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Over 800 000 voters register
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Over 800 000 voters register

Today, Namibians have exactly 20 days left to take part in the ongoing general registration of voters (GRV) process.  This step will allow them to ultimately vote in the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for 27 November. While acknowledging slight improvement in the voter registration turnout during the week of 1-6 July 2024 compared...

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...

Swapo rejects presidential debates … deliver campaign promise, loyalists demand
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Swapo rejects presidential debates … deliver campaign promise, loyalists demand

Aletta Shikololo Otniel Hembapu The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has created a platform where party presidential candidate Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah will engage with young people, instead of participating in “foreign” presidential debates with her opponents. The platform, dubbed ‘Youth in Conversation with Netumbo’, is slated to start in Rundu this month, and will be held...

ADM joins crowded electoral brawl
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ADM joins crowded electoral brawl

Rudolf Gaiseb Perennial political survivor Vincent Kanyetu yesterday launched the newest political kid on the block: the Action Democratic Movement (ADM). Kanyetu is ADM’s interim president. He needs no introduction to the local political theatre. He previously served as secretary general (SG) for the DTA, the precursor of the Popular Democratic Movement. He went on...

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...

Swapo launches elections arsenal
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Swapo launches elections arsenal

The Swapo Party yesterday launched its key election campaign tools ahead of the November showdown, which is expected to separate pretenders from contenders. Chiefly, the ruling party launched its website, an online platform for political mobilisation and campaigning, through which messages and information will be relayed. Addressing party supporters and sympathisers, Swapo presidential candidate Netumbo...

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...

21 000 voters registered in Zambezi 
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21 000 voters registered in Zambezi 

KATIMA MULILO – Despite the voters’ registration process kicking off at a slow pace due to hiccups experienced with voter registration kits (VRKs), the Zambezi region managed to register about 21 077 by the weekend.In an interview with New Era yesterday, Zambezi electoral coordinator Sammy Muhau said the region experienced a slow process with voter...