Disasters

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  • Kenya’s newly created Ministry of Mining and other government agencies this week began the process of developing guidelines to protect water and environmental resources near mineral exploration sites.
  • The Guatemalan government’s decision to authorize a mine has led to violent protests, leaving two people dead, at least 16 community leaders captured, and causing the government to declare a state of siege in the departments of Jalapa and Santa Rosa.
  • A portion of the $255.7 million USD World Bank grant given to Nairobi County late last month April will be used to build modern water and sanitation infrastructure in the city, according to newly elected Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.