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  • 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
  • 21 Jul 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISIMBA, Uganda Some 300 workers at the Isimba hydropower project on the Victoria Nile in Uganda’s Kamuli District have stopped work this week to protest "low wages and continued harassment" by their Chinese employers. State-owned China
  • 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
  • 6 Jan 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report HOMA The Star (Kenya) A shortage of clean drinking water has hit Homa Bay town. County health Executive Lawrence Oteng' said taps have run dry for the last three weeks. He said the situation has forced residents to use untreated water from Lake Victoria.
  • 18 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda this week reaffirmed his country’s commitment to cooperate with neighboring Kenyan to protect and conserve the trans-boundary Mara River. “Tanzania and Kenya must join hands to conserve this
  • Uganda is moving ahead with the controversial 250-megawatt Bujagali Dam on the Victoria Nile River near Jinja.
  • Tanzania will seek international intervention to prevent conflict with neighboring Malawi over ownership of the trans-boundary freshwater Lake Nyasa, also known as Lake Malawi.
  • Just months after protesting neighboring Uganda’s increased extraction of water from Lake Victoria, Tanzanian leaders are pushing to start the second phase of a project that will channel more water from the lake to their country.
  • 3 Apr 2012- 09:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Attempts to reclaim water catchment areas under the new devolved government system in Kenya are hitting a roadblock-- problems in the country’s Land Bill. Civil society groups say delays in enacting the bill could lead to corruption. The
  • 8 Nov 2011- 12:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Mining activities and industrialization have worsened the problem of mercury pollution in Africa’s watercourses, exposing the population to serious public health hazards. Delegates from governments and multilateral institutions met at the
  • 12 Sep 2011- 18:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania The recently signed Nile Cooperative Framework Agreement could be facing a major test, after a group of Tanzanian leaders accused Uganda of using excessive water from Lake Victoria, a source of the Nile River, leading to a
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Nile Basin member states have pledged to scale up efforts to tackle receding water levels in Lake Victoria, as well as a host of other ecological threats such as invasive species and pollution that threaten the survival of the World's
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Nile Basin member states have pledged to scale up efforts to tackle receding water levels in Lake Victoria, as well as a host of other ecological threats such as invasive species and pollution that threaten the survival of the World's
  • 4 Feb 2008- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The government has taken action to deter possible destruction of strategic water catchments spread in various parts of the country. This addresses widespread fears that Kenya's fragile water bodies face serious threats from
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Kenyan residents living along the shores of Lake Victoria are using the lake's waters in contravention of the Nile Treaty. Residents in Rarieda community in western Kenya are drawing tap water from the lake following completion of

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