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  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:35 by Local Press Report HARARE Fin 24 Zimbabwe's government has announced that mining on areas held by National Parks is banned with immediate effect. This follows a public outcry and the threat of a court battle after President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government granted
  • 14 Jul 2020- 10:19 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The Arab Weekly As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned. Hospitalisations due to worsening contamination from sewage,
  • 4 Apr 2020- 10:41 by Staff- Water Diplomat DELFT, Netherlands The Water, Peace and Security Partnership (WPS), a coalition which develops tools and services that help identify water-related security and conflict risks, has described how “a perfect storm of poverty, growing natural resource scarcity
  • 25 Oct 2019- 12:10 by Local Press Report HARARE NewsDay Zimbabwe’s State-owned electricity distributor, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC or Zesa), grappling with drought and ageing equipment, yesterday said it would disconnect mines, farms and other users as it
  • 3 Oct 2019- 04:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Government of Zimbabwe has announced the establishment of a special task-force to devise an immediate solution to capital city Harare’s worsening water crisis. The 30 September announcement came a week after Harare City Council shut
  • 13 Aug 2019- 04:47 by Local Press Report ERBIL An official from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced new efforts aimed at jumpstarting the local agriculture sector to transform it into a primary source of economic revenue alongside the oil and gas industry. “The Kurdistan Region has
  • 5 Jun 2019- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) announced plans June 3 to approach power supplier Eskom of South Africa for relief on a payment plan for power imports as drought hits hydro power production capacity in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe
  • 31 May 2019- 07:45 by Local Press Report HARARE The Zimbabwe Mail Zimbabwe’s largest hydroelectric plant, Kariba Dam, will suspend output in 14 weeks if water levels continue to fall at the current rate, the energy minister said on Thursday, paving the way for deeper power cuts in the country. The
  • 30 Apr 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Baghdad, Iraq Turkey Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is in Iraq this week to meet his Iraqi counterpart, Mohamed Alhakim, with water resources, border security and trade on the agenda. A two-day visit commenced in Baghadad April 28, and is set to
  • 30 Apr 2019- 06:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France A new assessment from the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Iraq’s energy sector indicates that the country's recent oil boom faces existential challenges that will hamper continued growth if not addressed soon. Having doubled
  • 8 Mar 2019- 06:59 by Local Press Report BASRA Rudaw Water pollution continues to threaten the lives of residents of the Iraqi province of Basra. Ahmed Hilal, an environmental activist, described the situation as “an actual ecological disaster” in areas of Basra. “Many citizens have been poisoned.
  • 19 Apr 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report Baghdad, Iraq Devdiscourse Talks between Exxon Mobil and Iraq on a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure contract have reached an impasse, Iraqi officials and two industry sources said, in a potential setback to the oil major's ambitions to expand in the
  • 3 Apr 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report BULAWAYO New Zimbabwe Matebeleland Zambezi Water Trust (MZWT) chairperson Dumiso Dabengwa has accused former mines minister, Obert Mpofu, of sabotaging the project. He said Mpofu refused to grant the trust a special mining concession to fundraise for the
  • 27 Jul 2017- 11:22 by Local Press Report HWANGE News24 A massive decontamination exercise is under way near Zimbabwe's famous Hwange National Park after a tanker transporting sulphuric acid overturned spilling 30 000 litres of the dangerous chemical on the main road, state radio reports. The
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by Local Press Report FALLUJAH Relief Web Since September, the French Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) has been providing an average of 20-25L of life-saving water per day to 26,930 conflict-affected, internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 2 locations

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