Food Security

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  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, MASVINGO The Herald (Zimbabwe) — The stalled Tokwe-Mukorsi Dam project in Masvingo could finally be completed, now that sugar growing company Triangle Limited has offered to foot the bill. Triangle is offering a zero-interest loan to pay for the
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt —Arab countries need to establish an industrial base to develop water technologies, according to water sector representatives who attended the Third Arab Water Conference in Cairo. "The participants have agreed on the importance of
  • 10 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Since Libya abandoned the club of rogue nations three years ago, its former adversaries have been competing for investment and influence in the petroleum-rich North African country. The move by erstwhile bad-boy Col. Muammar Qaddafi to
  • 10 Dec 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report nairoBi, Kenya The Nation (Kenya) —Crown Foods, Ltd. is opening a new bottling plant for its Keringet brand bottled water, at a cost of $2.6 million USD. Kenyan Trade Minister Mukhisa Kituyi officially opened the automated bottling plant in Molo. The new
  • 10 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The high-level meeting of senior water utility managers in Africa kicked off with participants making a strong appeal for increased investments in the water sector. The three-day meeting in Nairobi, organized by UN-HABITAT (the United
  • 3 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia-Zambia, a peaceful, copper-producing nation of 11 million in the heart of southern Africa, has long been a paradox when it comes to water. The country boasts three major rivers — including the mighty Zambezi, which winds its way along the
  • 3 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya —A revised version of the Nile Treaty is being drawn up by Nile Basin Initiative countries, and Kenya's farmers say it can't come soon enough. Kenyan Water and Irrigation Minister Mutua Katuku has said a revised agreement on use
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone —An irrigation program is the only viable option to sustain agriculture in Sierra Leone's northern region, according to a government official. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security's Director of Land Resources,
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, SHARJAH — Sewage water from the emirate of Fujairah has leaked into the drinking water in neighboring Sharjah. Fujairah's sewage is dumped at a location just 5 kilometers from the town of Kalba, on the edge of the emirate of
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, South Africa, TSHWANE — A Kenyan car company has invested over $43,000 USD for an oil and water recycling plant. DT Dobie, a dealer for Mercedes Nissan and Jeep, will recycle over 8,000 liters of water daily. The plant will ensure that
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by Local Press Report Tanzania, DODOMA UN Integrated Regional Information Networks — The Tanzanian government is developing a plan to deal with the problem of receding water levels in the country's lakes. A government official said all the lakes in the country, including
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report nairoBi, Kenya The Nation (Kenya) —The Kenyan government will expand all the country's irrigation projects by the end of the year. Water and Irrigation Minister Mutua Katuku said the move would increase productivity and food security and create jobs,
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Kenya Petroleum Refineries, Ltd. is constructing a wastewater recovery and treatment plant, the first such facility in East Africa. The project will be on a BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) contract. The plant will have two
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian government officials indicate they will launch the country's first private irrigation project in November. The $500 million USD project, which will be on a design-build-operate basis, is to set up a new irrigation system in
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report LAGOS, Nigeria Vanguard (Nigeria) — The Niger Delta is one of the five most polluted spots on Earth, thanks to the 1.5 million tons of crude oil that has spilled into the area over the past 50 years. The pollution poses a grave risk to people living in that

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