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  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN News24 The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) intervention at the severely polluted Vaal River has received a whopping R240m cash injection, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) heard on Wednesday. However, there is still a
  • 19 Feb 2019- 06:44 by Local Press Report GAZA CITY Duke University Israel’s targeting of agricultural, water and energy infrastructures in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had dire impacts on human welfare and livelihoods in both locations, a new report by researchers at Duke University and the
  • 12 Feb 2019- 12:44 by Local Press Report BELMOPAN St. Lucia News Belize Monday said it is working towards addressing the unpleasant stench that is affecting the residents in the capital and has blamed the wastewater emanating from several industries operating “within close proximity to each other”.
  • 3 Feb 2019- 10:27 by Local Press Report ABUJA Vanguard An international summit on the human rights to water has called on the Nigerian government and other governments in Africa to reject the purported water privatisation projects designed by the World Bank and its corporate partners. The summit
  • 25 Jan 2019- 06:52 by Local Press Report AMSTERDAM Pensions and Investments Water shortages, raw material scarcity and human rights controversies pose risks to the Dutch financial sector, said a report by De Nederlandsche Bank. Regarding water-related equity investments, the report said the Dutch
  • 20 Dec 2018- 12:33 by Local Press Report SAMBURU The Star Counties from the Ewaso Nyiro basin have commenced dialogue on efforts to conserve the dwindling Ewaso Nyiro River following massive human activity along it. Residents from Laikipia, Samburu and Isiolo expressed fear that the river, a source
  • 4 Dec 2018- 06:17 by Local Press Report GENEVA United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner A UN human rights expert has called for urgent action by the Government of Ecuador to protect the rights of indigenous peoples as a surge in demand for extractive resources and new development
  • 28 Oct 2018- 06:45 by Local Press Report TEHRAN The Guardian Five environmentalists have been charged in Iran with national security crimes punishable by death, in a development the UN environment head said was deeply troubling. The activists from the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation were
  • 23 Oct 2018- 06:04 by Local Press Report LIMA Peru News Agency President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday affirmed one of his administration's goals towards the bicentennial is to significantly reduce —through ongoing projects— the number of people without water access. According to him, the
  • 30 Sep 2018- 09:50 by Local Press Report SANGHAR DAWN Scores of drought-stricken residents of Achhro Thar, an extended part of Thar proper, have demanded the Sindh government should immediately supply them water and fodder for their starving livestock and relief goods for the equally affected
  • 19 Jun 2018- 12:07 by Local Press Report ABUJA Vanguard Niger Delta Activists Forum, NDAF, has warned of planned attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta belonging to Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC. The group had earlier given the company a 14-day ultimatum to recruit members of the host
  • 17 Jun 2018- 10:40 by Local Press Report KABUL Gandhara Residents of Afghanistan’s restive, teeming capital have struggled for years with terrorist attacks, a lack of services, a booming population, clogged traffic, and toxic air. A study by the nongovernmental organization Fikr earlier this year
  • 11 Jun 2018- 08:45 by Local Press Report ABUJA Punch (Nigeria) A human rights advocacy group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has called for the prosecution of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuff, over the allegation of N1.1bn water
  • 6 Jun 2018- 08:17 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY APNews Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has issued a series of decrees establishing water reserves, aiming to preserve sufficient supplies for tens of millions of people. The decrees protect defined volumes of water in nearly half of Mexico’s
  • 21 May 2018- 08:33 by Local Press Report BEIRUT The Arab Weekly Ensuring clean water and adequate sanitation for everyone in the Arab world was the focus of a meeting of Arab government officials and water, sanitation and health experts. Participants highlighted the importance of pursuing the Arab

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