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  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Analysts have been warning for years that a new regional war could erupt in East Africa, not caused by mineral rights or petroleum reserves, but due to conflicts over water. The main source for water supply to all East African countries,
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by Local Press Report nairoBi, Kenya The Nation (Kenya) — Kenya must invest heavily in water and other infrastructure if the country is to meet its economic goals, officials told an economics workshop. Kenya "must do like what the US did after the Great Depression. We must
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt —Nine Egyptian governorates could face contamination of their water supply. A recent government report on drinking water pollution warns that the citizens of Daqahliya, Damietta, Kafr El-Sheikh, Menoufiya, Assiut, North Sinai, Qaliybiya,
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV, Israel Haaretz (Israel) —A source of contention between Israel and the Palestinian Authority has to do with water resources, said Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres. "The main problem today in our region is more economic than political
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MASERU, Lesotho — It's not nice, but some kids have been known to entertain themselves on a sunny day by taking a magnifying glass and attacking an ant colony with it. Little wisps of smoke mark the spots where individual insects perished from an
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — A government fund is improving access to water in Mwingi district of eastern Kenya. The Constituency Development Fund (CDF), established in 2003 to provide direct funding to community projects in all 210 constituencies in the country,
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — As more Kenyans move away from drinking untreated water in the urban areas a lucrative bottled water counterfeiting business has sprung up. The counterfeiters are bottling the water in residential areas and sealing it, using fake labels
  • 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 OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government is moving to crack down on industries that are dumping pollutants into the Nile. Egyptian Minister of Water Resources MahmoudAbu Zeid has formed an ad hoc committee with the authority to inspect all industrial
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS, Belgium OOSKAnews — Mediterranean countries will be able to share data on waste and water management and environmental programs with a new web-based information system launched as part of the Short and Medium-Term Priority Environmental Action
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone —Water consumers in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, are still not out of the woods after two months of acute water shortage. Water supply has only returned to normal in October, officials of the state-run Guma Valley Water
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sierra Leone, KABALA — A $4 million USD loan to the Sierre Leone government from the Arab Bank for Economic Development will rehabilitate the water system for this remote township. When completed, it will be the first pipe-borne water to be provided in
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan, ZIMBABWE, HARARE — The Jordanian Water & Irrigation Ministry is reviewing bids from five international consortiums for the contract to advise on the establishment of a new water regulator. The government has received funds from the
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The Ethiopian Herald- Ethiopia's Water Resources Ministry has drafted a law that would establish a centralized authority to manage the country's water basins. The new council would administer Abay, Aysha, Awash, Baro Akobo
  • 16 Oct 2006- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, KENDALA- A nonprofit organization has been providing drinking water to villagers in Iraq, using technology originally developed for the U.S. space program. Concern for Kids, based in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in the United States, has been operating

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