SCHOOLS in the Ohangwena and Omusati regions might be temporarily closed if the heavy rainfalls that have continued over the past few days do not stop.

TOMORROW is the United Nations world wildlife day and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism has dedicated it to the protection of rhinos and elephants whose survival is threatened by poachers.

ENVIRONMENT minister Pohamba Shifeta says 60 people were killed by wild animals over the past three years, with seven of the attacks taking place this year.

THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated N$49 million for drought assistance in Namibia.

NAMIBIA has so far dehorned 451 black rhinos at a cost of over N$14,5 million in an effort to discourage poaching in the country.
Government has been dehorning rhinos since 2014.

Various parts of the Zambezi region have now also been overrun by the worm infestation which has sown devastation across the northern parts, from Omusati to Kavango East, since late last year.

THREE Zambians and a Namibian, the latter suspected to be a former policeman, were arrested last Friday after poaching a black rhino at the Erindi private game reserve near Omaruru.