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Tackling corruption in the water sector

International Anti-Corruption Day 9 December 2011 Statement by Teun Bastemeijer, Director of the Water Integrity Network (WIN) Corruption is in many places of the world part of daily life.  The first time ...

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Africa’s Water, Finance Ministers to meet over WASH MDGs

The High level forum for Water and Sanitation ended last night in  Ouagadougou, Burkina with the thirty three participating African Government delegations deciding to convene another meeting of African Ministers ...

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Climate change: South Africa phases out halogen bulbs

South Africa is phasing out inefficient lighting in place of energy efficient lighting as part of concerted efforts to tackle climate change.

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COP17 ejects protesters

Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent was ‘shamed’ by six Canadian Youths as they displayed  their shirts revealing a message   “Turn your back on Canada” prominently displayed on their shirts, ...

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CREPA proposes continental think tank on WASH policy

Plans are underway to establish an ‘Africa Policy Forum for Sanitation and Water’ which will function as a continental Think Tank on Home grown WASH solutions. The African Centre for ...

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African Ministers position paper on COP 17

African demand Ministers from over 50 African countries attending the COP17 in Durban South Africa have demanded an ambitious second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, effective action under the ...

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CREPA changes name to ‘Water and Sanitation for Africa’ (WSA)

The African Centre for Water and Sanitation (CREPA), http://www.reseaucrepa.org/ has changed its name and unveiled a new logo to re-position itself towards facilitating access to water and sanitation in Africa. CREPA will ...

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Africa gears up efforts to meet WASH MDGs

As the clock ticks against African nations in meeting the water and sanitation targets of the Millennium Development Goals, over 22 Ministers for Water Resources in the continent and several ...

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Nigeria’s Professor Alfred Opubor dies in Cotonou

Nigeria’s foremost communications expert,  Professor Alfred Opubor, is dead. Aged 75 years,  Opubor died in the late hours of the night of 2 December, 2011, following a brief illness at ...

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High level WASH forum kicks off in Ouagadougou

Top Government officials, representatives of development partner s, researchers and stakeholders are meeting in Ouagadougou Burkinabe Faso, December 5-8 to seek solutions to Africa’s water supply and sanitation problems. Top ...

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