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  • 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
  • 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
  • 20 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI/KAMPALA Kenya and Uganda have both increased funding for the water sector in their budgets for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, although the two countries have different goals for the investment. Kenya’s budget includes an additional $93 million USD
  • 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.
  • 3 Oct 2011- 16:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Nile Basin member states must reactivate cross-border projects on food, energy and environmental conservation to give impetus to negotiations aimed at reaching consensus on use of the river’s vast resources. Experts meeting in Nairobi to
  • 16 May 2011- 14:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Bilateral relations between Kenya and neighboring Tanzania are expected to be strengthened with the establishment of a Mara River cooperative framework to guide sustainable use of the river’s waters. The ministries of Water, Environment,
  • 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
  • 26 May 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UNHABITAT) in conjunction with Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania this month pledged additional assistance to accelerate conservation activities at the world's second largest freshwater lake.
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Kagera River Basin is emerging as an example of proper sharing of trans-boundary waters in Africa, according to experts. The Kagera Basin governments — Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda — were cited recently by participants of a
  • 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
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, LAGOS, Nigeria — The World Bank announced a $157 million USD project to conserve Lake Victoria's waters. Although the project will initially cover Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, World Bank sources in Nairobi said the project would be
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Coca-Cola Company are jointly investing $7 million USD for water projects in nine African countries. The beneficiaries include Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Angola,
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — A major water and sanitation project around Lake Victoriawill increase access to drinking water in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Funds for the project come from the water and sanitation development project of the UN Human Settlements
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Southern Africa's otherwise adequate water supplies from aquifers and rivers are being threatened by rising pollution levels from industrial wastewater discharges. The problem is especially acute in countries such as

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