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Namibia

500 hectares stripped by locust swarm

Agriculture minister Calle Schlettwein yesterday said an estimated N$30 million will be required to contain the African migratory red locust outbreak in the Zambezi region, which has destroyed 500 hectares of grazing land. The presence of the…

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News and Press Release
Source:
New Era
Posted:
25 Sep 2020

Namibia

Zambezi battles locust outbreak

The Zambezi region is experiencing another African migratory red locust outbreak which is extensively destroying grazing areas and crops. In August, another wave of African migratory red locust outbreak was reported in the region and the agriculture…

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News and Press Release
Source:
New Era
Posted:
11 Sep 2020

Namibia

Kabbe villagers cut off by floods

Kabbe South constituency councillor John Likando says due to the heavy floods in the area, many residents have been cut off and are unable to reach town for basic essential services and goods due to the…

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News and Press Release
Source:
New Era
Posted:
05 May 2020

Namibia

Drought emergency boreholes on track

RUNDU – The Kavango East regional council has achieved a 40% achievement on the target of 20 boreholes drilled and installed through the N$11.3 million drought relief emergency funds from the prime minister’s office. The budget was…

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News and Press Release
Source:
New Era
Posted:
30 Mar 2020

Namibia

Over N$850 000 raised towards drought

ALBERTINA NAKALE Corporate Namibia have raised an amount of N$863 479 towards the devastating drought crisis to assist the affected communal conservancies and rural farmers in the Kunene region. This gesture follows an initiative by a non-governmental organisation…

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News and Press Release
Source:
New Era
Posted:
23 Mar 2020

Namibia

Etunda fodder plant nears completion

As a drought mitigation measure, the government is currently installing a hydroponic fodder production system at the Etunda Green Scheme project, which is planned to be completed end of March 2020. Agribusdev managing director Petrus Uugwanga said…

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News and Press Release
Source:
New Era
Posted:
06 Mar 2020

Namibia

Floods displace hundreds in Okalongo

ONGWEDIVA – The Okalongo settlement in Omusati region is one of the flood-hit areas in northern Namibia, forcing the authorities to relocate residents to higher ground. Most nearby villages are only accessible by boats, as roads are…

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News and Press Release
Source:
New Era
Posted:
06 Mar 2020

Namibia

Over 100 schools closed due to floods

Victoria Ashipala and Obrein Simasiku ONGWEDIVA & OMUTHIYA – Classes at over 100 schools in Oshana, Oshikoto, Omusati and Ohangwena regions have been completely or partially suspended due to flooding water streams in the regions. Northern Namibia…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
New Era
Posted:
06 Mar 2020

Namibia

Kabbe schools cut off by floods

Due to early floods experienced in the Zambezi River basin, some schools in Kabbe South have been cut off – leaving many learners stranded. Heavy rains that continue to pour in the Zambezi region have resulted in…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
New Era
Posted:
06 Mar 2020

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