27 Mar 2012 - 09:28 by Local Press Report
MONROVIA (Liberia Government) — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the human and economic losses caused by the lack of safe drinking water and poor sanitation are unacceptable and must be brought to a manageable leve
20 Mar 2012 - 12:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Countries in the volatile Horn of Africa region could utilize shared underground and surface water resources to promote peace, stability and sustainable development, a recent summit in Nairobi co
20 Mar 2012 - 12:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Africa is starting a new detailed study next month to establish the status of the country’s water resources.
20 Mar 2012 - 12:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Developing countries in Africa stand to gain from European Union plans to refocus foreign aid and to commit more to water and sanitation.
20 Mar 2012 - 12:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government will spend $166.6 million USD to complete drinking water and sanitation projects that have languished due to lack of funds, according to Mohsen Salah, head of the National
20 Mar 2012 - 12:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — The Malawi government’s water sector performance review, released this month, reveals that although some Malawians in urban and rural areas continue to struggle with access to safe water, sanitat
20 Mar 2012 - 11:51 by Local Press Report
HARARE (The Herald (Zimbabwe)) — Harare Mayor Muchadeyi Masunda last week left for Marseille, France, to attend the 6th World Water Forum without Cabinet authority.
20 Mar 2012 - 23:21 by Local Press Report
SEOUL (Yonhap (South Korea)) — South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik vowed on March 13 to actively seek ways to help African countries solve water shortage problems.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on March 4 signed a technical cooperation protocol on water resources management.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Community-owned businesses are helping provide long-term solutions to water and sanitation challenges for Kenya’s urban poor.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Twenty-one percent of Egypt’s drinking water production -- about 28 million cubic meters per day -- was wasted last year, according to a new government report.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MAPUTO, Mozambique — Mozambique has halted a record 147 development projects over water safety and environmental concerns, including a project of mining company Rio Tinto.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — The Kenyan government is mobilizing $15.2 million USD in funding for a comprehensive national program to ensure that every Kenyan has access to a toilet or latrine by 2013.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
lusaKa, Zambia — Zambia’s National Water Supply and Sanitation Council is amending the country’s Water Supply and Sanitation Act to make it compulsory for universities and schools, as well as hotels and other est
13 Mar 2012 - 00:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government will tender two sewage treatment plants within the next two months on a public-private partnership basis.
13 Mar 2012 - 00:08 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Vestergaard Frandsen and The Gold Standard (Press Release)) — Vestergaard Frandsen’s LifeStraw Carbon For Water program has become the world’s first safe water project to generate Gold Standard Voluntary Emissions Reduction (VER) credits, and has earned 1.4
13 Mar 2012 - 00:00 by Local Press Report
MONROVIA (The New Dawn (Liberia)) — Thousands of Ivorian refugees at the Duogee Town Refugee Camp in Grand Gedeh County inside Liberia have begun a mass protest due to acute water shortage at the camp.
12 Mar 2012 - 23:47 by Local Press Report
ARUSHA (East African Business Week (Uganda)) — Residents of Arusha City in Northern Tanzania were of last week facing water shortage that has hit the region.
12 Mar 2012 - 23:38 by Local Press Report
HARARE (SW Radio Africa) — The Harare City Council is facing criticism for not doing enough to control the spread of typhoid, which is now being reported elsewhere in the country.
12 Mar 2012 - 23:36 by Local Press Report
HARARE (The Standard (Zimbabwe)) — The Harare City Council has engaged a South African manufacturer of water treatment chemicals to conduct a trial run on one of its water works, in a move that is set to reduce its huge water trea
12 Mar 2012 - 23:49 by Local Press Report
VAAL DAM (BuaNews (South Africa)) — Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has warned farmers who are illegally drawing water from the Vaal Dam to irrigate their crops that they will face the full might of the law.
5 Mar 2012 - 15:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Competition between residential and industrial consumers over diminishing water supply in Ethiopia’s capital is intensifying after the city’s water service provider started a rationing regime.
5 Mar 2012 - 15:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s Beheira and Alexandria governorates are taking new steps to improve the sanitation situation in the region.
5 Mar 2012 - 15:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ZIMBABWE, HARARE — Millions of urban Zimbabweans will be at risk for water-borne disease if UN agencies stop providing funds for water purification chemicals this month as planned.
5 Mar 2012 - 15:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources has developed a new strategy to protect the Nile River from pollution, Water Minister Hisham Qandil said on February 27.
5 Mar 2012 - 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda is creating its first-ever 20-year water master plan to manage use of the scarce resource to meet the country’s development needs.
5 Mar 2012 - 15:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
lusaKa, Zambia — Students at the University of Zambia in Lusaka boycotted classes on February 27 to protest poor water and sanitation provision at the institution.
5 Mar 2012 - 16:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — The Kenyan government is initiating a new program to provide free or affordable water to over 400,000 slum dwellers before the end of the year.
5 Mar 2012 - 15:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — International development partners are again committing to help finance water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in the country, following government efforts to win back their confidence.
5 Mar 2012 - 08:48 by Local Press Report
HARARE (Newsday (Zimbabwe)) — Raw sewage is spilling into Harare City Councils supply streams every day resulting in poor quality of water, posing a serious health hazard to the capitals residents as they are drinking more ch
5 Mar 2012 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
MONTREAL (Vancouver Sun (Canada)) — Shares of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc tumbled on February 28 after it revealed a probe into tens of millions of dollars of mysterious payments and warned that the impact of Libya’s civil war would push
5 Mar 2012 - 08:46 by Local Press Report
HARARE (The Standard (Zimbabwe)) — Bulawayo’s water woes are set to end after government secured about $900 million USD from a Chinese bank for the construction of the National Matabeleland Zambezi Water Project (NMZWP), which has b
5 Mar 2012 - 09:40 by Local Press Report
GENEVA/CAIRO (United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat -- Regional Office for Arab States) — Morocco is taking steps to join 78 other nations whose governments have created National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction to support policies for building resilience to disasters.
5 Mar 2012 - 09:35 by Local Press Report
FREETOWN (Sierra Express Media (Sierra Leone)) — The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources through the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) has received funding from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and BADEA for the rehabilitation of the Ka
5 Mar 2012 - 09:33 by Local Press Report
AMSTERDAM (Greenpeace International (Press Release)) — Melita Steele, Climate and Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace Africa said: “Greenpeace believes that the South African government is interpreting the water crisis in an interesting manner: the inve
5 Mar 2012 - 08:59 by Local Press Report
DAR ES SALAAM (The Citizen (Tanzania)) — A new study on access to clean and safe water suggests that the government could be inflating the number of Dar es Salaam residents with access to the commodity.
5 Mar 2012 - 09:55 by Local Press Report
nairoBi (Nairobi Star (Kenya)) — Water shortages at the Coast will be a thing of the past following a move by the World Bank and other agencies to inject $83.9 million USD for rehabilitation of the water systems.
5 Mar 2012 - 08:56 by Local Press Report
TUNIS (African Manager) — A loan agreement worth $43.3 million USD to finance the project for quality improvement of treated wastewater was signed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the National Sanitation Board (ONA
5 Mar 2012 - 09:44 by Local Press Report
MONROVIA (Liberian Daily Observer) — Liberia’s mineral water industry has begun to take center stage as the sector moves to increase the country’s export.
27 Feb 2012 - 15:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Tensions between upstream and downstream Nile Basin countries were heightened last week after Ethiopian officials made statements calling for implementing the contentious Entebbe Framework water-