Where Does Africa Stand on Water Target?

While the global development target of halving the people without access to safe drinking water has been met ahead of the 2015 deadline, only 61% of the people in sub-Saharan Africa have access to improved water supply, UN bodies says.

A girl holds a basin of water.

  • Liberia:  Wash Compact Finally Signed

    Heritage, 27 January 2012

    President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has finally signed the much talked about Liberia WASH Compact which was developed at the Multi Donor Conference on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG, WaterAid Sign New MoU

    Daily Trust, 23 February 2012

    WaterAid has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Federal Government of Nigeria to facilitate its mission of transforming lives by working with the people and ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boreholes - The Looming Landmine (opinion)

    Leadership, 25 February 2012

    While inaugurating the one-million-gallon-per-day capacity World Bank-assisted mini waterworks at Iponri, Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola expressed concern over the ... read more »

  • Africa:  Lenny Kravitz Supports Unicef's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Efforts

    United Nations Children's Fund, 6 March 2012

    Lenny Kravitz - GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer and actor - is using his voice and talent to do more than dazzle the stage and screen. He is throwing his ... read more »

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