8 Apr 2013 - 10:02 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (Rwanda Focus) — The Kigali City Master Plan shows that the city will need to increase its water supply by 86.5% before 2017. Experts from Water for People, a Kigali-based NGO, say that there is a growing n
26 Mar 2013 - 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — South Sudan plans to join the Entebbe Nile Framework Agreement, South Sudan’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Paul Mayom Akec told Egyptian media on March 20.
21 Mar 2013 - 09:38 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (The New Times) — The Minister of State for water and energy, Emma-Francoise Isumbingabo, has reiterated the government's commitment to supply clean and safe drinking water to the population. She was speaking
6 Mar 2013 - 08:53 by Local Press Report
GIHEMBE CAMP (The New Times) — Congolese refugees at Gihembe Camp in North Province have decried the incessant shortage of water that broke out two months ago, saying it has made their lives hard. Officials at the camp that
15 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt will not resort to military action to solve Nile water problems, Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Bahaaeddine reiterated this week.
6 Feb 2013 - 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — Nile Basin countries should consider using the river’s water as a source of cooperation and not contention, regardless of differences in ideology, said Egyptian Ambassador to Rwanda Khaled Abdel Ra
25 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — A group of experts has given the green light for the extraction of methane gas from one of Eastern Africa’s largest freshwater sources, Lake Kivu, saying it will not impact on the water body’s ecos
22 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda has proposed an urgent meeting of Nile Basin Initiative member countries to find ways of bringing Egypt and Sudan on board, after the two governments rejected a new agreement on equitable sh
12 Dec 2012 - 11:01 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (The New Times) — Experts on water and sanitation have asked African governments to get more committed on issues of water if the continent is to meet the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of th
30 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOULDER, Colorado — A new study, led by the University of Colorado at Boulder, shows that the risk of human conflict in East Africa increases slightly with higher temperatures and drops somewhat with higher rainfall.<
26 Oct 2012 - 10:19 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (The New Times) — A study to have more areas connected to the central sewerage plant that will be located in Giti Cyinyoni, Nyarugenge District is on, according to City Mayor Fidele Ndayisaba The mayor told T
17 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Uganda, ENTEBBE — The Nile Basin Initiative on October 15 launched its first-ever State of the River Nile Basin Report at Lake Victoria in Kampala, Uganda.
3 Oct 2012 - 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Disputes over the Entebbe agreement on distribution of Nile River water, signed in 2010 by Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya, does not prevent them from cooperating on other matters, Egy
3 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — The pact signed last week between Israel and South Sudan to cooperate on water infrastructure and technology development has some Nile Basin countries concerned about their water security.
3 Aug 2012 - 08:32 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (The New Times) — The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has warned of a likely water supply shortage in the arid areas of the country as a result of mining and climate change. The areas are repor
25 Jul 2012 - 11:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are considering creating an Africa water private-public partnership fund, according to JICA P
25 Jul 2012 - 09:04 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (Rwanda Focus) — Kigali city residents are battling an unprecedented water scarcity that has forced some to depend on untreated water from swamps while others resort to desperate measures such as rationing. Gi
13 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will discuss a Nile water-sharing agreement with Ethiopian officials during his trip to Ethiopia next week, according to government sources.
18 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan — Officials at the Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources announced on June 13 that they are preparing a comprehensive agreement that will govern Sudan’s water relations with its newest
14 Jun 2012 - 08:19 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (Rwanda Express) — Kigali city Vice Mayor in charge of Finance and Economic Development, Alphonse Nizeyimana, has said that the commencement of the construction of a proper sewage system in Kigali city has been del
12 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Africa’s newest state, South Sudan, will join the Nile Basin Initiative next month, Egyptian government officials said on June 6.
21 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Nile Basin issues were not high on the agenda at last week’s African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) meeting in Cairo, even though Egyptian officials were eager to address the topic.
17 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Eastern Africa Grain Council is lobbying governments in the region to allocate at least 2 percent of their agricultural budget for irrigation.
17 May 2012 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (The New Times) — The Rwanda government intends to spend $200 million USD on the construction of the Mutobo water project, Infrastructure Minister Albert Nsengiyumva told the countrys Parliament this week. The
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
20 Mar 2012 - 12:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
UNITED NATIONS — There are “huge disparities” between sub-Saharan Africa and other regions of the world when it comes to the chances of meeting the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets on safe drinking wa
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.
27 Feb 2012 - 14:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — The number of Rwandan households with access to safe drinking water has increased slightly in the past five years, thanks to efforts to increase protection of water resources, a new government re
6 Feb 2012 - 14:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Water ministers from upstream Nile Basin countries pledged to scale up investment in key projects in the region during an extraordinary meeting in the Kenyan capital at the end of January. <
17 Jan 2012 - 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — The Egyptian government has reactivated both diplomatic and economic relations with upstream Nile countries in an effort to defuse tension and mistrust that are holding up a mutual agreement on s
16 Jan 2012 - 17:03 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (New Times (Rwanda)) — Rwanda’s Environment Minister criticized Egypt and Sudan for endorsing the Commission on Water Resources Development Project in Rwanda without Kigali’s consent.
9 Jan 2012 - 20:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt and Sudan will propose a new initiative to resolve disputes among Nile Basin countries over the framework agreement for cooperation, Egyptian and Sudanese sources said.
19 Dec 2011 - 23:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — An ongoing diplomatic standoff between Kenya and Sudan could slow down progress made in the sharing of the Nile waters under the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI).
19 Dec 2011 - 20:41 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (New Times (Rwanda)) — Gerson Fumbuka, an official from Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC), called on the local business community to make most of existing regional water bodies, especially Lake Victoria and Lake Tang
6 Dec 2011 - 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — The African Development Bank (AfDB) is providing $4.2 million USD to expand the scope of projects aimed at upgrading water and sanitation facilities in Lake Victoria satellite towns.
31 Oct 2011 - 20:35 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (New Times (Rwanda)) — Kigali has completed a detailed physical master plan for a $70 million USD central sewerage system.
12 Sep 2011 - 18:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — The recently signed Nile Cooperative Framework Agreement could be facing a major test, after a group of Tanzanian leaders accused Uganda of using excessive water from Lake Victoria, a source of t
22 Aug 2011 - 13:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian Ministry of Environment has unveiled a plan aimed at helping Nile Basin countries monitor the quality of water in the Nile River.