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  • 25 Oct 2019- 08:25 by Staff- Water Diplomat Geneva, Switzerland The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has described an urgent need for sanitation provision and shelter for displaced people in Somalia which has been a conflict zone for almost three decades and has recently faced severe
  • 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.
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States A new $180 Million USD Global Environment Facility (GEF) program, supported by United Nations (UN) agencies is designed to cut harmful mercury emissions, associated with gold mining, to water and the environment, and improve
  • 10 Feb 2019- 11:03 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Inter Press News Service In a new interview Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya, explains the importance of the "blue economy" in Africa and how Japan's technology, research and development capacities can help
  • 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
  • 11 Jul 2018- 13:29 by OOSKAnews Info MANAMA, Kenya UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has added Kenya's Lake Turkana National Parks to its List of World Heritage in Danger, notably because of the impact of a dam on the site. The Parks site had been inscribed on the World Heritage List in
  • 10 May 2018- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOLAI, Kenya At least 48 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds of families displaced after the walls of Patel Dam in Solai, Nakuru County, broke down on 9 May. The dam served a commercial rose farming operation in the region. Some bodies, washed
  • 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
  • 24 Oct 2017- 10:16 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Mining.com The United Nations Environmental Programme released a report titled “Mine tailings storage: safety is no accident,” where the organization urges mining companies to put safety first and avoid erecting dams using methods that are known to
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Standard Digital News CORD leader Raila Odinga said yesterday that he will never be intimidated by the Jubilee administration regarding his stance against questionable projects; that he would continue to fight corruption in Government and water
  • 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 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):
  • 27 Apr 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The presidents of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique met in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe, on April 25th to discuss ways to address the effects of climate change on the agricultural sector in southern Africa. “Climate change is affecting
  • 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
  • 25 Feb 2016- 09:27 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Daily Nation Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has distanced itself from the oil spill affecting water wells in Maili Nne area in Eldoret saying the affected areas are "too far" from its facilities. KPC Acting Managing Director Joe Sang said a

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