Disasters

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  • 5 Jun 2019- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) announced plans June 3 to approach power supplier Eskom of South Africa for relief on a payment plan for power imports as drought hits hydro power production capacity in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe
  • 31 May 2019- 07:45 by Local Press Report HARARE The Zimbabwe Mail Zimbabwe’s largest hydroelectric plant, Kariba Dam, will suspend output in 14 weeks if water levels continue to fall at the current rate, the energy minister said on Thursday, paving the way for deeper power cuts in the country. The
  • 3 Apr 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report BULAWAYO New Zimbabwe Matebeleland Zambezi Water Trust (MZWT) chairperson Dumiso Dabengwa has accused former mines minister, Obert Mpofu, of sabotaging the project. He said Mpofu refused to grant the trust a special mining concession to fundraise for the
  • 27 Jul 2017- 11:22 by Local Press Report HWANGE News24 A massive decontamination exercise is under way near Zimbabwe's famous Hwange National Park after a tanker transporting sulphuric acid overturned spilling 30 000 litres of the dangerous chemical on the main road, state radio reports. The
  • 27 Apr 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official has called on the international community to act quickly to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60 million people worldwide affected by droughts, floods and other extreme weather
  • 27 Apr 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The presidents of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique met in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe, on April 25th to discuss ways to address the effects of climate change on the agricultural sector in southern Africa. “Climate change is affecting
  • 19 Apr 2016- 07:02 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald Directors of mining companies that pollute and degrade the environment face up to 20 years imprisonment if proposals by Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa are passed into law. In developments that campaigners say are a victory for the
  • 4 Feb 2016- 09:53 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has slapped Metallon Gold Zimbabwe (Pvt) Limited with a $500 000 lawsuit over unpaid water bills accrued at the company's mine in Shamva. Corporate Risk Policy Reputational Risk Utilities
  • 4 Mar 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi A survey carried out recently by Malawi’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) found that water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in disaster-affected areas of the country are inadequate, raising the risk of water
  • 27 Jan 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The few businesses remaining in Zimbabwe’s former industrial hub of Bulawayo are still dumping effluent into the Umguza River, despite threats from the government to shut them down, Zimbabwean Water Minister Saviour Kasukuwere said last
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe A Zimbabwean Cabinet Committee has ordered thousands of businesses to install waste interceptors and pre-treatment systems immediately to reduce pollution of potable water sources, or face closure. The committee was set up recently to
  • 8 May 2014- 10:03 by Local Press Report BULAWAYO The Herald Bulawayo City Council has written to Government seeking borrowing powers to raise $13.3 million from financial institutions to purify rivers that are spilling raw sewage and hazardous effluent into the Umguza catchment area. The council
  • 10 Apr 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Giving evidence last week before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni revealed that a $144 million USD contract to refurbish the city’s water and
  • 4 Apr 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The European Union will release between $85 million and $100 million USD by July to finance repairs on the Kariba Dam, according to Gilles Hervio, head of the EU delegation in Zambia. Hervio told the Zambia Daily Mail this week that he had
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Zambia and Zimbabwe need about $250 million USD to repair the Kariba Dam, according to Felix Nkulukusa, Zambia’s finance permanent secretary. The two countries jointly own the dam. It is managed by the intergovernmental Zambezi River

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