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  • 22 Apr 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Multinational Tullow Oil is continuing negotiations to secure a water rights deal with officials of Turkana County in northern Kenya, for Kenya's first oil project, with a final investment decision expected by the end of the year.
  • 23 May 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental deterioration around the world is occurring at a faster pace than than previously thought, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned in a new report. Results from the latest Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6):
  • 26 Oct 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Domestic wastewater could be a valuable resource for agricultural irrigation and energy production, and contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report released last week by the United Nations
  • 23 Sep 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya An Intergovernmental Technical Committee established by the Kenyan government to study and recommend ways to deal with anticipated El Niño rains says the country needs about $15.5 million USD to protect itself from disasters linked to the
  • 9 Jul 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Local legislators from Kenya’s Kitui and Makueni counties are insisting that stakeholders be given a change to examine the resettlement and compensation plans for those affected by the $196 million USD Thakwe multipurpose dam project
  • 24 Apr 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya As part of a major Cabinet reshuffle last week, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Eugene Wamalwa to serve as his new Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation Services. Wamalwa, a former justice minister and member of the Party
  • 27 Jan 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has raised the alarm over rapidly dropping water levels in Lake Turkana. The authority said last week that the lake’s levels had decreased by 30 percent in 2014, and they are
  • 10 Oct 2014- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government has set up a special fund to enhance disaster mitigation and response, Nathan Kigotho, director of the National Disaster Operations Center, said on October 10 th. “We have set up a contingency fund to deal with
  • 14 Jan 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya is leading a multi-national humanitarian assistance program backed by UN agencies for civilians affected by the escalating crisis in South Sudan. Government officials said on January 13 that in addition to dispatching a group of
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Unregulated liquid waste disposal has worsened pollution in the Nairobi River as well as smaller water bodies near the Kenyan capital, exposing millions of people to communicable diseases, the government’s environmental watchdog warned
  • 21 Oct 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Leaders in northern Kenya are calling on companies and investors that are moving into the region to take advantage of recent oil discoveries to set aside a slice of their capital to establish decent sanitation systems in the area. A
  • 15 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Young women across Africa bear the brunt of recurrent environmental shocks including droughts and floods, according to children’s development organization Plan International. Plan International’s report, “ In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent
  • 21 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s state visits to Russia and China from August 17-23 are expected to culminate in multi-billion deals to finance infrastructure projects in Kenya. The cabinet secretaries of environment, water and natural
  • 2 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Danish government, on July 31 launched a blueprint to promote conservation of the country’s wetlands. Kenya is home to wetlands that have been
  • 3 Jun 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya East African water equipment supplier Davis& Shirtliff announced last week that it plans to venture into Somalia as part of that nation’s reconstruction effort. CEO Alec Davis said his company has identified Somalia as a lucrative

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