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Agric experts push for strengthening of SADC grain reserves
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Agric experts push for strengthening of SADC grain reserves

Staff Reporter - Jun 19, 2017

Sifelani Tsiko The 2015 – 2016 El Nino-induced drought that plunged the entire SADC region into a food security crisis won’t be the last to hit agriculture.…

Africa feeling the heat of climate change
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Africa feeling the heat of climate change

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Dan Shepard Researchers are still trying to learn why the population of African penguins has dropped precipitously over the last 15 years—some estimates say by 90%—but…

SADC must urgently respond to destruction caused cyclones, floods
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SADC must urgently respond to destruction caused cyclones, floods

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

THE SADC region is poised for a good harvest this year following the good rains received across the region thus far, thanks to the La Nina weather…

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…

Sadc – from El Nino to La Nina?
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Sadc – from El Nino to La Nina?

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Freedom Mupanedemo Harare - While SADC last year raised an SOS for billions of dollars to help citizens affected by an El Nino-induced drought that had…

Climate change to blame for mysterious fungi, fall armyworm outbreak
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Climate change to blame for mysterious fungi, fall armyworm outbreak

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti FARMERS IN Southern Africa, still smarting from an El Nino-induced drought, are battling a new calamity, this time in the form of the fall…

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…

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…

SADC still leading Africa: UN chief
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SADC still leading Africa: UN chief

Staff Reporter - Sep 05, 2016

By Tileni Mongudhi MBABANE - THE Southern African region continues to grow economically and is still the preferred investment destination for those looking at investing in Africa. Carlos…

Think-tank predicts low regional economic growth
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Think-tank predicts low regional economic growth

Staff Reporter - Jul 01, 2016

bY Lovemore Ranga Mataire Africa Growth Initiative, an international economic think-tank based in United States, has projected a decline in economic prospects for Africa in 2016 due to…

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…

Hunger grips southern Africa
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Hunger grips southern Africa

Staff Reporter - Jun 29, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - An El Nino-induced drought in the southern Africa has left millions of people in urgent need of food assistance, the regional bloc’s Secretariat…

Water crisis looming in South Africa
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Water crisis looming in South Africa

Staff Reporter - Jun 19, 2016

CAPE TOWN- A water crisis is looming in South Africa as dam levels continue to decline, authorities warned last Tuesday. Due to a sharp reduction in rainfall…

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…

El Niño weather – a result of climate change or variability?
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El Niño weather – a result of climate change or variability?

Staff Reporter - Jun 10, 2016

Extreme weather conditions associated with the El Niño effect have affected the food security situation in southern Africa. According to the SADC Early Warning and Vulnerability Assessment…

SADC needs to strengthen weather forecasting
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SADC needs to strengthen weather forecasting

Staff Reporter - Apr 20, 2016

By Sifelani Tsiko Southern African countries have been urged to invest more in new climate technology and skills development to enable the region to predict and forecast weather…

SADC tackles El Nino head-on
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SADC tackles El Nino head-on

Staff Reporter - Mar 04, 2016

Mpho Tebele Gaborone. — Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states have agreed to provide preliminary data on the number of people affected by the drought as…

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…

THINK  AGAIN: Unstable climates make for unstable politics
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THINK AGAIN: Unstable climates make for unstable politics

Staff Reporter - Jan 20, 2016

> Simon Allison El Niño has hit Africa particularly hard this year. The unpredictable weather cycle has been more intense than past iterations, and is being blamed…