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  • 4 Jun 2015- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DODOMA, Tanzania Water ministers from Nile Basin member countries gathered in the Tanzanian city of Dodoma on June 4th for two days of talks on regional water projects and issues. The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) said in a statement that the 23rd Annual
  • 15 Apr 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Developing ties between Egypt and Ethiopia cannot come at the expense of other Nile Basin states, Egyptian Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi said this week. Moghazi, who briefed President Abdel Fattah al Sisi over 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
  • 11 Sep 2014- 10:26 by Local Press Report KAMPALA The Observer National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) management has declared itself pleased with the progress of projects intended to end 'dry zones' in the city. Last week, NWSC Managing Director Silver Mugisha led a team of the
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda The Ugandan government has signed a $44.7 million USD loan agreement from the World Bank’s Cooperation in International Waters for Africa (CIWA) multi-donor trust fund and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  • 11 Mar 2014- 10:18 by Local Press Report KAMPALA The Observer National Water and Sewerage Corporation has assured residents in the south of Greater Kampala that their water woes are about to end. NWSC acknowledged last week that areas such as Namasuba, Ndejje, Lubugumu, Kyengera, Kitebi, Sseguku,
  • 24 Feb 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt and Sudan have agreed on an integrated work program to carry out water projects and joint research aimed at reducing water waste in the upper portion of the Nile River, Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel
  • 13 Jan 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Uganda has agreed to allow pastoralists from northwestern Kenya, who have been affected by a devastating drought, to access water and pasture lands in the eastern Uganda’s Amudat district. Mark Lomunakol, the Kenyan member of parliament
  • 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
  • 21 Oct 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report KAMPALA The Observer Kampala Water, which contributes 70 percent of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) revenues, has launched a campaign to improve their services and collections. Codenamed 'Step-up 90', the three-month drive will
  • 28 Jun 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda has started the process of ratifying the Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA) on Nile River water-sharing. Ugandan Water and Environment Minister Professor Ephraim Kamuntu said on June 24 that by making the agreement law, Uganda
  • 17 Jun 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni waded into the worsening row between Ethiopia and Egypt last week, criticizing the Egyptian government for making what he said were "chauvinistic and irrational statements" about Ethiopia’s
  • Uganda’s Mobile Telephones for Improved Access to Safe Water (M4W) project, which aims to improve availability of rural water points and sanitation facilities, has succeeded in speeding up access to information about breakdowns.
  • The final stages of a $50 million USD infrastructure project to bring piped water, power and transport to Uganda’s Bugala island are to begin construction this April, the Ugandan project operator has announced.

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