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  • 7 Aug 2019- 13:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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.
  • 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
  • 5 Nov 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Human waste has great potential as a source of energy, providing enough fuel to generate electricity for up to 138 million households, according to a new report released this week by the UN University- Institute for Water,
  • 15 Oct 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Heightened industrial and agricultural development in Ethiopia, alongside the effects of climate change, is threatening the survival of Lake Turkana in Kenya, according to a new report by international watchdog group Human
  • 19 Mar 2015- 10:24 by Local Press Report Kampala New Vision Health activists, led by the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), have petitioned the government to investigate what they termed “an apparent water disconnection in public institutions by National Water and Sewerage
  • 19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over 180 cities and communities in 35 countries have taken back control of their privatized water services over the past 15 years, according to a new report from international think tank the Transnational Institute (TNI) of
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on May 24 concluded an historic meeting between the two organizations where they committed to work together to bring peace, security and economic development to Africa’s Great Lakes region.
  • 6 Dec 2011- 09:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The African Development Bank (AfDB) is providing $4.2 million USD to expand the scope of projects aimed at upgrading water and sanitation facilities in Lake Victoria satellite towns. A statement released by the UN Human Settlement Program
  • 18 Apr 2011- 14:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Leaders of the world’s poorest countries will gather in Istanbul in early May to call for additional aid and stronger economic ties with developed states to help ease their nations out of poverty. To meet goals to improve water and
  • 10 Jan 2011- 13:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya  A section of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has appealed to East African Community (EAC) states to support the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) financially.  The LVBC is an institution of the EAC responsible for
  • 2 Aug 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda African nations must focus on sanitation to reduce childhood mortality and achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets related to water and sanitation, according to the 15th African Union (AU) Summit held in Kampala, Uganda on
  • 19 Jul 2010- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Water companies are weighing in on the Ugandan government's program to increase rainwater harvesting, after a government report said the country could be water stressed by 2035 if population and economic growth continue at current
  • 29 Mar 2010- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda I I ganda's Ministry of water and environment rolled out a sensitization campaign emphasizing the importance of quality of water and dangers arising from polluting it, as the country joined the rest of the world in commemorating the
  • 22 Mar 2010- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Africa's water utilities are set to become an implementing arm of the continent's water minister's body to improve access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities in urban areas. Leaders of the African Water