Monthly Archives: November 2017

  • Zambia: Chongwe Residents Battle Water Crisis

    November 22, 2017

    Newton Sibanda November 22, 2017 CHONGWE dam, which supplies water to the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) treatment plant, is the lifeline for the district. Thus when it dries up, the effect is always devastating. Last year, for the fifth consecutive year, the dam dried up, leaving 14,568 residents of Chongwe Town without a […]

  • Feature: Taking Stock of Lusaka’s Groundwater and Its Renewability

    November 17, 2017

    By NEWTON SIBANDA November 17, 2017. The groundwater resource underlying Lusaka is of critical importance, providing more than half of the city’s current water needs. The downside is that this all important resource is also highly vulnerable to contamination from inadequate sewerage provision and solid waste collection, industrial pollution and poorly planned development. Together with […]

  • Life After Gibe III Dam Construction: Kenya’s Smallest Tribe Struggles to Survive as Lake Turkana Water Recedes

    November 9, 2017

    Article by Fredrick Mugira, video by Benedict Moran November 9, 2017 For most El Molo people in Kenya, the past year has been the worst in living memory. Lake Turkana, the water body that they and their ancestors have depended on, is incapable of feeding them. This tiny tribe – with a population of less […]

  • COP23: Give Us Funds to Implement the Paris Agreement – LDCs Tell COP 23

    November 7, 2017

    PAMACC News Agency November 07, 2017 As the 23rd round of climate change negotiations kick off in Bonn Germany, the chair of the Least Developed Countries has called on the negotiators to prioritise funding and support towards implementation of the deal agreed upon in Paris in December 2015. “COP 23 is an important opportunity to […]

  • COP23: Global Leaders Call for Further, Faster Ambitions As UN Climate Negotiations Kick Off In Bonn

    November 7, 2017

    PAMACC News Agency November 07, 2017 The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference opened yesterday, with the aim of launching nations towards the next level of ambition needed to tackle global warming and put the world on a safer and more prosperous development path. The Conference, coming just two years after the landmark adoption of the […]

  • COP 23: Battle against Climate Change Will Be Won In Cities, Ghanaians Tipped

    November 4, 2017

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang November 4, 2017 As the month of November kicks off, the international community is making feverish preparations towards the forthcoming 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. Ghana like most African countries will participate in the conference, scheduled to start next […]

  • Rwanda: Villagers Evicted From Rusumo Dam Site Face Water Shortage

    November 4, 2017

    Mohammed M.Mupenda November 4, 2017 Water shortage has been cited as the biggest challenge hampering the income generating projects of Rwandans and Tanzanians who were evicted from both sides of Akagera River to pave way for construction of Rusumo falls power project at Rusumo. This is according to officials with the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary […]