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  • 3 May 2020- 11:01 by Staff- Water Diplomat SANA'A, Yemen Since mid-April, more than 100,000 people across conflict-torn Yemen, but particularly Aden, Abyan, Lahj and Sana’a City, have been affected by heavy rain and flash flooding that has contaminated water supplies, damaged roads, bridges
  • 4 Apr 2018- 11:23 by Local Press Report DUBAI Gulf News Ask the UAE’s Minister of Energy what really worries him, and his answer isn’t oil prices, or the glut in the oil market, or even whether demand for oil will ever pick up. His answer is: water. Suhail Al Mazroui, the UAE’s Minister of Energy
  • 28 Jun 2016- 09:04 by Local Press Report SANA'A 7 Days A top Yemeni diplomat has described his country’s daily struggle with food, water and electricity shortages, as a result of fighting that has disrupted oil infrastructure and imports. Vice Consul General Rafat Hassan Mohammed spoke about
  • 25 May 2016- 08:38 by Local Press Report LAGOS Daily Mail Militant attacks in Nigeria's oil-producing south have caused water supplies to be turned off in the country's commercial hub and biggest city, Lagos. Conflict Corporate Risk Energy Security Innovation, Infrastructure &
  • 24 Apr 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Dubai has tendered a $41 million USD project to expand Al Owair Wastewater Treatment Plant, Dubai municipal officials said this week. The project will increase the plant’s capacity to 65,000 cubic meters per day. The contract
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:10 by Local Press Report DUBAI Bloomberg Desalination plants that make seawater potable supply 98.8 percent of Dubai’s water, with the remaining 1.2 percent coming from groundwater sources, the Arabian Water and Power Forum was told today. Dubai is the commercial, banking and
  • 6 Sep 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's (NNPC) crackdown on pipeline vandalism and theft has spilled over to the water sector, as the state-firm faces fresh accusations that it has done nothing to prevent the water contamination
  • 23 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPOACAN, Mexico Residents of Capoacan in Veracruz state's Minatitlán municipality say a new coke plant and petroleum refinery are polluting the area and causing respiratory and skin diseases among the population. Fishermen and other locals claim
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria Environmental groups gathered in Nigeria’s Ogoniland region last weekend to call for a state of environmental emergency to be declared to mark the second anniversary of a UN Environment Program (UNEP) report highlighting massive and
  • The UK government will extend $106 million USD to Yemen over the next two years for life-saving assistance to one million people.
  • Malawi’s President Joyce Banda said this week that her government would not hold further talks with Tanzania over ownership of Lake Malawi until Tanzania addresses its recent actions on the disputed water body.
  • On the anniversary of an important report into oil pollution in Ogoniland, the Nigerian government has given the go-ahead for a major oil contamination clean-up in the Niger Delta region.
  • Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the world. However, these land grabs are not really about the land, but more about the freshwater that goes with it, according to a new report from GRAIN, an international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in moving toward community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.

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