• April 24th, 2019
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POSTS BY Albertina Nakale

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Only Namibia and SA produce condoms in Sadc

WINDHOEK - The Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) Secretariat has expressed concern that there are only two countries, namely Namibia and South Africa, who are currently manufacturing condoms in the region. 


Simataa tells retirees to leave

WINDHOEK - Government has reminded officials in the ranks of government and public enterprises, who seemingly still cling to their jobs after they have reached the retirement age, of the law requiring them to leave.


Burundi engages Geingob over joining Sadc

WINDHOEK - Burundi’s long quest to become the 17th member of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) has reached an advanced stage, as the regional body’s evaluation team will next month (May) visit the eastern African country for inspections on whether it meets the requirements before being admitted. 


Sadc needs N$4.2 billion for Cyclone Idai aftermath

WINDHOEK - The Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) needs an estimate of N$4.2 billion to provide a coordinated regional response action to meet the immediate humanitarian needs and early recovery actions following the devastating tropical cyclone Idai that hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. 

Women representation in peacekeeping still low

WINDHOEK - The 2018 report of the UN Secretary-General on Women, Peace and Security reveals that the representation of women among military troops and police officers remains unacceptably low, at four percent and 10 percent respectively. 


Presidency talks success of Portugal trip

WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob during his four-day visit to Portugal for the Horasis Global Meeting was centered on building investor confidence and promoting Namibia as a country with a favourable business environment and destination of choice for international businesses and investors.


ACC receives N$61.6 million

WINDHOEK - The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) received N$61.6 million for the 2019/2020 financial year, which translates to 1.4 percent more than the previous year and totalling about N$184.8 million over the medium-term expenditure framework - an estimate of the budget over the next three years to support activities to fight against corruption. 


Namibia channels AfDB’s N$1 billion loan to logistics

WINDHOEK – A N$1.1 billion portion of the money advanced to Namibia by the African Development Bank (AfDB) will be – together with government’s own funding of N$831.9 million  - channelled towards logistics infrastructure, mainly rail and road, agricultural mechanisation and school infrastructure renovation. 

ECN has N$80 million budget deficit

WINDHOEK – The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) says the N$220 million allocated to it for the 2019/20 financial year is not sufficient to successfully cover the November Presidential and National Assembly elections.


Customs official arrested over N$9 000 bribe

WINDHOEK - The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) last Friday arrested a chief customs official employed by the Ministry of Finance for allegedly soliciting two bribes amounting to N$9 000 from an importer of goods into Namibia.

Namibia, India strengthen military ties

WINDHOEK - Namibia together with other African nations across the region have opened a new chapter in their military cooperation with India, a step stretching the long-standing close relationship between the Asian giant and the African continent.


Peace and security gets largest chuck of Sadc budget

WINDHOEK- The Southern African Development Community (Sadc) budgetary allocation to peace and security increased from 14 percent to 17 percent, slightly higher than the resources allocation framework by two percent, while the allocation for programmes of regional dimension decreased from 48 percent to 35 percent the same period.