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Water Cooperation And Diplomacy

  • Life After Gibe III Dam Construction: Kenya’s Smallest Tribe Struggles to Survive as Lake Turkana Water Recedes

    November 9, 2017

    Article by Fredrick Mugira, video by Benedict Moran November 9, 2017 For most El Molo people in Kenya, the past year has been the worst in living memory. Lake Turkana, the water body that they and their ancestors have depended on, is incapable of feeding them. This tiny tribe – with a population of less […]

  • Rwanda: Villagers Evicted From Rusumo Dam Site Face Water Shortage

    November 4, 2017

    Mohammed M.Mupenda November 4, 2017 Water shortage has been cited as the biggest challenge hampering the income generating projects of Rwandans and Tanzanians who were evicted from both sides of Akagera River to pave way for construction of Rusumo falls power project at Rusumo. This is according to officials with the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary […]

  • Museveni Cautions against Approaching River Nile Issues from a Parochial Point Of View

    June 23, 2017

    Orishaba Adella June 23, 2017 Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has told heads of state at the first ever summit of the Nile Basin Heads of State to work for the social transformation of their people as the ultimate guarantor of the Nile basin’s security. “All Nile Valley countries should be assisted to develop and become […]

  • FAO Roots for Unlocking Africa’s Agriculture Potential

    May 16, 2017

    Water Journalists Africa May 16, 2017 Even with some large arid and semi-arid areas, the continent’s vast water resources are, on average underutilized, with only about 2-3 percent of renewable water resource in use, compared to five percent worldwide. Africa is also home to an abundant supply of labour for agriculture-related products and services. However, […]

  • Reaffirmation of Lake Tanganyika International Boundaries Kicks Off

    April 14, 2017

    Annitah Matsika April 14, 2017 The African Union Commission (AUC) has embarked on plans to reaffirm international boundaries of Lake Tanganyika. The delimitation and demarcation of land and maritime boundaries is in line with the decision by the 28th ordinary session of the Assembly of the Union for the extension of the deadline for the […]

  • Feature: Construction of Two Dams Changes Village Life in Sudan

    March 21, 2017

    Ishraga Abbas March 21, 2017 Two dams constructed in eastern Sudan have changed the lives of many village communities, enabling villagers to live lives they had never dreamed of. The citizens of Gedaref state in eastern Sudan celebrated the inauguration of Atbara and sitait dams early this year which are to produce electricity and most […]

  • Zambia and DR Congo Strike A Deal on Management of Luapula River

    March 1, 2017

    Newton Sibanda March 01, 2017 ZAMBIA and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in the process of establishing the Luapula River Authority (LRA) to manage shared water resources between the two countries. Zambia’s Minister of Energy David Mabumba said the riparian states are discussing the establishment an authority to manage the Luapula River joint […]

  • Feature: World Bank and African Development Bank Support Mega Water Project In Rivers State Nigeria

    March 1, 2017

    Christian Maduka (Communications and Social Marketing Expert, PH) March 1, 2017 Rivers State Government and the Port-Harcourt Water Corporation (PHWC) have embarked on implementing a project to provide water and sanitation services for the population of Port-Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Authorities (LGAs). The project is part of a sector wide institutional reform embarked on […]

  • Cape Verde: Greenpeace Raises Awareness on the State Of Fisheries in West Africa

    February 24, 2017

    Water Journalists Africa February 24, 2017 My Esperanza – the Greenpeace shipThe Greenpeace ship – My Esperanza has today docked at the port of Praia in Cape Verde. For eleven weeks the Esperanza will sail the waters of six West Africa States – Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Senegal to raise […]

  • Nile Basin Water Journalists, Researchers Excited By a UNESCO-IHE Project Targeting Bringing Them Together

    February 7, 2017

    Fredrick Mugira February 07, 2017 For over 20 years Ishraga Abbas has practiced professional journalism in Sudan – one of the most water-stressed countries on the earth – she has had an ambiguous relationship with water researchers. She actually does not remember teaming up with any water researcher to work on a water story based […]