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Equities mixed, dollar up after Wall St record 
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Equities mixed, dollar up after Wall St record 

HONG KONG – Markets fluctuated yesterday as rising expectations that Donald Trump will return to the White House played up against fresh hopes that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at least once this year. Traders struggled to extend gains on Wall Street, where the Dow chalked up its first record since May, while...

Ethiopian awarded for outstanding Covid response
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Ethiopian awarded for outstanding Covid response

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s most successful airline, was awarded the prestigious Global Recognition and Appreciation Award at the First International Post-Covid Conference held in Toronto.  The accolade acknowledges Ethiopian Airlines’ pivotal role in distributing emergency gear throughout Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring the delivery of essential medical supplies and saving countless lives.  The conference was...

Professional communicators forum launched in the capital
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Professional communicators forum launched in the capital

The Namibia Professional Communicators’ Forum was officially launched in Windhoek on Monday, 15 July. The forum, a new platform open to all, is designed to bring together industry leaders, seasoned professionals and enthusiastic newcomers, fostering collaboration, innovation and professional development in the field of communication.  The forum aims to be a dynamic space where communicatios...

CRAN hosts Africa telecommunications meetings …sustainable development will require a connected continent
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CRAN hosts Africa telecommunications meetings …sustainable development will require a connected continent

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) is hosting the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) meetings from 15 to 19 July 2024. The meetings include the first African Preparatory Meeting (APM26-1) for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference in 2026 (PP-26), and the second African Preparatory Meeting for the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference in...

Don’t leave workers behind in green transition: Ramaphosa
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Don’t leave workers behind in green transition: Ramaphosa

PRETORIA – South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa reaffirmed yesterday the coal-dependent nation’s commitment to moving towards renewable energy, but insisted that communities and workers must not lose out. Africa’s most industrialised economy is one of the world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitters, relying on coal for 80% of electricity-generation. The fossil fuel is a bedrock of the...

Opinion – Embracing the digital future The crucial role of digital literacy in Namibia 
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Opinion – Embracing the digital future The crucial role of digital literacy in Namibia 

Hilya Mhani In today’s interconnected world, digital literacy is a fundamental skill required in all areas of life.  As an Authority, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia recognises the transformative power of digital literacy. It extends beyond basic technology use to include critical navigation, evaluation and creation of information on digital platforms.  Digital literacy encompasses...

Namibia assumes chair of SACU Summit
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Namibia assumes chair of SACU Summit

Namibia yesterday assumed chairmanship of the oldest customs union summit in the world, the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).  Namibia took over the reins at the SACU Summit, Council of Ministers and Commission, effective 15 July 2024 to 14 July 2025. Namibia took over from the Kingdom of Lesotho, who held the SACU chair from...

Targeted strategy crucial for local content policy …natural resources belong to State, must benefit citizens
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Targeted strategy crucial for local content policy …natural resources belong to State, must benefit citizens

A business symposium held at Walvis Bay last week enabled industry leaders and key stakeholders to address challenges and opportunities of Namibia’s promising oil and gas sector.  The symposium was hosted by the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), and took place under the theme “Championing Namibia’s Local Content for Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainable Economic...

Turkey charms Chinese investors
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Turkey charms Chinese investors

ANKARA – Turkey plans to draw on its geographical position and an EU customs deal to entice Chinese investors keen to access European markets tariff-free, as it recently just did with carmaker BYD.  The Chinese electric vehicle giant signed a billion-dollar deal with Ankara on Monday to open a plant in western Turkey, promising to...

CEO of your career – It’s never too late for career and personal mentorship
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CEO of your career – It’s never too late for career and personal mentorship

Entering the professional world can feel like embarking on a vast, uncharted journey. For young professionals, emerging leaders and recent graduates, the path ahead often seems daunting. The pressure to succeed, coupled with the uncertainty of which steps to take, can be overwhelming. This is where the invaluable role of career mentorship comes into play....