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- Africa: Third of Hospitals in Developing World Lack Clean Running Water - Study June 24, 2016[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -About our Humanitarian coverage
- Namibia: Okavango River Best Water Option, Expert Says June 24, 2016[Namibian] Using a pipeline to divert water from the Okavango River to address water shortages in the central areas of Namibia is a more feasible option than desalination, NamWater engineering manager Kuiri Tjipangandjara says.
- Namibia: Water Theft On Increase in Tsumeb June 24, 2016[New Era] Tsumeb -Some Tsumeb residents - suspected to be among those who collectively owe Tsumeb Municipality N$72 million in unpaid municipal bills - have resorted to illegal water connections.
- Tanzania: Mbinga District Promised Reliable Water Supply June 24, 2016[Daily News] Dodoma -Mbinga town is set to enjoy reliable availability of clean and safe water as the government has earmarked it under the second phase of the water sector development fund.
- Uganda: Uganda Hosts International Water and Sanitation Symposium June 24, 2016[Independent (Kampala)] Over 170 participants from 26 countries are in Kampala June 20-23 for the Kampala Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) symposium 2016. It is the sixth sustainability forum of its kind, and the first to be held on the African continent.
- South Africa: Northern Cape Water Scheme to Benefit 22 Villages June 24, 2016[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has launched the R18 billion Vaal Gamagara Water Scheme in the Northern Cape, which will augment water supply for about six municipalities and 22 villages.
- Tanzania: Water Project to Benefit 3,000 Ilemela Residents June 24, 2016[Daily News] Ilemela -More than 3,000 people of Kayenze ward in Ilemela municipality will have clean and safe water after the completion of the Kayenze Water Project.
- Kenya: Kiambu County Increases Access to Safe Water in Lari June 24, 2016[Capital FM] Kiambu -Lari residents will now have access to safe drinking water, after the County Government of Kiambu allocated Sh9.5 million to water projects in the region, a move that aims at directing piped water to households by the end of the year.
- Southern Africa: Access to Water, Energy Key to SADC Regional Integration June 23, 2016[SANF] Gaborone -Availability of adequate water and energy supplies is critical in advancing regional development and integration in southern Africa.
- Namibia: Waterless Carwash Guarantees No Scratches June 23, 2016[New Era] With the current desperate water crisis facing Windhoek and the entire country, businesses are desperately looking at alternatives to water consumption, particularly those business that are water intensive operations. The is exactly what Alain Joubert found when he purchased the country rights for Green Machine, a waterless car wash technique that […]
- Africa: Third of Hospitals in Developing World Lack Clean Running Water - Study June 24, 2016
- Women’s Health Takes Center Stage at UN Population Awards June 24, 2016Social Scientist, Carmen Barroso and Polish Organisation, Childbirth in Dignity received the United Nations Population Awards here Thursday for their outstanding work in population, improving individuals’ health and welfare, and specifically for their decades-long leadership in women’s rights. “I dedicate this award to anonymous health providers everywhere, […]Aruna Dutt
- Disagreement Continues Over Global Drug Policy June 24, 2016A new report has found that global drug use largely remains the same, but perspectives on how to address the issue still vary drastically. The new World Drug Report, released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), provides a review on drug production and use and its impact on communities around the world. […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- Ethiopia-Eritrea: The Cry of the Imburi June 24, 2016The author is member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and of its Task Force on the Middle East, is president and U.N. representative (Geneva) of the Association of World Citizens and editor of Transnational Perspectives. He is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment.Rene Wadlow
- Let 5-year-old Sherry Tell You How Handwashing with Soap Saves Lives June 24, 2016Dr Myriam Sidibe is the Social Mission Director for Africa at Unilever. Siddharth Chatterjee is the UNFPA Representative to Kenya and the UN Resident Coordinator a.i.Myriam Sidibe and Siddharth Chatterjee
- Bringing Back Our Girls Is Not The End of The Story June 23, 2016Wherever war reaches there is rape, and wherever rape is there is trauma, pain and terror” said Zainab Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict said here last week. Sexual violence has been used as as a weapon of war from ancient times to this day. From Biblical references through […]Aruna Dutt
- Political Crisis Looms in Nicaragua in Run-Up to Elections June 23, 2016The seventh consecutive nomination of Daniel Ortega as the governing party’s candidate to the presidency in Nicaragua, and the withdrawal from the race of a large part of the opposition, alleging lack of guarantees for genuine elections, has brought about the country’s worst political crisis since the end of the civil war in 1990. President […]Jose Adan Silva
- Brits Shouldn’t ‘Brexit’ June 23, 2016Today the British will vote in their “Brexit” referendum whether to stay in or exit from the European Union. The United Kingdom applied for the first time to join what was then called the European Economic Community, in 1961. The Brit movers for membership were afraid their country would get politically isolated from Western Europe. […]Editor Manila Times
- Women’s Health Takes Center Stage at UN Population Awards June 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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