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  • 4 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, LINCOLN, NE Water is "the key to fighting worldwide poverty," Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, told the fourth annual global Water for Food Conference last week. For water, crops or improved agriculture
  • 17 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent The Eastern Africa Grain Council is lobbying governments in the region to allocate at least 2 percent of their agricultural budget for irrigation. The council’s request came earlier this month, as East African Community members were preparing to present
  • 30 Apr 2012- 09:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda last week signed a $47 million USD deal with a consortium of development organizations and private firms to build infrastructure, including electricity and water supply, in the isolated island district of Kalangala, The project
  • 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
  • 28 Nov 2011- 14:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda A joint venture of Veolia Water subsidiary OTV France has won a contract for construction of a modern sewerage and wastewater treatment plant in Uganda. The European Union, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and German development bank
  • 19 Sep 2011- 17:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda’s parliament on September 9 passed a resolution ending the value-added tax (VAT) on piped water supply in an effort to increase access, especially among slum dwellers and other low-income consumers. Uganda has been charging tax of
  • 19 Sep 2011- 16:08 by Local Press Report KAMPALA New Vision (Uganda) The National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC) plans to start producing electricity from sewage at the Nakivubo sewage plant. The plants handle 45,000 cubic meters of sewage per day. “We will capture methane gas and convert it
  • 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,
  • 2 May 2011- 15:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt and Ethiopia are inching closer to holding negotiations on use of the Nile River’s water, diplomats from both countries revealed last week. Ethiopian officials in Cairo said they had received messages from the Egyptian Supreme Military
  • 18 Apr 2011- 14:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Acquisition of fertile land in Africa by rich countries and multi-national corporations, if unchecked, threatens the survival of fragile ecosystems including forests, watersheds and indigenous biodiversity. Experts told a recent
  • 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
  • 17 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India A consortium led by Indian infrastructure development company SPML Infra Limited is the lowest bidder for the more than $129 million USD water concession contract floated by the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation in India’s western state of
  • 10 Jan 2011- 13:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt  The expected emergence of a new state in southern Sudan following the January 8 independence referendum is causing alarm in Cairo because signs are the infant state will join other African countries battling Egypt for a greater share of
  • 22 Nov 2010- 13:48 by Local Press Report Uganda, ENTEBBE New Vision (Uganda) The government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Water and Environment, on November 11 officially launched the Water and Sanitation Development Facility-Central branch, a mechanism for funding water and sanitation

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