Heavy rainfall causes damages in Botswana

Botswana weather chartHeavy rainfall causes severe damage to roads and bridges in the Northern parts of Botswana. The rain is not going to stop shortly in Botswana and the surrounding countries. People are warned to bring them selves in safety. 

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2012 floods Okavango Delta heavy and early

Every year the Okavango Delta in Botswana floods. But the year 2012 will enter the books as an extraordinary one: the flooding this year comes almost two months earlier than normal with an amount of water the Delta alone does not process. The result: dry rivers in the area have started flowing again…

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Climate research centre for southern Africa

Five countries in southern Africa have joined forces to launch a research centre that will work on combating climate change in the region. South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia signed a declaration on Wednesday to base the initiative in the Namibian capital Windhoek.

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Small steps wind farming South Africa

Small Darling Wind Farm, the first in South Africa, shows that wind energy is feasible. It reflects the collaborative efforts of international donors, government agencies and the private sector.

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Water storage essential for Africa’s future

The average annual rainfall across the continent is around 800mm a year. Conditions vary from country to country – and within countries. But it is not necessarily the amount of rainfall a country receives that is of most importance. What is essential for a country’s growth and prosperity is that it has a predictable water supply.

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Zuid-Afrika: Zware regen en overstromingen mogelijk

Southern Africa should brace for more heavy rains and possible flooding until the end of the 2011/12 season as weather experts warn of more approaching tropical cyclones that could pummel the eastern part of the region between February and April. Despite a late start to the season, most of southern Africa has received heavy rains since late December 2011, resulting in flooding in several countries.

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