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US donates additional $23m for food aid to Malawi - report

2016-11-01 21:00

US Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer has reportedly announced that the US government has donated an additional $23 million to Malawi for food aid programmes.

Malawi's murder suspects overstay in prison - report

2016-10-01 18:07

The failure by Malawi government to prosecute murder cases timely is resulting in some remanded suspects going mad, a new report reveals.

2016 likely to be hottest year ever

2016-05-19 22:33

On the heels of two record-setting years for global heat, 2016 is likely to set a new high for the planet in modern times.

Heatwave kills fish in Cambodian lake

2016-04-26 18:10

The natural phenomenon El Nino is blamed for low water levels and rising temperatures.

Zim lawmakers accuse minister of looting food aid

2016-04-11 12:33

Two Zanu-PF law makers have hit out at Provincial Minister Shuvai Mahofa, describing her as a "greedy leader", a report says.

Food shortages: Zimbabwe secures $200m loan to import maize

2016-01-22 14:23

Zimbabwe has secured at least $200m from African Export-Import Bank to import much needed grain, as the southern African nation grapples with food shortages, reports say.

Last year was hottest in modern times

2016-01-20 19:04

Last year was the planet's hottest in modern times by the widest margin on record, setting a troubling new milestone as the climate warms.

Record El Nino drives extreme weather

2015-12-28 21:34

Experts say deadly extreme weather on at least five continents is driven in large part by a record-breaking El Nino, but climate change is a likely booster too.

Drought grips South Africa

2015-11-15 17:51

Government warns of 'regional disaster' if decent rain fails to arrive soon.

El Nino threatens millions of children in Africa, says UN

2015-11-11 11:37

At least 11 million children in eastern and southern Africa face hunger, disease, and water shortages as a result of the strongest El Nino weather phenomenon in decades, the Unicef says.

 

Hunger: At least 80 000 Zim children 'at risk of dropping out of school'

2016-10-19 13:05

At least 80 000 school-going children in Zimbabwe are reportedly at risk of losing out on education because of hunger "which has reached alarming levels".

El Nino-hit southern Africa seeks nearly R39bn in drought aid

2016-07-13 06:57

Southern African countries will start an appeal for $2.7bn (R38.87bn) to cope with the effects of the region’s worst drought in more than three decades.

Drought-hit Malawi turns to irrigation

2016-05-11 14:59

After two successive droughts, Malawi is diverting almost half of its budget for state-sponsored fertiliser subsidies to irrigation.

Namibia to secure white maize from South Africa

2016-04-13 12:19

Namibian maize producers have joined their counterparts in South Africa for an annual conference to discuss solutions to the ongoing maize shortage.

SADC declares drought a regional disaster

2016-03-18 12:09

SADC has declared this year's drought a regional disaster, calling on donors to assist affected countries with food aid for the approximately 30 million people currently facing hunger, a report says.

Opposition slams Lungu's plan to import maize from South America

2016-01-22 13:40

Zambia's opposition parties have slammed President Edgar Lungu's plans for the country to import maize from South America.

El Nino: Over 30m affected in southern Africa

2016-01-04 14:24

More than 30 million people are reportedly said to be affected by El Nino in southern Africa, with maize output having dropped by 30% in South Africa alone, according to a report.

El Nino worst in over 15 years

2015-11-16 17:56

The 'El Nino' phenomenon, which sparks global climate extremes, is this year the worst in more than 15 years.

East Africa hunger to worsen as El Nino strikes - UN

2015-11-12 12:35

The number of people going hungry in eastern Africa is rising dramatically, especially in drought-hit Ethiopia, the United Nations says amid conflict as well as floods and failed rains due to El Nino.

Beverly Hills fined for not conserving enough water

2015-10-31 16:28

Officials say Beverly Hills is among four California cities whose water utilities have been fined for not forcing residents to conserve enough water during California's drought.

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