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  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has awarded tenders worth $7.1 million USD for drilling of five boreholes in the city's suburbs. The tenders were awarded to two leading private sector firms that are involved in
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by Local Press Report MONROVIA, Liberia The Inquirer (Liberia) —The Liberian government has promised that all villages in the country will have access to safe drinking water soon. Vice President Joseph Boakai said that since the Liberian civil war, access to sanitation and safe
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, JEDDAH — A global antipoverty group has criticized a decision by the British Department for International Development to award a $3.8 million USD contract to the UK firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers Africa to advise on
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Development Program's Human Development Report 2006 warns that the world could be hit by a sanitation and unclean water crisis which would be more threatening to humanity than current wars. The report calls for
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI, ZIMBABWE, HARARE — With a water distribution system unable to meet demand, infrastructure in need of upgrade and the country unable to attract funds it needs to fix the problem, Zimbabwe's two largest cities see no
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report South Africa, TSHWANE BuaNews (South Africa) — The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and South Africa's Department of Foreign Affairs will release a report that analyzes the global water crisis. The 2006 Human Development Report (HRD), &quot
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Under pressure from the World Bank, Sierra Leone is mulling over whether to privatize its water supply. But human rights groups in the country oppose the move, saying it will put a basic commodity beyond the financial reach of
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt —Africa's water crisis could be hitting new problems soon, as Egypt and Ethiopia say the Nile Treaty is defunct. Based on historical agreements, in which all riparian states have agreed to a certain split of Nile water resources, East
  • 16 Oct 2006- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sierra Leone, GRAFTON- The firstever borehole drilling for water in Sierra Leone has been carried out in this rural settlement about 15 miles east of the capital. Hundreds of villagers stood in a pouring rain for three hours to watch the drilling rig

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