Disasters

Northern regions without water

2 weeks ago - 05 May 2017 | Disasters

A serious water shortage is being experienced in the Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto regions after the seasonal efundja flood caused extensive damage to NamWater's infrastructure, resulting in water from the Calueque Dam not reaching...

No will in Amarika water crisis

2 weeks ago - 05 May 2017 | Disasters

The water woes of the Amarika community appear to be eternal. Despite a visit by the deputy minister in the Office of the Vice-President responsible for marginalised people, Royal /Ui/o/oo, and intervention from Prime...

New plan for marine oil spills

3 weeks ago - 27 April 2017 | Disasters

Cabinet has approved the new Draft National Marine Pollution Contingency Plan that will replace Namibia's first National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) which has become inadequate to effectively manage the fast evolving risk profile driven...

Water is Namibia's Achilles heel

1 month - 27 March 2017 | Disasters

Water security in Namibia is not only being threatened by increased demand for water, which in some areas has outstripped supply, but it is further threatened by climate change and water used inefficiently. The agriculture...

No planning for efundja - DTA

2 months ago - 23 March 2017 | Disasters

DTA president McHenry Venaani says he is appalled by the government's handling of the seasonal efundja flood in the north. He says despite ample forewarning no planning was done for this potentially catastrophic situation....

100 days of water for Cape Town

2 months ago - 20 March 2017 | Disasters

The crown jewel of South Africa's tourism industry, Cape Town has 100 days before it runs out of water.After two years of the least rainfall...

Govt liable for Fukishima

2 months ago - 20 March 2017 | Disasters

A court in Japan on Friday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government are liable for negligence in a case involving compensation for...

Ministry mum on aquifer

2 months ago - 16 March 2017 | Disasters

ILENI NANDJATO Despite the fact that the Ohangwena Region has a massive aquifer estimated to hold around 20 billion cubic...

Windhoek water restrictions still in place

2 months ago - 14 March 2017 | Disasters

Despite the recent good rains and rising dam levels, Windhoek's water restrictions are still in place, because long-term water supply remains a critical concern.City of...

Dump landslide kills 46

2 months ago - 14 March 2017 | Disasters

At least 46 people died and dozens more were hurt in a giant landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump outside Addis Ababa, a tragedy squatters...

Mother clings to tree for 6 hours

2 months ago - 14 March 2017 | Disasters

A Zimbabwean woman, Nyaradzo Makholiso, 38, miraculously survived cyclone induced floods by “hanging precariously on a tree branch for six hours”, with her two-month-old baby...

Efundja arrives in Oshakati

2 months ago - 13 March 2017 | Disasters

Nothern hydrologist Leonard Hango confirmed to Namibian Sun yesterday that the seasonal floodwaters, known as efundja, crossed the Namibian-Angola border on Friday evening. Hango said...

Disasters

Oonakuyelulwa kefundja mOshakati ya tembudhwa

2 months ago - 09 March 2017 | Disasters

Konyala aakalimo mOmalukanda gomOshakati ya thika po-250 oya tembudhwa okuza pomahala gawo sho yayelulwa efundja no yali ye ga tungu shaaheli paveta. Omagumbo ga thika...

Oshakati flood victims relocated

2 months ago - 08 March 2017 | Disasters

The Oshakati town council has relocated about 250 people displaced by recent heavy rains in the north. The 51 families were moved from several informal...

Oshakati stunned by floods

2 months ago - 03 March 2017 | Disasters

With the rainy season still in the early stages the flood-prone town of Oshakati is yet again busy with the relocation of people to higher...

Congo fever under control

2 months ago - 27 February 2017 | Disasters

The health ministry is appealing to farmworkers and people working closely with animals to urgently report tick bites at their nearest health centre. This follows...

Dineo storms onto bucket list

2 months ago - 24 February 2017 | Disasters

When you plan a sunny Mozambican holiday in February, the last thing you expect is to be caught up in a cyclone. (Well, maybe we...

Support for shack fire victims

3 months ago - 15 February 2017 | Disasters

The Namibian National Insurance Corporation (NamibRe) handed over a donation of N$50 000 for victims of shack fires to the Walvis Bay Mayoral Fund last...

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