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Water Journalists Africa is a Network of reporters in Africa who report on water. It was established on 23rd March 2011 at Cape Town International Conference Centre in Cape Town South Africa by African Journalists who report on water under the guidance of UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication. This was during the 2011 UN Water Day.

It aims at promoting water awareness, enhancing interaction among African Journalists who report on water and improving their ability to report on water.

Unless otherwise indicated, the ideas and opinions expressed by the writers are not necessarily of the agencies supporting this network.

5 Comments to “About Us”

  1. Hello,

    My name is Kremena Krumova, a journalist from the international media group The Epoch Times, based in New York. I am personally based in Europe and work as a Foreign Correspondent of the media.

    My editors from World News asked me to write an article which will be published on Earth Day (April 22), and in this connection to explore the water wars in Africa.

    Would agree to give a short comment about the water wars in Africa, following the questions below. Please when you answer, link your answers to the Earth Day. I would appreciate to have your answers by Wednesday noon Africa time.

    I can call you on the phone or you can send me answers via email.

    I would also highly appreciate if you can send me 2-3 (or if you want
    more) photos, which I can use for the article (related to the insufficient water in Africa and if possible, to the water wars). The photos should be in high resolution, as we are a newspaper as well.

    1) How would you comment this new phenomenon, the water wars in Africa?
    2) Which are most affected regions, when it comes to water supply in Africa? How many tribes/people are affected?
    3) What can the water wars in Africa lead to in the short/long term? What have these wars already caused to people in Africa?
    4) Are these water wars reasonable? Can they be prevented and how? Please, give examples.
    5) What was the most shocking/impressive scene you saw/heard, related to
    the water wars or the water insufficiency? Tell us story water war in Africa you witnessed/heard about?
    6) How do water wars affect the lifestyle of tribes in Africa: their culture, comprehension of nature, nourishing habits? How do the affected tribe members feel about the water insufficiency and the need to engage in war? How do they see their future?
    7) Please share anything else you think is important.

    Please let me know.

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Best regards,

    Kremena Krumova
    Foreign Correspondent
    The Epoch Times
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  2. I hope I’m not too late on this issue. I’ve been wondering what the dimension of these wars that you want us to look at are – is it inter-tribal, community versus government agencies/providers, CSOs versus government etc.

    I’m asking about this because it appears the interest is just inter-tribal. But I’m convinced that when communities and CSOs confront government agencies is their failure to delivery, it is another aspect of the water wars, which deserve attention.

    Thank you.

    Auntie Ama

  3. Hello Auntie,

    I just saw your question here. The was published, so you can take a look.

    http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/world/tribal-water-wars-could-be-looming-for-africa-55141.html

    Please contact me in skype or via email for any further information and questions.

    Thank you!

    Kremena

  4. Right now it seems like Drupal is the preferred blogging platform out there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

  5. yes , i am an enviromental journalist in D.R.Congo and report for a weekly “INFO-ENVIRONMENT” .I am also the general secretary at the congolese networkof environmental journalists “RENJE”in acronym so i want to get involved in your work too as i am already doing so .How can i manage?Roger

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