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Millions in Mexico City see water supply cut off for days

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | Millions of people in Mexico City were without water on Wednesday, and expected to wait at least four days as authorities undertake maintenance work on one of the major supply systems. Half of the capital’s eight million population were affected, with a further three …

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Uganda’s water challenge

Why Ugandans are struggling finding water yet water is everywhere Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandans might be blessed with many lakes, rivers and streams on top of being one of only 13 countries in the world able to receive rainfall for at least eight months every year but a …

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Egypt’s Sisi hails ‘breakthrough’ in Nile dam talks

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that a “breakthrough” had been reached in talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a controversial dam the latter is building on the Nile. The progress, which he did not specify, took place over the last two days …

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Museveni commissions expansion of Sembabule water supply system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has commissioned the expansion and rehabilitation of Sembabule water supply system. The President urged the residents to protect the water resources in the area jealously and use the new installations to improve their livelihoods. The National Water and Sewerage Corporation took …

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Nile dam won’t harm Egypt, says new Ethiopian leader

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Ethiopia’s newly appointed prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, said on Thursday that the controversial dam his country is building on the Nile will not harm Egypt’s share of water supplies. Egypt relies almost totally on the Nile for irrigation and drinking water, and says it has “historic …

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Uganda delegation meets Vodokanal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A Uganda delegation from the Water and Environment Sector is in St Petersburg, Russia for a five-day business visit that has seen them interact with officials from Vodokanal. The company is responsible for water supply and waste management in St Petersburg. The delegation met the …

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NWSC’s Dr Mugisha handed more honours in London

    London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | The Academic Union Oxford Council in the UK has awarded National Water and Sewerage Corporation MD Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha the title of the Honorary Professor of the Academic Union Oxford in the field of business and management. The honorary title is …

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