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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
  • 3 Feb 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya plans to divert some of the water from its longest river, the Tana, and from the perennial Dawa River, to irrigate areas in the arid and semi-arid north of the country under a $21 million USD project sponsored by the water and
  • 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
  • 23 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Economic and political reforms in many African countries have bolstered investor confidence and attracted private sector interest in the water sector, according to industry executives who spoke to OOSKAnews on the sidelines of the
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan and Ethiopian water ministries are moving toward an agreement concerning construction of Ethiopia’s controversial Gilgel Gibe III Dam project, according to regional director for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in
  • 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.
  • 25 Oct 2012- 09:08 by Local Press Report nairoBi The Star (Nairobi) The government of Hungary has offered to provide people living around the seven forks hydro-electricity producing dams with piped water. The Hungarian ambassador Sandor Juhasz on October 23 said his government will partner with the
  • The death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi will not alter negotiations on use of Nile water, Kenyan officials said today (August 21).
  • 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.
  • 12 Dec 2011- 15:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Structured public-private partnerships (PPP) offer an opportunity for African countries to mobilize additional financing to develop water and sanitation infrastructure, according to a PPP conference held in Nairobi. This collaboration has
  • 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
  • 19 Sep 2011- 17:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Climate-smart agriculture based on efficient water resources management, conservation of rangelands and adoption of drought-tolerant crops and livestock breeds could provide long-term solution to chronic hunger in the horn of Africa.
  • 25 Jul 2011- 14:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya An estimated 10 million people in the Horn of Africa risk starvation as massive crop failure accompanied by severe water scarcity engulf Somalia, Ethiopia and northern parts of Kenya. The volatile region is experiencing the worst drought
  • 18 Jul 2011- 13:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Geneva, switzerland Millions of East Africans are facing devastating food shortages this year in what is shaping up to be the worst drought in decades. In Geneva, United Nations relief agencies have warned that as many as 10 million people in affected
  • 13 Jul 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The governments of Kenya and Ethiopia have fast-tracked establishment of a joint cooperative framework for sustainable utilization of the Omo River, allaying concerns raised by reports of a potential diplomatic spat over the issue. Media

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