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The Millenium Development Goal for Safe Water Is Still Beyond Reach for Many African Countries

Written by Abdoulaye Bah · Translated by Rakotomalala On 17 February 2014 @ 10:11 am | No Comments

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Point d'eau du village de Mwamanongu, en Tanzanie. CC-BY-2.0 [1]

Water source in Mwamanongu, Tanzania. CC-BY-2.0

Virgil HOUESSOU, a Benin-based reporter for the African association for clean water,  is pessimistic about the Millenium Development Goal with respect to safe water. He writes  on the collective blog Wash Journalists [2] [fr]: 

A quelques mois de l’échéance de la réalisation des OMD [Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement],  beaucoup de défis restent à relever dans le secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement. De nombreux pays africains trainent encore le pas et ne sont pas sûrs de les atteindre

A few months removed from the deadline for reaching the MDGs [Millennium Development Goals], many challenges remain in the area of ​​water and sanitation. Many African countries have yet to fully get going on this topic and therefore are quite unsure of reaching their objectives.


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[2] writes  on the collective blog Wash Journalists: http://washjournalists.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/17eme-congres-de-lassociation-africaine-de-leau-aae-les-professionnels-de-leau-discutent-de-la-mobilisation-des-ressources-et-de-la-gouvernance/

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