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- Kenya: Sanitation and Cell Phones Tell a Particularly African Story February 7, 2016[Nation] Only one in six Kenyan households has access to a sewage system in a country with near-universal access to cell phone service, a new study shows.
- South Africa: Tygerberg Hospital Working to Restore Water Supply February 5, 2016[News24Wire] Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town hopes to have its water back by the end of Friday, after a burst water main caused serious shortages this week.
- Liberia: Public Works to Make Safe Drinking Water Affordable February 5, 2016[NEWS] The Ministry of Public Works has launched a one-year nationwide campaign to make safe drinking water affordable to the people of Liberia.
- Zimbabwe: Typhoid - No Lessons Learnt From the Past February 5, 2016[The Herald] Zimbabwe should not be having to deal with yet another diarrhoeal outbreak. After the cholera outbreak of 2008 which killed so many people, we should have learnt our lessons. Yet the typhoid cases that seem to be spreading in a number of Harare suburbs appear to prove otherwise.
- Ethiopia: Farmers Need to Practice Water Catchment Development - Ministry February 5, 2016[Ethiopian Herald] The government would undertake additional irrigation projects utilizing surface and ground water especially in Afar and Somali States and planned to develop 2.68 million hectares of land through irrigation.
- Namibia: Urban Drift Worsens Sanitation February 5, 2016[Namibia Economist] The target period for improved access to water and sanitation which is expected to increase from the current 34% to 70% coverage by 2017 has been dismally missed. The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa said this at the 9th Water and Sanitation Sector Joint Annual Review in Windhoek last week where the pre-eminent de […]
- South Africa: Operation Hydrate Delivers 4 Million Litres of Water, and Still Counting February 4, 2016[News24Wire] Operation Hydrate has distributed about four million litres of water so far and will this weekend add another million litres to this total as a convoy of 20 trucks leaves Johannesburg to deliver drinking water to people in drought-stricken areas.
- South Africa: Operation Hydrate to Deliver 1.2m Litres of Water February 5, 2016[News24Wire] Thirty-one trucks left the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday morning to deliver 1.2 million litres of water to drought-stricken areas in South Africa.
- Gambia: Gambia Waste Management Bill Revised February 5, 2016[The Point] The National Environment Agency (NEA) in collaboration with relevant stakeholders is on the verge of finalising revision of the waste management bill 2007, with experts tabling the draft bill for review at a workshop held recently at the Jenoi Agricultural Research Training Centre in the Lower River Region.
- Malawi: Rainwater Harvesting Technologies Reduce Water Scarcity February 5, 2016[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi (RHAM) says adoption of rainwater harvesting technologies would help reduce water scarcity at household level.
- Kenya: Sanitation and Cell Phones Tell a Particularly African Story February 7, 2016
- Argentina and United Arab Emirates Open New Stage in Bilateral Relations February 5, 2016With United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s visit to Argentina, the two countries launched a new stage in bilateral relations, kicked off by high-level meetings and a package of accords. On Friday, Feb. 5 Al Nahyan and his host, Argentina’s foreign minister Susana Malcorra, signed five agreements on taxation, trade […] […]Fabiana Frayssinet
- Extremism Threatens Press Freedom February 5, 2016Pakistan continues to remain one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, where frequent attempts to restrict press freedom are commonplace and challenges to expanding media diversity and access to information abound. Tense and uncertain security conditions, looming risks of terrorism and extremism-related activities, rampant political influence and […]Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
- Press Crackdown Is Likely to Worsen February 5, 2016On October 2015, the day that Ugandan journalist Enoch Matovu, 25, was allegedly shot by the police for simply “doing my job”, the police had “run out of tear gas”, he claimed. “So they had to use live bullets,” this journalist for broadcaster NTV Uganda told IPS. Matovu was injured in the head while covering […]Amy Fallon
- IPS joins in the call to enforce international law to protect journalists February 5, 2016While our goal at Inter Press Service is to provide information – a precious global public good – we naturally applaud all efforts to foster and promote the safety of journalists, and so applaud UNESCO’s international conference in Paris on Friday, February 5, 2016 with media executives and member states to discuss just that. The […]Farhana Haque Rahman
- Women of Haitian Descent Bear the Brunt of Dominican Migration Policy February 5, 2016A middle-aged woman arranges bouquets of yellow roses in a street market in Little Haiti, a slum neighbourhood in the capital of the Dominican Republic. “I don’t want to talk, don’t take photos,” she tells IPS, standing next to a little girl who appears to be her daughter. Other vendors at the stalls in the […]Ivet Gonzalez
- Over $10 Billion in Aid Pledges at Syria Donor Conference February 4, 2016More than $10 billion were pledged as humanitarian aid for war-ravaged Syria at the fourth international donor conference in London. In his opening remarks Thursday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was implicitly critical of the international community for its failure to end the Syrian conflict, which has entered its sixth year. Urging all participants to i […]Valentina Ieri
- After 20 Years, Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Still in Political Limbo February 4, 2016After nine years in office, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will step down in December perhaps without achieving one of his more ambitious and elusive political goals: ensuring the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). “This year marks 20 years since it has been open for signature,” he said last week, pointing out […]Thalif Deen
- Argentina and United Arab Emirates Open New Stage in Bilateral Relations February 5, 2016
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