Climate change leaves Zambia’s capital dry

The erratic water supply in Lusaka Province where the nation’s capital is located is a result of climate change effects, says Zambian Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Minister Lloyd Kaziya. The minister said water resource in the province had declined by over the years, posing challenges for the water utility…

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Flooding of Itezhi-Tezhi dam halts red locust fight

The International Red Locust Control for Central and Southern Africa (IRLCo-CSA) has suspended operations to curb the spread of red locusts in the Kafue plains, Central province. IRLCo-CSA director Moses Okhaba says the opening of the Itezhi-Tezhi dam spillway gates caused flooding and the risk that further spraying will contaminate…

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Floods damage crops in Southern Province as rain continue pounding

Floods hit Kazungula district in Southern Province, damaging crops and bridges as heavy rain continue to wreak havoc. In the Nyawa chiefdom more than 50 000 people, mostly farmers, were cut off from the rest of the district after the bridge connecting them to the main town was damaged. “We…

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Aquaculture programme in North Western Province scuppered by heavy rain

An entire stock of fish fingerlings, valued at more than K90 000 were washed away by heavy rain in North Western Province. The development ground to a halt a major fish farming initiative by government, meant to empower local people and accelerate agriculture diversification. “As we speak, we don’t have…

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