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Public media, ICT entities introspect
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Public media, ICT entities introspect

VON BACH – Bridging the digital divide, prudent use of resources, aligning visions, creating opportunities and executing government’s development should be the yardstick of the country’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector.  These were the key takeaways from information minister Emma Theofelus’ remarks during yesterday’s senior leadership retreat at the Von Bach Dam Resort on...

Agribank’s N$187m drought relief war chest 
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Agribank’s N$187m drought relief war chest 

Drought-stricken communal and commercial farmers with loans at Agribank have been thrown a lifeline.  This is after the country’s agricultural premier lender announced that it will offer instalment relief to eligible clients, and waive penalty interest for those in arrears. The bank’s latest drought relief intervention, which was officially announced yesterday in the capital, is...

Nangolo ushers Nanso into new era
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Nangolo ushers Nanso into new era

Dorthea Nangolo (22) is the new Namibia National Students Organisation’s president.  Under Nangolo’s stewardship, the newly-elected Nanso leadership poured cold water over assertions that the organisation has become a shadow of its former self.  They dismissed claims that Nanso is politically-compromised, and has lost its moral compass.  Nangolo yesterday said those still longing to see...

Namibia exploresMiddle East beef markets…northern farmers to benefit
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Namibia exploresMiddle East beef markets…northern farmers to benefit

The government, in collaboration with the Livestock and Livestock Products Board of Namibia (LLPBN), has again embarked on a mission to unlock export opportunities for the country’s beef to the highly-lucrative Middle East markets.  Delegations of senior officials from both the agriculture ministry and the LLPBN are in the Middle East, exploring further export opportunities...

Defiant ECN refuses to budge…stands by decision to unplug partiesDefiant ECN refuses to budge
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Defiant ECN refuses to budge…stands by decision to unplug partiesDefiant ECN refuses to budge

Despite threats by the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters and Christian Democratic Voice to mount a legal challenge against it, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) maintains that its decision to deregister the political parties is beyond reproach. This follows the ECN’s earlier decision to deregister both parties as political entities for failure to comply with...

Sheya: Only Swapo is tried, tested 
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Sheya: Only Swapo is tried, tested 

OKAHANDJA – The ruling Swapo Party remains the country’s only political entity with a proven track record on upholding the values of democracy, human rights, peace, stability, development and continued progress. “So, why fix it if it is not broken?”, Kunene governor Marius Sheya wanted to know.  This was amongst the questions he posed to...