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Zambia’s Load Shedding Extended To 12-Hours Owing To Water Shortage

The new measures, effective immediately, will see households endure 12 hours of daily power cuts staggered in six-hour blocks. Staff Reporter LUSAKA, Zambia – The Zambian government has announced a significant increase in load shedding, citing critically low water levels at the Kariba Dam and Kafue Gorge Hydroelectric Station. The new measures, effective immediately, will […]

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Fishing Decline in Southern Africa Due to El Nino-Induced Drought

– Fishing communities devastated by El Nino-induced drought are facing unprecedented challenges as the fish in the river are gone, fisher lamented. Source: Changa Safari Camp from the 2021 Tiger Fishing in Lake Kariba John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Fishing communities in Southern Africa are reeling from the devastating impacts of the El Nino-induced drought,

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Zambia Declares The Prolonged Dry-spell A National Disaster, And Emergency.

Harare, Zimbabwe – Zambia has declared the drought the country is currently going through a national disaster, with President Hakainde Hichilema saying the lack of rains has devastated the agricultural sector, affecting more than one million families. The following is what the Zambian President said: Fellow citizens, Today, with a heavy heart, we address you

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USAID food donation to cushion hungry Zimbabweans as the effects of El Nino begin to bite.

– This year’s lean season coincides with the El Nino weather phenomenon, where Zimbabwe is facing erratic rainfall and high temperatures, meaning we could see low production and further increase food insecurity, a WFP official said. John Cassim WFP Country Director, Francesca Erdelmann standing next to the USAID Mission Director Janean Davisduring the handover ceremony

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Concerns raised as Lake Kariba’s water level continues to go down due to El Nino.

– The Zambezi River Authority has reduced the allocation of water for Zambia and Zimbabwe to 16 billion cubic meters for electricity generation John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – The Zambezi River Authority has announced that due to El Niño, the water level is decreasing in Lake Kariba, and will result in water allocation for electricity

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Traditional grain seed production to help Zimbabwe beat climate change shocks

-Cabinet has put in place robust measures encompassing irrigation and agricultural climate-proofing to maintain increased production. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe (CZ) – The Zimbabwean government has announced that the availability of traditional grain seed will be increased through packaging by ARDA and GMB, in the 2023/2024 season. This is in line with the agricultural climate-proofing

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Zimbabwe to brace for climate change induced power shortages

-there is likely to be a delayed start to the rainfall season for the whole of Southern Africa due to the presence of El Nino, FEWSNET warned. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe (CZ) – The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has reduced water allocation for hydroelectricity generation this year for Zambia and Zimbabwe, amid growing concerns of

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July 4, 2023, was the hottest day on Earth, experts have revealed.

-According to specialists, the extreme heat had an impact on African nations in the Northern Hemisphere including Mali and Egypt. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe (CZ)—According to data from the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Tuesday, July 4, 2023, was the hottest day on Earth since at least 1979, with a global average surface temperature

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