Ethiopia's water man brings water home
After living in Germany for 16 years, Fekadu Aleka decided to go back home to improve living conditions there. His latest project is providing public institutions and private households with access to clean water.
The threat of Covid-19 looms large in Mali's camps for the internally displaced
On the outskirts of the Malian capital Bamako, several camps for internally displaced persons shelter families who have fled violence in their regions. But with a severe lack of food, water, medical care and hygiene, the threat of Covid-19 means they are even more vulnerable than they were before the pandemic. With international aid becoming scarce, NGOs are worried the virus could spread in these camps where social distancing is impossible and the future highly uncertain. Our correspondents report.
What do you do when your island runs out of water?
Water is already scarce on Cape Verde, a small island nation off Africa's west coast. As climate change exacerbates the problem, what can the country's government do about it?
Water shortages pose growing risk to global stability
Climate change has increased global water security issues and made society more vulnerable to natural disasters, according to a new report. International efforts are necessary to curb the most devastating effects.
Ghana hikes water, electricity tariffs
Starting from the first of July, Ghanaians will be paying 8.01 per cent higher for water according to the new tariffs permitted by Ghana’s Public Utility Regulatory Commission. While electricity tariffs were also raised by just over 11 per cent.
Ethiopian businesses suffer as power cuts hit hard
Ethiopia is rationing electricity for domestic and international customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams caused a production deficit.
Water tankers a lifeline for India's parched villages
As Gajanand Dukre parks the water tanker in a drought-stricken Indian village, dozens of locals -- mostly women in saris -- come running with jerry cans, buckets and stainless steel pots. Over the next two hours, Dukre helps them empty the 12,000-litre tank, providing a lifeline to this small community as India reels from one of its worst droughts in years.
Water vendors seek alternative business as in the rainy season approaches
Water vendors seek alternative business as the rainy season approaches.