Water resources

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 22nd, 2012
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Ababiya Nemera Ever since the April 2011 official launch of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Project, there have been various reports, whether tangible or not, insinuating military attacks against Ethiopia by lower riparian countries. Rumors of Egypt trying to support opposition military gr...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 19th, 2012
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New research has suggested there is sufficient water in the Nile to support all 10 countries it flows through. This emerged on Monday as Ethiopia’s massive dam-building plans continued to cause disquiet in downstream Egypt. Simon Langan, the head of East Africa and Nile Basin Office of the Internatio...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 19th, 2012
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In Africa, access to water is one of the most critical aspects of human survival. Today, about one third of the total population lack access to water. Constituting 300 million people and about 313 million people lack proper sanitation. (World Water Council 2006). As result, many riparian countries su...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Nov 10th, 2012
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Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to resume their tripartite cooperation under the Eastern Nile Basin Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to resume jointly working on organizing sustainable management, utilization and development of the Nile waters under the Eastern Nile Basin. The agreement wa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Nov 6th, 2012
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Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Mohamed Bahaa Eddin arrived in Addis Ababa on Monday to participate in a meeting for Eastern Nile Basin countries which includes Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. Bahaa Eldin said in a statement upon his arrival that his visit to Ethiopia aims at creating a mechan...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 27th, 2012
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Horace Campbell The unification of the water resources of Africa is one of the primary bases for African unity, with a system of canals linking rivers and lakes in the kind of infrastructure planning that ensures that all will have water. What is hidden from the Wise and Prudent will be revealed to b...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Apr 25th, 2012
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Scientists say a new study shows Africa sits on a huge reservoir of groundwater that could provide water for both drinking and agriculture. The scientists estimate that 300 million people in Africa do not have access to safe drinking water and that part of the solution lies right under their feet — w...
By benim
In Agriculture
Aug 22nd, 2011
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Agricultural methods need to be radically overhauled to ensure food production rises to meet increasing demand but that water resources are not depleted further by doing so, research showed on Monday. A radical overhaul of agriculture could create farms that enhance, rather than degrade, the world...