Disasters

Katima inferno forensic probe still unfinished

5 days 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 has yet to be completed, the police say.This was confirmed...

Locusts cause havoc in Kavango

1 month - 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 he lost 150 kg of grain to the insects.“I was...

Kunene still in the grip of drought

1 month - 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 flow is critically low; a hydrological drought is forecast for...

Flood traps disabled pensioner in house

1 month - 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 her homestead flooded.As her wheelchair can’t make it out, Valeria...

Homesteads at Sikondo submerged in rainwater

2 months ago - 02 February 2021 | Disasters

NAMPA RUNDUClose to 80% of the 100 homesteads at Sikondo village in the Kavango West Region are underwater due to heavy rains received in the area. Kapako constituency councillor, Johannes Karondo,...

City receives 42 flooding reports

2 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

2 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 months

2 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 for more...

3 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 river

4 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 60 000

5 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...

Without change, more pandemics loom

5 months ago - 05 November 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe risk of pandemics can be significantly lowered by reducing human activities that drive the loss of biodiversity. Future pandemics will emerge more often,...

Disasters

Etosha fire under control, no...

5 months ago - 26 October 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The fire that destroyed 2 545 km² of veld in the Etosha National Park has been brought under control...

Etosha fire still raging

5 months ago - 20 October 2020 | Disasters

ERWIN LEUSCHNER SWAKOPMUND After more than a week, a fire in the Etosha National Park is still raging. The fire has destroyed a...

More than 2m hectares destroyed...

6 months ago - 09 October 2020 | Disasters

WINDHOEK ELLANIE SMITMore than 2.218 million hectares (ha) of land has been destroyed...

Few countries prepared for drought

6 months 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...

Locusts bring hunger, devastation

7 months ago - 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...

Fire management critical for conservancies

7 months ago - 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...

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