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  • 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
  • Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is going full-tilt to carry out strategic infrastructure projects in the areas of roads, water, sanitation and housing as his term ends in March 2013. Kibaki has criss-crossed the country in recent months to launch new infrastructure projects that will have significant impact on livelihoods.
  • 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
  • 3 Oct 2011- 16:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The U.S. government and the World Bank are co-chairing a number of working groups charged with finding areas for collaboration on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects as part of the memorandum they signed on World
  • 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
  • 24 Feb 2008- 22:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The government has moved to counter perennial water shortages and floods in areas that are prone to alternate spells of drought and flooding. In a new draft policy that builds on the 2002 Water Act and the National Water Resources
  • 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
  • 21 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, CAIRO, Egypt- The first phase of the wastewater treatment project in Al-Shorouk City, 37 kilometers northeast of Cairo, is under way. The project, funded by a $20 million USD soft loan offered by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic
  • 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
  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, Tanzania, ARUSHA — Egypt will give Kenya a $ 2.5 million USD grant to drill 30 boreholes countrywide. Officials from the two governments met in Machakos town, about 45 miles from the Nairobi to launch the drilling works. Machakos, in the
  • 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&