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Bots gets $145m for drought mitigation
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Bots gets $145m for drought mitigation

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE - Botswana has secured a US$145.5 million loan from the World Bank for the Emergency Water Security and Efficiency Project to address the…

Drought: SADC needs new ways
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Drought: SADC needs new ways

Staff Reporter - Nov 28, 2016

THE Southern African Economic Community (SADC) region is facing its worst drought in 35 years. Nearly 40 million of its 277 million inhabitants are said to be…

Drought, weak economy hit SA food producers
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Drought, weak economy hit SA food producers

Staff Reporter - Nov 25, 2016

> Nqobile Dludla JOHANNESBURG-AFRICA’S Pioneer Food, Astral Foods and Rhodes Food expect the severe drought and weak economic growth to weigh on their businesses in the 2017…

Namibia issues drought aid appeal
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Namibia issues drought aid appeal

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta WINDHOEK-NAMIBIA has made an international appeal to deal with persistant drought that has left over 730,000 people in need of food aid. Prime Minister Saara…

How SADC is faring on drought response
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How SADC is faring on drought response

Staff Reporter - Sep 30, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone- A Southern African Development Community (SADC) report on the update of the region’s ongoing response to El Nino-induced drought shows that member states are…

Small steps can arrest climate change
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Small steps can arrest climate change

Staff Reporter - Sep 02, 2016

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas THE visible impacts of climate change in Africa — deforestation, flooding, drought, soil erosion, coastal storms and changing weather patterns — are striking, but so…

Drought, poverty dominate SADC summit
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Drought, poverty dominate SADC summit

Staff Reporter - Aug 29, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe MBABANE - AS THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) prepares for the opening of the 36th Ordinary Summit of the SADC Heads of State and…

SA’s new black farmers wilt in drought
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SA’s new black farmers wilt in drought

Staff Reporter - Aug 08, 2016

By Desmond Latham CAPE TOWN – Almost half a decade of drought across most of South Africa has led to small towns in crisis and food imports for…

Extreme measures needed . . . As Namibia’s battle with drought comes to its cities
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Extreme measures needed . . . As Namibia’s battle with drought comes to its cities

Staff Reporter - Jul 15, 2016

By  John Grobler Windhoek – Two weeks ago, the President of Namibia officially declared the country to be in a state of emergency. The country is facing its…

How El Nino-induced drought devastated southern Africa
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How El Nino-induced drought devastated southern Africa

Staff Reporter - Jun 29, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - The SADC Secretariat recently released a detailed report on how the El Nino-induced drought has devastated livelihoods and the quality of lives across…

Prioritise maternal nutrition in times of drought
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Prioritise maternal nutrition in times of drought

Staff Reporter - Jun 14, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta The southern African region is currently battling a severe drought and, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), an estimated 14 million people are…

Drought slows growth in GM crop hectarage in Africa
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Drought slows growth in GM crop hectarage in Africa

Staff Reporter - Apr 25, 2016

By Southern Times Writer Windhoek - The areas dedicated to growing genetically-modified crops in Africa declined marginally last year owing largely to a devastating El Nino-induced drought that…

SADC countries to benefit from AfDB $549m drought response package
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SADC countries to benefit from AfDB $549m drought response package

Staff Reporter - Apr 12, 2016

By Sifelani Tsiko and Rumbidzayi Zinyuke SADC countries are set to benefit from a half a billion dollar African Development Bank (AfDB) relief package to 14 Southern and…

Namibian farmers demand overhaul of national drought policy
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Namibian farmers demand overhaul of national drought policy

Staff Reporter - Mar 01, 2016

> Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Namibian farmers have reiterated calls for the review and change to the Namibian National Drought Policy saying that it’s non-operational and it…

Zambia not quite food secure
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Zambia not quite food secure

Staff Reporter - Feb 17, 2016

> Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka - Experts are predicting that the cost of buying maize in Zambia and the region could swell beyond $270 per ton, more than…

El Nino drought takes toll in Southern Africa
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El Nino drought takes toll in Southern Africa

Staff Reporter - Feb 09, 2016

> Andreas Thomas Windhoek - Southern Africa is currently under the grips of what is predicted to be the most severe drought in the history of the…

Mulching, minimum tillage can save Buhera farmers
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Mulching, minimum tillage can save Buhera farmers

Staff Reporter - Feb 02, 2016

> Lazarus Sauti Harare - Farmers in Buhera North, a constituency with a population of more than 47 000 people, are facing serious drought challenges as the…

Government disburses US$130 million to counter drought
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Government disburses US$130 million to counter drought

Staff Reporter - Jan 21, 2016

> Gerard Molupe Maseru - The Lesotho Government has announced that it has set aside US$130 million to address the current drought that has rocked the Mountain…

SADC braces for worst drought ever
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SADC braces for worst drought ever

Staff Reporter - Jan 20, 2016

>  Mpho Tebele Gaborone- The Southern African region is bracing for a humanitarian crisis as the worst ever drought induced by weather phenomenon El Niño, recorded in…

COP21: Namibia on frontline of drought battle
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COP21: Namibia on frontline of drought battle

Staff Reporter - Dec 18, 2015

> David Shukman On a farm so parched that it looks like a desert, Monica Amaraki reaches for an old brass tap only to find that no…