Monthly Archives: September 2018

  • Cape Town drought should serve as a warning to African cities – city mayor

    September 21, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira 20th September 2018 After her city suffered a record drought, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says what befell the oldest city in South Africa should serve as a warning to vulnerable cities across the African continent. “There is no room to make mistakes,” stresses Patricia as she spoke in an interview with […]

  • A solar powered borehole pump saves thousands of lives in Nigeria

    September 18, 2018

    Mohammed Ibrahim September 18, 2018 A solar powered borehole pump is providing clean water for communities and new opportunities to residents of Gora village in Kachia local government of Kaduna in Nigeria. The UNICEF Water project was founded by Department for International Development (DFID) in partnership with Kaduna State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency […]

  • Sanitation in Djibouti: A quarter of the population in the capital Djibouti City has no access to toilet facilities

    September 18, 2018

    Water Journalists Africa September 18, 2018 WITH vast amounts of aid flowing into government coffers and its strategic position boasting one of the busiest shipping lanes, Djibouti ought to be among the wealthiest countries in the African continent. However, the irony is that the tiny country situated in the eastern coast of Africa is among […]

  • Ethiopia’s largest lake crippled by water weed and gaps in polices to conserve it

    September 6, 2018

    Dagim Terefe September 06, 2018 Lake Tana, the source of Blue Nile ranks the largest lake in Ethiopia. But it’s contaminated. Its pollution is attributed to surface and underground discharge of wastes; degradation of its wetlands; siltation; upstream river damming; excessive withdrawal of its water for various purposes and introduction of invasive alien species into […]

  • ‘God has abandoned us.’ Ugandan fishmongers cry out as mudfish nears extinction

    September 5, 2018

    By Cliff Abenaitwe September 05, 2018 For over 10 years, Amos Kamwesiga has been deriving a livelihood from mudfish. Nyakiraguju swamp on the outskirts of Buteraniro Town along in Mbarara district along Kampala-Kigali highway in South Western Uganda has been his ‘gold mine’. Every day, he could catch at least 700 mudfish traditionally known as […]

  • A program that recruits village conservation teams to save Uganda’s chimps launched

    September 3, 2018

    September 3, 2018 Fredrick Mugira Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a nonprofit organisation that conducts programs to promote biodiversity conservation by enabling people, wildlife and livestock to coexist has launched the award winning Village Health and Conservation Teams (VHCT) model in communities living around Budongo Forest in Uganda. According to the founder and CEO Conservation […]