Lifting the Lid on Africa's Toilet Crisis

With more than 600 million people lacking improved sanitation facilities in Africa, the continent has become a major focus for initiatives aimed at bringing toilets to the masses.

  • Africa:   Lifting the Lid On Africa's Toilet Crisis

    ThinkAfricaPress, 7 December 2012

    Voices emphasising the need for improved sanitation facilities in Africa have grown stronger over the last decade, but now better publicity needs to translate into real progress. read more »

Globally, around 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation - close to two-fifths of the world's population.

  • South Africa:   Dreams of Better Sanitation Go Down the Toilet

    allAfrica, 19 November 2012

    Gogo Sikhosana Ngcobo is 76 years old. Growing up, she says she had dreams of what her life would be like. They featured a brick house with a flushing toilet. Those dreams, like ... read more »

  • Africa:   70 Percent of African Women Lack a Safe Toilet

    WaterAid, 19 November 2012

    Seven in ten women in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to a safe toilet, threatening their health and exposing them to shame, fear and even violence. read more »

  • Africa:   Fixing the 'Silent' Sanitation Crisis

    IPS, 18 November 2012

    Organisers of this year's World Toilet Day, which falls on Nov. 19, are using the slogan 'I give a shit - do you?' to break the silence around the crucial issue of sanitation and ... read more »