Disasters

Another 143 000 hectares destroyed by fire

1 week ago - 06 October 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKIn the past two weeks Namibia recorded 27 veld fires, burning 59 farms and destroying 143 000 hectares of land.That is on top of the 2.5 million hectares of grazing destroyed by veld fires...

Manager, son arrested as flames devour Walvis business

2 months ago - 20 July 2021 | Disasters

LEANDREA LOUW WALVIS BAY The Walvis Bay branch of MagicDiscounters, a wholesaler and distributor, was destroyed by a fire yesterday morning.It is estimated that the damage could amount to more than...

Coastal fires destroy 33 shacks, kill man

2 months ago - 19 July 2021 | Disasters

ADOLF KAURE SWAKOPMUND Thirty-six shacks were completely destroyed during two separate fires at the coast over the weekend, claiming one life while leaving numerous...

Millions for drought control and water management

4 months ago - 14 June 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibia has received more than N$8 million in seed funding for a groundwater management and drought management project in the Omusati and Kunene regions.The 50 000-euro (N$830 000) contribution was made towards the project...

More funding needed to fight locusts

4 months ago - 27 May 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKMore funding is required to ensure that agricultural livelihoods are safeguarded by ensuring that the outbreak of locusts in Namibia is brought under control before the next planting season.An estimated 300 subsistence farmers have...

Food insecurity at five-year high

4 months ago - 18 May 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK This is according to the recently-released 2021 Global Report on Food Crises - recently released by an international alliance of the United Nations...

Epupa constituency still in dire drought situation

4 months ago - 18 May 2021 | Disasters

NAMPAKHORIXASAn assessment of the drought in the Kunene Region has found that the recent rainfall received there has not made a major impact on the...

Kunene area a concern for meteorological services

5 months ago - 27 April 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Kunene Region is highlighted as an area of high concern by the Namibia Meteorological Services, with the region's strong rainfall deficits and sparse...

Katima inferno forensic probe still unfinished

6 months ago - 08 April 2021 | Disasters

Kenya Kambowe RUNDUA forensic investigation into what might have caused a fire that engulfed a multimillion-dollar shopping complex in Katima Mulilo...

Locusts cause havoc in Kavango

7 months ago - 12 March 2021 | Disasters

KENYA KAMBOWEMASHAREMatheus Kasiki, a farmer at Mashare village in Kavango East, says a swarm of locusts destroyed his entire mahangu field last weekend.Kasiki estimates that...

Kunene still in the grip of drought

7 months ago - 10 March 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe hydrological service in the agriculture ministry has warned that contingency planning must be done to help users of the Kunene River.“The Kunene River...

Flood traps disabled pensioner in house

7 months ago - 02 March 2021 | Disasters

Kenya Kambowe SIKONDOAn 83-year-old pensioner living with a disability in Kavango West Region’s Kapako constituency is unable to leave her house after...

Disasters

City receives 42 flooding reports

8 months ago - 18 January 2021 | Disasters

NAMPA WINDHOEK The City of Windhoek has attended to 42 notifications of flooding from various areas of the capital between 30 December...

Regions warned about floods

9 months ago - 15 January 2021 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKContingency planning for flood mitigation and recovery must be activated in the...

/Ai-/Ais resort closed for three...

9 months ago - 13 January 2021 | Disasters

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKNamibia Wildlife Resorts' (NWR) /Ai-/Ais Hot Springs and Spa has been closed due to extensive rain damage. According to NWR spokesperson Mufaro Nesongano, heavy...

Opuwo Rural councillor appeals ...

9 months ago - 11 January 2021 | Disasters

NAMPAWINDHOEKOpuwo Rural constituency councillor Uaurikua Kakuva has urged the government to help farmers in his constituency, who he said have lost more than 80% of...

Two people swept away by...

10 months ago - 18 November 2020 | Disasters

NAMPA Police in the Kunene Region have confirmed the disappearance of two people who were trapped in a car that was swept...

Climate change project to benefit...

11 months ago - 10 November 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has launched a climate change resilience project that will directly benefit 60 000 people in Namibia. Shifeta launched...

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