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  • 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
  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KISUMU, Kenya The government of Kenya’s Kisumu County has issued $39 million USD in funding for the second phase of a major water restoration project. Kisumu residents have been grappling with water shortages since the early 1990s. The worst hit areas
  • 12 Dec 2011- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The European Union has announced a new $3.1 million USD funding component to accelerate restoration of Kenya’s largest water tower, the Mau. The new funding will support a three-year intervention program that addresses rehabilitation of
  • 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
  • 8 Nov 2011- 12:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Mining activities and industrialization have worsened the problem of mercury pollution in Africa’s watercourses, exposing the population to serious public health hazards. Delegates from governments and multilateral institutions met at the
  • 1 Aug 2011- 14:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya A new report has linked the slow pace of reform in Kenya’s water and sanitation sector to the lack of strategy in institutions that are expected to provide leadership in implementation of projects in the sector.   The Kenya Country 02
  • 11 Apr 2011- 12:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KIGALI, Rwanda Following the recent events to mark World Water Day, the Rwandan government announced plans to increase access to drinking water to 100 percent by 2015. The government says access to clean water is currently at 80 percent nationwide. 
  • 11 Apr 2011- 12:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The African Development Bank (AFDB) has approved a financing arrangement of $110 million USD to reinvigorate water and sanitation programs in 15 towns across East Africa, benefitting a total of some 575,000 people. Three towns have been
  • 14 Feb 2011- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government has commissioned a taskforce to carry out a nationwide inventory and mapping of wetlands in order to boost conservation and sustainable use. The Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources has $1.2 million USD for
  • 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
  • 15 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya East African Water Ministers and donor agencies made a case for increased funding and political commitment to accelerate the Lake Victoria conservation initiatives at a consultative meeting in Nairobi last week of Eastern Africa Water
  • 4 Aug 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kenya, KISUMU The Lake Victoria Basin Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding with the African Water Facility to improve water and sanitation in 15 secondary towns along Lake Victoria. The commission's executive secretary, Dr. Tom Okurut
  • 26 May 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UNHABITAT) in conjunction with Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania this month pledged additional assistance to accelerate conservation activities at the world's second largest freshwater lake.
  • 4 Feb 2008- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The government has taken action to deter possible destruction of strategic water catchments spread in various parts of the country. This addresses widespread fears that Kenya's fragile water bodies face serious threats from