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Water Journalists Africa

  • Fighting for the conservation of even the less-charismatic species

    September 9, 2019

    Michelle Rotchford Galloway September 09, 2019 “Tourists don’t pay to see a crab,” said Tatenda Dalu of the Department of Ecology and Resource Management at the University of Venda. He says charismatic animals – like the big five – tend to receive the focus of conservation activities due to the tourist dollars they attract but […]

  • Malawi President Mutharika commissions six marine warships

    September 9, 2019

    George Mhango, Blantyre in Malawi Malawi has commissioned six marine warships meant to protect the citizens from enemies who will invade Lake Malawi. The warships will also provide rescue efforts to users of the lake, including tourists who flock to the lake. The warships are named after incumbent president Peter Mutharika, former president Bakili Muluzi […]

  • Road River: A photo story of a river dried by illegal land acquisitions

    August 20, 2019

    Fredrick Mugira and Annika McGinnis August 20,2019 This reporting project was made possible through the generous support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Data visualisations by Code for Africa A lifeline river for over five million people in southwestern Uganda has been turned into a road. Rwizi River has had up to 80 percent […]

  • Fairy Bottling Company wins first ever Zambia Water Stewardship Award

    December 17, 2018

    Newton Sibanda December 17, 2018 This year’s industry awards were of a different nature; the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) included an inaugural award recognising water stewardship by the business community. The inaugural winner of the 2018 National Water Stewardship award at a colorful gala dinner was Lusaka’s Fairy Bottling Company for continuously […]

  • New Study Reveals Threats and Climate Adaptation Opportunities in Kenya’s Arid Lands

    April 13, 2018

    PAMACC News Agency April 13, 2018 A team of scientists from the Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) on April 11, 2018 shared all the key research findings of four different thematic studies conducted in Kenya under the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) project. “The Kenya government is now focusing on the “Big Four” agenda […]

  • UN Environment Assembly Calls for a Pollution-Free Planet

    December 5, 2017

    PAMACC News Agency December 05, 2017 Over 4,000 stakeholders converged on the green terrains of the UN office in Nairobi, Kenya this week to witness the opening ceremony of the 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA3). This year’s edition of the assembly, which is the highest –level decision-making body on the environment, aspires to consider […]

  • Zambia Invests $42 Million in Development of Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Network

    October 3, 2017

    03 October 2017 Newton Sibanda The Zambian Government and the Western Water and Sewerage Company (WWSC) have signed a US$42.2 million on –lending and grant agreement. Of the total amount, US$5.3 million is a loan and US$6.9 million a grant for water and sanitation programmes in the provincial capital Mongu, Sesheke, Senanga, and Kaoma districts […]

  • Somalia: Water Scarcity and Drought Heighten Risk to Women of Childbearing Age

    April 14, 2017

    George Mhango April 14, 2017 Of the 6.2 million people affected by the drought ravaging Somalia, more than 1.5 million are women of childbearing age. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is particularly concerned about the fate of 607,000 pregnant women across the country who need maternal health services to ensure a safe pregnancy and […]

  • EU Launches Water and Sanitation Project in Somalia

    April 7, 2017

    Hannington Katehangwa April 7, 2017 The European Union has launched a project designed to increase access to water supply and sanitation services in Somalia. It is part of the five projects launched by the EU in Somalia under the EU Trust Fund RE-INTEG Programme facilitating reintegration of displaced people. The €33 million allocated to these […]

  • Kenya: Sand Dams an Answer to Kenya’s Water Woes?

    April 4, 2017

    Mary Mwendwa April 04, 2017 It is exactly 12 pm. At Mwinge River, many people are gathered with gallons, donkeys and handcarts ready to get the precious commodity water. The River is completely dry leaving behind carpets of sand and few rocks. In groups of five and seven, some people are digging the sand to […]