GOBABIS - President Hage Geingob has told traditional leaders to stop flooding State House with their disputes and rather solve their squabbles using the existing traditional justice system.
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.
WINDHOEK - Following a successful session of the joint commission of cooperation (JCC) between Namibia and Guinea (Conakry) in Windhoek this week, the two countries signed three bilateral agreements in the areas mining, agriculture, and tourism.
WINDHOEK - National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) Utjiua Muinjangue and Josef Kauandenge who are set to join Parliament later this year have promised to bring “fire and fury” to the National
WINDHOEK – Works and Transport Minister John Mutorwa has blamed the Office of the Attorney General for taking too long in solving cases of illegal occupation of government flats, which he described as a thorny issue that needs to be resolved as soon as possible.
RUNDU - Rundu acting CEO Sikongo Haihambo on Tuesday tendered his resignation citing the absence of a management committee due to deep-seated differences among Swapo councillors who persistently declined nominations and thus is “making his work difficult to execute especially now that the town is in a heap of issues”.
WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob has expressed concern over the cost and security implications of holding large ivory stocks and has reiterated the country’s stance towards legal international trade of ivory, from which proceeds –
WINDHOEK – Following the declaration of a national state of emergency with respect to drought by President Hage Geingob on Monday, the government-owned Agricultural Bank of Namibia (Agribank) said yesterday that it will announce by the end of this week a range of initiatives to support its customers affected by drought.
OSHAKATI - The persistent drought affecting the entire country is expected to worsen in Oshana Region’s Uuvudhiya grazing area where more than 500 000 cattle mainly from Oshana, Oshikoto, and Omusati regions compete for grazing and scarce water resources.
WINDHOEK- Government, through the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, will utilise a total amount of N$746 million - of the N$1 billion loan the African Development Bank (AfDB) advanced to Namibia - to upgrade, renovate and construct education physical facilities
WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob yesterday declared the current drought affecting 23 arid and semi-arid counties and pockets of other areas a national disaster.
OMUTHIYA - The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS- Free, Mentored and Safe (Dreams) project was launched in Oshikoto Region, in September 2018 in an effort to change or improve the livelihoods of children/ learners. This program is mainly targeting adolescent girls and women.
KEETMANSHOOP - “It is my vision to build a legacy of research, innovation and development at this institution,” said professor Kenneth Matengu, the current vice- chancellor of the University of Namibia (Unam) during a stakeholders’ engagement meeting held in Keetmanshoop recently.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob’s dream of seeing Ongombo West farm producing flowers full throttle and exporting to overseas market - as was the case during its ownership under the evicted Wiese prior to 2005 – is being complicated by the 99-year lease of the farm to its current occupants.
WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob has said the late Mvula ya Nangolo – the veteran journalist who died recently and was laid to rest on this year’s Cassinga Day – was a man who relied on planned implementation rather than coincidences.
WINDHOEK – The major challenge being experienced in higher education is that the funding allocation to this crucial sector has not been commensurate with the significant growth of programme offerings, student numbers and infrastructural expansion needed at higher education institutions.
WINDHOEK - Lukas Nepela Nikodemus, the man charged with the murder and burning of two young women at a rubbish dump in Pionierspark suburb in Windhoek, stuck to his story that he did not kill the deceased and was framed by a person called Bennie when he testified in his own defense during Monday and Tuesday this week in the Windhoek High Court.
WINDHOEK – An alarmed President Hage Geingob yesterday met with the top brass of the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Safety and Security, Namibian Police and Namibia Defence Force, to seek clarity on the much-publicised allegations of brutalities by soldiers against civilians last weekend.
WINDHOEK – State-owned enterprises collectively owe a massive N$43 billion in debts, which equals 25 percent of GDP. What worries Public Enterprises Minister Leon Jooste even more is that commercial SOEs, from which the government expects to receive dividends, collectively received N$1.2 billion from Treasury in bailouts for the 2017/18 financial year.
WINDHOEK - Prosecutor General Martha Imalwa yesterday confirmed she is scrutinising an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) docket alleging the role supposedly played by ministers Katrina Hanse-Himarwa and Alpheus Naruseb in allocating a resettlement farm to Hanse-Himarwa’s son.
WINDHOEK - The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) and other minority shareholders in Ohorongo Cement are unsure about the strategic intentions of a predominantly Chinese company, International Cement Group (ICG), which is set to become Ohorongo’s majority shareholder.
KAMANJAB - The country’s rhino and elephant populations have more than doubled and it’s all thanks to a well-managed natural resource management programme, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism has revealed. Sikopo said, “Our elephant population has more than doubled from 7500 in 1995 to about 24000 today.”
WINDHOEK – A government report released yesterday has painted ‘terrible year’ ahead after poor rains, with government urged to implement the drought relief measures without delay in order to provide help to desperate communities.
WINDHOEK- Namibia Wildlife Resort (NWR) Managing Director Zelna Hengari has been placed on suspension following allegations that she contracted the company to a public private partnership (PPP) with Sun Karros Lifestyle Safaris without necessary approval.
WALVIS BAY – An employee of the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (Nimt)’s Tsumeb campus, who appeared in the Karibib Magistrate’s Court yesterday for illegal possession of ammunition found in his car, is under questioning and may soon be charged in connection with the cold-blooded killings of the institute’s top two bosses a week ago.
OMUTHIYA – The business community of Omuthiya operating in the town’s sandwiched informal area is irked by actions of a Chinese businessman, Zhou Jianbin, who stands accused of using human faeces as manure for his backyard garden.
WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) reaffirmed his administration’s commitment in fighting against poverty, social inequality and corruption.
WINDHOEK – Ganja Users of Namibia (GUN) and scores of Namibian Rastafarians on Saturday protested against the prohibition of cannabis, appealing to Namibian authorities to emulate South Africa and other countries that have decriminalised the recreational and other use of dagga.
WINDHOEK - A former police officer from Gobabis, convicted of stabbing his two sons to death in April 2014, was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment by Judge Dinnah Usiku yesterday.
WALVIS BAY – Several persons of interest, mostly employees of the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (Nimt), have been questioned since Monday by the Namibian Police in the Erongo Region in connection with the brutal murders of the institute’s executive director and his deputy on Monday morning.
WINDHOEK - Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Namibia (ELCRN) who are aggrieved by the process used to determine the new bishop of the church vowed on Tuesday this week that they will leave no stone unturned to challenge the current process of electing bishops adopted by the current leaders of the church.
SWAKOPMUND – The Namibian police have launched a nationwide hunt for the killer of the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (Nimt) executive director Eckhart Mueller and his deputy Heimo Hellwig, who were heinously killed on Monday.
KATIMA MULILO – Oshilongo Energy Shell filling station in Katima Mulilo is facing serious financial challenges that could lead to rentrenchment of some of its 20 employees. As of late last year, the filling station would go for days without fuel, while employees’ salaries have also been numerously delayed.
RUNDU – The Ecumenical Church in Rundu’s Queens Park location has been ordered by the court not to have overflows of members outside the church building as this necessitated the use of speakers that nearby residents say are noisy.
WINDHOEK - The Governor of Otjozondjupa Region Otto Ipinge has declared Tsumkwe Constituency a special area that needs special developmental attention.
SWAKOPMUND – The mystery surrounding the sensational killings of Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (Nimt) executive director Eckhard Mueller and his deputy Heimo Hellwig was compounded by the fact that there was no arrest as of late yesterday.
WINDHOEK – State House said it would not comment on “speculative gossip on the part of the public” regarding the alleged suicide of a State House official and his alleged involvement in the illegal installation of an elevator at a government property.
ONAMUNGUDO – The battle for the throne of Ondonga traditional community reached unprecedented heights yesterday as two warring factions each crowned its own leader as the omukwaniilwa.
WINDHOEK - Three judges of the Namibia Supreme Court dismissed an appeal the Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) lodged against a judgment of the Windhoek High Court refusing a final interdict against The Patriot newspaper and its editor Mathias Haufiku from publishing a story relating to properties it owns.
WINDHOEK - Burundi’s long quest to become the 17th member of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) has reached an advanced stage, as the regional body’s evaluation team will next month (May) visit the eastern African country for inspections on whether it meets the requirements before being admitted.
WALVIS BAY – Pilchard catching Walvis Bay-based fishing company, Etosha Fishing Corporation has been forced to retrench 19 of its employees and also to dispose three of their vessels due to poor catches in foreign waters.
WINDHOEK - The Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) needs an estimate of N$4.2 billion to provide a coordinated regional response action to meet the immediate humanitarian needs and early recovery actions following the devastating tropical cyclone Idai that hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
WINDHOEK - While other members of the Aandonga community were in attendance of yesterday’s memorial service of their late leader Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, lawyers for two factions fighting over the crown were at each other’s throats in the Windhoek High Court.
WINDHOEK – A number of patients requiring dental treatment at the Katutura State Hospital were turned away this week due to a shortage of gloves at the equipment-strapped public health facility.
WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob during his four-day visit to Portugal for the Horasis Global Meeting was centered on building investor confidence and promoting Namibia as a country with a favourable business environment and destination of choice for international businesses and investors.
WINDHOEK – Dishonest Namibian Traffic Information System (Natis) officials who dubiously sell licenses to unqualified drivers and black drivers in general are contributing immensely to road accidents in Namibia, Swapo MPs charged in the National Assembly yesterday.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia National Student’s Organisation (Nanso) has welcomed the appointment of its president Ester Simon by President Hage Geingob to serve on the High level Panel on the Namibian Economy, which was announced last week.
WINDHOEK - Namibian police Inspector-General Sebastain Ndeitunga said the recent N$4.6 billion budget allocation to the police will not be sufficient to meet demands such as procuring new vehicles, uniforms, operations and administration.
WINDHOEK - A 42-year-old woman, who allegedly consulted a traditional doctor after suffering from headache, died after she was given traditional herbs to drink.
WINDHOEK – The cardiac unit at the Windhoek Central Hospital has successfully attended to 104 patients requiring open heart surgery, 318 open-heart and related procedures were conducted at the unit.
CASCAIS, PORTUGAL - Namibia is ruling out dropping its currency peg with the South African rand “unless something very drastic happens,” given the close trade links to its larger neighbour and the drive by the world’s biggest producer of marine diamonds to recover from a two-year recession.
OMUTHIYA - The Executive Director in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Social Welfare, Welhencia Uiras, has refuted claims that the ministry is planning to suspend social grants offered to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) due to financial woes.
NYEGE - Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga, says government has devised mechanisms to cope with the current economic situation and one of the mechanisms is to cut costs and only to spend where there is dire need.
WINDHOEK - The lack of proper coordination between the courts and the Mental Health Care Centre, a subdivision of the Windhoek Central Hospital, contributes to the delay in the mental observation of trial-awaiting offenders.
WINDHOEK – The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has called on the party’s top brass to urgently institute disciplinary measures against former lecturer at the Swapo Party School, Dr Panduleni Itula, who is purported to have written that Swapo members may stand as independent candidates for the Namibian presidency.
WINDHOEK - Two members of the Ondonga Traditional Authority and possible successors to the late Omukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas will bring an urgent application in the High Court on Thursday this week for an order interdicting and restraining Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo from appointing a successor to the deceased or taking over in that capacity.
SWAKOPMUND – Swakopmund businessman, Norbert Sadlowski, who has displayed a replica of the Reiterdenkmal at his Alstadt restaurant, is accused of being insensitive towards the suffering of Namibians at the hands of the Germans during the colonial times.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob will travel to Cascais, Portugal, to attend the annual Horasis Global Meeting - one of the world’s foremost discussion forums offering an ideal platform to explore and foster cooperation, impact investing and sustainable growth, the presidency said in a statement.
WINDHOEK - Suspended Windhoek City Police chief Abraham Kanime plans to approach the High Court to compel City of Windhoek to set a date for his delayed disciplinary hearing after the matter degenerated into a game of ping-pong between the Windhoek City Council and the CEO Robert Kahimise.
WINDHOEK - A former police officer convicted of stabbing his two sons to death in April 2014 and two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Correctional Facility by Judge Dinah Usiku wants the court to show him mercy.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg, who is presiding over the corruption trial of current education minister and former governor of the Hardap Region Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, yesterday questioned her on various aspects of her testimony to get clarity. First he wanted to know from Hanse-Himarwa what her duties were as the Hardap Governor.
WINDHOEK – Swapo secretary for information Hilma Nicanor says there is no way the millions spent on renovating the house of the Founding Father Sam Nujoma would have addressed poverty, adding that the government already has programmes in place to address such challenges.
WINDHOEK - Otjombinde Constituency Councillor Katjanaa Kaurivi, who made history in 2015 when he stood and won an election for the first time in the country’s history as an independent candidate, says he is ready to stand again as an independent candidate in next year’s regional council elections.
RUNDU - The Agricultural Business Development Agency (AgriBusDev) will lease out the Ndonga-Linena irrigation project in Kavango East, Orange River irrigation project (ORIP) at Aussenkehr in the south of the country and the Kalimbezi irrigation project in Zambezi which produces rice.
WINDHOEK - The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) last Friday arrested a chief customs official employed by the Ministry of Finance for allegedly soliciting two bribes amounting to N$9 000 from an importer of goods into Namibia.
WINDHOEK- Ovambanderu Chief Kilus Munjuku III Nguvauva has joined the ranks of mourners paying homage to his ‘father-figure’ the Omukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, remembering him for his “generosity and wise counsel” during the time of trials and tribulations.
WALVIS BAY - Consumer lobbyist Rob Parker says it is high time the government protects Namibians against inferior imported chicken portions from Brazil - not only in terms of health implications but costs too.
WINDHOEK – The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) revealed on Monday it will finalise by the end of this month the recruitment of about 15 000 temporary employees for the 2019 supplementary registration of voters and the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
WINDHOEK – A former police officer accused of stabbing his two sons to death in April 2014 was convicted on two counts of murder with direct intent and two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Correctional Facility, by Judge Dinah Usiku yesterday.
WINDHOEK - Minister of Education Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, 51, yesterday issued a blank denial that she corruptly used her office for gratification or that she gave a “directive” to members of the committee responsible for selecting the
RUNDU – Livestock farmers in the Kavango East Region are ready and waiting for the completion of the N$110 million Rundu abattoir which is currently in the final stages of being done, says the chairperson of the Kavango East Regional Farmers Union (KERFU) Adolf Muremi.
WINDHOEK – Last week’s breakthrough resolution by the European Parliament on Europe’s colonial crimes in Africa is a major shift in the moral compass of that continent, a Namibian academic observed.