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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 30 Jul 2007- 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Nile experts gathered to formulate ideas on ways to tap the river's resources to bring economic benefits in Nile Basin Initiative countries. The two-day forum in the Kenyan capital meeting came amid heightened efforts to fast track
  • 18 Jun 2007- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, KAMPALA, Uganda — The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) is giving $1.5 million USD to improve water supply and sanitation in Kisii- a small town in western Kenya. The donation is part of the UNHABITAT's water and
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, LAGOS, Nigeria — The World Bank announced a $157 million USD project to conserve Lake Victoria's waters. Although the project will initially cover Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, World Bank sources in Nairobi said the project would be
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Coca-Cola Company are jointly investing $7 million USD for water projects in nine African countries. The beneficiaries include Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Angola,
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — A major water and sanitation project around Lake Victoriawill increase access to drinking water in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Funds for the project come from the water and sanitation development project of the UN Human Settlements