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  • 18 Jan 2019- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Villagers's in Zambia's Copper Belt are still waiting to find out whether their water contamination claim against a mining subsidiary of Vedanta Resources will be held in the United Kingdom or Zambia. The claimants are alleging
  • 16 Nov 2017- 08:51 by Local Press Report LUSAKA CNBC Africa The Lusaka Sanitation Programme is part of the urgently needed reinforcement and expansion of the wastewater infrastructure in Zambia's fast growing capital Lusaka. The project is expected to greatly contribute to economic and social
  • 31 May 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A UK court ruled this week that the lawsuit filed against the Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) for polluting the Kafue River in Zambia can proceed in the United Kingdom. KCM, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, had claimed the case should
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The decision to file a pollution lawsuit against mining company Vedanta Resources in the United Kingdom, rather than Zambia, undermines the Zambian judiciary, President Edgar Lungu said this week. Vedanta is accused of discharging
  • 20 Jan 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Zambia has begun work on the $430 million USD Kafula-Futa Dam and water reticulation project, which aims to end water problems in Mpongwe and two other districts in the country’s Copperbelt Province. The project, which is being carried
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Some 1,800 residents of the Zambian town of Chingola have initiated proceedings in London’s High Court against mining company Vedanta for contamination of local water sources and farmland. They allege that sulfuric acid from the
  • 3 Apr 2015- 10:03 by Local Press Report LUSAKA Zambia Daily Mail The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a High Court verdict that found Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) guilty of water pollution in 2006. In 2011, the High Court found KCM guilty of polluting the Mushishima River, a tributary of the Kafue
  • 1 May 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Participants in the first African Water Integrity Summit, held in Lusaka, Zambia this week, called on governments on the continent to strengthen laws in order to fight corruption in the water sector, which limits economic growth,
  • 4 Apr 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The European Union will release between $85 million and $100 million USD by July to finance repairs on the Kariba Dam, according to Gilles Hervio, head of the EU delegation in Zambia. Hervio told the Zambia Daily Mail this week that he had
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Zambia and Zimbabwe need about $250 million USD to repair the Kariba Dam, according to Felix Nkulukusa, Zambia’s finance permanent secretary. The two countries jointly own the dam. It is managed by the intergovernmental Zambezi River
  • 10 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The Zambian government has formulated strategic plan to improve water infrastructure in the country by 2016, Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development Christopher Yaluma told a national stakeholders meeting in Lusaka last week. He
  • 4 Mar 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia A million people in Zambia who should have received clean water by 2015 will miss out, and another 4.4 million will go without sanitation because of major investment shortfalls for these services, according to international NGO WaterAid.
  • 27 Nov 2013- 10:29 by Local Press Report LUSAKA Times of Zambia Zambia and Zimbabwe will next month hold meetings to discuss the construction of the US$3-billion Batoka Hydro-Power plant which will produce 1,600 megawatts of power. Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The World Bank warned this week that Zambia’s economy could lose more than $4.3 billion USD due to low funding for the water and sanitation sector. Robin Mearns, the bank's water supply and sanitation sector leader, said on November 4
  • 19 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Zambian Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Chris Yaluma is calling on the National Water and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) and the 11 utilities operating in the country to reduce non-revenue water rates to 25 percent and thereby

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