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  • Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on April 26 announced the appointment of Professor Judi Wakhungu, a geologist and academic, to a five-year term as the country’s first Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
  • The death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi will not alter negotiations on use of Nile water, Kenyan officials said today (August 21).
  • 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
  • 29 Nov 2011- 11:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The survival of major river basins in Africa is at stake as climate change alters water flows and decimates natural habitats. A five-year global research project focusing on the water, food and poverty nexus in major river basins revealed
  • 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
  • 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 Oct 2009- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Egyptian officials are denying claims that Cairo is trying to create rifts among Nile Basin countries and stop the development of a common approach to Nile River water management under the Nile Co-operative Framework Agreement. Egyptian
  • 27 Apr 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Environmental experts in Nile Basin riparian states have called on their governments to scale up investments in infrastructure to harness fioodwater and boost productive sectors of the economy. The experts who met in Nairobi earlier this
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Nile Basin member states have pledged to scale up efforts to tackle receding water levels in Lake Victoria, as well as a host of other ecological threats such as invasive species and pollution that threaten the survival of the World's
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Nile Basin member states have pledged to scale up efforts to tackle receding water levels in Lake Victoria, as well as a host of other ecological threats such as invasive species and pollution that threaten the survival of the World's
  • 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
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by Local Press Report nairoBi, Kenya The Nation (Kenya) — Kenya's foreign minister is urging residents near Lake Victoria to make use of the lake's resources without regard for the Nile Treaty governing water use. Minister Raphael Tuju said the Nile Treaty had been done
  • 11 Feb 2007- 21:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, GHANA, BOLGATANGA — Kenya has urged fellow riparian states to speed up the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programs for faster progress in poverty eradication and sustainable socio-economic development. The programs should be
  • 22 Jan 2007- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, TEL AVIV, Israel, Iraq, BAGHDAD — A recent meeting of experts drawn from the Nile Basin countries unanimously endorsed establishing an institutional framework for full and equitable utilization of the Nile River&

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