Wednesday, March 25, 2009 via Catholic Information Service for Africa (Nairobi): The floods ravaging Angola and Namibia are a further illustration of the urgent need to tackle global warming, the head of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town, said on Tuesday.

"We have had enough of talking. The international community cannot continue to prevaricate while countries like ours are increasingly suffering inestimable human cost, in deaths, displacement, and the destruction of livelihoods.
Northern Namibia is experiencing the worst flooding in decades, as is southern Angola. This year has already seen serious storms, flooding and loss of life in Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, as well as in Mozambique.

In a message to Bishops Andre Soares of Angola and Nathaniel Nakwatumbah of Namibia, Archbishop Makgoba said, "On behalf of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, I offer condolences to those who have lost loved ones. We assure them, and all who have been injured, or suffered loss through these floods, of our love and prayers.' He called on churches to give what support they could, in prayer, and in practical help, to those who had been affected."…

The Fish River Canyon in Namibia, shot by Timc2000, who has generously released the image into the public domain

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