Disasters

Etosha fire still raging

4 hours ago | Disasters

ERWIN LEUSCHNER SWAKOPMUND After more than a week, a fire in the Etosha National Park is still raging. The fire has destroyed a large section of veld south of Namutoni, as well as...

More than 2m hectares destroyed by fires

1 week ago - 09 October 2020 | Disasters

WINDHOEK ELLANIE SMITMore than 2.218 million hectares (ha) of land has been destroyed by veld fires since the beginning of this year in...

Few countries prepared for drought

4 weeks ago - 22 September 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKOnly a few countries in the world have fully-fledged drought management policies, while most nations' interventions tend to focus on response.Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta last week delivered these remarks at a virtual United Nations...

Locusts bring hunger, devastation

1 month - 11 September 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKOutbreaks of African migratory locusts are threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of people in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.This was the warning sounded by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of...

Fire management critical for conservancies

1 month - 03 September 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK It is more critical than ever for communal conservancies to keep fires at bay this year, as they depend even more on local natural resources than before. It has...

Fires bring death, destruction

2 months ago - 04 August 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK At least nine people have lost their lives in the 13 house and shack fires that were recorded over the past three weeks....

Cause of Twaloloka fire ‘impossible’ to determine

2 months ago - 29 July 2020 | Disasters

LEANDREA LOUWWALVIS BAYThe Walvis Bay Fire Brigade had their hands full trying to subdue a massive fire in Twaloloka settlement this past Sunday evening, while...

Forest fire management underway

2 months ago - 27 July 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK Every year, forest fires burn about two million hectares of vegetation in fire-prone regions in Namibia, threatening...

Half of Namibians can't afford a healthy diet

3 months ago - 15 July 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe number of hungry people in Namibia has increased by 100 000 in over a decade, according to a United Nations report. However, there...

Family destitute after shack fire

3 months ago - 13 July 2020 | Disasters

Elizabeth Joseph WINDHOEKThirty-year-old Claudine Kambatuku’s entire life changed this on Saturday, 4 July when...

Onandjokwe hospital nearly burns down

3 months ago - 30 June 2020 | Disasters

ILENI NANDJATO ONDANDJOKWE The Onandjokwe State Hospital is investigating the cause of a fire that threatened the hospital last Friday afternoon. Although...

Fires wreak havoc

3 months ago - 25 June 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK Fifteen shacks and two houses were destroyed by a fire this past weekend in Mondesa, Swakopmund....

Disasters

New rules for liquor sales

4 months ago - 02 June 2020 | Disasters

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKAs Namibia moves into stage three of the coronavirus state of emergency today, liquor sales will be permitted, putting an end to a two-month-long...

Oshakati flood victims return home

5 months ago - 18 May 2020 | Disasters

NAMPAOSHAKATIOshakati localities which were under water due to the flooding experienced in and around the town over the past two months have dried up, and...

Covid-19: 60 000 to be...

5 months ago - 29 April 2020 | Disasters

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKHealth minister Kalumbi Shangula believes Namibia is firmly in control of the coronavirus outbreak, with no new cases reported in the last three weeks.Shangula...

Hunger could trigger civil unrest

5 months ago - 29 April 2020 | Disasters

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKWith more than a month of economic lockdown Namibia is facing a looming hunger crisis that could spark civil unrest among those stricken with...

Boss comes to the party...

5 months ago - 29 April 2020 | Disasters

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKWith the threat of widespread retrenchments looming, some businesses are going the extra mile to make sure their employees and their families are cared...

130 000 grant applications rejected

5 months ago - 28 April 2020 | Disasters

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe ministry of finance has so far rejected 133 768 Emergency Income Grant (EIG) applications out of a total 890 980 received.The grant is...

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