Monthly Archives: November 2012

  • COP18/CMP8: Africa’s Gain Or Loss From COP18 Will Be Squarely On You- Africa’s Chief Negotiator Tells Peers

    November 30, 2012

    Emmanuel Okella November 30, 2012 The Chair of the African Group of Negotiators has told delegates from the continent that whatever Africa will take out from the ongoing UN climate negotiations will depend on both their grasp of the issues as well as effective presence at working sessions. Mr. Dlamini Emmanuel, who has expressed cautious […]

  • A Global Catastrophe Looms

    November 26, 2012

    Fredrick Mugira in Doha Qatar, November 26, 2012 A global catastrophe looms and something must be done now to avert it. This catastrophe will be caused by climate change. This is according to Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, outgoing president of the UN Climate Change Conference. “Urgent action is needed if we are to avoid a global catastrophe […]

  • Lack of Toilet Exposes African Women and Girls to Shame, Fear and Violence

    November 19, 2012

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter and WaterAid November 19th, 2012 Seven in ten women in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to a safe toilet, threatening their health and exposing them to shame, fear and even violence. This means that on World Toilet Day, 19 November, 297 million African women and girls lack safe and adequate sanitation and […]

  • Countries Mark World Toilet Day

    November 19, 2012

    World Toilet Organization and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council November 19th, 2012 Today is World Toilet Day, a day set aside not simply as a celebration, but as a way to highlight the plight of 2.5 billion people without access to a clean, private toilet. “I give a shit, do you?” is theme of […]

  • More Water, Better Sanitation and Cooperation: Germany aids Zambia

    November 13, 2012

    Julius Mandaliza Phiri November 13, 2012 WATER supply and sanitation in Zambia is compounded by wide discrepancies in access to an improved water foundation between urban and rural areas. In peri-urban areas, access has been significantly expanded through the construction of water kiosks while the most important reforms have been carried out since 1989 with […]

  • Kenya: Nanyuki Water Supply and Sanitation Progress Choked

    November 5, 2012

    Lillian Onyango November 05, 2012 The running of Nanyuki’s water and sewerage services changed five years ago. The town’s water supply and sanitation status has considerably improved but its progress is being chocked. Francis Maina is the Managing Director at Nanyuki Water and Sewerage Services Limited (Nawasco). For the last three years that he held […]