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  • 3 May 2020- 11:21 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOURNAI, Belgium 50-70 tonnes of fish have died in Wallonia, Belgium, blamed on contamination from a leak in a settling pond at a sugar beet refinery across the border in France. Tereos, owners of the processing facility in France, admit a leak was found
  • 23 Sep 2019- 06:46 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has announced an additional $38 Million USD in humanitarian relief for the Great Lakes region of Africa. The aid is earmarked for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and for continued support to Burundian
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIJMEGEN, Netherlands A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in
  • 8 Mar 2019- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania A controversial gold mine in northern Tanzania has been instructed to halt waste water pollution by March 30 or be shut down by the country’s government. Tanzania Mining Minister Doto Biteko said Acacia needs to stop contaminated
  • 2 Oct 2018- 12:00 by Local Press Report BUBADA Daily News Acacia's Bulyanhulu Mining has started to implement a $2.0 Million USD joint water project that draws water from Lake Victoria to the villages surrounding the mine. Bulyanhulu Mining Communication Specialist Mary Lupamba said the
  • 11 Sep 2018- 07:19 by Local Press Report DAR ES SALAAM Xinhuanet News Tanzanian President John Magufuli on September 7 ordered the east African nation's environment watchdog to probe pollution allegations against Acacia Mining's North Mara Gold Mine, saying a previous report that cleared
  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:11 by Local Press Report PARIS The Guardian Controversial plans for an open-pit gold mine have split the French overseas territory in South America. Opponents warn of pollution and biodiversity loss, while local officials point to its potential economic benefits. But ultimately the
  • 12 Aug 2016- 06:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawi Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Bright Msaka pledged this week that the country would proceed with oil and gas exploration on Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa). Msaka dismissed the July 29 request by the
  • 10 Aug 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi UNESCO’s World Heritage Center has requested that the Malawi government suspend oil exploration in Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa. The decision to act was reached at the World Heritage Convention’s 40th Session meeting in
  • 19 Jul 2016- 10:29 by Local Press Report TARIME The Citizen Communities near the Acacia North Mara Gold Mine have refuted a report stating that water from Tigite River doesn't contain harmful chemicals from the mine. Corporate Risk Pollution Social Issues Water Quality Tarime Tanzania Tigite
  • 29 Jun 2016- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawi is planning to tap water from Lake Malawi for a massive irrigation project, Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda told the country’s parliament this week. The project aims to prevent food shortages like the ones the drought
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 14 Jan 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania Tanzania’s stance on ownership of Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa) will not change until mediators release a final report on the issue, according the country’s foreign affairs ministry. In an interview with Tanzania’s Daily
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Oil exploration activities could have major negative impacts on Lake Malawi, a local environmental group warned this week. The Wildlife Environmental Society of Malawi warned in a new report that Malawi already lacked the capacity to
  • 29 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia After a year of negotiation, the Namibian government is taking the final steps toward acquiring a desalination plant built by French nuclear energy giant Areva, an official said this week. Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

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