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
15 Oct 2012 - 08:56 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (4-Traders) — The Peace Corps has announced a strategic partnership with the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) - a long-standing public-private partnership between the U.S.
4 Oct 2012 - 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Union on October 3 released a new policy document that calls for greater cooperation between its emergency and development arms to increase countries’ resilience to disasters like drou
10 Sep 2012 - 09:58 by Local Press Report
new yorK (TriplePundit) — On Tuesday, Sept.
6 Sep 2012 - 09:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
United Kingdom, OXFORD — A report released this month by global charity Oxfam warns of severe potential climate change-induced effects on food prices in the next two decades.
6 Jul 2012 - 08:15 by Local Press Report
ABUJA (Voice of America) — Nigeria's Center for Disease Control says poverty and pollution have reduced the national life expectancy to 47 years old, one of the lowest in West Africa. And while health officials dispute
21 Jun 2012 - 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — The US Water Partnership (USWP), originally announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on World Water Day in March, officially launched on June 20 at the UN Conference on Sustainable Developme
20 Jun 2012 - 08:14 by Local Press Report
OUAGADOUGOU (Ghana Business News) — The Global Water Partnership (GWP), West Africa (WA), will hold its statutory General Assembly in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou on Friday, June 22, a press release from its Secretariat
11 Jun 2012 - 08:33 by Local Press Report
LONDON (BBC News) — An additional $12.5 million USD will be provided by the UK for countries in West Africa facing the threat of drought, the government has announced. Estimates suggest 1.5 million children in th
24 May 2012 - 11:06 by Local Press Report
ROME (The Nigerian Voice) — On a visit to drought-stricken Chad, Spanish football star Raúl González added his voice to urgent calls for funding to prevent a full-blown food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel region of West Af
30 Apr 2012 - 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GHANA, ACCRA — The water deal signed between Ghana and Togo earlier this month has spurred outcry among local residents, who say the government is giving away water while many Ghanaians go without it.
23 Apr 2012 - 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Togo, LOME — Togo earlier this month signed a water purchase agreement with Ghana as part of its efforts to meet growing demand, especially in urban areas.
16 Apr 2012 - 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, TX, AUSTIN — A reassessment of climate vulnerability in West Africa warns that Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire are more vulnerable to climate effects such as flooding and sea level rise than previously thought.
11 Apr 2012 - 11:38 by Local Press Report
MONROVIA (Heritage (Liberia)) — Full Story - Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) Managing Director Natu Jappah said the LWSC still has challenges in supplying sa
10 Apr 2012 - 12:43 by Local Press Report
Gao (Sierra Express Media (Sierra Leone)) — Full Story - Northern Mali is on the brink of a major humanitarian disaster and aid agencies must be allowed immediate acces
4 Apr 2012 - 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Delhi-based water infrastructure company SPML Infra is exploring opportunities to expand into Southern and West Africa and Southeast Asia.
5 Dec 2011 - 19:10 by Local Press Report
TUNIS (African Development Bank (Press Release)) — The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation will provide $20 million USD for the African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Trust Fund.
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
29 Nov 2011 - 12:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — The survival of major river basins in Africa is at stake as climate change alters water flows and decimates natural habitats.
19 Sep 2011 - 17:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GHANA, ACCRA — Beverage producers Diageo (Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited) and Coca-Cola and NGO Water Health International have formed a strategic partnership for a $20 million USD project to develop a clean
25 Jul 2011 - 14:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GHANA, ACCRA — Access to safe drinking water in Ghana has increased slightly over the last couple of years, with national coverage rising from 52 percent in 2006 to 57 percent in 2008 and reaching 61 percent by
29 Mar 2011 - 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Braced for deepening turmoil in Côte d’Ivoire, the European Union has approved $35 million USD in humanitarian assistance to the West African nation and neighboring Liberia, where 93,000 Ivorians
28 Feb 2011 - 13:47 by Local Press Report
KANIFING (The Daily Observer (Gambia)) — Gembega Gambia Co. Ltd., the authorized Coca-Cola bottler in Gambia, on February 19 inaugurated a $2 million USD wastewater treatment plant.
7 Feb 2011 - 13:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MONROVIA, Liberia — Relief agencies in Liberia are rushing to provide water and latrines to thousands of people who have fled political unrest in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, but may not be able to keep pace if the wave
18 Oct 2010 - 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LAGOS, Nigeria — Nuclear energy supplier Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. (AEHI) announced the planned expansion of its market for nuclear-powered desalination plants throughout West Africa by opening an office
30 Nov 2009 - 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — The Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA) will channel $50 million USD to water supply projects in eight African countries.
The program comes as more and more
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
27 Apr 2009 - 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, TX, AUSTIN — A recent report found that the current drought in West Africa may only be a precursor of things to come, with the historical record of water supply in the region showing a high
2 Jun 2008 - 08:57 by Local Press Report
ACCRA (Public Agenda (Ghana)) — The first training course for municipal wastewater managers in West Africa concluded in the Ghanaian capital last week. The course followed extensive work to raise participants'
11 Nov 2007 - 23:26 by Local Press Report
Nigeria, KANO (Leadership (Nigeria)) — - The $48 million USD Tamburawa Water Plant in Nigeria's Kano state has been completed.
The water treatment plant, one of the largest in West Africa, has a capacity
8 Oct 2007 - 10:09 by Local Press Report
GHANA, ACCRA (Ghana News Agency) — — A large percentage of water sector finance in developing countries ids drained by corruption, according to experts at a workshop on fighting corruption in West Africa's water sector.
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
7 May 2007 - 10:09 by Local Press Report
LAGOS, Nigeria (Daily Trust (Nigeria)) — — The $60 million USD Tamburawa water treatment plant in Kano could be complete in July.
Costain West Africa Pic, the construction company that won the contract for the project, said the
16 Oct 2006 - 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
UNITED NATIONS — - The UN children's organization UNICEF has published a report on West Africa, presenting a very gloomy picture for the total region.
In its drinking water and sanitation report, the agency