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  • 9 Nov 2020- 07:01 by Local Press Report NAROK TOWN The Star Conflicts between people and wildlife currently rank among the main threats to conservation in Africa, since residents often end up killing endangered species, such as elephants, during confrontations. Those conflicts have escalated as
  • 4 Oct 2020- 08:22 by Local Press Report KALOKOL The Star The rising water level in Lake Turkana has displaced hundreds of people living along its shores and destroyed property. The water level in the lake has surged to unprecedented levels from 500 metres to 800 metres, submerging beaches, hotels,
  • 24 Aug 2020- 23:49 by Staff- Water Diplomat Santiago, Chile A strongly worded statement from the UN has requested the Chilean government to “clarify” its choice to place economic development ahead of human rights, identifying controversial agriculture and energy projects at the heart of its rebuke
  • 28 Apr 2020- 07:38 by Staff- Water Diplomat KISUMU CITY, Kenya Heavy rains that have caused major flooding in and around Lake Victoria over the past two weeks have affected fisheries, restaurants, shops, homes and livelihoods in in Kenya and Uganda, with widespread destruction and displacement.
  • 26 Mar 2020- 07:52 by Staff- Water Diplomat PARIS, France International humanitarian group Solidarites International this month released its 2020 "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Barometer"  highlighting lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation with focus on Africa, where human
  • 5 Feb 2020- 10:21 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAIVASHA, Kenya Kenya's Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has appealed a magistrate’s court's decision to acquit nine suspects who had been charged in causing the death of 48 people in May 2018 when a dam burst on the Patel farm in Solai,
  • 28 Jan 2020- 08:48 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 is a challenge but represents huge investment opportunity for the private sector through 2030, according to a new report from Standard Chartered Bank. The
  • 7 Aug 2019- 13:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission is mobilizing a further $56 Million USD in emergency humanitarian funding to help people in the Horn of Africa, where prolonged drought is having devastating consequences on food availability and livelihoods. The
  • 29 May 2019- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YORK, United Kingdom Researchers have found antibiotic pollution exceeding globally established “safe” levels in the world's rivers by as much as 300 times in some instances. Scientists looked for 14 commonly used antibiotics that are considered to
  • 23 May 2019- 11:07 by Local Press Report RIFT VALLEY The Star The Kenya Wildlife Service has started a 100-day restoration of Lake Nakuru National Park. The park faces problems including pollution, human-wildlife conflict, farming, dumping of solid waste and untreated sewage. The park is also
  • 8 May 2019- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANTWERP, Belgium The health of Lake Victoria's ecosystem in East Africa is under an increasing threat attributed to the decline in hippopotamus populations. A 20 percent decline in population due to poaching, habitat loss, and human conflict has
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 15 Mar 2019- 09:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental damage to the planet is so extensive that people’s health will be increasingly threatened without immediate urgent action. More than 250 scientists from more than 70 countries have participated in the preparation of a
  • 8 Mar 2019- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa The BNP Paribas Foundation, under its Climate Initiative program, is funding new research at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to examine the human impact on global warming in the global South. The international, multidisciplinary

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