Social Issues

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  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Residents of Nairobi's slums will be the beneficiaries of a number of water projects initiated by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company. Nairobi's rapidly growing population is up to3 million inhabitants, two-thirds of
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report LAGOS, Nigeria This Day (Nigeria) —A report by community groups and non-governmental organizations calls on the Nigerian government to review its water and sanitation policies, with an eye toward better meeting the country's development goals. The
  • 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 OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The rise in water levels in Lake Victoria is expected to reinvigorate economic and water supply activities in the area. The World Bank leads a host of institutions that are committing substantial amounts of
  • 10 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Kenya's water supply faces a new threat from "e-waste," government officials say. At the inauguration of the new Kenya Institute of Waste Management, the country's environment minister, Kivutha Kibwana, said there
  • 10 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Erdemann Co. (Kenya) Ltd., a water bottler and beverage company, is using ultraviolet light in addition to reverse osmosis to treat its water products. The two methods will be used in the pasteurization process to ensure that the water
  • 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 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia —The Ethiopian government says its national water development program will improve supply in the capital Addis Ababa and some of the Horn of Africa nation's largest regional cities. With an anticipated investment of $76 million
  • 3 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, AMMAN, Jordan — The Jordanian government and the World Bank decided not to tender the feasibility study for the Red Sea-Dead Sea conveyor project in 2006. The first new date feasible for the study of the estimated $800 million USD
  • 3 Dec 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report Israel, HAIFA International Middle East Media Center (Israel) —A Palestinian-run legal NGO is petitioning Israel to connect Bedouin communities to the Israel's water infrastructure. The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah) has
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has awarded tenders worth $7.1 million USD for drilling of five boreholes in the city's suburbs. The tenders were awarded to two leading private sector firms that are involved in
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by Local Press Report MONROVIA, Liberia The Inquirer (Liberia) —The Liberian government has promised that all villages in the country will have access to safe drinking water soon. Vice President Joseph Boakai said that since the Liberian civil war, access to sanitation and safe
  • 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 OOSKAnews Correspondent UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Development Program's Human Development Report 2006 warns that the world could be hit by a sanitation and unclean water crisis which would be more threatening to humanity than current wars. The report calls for
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI, ZIMBABWE, HARARE — With a water distribution system unable to meet demand, infrastructure in need of upgrade and the country unable to attract funds it needs to fix the problem, Zimbabwe's two largest cities see no

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