22 Aug 2011 - 13:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — The African Development Bank (AfDB) is providing a $21 million USD loan to finance a three-year government plan to scale up access to clean water and good sanitation services in selected parts of
8 Aug 2011 - 18:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TUNIS, Tunisia — The lack of adequate financing is “one of the major stumbling blocks to progress in the (sanitation) sector,” according to Sering B. O.
8 Aug 2011 - 16:05 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (The New Times (Rwanda)) — Residents of Kigali’s suburbs are complaining that water distribution in the city is not being carried out fairly.
1 Aug 2011 - 14:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — Both national governments and civil society organizations in Africa showed “real growth” in how they are dealing with sanitation challenges at the Third Africa Conference on Hygiene and Sanitatio
1 Aug 2011 - 14:14 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (New Times (Rwanda)) — Local NGO the Rwanda Environment Care (REC) won the utilities award during the third Africa Sanitation and Hygiene Conference (AfricaSan 3) for its efforts to improve sanitation and hygiene.
1 Aug 2011 - 14:12 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (New Times (Rwanda)) — Rwanda needs 70,000 latrines in order to put a halt to the practice of open defecation, according to a study by the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).
13 Jun 2011 - 22:53 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (New Times (Rwanda)) — The Energy Water and Sanitation body (EWSA), whose new board of directors just assumed office, plans to focus on getting energy and clean water to rural Rwanda.
6 Jun 2011 - 14:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Restoration of degraded freshwater ecosystems has emerged as an attractive venture for the business sector, according to experts who met at the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) for
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 - 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt will help Uganda build capacity in the water resources sector for digging wells and fighting invasive water hyacinth, according to Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hussei
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
11 Apr 2011 - 12:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — Following the recent events to mark World Water Day, the Rwandan government announced plans to increase access to drinking water to 100 percent by 2015.
4 Apr 2011 - 15:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Six East African countries are looking to improve industrial water recycling with the launch of a new wastewater treatment program.
22 Mar 2011 - 17:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Burundi’s decision on February 28 to become the sixth of the 10 Nile Basin countries to sign the Nile Basin Framework Agreement puts greater pressure on downstream countries Egypt and Sudan.
7 Mar 2011 - 15:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — Burundi on February 28 became the sixth country to sign a framework agreement on sharing Nile River water, following the pressure from other member states of East African Community legislative as
14 Feb 2011 - 14:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Spain, ZARAGOZA — North African countries are likely to experience dramatic climatic changes that will affect sustainability, quantity, quality and management of water resources, according to a new report publishe
14 Feb 2011 - 14:37 by Local Press Report
WA, SEATTLE (World Vision (Press Release)) — The Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program has produced its 3 billionth liter of clean drinking water in Rwanda, according to international humanitarian organization World Vision.
7 Feb 2011 - 13:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The African Union (AU) Summit listed Egypt’s water management and river transport projects among seven key priority infrastructure projects on the African continent.
31 Jan 2011 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — A new report links food insecurity and environmental degradation in Africa to failure by the continent’s leaders to channel more resources to water capture and storage.
16 Jan 2011 - 20:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s share of water from the Nile River will not be affected by the secession of Southern Sudan, according to Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Nasreddin Allam.
10 Jan 2011 - 14:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The expected emergence of a new state in southern Sudan following the January 8 independence referendum is causing alarm in Cairo because signs are the infant state will join other African co
10 Jan 2011 - 14:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — A section of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has appealed to East African Community (EAC) states to support the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) financially.
13 Dec 2010 - 15:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The simmering dispute over the Nile River between Egypt and downstream African states is heating up again with Ethiopia alleging Cairo supports insurgents fighting the government of
30 Aug 2010 - 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — I srael in mid-August offered to mediate in the current conflict among Nile Basin countries over the distribution of the Nile River's waters, according to high-level Egyptian sources.
24 May 2010 - 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Five Nile Basin countries — Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya — have signed a cooperative framework agreement on distribution of Nile waters despite protests from Egypt and Sudan.
22 Mar 2010 - 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are pressing for a final review of the impact of a $190 million USD multi-purpose project on water resources and socio-economic activities along the
16 Nov 2009 - 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt's top officials held a series of talks earlier this month with Rwandan, Ugandan and Southern Sudanese officials over water issues.
In a meeting with Rwandan President Paul
12 Oct 2009 - 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian officials in late September announced the extension ' of an Egyptian-funded initiative to remove water hyacinth on Lakes Victoria and Kyoga to Rwanda and Burundi.
27 Jul 2009 - 14:47 by Local Press Report
KIGALI, Rwanda (Focus Media (Rwanda)) — Rapid population growth and increased economic activity, as well as prolonged dry weather are all factors in the current water shortage in Rwanda, according to Theoneste Minani, head of water sectio
28 Apr 2008 - 10:09 by Local Press Report
KAMPALA, Uganda, KIGALI, Rwanda (New Vision (Uganda)) — — Rwandan electricity and water utility ELECTROGAZ has signed a cooperation agreement with Uganda's National Water and Sewage Cooperation to improve water supply services in Rwanda.
25 Nov 2007 - 23:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — — The Kagera River Basin is emerging as an example of proper sharing of trans-boundary waters in Africa, according to experts.
The Kagera Basin governments — Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and
30 Jul 2007 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — — Nile experts gathered to formulate ideas on ways to tap the river's resources to bring economic benefits in Nile Basin Initiative countries.
The two-day forum in the Kenyan
2 Jul 2007 - 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — — Water levels in Rwanda's water bodies have decreased dramatically, according to President Paul Kagame.
Deforestation, soil erosion and wetland degradation have significantly
7 May 2007 - 10:09 by Local Press Report
KIGALI, Rwanda (The New Times (Rwanda)) — — Nile Basin Initiative members have initiated a new project to sensitive residents of Nile Basin countries on using the river's resources.
30 Oct 2006 - 00:20 by Local Press Report
KIGALI, Rwanda (The New Times (Uganda)) — - Uganda and Rwanda are working together to deal with the emerging threat from water hyacinth plants.
The floating plants have emerged on
16 Oct 2006 - 09:26 by Local Press Report
nairoBi (The Daily Nation) — - Kenya will receive $140 million in funds for water projects under the Nile Basin Initiative. Projects financed under the initiative include programs to promote efficient water use,