Regulation

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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 OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, JEDDAH — A global antipoverty group has criticized a decision by the British Department for International Development to award a $3.8 million USD contract to the UK firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers Africa to advise on
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by Local Press Report Zambia, NDOLA The Times of Zambia — The Nkana Water and Sewerage Company is demanding more than $1.5 million USD from Konkola Copper Mines as compensation for the mining company's pollution of the Kafue River water supply. The water utility says it has
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Kenya's Ministry of Water and Irrigation intends to hand overcontrol of water resources to autonomous bodies in the next five to seven years. The ministry is forming regional water boards and commercializing water supplies across
  • 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 — 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
  • 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 nairoBi, Kenya — The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) has embarked on an overhaul of Nairobi's water system, with major funding from the World Bank. In a series of projects estimated to have cost the World Bank over $153 million USD,
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium — Oil may drive Nigeria's economy, but insufficient investment in water resources and other infrastructure in the petroleum-rich Niger Delta threatens to destabilize Africa's most populous country and an important oil exporter
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — In a nation where the tourist board advertises "13 months of sunshine," water is on everyone's mind. This year alone, flooding in the fertile Awash River valley damaged farms and forced thousands of people from
  • 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 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone Concord Times (Sierra Leone)-The general manager of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) is being called to account for a total of some $850,000 USD in funds that he is accused of misappropriating. At a press conference last week,
  • 16 Oct 2006- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON (OOSKAnews)- Expect the Qataris to be back. Although the Qatar Investment Authority's consortium lost in its bid to acquire Thames Water, the tiny Middle Eastern emirate still has the money and the will to buy other public water and sewer
  • 16 Oct 2006- 09:26 by Local Press Report Mena Report- United Arab Emirates-based Metito has won a $2.3 million-plus contract to construct a desalination plant in Port Sudan, on Sudan's Red Sea coast. Metito plans to complete the plant within seven months. Under terms of the contract, the
  • 16 Oct 2006- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MASERU, Lesotho- A series of landmark corruption trials related to the massive Katse Dam project in Lesotho reaches a climax when the final matter comes to court at the end of October. All the trials have involved international companies tendering for

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