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  • 22 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — In a bid to improve water supply to households and mining companies and meet growing demand, Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company is seeking over $50 million USD for capital re-investment. The company's commercial director, Austin
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia, Swaziland, MANZINI — The Environment Council of Zambia (ECZ) has set aside $30 million USD to mitigate water pollution caused by several years of lead mining in Zambia's Kabwe town. Thousands of people in the town have tested
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — The German government has initiated a project to drill 400 boreholes in 350 communities in Zambia to help overcome the challenge of providing safe drinking water in rural areas. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation project in Kasempa,
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASMARA, Eritrea — As is true in countries throughout Africa, rapid urbanization is drinking up Ethiopia's water supply and often contaminating its sources. In the last six or seven years, the government and local communities have stepped up soil
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia, KAMPALA, Uganda — The Environmental Council of Zambia has penalized Lake Safari Lodge for polluting Lake Kariba with human waste Lake Kariba, located 140 kilometers south of Lusaka, is Africa's largest man-made lake and a source of
  • 23 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia, AMMAN, Jordan — Water from wells being used for commercial purposes in the capital were constructed near latrines and dump sites and could be contaminated, according to the Liberia Water and Sewage Corporation. Company chief Hun Bu
  • 9 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan Jordan Times — A pilot plant is to be built to treat the liquid residue left over from the olive-pressing process. The $711,000 USD plant is being funded by the European Union. It will be built at either the Ikeider holding area or the Jordan
  • 7 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda, ZIMBABWE, HARARE — Uganda will host the 2008 Groundwater and Climate Conference to discuss the effects of climate on development of groundwater resources in Africa. The conference is an initiative of Uganda's Directorate of Water
  • 30 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan- A new law passed by the Jordanian parliament paving the way for the country to use nuclear energy for water desalination, and several Middle Eastern countries are following the same path. A Jordanian energy committee, spearheaded by
  • 26 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) — The water supply in the city of Mbale is contaminated with human waste and suspended solids, making treatment difficult and expensive. Residents in the Manafwa River area dump human waste into the river, which then
  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan — The World Bank already is starting to slip behind its own deadlines in launching a $15.5 million USD feasibility study of the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project. Before the first shovel of dirt is turned, the project to build a
  • 11 Feb 2007- 21:36 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan Jordan Times — The average price of basic commodities in Jordan, including water, has risen 75.5 percent over the past 10 years. A study by the country's Consumer Protection Society said the average price of 115 basic commodities and
  • 14 Jan 2007- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — When African heads of state met in Beijing in November in a much-publicized effort by the Chinese government to strengthen ties in Africa, water was high on the agenda. It's no wonder — China has been upgrading the water systems in