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NASA: EO-1 satellite captures floods in Mozambique

After days of torrential rain pushed the lower Limpopo River over its banks in late January 2013, flood water surrounded the city of Xai-Xai in southern Mozambique.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 05/02/2013 - 12:14
latitude: 
-25.05
longitude: 
33.65

Potential To Tap Into Space Technology

Earth Observation (EO) products and services – which use orbiting, remote sensing satellite technology to monitor and map the environment – have huge potential for business and social use in the South

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 31/01/2012 - 15:36
latitude: 
-27.0787
longitude: 
30.5859

Southern Africa: Heavy rains and localized flooding raise concerns about the impact on the cereal crop

Heavy rainfall recorded in December and January (Figure 1) across Southern Africa has caused water-logging and localised crop losses in parts of the sub-region, particularly in Lesotho and across t

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 17/02/2011 - 10:13
latitude: 
28.2994
longitude: 
6.5574

Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) was established in 1985 by the USAID to improve the emergency response capability in Africa, disseminate information and increase food security.