Monthly Archives: March 2012

  • Beyond the Garbage

    March 30, 2012

    Fredrick Mugira March 29, 2012 I could hear various inept voices singing coming from all corners of the garbage pile. The singers were short of drum beats but sang with buoyancy. They fluttered majestically; some flew splendidly as if they were military planes guarding a territory tightly. Just from a piece of rotting banana paste […]

  • Cameroon: Dying for Any Water in Buea

    March 25, 2012

    Lum Edith Achamukong March 25, 2012 The absence of safe water is reportedly rendering many residents of the South West Region of Cameroon despondent. This comes less than a week after the world commemorated the 2012 World Water Day. Our network member Lum Edith Achamukong has just been in Buea, the most affected area. She […]

  • World Marks 2012 World Water Day with Emphasise on Food Security

    March 25, 2012

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang March 24, 2012 Whenever water is mentioned, what comes to the minds of most people is availability and access. Water availability and access mean a lot to everybody, particularly children who bear the brunt of water scarcity in every community; whether in the town of Neves, Lemba on the island of Sao Tome […]

  • Zambia: Kashikishi Where Each Drop Counts

    March 22, 2012

    Violet Mengo March 22, 2012 Every 22nd March, the world marks international water day, held as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Water Journalists Africa Network, joins the rest of the world to mark this day with one of our members Violet […]

  • UN Economic Commission for Africa Wants Safe Water to Flow Allover Africa

    March 21, 2012

    Newton Sibanda March 20,2012 United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Abdoulie Janneh is calling for concrete actions to facilitate the delivery of safe water to millions of Africans who remain in need. Addressing a high-level session on the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative and the Africa Water Facility at the just ended 6th […]

  • World Water Forum opens to calls for concrete solutions to end water scarcity

    March 13, 2012

    Fredrick Mugira March 12, 2012 The six global meeting on water has got underway in Marseille France with high level speakers calling for concrete solutions to bring to an end water scarcity and wastage. “We have been moving too slowly. We now need to accelerate,” French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said as he opened the […]

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Fails to Meet Access to Clean Water Goal Ahead of Time

    March 9, 2012

    Cliff Abenaitwe March 09,2012 Though the world has reached the Millennium Development Goal of cutting by half the number of people without access to safe drinking water five years ahead of the 2015 deadline, most Africa countries are not about to. This is according to a report by the UN children agency-UNICEF and World Health […]

  • Uganda: 24 Crater Lakes Disappear

    March 3, 2012

    Abdulkarim SSengendo March 3, 2012 Up to 24 Crater Lakes have disappeared in southwestern Uganda due to human development factors. This is according to Leo Twinomuhangi, the Range Manager for National Forestry Authority in charge of South Western Uganda Region. He says all the lakes that have disappeared over the last four decades were in […]