15 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Just months after protesting neighboring Uganda’s increased extraction of water from Lake Victoria, Tanzanian leaders are pushing to start the second phase of a project that will channel more water
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.
7 Jun 2012 - 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt will carry out a series of major projects in upstream Nile Basin countries, with the goal of increasing the flow of Nile water and increasing the amount available to the country, Egyptian F
4 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, LINCOLN, NE — Water is "the key to fighting worldwide poverty," Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, told the fourth annual global Water for Food Conference last week.
18 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s controversial $2.2 billion USD Karuma Dam project faces more delays, with more questions being raised over the role of the country’s development partners in the project and the viability o
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.
7 May 2012 - 11:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s largest water services provider is facing off against a Chinese contractor over the $96 million USD price tag for a well-drilling project at Akaki, near Addis Ababa.
30 Apr 2012 - 09:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda last week signed a $47 million USD deal with a consortium of development organizations and private firms to build infrastructure, including electricity and water supply, in the isolated is
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
30 Apr 2012 - 10:57 by Local Press Report
KAMPALA (The Daily Monitor (Uganda)) — Full Story - A Chinese company suspected to have bribed the team evaluating bids for the construction of the
16 Apr 2012 - 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Water authorities and private electricity generators in Uganda are headed for a clash over how much water should be taken from the country’s major sources for power generation.
12 Apr 2012 - 14:02 by Local Press Report
Amuria (The New Vision (Uganda)) — Full Story - Every day about 2,000 children in Africa die of diarrhea caused by drinking dirty water, Uganda WaterAid country repre
29 Mar 2012 - 09:41 by Local Press Report
MN, MINNEAPOLIS (Pentair, Inc. (Press Release)) — More than one billion people worldwide -- roughly one out of every seven -- have no choice but to use unsafe, contaminated water.
1 Mar 2012 - 11:31 by Local Press Report
KAMPALA (The Monitor (Uganda)) — Uganda will beginning this year export its water and sewerage management expertise to as far Trinidad and Tobago.
20 Feb 2012 - 19:48 by Local Press Report
KASESE (The Monitor (Uganda)) — Government officials and non-governmental organizations in Kasese District have joined efforts to fight cholera in Bukonzo West where the disease resurfaced two weeks ago.
13 Feb 2012 - 18:05 by Local Press Report
KAMPALA (The Monitor (Uganda)) — Consumers will have to part with extra cash to get some water after the National Water and Sewerage Corporation increased prices of every unit of water by 10 percent.
23 Jan 2012 - 16:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TUNIS, Tunisia — The African Development Bank (AfDB) is lending Uganda $67 million USD for a water and sanitation access improvement program.
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
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 - 23:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — With the downfall of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian leaders are showing more willingness to discuss sharing the waters of the Nile River with Ethiopia and other upstream African states
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).
12 Dec 2011 - 16:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian water officials said the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources will dig 75 water wells in Uganda.
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.
28 Nov 2011 - 15:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — A joint venture of Veolia Water subsidiary OTV France has won a contract for construction of a modern sewerage and wastewater treatment plant in Uganda.
7 Nov 2011 - 17:07 by Local Press Report
ACCRA (Public Agenda) — Vitus Azeem, executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative, the local chapter of Transparency International, called for a black list of contractors that perform poorly on projects in the wat
31 Oct 2011 - 20:27 by Local Press Report
24 Oct 2011 - 16:55 by Local Press Report
KAMPALA (The Monitor (Uganda)) — Thirteen districts in eastern Uganda -- Katakwi, Amuria, Kaberamaido, Butebo, Soroti, Serere, Kumi, Ngora, Pallisa, Kibuku, Bukedia, Amolator and Dokolo -- will benefit from a $5 million USD Glob
3 Oct 2011 - 15:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — Empowering women to play a more substantial role in community development, including water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects, was one of the main themes of the Clinton Global Initiative (CG
26 Sep 2011 - 21:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt and Ethiopia appear to be making a major effort to settle a long-running bitter dispute over sharing the waters of the Nile River, but Ethiopia’s autocratic leader, Meles Zenawi, seems dete
19 Sep 2011 - 17:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s parliament on September 9 passed a resolution ending the value-added tax (VAT) on piped water supply in an effort to increase access, especially among slum dwellers and other low-income
19 Sep 2011 - 16:08 by Local Press Report
KAMPALA (New Vision (Uganda)) — The National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC) plans to start producing electricity from sewage at the Nakivubo sewage plant. The plants handle 45,000 cubic meters of sewage per day.
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 - 13:42 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
15 Aug 2011 - 18:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Hisham Qandil met last week with Sudanese Irrigation Minister Kamal Ali in Khartoum to discuss the latest developments in the Nile Basin negotiati
1 Aug 2011 - 14:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Nile Basin countries will hold an exceptional meeting in October to discuss the ramifications of the Entebbe agreement signed by six member countries last year.
5 Jul 2011 - 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ny, united states, NEW YORK CITY — The United Nations on June 21 announced the launch of Sustainable Sanitation: Five-Year Drive to 2015, as its latest push to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the po
27 Jun 2011 - 14:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom — Africa is well positioned to achieve progress in rural water reforms with the right mix of “smart leadership, smart policies, smart institutions and smart friends,” says a new report by the Overs
20 Jun 2011 - 13:27 by Local Press Report
KAMPALA (The Monitor (Uganda)) — The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is verifying all its water meters and sewer lines in an effort to identify those who are tampering with them.