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  • 18 Nov 2015- 08:35 by Local Press Report BISHKEK 24.kg News Agency The volume of water in Toktogul reservoir is higher than in 2014, Vice Prime Minister Oleg Pankratov said today at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex and Subsurface Management. Climate Scarcity
  • 17 Nov 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) this week arrested 20 officials from state-owned companies, including a number of officials from the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation (NWCPC), on corruption charges.
  • 2 Oct 2015- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The African continent faces huge challenges with regard to trans-boundary water cooperation, according to a new report released October 1 st by the United Nations University-Institute on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). The
  • 18 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Chinese construction company contracted to build Kenya’s $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel has halted operations and relocated its employees, in compliance with a court order. Arik Karani, a communications officer with
  • 14 Sep 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya A new peer-reviewed study released last week has linked large dams in Sub-Saharan Africa to over a million malaria cases annually. The study, “ Malaria impact of large dams in sub-Saharan Africa: maps, estimates and predictions,” whose
  • 9 Sep 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The government of Kenya plans to build a desalination plant along the country’s Indian Ocean coast to produce water for human consumption and irrigation. Kenya’s coastal region is facing acute water shortages despite its proximity to the
  • 2 Sep 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Political infighting among members of the ruling Jubilee Alliance coalition is complicating the work of Kenya’s newly sworn-in Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa. OOSKAnews has established that Wamalwa has been unable
  • 1 Sep 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan has inaugurated the new Bash-Kara Suu water pumping station in the northwestern part of the Orto-Alyshsk Valley, near the settlements of Bash-Kara Suu and Dzhal. The project has been in the works since Soviet times. Now
  • 26 Aug 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s anti-graft watchdog has launched an investigation to determine how some of the country’s water organizations have accumulated massive debts, and what has happened to funds they received from the national government. The debts were
  • 14 Aug 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The increasing use of irrigation in Sub-Saharan can create conditions that attract invasive species of pests, according to a new study by researchers at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Kenya. The study, “
  • 11 Aug 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The recent skirmishes on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have ended following negotiations between the two sides in Isfara, according to Kyrgyz government officials. The officials said the road leading to a Kyrgyz
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:04 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Daily Nation Over 250,000 acres of land in areas affected by banditry and cattle rustling in the North Rift region will be put under irrigation, Deputy President William Ruto said on Sunday. The National Treasury, Lake Victoria Basin Authority, Water
  • 30 Jul 2015- 09:17 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Capital FM The Machakos County Government will invest $25 million in water projects in a move that will see all homes in the county get piped water. Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua says the county intends to dig 1,000 boreholes by May 2016. He also
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Governors of two countries in Kenya’s Rift Valley region are threatening to oppose a new multi-million-dollar Italian-backed water project unless the national government fully involves them in it. Kericho County Governor Paul Chepkwony
  • 17 Jul 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Leaders in Kenya’s Murang’a County this week threatened to put a stop to construction work on the controversial $74 million USD Northern Collector Tunnel unless the local population is allowed to access water from the project. Murang’a

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