In Eastern Cape Province, water resources are under threat from inappropriate land use and invasive alien plants. One of the most densely populated and poverty-stricken regions in sub-Saharan Africa, it is also home to the Upper Umzimvubu River Catchment, which provides water for many of the 1 million people in the area. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, a partnership of seven donors including the EU, is funding Conservation South Africa and Environmental and Rural Solutions to work with communities and local and national government to improve the catchment and human well-being.
The Long-Term Observers (LTOs) of the European Union Election Observation Mission to Zambia (EU EOM) arrived in Lusaka on Monday. After a short training in the capital, the observer teams will deploy to every corner of Zambia.