As global mining booms amid ever-increasing demand for rare earth minerals and land, more poor farmers are having livelihoods threatened. Areas around farmlands are often needed for processing the mined rocks and building the tailings dam needed for storing the toxic wastewater,
People and animals in the Galgagud, Hiran and Mudug regions of central Somalia have been hit by an acute water shortage after almost a year without proper rainfall.
The Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality in Carolina in Mpumalanga has called on residents to use tap water provided by the municipality.
Over 170,000 people in Africa are already planning to take part in walks for water in 25 countries including Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi and Madagascar in the month of March this year.