Monthly Archives: February 2018

  • Why Is No Water Coming Out Of my Tap?: Taking Stock of Cape Town Water Crisis

    February 20, 2018

    Stacey F Williams and Shoks Mnisi Mzolo February 20, 2018 The protracted drought afflicting Cape Town means many things to different people. It exposes Africa’s most beautiful city for its litany of contradictions and threatens its share of tourism revenue as holidaymakers look elsewhere. The crisis, precipitated by the merciless climate change, is also something […]

  • Ghana’s Former President John Kufuor Urges Leaders Not to Abandon the Fight against Climate Change

    February 19, 2018

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang February 19, 2018 Ghana’s former President John Agyekum Kufuor has stated that, “it will be a mistake and a very sad one, for humanity to throw up our hands and abandon our fight against climate change.” He explained that climate change “is very real and its related natural disasters and associated problems are […]

  • Drought, Floods and Chronic Water Shortages: Unholy Trinity Haunting Sikaunzwe Residents

    February 13, 2018

    Newton Sibanda February 13, 2018 IN Kazungula’s Sikaunzwe area, the combined impacts of inadequate rural water supply, saline groundwater, and the absence of effective drought and flood management have culminated in a water crisis which is taking a serious toll on the health and livelihoods of residents. During periods of drought, many families in Sikaunzwe […]

  • Waste Dumping in Africa Worries UN Environment

    February 7, 2018

    PAMACC News Agency February 7, 2018 The Africa regional director of United Nations Environment, Julliette Biao Koudenoukpo has called on African countries that have ratified the Bamako Convention to work in synergy with the private sector to better reinforce and drive actions against toxic waste dumping in the continent. She noted that waste dumping in […]

  • Zambia: Companies Invest in Water Management

    February 7, 2018

    NEWTON SIBANDA February 7, 2018 SPIRALING water challenges have evoked awareness of the commercial imperative for sound management of water resources by companies, as the private sector recognises opportunity in water stewardship. To this end, an innovative initiative has been launched to promote the business case for involvement of companies in the prudent use of […]