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Water Resources

  • 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 […]

  • Loss of lives at sea: Greenpeace calls on the Senegalese Government to improve safety at sea for small-scale artisanal fishermen

    October 25, 2018

    Water Journalists Africa October 25, 2018 The latest report published by the Directorate for the Monitoring and Protection of Senegalese Fisheries (DPSP) shows that in 2017, 92 accidents resulting in 140 deaths, mostly of artisanal fishermen, were recorded Greenpeace Africa has today, released a new documentary on the numerous cases of small-scale fishermen who have […]

  • IPCC report confirms the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground to achieve 1.5ºC, 350.org says

    October 9, 2018

    Our reporter October 09, 2018 One month after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to demand real climate action as part of the Rise for Climate Mobilisation, the world’s scientists have issued their clearest call for avoiding the worst impacts of a warming world. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), UN-backed […]

  • Cape Town drought should serve as a warning to African cities – city mayor

    September 21, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira 20th September 2018 After her city suffered a record drought, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says what befell the oldest city in South Africa should serve as a warning to vulnerable cities across the African continent. “There is no room to make mistakes,” stresses Patricia as she spoke in an interview with […]

  • A solar powered borehole pump saves thousands of lives in Nigeria

    September 18, 2018

    Mohammed Ibrahim September 18, 2018 A solar powered borehole pump is providing clean water for communities and new opportunities to residents of Gora village in Kachia local government of Kaduna in Nigeria. The UNICEF Water project was founded by Department for International Development (DFID) in partnership with Kaduna State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency […]

  • Sanitation in Djibouti: A quarter of the population in the capital Djibouti City has no access to toilet facilities

    September 18, 2018

    Water Journalists Africa September 18, 2018 WITH vast amounts of aid flowing into government coffers and its strategic position boasting one of the busiest shipping lanes, Djibouti ought to be among the wealthiest countries in the African continent. However, the irony is that the tiny country situated in the eastern coast of Africa is among […]

  • Ethiopia’s largest lake crippled by water weed and gaps in polices to conserve it

    September 6, 2018

    Dagim Terefe September 06, 2018 Lake Tana, the source of Blue Nile ranks the largest lake in Ethiopia. But it’s contaminated. Its pollution is attributed to surface and underground discharge of wastes; degradation of its wetlands; siltation; upstream river damming; excessive withdrawal of its water for various purposes and introduction of invasive alien species into […]

  • ‘God has abandoned us.’ Ugandan fishmongers cry out as mudfish nears extinction

    September 5, 2018

    By Cliff Abenaitwe September 05, 2018 For over 10 years, Amos Kamwesiga has been deriving a livelihood from mudfish. Nyakiraguju swamp on the outskirts of Buteraniro Town along in Mbarara district along Kampala-Kigali highway in South Western Uganda has been his ‘gold mine’. Every day, he could catch at least 700 mudfish traditionally known as […]

  • Singaporean students win Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2018

    August 29, 2018

    WJA reporter August 29, 2018 Two students from Singapore, Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu, have won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for producing reduced graphene oxide, a material that can be used to purify water, from agricultural waste products. H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden presented the prize at an […]

  • Are genetically modified crops the answer to agricultural revolution in African countries?

    August 24, 2018

    Michelle Rotchford Galloway STIAS Media Officer August 24, 2018 There is a need to address the disconnect between donors and farmers, and engage in meaningful dialogue and research to understand the context and consequences of genetically modified (GM) crops on a case-by-case and setting-by-setting basis. “One size definitely does not fit all!” This is the […]