Monthly Archives: September 2015

  • Acid Rain Threats Life in Uganda

    September 30, 2015

    Adella Mbabazi September 30, 2015 Every time it rains Barbra Nyawiza, a teacher at Ngaara Primary School in Mbarara district gets reactions. She sneezes and snoots. Scientists believe, this primary school teacher is most likely allergic to rain. Jeconeous Musingwire, an environmental scientist believe Nyawiza is sensitive to acidic pollutants in the rain. He says […]

  • Namibia: SADC Convenes a Stakeholder Dialogue on Role of Water in Driving Industrialization

    September 29, 2015

    Anita Matsika Ritah Windhoek, Namibia. September 29, 2015 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) in collaboration with the Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWP-SA) has convened a Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on the role of water in driving industrialization. The dialogue that kicked off today Tuesday will end tomorrow Wednesday. It is going on at Safari Court […]

  • The Forgotten Story of Dams in Malawi

    September 29, 2015

    George Mhango, Blantyre in Malawi September 29, 2015 Situated in between Manja and Soche East in Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre, Chimwankhunda Dam was lively in the 1990s and years before. The dam derived its beauty from clean water and green vegetation surrounding the facility. The dam was also one of the tourists’ destination areas for […]

  • Kenya: A Water Kiosk Brings Happiness to Residents of East Pokot

    September 29, 2015

    Mary Mwendwa September 29, 2015 Villagers in the small Kamurio village in East Pokot, Chemolingot District of Baringo County in Kenya’s Rift Valley can now breathe a sigh of relief after a water kiosk was constructed in their community. A water kiosk is booth for the supply of tap water. They are common in many […]

  • Malawi Targets Ground Water

    September 23, 2015

    George Mhango Blantyre, Malawi September 23, 2015 Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has announced that tapping ground water from Mulanje Mountain would help solve the current water shortage experienced in Blantyre City. This follows continued complaints from millions of city dwellers that Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has failed them in the provision of potable. Surveys show […]

  • The Other Side of Floods

    September 18, 2015

    George Mhango, Blantyre, Malawi September 18, 2015 With Malawi’s population hovering at 15 million and 80 percent living in rural areas, agricultural and environmental experts feel crop diversification and adoption of winter cropping using water harvested from floods or rainfall would help the country have abundance food. Chrissy Chidikha, Village Head (VH) from Kadzumba Traditional […]

  • SADC Ranks Top Position In Water Cooperation

    September 18, 2015

    Barbara Lopi September 18, 2015 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has ranked the top position in a global comparison of indicators of water cooperation prepared by international think-tank, Strategic Foresight Group (SFG). According to SFG’s Water Cooperation Quotient Index 2015, SADC has scored 100 in the Water Cooperation Quotient, which is a tool with […]

  • Malawi and Sadc Back Shire Zambezi Waterway

    September 18, 2015

    George Mhango, Blantyre Malawi September 18, 2015 Malawi and other Sadc member states have agreed that feasibility studies into the viability of the Shire Zambezi Waterway which stalled in 2010 due to the death of the architect ex-president the late Bingu wa Mutharika should resume. This follows news that Lilongwe and Maputo will not be […]

  • Cultural Responses to Weather Related Disasters

    September 14, 2015

    Fredrick Mugira September 14, 2015 Usually when someone dies in some parts of Uganda during the rainy season, mourners think of several things: the cause of death; burial place; mourners’ food and also rainmakers. Yes, rainmakers because their services are needed to make sure rain does not disrupt burial services. And their services seem to […]

  • When Water Turns Political In Malawi

    September 14, 2015

    George Mhango, Blantyre, Malawi September 14, 2015 In the cities of Blantyre and Lilongwe communities are the ultimate victims caught in the dirty politics prevalent in water kiosks. There are job losses of those loyal to the outgoing legislator. Snap interviews showed that among other things, if a new committee loyal to the winning parliamentarian […]