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  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIJMEGEN, Netherlands A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in
  • 25 Oct 2016- 12:29 by Local Press Report DODOMA News Ghana Poaching is no longer a more serious challenge in Ruaha National Park (RNP) located in the southern highlands of Tanzania, than severe drought, which has harshly hit the catchment of Great Ruaha River. Christopher Timbuka, Chief Park warden
  • 18 Nov 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris are an opportunity not just to reach an international climate agreement, but also to protect the current and future health of millions worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a
  • 11 Dec 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania The Tanzanian government is drawing up new measures to protect the country's water sources and catchment areas from human activity. The measures, which will be implemented by local authorities, include evicting people who
  • 17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania Five people were killed last week in the Kiteto District in Tanzania’s Manyara Region as a result of clashes between farmers and pastoralists. According to Manyara Regional Police Commander Deusdedit Nsimeki, the deaths happened
  • 21 Aug 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ARUSHA, Tanzania The city of Arusha in northern Tanzania, which has a population of more than 500,000 people, could face acute water shortages within 10 years if water catchments in the region continue to disappear at the current rate, according to a
  • 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
  • 5 Mar 2014- 10:27 by Local Press Report DAR ES SALAAM East African Business Week Over Tsh1 trillion ($616.72 million) will be spent in a three years programme to expand water supply to the rural areas of Tanzania. The program is under the Big Results Now (BRN) project. The Permanent Secretary in
  • 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
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:34 by Local Press Report ARUSHA Tanzania Daily News While all the country's water authorities collect an average of 54bn/- per year, the figure reportedly accounts for just 62 per cent of the targeted revenue collection. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water and
  • 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