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  • 11 Dec 2019- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System  to inform national planning and evidence-based
  • 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, “
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Ministers from Nile riparian countries on October 6 th pledged to reactivate dialogue aimed at fostering sustainable use of shared water resources. During the 4 th Nile Basin Development Forum, which opened in Nairobi this week, the
  • A shift toward irrigated farming could spark a green revolution in Africa, boosting economies and promoting stability. Experts on food security and rural development told a forum in Nairobi last week that irrigation combined with climate-resilient farming could be key to overcoming hunger in Africa.
  • Water ministers from upstream Nile Basin countries pledged to scale up investment in key projects in the region during an extraordinary meeting in the Kenyan capital at the end of January.  The ministers discussed regional hydropower, irrigation, watershed management and fisheries projects.
  • 17 Jan 2012- 09:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Egyptian government has reactivated both diplomatic and economic relations with upstream Nile countries in an effort to defuse tension and mistrust that are holding up a mutual agreement on sharing of the Nile’s waters. During a
  • 24 May 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Five Nile Basin countries — Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya — have signed a cooperative framework agreement on distribution of Nile waters despite protests from Egypt and Sudan. Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 23 Jun 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya A huge dam which will be used to increase water supply in northern Sudan and for irrigation purposes, besides providing electricity to the citizens, is under construction in the vast African nation at a cost of $2 billion USD. The Merowe
  • 30 Jul 2007- 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Nile experts gathered to formulate ideas on ways to tap the river's resources to bring economic benefits in Nile Basin Initiative countries. The two-day forum in the Kenyan capital meeting came amid heightened efforts to fast track