In Nigeria’s conservative north, a woman working under a scheme that strives to facilitate sustainable water pumps proves that what a man can do she can do just as well.
Student politics in Liberia usually focus on better tuition and lower fees but one student leader insists that lack of clean water and sanitation facilities is the biggest problem students face.
Massive urban migration to Abuja, Nigeria, has overwhelmed the water infrastructure and made access scarce.
Water and sanitation are at the center of a heated political debate in Liberia. Why are so many still going without?
Liberian journalist Tecee Boley and NewsHour special correspondent Steve Sapienza on why the after-effects of war and a lack of accountability mean poor access to clean water and sanitation.
Access to water for the Ivory Coast's rural areas could be an important factor in bringing together a country in conflict.
Nigeria's president claims that by 2015 three fourths of his people will have access to safe drinking water. New UN data suggest that he's 25 years off.
Every day, millions of people across West Africa struggle to get access to safe drinking water. In many cases, the greatest obstacle they face is lack of government accountability.
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