• August 16th, 2018
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AfCFTA: Tweya assures infant industries

WINDHOEK - The Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Tjekero Tweya, has dismissed perceptions by some critics that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), recently ratified by Namibia, will kill the already struggling infant industries in the country.


Chief Mayuni condemns secessionist group

CHOI - Leader of the Mashi Traditional Authority at Choi, Chief Joseph Tembwe Mayuni has expressed concern about the pro-secessionist Caprivi Concerned Group saying their activities are a major source of instability in the Zambezi that in 1998 was rocked by a secessionist uprising.


More resignations rock RDP

ONGWEDIVA – The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), once tipped to unseat Swapo after orchestrating mass resignations in the ruling party, is enduring the same fate after several of its members followed party president Jeremiah Nambinga in quitting the party.


Twelve people die in road accidents

OTJIWARONGO – Twelve people died in three separate road accidents on Friday and Saturday, with one killing eight people north of Otjiwarongo. The other two accidents on Saturday, which occurred in Erongo Region, claimed four lives.

SADC condemns loss of lives in Zimbabwe elections

WINDHOEK - The SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation has condemned the killing of six people in Harare, Zimbabwe, as soldiers and police fought running battles with hundreds of opposition supporters disputing victory of the ruling ZANU PF party and its presidential candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa.


SADC should strive for peaceful resolutions

WINDHOEK - The Permanent Secretary of International Relations and Cooperation Selma Ashipala-Musavyi who yesterday took over as SADC chairperson of the Standing Committee of Senior Officials says the organ should find lasting solutions to ensure that peace and security prevails in the region. Ashipala-Musavyi took over the chairperson of the responsibility from South African outgoing chair Sandile Schalk.


Namibia unfazed by Trump’s renewed Iranian sanctions

WINDHOEK – Namibia is unfazed by America’s re-imposition of sanctions against Iran, and would continue to trade and engage with Iran according to the bilateral cooperation that the two countries agreed to in April this year. Minister of International Relations, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, in an interview with New Era yesterday...


SADC urged to strive for peace

WINDHOEK - The International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), in collaboration with the National Youth Council of Namibia and the Namibia Youth Development Organisation, are spearheading the “We Are One” intergenerational dialogue.

ILO advises Shoprite to engage govt

WINDHOEK – The director-general of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder, has advised Shoprite Checkers group to engage the local trade union and the government to find a satisfactory solution to the aftermath of the lawsuit instituted by the company against its employees following their strike in 2015.

Shoprite shareholder GIPF supports sued workers

WINDHOEK – The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF), one of the largest Namibian beneficiary shareholders in Shoprite Holdings, has spoken out against the ill treatment of workers and indecent wages at Shoprite, as well as its support for the calls for Shoprite to drop the lawsuit against its workers.