabilities is among the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. I […]Lindah Mogeni
- Freedom of the Press Faces Judicial Harassment in Brazil October 20, 2016The same justice that exists to ensure rights can become a tool to violate them and restrict freedom of the press, as seen with the recent wave of lawsuits against journalists and the media in Brazil. The latest high-profile case involves the Gazeta do Povo, the main daily newspaper in Curitiba, the capital of the […]Mario Osava
- Privatization the Problem, Rarely the Solution October 20, 2016Jomo Kwame Sundaram was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, and received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007.Jomo Kwame Sundaram
- The New Urban Agenda: What Our Cities Can Be October 20, 2016The future is urban and nowhere is that more true than in Bangladesh. If current rates of urbanisation continue, the country’s urban population will double by 2035. Around the Bay of Bengal, a mega city would join Dhaka to Chittagong, creating one of the world’s largest conglomerations. Whether that process produces a congested toxic unlivable […]Nick Beresford and Ashekur Rahman
- Freedom for National Good October 20, 2016Several international rights organisations have jointly issued a global civic charter for the defence of four basic freedoms — the rights to freedom of expression, information, assembly and association — and Pakistan is among the countries for which the campaign is especially relevant. The civic charter has been strongly backed by Maina Kiai, the UN […] […]I.A. Rehman
- Innovate to Save Lives October 21, 2016
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