Water - Afrik.com : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper https://www.afrik-news.com/ Afrik.com, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en Afrik-news.com : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper https://www.afrik-news.com/images/logo_moyen.gif https://www.afrik-news.com/ Clean water for rural Ethiopia https://www.afrik-news.com/article19118.html Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:52:56 +0100 After Lori Pappas first arrived in the Omo River Valley in southwestern Ethiopia three years ago, the first thing she did was conduct a survey of working water wells in the area. Karen Calabria Ghana: Pure Home Water for the north https://www.afrik-news.com/article19100.html Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:45:13 +0100 According to the World Health Organization, diseases associated with unsafe water claim the lives of about 2 million people worldwide every year, most of them children under the age of 5. But recently, low-tech ceramic water filters have been saving lives and making people healthier in Ghana. Kathryn McConnell Ethiopia led Nile treaty gains ground as Burundi joins https://www.afrik-news.com/article19070.html Mon, 07 Mar 2011 12:57:55 +0100 Ethiopian authorities have expressed their contentment over Burundi's decision to sign a new Nile water equitable sharing treaty that will end Egypt's historical control over the Nile water. Desalegn Sisay Australia preparing for more floods https://www.afrik-news.com/article18678.html Tue, 04 Jan 2011 11:07:13 +0100 <p class="spip">The Australian city of Rockhampton is bracing itself as devastating flood waters are expected to reach their highest levels in the next 12-18 hours.</p> <p class="spip">Military aircraft are rushing to get supplies to remaining residents, via the only land access route left.</p> <p class="spip">Police are urging people to stay out of the snake-infested waters, that have claimed the lives of three people.</p> Floods affect over 200,000 in Sri Lanka https://www.afrik-news.com/article18651.html Wed, 29 Dec 2010 13:03:28 +0100 <p class="spip">More than 200,000 people have been affected by flooding resulting from heavy rains in Sri Lanka, a disaster management official said Monday.</p> <p class="spip">Heavy rains lasted from noon Sunday to about noon on Monday, said A.R. Jayarathne, assistant director of the country's Disaster Management Center.</p> <p class="spip">Large tanks in the region, set up to irrigate rice paddy fields, overflowed, forcing authorities to open sluice gates, he said.</p> Cameroon suffers huge shortages in essential commodities https://www.afrik-news.com/article18387.html Mon, 18 Oct 2010 13:18:43 +0200 After gas and fish, sugar seems to have disappeared from Cameroonian shelves. The depletion of stocks and as well as the absence of essential capital needed to revitalise the market have been singled out. However, after hitting a new low, the precarious water situation in the central African country's capitals is yet to be addressed. Dorothée Ndoumbè Egypt's conundrum over food security and the Nile's water https://www.afrik-news.com/article18378.html Thu, 14 Oct 2010 13:19:50 +0200 Russia's decision to halt wheat exports has dealt Egypt a severe blow and brought many questions to the fore. Egypt's population explosion is fast surpassing its agricultural capacities, and the Nile river water resource, which irrigates its reduced wheat farms, has also come under heavy scrutiny as other Nile riparian countries seek a break from colonial era agreements that give Egypt and Sudan about 90% of the Nile's water. The clock is ticking away with incredible speed as Egypt tries to develop external strategies. Strategies that are increasingly becoming risky for Egypt. Heba Montaser Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya : Indian Multinational Company Confirms USD 6 Million Order to Set up Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plants https://www.afrik-news.com/article17875.html Mon, 28 Jun 2010 18:47:15 +0200 Shivsu Canadian Clear International Ltd, a leading water technology solution provider, has completed an order worth USD 6 million from the private organizations and Government of Africa to set up industrial waste water treatment plants in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The company will be involved in design, manufacture, supply and installation of the plants. Water partnership initiative begins in Ethiopia, India, Brazil and Mali https://www.afrik-news.com/article17720.html Tue, 01 Jun 2010 18:10:36 +0200 The Columbia Water Center (CWC), based at Columbia University's Earth Institute in New York, is focused on sustainable development projects throughout the world, including partners in Ethiopia, India, Brazil and Mali. Carrie Loewenthal Massey Ugandan women appeal to Museveni over sex and boreholes https://www.afrik-news.com/article17384.html Mon, 19 Apr 2010 15:18:48 +0200 Women in the northern Ugandan district of Yumbe, 400 kms north west of the capital Kampala, have complained that their inability to get enough sex with their husbands has prevented them from producing children in required numbers. Geof Magga Southern Sudan and World Bank sign $30M water deal https://www.afrik-news.com/article16960.html Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:36:14 +0100 Southern Sudan has received 30 million US dollars from the World Bank to enable the eastern African country provide safe clean water to its citizens. Geof Magga Southern Sudan: Ambitious water project to cover all ten states https://www.afrik-news.com/article16748.html Sat, 09 Jan 2010 20:03:12 +0100 All the ten states in southern Sudan lack clean water, but that is about to change as the southern Sudan government assures residents that they will soon get clean tap water. Geof Magga Ethiopia-Egypt accords, a danger to Nile Basin negotiations? https://www.afrik-news.com/article16707.html Sat, 02 Jan 2010 16:37:08 +0100 Ethiopia and Egypt have moved a significant step, this week, towards leveling their bumpy relations. The two countries have agreed to strengthen their economic collaborations to enhance their overall relations in a backdrop of a longstanding disagreement over the Nile's water resources. Whether or not this agreement stands to disrupt ongoing negotiations within the framework of the Nile Basin Initiative, the answers remain vague. Desalegn Sisay Nile Basin: Ethiopia disappointed over Egypt and Sudan's unfair advantage https://www.afrik-news.com/article15994.html Sat, 01 Aug 2009 14:46:59 +0200 Discrepancies among Nile Basin countries continue unabated as water ministers of the Nile Basin countries delayed a water sharing pact on Tuesday July 28, 2009 owing to member countries' disagreement on a proposed treaty. So far, Egypt and Sudan have kept an unfair water sharing advantage over other Nile basin countries including Ethiopia, which contributes about 80% of the water to the Nile basin. Desalegn Sisay Water crisis in Algeria may get worse https://www.afrik-news.com/article14828.html Tue, 04 Nov 2008 14:52:32 +0100 To address the problems and ensure that the people have access to safe drinking water, the Algerian government plans to commit