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Water Cooperation And Diplomacy

  • Land Grabbing and Its Implications for Sudanese – Views from a scholar

    May 14, 2019

    This story was produced in partnership with InfoNile and Code for Africa with support from the Pulitzer Center. Annika McGinnis and Fredrick Mugira May 13, 2019 Investors from largely food-insecure Gulf countries are increasingly buying vast swaths of fertile land irrigated by the Nile River in Sudan to grow food crops to sustain their populations. […]

  • AfDB’s desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house

    January 3, 2019

    Nantale Abbey/ AfDB January 03, 2019 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said a lack of energy remains as a significant impediment to Africa’s economic and social development. As a result the AfDB has embarked on a huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house titled “Desert to Power Initiative”. This solar project […]

  • Bridge on Zambezi River to link, open up markets in eight African countries

    January 3, 2019

    Agonza Innocent/AfDB January 03, 2019 Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end. In just 24 months, travelling between the water-rich but land-locked Zambia and Botswana will get easier, smoother and faster, when the new road and rail […]

  • Climate change’s imprint on the Nile Basin

    November 13, 2018

    Asmaa Nassar/ The Niles November 13, 2018 climate change and increasing human activity alongside the River Nile threatens this life-sustaining resource. By 2050, around a billion people will live in the countries through which the Nile and its tributaries flow. That alone will put enormous stress on the water supply. Governments are faced with challenges […]

  • The Blue Nile is Not Blue!

    August 17, 2018

    By Ishraqa Abbas August 17, 2018 When our polite tour guide at the Grand Addis Ababa Hotel told us that our trip to the source of the Blue Nile (the Blue Nile gorge) would be exciting and enjoyable, it never came to my mind it could be that horrible and tiring; and that I would […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nile Media Debates: Getting Sudan in the Picture

    May 11, 2018

    EMANUELE FANTINI · May 11, 2018 May 3rd, World Press Freedom Day was celebrated all around the world. Two special – and personal – mentions: the first one for my colleague Iginio Gagliardone (University of Wits, Johannesburg), lead researchers with Nicole Streamlau (University of Oxford) and Monroe Price (University of Pennsylvania), of the UNESCO report World Trends […]

  • IHE Delft Boosts Sustainable Water Services Management in Uganda’s Small Towns

    March 20, 2018

    Saphira Nahabwe March 20, 2018 Some water wells and streams in drier villages of north and north-eastern Uganda are drying up again. But, a number of families in these villages are not worried. For, they will no longer depend on vagaries of these water resources to meet their water needs. Now, National Water and Sewerage […]

  • Lake Chad Basin: Experts Call For Recharging of Shrining Lake Chad with Water from Outside the Basin

    March 1, 2018

    PAMACC News Agency March 01, 2018 The Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) Engr. Sanusi Abdullahi, has said there would be no solution to the shrinking of the Lake Chad that does not involve recharging the Lake with water from outside the basin. Sanusi was delivering a speech at the International Conference […]