Monthly Archives: July 2011

  • Africa could turn a corner in the sanitation crisis

    July 22, 2011

    Tatiana Fedotova July 22, 2011 Africa could finally be turning a corner in the sanitation crisis say civil society groups ANEW and FAN, NGO WaterAid, WSSCC and the End Water Poverty Campaign attending AfricaSan3 in Kigali, Rwanda. The comments come at the end of the conference designed to “put Africa back on track to meet […]

  • Civil society demands African governments walk the talk on sanitation

    July 22, 2011

    Newton Sibanda July 22, 2011 African governments are increasingly under pressure to ‘walk the talk’ on sanitation. According to a statement from WaterAid- an international nongovernmental organisation whose mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities- grassroots activists in Africa came together at AfricaSan […]

  • Rwanda: Reinventing the Toilet

    July 20, 2011

    Fredrick Mugira and Frank Rijsberman July 20, 2011 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced more than $41 million in grants to spark new innovations in sanitation. The announcement was made by Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President of the foundation’s Global Development program in her keynote address at the Third Africa Conference on Hygiene and Sanitation […]

  • Kenya: Burning up Mandera

    July 19, 2011

    Joyce Chimbi July 19, 2011 The heat is intolerable although it is barely noon, by three O’clock in the afternoon it is usually so hot that people rarely venture outside for fear of been stricken by the much feared heat stroke. This is Mandera, North Eastern Kenya, a hard ship area, a region characterized by […]

  • Zambia: Japan Aids Expansion of Water Supply Facilities

    July 15, 2011

    Newton Sibanda July 15th 2011 JAPAN has given Zambia 127 billion Kwacha for the repair and expansion of water supply facilities in Ndola, the administrative capital of Zambia’s Copperbelt region. According to a statement released by the Japanese Embassy in Lusaka, “Specifically, the grant will be used to repair the Kafubu water treatment plant and […]

  • Zambia: ZAMTEL Launches a 2 billion Kwacha Water Project

    July 13, 2011

    Newton Sibanda July 13, 2011 ZAMBIA’s premier telecommunications company, ZAMTEL has launched a K2billion water project in which 36 boreholes will be sunk across the country. Hans Paulsen, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer says the ‘Water for Life’ programme is aimed at giving disadvantaged communities access to clean water. Paulsen said in Mumbwa, a rural […]

  • Tanzania: Rural Water Projects Break Gender Barriers

    July 8, 2011

    Gasirigwa Sengiyumva 8th July, 2011 IT is past mid-day, the overhead Sun is heating like it has never rained in Kilolo before. This is a village in Njombe Region where an organization called Kilolo Star is based. I approach a workshop and to my amazement I find a number of girls assembling a KS 1000 […]