'Catastrophic' drought hits Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is facing its worst drought in 500 years, experts said on Wednesday, with its environment minister describing a long stretch of bone-dry weather as "simply catastrophic".
Five years of thirst: South Africa's Eastern Cape battles brutal drought
South African farmer Steve Bothma heaved a sigh of relief when the weatherman finally predicted rain.
Adaptation of agricultural strategies to extreme climate in Nigeria
Rainfed agriculture is farming practices that rely on rainfall for water. This is practised in Nigeria, particularly in northern states, making the country vulnerable to the adverse effects of extreme climate. Extreme climate, which includes drought, flooding, and severe heat has led to degradation, erosion and fertility loss of soil, resulting in low crop yields.
Farmers and animals struggle in drought-hit Botswana
A calf struggles neck-high in the stew-like mud, kicking frantically to make its way across the mire.
Drought forces Namibia to auction 1,000 wild animals
Drought-hit Namibia has authorised the sale of at least 1,000 wild animals -- including elephants and giraffes -- to limit loss of life...
Before the Federal Government misdirects education again - Part 2
Among the issues attracting a growing concern in Nigeria are insurgency, terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, corruption and climate change. A curriculum changing or redesigning initiative for Nigeria is expected to reflect some attention whether major or minor, to such issues of national concern. Just as it is expected that a country surrounded by aggressive and highly…
Drought sharpens Morocco nomads-farmers dispute
"We refuse to be confined to a cage," declares nomadic herder Mouloud, asserting the rights and customs of his kin...
North Korea seeing worst drought in a century: state media
North Korea is experiencing its worst drought in over a century, official media reported Friday, days after the World Food Programme expressed "very serious concerns" about the situation in the country.
Forest fires blight Europe amid drought fears
Weather experts warn of drought in Europe over its summer as firefighters tackled forest fires on Thursday, and farmers fretted over wilting crops and a repeat of 2018's arid conditions.
Drought cripples crucial German waterways
The docks are eerily quiet at Cologne's main port on the mighty River Rhine, with hundreds of containers piled up and awaiting their journey north on one of Europe's busiest commercial arteries.