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International visitor numbers impress Shifeta
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International visitor numbers impress Shifeta

Minister of Environment Forestry and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta has expressed delight at the increase in the number of travellers who visited Namibia in the past year. Launching Namibia’s Tourism Statistics Report for 2023 yesterday in the capital, he noted that the industry has made an impressive recovery following the devastating impact of Covid-19. Namibia received...

Austria proposes affordable houses initiative in Namibia
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Austria proposes affordable houses initiative in Namibia

An Austria-based company, Global Housing Solutions, has proposed to build affordable houses in Namibia, through a government-based loan of N$1.4 billion (70 million euros). Austria’s 10th federal chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer said  who during a courtesy visit to President Nangolo Mbumba yesterday that through their facilitation, the Namibian government could enter a contract with an Austrian...

Nudo congress ends in shambles 
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Nudo congress ends in shambles 

The failed National Unity Democratic Organisation’s elective congress has a huge financial and credibility cost, and could further shatter the party’s unity. Despite spending nearly N$1 million, of which N$300 000 was allegedly borrowed, the party’s long-awaited congress ended in tears this weekend. Delegates to the congress started arriving in Windhoek on Thursday. By Friday,...

It’s our oil – Swartbooi 
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It’s our oil – Swartbooi 

Lahja Nashuuta  Landless People’s Movement leader Bernadus Swartbooi has taken a swipe at National Planning Commission director general Obeth Kandjoze, who last week was quoted as saying the recent oil discovered in Namibia does not belong to Namibians. Swartbooi was addressing an LPM public meeting in the capital over the weekend. “I understand that Kandjoze...

Protestors question RedForce’s donation 
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Protestors question RedForce’s donation 

WALVIS BAY – A N$100 000 donation pledge by RedForce during the Walvis Bay mayoral gala dinner last year has come back to haunt the council.  This is now being questioned by the residents. During a lunchtime protest last week, residents alleged that the donation was a “thank you” from RedForce after the company was...

Civil servants receive 28 Goreangab houses 
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Civil servants receive 28 Goreangab houses 

Rudolf Gaiseb The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development handed over 28 new houses in Windhoek’s Goreangab Extension 4 to public servants as part of the Informal Settlement Upgrading Pilot Project (ISUPP) on Friday. The ministry’s executive director Nghidinua Daniel said, the project targets low-income earners, and these houses were particularly meant for soldiers, police...

Amushelelo: Opportunist or Activist? … finds refuge in LPM
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Amushelelo: Opportunist or Activist? … finds refuge in LPM

Erstwhile forex trader-turned-politician Michael Amushelelo, who recently dumped the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters following their deregistration for non-compliance, has joined the Landless People’s Movement. A flamboyant young man who once promised his followers in the forex trading business huge returns on their investments, Amushelelo or Stokkie, as he is affectionately known, has now become a...

Over 800 000 voters register
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Over 800 000 voters register

Today, Namibians have exactly 20 days left to take part in the ongoing general registration of voters (GRV) process.  This step will allow them to ultimately vote in the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for 27 November. While acknowledging slight improvement in the voter registration turnout during the week of 1-6 July 2024 compared...