Author: Water Journalists Africa

Legitimately registered in Uganda, Water Journalists Africa was established in 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa with support from the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication. Water Journalists Africa has since 2011, partnered with various international and Africa based organizations such as the UN-Water, The Water Channel, Water Integrity Network, 2030 Water Resources Group and UNESCO-IHE among several others to enhance reporting on Integrated Water Resources Management in Africa and promote interaction among African Journalists who report on water. Some 700 journalists from 50 African countries to date are members of this network making it certainly the largest media network on the continent.

UN-Water Report: SDG6 on Water and Sanitation Will Not Be Achieved By 2030 at Current Rates of Progress

July 20, 2018

Natalia Gutierrez July 20, 2018 UN-Water has released a new report on Water and Sanitation ahead of the High-level Political Forum for Sustanainable Development (HLPF) which presents, for each target, the latest data available for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 global indicators. The report sought to inform discussions among Member States during the HLPF […]

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Nigeria: UNICEF, DFID Provide Clean Water to Rural Communities

July 19, 2018

Mohammed Ibrahim July 19, 2018 United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have been providing clean water to rural communities in Kaduna North West Nigeria and now residents there are joyful. The UNICEF Water project was founded by Department for International Development (DFID) in partnership with Kaduna […]

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Ugandan Government Launches New Rotavirus Vaccine to Protect Children from Diarrhea

July 2, 2018

Hannington Katehangwa July 01, 2018 The Government of Uganda has today launched a new rotavirus vaccine to protect under five-year-old children from diarrhea. The vaccine, which will be available for free in health facilities throughout the country, is the 11th vaccine to be added into the national schedule of the expanded programme on immunization in […]

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World Bank Approves 350 Million Dollars to Enable Millions of Tanzanians Access Safe Water and Improved Sanitation

July 2, 2018

Adella Mbabazi July 02, 2018 More than three million Tanzanians in rural areas will be connected to safe water supply, while another four million people will gain access to improved sanitation through a new IDA credit for a Rural Water and Sanitation Program-For-Results approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors. The new $350 […]

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Senegal to Host the First World Water Forum in Sub-Saharan Africa

July 2, 2018

Annita Matsika July 02, 2018 The 9th edition of the World Water Forum, the world’s biggest event on water, will be held for the first time in sub- Saharan Africa. The 9th World Water Forum, co-organized by the World Water Council and the Government of Senegal, will take place in the metropolitan area of Dakar […]

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Expert Calls for More Data and Co-Operation to Protect Water Quality in Africa

June 8, 2018

Michelle Galloway June 08, 2018 Unequal distribution of water sources and climate change impacts are worsening the problem of lack of access to clean drinking water in several African countries. This is according to Lydia Olaka, a Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) fellow. Olaka who is with the Department of Geology at the University […]

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Climate Change Affects GDP of African Agro-Based Economies

June 8, 2018

GEORGE MHANGO, in Zanzibar June 8, 2018 Adverse flush floods and weather conditions across many African countries within the Great Africa Lakes Region are set to affect gross domestic products for agro-based economies if regional trade blocs do not work together in providing collective solutions. Already, Malawi and Uganda, which are also landlocked countries, are […]

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Water Journalists Africa Cofounder Scoops Continental Water Journalism Award

May 26, 2018

Newton Sibanda (L) has been consistently and qualitatively covering energy and water issues for close to two decades. May 26, 2018 WJA Reporter Newton Sibanda, a freelance journalist, in Lusaka, Zambia has been named winner of Energy/Water Reporter of the Year at the 5th edition of the African Utility Week Industry Awards. Sibanda, is one […]

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Tanzania: Too Few Latrines to Prevent Cholera Outbreak in Mbeya’s Gold Mining Communities

May 24, 2018

One of the many gold ore crusher plants scattered in Chunya District, they are busy throughout the day but their operators do not have enough latrines that could prevent cholera outbreaks. Felix Mwakyembe May 24, 2018 Joseph James, a resident of Dar es Salaam City supports his family by selling water to small scale gold miners […]

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Karuma Hydropower Project nears Completion

May 15, 2018

CAPTION: Karuma Falls on River Nile. The total project cost for the Karuma hydropower station is USD 1.7 billion and includes the generation and transmission components. Photo by Fredrick Mugira Water Journalists Africa May 15, 2018 As the 600MW Karuma Hydropower project edges towards completion, a crucial milestone is currently underway – the installation of […]

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