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  • 29 Oct 2018- 13:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRETORIA, South Africa A new report from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and South Africa's Pegasys Institute assesses the history ofcolonial-era “water grabbing” policies in sub-Saharan Africa and argues for a “de-colonizing”
  • 7 Nov 2016- 03:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has accused the current government of forging documents to make it appear that it has support from local residents for the $332 million USD Itare Dam project in the Kuresoi
  • 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
  • 1 Aug 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian officials this week denied recent reports that the country had asked Israel to mediate to resolve issues surrounding Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project. An Israeli magazine, Mida, reported on July 19th that Israeli
  • 21 Jun 2016- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi has reportedly asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to intervene to resolve the outstanding issues between Cairo and Addis Ababa over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project. London-based
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s long-delayed $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel project will be launched in a matter of weeks, according to Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa. Authorities in Murang’a County, from which the water
  • 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
  • 8 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel A local planning and building committee in Israel has rejected a proposal by national water company Mekorot to build a pipeline to transfer water to Jordan as part of the historic water-sharing agreement between the two countries.
  • 17 Nov 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) this week arrested 20 officials from state-owned companies, including a number of officials from the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation (NWCPC), on corruption charges.
  • 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
  • 18 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Chinese construction company contracted to build Kenya’s $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel has halted operations and relocated its employees, in compliance with a court order. Arik Karani, a communications officer with
  • 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
  • 4 Sep 2015- 11:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The Gaza Strip could become "unliveable" in less than five years if current socio-economic conditions there persist, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The latest Report
  • 2 Sep 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Political infighting among members of the ruling Jubilee Alliance coalition is complicating the work of Kenya’s newly sworn-in Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa. OOSKAnews has established that Wamalwa has been unable
  • 26 Aug 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s anti-graft watchdog has launched an investigation to determine how some of the country’s water organizations have accumulated massive debts, and what has happened to funds they received from the national government. The debts were