Disasters

Water is Namibia's Achilles heel

2 days ago - 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

6 days 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

1 week 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 on record, the average level of the six main dams...

Govt liable for Fukishima

1 week 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 the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the first time the judiciary has...

Ministry mum on aquifer

1 week 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 metres of fresh water, inhabitants of the Omundaungilo, Oshikunde, Okongo...

Windhoek water restrictions still in place

2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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...

Efundja is coming

2 weeks ago - 10 March 2017 | Disasters

Devastating floods could swamp parts of northern Namibia this weekend, the hydrological service has warned.Several parts of the country, especially in the north, continued to...

Oonakuyelulwa kefundja mOshakati ya tembudhwa

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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...

Disasters

Congo fever under control

1 month - 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

1 month - 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

1 month - 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...

Kunene farmers desperate

1 month - 01 February 2017 | Disasters

Emotions are running high among Kunene farmers after losing hundreds of heads of livestock to the prolonged drought. Relief has been fickle, with the first...

Last warning for illegal car...

2 months ago - 19 January 2017 | Disasters

JANA-MARI SMITH A police sweep targeting illegal car-wash operations in public spaces will start in Windhoek next Tuesday.The City of...

New boreholes at Uis not...

2 months ago - 19 January 2017 | Disasters

While thousands of litres of water are being transported by road to Uis daily, boreholes that were drilled last year remain unused. NamWater spokesperson...

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