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Multinational: African Development Bank approves $86.72 million loan to boost water security and socio-economic development in South Africa and Lesotho

The multi-phase project will provide water to the Gauteng region of South Africa and generate hydroelectricity for Lesotho

The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB.org) Board of Directors has approved a loan of $86.72 million to co-finance the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. The multi-phase project will provide water to the Gauteng region of South Africa and generate hydroelectricity for Lesotho. The project entails harnessing the…

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After years of witnessing fights over water, a family’s life is transformed in a refugee camp in Zimbabwe

New high-capacity boles and an irrigation system were installed with funding from the African Development Bank

For years, Josephine Mbayo watched as fights broke out in her community over water. “There was only one hand pump for all the sections that everyone queued at to get water from as early as 4am,” says the 48-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who lives in the…

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African Development Bank debars Sargittarius Nigeria Limited and its affiliates for 18 months for fraudulent practices

The debarment renders Sargittarius Nigeria Limited and its affiliates ineligible to participate in Bank Group-financed projects during the debarment period

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), on 17 August 2021, announces the 18-month debarment of Sargittarius Nigeria Limited and its affiliates, including Sargittarius Henan Water Conservancy Engineering Limited, with effect from 28 July 2021. Sargittarius Nigeria Limited is a limited liability company registered in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. An…

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Egypt: The African Development Bank signs agreements worth €109 million to transform sewage coverage in rural areas

The Integrated Rural Sanitation in Upper Egypt-Luxor project is set to boost sewage coverage in the region from 6% to 55%

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has signed financing agreements of €109 million with the Government of Egypt to improve sanitation infrastructure and services for rural communities in Luxor Governorate in Egypt’s Upper Nile region. The financing consists of a €108 million loan from the Bank, and a grant of…

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African Development Bank’s climate resilient project in Zambia wins water change maker award

The Climate Adaptation Summit Water ChangeMaker award celebrates and promotes teams and organizations in Africa shaping water decisions that build climate resilience in Africa

A climate resilient project in Zambia supported by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has won the Water ChangeMaker People’s Choice Award-Africa. The Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Sub-basin Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (SCRiKA) (https://bit.ly/2YmLBmk) beat two other finalists identified by an expert jury to…

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African Development Bank, partners, host online workshop on enhancing water security in the Greater Horn of Africa

The virtual discussion, held on 15 December, was hosted by the Bank’s Water Development and Sanitation Department and the African Water Facility

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) (https://bit.ly/3nDsT4E), a regional organization of Horn of Africa countries, held a webinar to discuss the pressures affecting water security in the Greater Horn of Africa and how the Bank can support regional member countries to better respond to…

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South Sudan: For the people of Juba, an African Development Bank Group (AfDB) supported water project brings better health - and peace

Access to drinking water in South Sudan is a crucial issue for peacebuilding and dealing with community disputes that could undermine the country’s emergence from conflict and crisis

Farida, her school bag on her back and her face betraying a hint of a smile, sings softly on her way to school in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Along with thousands of other South Sudanese girls, Farida has been able to attend class thanks to a project that…

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COVID-19 stresses the need to transform Africa’s water, sanitation and hygiene services sector (By Osward M. Chanda)

The SWA Africa Region Finance Ministers’ Meeting held 4 November, highlighted a need for the continent’s Ministers of Finance to place more focus on and increase investments for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

By Osward M. Chanda Alarming headlines that announced the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in Africa in March 2020 have given way to stories of chin-stroking scientists wondering about the reasons for the relatively mild impact – compared to other continents – which COVID-19 has had on Africa. More than…

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Uganda: Sharp Decline in Cases of Typhoid Fever, Diarrhoea, in Capital, Thanks to Sanitation Project

Approximately 240 public sanitation facilities with hand-washing points have been built, as well as family facilities for landlords and tenants

For several years now, typhoid fever and diarrhoea cases have fallen significantly in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, especially in the major district of Kawempe, according to an African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) report published on 7 October. Kawempe is an administrative subdivision that has developed rapidly, but water and sanitation infrastructure…

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Tanzania: Zanzibar's urban residents have improved access to water and sanitation with African Development Bank support, says report

Financed by a Bank loan in the amount of $19 million, the project was rolled out in Saateni and Welezo, two urban areas in the Zanzibar archipelago

The Zanzibar Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project, implemented between 2012 and 2018 in Tanzania, has provided water and sanitation services to around 287,000 people, according to a report (https://bit.ly/33Bqsbr) by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) published on September 2, 2020. Financed by a Bank loan in the amount of…