9 May 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GHANA, ACCRA — Countries in West Africa, one of the poorest regions in the world with weak governance and infrastructure, need to work together to manage water resources, according to Hama Arba Diallo, chair of t
24 Apr 2013 - 07:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — The European Union has approved an additional $13 million USD to rejuvenate slum upgrading programs in eight African countries.
14 Mar 2013 - 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Senior government officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam met this week in the Lao capital, Vientiane, for a series of "summits" meant to increase discussion on regional cooper
26 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — African governments should prioritize interventions that promote healthy ecosystems, in order to reduce the mounting disease burden from air and water pollution and poor waste management, according
21 Dec 2012 - 09:59 by Local Press Report
NIAMEY (Global Times ) — China has given Niger a grant of 50 million USD to reinforce the water production capacity in the southern town of Zinder. The signing ceremony for the cooperation took place on Wednesday in N
12 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Countries and regions that are still suffering from high levels of hunger also suffer from lack of access or property rights to land, water and energy, according to a new report from the Internatio
Islamic Bank Allocates Nearly $1 Billion USD for Water, Energy, Food Security in Africa, Central Asia
2 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH — The Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has announced $912.8 million USD in funding for development projects in a number of member countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
30 Apr 2012 - 09:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Eighteen African countries are losing around $5.5 billion USD annually because of the health effects of poor sanitation, according to a new study from the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Progra
10 Apr 2012 - 11:54 by Local Press Report
Geneva (The Washington Post) — Full Story - Northern Africa’
3 Apr 2012 - 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Sweden, STOCKHOLM — Who owns the water in the Nile Basin? The Niger? The Amazon? Increasingly, the answer to that question about these and other river basins might be “nobody knows.”
9 Jan 2012 - 20:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TUNIS, Tunisia — The African Development Bank (AfDB) expects to commit about $157 million USD to 31 projects in Africa this year.
29 Nov 2011 - 12:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Understanding the links between climate change and security, is “conceptually kind of a no brainer,” and “increased resiliency is part of the answer,” according to Phil Vernon, Director of Progra
7 Nov 2011 - 16:02 by Local Press Report
BAMAKO (IPS) — Major new dam projects are being constructed on the Niger River, raising ecological concerns and leading to difficult negotiations over equitable sharing of the river basin’s resources.
10 Oct 2011 - 17:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — African governments must establish mechanisms that ensure freshwater resources are accorded their optimal economic value before leasing out fertile land to foreign investors.
3 Oct 2011 - 16:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TUNIS, Tunisia — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved several grants and loans aimed at improving Niger’s water sector, which is vital in enhancing the country’s food security.
3 Oct 2011 - 15:07 by Local Press Report
ANKARA (World Bulletin) — Turkey is looking to find a solution to Somalia’s long-standing water problem, according to Kemal Karakus, chairman of Turkey’s State Water Works (DSI) Department of Geotechnical Services and Under
29 Aug 2011 - 15:29 by Local Press Report
STOCKHOLM (ITT Corporation (Press Release)) — ITT Corporation’s corporate philanthropy program, Watermark, and sponsorship of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, will continue after its water businesses are formally separated from ITT later this
8 Aug 2011 - 16:00 by Local Press Report
ANKARA (Today’s Zaman (Turkey)) — Turkey has provided drinking water to some 350,000 people in Africa since 2005 under a State Waterworks Authority (DSI) project that worked to create wells and clean water sources in Ethiopia.
1 Aug 2011 - 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Nigeria, ABUJA — A lack of funds is threatening construction of the Gurara Dam in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, according to the contractor handling the project.
27 Jun 2011 - 14:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LISBON, Portugal — Chronic underinvestment in Africa’s water sector undercuts efforts to improve livelihoods and meet international poverty-reduction efforts, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB).
23 May 2011 - 13:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, LINCOLN, NE — Because of its long history of food and water fragility, public and private donors see Africa as a priority.
19 May 2011 - 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
istanBul, turkey — Civil society organizations are calling on leaders of the least-developed countries (LDCs) and their donors to make water and sanitation a development priority.
16 May 2011 - 13:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
istanBul, turkey — ISTANBUL, Turkey (OOSKAnews Correspondent) -- Civil society organizations are calling on leaders of the least-developed countries (LDCs) and their donors to make water and sanitation a developmen
18 Apr 2011 - 14:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Leaders of the world’s poorest countries will gather in Istanbul in early May to call for additional aid and stronger economic ties with developed states to help ease their nations out of poverty
29 Mar 2011 - 09:31 by Local Press Report
BATH (Reuters) — Mauritania tops the list of countries with the least secure water supplies, followed by Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Niger, Iraq, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, according to UK-based risk a
21 Feb 2011 - 15:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
lusaKa, Zambia — The Zambian government has called for closer cooperation among countries that share the Zambezi River Basin for efficient water use.
21 Feb 2011 - 15:24 by Local Press Report
ABUJA (Leadership (Nigeria)) — The Nigerian government has approved $1.5 billion USD for construction of Zungeru Dam in Niger state this year, according to President Goodluck Jonathan.
4 May 2009 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CO, BOULDER — Rivers in some of the world's most populated regions, including Yellow River in northern China, the Ganges in India, and the Niger in West Africa, are losing water largely due to
9 Nov 2008 - 20:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NIAMEY, Niger — A water resources specialist has warned that the proposed construction of new dams by the Bauchi State government in Nigeria and Niger may have negative consequences for residents,
29 Oct 2007 - 10:09 by Local Press Report
DAKAR, Senegal (UN Integrated Regional Information Networks) — — A $150 million USD donation from the Warren Buffet Foundation will be used to establish a Global Water Initiative in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal and nine other countries
17 Sep 2007 - 10:09 by Local Press Report
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (UN Integrated Regional Information Networks) — — Violence has escalated among local communities in Burkina Faso over the scant available water.
West Africa's Sahel region, which includes Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali
18 Jun 2007 - 09:36 by Local Press Report
DOHA, Qatar (The Peninsula (Qatar)) — — The Qatar Authority for Charitable Activities spent $3 million USD for a project to provide clean water in Niger.
"Eighty percent of the project which was supported by Qatar's $3 million
26 Feb 2007 - 10:08 by Local Press Report
TUNIS, Tunisia (African Development Bank) — — The African Development Bank Group is extending a $20.86 million USD grant for a water supply and sanitation project in Niger.