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  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIJMEGEN, Netherlands A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in
  • 28 Jun 2017- 15:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Last week’s summit of Nile Basin countries did not live up to its billing. Only two heads of state bothered to make the journey to the June 20-22 event in Kampala, Uganda to resolve differences around the contentious 2010 Entebbe
  • 23 Aug 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi emphasized the importance of fostering relations with fellow Nile Basin countries during a call with Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Atty on August 20th. Al Sisi also stressed
  • 5 Aug 2016- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Egypt has requested reinstatement of its membership in the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), which it suspended in 2010, Ethiopian Water, Irrigation and Energy Ato Motuma Mekassa said this week. The Ethiopian News Agency quoted Mekassa
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt An agreement among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam project could be reached during talks later this month, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said this week. "I cannot tell whether I am
  • 5 Nov 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Human waste has great potential as a source of energy, providing enough fuel to generate electricity for up to 138 million households, according to a new report released this week by the UN University- Institute for Water,
  • 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
  • 17 Sep 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Sudan and Egypt this week reaffirmed their commitment to the 1959 Nile treaty, as well as to active consultation with other Nile Basin countries. Speaking on September 15th at the 55th session of the Nile Water Permanent Technical
  • 9 Jun 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DODOMA, Tanzania Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda last week called for consensus and “mutual understanding” among Nile Basin countries to make best use of the river’s resources. Speaking at the 23rd Annual Meeting of Nile Council of Ministers (Nile
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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

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