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13M Face Hunger as Catastrophic Horn of Africa Drought Worsens

Via Terra Daily, an article on the Horn of Africa’s drought: An estimated 13 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are facing severe hunger as the Horn of Africa experiences its worst drought in decades, the United Nations said Tuesday. Three consecutive rainy seasons have failed as the region has recorded its driest conditions […]

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Why Kenya’s Urban Poor Are Exploited by Informal Water Markets

Via The Conversation, a look at Kenya’s informal water markets: Informal urban water markets – as opposed to piped water – have long supported many of Kenya’s urban areas. Those that use them are either unserved, or inadequately served, by public utilities. A large number of people depend on them as only about 20% of the Nairobi residents who […]

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Kenya Digs Deep to Research Underground Water Reserves

Courtesy of Future Directions International, an article on Kenya’s efforts to tap into groundwater to address their water scarcity situation: Background Kenya experiences a large degree of water insecurity. The Kenyan Government currently maintains a water-rationing policy in the capital, Nairobi, and is expected to do so until 2026. Nairobi’s main dam, the Ndakaini dam, supplies […]

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After Cape Town, More African Cities Face Water Crisis

Via Voice of America, a report on potential future African water crises: African cities need to better plan and invest in water infrastructure, global accounting firm Deloitte said on Tuesday, as Cape Town counts down to dry taps due to severe drought. Officials predict taps in the South African city will run out of water […]

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Drying Up: Kenya-Ethiopia Cross-Border Agreements Will Not Fix Water Crisis

Via Future Directions International, a report on the impact of some recent cross border agreements between Kenya and Ethiopia on water issues: Background Newly signed cross-border agreements between the Kenyan and Ethiopian Governments are aimed at capitalising on the economic potential of the border region. The region faces a severe water crisis as a result […]

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Violent Clashes Increase in Kenya over the Depleting Lake Turkana

Via Future Directions International, a report on tensions in northwest Kenya regarding Lake Turkana: Background Tensions are building around Lake Turkana in north-west Kenya over the depleting lake’s scarce resources. The Gibe III hydroelectric dam, 600 kilometres up the Omo River in Ethiopia and inaugurated in December 2016, has been met with widespread criticism over […]

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