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  • 11 Jul 2018- 13:29 by OOSKAnews Info MANAMA, Kenya UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has added Kenya's Lake Turkana National Parks to its List of World Heritage in Danger, notably because of the impact of a dam on the site. The Parks site had been inscribed on the World Heritage List in
  • 8 Jan 2015- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia’s controversial $1.8 billion USD Gilgel Gibe III hydropower project could begin generating electricity in June, and is expected to be fully operational in early 2016, according to the state-owned Ethiopian Electric Power
  • 11 Feb 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government announced this week that it has started rehabilitation of the Embobut Forest, a major water catchment located in the northwestern part of the country. The announcement came after a number of illegal settlers were
  • 21 Oct 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Leaders in northern Kenya are calling on companies and investors that are moving into the region to take advantage of recent oil discoveries to set aside a slice of their capital to establish decent sanitation systems in the area. A
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan and Ethiopian water ministries are moving toward an agreement concerning construction of Ethiopia’s controversial Gilgel Gibe III Dam project, according to regional director for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in
  • 9 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Conflict is brewing among some of Kenya’s newly created county governments over ownership of water resources and infrastructure. Some water service providers in the 47 counties could soon be forced to negotiate agreements with their
  • 19 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government pledged this week that it would start fresh bilateral talks with Ethiopia in a bid to end the dispute over construction of the Gibe dams. Environmental groups claim the dams will harm ecosystems in Lake Turkana.
  • 12 Jun 2013- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will soon issue a decree creating a national water security council to deal with threats to Egypt’s share of water from the Nile, according to Bakinam al Sharqawi, Morsi’s aide for political affairs. The
  • The controversial Gibe III Dam, which is set to begin operations next year, and land grabs in the Lower Omo Valley will leave 500,000 local people in Ethiopia and Kenya at risk of conflict and hunger, according to Survival International, a London-based organization working for tribal peoples’ rights worldwide.
  • Kenyan environmental group Friends of Lake Turkana last week called on the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to not provide a promised $500 million USD loan to Ethiopia for the $1.7 billion USD Gibe III Hydro-electric Dam.
  • The Ethiopian government is under pressure from international human rights organizations to halt its campaign of forced evictions from the Lower Omo Valley, where it is building a dam for irrigation and hydropower generation.