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Sustainable Development

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HAN records positive tourism developments in April

    The Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) recorded a total national average occupancy of over 58 per cent for the month of April, about seven per cent higher than last year and four per cent higher than the average occupancy for April 2019. Its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gitta Paetzold on Tuesday in a media statement said latest statistics revealed, show a positive and encouraging development for both leisure […]

todayMay 21, 2024 2


Climate change could cost Africa billions by 2030

Africa currently loses between $7 billion and $15 billion a year because of climate change. If that trend continues, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina tells the Zero podcast, that number could reach $50 billion by 2030. That’s why Adesina is focusing the bank’s efforts on financing climate adaptation, which he describes as the “forgotten cousin” of climate mitigation.

todayMay 2, 2024 12


Calle Schlettwein chairs Zambezi Water Commission

The Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform Calle Schlettwein has assumed the Chairmanship of the Zambezi Watercourse Commission, in Mozambique. He took over from Carlos Alberto Fortes Mesquita, the Minister of Public Works, Housing, and Water Resources of Mozambique during the 11th Zambezi Watercourse Commission Council of Ministers Meeting. Namibia will host the next Council of Ministers.

todayApril 29, 2024 19


African leaders in Djibouti for World Bank summit

Several African leaders are gathering in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, for the World Bank's International Development Association summit. The two-day summit, according to the BBC, aims to address development challenges on the continent and work towards creating prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable economies. The IDA is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s 75 poorest countries, 39 of which are in Africa.

todayApril 29, 2024 3


How to end hunger in sub-Saharan Africa: fight inequality, gender imbalances and climate change

    By Helen Onyeaka, University of Birmingham   A greater part of Africa’s population can’t afford a healthy diet than any other regional population. Food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa is caused by climate change, high levels of poverty, rapid population growth, low economic growth, inadequate infrastructure and conflicts. Women are the backbone of agricultural labour in the region. The problems of limited access to land, water and technology faced […]

todayApril 18, 2024 13


El Niño drought leaves Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba only 13% full: a disaster for people and wildlife

    By Joshua Matanzima, The University of Queensland   Water levels at Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe have dropped dramatically because of the latest El Niño drought. The country’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has declared a national disaster. Historian and social scientist Joshua Matanzima grew up at Lake Kariba and has spent the past 10 years researching socioeconomic life there. He discusses the impact of the latest drought on the people of […]

todayApril 15, 2024 11


Omuthiya Mayor plans concrete reservoir for the town

The Omuthiya Town Council has put up two water reservoirs due to the low water distribution pressure experienced in the town and to mitigate water scarcity in the region. OTC Mayor Johannes Ndeutepo in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday said they will be looking to build other sources of water. Ndeutepo the town council is planning to construct a concrete reservoir that would cater to the whole town in […]

todayApril 2, 2024 7

Business / Economics

Ohlthaver & List Group begins N$350m solar project in Germany

The Ohlthaver and List Group has started construction of a Philippsee floating photovoltaic power plant in Bad Schönborn, Germany. With an investment value of approximately N$350 million, the solar park will consist of over 27,000 PV panels and cover more than eight hectares of water surface area. Here is the Executive Chairperson of the Ohlthaver & List Group, Sven Thieme.

todayMarch 27, 2024 52


Ghana’s decades-old ambition to build an integrated aluminium industry faces a new hurdle: the clean energy transition

    By Theophilus Acheampong, University of Aberdeen and Matthew Tyce, King's College London   It has been more than 60 years since Ghana’s first post-independence leader Kwame Nkrumah first mooted the idea that Ghana should produce aluminium from the country’s ample supply of bauxite. Under the Volta River Project, Nkrumah’s vision was to construct a dam on Ghana’s Volta River to provide dedicated electricity to a newly built smelter. […]

todayMarch 26, 2024 3