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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
  • 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”
  • 28 Oct 2018- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the launch of a new urban water and sanitation "activity" aimed at providing 500,000 Nigerian families in six states access to reliable supply of clean, piped
  • 21 Feb 2018- 09:57 by Local Press Report YENAGOA Premium Times Nigeria Prolonged power outage and high cost of petrol have worsened the acute water shortage in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Residents now spend more to buy water for domestic uses as they relied on water vendors who sell water
  • 12 Jan 2018- 07:34 by Local Press Report SIKOTO, Nigeria ESI Africa Nigeria's Sokoto State government has awarded a contract for the construction of 250 solar powered water schemes, which will be developed in rural areas across the state's 23 local government areas. An official statement
  • 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 Jun 2017- 13:28 by Local Press Report KAMPALA The Independent Prosperity for Nile Basin countries is the best way to protect River Nile and other water systems in Africa, President Museveni of Uganda has said at a plenary session of the first ever Nile Basin Heads of State summit held at State
  • 21 Jun 2017- 12:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda In the first meeting of its kind since 2010, Uganda’s capital Kampala will this week host a summit of Nile Basin heads of states to resolve differences on the Entebbe Agreement. In 2010 Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania signed
  • 8 May 2017- 12:51 by Local Press Report ABUJA All Africa Water samples obtained from different locations in Abuja, Lagos and Kaduna indicated the presence of microbiological organisms that exceeded the maximum permissible level by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigerian Standard for
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:17 by Local Press Report LONDON Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Royal Dutch Shell this week is facing fresh environmental claims in a London high court as well as in the Netherlands, from two Nigerian communities who have suffered pollution episodes following repeated
  • 6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by Local Press Report KAMPALA New Vision Several parts of Kampala and other surrounding areas are to experience a 48-hour water shutdown to allow pipe reconnection works at Nakasero to evacuate more water and improve water supply in the central business district. Access Corporate
  • 16 Sep 2016- 11:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria The federal government of Nigeria has commissioned the $15 million USD Central Ogbia regional water supply project, which was conceived as a result of a cholera epidemic and water-related diseases in many parts of Bayelsa state, in the
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons (IDPs), Chaloka Beyani, last week urged the Nigerian government and the international community to take urgent humanitarian action to protect hundreds of thousands
  • 24 Aug 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has expressed alarm at the “catastrophic” humanitarian situation in northeastern Nigeria, where Boko Haram militants have displaced nearly 2 million people over the past three years. The extent of the
  • 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

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