Water Week

World Water Day: Groups Reiterate Opposition To Water Privatization

Groups under the aegis of Our Water Our Right Africa Coalition (OWORAC) have described privatization as the biggest impediment to universal access to potable water on the continent of Africa. The coalition which is made up of activists from Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda who are working to push back against …

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Africa is not for Sale: Africans reiterate opposition to Water Privatization

The OWORAC is made up of activists from Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda amongst other African countries with deep threats of privatisation working collaboratively to push back against this new form of colonialism. On the occasion of the 2022 World Water Day, civil society, labour and community activists under the auspices …

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Campaign against Water Privatization in Africa: A Model that inspires Senegalese

The unsuccessful experiences of water privatization in Ndoulo, Sibassor, Pekess, Mboro, Dakar… have pushed activists and other members of civil society to set up a kind of justice network for water. A general assembly will be held this Wednesday afternoon at CICES where the World Alternative Water Forum (FAME 2022) is taking place. An event that seems …

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Fight against the privatization of water: the solution of a Cameroonian activist 

Younoussou Abbosouko is an activist with the African center for advocacy. In Dakar as part of the Alternative World Water Forum, he gave the example of his country.“In 2008, people were made to believe that privatization was a solution. It was not the case. The promised infrastructure has not been built, the price of water has increased. Women, children, …

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Fight against water privatization in Senegal: Voices are being raised

Fight against water privatization in Senegal: Voices are being raised An exchange workshop around the precious liquid took place this Monday at the headquarters of the Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Senegal. The meeting, moderated by the Secretary General of the Senegalese Water Trade Unions (SDE) focused on the challenges of public water management. In this …

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World Water Forum in Dakar: Mamadou Mignane Diouf and companies prepare their alternative forum

On the sidelines of the World Water Forum scheduled for next March in Dakar, social movements also plan to hold the Alternative World Water Forum (FAME). This was announced by the coordinator of the social forum in Senegal, Mamadou Mignane Diouf. According to him, they will offer an alternative space open to everyone but which at the …

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African activists resist corporate privatisation of water as World Bank meets

Civil society and labour activists on the platform of Our Water Our Right Africa Coalition have charged African governments to reject all models of water privatisation and demand the return of water systems seized by private corporations to people through public funding and equitable management. The coalition made the demand at an international media briefing held …

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