Waste in East Africa

  • Enterprise and ingenuity thrive amid the waste in Nairobi

    KENYA, 2017/07/02
  • Burning waste could provide Africa with 20% of its electricity needs But they have to keep those toxic by-products out of the atmosphere.

    AFRICA, 2016/01/08 Producing electricity from urban solid waste could provide energy for up to 40 million African households in 2025, according to a study co-authored by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC). In a statement published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, JRC researchers determined the potential of recovering energy from trash by using landfill gas and waste incineration, and found that it could have provided additional than 20 % of the continent's total energy consumption in 2010. Where there are humans, there's trash, and an awful lot of it, too. Over the completed century, we somehow managed to increase our annual waste generation 10-fold, going from producing 110 million tonnes per year in 1900, to 1.1 billion tonnes in 2000. By 2025, household trash could all to a staggering 2.2 billion tonnes each year globally.
  • The Minister for Water, Prof Jumanne Maghembe

    TANZANIA, 2014/12/10 Tanzania’s government is set to initiate a 32 billion Tanzanian shilling water project at Kirya village, in Mwanga District, Kilimanjaro Region. The Minister for Water, Prof Jumanne Maghembe announced the news recently at a public rally held at Kirya Njiapanda. During the event, Maghembe assured citizens that water problems in the village would any minute at this time be a thing of the completed., but cautioned them to price all government projects and preserve them as their heritage, according to local broadsheet Tanzania Daily News. He added that Tanzania’s government is committed to fulfilling all its electoral pledges included in its manifesto, as well saying that it was up to the people to deliver for their own benefit and that of next generations.
  • Rwandan Minister of Agriculture, Agnes Kalibata.

    RWANDA, 2014/03/20 Rwanda plans to introduce a new mobile phone technology that will use treated waste water from purification stations across all 30 districts of the country, to irrigate plantations, according to the Rwandan Minister of Agriculture, Agnes Kalibata. She said the water to be used on several hectares of plantations in marshland areas across the country would be treated in line with the country's agriculture policy to reduce poverty that is affecting small-scale farmers from remote rural areas. Kalibata, who was addressing parliament on the current trends of agriculture innovation in the country, said the Rwandan government is currently emphasizing on the use of mobile phone to ensure that this technology could as well facilitate the irrigation master plan and hillside irrigation system.
  • Human Waste Woes in the Slums

    KENYA, 2013/01/01 The odour of human waste is unbearable at the pit latrine behind Nancy Anyango's home in Manyatta, a sprawling slum in the western city of Kisumu. Nearby, a heap of rotting garbage lies between long rows of shanties. From a distance can hear the flies buzzing. The open pits exacerbate the threat of disease. They are as well a physical risk for children. Only a couple of months ago, Anyango lost her three-year-old son at the same time as he fell into of them while playing with other kids.
  • Capital Fails to Collect Household Waste

    TANZANIA, 2012/12/27 WASTE management is still a major challenge in a lot of urban centres in Tanzania as only 37 % of the additional than 4,200 tonnes of solid waste per day is disposed of in dumpsites, signifying that 67 % of the trash remains uncollected in Dar es Salaam.
  • Dar es Salaam gets 142 billion/- water, sanitation grant

    TANZANIA, 2012/12/09 At a signing ceremony held in Dar es Salaam, the EU Representative in Tanzania, Mr Filiberto Sebregondi, said the EU believes that access to improved water and sanitation facilities leads to improved health as targeted under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
  • Youths in Gash Barka Region 2012-09-18

    ERITREA, 2012/09/18 Barentu, 16 Sunday 2012- In a meeting they conducted in Barentu with Mr. Mohamed Hamd, Administrator of Gash Barka region, the youths of the region called for the establishment of youth centers and the provision of materials that could help them reinforce their academic and arts capacity.