• December 5th, 2019

POSTS BY Albertina Nakale

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Namibia, Tanzania seek ways to exploit trade

WINDHOEK - The second session of the Namibia-Tanzania Joint Commission for Cooperation held last week, discussed several bilateral issues with particular emphasis on trade and country-to-country investment. 

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Opposition expected to be more effective

WINDHOEK- With the recent Presidential and National Assembly elections that brought diversity in terms of age and a lot of youth making the cut to parliament, political analysts feel the time has come for the opposition to “walk the talk.” 

Concern raised over lack of local observers

WINDHOEK - With the recent Presidential and National Assembly elections, African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) noted with concern the low presence of Namibian citizen observers during the actual voting process.

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Amend Act on special voting - SADC observers

WINDHOEK- The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) has recommended the National Assembly to consider amending the Electoral Act to ensure the votes from special voting are counted together with those from the main election, in order to minimise speculation and undue influence on voters.

Orderly voting impresses PM

WINDHOEK - Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila who was one of the first political office bearers to vote in the Windhoek East constituency for the presidential and legislative elections described the process as generally smooth. 

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'Drought exacerbates cable theft in the south'

LÜDERITZ – The effects of the prevailing drought have seen a rise in cases of copper cable theft by people illegally crossing into Namibia along the Orange River from neighbouring South Africa, according to an environment official. 

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Paper trail has irrecoverable errors - ECN

WINDHOEK – The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) once more defended the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) without a verifiable paper trail, claiming the latter has irrecoverable errors when used during elections. 

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Opposition express concern to SADC observers

WINDHOEK - Opposition parties and civil society organisations yesterday raised concern over pressing issues such as the much-debated use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) to the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) election observation mission.

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NamPower source N$1b for wind plants

LÜDERITZ - NamPower plans to construct two wind energy plants worth N$1 billion in the Tsau //Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park in order to boost Namibia’s local power generation capacity. 

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RP pushes for ex-Koevoet recognition

WINDHOEK – President of the Republican Party Henk Mudge has vowed to continue fighting for the recognition of former Koevoet members and the South West African Territorial Force (SWATF) war veterans. Mudge said many of these officers who served in those units were suffering today.

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Sadc winning battle against malaria 

WINDHOEK - Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) has recorded success in the battle against cases and deaths related to malaria, thanks to interventions by member states. This has resulted in a substantial reduction of mortality attributed to the infectious disease. 

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Namibia opens arms to election monitors

WINDHOEK – The Electoral Commission of Namibia has already started granting local, regional and international organisations observer status in this month’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.