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    Arab states call on UN Security Council to meet over Ethiopian dam

    Arab states are calling on the UN Security Council to discuss the dispute over Ethiopia's plan to fill a giant dam it is building on the Blue Nile...

    By Mahmoud Mourad, Nayera Abdallah and Raya Jalabi 17 Jun 2021

    Sudan says it is open to conditional interim deal on Ethiopia dam

    Sudan is open to a partial interim agreement on Ethiopia's multi-billion-dollar dam on the Blue Nile, with specific conditions, irrigation minister Yasir Abbas said...

    By Khalid Abdelaziz 15 Jun 2021

    Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

    In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

    By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 10 Jun 2021

    Water - not an infinite resource in Kenya

    Everyone takes water for granted and this begets complacency. Water may seem like a limitless resource, considering that most of the planet is covered in it. But...

    By Simon Thomas 27 May 2021

    AfDB board approves bank's policy prioritising water security

    The African Development Bank's new policy on water prioritises water security and the transformation of water assets to foster sustainable, green and inclusive economic growth...

    27 May 2021

    People living in African urban settings do a lot of walking: but their cities aren't walkable

    Walking remains the main mode of transport in many sub-Saharan African cities, especially among low-income residents in informal settlements. Yet, it is well acknowledged that walking conditions in African cities are unsafe...

    By Seth Asare Okyere, Daniel Oviedo, Louis Kusi Frimpong, Mariajose Nieto & Michihiro Kita 29 Mar 2021

    Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projects

    In the early years of African independence, hydroelectricity offered the promise of modernity and development...

    By Roger Gocking 24 Mar 2021

    Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures

    Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

    By Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

    Why a sustainable sewerage system in Kenya is vital in urban development

    Two years ago the National Construction Authority said more than 70% of buildings in Nairobi, Kenya were unsafe for occupation..

    By Simon Thomas 21 Jan 2021

    Private sector investment key in bridging Africa's housing gap

    The Africa Investment Conference will explore how inclusive, sustainable and resilient investment can serve to help countries across the continent...

    18 Jan 2021

    Water solutions to aid the most vulnerable in Kenya

    The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly illustrated how multiple water security risks affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people across Africa, Kenya included. The pandemic has compounded the severity of the impacts resulting from water-related climate hazards, such as floods, droughts and cyclones.

    By Simon Thomas 31 Dec 2020

    Kenya builds its way to 2030 goals

    Amid the Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world economy over the last year, the Kenyan government has continued to make positive strides towards infrastructure development...

    11 Dec 2020

    Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin

    Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa's population...

    By Emad Hasan and Aondover Tarhule 9 Nov 2020



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