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  1. Benin’s Water and Energy and Minister Resigns Over Fraud Allegations

    15 May 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORTO-NOVO, Benin Benin’s Minister of Energy and Water, Barthélémy Dahogo Kassa, has resigned following allegations of “massive” fraud in drinking water projects. Netherlands Deputy Development Minister ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2015 - 10:03

  2. World Water Week: OOSKAnews Conversation With World Bank's Junaid Ahmad

    4 Sep 2014- 12:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden At Stockholm’s 24th World World Water Week, OOSKAnews CEO David Duncan spoke with Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Senior Director for the World Bank Group’s Global Water Practice, to discuss the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/05/2014 - 10:36

  3. Benin, Togo Create Mono River Basin Authority

    9 Jul 2014- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORTO-NOVO, Benin Benin and Togo on July 7th announced the creation of the Mono Basin Authority, which will oversee management of the 400-kilometer-long Mono River. The new body aims to integrate economic ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/09/2014 - 10:30

  4. Chinese Bank Lends Benin $42 Million for Water Projects

    18 Sep 2013- 09:48 by Local Press Report PORTO-NOVO Bloomberg The Export-Import Bank of China will lend Benin $42 million to finance the supply of drinking water in 69 villages in the West African country, Energy and Water Minister Barthelemy Kassa said. ...

    Local Press Report - 09/18/2013 - 09:48

  5. Private Sector Could Close Service Gap for World’s Poor: World Bank

    3 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The domestic private sector in developing countries could likely reach many of the poorest, un-served people there with water and sanitation services, according to a new report ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/03/2013 - 10:01

  6. Floods Pollute Wells Northern Benin

    14 Aug 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COTONOU, Benin Two days of nonstop rain this week caused flooding in Kandi municipality in northern Benin, polluting wells and destroying water infrastructure. Homes and livestock were also washed away in the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/14/2013 - 10:17

  7. Supplier Cuts Off Water to Benin City Over Unpaid Bill

    12 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOCLOGBO, Benin The local water provider in Soclogbo, a city in central Benin, has cut supply to the entire city to compel the municipal government to pay a $7,000 USD bill. The city’s residents have been ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/12/2013 - 10:01

  8. Benin National Electricity Company Ends Strike

    30 Jul 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COTONOU, Benin One of the Benin national electricity company’s workers unions, SYNO SBEE, has ended a two-day strike after the company’s other union, SYNTRA SBEE, decided not to join the work stoppage. SYNO ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/30/2013 - 10:00

  9. Benin Says It Will Meet Water, Sanitation MDG Targets

    10 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COTONOU, Benin Benin is set to reach the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets for water and sanitation, according to Public Health Minister Dorothée Akoko Kindé Gazard. Kindé Gazard and Minister of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/10/2013 - 10:04

  10. West African Countries to Create Regional Authority for Water, Electricity PPPs

    9 Jul 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COTONOU, Benin Eight West African countries have agreed to create a regional authority to enable and regulate public-private partnerships in the fields of water and solar energy. The move was announced at the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/09/2013 - 09:59

  11. World Bank Launches Mobile Phone-Based Water Information System in Benin

    28 Jun 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COTONOU, Benin The World Bank has launched a new mobile phone-based water information system in Benin, along with a platform to bring together development agencies, government, civil society organizations, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/28/2013 - 10:03

  12. Power Outage Causes Water Shortages in Northern Benin

    10 Jun 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COTONOU, Benin Consumers in the municipalities of Karimama, Malanville and Segbana in northern Benin were forced to purchase water from private suppliers last week, in the wake of major water and power cuts in ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/10/2013 - 10:10

  13. West African Nations Urged to Collaborate on Water Management

    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 the Global Water Partnership (GWP) for West Africa. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/09/2013 - 09:14

  14. Benin Telecom Company Cuts Services to National Water Company in Retaliation for Cuts

    Benin’s national telecommunications company on February 4 cut of all services to national water company SONEB, in retaliation for last week’s water cuts by SONEB. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/17/2013 - 19:00

  15. Benin National Water Company Cuts Off Supply to Public Companies

    The Benin National Water Company (SONEB) this week began cutting off water supply to 50 public companies, according to SONEB Director General David Babalola. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/17/2013 - 19:00

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