ONGWEDIVA - Given the recurrent drought, selling fodder has become the new business of the day, particularly in the northern regions where grazing is almost depleted.
WINDHOEK - The City of Windhoek strategic executive head of finance Jerome Davis has warned that the city is facing cash flow problems that requires creativity, cooperation and political will from the executive and senior management teams to resolve.
WINDHOEK – The outgoing chairperson of the Council of Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, says the regional bloc has made some progress in
WINDHOEK - As a mitigation measure, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has drilled a borehole to pump water into drying up ponds to save about 68 stranded hippos that are fighting not only for territorial space but also survival in the Chobe River.
WINDHOEK – Windhoek High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo last week admitted into record the disputed admissions of one of the accused in the murder of 71-year-old Gerhardus Petrus Koekemoer at his house in Outjo on October 25, 2014.
WALVIS BAY - The servicing of residential land has become one of the biggest obstacles for shack dwellers at Naraville at the coastal town of Walvis Bay. Although the reality of finally becoming homeowners
OUTAPI – Omusati governor Erginus Endjala yesterday revealed startling statistics that show that out of 33 930 households identified as needing drought relief assistance in the region, only 2 898 have benefited from the scheme during the months of June and July.
WINDHOEK – Deputy chairperson of the University of Namibia (Unam) council Rosalia Martins-Hausiku has denied involvement in the suspension of the university’s senior internal investigator
WINDHOEK - The Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Peya Mushelenga, has rejected an application by Queen Aletha Nguvauva, who this time around wanted to be recognised as the Chief of the Ovambanderu Traditional Council in the Otjombinde Constituency of the Omaheke Region.
WINDHOEK - The Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force Sebastian Ndeitunga says officers who are part of the second phase of Kalahari Desert Crime Prevention Operation have undergone a three-day
KATIMA MULILO – After three years’ absence, the rebranded Katima Mulilo Trade Fair and Zambezi Bream Festival (KMTF & ZBF) officially opened for exhibitions on Sunday.
WINDHOEK – /Khomanin Traditional Authority Chief Juliane Gawa!Nas has demanded that the government avail Daan Viljoen Game Park, Namib Naukluft Park and farm Bona as communal land for her community.
WINDHOEK – Leaders of the country’s largest trade union federation National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) and its two public service affiliates Nantu and Napwu have been operating without membership
EENHANA - Residents of Ohangwena Region, from different spheres of sectors, were yesterday united in their conviction that the region is in dire need of roads for ease of movement.
WINDHOEK - Outgoing Sadc chairperson, President Hage Geingob of Namibia, on Tuesday hailed the new peace agreement signed by the Mozambique government and opposition Renamo party, which puts
SWAKOPMUND - The Swakopmund municipality, in an effort to remedy the housing shortage at the coastal resort town, has unveiled a housing initiative that will see the construction of 1590 low-cost as well as debt-financed houses at the town.
SWAKOPMUND - The Namibia Ports Authority (Namport) and the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) last week on Friday donated N$1 million each towards the Namibian government’s massive drought relief assistance initiative for the drought affected.
ONGWEDIVA - Livestock farmers in Oshana Region want the Namibian government to engage Angola authorities on a possibility of allowing them to graze their cattle in, and export meat products into, Angola. The farmers argue that the available grazing areas in the north are densely populated with livestock – and
WALVIS BAY – President Hage Geingob said small and medium enterprises (SMEs) must take advantage of the new container terminal at Walvis Bay to augment the growth of their businesses and bring much-
WINDHOEK – The 2019 Economic Growth Summit, which this week took place under the theme ‘Economic Revival for Inclusive Growth – Strengthening the Namibian House’, managed to secure some N$50 billion
TSUMKWE - The United States Agency for International Development’s (Usaid) Country Representative Dr Randy Kolstad handed over a 4x4-vehicle and cartridges for a GeneXpert TB diagnostic machine to the
WINDHOEK – The Katutura Magistrate’s Court yesterday to Namibian Defence Force (NDF) soldier Gerson Nakale that he will not get bail – a second such decision by the court.
WINDHOEK – Zambezi Regional Governor Lawrence Sampofu says delays in completing capital projects is a serious concern in the region.
WINDHOEK – The governments of Namibia and Botswana are currently in talks to allow their nationals visiting either country to use their national identity cards instead of passports.
WINDHOEK - Employees of Bank of Namibia (BoN), through their Eagle Outreach Committee donated N$4 900 towards the up keep of a girl who has a rare condition of a protruding tongue.
WINDHOEK – Secretary to Cabinet, George Simataa, has appealed for patience from children of the liberation struggle, who completed training at Berg Aukas nine months ago and await job placements as
WINDHOEK – An unapologetic President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is on a state visit to Namibia, yesterday said Zimbabweans do not regret their internationally unpopular decision to take their land back from white farmers.
WINDHOEK – President Emmerson Mnangagwa says since January this year Zimbabwe has started seeing a surplus on the current account.
WINDHOEK – International Relations and Cooperation Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says it is important to develop complementary investment strategies to enable Namibia and Zimbabwe to create
WINDHOEK - Ovambanderu Chief Kilus Munjuku III Nguvauva has approached the High Court to review and set aside the decision by Minister of Urban and Rural Development Peya Mushelenga to recognise Chief Turimuro Hoveka as a traditional leader.
OMUTHIYA – President Hage Geingob has urged Swapo members to take a leaf from former ruling party
OMUTHIYA – Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila yesterday revealed that the government has so
SWAKOPMUND - The acting tribal head of the Topaaar community, Chief Stoffel Anamab, must be
WINDHOEK - The Home Affairs and Immigration Minister, Frans Kapofi, has revealed that the issue of passport shortage could be resolved by September.
GOBABIS – The Namibia Farm Workers Union (Nafwu) General Secretary Rocco Nguvauva is calling on the agricultural sector to ensure that the rights of farm workers to freely participate in the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections are respected.
SWAKOPMUND – The fact that 4 500 people in Erongo Region have registered for drought relief assistance while government had initially only budgeted for 2 000 people was among issues touched on during President Hage Geingob’s town hall meeting here yesterday.
WINDHOEK - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is scheduled to arrive in Namibia on Monday for a three-day state visit.
WINDHOEK- The Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation has announced that the high-level technical committee, constituted for the purpose of identifying additional sources to fund Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) beneficiaries, has successfully completed its assignment.
WINDHOEK- NamWater needs N$12.7 billion over the next five years to develop new water schemes and to rehabilitate aging infrastructures in Namibia.
WINDHOEK – Press secretary in the presidency Alfredo Hengari has reacted to a New Era headline that he
RUNDU - The NBC radio network tower stationed at Shamvura village, Ndiyona Constituency in Kavango East, which got damaged in March last year, is still unfixed.
WINDHOEK - Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein has expressed dismay over fellow parliamentarians’ failure to discuss and conclude favourably the consideration of three non-banking financial sector bills.
WINDHOEK – Visiting President of the German Bundesrat Daniel Günther says his country is still haunted by the terror that Germans brought to the people of Namibia at the beginning of the 20th century, especially the
WINDHOEK – The Presidential Commission into Claims on Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution yesterday told President Hage Geingob that there is strong opposition to the proposed sale of Namibia’s
WINDHOEK - Namibian Defence Force (NDF) acting-chief, Air-Vice Marshal Martin Pinehas has accused the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC)’s Omurari radio station of fabricating news surrounding the
OTJIWARONGO – Governor of Otjozondjupa Region Otto Ipinge has described President Geingob’s town hall meetings as a platform that will develop effective partnerships between the President and citizens.
WINDHOEK - City of Windhoek CEO Robert Kahimise has accused officials at the country’s biggest municipality of having benefited from underhand land deals and bribery for similar allocations.
WINDHOEK - A former Windhoek magistrate who is accused of raping two women between Windhoek Central and Katutura state hospitals suffered another legal blow when his appeal failed in the Windhoek High
WINDHOEK – Justice minister Sakeus Shanghala said that Namibia is not ready to legalise marijuana as the country is not ready to deal with societal psychotic-prone symptoms associated with the drug.
WINDHOEK - With the roll out of 5G networks and other new technologies, global companies such as Huawei would continue playing a key role in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services, said African ICT experts.
SWAKOPMUND - The accident scene in which three Germans and three Namibians were killed between Swakopmund and Henties Bay on 29 December 2014 was tampered with in the sense that the road was smoothed over with a grader, hours after the accident occurred.
KATIMA MULILO – The Kidney and Dialysis Specialist Centre, which has eased woes for patients with kidney failure in Zambezi Region, was officially opened by the Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday.
OMUTHIYA - TransNamib yesterday launched its N$22 million modern tamping machine at Omuthiya substation, to work on the railway line from Tsumeb to Ondangwa. This will be the second machine to one which was bought in the 1970s.
WINDHOEK - A 46-year-old woman died yesterday morning after her vehicle – allegedly with a faulty handbrake – rolled backwards and trapped her underneath it before coming to a standstill some metres into her neighbour’s yard. It is alleged that the woman tried to stop the vehicle which was rolling on a slight slope.
GOBABIS - President Hage Geingob challenged residents of Omaheke Region to use their democratic right and meet him at the ballots if they think he had not delivered on his promises, as he kicked off with his series of town hall meetings here yesterday.
WINDHOEK – Swapo regional coordinator for Oshikoto Armas Amukwiyu said the leadership in the region is working towards ensuring that President Hage Geingob and the ruling party secure record victories in the national elections slated for November.
WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob was on course to remove Katrina Hanse-Himarwa as minister of education even if she had not tendered her resignation, State House said yesterday.
WALVIS BAY – Trevor Brockerhof, the defence lawyer for Nimt double murder accused Ernst Lichtenstrasser, said there is no way that police could have found tyre tracks and footprints that link his client to the murders
WINDHOEK – Education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa yesterday conceded that her conviction for corruption by the Windhoek High Court could have implications for her political career.
WINDHOEK – The executive director in the Office of the Prime Minister I-Ben Natangwe Nashandi says the government has tight mechanisms in place to ensure the drought relief programme is not open to
WINDHOEK – The policy on the placement of various categories of interns, which include professional interns in the public service, was recently reviewed and approved and 131 interns were admitted in public
WINDHOEK – The Groot Aub constituency office is in the process of registering residents for electricity connection.
WINDHOEK – Secretary to Cabinet George Simataa on Thursday said government’s priority is to reduce youth unemployment with over 6 000 unemployed graduates, attend to the plight of 12 000 tertiary students
WINDHOEK - One of Namibia’s richest men, Quinton van Rooyen has said Mexican billionaire investor Alberto Baillères interest in acquiring Erindi, Namibia’s biggest privately-owned game reserve, should bring a smile to every Namibian face.
WINDHOEK- At this stage, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has been able to secure 712
WINDHOEK- Namibia Post and Telecommunication Holdings (NPTH) have donated N$60 million towards the government Drought Relief Programme yesterday morning.
WALVIS BAY - At least 70 percent of people living in rural areas and informal settlements in Namibia defecate in the open.
WINDHOEK – As Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) President Hage Geingob is expected to present the report on the Status of Integration in the regional bloc, at an AfCTA
WINDHOEK – Presidential press secretary Alfredo Hengari says that President Hage Geingob’s upcoming regional assessment missions and town hall meetings are not political campaign ploys as suggested by
OKALONGO – King Mário Shatipamba of Onaluheke Palace in Angola’s Cunene Province said the movement of people between his country and Namibia is too cumbersome and is gradually eroding kinship
WINDHOEK - The recent 2019 Migration Dialogue for Southern African (Midsa) ministerial conference has endorsed recommendations on migration governance for the Southern African Development Community
WINDHOEK – The Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration Frans Kapofi said the ministry is currently in consultations with Southern African Development Community (Sadc) member states to go an extra mile in
WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob has implored Africans to promote the readmission and reintegration of the diaspora back to Africa, saying that such efforts will ensure that people can return to their countries of
MUKWE – Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba says it is very disheartening that a culture of infighting exists amongst traditional communities which is bringing disrepute into the affairs and administration of traditional
WINDHOEK – Descendants of the Ovaherero and Ovambanderu claiming Erindi Private Game Reserve to
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob yesterday emphasised the rule of law following a courtesy call by
WINDHOEK – Former Miss Namibia 2016 Lizelle Esterhuisen recalls the discouraging ordeal she endured including spending more than N$300 000 out of her own pocket while bearing the title of Miss Namibia.
WINDHOEK – Swanu president Tangeni Iijambo has called for the reversal of the constitution to allow
RUNDU - The Chairperson of the Kavango East Regional Farmers Union Adolf Muremi says government
WINDHOEK - The U.S. Department of State’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs,
SWAKOPMUND – At least 6201 vulnerable households in Erongo Region have been registered for emergency drought relief assistance.
WINDHOEK – Prime Minister Saara Kuugongwelwa-Amadhila said the transport benefits of public office-bearers do not fall away when they attend political events such as party rallies, as long as their activities
RUNDU - The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry’s veterinary services vaccinated 17,751 cattle against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), while 25 207 cattle were covered against contagious bovine
WINDHOEK- Despite government’s effort to ensure refugees at Osire Refugee Camp have access to
RUNDU - The Kavango East Region’s farming initiative ‘Operation Werengendje’, aimed at assisting and inspiring Kavango East residents to produce more food, recorded a poor harvest.
WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob said former liberation movements are faced with numerous
OMUTHIYA -Anger, hatred and infighting has now become the order of the day in Omuthiya Town Council, following the unearthing of an avalanche of alleged high-level corruption and nepotism involving the mayor, her deputy and some councillors.
WINDHOEK - Namibian Police Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga has directed all law enforcement agencies involved in Operation Kalahari Desert to obey the instructions of their commanders and to strictly
WINDHOEK - Ovambanderu Chief Kilus Munjuku III Nguvauva has put the blame of traditional authorities’ disputes squarely on government, warning that unless government changes its approach, disputes will
WINDHOEK - Omusati businessman Maurus Valombola, 61, who was acquitted on murder, but convicted
WINDHOEK - Despite the fact that many African countries spend between 20 to 25 percent of their national budgets on education, however, the quality of the outcomes of the education systems remain a serious challenge.
WINDHOEK – First National Bank Namibia, through the FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust is supporting the Sikunga fish protection project in Zambezi with an amount of N$775 000 to curb illegal fishing, over a three-year period.
WINDHOEK - First Lady Monica Geingos says society must understand the relationship of landlessness, farmworkers and their children and why many end up in correctional facilities.
WINDHOEK- New legislation is needed to enable the widespread establishment of communal grazing areas, local management’s institutions and grazing management plans to incentivize sustainable rangeland management.
WINDHOEK – The Swapo leadership in Otjozondjupa Region yesterday suspended with immediate effect six party officials – including governor Otto Ipinge – pending pronouncement by the political bureau of the party.
WINDHOEK - United Nations (UN) resident coordinator in Namibia Rachel Odede yesterday announced a contribution of N$15 million (USD1 million) to help more than 700 000 people estimated to be food insecure due to drought in the country.
WINDHOEK - Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Christine //Hoebes has commended Russian President Vladimir Putin for taking the initiative to host the first Russia-African Summit schedule for October in Sochi on the Black Sea.
WINDHOEK – Public Enterprises Minister Leon Jooste yesterday said a report prepared by independent consultants on a more suitable business model for the national airline has been completed.
WINDHOEK – Statistics released by the Employment Equity Commission (EEC) indicate that 36 822 employment contracts were terminated during the 2017/18 financial period.
WINDHOEK - White employees who comprise only 0.4 percent of the country’s workforce accounted for 29 percent of positions at management levels, according to the 2017/18 Employment Equity Commission (EEC) report tabled in parliament last week.
WINDHOEK - Following a public outcry over its recent dismissal of 86 employees, the Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) is willing to reverse this decision, Erongo governor Cleophas Mutjavikua said in his state of the region address.
ONGWEDIVA – Ink had barely dried on a ministerial letter yesterday confirming Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo as the designate Omukwaniilwa of Ondonga, when his uncle Konis Kalenga, who is also a
WINDHOEK – The ongoing court case against Air Namibia by now defunct European-based Challenge Air, which is demanding N$400 million, continues to wreak havoc on the national airline’s liquidity to the extent that it is affecting regional and domestic flights and frustrating domestic travellers.
WINDHOEK - Mexican billionaire investor Alberto Baillères is adamant that he has receive government approval to purchase the multi-billion-dollar game reserve despite Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila’s insistence that no such consent was yet granted.
WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob, addressing hundreds of Swapo supporters during the celebration of the party’s 59th anniversary at Katima Mulilo, advised the country’s citizens against tribalism which he described as “worrying and of great concern”.
WINDHOEK – Twenty-nine years since Namibia’s first democratic election, fragments of apartheid remain in the workplace, Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation Erkki Nghimtina has
WINDHOEK – The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation will commence a project of profiling all 31 Namibian diplomatic missions in New Era newspaper, Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah confirmed yesterday.
WINDHOEK - A shortfall of N$87,3 million is anticipated in monthly payments of liberation struggle veterans’ allowance due to a huge number of former fighters retiring from active service.
KEETMANSHOOP - Political and traditional leaders from the Nama community have slammed the fact that their vernacular language is not offered on a high level in Namibian schools.
WINDHOEK - Livestock worth N$3.5 million have been stolen between April 2018 and March 2019 on farms and villages in the Omaheke Region, Omaheke Regional Governor Festus Ueitele has revealed.
WINDHOEK – New Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) president Mike Kavekotora, who was elected at an elective convention over the weekend, says he has his eyes firmly set on becoming Namibia’s president after national elections slated for November.
OTJIWARONGO - Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Doreen Sioka recently handed over income-generating equipment valued at just over N$311, 000 to 25 needy Namibians from Otjozondjupa Region.
WINDHOEK – The trial of former Air Namibia cabin crew member Percival Mensah has experienced a setback once more, causing the trial to be postponed from May to June.
RUNDU - Residents of Rundu are now seeking divine intervention and have organised a prayer day today for the town’s administration which is in chaos with constant disunity amongst the council members which has now brought operations in the Rundu Town Council to a standstill.
WINDHOEK - One of the five men accused of breaking into the residence of Walvis Bay businessman Hans-Jorg Möller and shooting him to death when he came to the defence of his wife is asking the High Court to release him on bail as he fears for his life.
WINDHOEK – The country’s two largest civil servant unions have told Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila that they do not have a problem with a one-off two percent voluntary contribution by civil servants to the drought coffers, provided that civil servants agree to it themselves.
WINDHOEK – Former Vice-President Nickey Iyambo, who died recently at the age of 83, will be buried tomorrow at Heroes Acre next to the grave of former Robben Island prisoner Peter Iilonga.
WINDHOEK – A large crowd of tertiary students staged a peaceful demonstration in Windhoek on Wednesday, demanding from the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) and the minister of higher education that all qualified and eligible students be funded to further pursue their studies.
Supreme Court Acting Judge of Appeal Theo Frank was removed from any involvement in the pending appeal of Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein against a decision by the Windhoek High Court to stay the implementation of the provisions of the NamibRe Act, pending the outcome of a constitutional challenge against the provisions of the Act.
The Ministry of Public Enterprises said last week it is busy with the development of a performance management framework for all public enterprises (PEs), which will be supported by a fully-fledged electronic integrated performance management system.
National Council Swapo Member of Parliament Damian Nakambare, who is also Nkurenkuru Constituency Councillor, has proposed that the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources considers amending some of its fishing rights requirements to ensure that all Namibians – irrespective of their social status – can freely apply for fishing rights.
More than 150 brewers, beer enthusiasts and industry experts recently gathered in Cape Town for the African Beer Cup. More than 140 different beers from 11 African countries entered this prestigious competition.
Brave Warriors assistant coach, Collin Benjamin, heaped massive praise on Namibia’s courageous performance in their 2-1 loss to Malawi late yesterday during their 2019 Cosafa Cup Group B decider, but admitted that lack of experience had a hand in their defeat.
Visiting Tanzanian President John Magufuli, on a rare trip abroad, yesterday expressed unhappiness with the fact that trade between his country and Namibia for the past five years was only worth a paltry N$360 million.
President Hage Geingob led tributes for two Swapo councillors Lotto Kuushomwa and Samson Nghilumbwa who died separately yesterday morning.
An investigation by the Bank of Namibia (BoN) into the business model of Jamalife Helpers Global has determined that the business contravenes section 55A of the Banking Institutions Act. As a result, the Bank has directed Jamalife Helpers Global to cease their operations and to repay all monies obtained from the public within a period of 21 days.
Capricorn Group and its subsidiaries are committed to the principles of sound corporate governance which are characterised by discipline, transparency, accountability and responsibility. The Group advocates the fight against corruption, which is one of the biggest threats that societies face today.
After a year absence, Namboer Auctioneers with the assistance of various livestock organisations, last week Wednesday hosted the comeback of the hugely popular livestock auctions in the evenings with a loud bang.
Young footballer Ryan Nyambe, whose loyalty to Namibia came into question after his recent inclusion into the Brave Warriors squad for this year’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament, says he had already assured the coaching staff of his availability prior to the team’s dramatic qualification in March.
Chinese ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming says no country in the world “can afford to pursue development with its doors closed” because the global economy is interdependent, and that countries have so much to gain through openness as opposed to trade warring.
Mushelenga threatens to suspend entire Rundu Town Council
The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) on Wednesday met President Hage Geingob to present him with a detailed document on urgent contemporary issues, challenges and concerns currently being experienced by students and trainees.
Air Namibia on Friday confirmed the suspension of the Windhoek to Lagos Accra route as of Friday, May 24, 2019. The national airline no longer flies to Ghana or Nigeria after introducing the West African route at the end of June 2018.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s Minister of Sports, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni says the high unemployment rate amongst the youth across the South African Development Community (Sadc) region remains a very explosive situation and a cause for concern.
SWAKOPMUND – Rio Tinto will accelerate the closure of its Rössing Uranium mine to June 2020 if the N$1.5 billion sale of the mine to China National Uranium Corporation (CNUC) is not approved by the Namibia Competition Commission (NaCC). The mine has about 1000 employees and a lifespan stretching to 2025.
WINDHOEK - International Relations and Cooperation Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said Namibia and Russia remain special friends and their friendship needs to be nourished and maintained, not only at the political level but through other platforms as well.
MARIENTAL - The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called on Namibian citizens to show solidarity with one another during the current crippling drought that the country is facing.
WINDHOEK - Mexican billionaire investor Alberto Baillères, worth N$122 billion ($8.3 billion) according to Forbes, is finalising a sale agreement with the owners of Erindi private game reserve.
WINDHOEK - City Police Chief Abraham Kanime said the upliftment to his suspension has been long overdue and at the same time costly. Kanime’s sentiments come after City of Windhoek council voted on Tuesday evening to lift his suspension.
WINDHOEK - Approximately US$5.4 million or the equivalent of N$77 million of Venezuelans funds meant for social programmes are held, frozen and confiscated in international banks, as a result of the economic blockade of Venezuela. The economic sanctions are being spearheaded by the USA government.
SWAKOPMUND - Desert and coastal agricultural researcher at the University of Namibia (Unam)’s Henties Bay campus Allan Mupambwa says that hydroponic could play a key role both in large scale gardening as well as urban gardening at the coast.
OMUTHIYA - Some war veterans that were to benefit from the veterans affairs housing scheme have been reportedly refusing to move into the houses upon completion, an issue that has irked the ministry which says the houses could have been diverted to more deserving individuals.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek East Constituency Councillor Ruusa Namuhuja has urged government to cut spending on State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and allocate such funds to deserving priorities such as drought mitigation schemes, hospitals, schools and housing.
SWAKOPMUND - The concept of sustainable utilisation of marine resources remains key, but the optimal exploitation of the blue ocean economy needs collective collaboration between Namibian and international stakeholders in exploring this untapped gem.
OSHAKATI - The Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on Thursday sentenced former teacher Immanuel Mutikisha to three years imprisonment for attempting to bribe a police officer to get rid of a docket.
WINDHOEK – Cabinet has endorsed the monkfish total allowable catch (TAC) to be set at 7 200 metric tons for the 2019/2020 fishing season, which is slightly lower than last year.
OMUTHIYA - As the dust refuses to settle on the compensation issue between the Omuthiya Town Council and community, the Minister of Urban and Rural Development Dr Peya Mushelenga has resolved to set up a committee to investigate the matter thoroughly.
OSHAKATI - A commotion over a laptop at the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital on Tuesday afternoon led to the unveiling and arrest of the suspected fake intern doctor who has been stationed illegally at the hospital for the past two weeks.
WINDHOEK - Newly proposed banking legislation will limit foreign ownership to 75 percent while the remaining 25 percent should be allocated to qualifying Namibian nationals.
WINDHOEK - The 22-member High Level Panel on the Namibian Economy (HLPE), chaired by veteran economist Johannes Gawaxab, has been tasked to help create N$15 billion (US$1 billion) worth of investment in the next two years. Eos Capital Managing Director Gawaxab is deputised on the panel by Nangula Uaandja, Country Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
WINDHOEK - When Debmarine Namibia’s N$7 billion (US$468 million) vessel is completed by the Dutch-based shipbuilder Damen Shipyards, it will represent the largest-ever investment in the global history of marine diamond recovery.
WINDHOEK - The Presidential Commission into Claims on Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution held its first meeting from 6 to 10 May,
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob yesterday told a group who claim they were kept in detention by Swapo during the liberation struggle to accept that any such act was part of the war that Namibia underwent.
WINDHOEK – The Lesotho government has granted Namibian businessman Knowledge Katti and his Mosotho partner Thabo Ntai a licence to cultivate, manufacture and supply cannabis, in line with the kingdom nation’s laws. The licence is valid for ten years and is renewable on an annual basis.
WINDHOEK- Although constrained by a limited budget, the National Council standing committees achieved an implementation rate of 76 percent of the planned activities from which nine reports were tabled and adopted.
RUNDU - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) is closing down its Ndiyona settlement sub-office in Ndiyona Constituency in Kavango East and the three staff members at the office will be relocated to Buffalo core area in the Bwabwata (West) National Park in Mukwe, Kavango East.
WALVIS BAY - Swapo vice-president Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has reiterated the ruling party’s position that members aspiring to stand as independent candidates in elections must first quit the party.
WINDHOEK - Following months of anxiety among defaulting students at the University of Namibia (Unam) over being allowed to sit for their exams, the university management has decided to allow such students to write exams which started this week.
WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob – who also heads Namibia’s ruling party Swapo - has added his voice to the loud thunders of congratulations for his South African counterpart, the African National Congress (ANC) and SA President Cyril Ramaphosa, following their victory in the just-ended elections.
KEETMANSHOOP - New Era recently engaged youth leaders from various political parties in the //Kharas Region so that they could share on the challenges they face and on what remedial interventions should be implemented to address these demands.
HENTIES BAY - Former president of Namibia, Sam Nujoma says government should consider prioritising and fast-track the implementation of a large-scale seawater desalination plant that would provide water for the country.
WINDHOEK- The Speaker to the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi, has emphasised that travelling for members of the National Council forms part of the mission to achieve the mandate of the institution.
WINDHOEK - Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila and the Deputy PM Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah yesterday implored regional governors not to let anyone die of hunger as a result of the drought that was declared a state of emergency by President Hage Geingob on Monday.
WINDHOEK - The ruling party Swapo yesterday distanced itself from the independent candidate in the upcoming Ondangwa Urban Constituency by-election, after social media posts suggested she was a ‘Swapo independent candidate’. Photos of Angelina Immanuel were accompanied by Swapo colours, with a call to vote for her.
SWAKOPMUND - A German company, Blueplanet Investment, will tackle Hepatitis E through a pilot project that will be launched in the Democratic Resettlement Community (DRC) in Swakopmund, with environmentally friendly products they produce in Frankfurt.