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  • 17 Jul 2019- 12:25 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Times Live Lindiwe Sisulu, tasked by President Cyril Ramaphosa to clean up the department of human settlements, water and sanitation, says SA's water sector requires urgent attention and more resources if it is to avoid an imminent collapse
  • 8 Jul 2019- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine An escalation in fighting in Eastern Ukraine is threatening access to safe water and sanitation for 3.2 million people, including 500,000 children, as well as the safety of workers risking their lives to repair damaged infrastructure,
  • 19 Jun 2019- 14:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Dr Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace (GHPLP) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” audio interview. The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace
  • 24 Jun 2019- 08:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OAKLAND CA, United States A new  report from US think-tank  the Oakland Institute, “How They Tricked Us: Living With The Gibe III Dam and Sugarcane Plantations in Southwest Ethiopia" calls for urgent action to correct the negative impacts on the
  • 10 Jun 2019- 07:39 by Local Press Report CHANDIGARH Business Standard Hundreds of people are visiting a village in Haryana's Rewari district daily to get 'miracle' water that they believe is a panacea for several diseases, including diabetes. Even though the local administration has
  • 23 May 2019- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, Libya Water supply to Tripoli, Lbya, was restored May 21 after having been cut-off May 19 after an attack by forces apparently loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), averting a potential humanitarian crisis for 2.5
  • 20 May 2019- 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India Diana Philip, Senior Research Manager for think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) OOSKAnewscast audio interview. This OOSKAnewscast was recorded on the occasion of the
  • 17 May 2019- 07:58 by Local Press Report HARARE The South Africa Zimbabwe has sold nearly 100 elephants to China and Dubai for a total price of $2.7 million over six years, the country’s wildlife agency said Wednesday, citing overpopulation. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe
  • 12 May 2019- 09:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos The World Bank has announced commitment to address mother and child malnutrition and to improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in four northern provinces of Laos. A $27 Million USD commitment to the Reducing
  • 6 May 2019- 08:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has completed its three-year review of the effect of modern civilization on natural world, publishing its long-anticipated assessment May 6. The
  • 5 May 2019- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEWARK DE, United States Tapping into water found in the continental shelf beneath oceans for oil recovery could lead to adverse impacts onshore, according to new research. The research by scientists from the University of Delaware, US and Sun-Yat Sen
  • 5 May 2019- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NADI, Fiji Asian Development Bank launched an Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for the Asia and Pacific region at its Annual Meeting on May 2 in Fiji. The purpose of the $5 Billion USD funding in the initiative is to expand
  • 23 Apr 2019- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JALALABAD, Afghanistan The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced April 23 the successful conclusion of a 3-day Jirga to resolve a 50-year dispute over water resources in the province of Nangarhar in eastern Afghanista. &quot
  • 22 Apr 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Multinational Tullow Oil is continuing negotiations to secure a water rights deal with officials of Turkana County in northern Kenya, for Kenya's first oil project, with a final investment decision expected by the end of the year.
  • 9 Apr 2019- 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) adopted language in its International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the Covenant) review, April 2, that acknowledges the human right to clean, affordable water and

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