Water & Environment

SWA to strengthen national sanitation planning initiatives

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Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) has planned to strengthen national plans and planning processes across Africa through the development of the National Planning for Results Initiative (NPRI)

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Bakrie Delano earmarks US$500 million for Nigerian plantations

Palm nuts. (Image source: Jukwa Village & Palm Oil Production, Ghana).Bakrie Delano Africa, is to spend half of the company’s US$1 billion investment commitment in Nigeria on crude palm oil and rubber plantations

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African groundwater ‘may be difficult to extract’

The maps led to speculation that boreholes could be drilled and hand pumps fitted. (Image source: Oxfam East Africa)While groundwater maps of the African continent created much optimism when they were published recently, experts have warned that accessing water from such sources may prove difficult due to political and technical factors

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Water and sanitation pledges could help 85 million Africans

WaterAid_Pic_2WaterAid has welcomed promises from African government ministers that could provide 85.4 million Africans with access to essential services across the continent

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Dutch funds flow into Ghanaian water programme

Water_pump_AfricaThe Dutch ambassador to Ghana, Gerard Duijfjes, has handed over a EUR 100 million (US$ 129.3 million) grant and financing arrangement to fund the Ghana Netherlands Water and Sanitation Programme

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