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  1. Zimbabwe: UNICEF Reports High Disease Risk Associated With Unsafe Water

    13 Feb 2020- 08:53 by Local Press Report HARARE New Zimbabwe At least 60% of water sources in the country are unsafe, leaving most families at risk of diarrhoeal disease outbreaks, UNICEF has said. In its latest update on the humanitarian situation in Zim ...

    Local Press Report - 02/13/2020 - 08:53

  2. Massive New Hydro Project In Uganda?

    12 Feb 2020- 11:59 by Local Press Report KAMPALA Reuters A Chinese firm has applied to Ugandan authorities for a licence to develop a $1.4 billion hydropower plant that could potentially expand the country’s generation capacity by 40% according to a regul ...

    Local Press Report - 02/12/2020 - 13:13

  3. Ghana: Mining Pollution Of River Kills 25 Pigs

    12 Feb 2020- 11:56 by Local Press Report ACCRA Ghana Web The activities of illegal small-scale miners (galamseyers) in the town of Beposo in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region have resulted in the death of 25 pigs belonging to one Joseph Owusu. T ...

    Local Press Report - 02/12/2020 - 11:56

  4. Water Riots Sparked By Young Girl's Drowning

    11 Feb 2020- 06:53 by Local Press Report QWAQWA Eyewitness News Eight-year-old Musa's death in astream which is thick with sewage, mud and algae, last month further enflamed the mood among residents of Mandela Park township on the edge of Qwaqwa in S ...

    Local Press Report - 02/11/2020 - 06:53

  5. South Africa To Accelerate Congo River Dam Support

    11 Feb 2020- 06:51 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA MoneyWeb South Africa will fast-track four continent-wide infrastructure projects in which it’s involved, including a R210.88 billion dam on the Congo River, President Cyril Ramaphosa said as the countr ...

    Local Press Report - 02/11/2020 - 08:08

  6. EU And EIB To Finance Tananarive Drinking Water Project

    10 Feb 2020- 06:27 by Local Press Report TANANARIVE Construction Review Madagascar is set to receive US $72m grant from the European Union and European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance a major drinking water project in the capital, Tananarive. The project ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2020 - 06:27

  7. Water Scarcity, Abundance Drives Biblical Africa Locust Storms

    10 Feb 2020- 06:29 by Local Press Report BOONE IA Wired Tearing across East Africa right now is a plague of biblical proportions: Hundreds of billions of locusts in swarms the size of major cities are laying waste to the crops in their path. It’s the wors ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2020 - 06:29

  8. Devastating Impact Of Climate Conflict In The Sahel

    5 Feb 2020- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, United States A January 2020 food security analysis conducted by three United Nations agencies has revealed that, despite “satisfactory” agricultural production, over 3.3 million people in the Central ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/05/2020 - 10:46

  9. Solai Farm Dam Collapse: Kenya Prosecutor Appeals Dismissal Of Manslaughter Charges

    5 Feb 2020- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIVASHA, Kenya Kenya's Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has appealed a magistrate’s court's decision to acquit nine suspects who had been charged in causing the death of 48 people in May 2018 wh ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/05/2020 - 10:23

  10. WWF Analyses Mining Sector Water Risk

    6 Feb 2020- 06:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa New analysis from environmental NGO WWF reports that the extractives sector suffered water-related financial losses of over $20 Billion USD in 2018, measuring operational risk (too much ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/06/2020 - 06:13

  11. Harare Mayor Describes Water Crisis As "Man-made"

    5 Feb 2020- 04:56 by Local Press Report HARARE News Day Zimbabwe Irresponsible behaviour and political pressure to settle people on wetlands have contributed immensely to the pollution of the major source of Harare water, Lake Chivero, thereby affecting t ...

    Local Press Report - 02/05/2020 - 04:56

  12. South Africa: Lesotho Highlands Water Project Accused Of Bullying Local Communities

    5 Feb 2020- 04:56 by Local Press Report MASERU Eyewitness News A Lesotho NGO is going after the Lesotho Highlands Water Project for allegedly bullying communities in Mokhotlong. Residents in the district where phase two of the project, the Polihali Dam, i ...

    Local Press Report - 02/05/2020 - 04:56

  13. South Africa: Functionality Of Water Management Agencies Remains Inconsistent

    3 Feb 2020- 07:57 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Daily Maverick As the Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok visits South Africa to discuss water management co-operation once again, only two out of nine of this country’s catchment management agencies are f ...

    Local Press Report - 02/03/2020 - 07:57

  14. “Last Round” of GERD Talks This Week In Washington

    29 Jan 2020- 09:17 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Another two-day round of tripartite meetings between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) commenced in Washington, DC 28 January. Tal ...

    Staff - Water D... - 02/03/2020 - 09:04

  15. The World's Underreported Humanitarian Crises

    3 Feb 2020- 13:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland An annual assessment of global online media coverage of "underreported" humanitarian crises, many related to water challenges, indicates increasing linkage between such events and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/06/2020 - 06:41

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