By Aldrin Mukendwa The Namibia Red Cross Society handed over 40 resilience houses on Friday, to flood victims living in the flood prone areas of Zambezi region. Through its regional office in Katima Mulilo, NRCS is embarking on a pilot project called Building Resilient African Communities (BRACES) to assist the communities in disaster management with goals to reduce the number of deaths, injuries, and socio-economic impacts caused by disasters in order to build safer and more resilient communities. The beneficiaries of these houses have been selected from the four communities of Imukusi, Lisikili, Mbalasinte and Luhonono who all each received […]
Germany was crowned world champion for the fourth time as Mario Gotze’s extra-time winner beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. The Germany substitute controlled Andre Schurrle’s cross with his chest before volleying in with seven minutes left. Both sides wasted chances in normal time, Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi both dragging wide. Benedikt Howedes hit the Argentine post with a header late in the first half, but Gotze sparked German celebrations.
By Staff Reporter THE Namibia Agronomic Board (NAB) has just completed site visits and evaluations of maize crops nominee’s finalists for the year 2014. The three finalists for 2014 Zambezi Dry land Maize Champion, are Mr Lennox Kulobone of Bwacha in Makanga Area in Linyanti Constituency, Mr Fred Mwabi of Chincimani in Sibbinda Constituency, and Mr Alfred Mutakalilumo of Masokotwani in Sibbinda Constituency. All three farmers were evaluated according to criteria, which includes how they’ve adopted modern farming practice such as introducing fertilisers to their soil, the use of herbicides and pesticides with the ultimate aim of increasing the quality […]
ANTANANARIVO, (IRIN) – As anticipated, the US government has reinstated preferential trade status for Madagascar on its 54th independence day anniversary, providing hope for the country’s embattled economy. [ http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/June/President-Obama-removes-Swaziland-reinstates-Madagascar-for-AGOA-Benefits ] The 2000 African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) offers developing countries duty-free access to some US markets, with the strict proviso that their governments show progress on enhancing democracy and human rights and upholding fair labour practices. “The decision to reinstate Madagascar’s AGOA eligibility recognizes the nation’s return to democratic rule, as well as President [Hery] Rajaonarimampianina’s commitment to promote transparency, combat corruption, and begin rebuilding Madagascar’s economy,” said […]