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  • 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
  • 6 Apr 2019- 05:18 by Local Press Report JOHOR BAHRU Free Malaysia Today About 17,000 account holders under the Ranhill SAJ water company in Kulai faced water supply disruption which began on Wednesday morning due to ammonia contamination at Sungai Sayong. Johor International Trade, Investment and
  • 18 Mar 2019- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Two separate incidents of pollution affecting water bodies in Malaysia this month have prompted authorities to begin investigations. Malaysia's Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) was notified March 14 of some visible
  • 14 Mar 2019- 12:04 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian Reserve Bauxite mining and exports will not begin immediately after the expiry of the moratorium end of this month, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar. He said the government will continue to
  • 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
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Government representatives from a number of developing and least developed countries have spoken at the General Assembly of the United Nations about challenges related to water. A number of speakers expressed concern about
  • 8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The Malaysian government has extended its moratorium on bauxite mining activities until December 31st, Environment and Natural Resources Minister Wan Junaidi announced this week. “If come December 31 the stockpiles are not cleared,
  • 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
  • 30 Jun 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The Malaysian government on June 30th extended the ban on bauxite mining in the country by two months, to September 14th. Officials from the federal government and Pahang state cited the high existing stockpiles of the mineral as
  • 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

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