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  • 11 Dec 2019- 10:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAIROBI, Kenya Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System  to inform national planning and evidence-based
  • 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
  • 15 Jun 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya and Uganda have allocated a combined total of $479 million USD for water and sanitation in their respective budgets for the next financial year. Ugandan Finance and Economic Planning Minister Matia Kasaija told parliament in his
  • 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
  • 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
  • 16 Jul 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya East African countries are working to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets on water and sanitation by upgrading infrastructure in slums. Experts attending the East African Regional Conference on Slum Upgrading in Nairobi on
  • 20 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI/KAMPALA Kenya and Uganda have both increased funding for the water sector in their budgets for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, although the two countries have different goals for the investment. Kenya’s budget includes an additional $93 million USD
  • 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
  • 19 May 2011- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent istanBul, turkey Civil society organizations are calling on leaders of the least-developed countries (LDCs) and their donors to make water and sanitation a development priority. The Civil Society Forum, representing dozens of non-governmental groups,
  • 16 May 2011- 13:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent istanBul, turkey ISTANBUL, Turkey (OOSKAnews Correspondent)-- Civil society organizations are calling on leaders of the least-developed countries (LDCs) and their donors to make water and sanitation a development priority. The Civil Society Forum,
  • 7 Feb 2011- 12:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The African Union (AU) Summit listed Egypt’s water management and river transport projects among seven key priority infrastructure projects on the African continent. The summit, an assembly of heads of state of the AU, endorsed key
  • 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
  • 4 Aug 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy Food insecurity is growing in eastern Africa as rains have largely failed in the region. Millions of people in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Djibouti and Kenya are being pushed towards hunger and destitution, international agencies have
  • 26 May 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UNHABITAT) in conjunction with Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania this month pledged additional assistance to accelerate conservation activities at the world's second largest freshwater lake.

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