'This cow cannot stand up' - drought-hit North West farmer

28 minutes ago

In deep rural North West, emerging farmers hit by severe drought have lost hope, saying their starving cattle are too weak to walk to the nearest dam to drink water.

Botswana tackles worst drought in 30 years

2015-07-30 19:06

Botswana has allocated emergency funds in response to the worst drought conditions in 30 years with agricultural land badly hit by the lack of irrigation.

Farmers fight over water as Thailand suffers worst drought in 10 years

2015-07-10 18:59

Farmers in Thailand's rice-growing Suphan Buri province are becoming increasingly desperate for water to irrigate their parched fields as the nation, suffers its worst drought in more than a decade.

Thai farmers ask spirits for rain to end crippling drought

2015-07-08 17:39

Thailand's rainy season officially began in the last week of May, but it rained only once in the Ban Lueam district in north-eastern Nakhon Ratchasima province.

No end in sight to ‘dry spells’ – weather service

2015-07-08 12:34

The drought causing water shortages in at least five provinces will not end soon.

Puerto Rico drought kills 1000s of fish in reservoir

2015-07-04 20:03

Authorities in Puerto Rico say a worsening drought has killed thousands of fish in one reservoir as a result of dwindling water levels.

Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa

2015-05-26 08:54

Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby crops, it is likely to be even harsher.

Nobody will starve, Mugabe assures Zimbabweans

2015-05-18 17:31

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly assured Zimbabweans living in drought-stricken areas that they won’t starve, saying relief food would be available to feed them.

Namibia still waiting for Zuma's promised R100m

2015-02-24 08:30

Namibia is still waiting for R100m drought relief promised by President Jacob Zuma during his state visit in November 2013.

Mali refugees face food crisis

2014-09-11 20:15

Malian refugees returning home to the north are facing a looming food crisis after the drought.


At least 1.5 million face hunger in Zimbabwe – report

2015-08-04 12:46

Zimbabwe is reportedly facing widespread food shortages, with the situation said to be critical in the country’s rural areas.

Pray that it keeps raining, urges KZN government

2015-07-22 13:33

It remains too early to tell whether the deluge in parts of KwaZulu-Natal will provide any respite for the drought-wracked province.

Zim receives 1 800 tons of maize from Zambia – report

2015-07-10 14:26

Zambia has reportedly started exporting grain to Zimbabwe, which is facing serious food shortages following a drought that hit some parts of the country last season.

SA drought: Up-and-coming farmer takes a blow

2015-07-08 12:35

Dust billows from the parched ground as a cow breathes heavily into her grazing field.

The high cost of SA’s worst drought in 23 years

2015-07-08 12:34

The drought devastating parts of South Africa will cause the country’s farmers to lose up to R10 billion this year.

El Niño rising: We need to make sure our taps don’t run dry

2015-05-31 15:00

The drought is upon us and we must take action soon, writes Mike Muller.

SA braces for water shortages as drought bites

2015-05-20 09:35

After the worst drought since 1992 cut dam levels by 12%, South Africa faces water shortages as the four-month dry season approaches.

Worst to come for Zim as nature comes into play

2015-03-20 13:45

With drought on the way and agricultural policy a failure, things can only get worse for the embattled Zimbabwean economy, says Malcom Sharara.

US farmers face worst drought in 1 200 years

2014-12-10 10:06

As parts of the south-western US shrivel in historic drought, farmers are faced with an impossible choice: Today's crops or tomorrow's water supplies.

California drought holds steady amid summer storms

2014-08-15 15:21

Federal meteorologists say that the state's ongoing drought has appeared to level off, though conditions remain "extreme".

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