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China: The magnificent Shenzhen, city of innovations

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Up to 1980 the now modern city of Shenzhen in the Guangdong Province was just a tiny town like many others in China. But today this is a cosmopolitan city of over 11 million residents. It was two years later in 1982, when the major constructions started to make this beautiful city a world class one with an accumulation of innovations. Assessing from the current developments this dream has been achieved to a large extent.

Africa: Challenges in Global peace due to the changing face of wars

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visiting Chinese peacekeepers. The contribution of China's peacekeeping troops in Liberia has won high praise from Liberian government and its people.

Global peace has become one of the trickiest agenda particularly on how to tackle emerging conflicts. The changing face of wars demands corresponding new knowledge. This revelation came from the Director of the China and United Nations Keeping Centre Senior Colonel Zhou Zhe in the wake of exchanging information between his institute and a team of visiting African journalists.

LIBERIA: Government fails on WASH promises to Whien Town residents

Whein Town huge garbage site, the issue of health threat

After several months of protest by residents of Whein Town Community in Paynesville, Montserrado County on the issue of health hazard posed by Liberia’s biggest garbage site, it seems that the garbage nightmare for dwellers of that area is far from over. The Whein Town Community, just several miles from the nation’s capital Monrovia with the population approximately over sixteen thousand continues to get the pinch from the consequences of garbage as they have revealed that the Liberian Government has reneged on promises made to better the environmental condition of the place.

LIBERIA: Sea erosion destroys several sanitation facilities

EU Sanitation Project in White Flowers Community, West Point overtaken by sea erosion

The issue of sea erosion especially in the city of Monrovia has become a serious issue of concern, with a focus on West Point Township. West Point is an over populated municipality situated in the Liberian capital, Monrovia with thousands of inhabitants, mainly less-privileged. One of the major problems confronting this area is the availability of public sanitation facilities. Both residential homes and public facilities in this area were constructed without toilets. Several residents in West Point use the beach side or goal post toilet situated on the Mesurado River nearby to defecate.

LIBERIA: WaterAid West Africa Ends Sanitation Workshop in Accra, Ghana

Field Visit to one of the toilet facilities at the Agbogbloshine Market

As part of efforts to further strengthen its advocacy capacity and that of partners, WaterAid West Africa has concluded a 5-Day Sanitation Advocacy Workshop in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. The exercise from August 29 to September 2, 2016 was also the final Sanitation Advocacy Meeting for the Gates Foundation Project. In line with this WaterAid West Africa Region brought togather selected staff and partners to contribute towards building momentum and gathering of evidence for effective influencing on sanitation in the sub-region.