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06 Jul 2006 description
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By Anna Ingwafa

05 Jul 2006 description
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By Wezi Tjaronda

WINDHOEK

This year's food security situation looks better due to an improved harvest, although the country will still have to import food to cover for the shortfall.

With an expected total harvest of 109 500 tonnes, the harvest is projected to improve by 10 percent compared to the last season, when 94 400 tonnes were harvested.

The latest Food Security Bulletin produced by the Early Warning and Food Information Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry says due to the substantial rainfall experienced during the past crop season, crop …

04 Jul 2006 description
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By Anna Ingwafa

28 Jun 2006 description
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By Surihe Gaomas

WINDHOEK

Although the first round of the National Polio Vaccination Campaign was a resounding success at over 100 percent, 19 more people have been diagnosed with Acute Flaccid Paralysis and the outbreak has spread to one more region.

Over the past two days, polio cases have risen from 128 to 147.

22 Jun 2006 description
report New Era

By Petronella Sibeene

20 Jun 2006 description
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By Wezi Tjaronda

26 May 2006 description
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By Petronella Sibeene

WINDHOEK - L=FCderitz is finally relocating families who were affected by the Easter floods at the town.

About 11 families had their houses flooded.

The mayor of L=FCderitz, Emilia Amupewa, yesterday confirmed that of the eleven affected families, three were yesterday relocated to "new homes".

"One family is being accommodated in a house given by the fishing factory Novanam and the other two are in town council houses," confirmed the town mayor.

Some families were reported to have had sleepless nights as they spent the night pumping …

25 Apr 2006 description
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By Wezi Tjaronda

WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare and the United Nations World Food Programme yesterday signed a letter of understanding signalling the start of a two-year food assistance programme that will benefit orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in the most affected regions of the country.

In three regions, namely Omusati, Oshana and Oshi-koto, which are part of the six regions in which the 111 000 OVC will receive the food assistance, one in every 10 children relies on one parent.

The government made this second appeal for food assistance to …

22 Mar 2006 description
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By Wezi Tjaronda

WINDHOEK

The Namibia insurance industry will have to pay in excess of N$80 million for the damage that floodwaters caused in the Mariental district almost three weeks ago. And following this, the industry says it is expected that re-insurers will increase insurance industry premiums to deal with the losses experienced.

At the moment, though, a spokesperson of the Namibia Insurance Association, Brigitte Tiam, says nothing has been finalized yet.

The amount is almost two and a half times than estimated by the insurance industry.