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  • 24 Nov 2014- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIAMEY, Niger Niger has secured $190.39 million USD to fund construction of a 130-mwgawatt earth dyke hydropower dam on the Niger River. The country’s Planning Minister, Amadou Boubacar Cisse, said last week that financiers including the World Bank, the
  • 29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week urged African countries and communities in the Sahel region, as well as the international community, to support and expand pastoralism and large-scale irrigation to help the region’s 80 million
  • 1 Oct 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan government last week approved construction of a 24-million-cubic meter drinking water reservoir. “The project is meant to avoid water supply disruptions in the capital city of Tripoli and the surrounding suburbs,” said Minister
  • Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the world. However, these land grabs are not really about the land, but more about the freshwater that goes with it, according to a new report from GRAIN, an international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in moving toward community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
  • 14 Feb 2011- 13:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian public and private companies last week announced eight tenders in the water and irrigation sectors. The General Department for West Kafr El-Sheikh Irrigation issued the first through sixth tenders.  The first and second of these
  • 2 Nov 2009- 13:48 by Local Press Report Nigeria, MINNA Daily Trust (Nigeria) The Niger state government spent a total of $4.8 million USD to revitalize the water sector, according to Commissioner for Water Resources Dr. Yahaya Vatsa. He said $1.5 million USD was invested to dredge Tagwai dam, and
  • 13 Jul 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIAMEY, Niger Japan has granted Niger some $7.9 million USD for a water supply project aimed at eradicating Guinea worm infection in the Tillaberi region in the west of the country. The agreement was signed late last month by Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 27 Apr 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A n Egyptian study has found that large amounts of groundwater are moving from Egypt toward Israel. "The reason is that there are a number of valleys in the Egyptian Peninsula of Sinai that are sliding toward the Israeli side that lead
  • 19 Jan 2009- 13:46 by Local Press Report Nigeria, ABUJA The Daily Triumph (Nigeria) Niger state government has spent over $2 million USD to improve water supply in Minna, according to Deputy Governor Alhaji Ahmad Ibeto. The government has approved $1.4 million USD for the rehabilitation ofTagwai
  • 22 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABIDJAN, Cote d'lvoire I vorian Minister of African Integration Amadou Kone said last week that the country would soon ratify the regional Water Charter of the River Niger Basin. The announcement was in accordance with the decision of the November
  • 30 Jun 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report Nigeria, MINNA Leadership (Nigeria) The Niger state government has allocated some $2 million USD to boost water supply in the Minna area, according to State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure Development Sani Ndanusa. The funds will primarily be used