Monthly Archives: June 2016

  • Southern Africa: Record Drought Leaves over 41.4 Million People Food Insecure

    June 30, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective June 30, 2016 An estimated 41 million people – 23 per cent – of the 181 million rural population in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are food insecure, and out of this figure, more than 21 million are in urgent need of assistance. This is according to the latest Vulnerability Assessment Results […]

  • Botswana: President Seretse Calls for an End to Energy and Water Crisis in Southern Africa

    June 21, 2016

    Water Journalists Africa June 21, 2016 The President of Botswana Lt. General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama, is calling for an end to energy and water crisis in the southern Africa region. Khama, who is the chairperson of the Southern Development Community (SADC), was delivering a keynote address at SADC Workshop on the energy and […]

  • Water Crisis – Spotlight on Ethiopia’s Boricha district

    June 13, 2016

    Zelalem Genemo in Hawassa Ethiopia June 13, 2016 In Boricha district of Ethiopia, women and children walk up to five hours to collect water from shallow and unprotected ponds which they share with animals. Sometimes water in these ponds is contaminated as rainwater washes wastes from surrounding areas into the sources. Often, children are left […]

  • Ghana: Kpale-Xorse Community is Open Defecation Free by Divine Principles

    June 12, 2016

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang June 12, 2016 Long before the global community ever decided to pursue the open defecation free (ODF) agenda of ensuring responsible defecation using household toilets, a small Ghanaian community was already practicing the principles of ODF. For the people of Kpale-Xorse in the Ho West District of the Volta region, it has been […]

  • Nigeria: Military Rescues Kaduna Community with Borehole to Ease Water Problem

    June 12, 2016

    Mohammad Ibrahim June 12, 2016 Moved by a publication on plight of residents of Kanti village a community in west of Rigasa, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis North- West part of the country, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade has constructed a borehole to the community. This follows a […]

  • South Africa: Israel South Africa Water Week Shares Global Expertise and Technologies for Fighting Drought

    June 8, 2016

    Nantale Abbey June 8, 2016 The first annual Israel South Africa Water Week is underway in South Africa with three main events, all free and open to key stakeholders and interested parties. Prof. Eilon Adar, a world-leading hydrologist and one of the Middle East’s leading researchers in water sources, use and technology, is the keynote […]

  • Nigeria: UNICEF Prepares Nigerians on How to Handle Flood Disaster

    June 8, 2016

    Mohammad Ibrahim June 08, 2016 Following the commencement of rainy season in parts of Nigeria, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has sensitized stakeholders on the need to start early preparation against flood in the country. In 2015 hundreds of houses and lives were destroyed by floods that affected more than 10 states across the country. […]

  • Uganda: A Regional Training on International Water Law Gets Underway

    June 8, 2016

    Water Journalists Africa June 7, 2016 A Regional Training on International Water Law for Improved Trans-boundary Water Management in Africa is underway in Uganda. The week-long training at Hotel Africana in Kampala is organized Global Water Partnership (GWP) together with the International Authority on Development (IGAD), the Africa Network on Basin Organizations (ANBO), Makerere University and […]