Water Journalists Africa

Current Management Contract for Ghana’s Urban Water Delivery Debated

April 14, 2011

By Ama Kudom-Agyemang Ghana, The matter of the renewal or otherwise of the current Management Contract for Ghana’s Urban Water Delivery, is still in limbo, following discussions at a two-day forum in Accra. The stakeholders forum on “Urban Water Delivery,” ended on Wednesday, without any definite proposal as to whether the Management Contract for the […]

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Struggling for water in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha slum

April 12, 2011

Story by Eden Habtamu Photos by Fredrick Mugira South Africa, Lina (not the exact name), 27, a domestic worker, lives in Khayelitsha, South Africa. She is a cleaner and baby sitter and earns little money not enough to feed her two younger sisters. She came from a nearby rural area looking for a better life […]

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NAIROBI WATER TAPS RUN DRY

April 6, 2011

Story by Joyce Chimbi Nairobi, Kenya Photo by Fredrick Mugira KENYA, The director of the Meteorological Department Dr Joseph Mukabana recently released an eagerly awaited weather report predicting the patterns of the expected long rains. Although based on the report the rains are expected to properly fall in April, even then, not much rain has […]

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WATER AND SANITATION PROBLEMS RAVAGE AFRICA.

April 6, 2011

By Joseph Ngome Kisumu, Kenya. KENYA, The disclosure that only four countries in Africa continent have managed to provide better sanitation to their citizens leaves a lot to be desired by all concerns. It’s a great concern because most of the countries on the continent have not reached the goal even to provide adequate quality […]

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Water remain elusive in Africa

April 2, 2011

Story by Evans WAFULA Nairobi, Kenya Photo by Fredrick Mugira, Uganda NAIROBI, Across East Africa, drought is again ravaging millions and dangerously leaving many more to be dependent on food aid, the United Nations has warned that the situation might be worse. But even as the World Day was commemorated in Cape Town, South Africa, […]

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AMCOW vows To Make Water Accessible To All Africans

April 1, 2011

By Patrick Baidoo, Ghana Watch.net Cape Town – South Africa  Courtesy–United Nations The African Ministers’  Council on Water [AMCOW] says it would continue with the drive to make potable water and proper sanitation facilities accessible and available to all Africans by 2015. In that vein the body has noted it would initiate positive frameworks which […]

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South Africa Takes WASH Issues to Theatre

April 1, 2011

Story by Patrick Baidoo, Ghana Watch.net.  Photos by Fredrick Mugira. Cape Town, South Africa Courtesy – United Nations With the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] fast approaching the United Nations target line of 2015, the South African Government as part of its efforts to make water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH] education and education accessible to the […]

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THE GLOBAL GUIDE FOR MEDIA PROFESSIONALS TO INVESTIGATE THE LACK OF SANITATION AND HYGIENE

March 29, 2011

By Dick de Jong, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, The Netherlands 1. Is publicly supplied water safe to drink? 2. Is there a publicly stated government policy on sanitation and hygiene-backed by statements from cabinet ministers and the President or Prime Minister? 3. Is there a plan to promote not just a few pilot […]

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