• February 18th, 2019
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Star of the Week: Job Akwaake

Our Star of the Week is Job Akwaake, a Keetmanshoop nurse who courageously risked his own life and waded through strong currents in the flooded Blouwes River in a frantic attempt to get an 11-month-old baby girl to the Keetmanshoop State Hospital for urgent medical attention.

Zelna Hengari on turning NWR around

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Managing Director Zelna Hengari shares – in conversation with Toivo Ndjebela – how she turned the hospitality company into a self-sustaining entity that no longer gobbles up state money through bailouts and heavy subsidies.   


Defiant Barry Rukoro waxes lyrical

Out-of-contract Namibia Football Association (NFA) long-serving secretary-general Barry Rukoro (BR) appeared on NBC’s hard-hitting current affairs programme One on One this week with presenter Patrick Sam (PS) regarding a myriad of issues dogging Football House. Here is the transcript of their conversation.


Star of the Week: Ryan Simasiku Nyambe

Our Star of the Week is Katima Mulilo-born professional footballer Ryan Simasiku Nyambe who put up an impressive display during his championship team Blackburn Rovers’ FA Cup replay against the English Premiership campaigners on Tuesday.


How we did it ...Top performers speak

During the official release of the Grade 12 National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinal Level results for full-time and part-time learners yesterday, some learners who were declared best nationally spoke to reporter Pinehas Nakaziko.

How VBS ruined Namibian bank

Businesspeople from SA, Namibia and Zimbabwe, a cash delivery firm in Benoni and an oil company in Democratic Republic of Congo linked to massive VBS fraud scandal


Namdia’s Hamutenya: We sell diamonds, not bananas

Namib Desert Diamonds (Namdia) says it has had a very successful business run since its establishment some two years ago. But New Era Senior Journalist Albertina Nakale wanted to hear more from CEO Kennedy Hamutenya, especially the negative Namdia headlines in the local press.


PM clarifies retirement issue

There are several officials in the ranks of government and government enterprises, seemingly still clinging to their jobs after they have reached the retirement age and this has not gone well with unemployed university graduates, who feel their time has come to replace these old hands.


Ongombo West: Farmworkers who failed as farmers

WINDHOEK - Normally when one visits a farm, they expect a welcoming farming environment that consists of the bleating of goats, the mooing of cattle, bawling, not to mention the cackle of chickens. Alas, that is not the greeting one got at Ongombo West. Especially on the section of the farm allocated to the former farm employees, who did so well as farmworkers but apparently have failed to prosper as farm owners.


How land policy in Zim led to ruin

FEW countries have failed as spectacularly, or as tragically, as Zimbabwe has over the past decade. Zimbabwe has been transformed from one of Africa’s rare success stories into one of its worst economic and humanitarian disasters.


Halfway on, world off-mark on AIDS war - UNAIDS

PRETORIA - A senior United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) official says that although notable progress has been made globally against HIV and AIDS, the world is still off the mark with respect to targets related to combating the epidemic.


Star of the Week: Dr Itah Kandjii- Murangi

Our Star of the Week is the Minister of Higher Education Minister Dr Itah Kandjii- Murangi for her swift intervention that saved the jobs of 44 workers who were retrenched at the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT).


Common Development and a Shared Future

The Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held recently in Beijing, China was a great success, during which leaders from China and 53 African countries opened a new chapter for China-Africa relations.


Church has a role to mitigate GBV - Kapere

WINDHOEK - Violence being perpetuated against women and children is persistent because of complacency in all levels of leadership, including the church leaders to address the root causes of such violence, according to the former secretary-general of the Council of Churches (CCN), Reverend Maria Kapere.