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  • 26 Apr 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Poor regulatory mechanisms have allowed manufacturing companies to continue polluting rivers and streams in Malawian cities, a recent study has warned. The study by Emmanuel Kaitano of the Malawi College of Health Sciences, released
  • 19 Oct 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLASGOW, Scotland, United Kingdom OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 21 May 2015- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States Tune in tomorrow (Friday) for the fourth aquaNOW Audience, which will take place at Scotland's University of Strathclyde (Collins Building, FREE, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED) on Friday, May 22nd, from 1:30-3:00 PM UK time
  • 20 May 2015- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States OOSKAnews is pleased to introduce the full slate of panelists who will be participating in the fourth aquaNOW Audience, which will take place at Scotland's University of Strathclyde (Insight Institute, Collins Building,
  • 26 Nov 2014- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Perth-based miner Paladin Energy has come under fire from Malawian civil society organizations and traditional and religious leaders following its decision to discharge water from the tailings dam at its Kayelekera Uranium Mine into the
  • 22 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi A number of legal experts in Malawi are saying that the long-awaited resolution to the country’s border dispute with neighboring Tanzania should be settled in courts, not by political mediators. Malawi and Tanzania had opted for
  • 9 Apr 2014- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Davis Katsonga, head of Malawi’s opposition Chipani Cha Fuko party, has promised that his government will halt oil exploration on Lake Malawi if he is elected president in the upcoming May 20 general elections. "It's not a
  • 19 Mar 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi SacOil, one of the firms hired by the Malawian government to search for oil in Lake Malawi, said last week that it has successfully completed its environmental assessment study on the water body. Last April, SacOil initiated a satellite
  • 6 Feb 2014- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Recent public hearings on oil exploration on Lake Malawi reveal that most Malawians, including environmentalists and members of civil society groups, oppose the move. Participants at the hearings expressed concern that oil exploration
  • 31 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Billy Banda, executive director of human rights group Malawi Watch, said this week that the people most affected by the country’s dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi should be part of the ongoing talks to resolve the issue. The
  • 20 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi UK-based Petroleum company Surestream Ltd. is making progress in its exploration on the disputed Lake Malawi, according to local reports. A report aired on November 19 by Malawi’s prominent, privately owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station
  • 9 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi While Malawi has made some progress toward its water and sanitation goals, it has to do more to increase access for many people in the country, Malawi's new Water Development and Irrigation Minister Brown Mpinganjira told OOSKAnews.
  • 30 Aug 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ARUSHA, Tanzania Fourteen member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) may not meet the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets on water and sanitation by the 2015 deadline due to inadequate state funding.  SADC Program
  • 16 Aug 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will not discuss the dispute between member states Malawi and Tanzania over Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa) during itsmeeting in the Malawian capital this week. “The issue of the
  • 1 Aug 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawian human rights activist Billy Banda this week called on Malawians to hold vigils and mass demonstrations against the 15- member Southern Africa Development Corporation (SADC) if the regional bloc does not find a solution to the

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