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Namibia

500 hectares stripped by locust swarm

Agriculture minister Calle Schlettwein yesterday said an estimated N$30 million will be required to contain the African migratory red locust outbreak in the Zambezi region, which has destroyed 500...

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Zambezi battles locust outbreak

The Zambezi region is experiencing another African migratory red locust outbreak which is extensively destroying grazing areas and crops. In August, another wave of African migratory red locust...

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Namibia

Kabbe villagers cut off by floods

Kabbe South constituency councillor John Likando says due to the heavy floods in the area, many residents have been cut off and are unable to reach town for basic essential services and goods due to...

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Drought emergency boreholes on track

RUNDU – The Kavango East regional council has achieved a 40% achievement on the target of 20 boreholes drilled and installed through the N$11.3 million drought relief emergency funds from the prime...

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Over N$850 000 raised towards drought

ALBERTINA NAKALE Corporate Namibia have raised an amount of N$863 479 towards the devastating drought crisis to assist the affected communal conservancies and rural farmers in the Kunene region. This...

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Namibia

Etunda fodder plant nears completion

As a drought mitigation measure, the government is currently installing a hydroponic fodder production system at the Etunda Green Scheme project, which is planned to be completed end of March 2020...

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Namibia

Floods displace hundreds in Okalongo

ONGWEDIVA – The Okalongo settlement in Omusati region is one of the flood-hit areas in northern Namibia, forcing the authorities to relocate residents to higher ground. Most nearby villages are only...

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Namibia

Over 100 schools closed due to floods

Victoria Ashipala and Obrein Simasiku ONGWEDIVA & OMUTHIYA – Classes at over 100 schools in Oshana, Oshikoto, Omusati and Ohangwena regions have been completely or partially suspended due to flooding...

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Kabbe schools cut off by floods

Due to early floods experienced in the Zambezi River basin, some schools in Kabbe South have been cut off – leaving many learners stranded. Heavy rains that continue to pour in the Zambezi region...

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Drought far from over, despite good rains

ONGWEDIVA – Although the northern regions have received good rains recently, the governor of Oshana region Elia Irimari said drought particularly food shortage is expected to prevail until the...

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US ramps up food aid… drought emergency extended to 6 March

NUUSITA ASHIPALA ONDANGWA – The US embassy yesterday extended its food assistance programme to six more regions that will see over 46 000 drought-stricken Namibians benefiting in the coming months. ...

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Drought stalks Aminuis farmers

By Albertina Nakale Despite the fact that most parts of Namibia have received goods rains and promising grazing, Aminuis constituency in the Omaheke region continues to feel the pinch of persistent...

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Kabbe farmers lose crops to floods

ALBERTINA NAKALE WINDHOEK - An assessment undertaken in the Zambezi region’s Kabbe South flood-prone areas revealed that 41 farmers are affected as they had their fields flooded in various villages...

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Recurrent drought needs a regional panacea

The effects of climate change are apparent if the consequences of successive debilitating droughts in the entire southern Africa and beyond in recent years are anything to go by. This vicious...

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Namibia

Govt warns against threat of fall armyworm

RUNDU - The ministry of agriculture has issued a public notice to farmers and general public about the fall armyworm outbreak that has hit the Zambezi Region. The ministry also cautioned against the...

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Namibia

Drought relief fodder left to rot

OMUTHIYA - Drought relief fodder stored at the Oshikoto regional council has been spoiled by the recent good rains, as some registered farmers seemingly abandoned the programme. The situation is...

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Torrential rain leaves parts of Zambezi flooded

WINDHOEK - With heavy rains being experienced countrywide and into neighbouring countries, the Zambezi governor Lawrence Sampofu confirmed that some parts of the region, especially in the Kabbe South...

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Flood warning issued for parts of SADC

Albertina Nakale WINDHOEK - The SADC secretariat has cautioned some of the member states, Namibia included, of the heavy rainfall forecast for this week, which is likely to result in localised...

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