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  • 13 Jan 2021- 12:01 by Staff- Water Diplomat NYALA, Sudan A dispute over water access in the tribal areas of South Darfur, Sudan left 15 people dead at the end of December, just as the UN was widing up its 13 year peacekeeping mission in the country. According to media reports, a firefight erupted
  • 4 Dec 2020- 07:45 by Staff- Water Diplomat Paris, France The Agriculture and Water Ministers of the G20 nations have released a communique committing to strengthening their policy cooperation on food security and nutrition as well as their intent to work towards sustainable and resilient water
  • 16 Sep 2020- 07:57 by Staff- Water Diplomat Niamey, Niger Severe flooding in recent weeks has affected more than 750,000 people in Africa’s Sahel region. Nations and communities, already challenged by conflict, population displacement, water insecurity, climate change impacts, conflict and COVID-19
  • 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
  • 28 Sep 2019- 01:29 by Local Press Report TALODI Middle East Eye Militia-backed gold mining companies that have operated unregulated in Sudan's conflict zones are facing a battle with local residents angered by the environmental damage caused by chemicals used to extract the gold. For three
  • 24 Feb 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media. International aid organization, CARE, launched its third
  • 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
  • 11 Jul 2016- 09:55 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER, BC Mining Review Orca Gold has discovered a significant aquifer system at it Block 14 mineral licence in northern Sudan. The aquifer system, located over an area covering approximately 13 km2, was discovered as a result of an ongoing water
  • 30 Mar 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BATH, United Kingdom Countries in Asia are at highest risk from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms and earthquakes, but countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are most vulnerable to the effects of such disasters, according to a report released
  • 16 Mar 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will sign agreements on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam within the next two weeks, according to Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Hossam Moghazi. Moghazi said in a statement issued March 15th that
  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The recent drop in the Nile’s water levels is due to seasonal irrigation water releases, and is not a result of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project, the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources said in a statement on March
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt has finished its review of the draft contract with French consultancies BRL Group and Artelia for studies on the impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, and is ready to sign it in the next few days, Minister of Irrigation and
  • 19 Feb 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The initial results of studies assessing the downstream impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam are not binding for Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Water Minister Motuma Mekasa said this week. He told Turkey’s Anadolu Agency on Februay
  • 15 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUNICH, Germany Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will hold ministerial-level talks on Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam project and Nile water-sharing on the sidelines of the Africa 2016 investment forum, which is being held in the Egyptian Red Sea
  • 10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Irrigation ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan held talks in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on February 10th to look over the technical offers submitted by French consultancies BRL Group and Artelia to carry out studies on the

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