WALVIS BAY - Government will negotiate with the fishing industry in an effort to secure work for fishermen who lost their jobs during the 2015 illegal strike as well as those who were laid off after Namsov’s quota was slashed.
WALVIS BAY - Government will negotiate with the fishing industry in an effort to secure work for fishermen who lost their jobs during the 2015 illegal strike as well as those who were laid off after Namsov’s quota was slashed.
WINDHOEK – The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has advised President Hage Geingob to remove all tainted politicians, including those that have been convicted but given an option to pay a fine, from the Swapo parliamentary list.
WINDHOEK - Nudo is reportedly threatening to expel its former secretary-general Meundju Jahanika and the party’s constituency councillor for Okakarara Vetaruhe Kandorozu over allegations that the pair de-campaigned against the party during the just-ended general election.
WINDHOEK - Veld fires continue to destroy grazing for livestock and game in the Zambezi region. Regional governor Lawrence Sampofu told New Era yesterday the little grass, which most farmers relied on for the survival of their livestock, have been severely affected, especially in Kabbe North constituency.
WALVIS BAY - Hundreds of people, wearing mostly T-shirts bearing the Namibian flag, rallied yesterday in Walvis Bay to demonstrate against corruption in light of the unfolding ‘Fishrot’ scandal that has implicated former ministers and businesspeople.
WINDHOEK - The chief executive officer of the Namibia Qualifications Authority Frans Gertze was released on N$5 000 bail on Monday following his high-profile arrest for allegedly shooting his wife six times at their Pionierspark home last month.
KALKFELD - For Fabiola Noinxas, quitting her full-time job to care for her paralysed mother in Kalkfeld was a simple choice. After her siblings complained about the responsibility, Noinxas decided to walk away from her chef position at a local lodge to become her mother’s primary caretaker.
ONGWEDIVA - Israel Hatutale, who has been living with the HIV virus for the past 21 years, says the fight against the deadly epidemic can only be a success with the involvement of men.
WINDHOEK- Independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula would need N$600 000 to take the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) to the Supreme Court to challenge the results of the recent presidential election which saw President Hage Geingob emerge victorious with the lion’s share of votes.
KATIMA MULILO - Fruit traders in Zambezi region have accused the ministry of agriculture of crippling their businesses, after the ministry allegedly issued a directive forbidding the export of fruits particularly mangoes from Zambia to other parts of Namibia.
WINDHOEK - Three Angolan women en-route to China were arrested at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) on Wednesday afternoon, with large amounts of money in US dollars amounting to over N$2 million which they did not declare with officials.
ONGWEDIVA - When he completes a five-year tenure as mayor of Helao Nafidi at the end of 2020 - having been re-elected several times, Eliaser Nghipangelwa - who was re-elected on Tuesday said he will bow out to pave way for an infusion of young blood.
Our Star of the Week is the Bank of Namibia whose Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) granted some marginal relief to local consumers when it announced the repo rate will remain unchanged at 6.50 percent.
WINDHOEK - The Minister of Information and Communication Technology Stanley Simataa said Namibians should continue to shun irresponsible statements made on social media as they have the potential to upset the prevailing peace in the country.
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.”
WINDHOEK - Tuufilwa Ndawina Jonas, 34, convicted on three counts of rape and three counts of trafficking in persons after she trafficked a young girl from Okahenge village in Omusati for sexual exploitation during 2012 was sentenced to an effective 28 years imprisonment yesterday.
WINDHOEK- “If I am born with HIV, please tell me earlier.”
OMUTHIYA - The re-elected mayor of Tsumeb, Matheus Hangula, said the municipality will adopt a proactive revival roadmap and further asked councillors to redouble their efforts and focus on addressing socio-economic challenges facing the town.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob last night announced that the Swapo Politburo has decided to withdraw corruption-tainted former ministers Bernhard Esau and Sacky Shanghala from the ruling party’s parliamentary list for the new National Assembly.
WINDHOEK - Air Vice Marshal Martin Kambulu Pinehas, who is also acting Chief of the Defence Force (CDF), has warned certain individuals who are allegedly inciting political violence against newly-elected President Hage Geingob.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob at the weekend admitted that the 2019 presidential election was competitive after he shrugged off a spirited challenge from independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula to win the presidency, albeit with a reduced majority.
WINDHOEK - South African prominent lawyers who were in the country to represent the ‘Fishrot Six’ were convicted on Friday in Windhoek Magistrate’s Court for entering the country without work permits and ordered to pay a fine of N$10 000 each or consequently 18-months-imprisonment respectively.
WINDHOEK - Opposition leaders have accused electoral body, Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) of alleged widespread irregularities in the National Assembly and Presidential elections won by Swapo and its presidential candidate President Hage Geingob.
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.
KEERMANSHOOP - New kid on the block, the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) surpassed the expectations of many by coming out top among the winners in the majority of //Kharas region’s constituencies during the just-ended Presidential and National Assembly elections.
ONGWEDIVA - Amidst water shortages still being experienced in Ohangwena, the regional council dismissed the video circulating on social media of villagers tapping water from a muddy hole at Ohaimbudu, saying the video does not depict the current situation.
The ruling Swapo Party has taken a commanding lead in this year’s National Assembly elections, while President Hage Geingob was slightly ahead of independent candidate Dr Panduleni Itula in the presidential race.
WINDHOEK – The formal appearance in court yesterday of the six accused in the high-profile bribery case implicating former cabinet ministers Bernhard Esau and Sacky Shanghala generated massive public interest.
WINDHOEK - A Congolese national denied that she smuggled at least 15 refugees into Namibia for a fee when she appeared before Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku at the High Court situated at the Windhoek Correctional Services.
ONGWEDIVA – Electoral Commission of Namibia officials in Ohangwena and Omusati have denied allegations that voters were denied their right to vote for the leader of their choice after officials failed to set up mobile stations at the expected times.
Following what has been described by many as a heated campaign trail, Namibians voted in a general election yesterday hailed by many as peaceful despite challenges associated with electronic voting machines (EVMs) experienced across the country.
WINDHOEK – Former cabinet ministers Bernhard Esau and Sacky Shanghala, as well as four others implicated in the high-profile Fishrot Files kickback scandal, are expected to appear in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court today following their arrest yesterday.
ETUNDA - Although voting started on time in Omusati region, the electoral process was decelerated by elderly voters who were not familiar with the electronic voting machines.
KEETMANSHOOP – Despite some minor hiccups, overall the general election voting process went smoothly in the //Kharas Region yesterday. Voting at many polling stations started at 07h00, except for the multi-purpose centre in Tseiblaagte residential area.
OMUTHIYA – Voters in Oshikoto Region said in no uncertain terms that they expect the new administration to address issues of bread and butter, including providing employment to thousands of Namibians languishing at home without jobs.
WINDHOEK – It is all systems go for tomorrow’s Presidential and National Assembly elections after the Electoral Tribunal yesterday dismissed an urgent application that challenged the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs).
WINDHOEK - There was high drama at the Windhoek High Court yesterday when an initial urgent application seeking to set aside the arrest of former fisheries minister Bernhard Esau was adjourned to Tuesday, only for the court to later order to his release.
WINDHOEK - Swanu president Tangeni Iijambo has reached out to workers in the informal sector, saying his party will do everything to promote their plight once elected into power.
WINDHOEK – Political parties are expected to go all out in their final rallies this weekend with the hope of shoring up more support ahead of next week’s general election.
RUNDU - An organised group of community members from Kaisosi Kavangara Women Agricultural Project cc have rejected a council decision to excavate a burrow pit that would allow council to mine gravel to resurface streets in town.
WINDHOEK – Presidential press secretary Dr Alfredo Hengari has reacted strongly to recent media reports that he labelled as fake news aimed at tarnishing the good name of President Hage Geingob and of the country, and to influence voters ahead of next week’s crunch elections.
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.
WINDHOEK - A Namibian police senior, Deputy Commissioner Jurie Johannes Vermeulen, passed away last Sunday at the Gobabis Private Health Hospital in Omaheke region. A press statement issued by Nampol spokesperson Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said Vermeulen would be buried on Saturday.
OMUTHIYA - The National Housing Enterprises (NHE) has announced a new design for its houses across various ranges, bringing a new taste to prospective homeowners and extending room size. NHE CEO Gisbertus Mukulu made the announcement during the handover of 50 completed units at Omuthiya yesterday.
WINDHOEK – A body representing Namibian lawyers has called on all investigators preoccupied with the investigation of the alleged international fishing kickback scandal implicating local politicians to speedily conclude their inquiry into the matter.
WINDHOEK – The director of Regain Trust, James Itana, says if Namibia is to effectively address gender-based violence (GBV) then both men and boys have to become a key target audience just as much as women and girls are a target.
WINDHOEK – The police are yet to complete their investigations into the case of a man who confessed having abducted, kidnapped and sexually violated a minor.
WINDHOEK - The German government has spent about N$700 million in support of Namibia’s conservation and sustainable management of natural resources since the establishment of Namparks in 2006.
Windhoek – The electoral court has reserved judgment in an urgent application filed by independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula against the use of EVMs in next week’s general election without a verifiable trail, among others. Magistrate Uatjo Uanivi will hand down judgement on 25 November after hearing oral arguments from the lawyers representing Itula, ECN and other political parties contesting the elections.
WINDHOEK - Presidential press secretary Dr Alfredo Hengari has dismissed a Nampa report carried by New Era on Monday under the headline ‘Geingob denounces demands for Shanghala and Esau’s dismissal’ as inaccurate, malicious – and that it selectively quoted the President.
ROSH PINAH – Swapo Party secretary for information and mobilisation and special advisor on veteran affairs in the vice-president’s office, Hilma Nikanor, has urged Swapo members to make their voter cards ready because the cards are the guns to win the election war.
KATIMA MULILO – A family from Sachinga in Sibbinda constituency, Zambezi region is livid after Martin Lukato the leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP) without their consent used a family reunion to welcome back a Dukwe returnee at an NDP political rally and campaign platform.
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.
KATIMA MULILO – President Hage Geingob has commended the newly-formed Namibians Against Secessionism group in Zambezi region for its stance in condemning the activities of pro-secessionists in the region, where there was a short-lived uprising in 1999 that was crushed by the army.
A Swapo star rally held at Eenhana in Ohangwena region on Sunday attracted a huge crowd of thousands of ruling party followers who thronged the venue to listen to the messages highlighting government’s achievements on development and its aim to continue to provide services to the people.
RUNDU - The traditional leader of the vaGciriku traditional community Chief (Hompa) Kassian Shiyambi has passed on. Shiyambi died at the age of 82 on Sunday afternoon around 14h00 at Nyangana District Hospital in Ndonga Linena Constituency in Kavango East Region.
WINDHOEK - Three judges of the Windhoek High Court in a review judgment on various cases on whether a charge of money-laundering in addition to that of a charge containing the element of dishonesty has issued a judgement explaining the offence of money-laundering.
LILONGWE, MALAWI - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Malawi has donated 350 three-tier bunk beds, 1050 mattresses and three soil rippers to support crop production and enable inmates to sleep in dignity in one of Malawi’s most congested prisons.
SWAKOPMUND - Some fishing rights applicants and industry players are concerned the process of evaluating over 5 000 applications may be compromised by the FishRot scandal, which has implicated two former cabinet ministers and their close associates.
WINDHOEK – The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), in partnership with the US Embassy in Namibia, conducted a Civil Society Support Program (CSSP) for local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from the end of September to the start of November at the House of Democracy.
WINDHOEK – A 50-year-old man previously convicted of murder and rape and who confessed to abducting, kidnapping and raping a five-year-old girl in his latest case will make his second appearance in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
WINDHOEK - The final instalment of the Bank Windhoek Long Course Gala for the year will take place this coming weekend at the Western Suburbs Municipal Pool in Windhoek. The event will see contestants from Aqua Swimming Club, Dolphins Swimming Club, Marlins and Phoenix, compete in 850 events.
WINDHOEK - State Advocate Solomon Kanyemba yesterday asked Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute to sentence Wilhelm (Wimpie) Derick Februarie, 40, the man convicted of the murder of a 56-year-old woman in Windhoek West, to life imprisonment.
OMUNTELE - The resumption of the Omuntele water project, which was stalled for years, has brought relief to hundreds of farmers and households. The community has been battling severe shortage of water due to the prevailing drought.
WINDHOEK - Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani yesterday said he was still waiting to hear from Sadc chairperson and Tanzanian President John Magufuli over an urgent meeting he had requested to discuss concerns on the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in Namibia’s general elections.
WINDHOEK - Local socialite and businesswoman Dillish Mathews this week had her turn in the trial of two Namibians and 12 Angolans accused of defrauding government to the tune of over N$210 million through false tax refunds on purchases exported from the country.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob yesterday conveyed a message of congratulations to the people of Angola and President João Lourenço on the country’s 44th independence anniversary.
WINDHOEK – Namibia Farm Workers Union (Nafwu) general secretary Rocco Nguvauva yesterday reiterated his call for the agricultural sector to ensure farm workers are accorded their democratic right to freely participate in this month’s elections.
OSHAKATI - President Hage Geingob who is also Swapo’s candidate in this month’s presidential vote said he cannot solely be blamed for the current status of the country, adding that he does not lead in isolation.
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.
WINDHOEK - Press secretary in the Presidency Alfredo Hengari has angrily hit back at those criticising President Hage Geingob’s appointment of former Keetmanshoop Urban councillor Hilma Nicanor as special advisor on veterans’ affairs in the Office of the Vice-President.
WINDHOEK - A scheduled meeting, which never materialised yesterday between President Hage Geingob, Founding President Sam Nujoma and Damara leader Gaob Justus //Garoëb, may have fuelled speculations that the latter was defecting to the ruling party. //Garoëb, in an interview with New Era, dismissed reports linking him to Swapo, saying he was a committed United Democratic Front of Namibia (UDF) member even though he quit active politics in 2013.
KATIMA MULILO – The Katima Mulilo state mortuary has not been functioning well over the past several months. As a result, those who lose their beloved ones are at times compelled to send the bodies of their relatives to private mortuaries at a great cost.
WINDHOEK – The Namibian Police Canine Unit – in short K9 Unit – that is tasked with detecting crimes, explosives, drugs and criminals amongst others, has its existence founded on the Namibian Police Act, 19 of 1990 Section 13, which spells out its mandate.
WINDHOEK – The ministry of labour and employment creation has been struggling to find job placements for thousands of Namibians currently unemployed.
EPATULULO - The mass killing of three family members in Ohangwena region yesterday has sparked anger and frustration on social media as Namibians highlighted the severity of crime in the country.
WINDHOEK - The man who stabbed his girlfriend and mother of his now eight-year-old daughter a shocking 27 times with several knives in front of her four-year-old son in what he described as a moment of weakness was yesterday sentenced to 30 years imprisonment.
WINDHOEK - A young man from Leonardville who was merely 17-years- old when he slit the throat of his two- month pregnant girlfriend on Monday admitted during cross-examination in the High Court in his mitigation and aggravation of sentence hearing that he indeed killed the deceased.
WINDHOEK – The United Democratic Front of Namibia (UDF) is “stronger than ever” and ready to contest the Presidential and National Assembly elections later this month, party president, Apius !Auchab, said yesterday.
WINDHOEK - Police Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga said weapons, including firearms, have been seized at political rallies across the country as campaigning for the general election heats up.
RUNDU - President Geingob says already cut raw timber must be exported, this is despite the government ban of raw timber involving mainly farmers from the two Kavango regions not to sell harvested logs for export but only to local factories leaving many farmers with rotting logs of timber.
WINDHOEK – Swapo secretary general Sophia Shaningwa says the party accepts that independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula, with effect from the date of his registration with the Electoral Commission of Namibia, has irreversibly ex-communicated himself as a Swapo member.
KEETMANSHOOP – With the trend of political parties opting to launch their campaigns more on social media, New Era gauged the views of some //Kharas residents on this new political phenomenon.
NKURENKURU - The Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Tjekero Tweya, said the time has come for Namibia to embrace and welcome investors with open arms and create the necessary conducive environment that will inspire investors to settle in the country.
As national elections loom - slightly over a month before the nation goes to the polls to decide who is going to lead the country into the next five years - we should, as a nation, ask ourselves a fundamental question: Are we voters or fans of political contestants in the elections?
WINDHOEK – For over ten years a resident of Havana informal settlement has been going from home to sit around some traffic lights in a leafy area of Windhoek hoping to be picked up for a job, but in vain.
WINDHOEK – Nampol Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga has clarified that there was no criminal case opened at any station regarding the missing electronic voting machines (EVMs), which at the time were loaned to the Swapo Party Elders Council in 2017.
WINDHOEK - Although a National Professional Standards for Teachers in Namibia was developed in 2006 to provide a framework and guide educators, the implementation of this policy has not been effectively monitored.
OTJIWARONGO - Government officials and stakeholders from across the Otjozondjupa region gathered on Tuesday to discuss road accident reduction measures in the region in light of the festive season when road accidents and deaths are most likely to increase over the holiday season
WINDHOEK - Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) said yesterday that it will forge ahead with the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for 27 November despite the refusal of opposition parties to sign the code of conduct yesterday.
KEETMANSHOOP - With the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for later next month, New Era engaged some //Kharas residents on what issues will motivate them to renew their democratic mandate as well as their expectations from the party that they intend casting their vote.
KATIMA MULILO – Former Dukwe refugees, who recently participated in a tripartite voluntary repatriation exercise from Botswana to Namibia, clashed with the Namibian Police in Katima Mulilo on Monday after they attempted to hold a ‘peaceful demonstration.’
WINDHOEK – A member of the Botswana opposition coalition the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), Cater Hikuama, on Friday became the second ‘Baherero’ (Herero) – as they known in that country – to be elected to the Botswana legislature since independence in 1963.
WINDHOEK - The man accused of the brutal rape and murder of a 13-year-old Rachel Vanessa Boois in the Omdel location of Henties Bay during the period 3 to 4 May 2014 refused to testify in his own defence after Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Alfred Siboleka dismissed his application for discharge.
KEETMANSHOOP – President Hage Geingob has appealed to Swapo supporters and symphathisers to remain united as the ruling party seeks to continue advancing the interests of all Namibians.
WINDHOEK - Debate over the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the issue of their reliability in the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections remains a hot topic.
OMUTHIYA - Grade 12 learners at Omuthiyagwiipundi Secondary School in Oshikoto region, who are currently sitting for the year-end national examinations, have opted to squat in tents on school ground as temporary means to bridge the distance they travel from their homes.
ONDANGWA - Safety and security minister Charles Namoloh has advised more than 700 cadet constables currently undergoing a 12-month training at the Ruben Danger Ashipala Training Centre against joining the force for money.
WINDHOEK – Residents of Kilimanjaro and Babylon informal settlements in the Tobias Hainyeko constituency have expressed unhappiness over the lack of basic municipal services such as water, electricity and poor sanitation facilities.
WINDHOEK – A 23-year-old man, who admitted that he killed his girlfriend and mother of his minor child by hitting her with an axe on her head, was sentenced to an effective 25 years in prison yesterday by Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Kaijata Kangueehi.
WARMBAD - Not only can the Bondelswarts community benefit from a revamped Warmbad Hot Springs facility, but also their future generations can equally reap the fruits from such initiative.
WINDHOEK - Finance minister Calle Schlettwein, yesterday told the nation that a total of N$1.18 billion has been freed up through expenditure cuts during the mid-year budget review process.
WINDHOEK – Local forex trader Michael Amushelelo has filed an urgent application in the High Court for the search and seizure warrants authorised by a Windhoek magistrate to be reviewed and set aside.
WINDHOEK - At least five by-elections will be held within 90 days following the resignations of Swapo-affiliated regional councillors who opted to contest parliamentary seats on the party ticket in the upcoming National Assembly election.
WINDHOEK - The government has allocated an amount of N$19.2 million to connect water pipes in the Zambezi Region.
WINDHOEK – A committee set up to evaluate over 5 000 fishing rights applications has completed 80 percent of the work, fisheries minister Bernhard Esau told New Era this week.
WINDHOEK - Finance minister Calle Schlettwein has assured members of parliament that the government has put in place various measures to ensure that government institutions do not suffer the same fate as
NKURENKURU - The Namibian Police Force will launch its ‘Turn Back Crime’ campaign at Kapako village of Kavango West region on Tuesday next week.
WINDHOEK – Businessman and forex trader Michael Ndali Sadman Amushelelo was released on bail in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court yesterday following his arrest for his alleged involvement in money laundering to the tune of N$17 million.
WINDHOEK – Despite the fact that President Hage Geingob says the joint police and defence force crime prevention operation will not be stopped anytime soon, Swanu of Namibia has called on the president to
WALVIS BAY - Swapo presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election President Hage Geingob on Saturday asked for a fixed term of five more years.
WINDHOEK – National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) president Utjiua Muinjangue has launched the party’s manifesto for the country’s November elections. The manifesto focuses on genocide,
WINDHOEK - Young voters feel local political parties are not doing enough to lure young people to vote in the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for November.
RUNDU - The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs (governor) of Mashonaland West province in Zimbabwe, Mary Mliswa-Chikoka, says there is a need to bridge the wealth gap between the farmer and the distributor.
SWAKOPMUND - Walvis Bay and Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo are keen on exploring business and economic opportunities between the two cities.
WINDHOEK - The mother of Tiffany Tanita Levin, who was stabbed 27 times with several knives in front of her four-year old-son, told High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo yesterday about the impact her death has
WINDHOEK – The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, has assured the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Geofrey Onyeama, that Namibia
WINDHOEK - Three Namibian police constable were denied bail at the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court for extorting money from a motorist after manning a fake roadblock around Windhoek over the weekend. The
WINDHOEK – Information minister Stanley Simataa has implored Namibian journalists to resolutely resist the temptation to be caught up in the web of “fake news”.
OSHAKATI - A 69-year-old man, charged under the Insolvency Act and also with fraud into the missing
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s well maintained biodiversity brings in a whopping N$13 billion annually,
WINDHOEK – TransNamib is moving about 1 000 tons of drought relief cargo from the port of Walvis Bay to inland destinations within the country.
OKAEPE - The management of Okaepe Project School in Okakarara Constituency was hailed for its
WINDHOEK – Member of Parliament (MP) Royal /UI/o/oo has called for the compensation of not less than
WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob on Wednesday re-affirmed socio-economic gains made in Namibia.
OMUTHIYA – Oshikoto Deputy Director of Education Vilho Shipuata has described one of the directorate’s
WINDHOEK – The Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi says the difficult economic climate has affected the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF), whose
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob, speaking in New York yesterday, said government is working
WINDHOEK – Two sisters died in a horrifying manner on Friday after a boyfriend of one of them
OSHAKATI - The Oshakati Intermediate Hospital continues to experience a shortage of critical medical staff as well as equipment needed to provide sound health care.
WINDHOEK - The Construction Industries Federation of Namibia (CIF) has called on lawmakers to come up with a legislation establishing the National Construction Council.
WINDHOEK – Government says it has no intention to regulate social media. This contradicts calls by some Swapo members of parliament who in June wanted the National Assembly to adopt a motion which
LAKE LYAMBEZI – Over 100 hippos stranded at Lake Lyambezi in Zilitene area in the Katima Mulilo Rural Constituency are dying.
OMBOTO - Minister of Urban and Rural Development Peya Mushelenga is irked by increasing incidents of elders being robbed of their pension grant by unscrupulous people around them.
WINDHOEK - The government of Botswana yesterday confirmed it will deport 852 remaining Namibian ‘refugees’ who it said have failed to take advantage of the dispensation extended to them to register for repatriation under an existing tripartite agreement.
WINDHOEK – Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Stanley Simataa yesterday said he is deeply confounded by the continued theft and vandalism of information communication technology-
WINDHOEK - State Advocate Dominic Lisulo yesterday conceded that the prosecution did not prove 14 of the 18 charges that Teckla Lameck and her co-accused Jerobeam Kongo Mokaxwa and Chinese national
WINDHOEK - Despite the increasing outbreaks of cholera in the Southern African region which is killing hundreds of people, Namibia did not record a single case of the disease since 2018.
SHADIKONGORO - The Ministry of Health and Social Services will not tolerate delays in the provision of critical health services to people, says the minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula.
WINDHOEK – The first phase of the N$790 million Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport road is progressing well and is expected to be completed by November.
WINDHOEK - As fodder and pasture continue to decline and the dry season soldiers on, over 30 000 drought-related cattle deaths were recorded in Namibia between October 2018 and April 2019 – the normal rainfall season.
OTJOMURU - Deputy Minister of Marginalised People Royal J. K. /Ui/o/ oo has urged the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture to incorporate San languages into government’s education curriculum, as it faces a threat of extinction.
WINDHOEK – National broadcaster NBC yesterday announced a slew of austerity measures – including switching off live cameras from parliament and abolishing four of its four TV channels from today – due to the dire financial situation the company finds itself in.
WINDHOEK – It was not business as usual at Katutura Magistrate’s Court where a heavily guarded and shielded member of Namibia Defence Force (NDF) accused of shooting and killing a man last week made his appearance yesterday.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s Founding President Sam Nujoma has described the late Zimbabwean former President Robert Gabriel Mugabe as one of the continent’s most iconic leaders who fought for the liberation of his country and that of Africa at large.
WINDHOEK – Swapo youth were once again outwitted at the party’s electoral college over the weekend, but President Hage Geingob’s grip on the party tightened further as those perceived to be his staunch
WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare has proposed a N$380 basic income grant for unemployed people between the ages of 30 to 59.
WINDHOEK - Relatives of the 32-year-old man allegedly shot by a member of the Namibia Defence Force (NDF) yesterday in Katutura want the government to take over the cost of burying the victim.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo yesterday again postponed the case of Johannes Lukuwa Hausiku who is charged with multiple counts of rape and one count of murder for the
WINDHOEK – The most representative body of local businesses, the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), has called on local manufacturers and suppliers to increase their capacity and output in order to decrease a historic dependence on South Africa.
WINDHOEK - The Windhoek Regional Court gave a final remand for the trial of a group of foreign nationals accused of carrying out an armed robbery at a shopping centre in Pioneerspark Extension 1, in 2017 and walking away with over N$400 000.
WINDHOEK – Newly elected Namibian National Teachers Union (Nantu) secretary general Loide Shaanika said the union will commit its energies to address love affairs between learners and their teachers that have resulted in some of the learners being impregnated.
WINDHOEK - LEFA, the on-demand ride-hailing mobile application and the mobile payment solutions provider, PayToday, have joined forces. Clients using LEFA can now use PayToday mobile app to pay for their safe and secure ride.
WINDHOEK - A Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) investigation has confirmed preliminary findings that Computicket Namibia (Pty) Ltd, a ticketing services provider, abused its dominant position in
LÜDERITZ - The Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development has, through facilitating high-level meetings, been instrumental in fulfilling the government’s ambition and vision to make Namibian ports the main getaway to regional and international markets.
OMUTHIYA -The low-learner intake to secondary level education as opposed to higher enrolment of Grade 1, has become a cause of concern for the directorate of education in Oshikoto thus prompting a probe to determine the basis of variance.
WINDHOEK – Of the 57 rape cases recorded during July and August this year, 26 cases involved minors, police said.
BWABWATA NATIONAL PARK – German Minister for Economic Cooperation Development Gert Müller on Saturday announced a donation of 10 million euros (N$167 million) to fightng the drought in Kavango East Region.
ONGWEDIVA - The Ministry of Health and Social Services has proposed the creation of 4 612 positions in order to improve the number of health professionals at health facilities, which are known to have serious staff shortages.
WINDHOEK – Rachel Rittmann, the woman dubbed the ‘Gobabis Delilah’ and her former lover Rhyno du Preez were both convicted of murder read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act yesterday for killing her husband, 35-year-old Rudolph Henry Rittmann.
WINDHOEK - Two suspected poachers believed to be Namibians were shot and killed by Botswana Defence Force (BDF) on Sunday while tracking a rhino they had shot in Moremi Game Reserve in northern Botswana, the media reported.