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- Ghana: Ghana's Gold Diggers - Land and Rivers Laid to Waste February 10, 2016[SciDev.Net] Large swathes of Ghana's gold belt have been laid to waste in the search for the precious metal by illegal small-scale miners. Cocoa plantations have been cut down and rivers polluted with heavy metals, including mercury, used to extract gold.
- Namibia: Katima Mulilo Resolves Water Woes, for Now February 10, 2016[New Era] Windhoek -All ministries and businesses that had their water supply disconnected in Katima Mulilo last week, due to owing the council millions of dollars in outstanding debts, have now been reconnected.
- Malawi: PRDO in Cleanup Campaign At Dzaleka February 10, 2016[Malawi News Agency] Participatory Rural Development Organisation (PRDO) has said sanitation issues need to be prioritized at Dzaleka Refugee camp in the wake of rising population at the camp.
- Tanzania: NGO to Boost Rain Water Harvest February 10, 2016[Citizen] Iramba -Singida regional commissioner, Dr Parseko Kone, has ordered all public buildings in the region to set infrastructure that will enable them to harvest water. He said the ongoing rain water must be harvested and preserved for future uses.
- South Africa: Water Safe for Human Consumption - Limpopo Municipality February 10, 2016[News24Wire] The Mookgophong Municipality in Limpopo has denied that drinking water in the area is unsafe, after the Blue Drop Certification Programme report gave them a very low rating.
- Morocco: HM the King Inaugurates Sanitation, Drinking Water Projects in Dakhla February 10, 2016[MAP] Dakhla (South) -HM King Mohammed VI inaugurated, Tuesday in the southern city of Dakhla, large-scale sanitation and drinking water projects, carried out for an overall budget of 495 million dirhams.
- Uganda: Museveni Busoga Cash Haunts Minister Kibuule February 10, 2016[Monitor] Mukono -State minister of Water Ronald Kibuule has defended himself against accusations by his constituents that he has done nothing for them and he can only be remembered for taking sacks of money to Busoga sub-region.
- Nigeria: Community Seeks Govt Support On Abandoned Dam February 10, 2016[Daily Trust] Gombe -Communities of Biu Local Government Area of Borno State have appealed to the federal government to complete the abandoned Biu dam project which was awarded 37 years ago
- Botswana: Efforts Underway to Alleviate Water Shortage February 10, 2016[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Efforts are underway to engage a new contractor to drill and equip a borehole near Dzibanana to reduce competition between livestock and wildlife for water in Sepako and surroundings.
- Sudan: More Calls for Anti-Dam Protests in Sudan February 10, 2016[Radio Dabanga] Amri -The committee that opposes the building of the Dal dam at the Nile river has called on the people in Northern State, those who may be affected by the dams, and all Sudanese to unite and oppose the construction plans.
- Ghana: Ghana's Gold Diggers - Land and Rivers Laid to Waste February 10, 2016
- UN Chief Focuses on World’s First Humanitarian Summit February 10, 2016As the global humanitarian crisis continues to devastate civilian lives in conflict zones, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the international community to ensure “no-one in conflict, no-one in chronic poverty, and no-one living with the risk of natural hazards and rising sea levels, is left behind.” Speaking to delegates during the launch of a [… […]Valentina Ieri
- Eight Cooperation Accords Strengthen Ties between Colombia and UAE February 10, 2016“I am honoured to be in Colombia at a time when important steps towards peace are being taken,” the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said after meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. In Havana, the Santos administration is holding peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces […]Constanza Vieira
- Kidneys going cheap in poor estate community February 10, 2016One and half years ago, Johnson, a 20- something youth, hailing from Sri Lanka’s tea plantations, received an unusual request. The caller, someone Johnson knew casually, made an offer for his kidney. “It was for a half a million rupees (around US $3,500),” he said. Johnson thought for a while and agreed. Mired in poverty […]Amantha Perera
- CTBTO’s Verification System Thwarts Nuclear Tests February 9, 2016The Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) – a 24-hour international watchdog body – is known never to miss a beat. The Organization’s international monitoring and verification system has been tracking all nuclear explosions -– in the atmosphere, underwater and underground –- including all four nuclear tests by the Democratic […]Thalif Deen
- Survivors Speak Out to End Genital Mutilation February 9, 2016“I had no identity, I didn’t know who I was, I didn’t know what I was going to do, I didn’t know what my place was in society because of what I went through,” Inna Modja said while recounting her experience with female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM, which consists of procedures involving partial or total […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- Violence is a preventable disease February 9, 2016Mairead Maguire, a peace activist from Northern Ireland is a 1976 Nobel Peace Laureatemairead-maguire
- UN Seeks Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation February 9, 2016The United Nations says it is determined to end female genital mutilation (FGM) – a ritual practiced mostly in Africa, the Middle East, parts of Asia and even among some migrant communities in Europe. And the world body’s determination is being backed with facts, figures — and a global campaign by a Joint Programme against […]Thalif Deen
- UN Chief Focuses on World’s First Humanitarian Summit February 10, 2016
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