Water Journalists Africa

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Winners of this Year’s Water Integrity Network’s Photo Competition Announced

March 22, 2017

Adella Mbabazi March 22, 2017 The Water Integrity Network (WIN) has announced winners of this year’s photo competition, dedicated to wastewater management. The 2016 WIN photo competition explored how corruption and malpractice affect water and wastewater management. According to WIN, the winning photos: “very clearly show how poor wastewater governance affects our lives and ecosystems. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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