• August 17th, 2019
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O Swanu ya yauza o ma tjangwa wehi ro tjizeero

Otjomuise- O Swanu  yaya kura no mutima auhe ondiero yo tjiuru tjehi ko ru seinina oku ri kwamba ko ma ningira waa vehe mbari na mbehari po mbongarero yOtjiwa¿a Oitjavari yEhi kutja pe kare otji hungiriro tjehi ro tjizeero nu ko ru seinina tji tja yeta kutja pekare Okomusara yOngonÿononeno mOmaheya


Rhino fatally bumped in Etosha

OMUTHIYA –  A rhino was fatally bumped by a vehicle driven by an employee of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET). The incident happened about 10 kilometres from Namutoni on the road leading to King Nehale Gate in Etosha.


MKP pledges N$50 million to Swapo

TSUMEB – MKP South Africa, the brainchild company behind a new Smart City township in Tsumeb, has pledged a N$50 million ‘monthly’ contribution to Swapo as a token of appreciation for having created political stability which provides a conducive environment for business. 


Mushelenga denounces nepotism, corruption

RUNDU - Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Peya Mushelenga, says Namibians must denounce nepotism and corruption such as employing or favouring people because they are from a certain ethnic group or are related to them. Most importantly, they must reject racism.

PLC, AR like-minded but separate

WINDHOEK – The People’s Litigation Centre (PLC) and Affirmative Repositioning (AR) are two separate entities comprised of like-minded persons, said the centre’s spokesperson Vilen Hifindaka. 


Mungunda hails biomass, technology expo

OTJIWARONGO - The Chief Executive of Standard Bank Namibia, Vetumbuavi Mungunda, has hailed the just-ended Biomass and Technology Expo, saying it helps to develop technologies that can be applied for better use of rangeland and productivity of farming communities in Namibia. 

64 confirmed Hepatitis E cases in Kavango

RUNDU - By Wednesday last week, 64 cases of hepatitis E were confirmed in the two Kavango regions, with recent cases rocking Mpungu village in Kavango West where one death was recorded and eight cases were diagnosed with the lethal virus, health officials say.

Home Affairs embarks on Project Khaedu

WINDHOEK – About twenty-five Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration officials yesterday embarked on a two-week workshop aimed at addressing challenges and strengths and also exploring ways of improving service delivery.


Ngambela ubata puluko ya sizo

SANGWALI – Ngambela wa naha Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila ukupile baeteleli basizo mwanaha, kusebeza katata kubona kuli milao yasizo yabulukwa nikutambekwa kwamasika asataha. Nabulezi manzwi

Call for inclusive education intensifies

ONGWEDIVA - The Executive Director in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, has reiterated the call for inclusive education to ensure that children who are not academically gifted are catered for too.


Scholtz pens youth guide

KEETMANSHOOP- !Nami#uis Constituency Councillor, Jan Scholtz recently produced a youth leaders’ guide as a means to address the socio-economic and cultural  challenges being experienced by both the youth and


Lion scare in Kavango East

RUNDU - Officials from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) are investigating reports that there are lion tracks traced in the areas of Ncaute and Naingopo where there are communal farms under the

Omuthiya youth fair aborted

OMUTHIYA -The annual Omuthiya Youth Fair and Trade Expo has been cancelled at an eleventh hour, due to financial constraints and the lack of sponsorship due to the drought in funding caused by the general poor performance of the country’s economy.

Accident victim fights for his life in ICU

WINDHOEK - A passenger is in a critical condition in Katutura state hospital after the driver of the vehicle hit a steel barricade along the road. The incident happened at about 21h00 along Andrew Kloppers Street in Khomasdal on Friday evening. 

Summary of summit highlights

Finalisation of National Equitable Economic Empowerment Bill (NEEEB) was identified as a key priority and the Bill will be tabled in parliament within six months. This would help restore certainty for the private


NCS moving with the times

LUSAKA, Zambia – The Commissioner-General of the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS), Raphael Hamunyela, says his department is working hard to uphold the rights of inmates as it strives towards being

ǁHûi-aon xoamâisens ge kaise go ǂau i ǀKhomas !nâ

   ǀAeǁgams – ǀOro tsēdi ǀguidi nē hāǀaro ra xoamâisens ǁaxasib nî !gûǀams xa !gau hâ, xawes ge xoamâisensa kaise ǂause gere ai!gû. ǁHûis ǂHanumās, 38(1) ra mîsa !oas ge hāǀaro ra xoamâisens ǁhûi-aon disa 18 tsēdi ǁaeb !nâ nî dīhe tsîs ge ǁHûis !Nansa nē ǂhanumās ǁgaragu !naka nē kurib xoamâisendi ǀkha 8

Namdebs ge supu ǂganǀgauba ūhâ omde sîsenaona ra omba

   ǀAEǁGAMS – ǀNoreǀuidi gaos, Namdebs hîa 50 persentga Namibiab ǂhanub xa tsî nau 50 persentga De Beers xa a ǀhonkhoe-aihes ge !nae!khaixa!nâ ǁnâuguxoaǁguib hîa !nona kuriga nî !khōǂgāba Namibiab Maindi Sîsenaon ǂNûǁkhaeba!nans (MUN) ǀkha ge xoa!gao. Nē ǁnâuguxoaǁguib ge ǀasa !ēde hoa ǀkhākha nî

Outapi prioritises low-income earners

ONGWEDIVA - In its quest to bring development to its people, the Outapi Town Council has during the 2018/2019 financial year put up development infrastructure particularly for low-income earners despite the prevailing economic hardships.

AfCFTA will boost intra-Africa trade - Zhang

WINDHOEK - Chinese ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming yesterday said the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is ‘an important milestone’ in Africa’s quest for economic integration as it will erase trade barriers, enhance interconnection and promote industrialization on the continent.

Balimi baimululwa hala tifo yamutelo

WINDOKO – Hala kutalima linanga leli taselize sicaba, Liluko la Masheleñi nelizibahalize viki yefelile kuli balimi habana kulifiswa habaleka lika zeimulula batu haiba kuna ni linanga. Likwambuyu wa Masheleñi Calle


Namibia applauds Maduro “no-surrender spirit”

WINDHOEK - Namibia has applauded Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for his “determination and spirit of no-surrender” saying it has upheld the country against the onslaught of foreign powers bent on crippling the long-held history and principles of the country.

Local women interested in PrEP

WINDHOEK - Local women are interested in learning more about pre-exposure prophylaxis, which is also known as PrEP, a pill taken by HIV negative people that prevent them from contracting HIV.

Baby girl drowns in tombo bucket

WINDHOEK - A 16-month old bay girl died after drowning in a bucket of tombo at Groot Aub on Saturday. The incident happened at a house at about 17h21. According to Namibian police crime report issued this

Minors burn to death in a hut

OMUTHIYA - Two minor children burned to death in a sleeping hut at Oshikondeilwa village, while their parents were away at local cuca shops. According to the Oshikoto police report, the incident happened


From the town hall: Omaheke engages Geingob in lively interaction

Residents of Omaheke Region last week Thursday flocked to the Ben Van Der Walt Primary School hall in Gobabis to engage with President Hage Geingob on issues affecting them and their communities. The President is on a series of such meetings, with each region to interact with him. Journalist Kuzeeko Tjitemisa captured some of the interactions as follows:

Grazing areas in Uuvudhiya to receive water

OSHAKATI – The water crisis in the Uuvudhiya grazing areas will soon be an issue of the past after the Oshana Regional Council, in collaboration with the Rural Water Supply Department, secured 10 water tanks from the Office of the Prime Minister. 

Schlettwein tables two financial bills

WINDHOEK – Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein last Tuesday tabled two bills in Parliament, which are the Financial Services Adjudicator Bill and the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) Bill.


Oranjemund needs a bigger airport

WINDHOEK – There is an urgent need for a bigger airport at Oranjemund to accommodate more visitors. Since Oranjemund has been proclaimed an ‘open town’, there is a higher demand and need for more

Impalila naval base officially opened

IMPALILA – The Minister of Defence Penda Ya Ndakolo last Friday officially opened the Impalila Naval Base which he believes will play a pivotal role in providing security and to bolster the fight against crime in the far-eastern island bordering Zambia and Botswana.

Rapist gets more than he bargained for

WINDHOEK - A resident from Otjiwarongo unhappy with his sentence of 17 years on a rape conviction got more than he bargained for when two judges of the Windhoek High Court increased his sentence instead of decreasing it as he wished.


Escaped Etosha lions kill cow

OMUTHIYA - A cow is said to have been killed by two lions that escaped from Etosha National Park outside a farm near Oshivelo, revealed Romeo Muyunda the spokesperson for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.


Wire and zinc toy cars a hit

OPUWO - A group of six out-of-school youths from Opuwo are making headlines by making different types of toy cars from wire and zinc which have become part of their daily survival. 

China donates N$2.2m for drought

WINDHOEK – The Chinese government on Wednesday donated N$2. 2 million (US$150 000) in cash to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) to help alleviate the hunger of thousands of people in need of food aid


Climate change harms environment- Jagger

KEETMANSHOOP- “The quality of the air we breathe needs to be maintained and ensured for the health of our people and environment,” said Bernadette Jagger, the Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

Deworming dosage kills 10-year-old

ONGWEDIVA - A 10-year-old boy is reported to have fallen ill and subsequently died at the Onandjokwe Intermediate Hospital on Wednesday, after he was allegedly given deworming tablets at school a week ago by health personnel.

Banker commits suicide over lover

RUNDU - A 30-year-old banker at Bank Windhoek Rundu branch reportedly committed suicide by hanging in the early hours of Tuesday at around 06h00 at Sauyemwa location, Rundu District, indicating in a suicide note that his lover should give reasons for his action.

Arts council members appointed

WINDHOEK – Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has announced the appointment of the National Arts Council of Namibia new board members who will serve for a three-year

Ministry initiates dignity project  for learners

RUNDU - Executive Director in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture Sanet Steenkamp says N$3.6 million will be spent on a dignity project whereby not only girls will benefit from sanitary pads but boys will also get to buy soap and other sanitary products to improve their hygiene.


China sends condolences for ex-VP Iyambo

WINDHOEK – The Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi has sent his condolence message to his Namibian counterpart, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, on the death of the former vice-president Dr Nickey Iyambo who died on May 19 following an illness.


Drought devastates Opuwo - councillor

Recurrent droughts have severely affected both the inhabitants and livestock in Opuwo and the situation is so grim the Opuwo Rural Constituency Councillor, Kazeongere Tjeundo, is appealing for the immediate release of the constituency’s share of drought relief.

Community foundation transforms lives

Unemployment and poverty have become a daily song specifically in Windhoek, however Lidar Community Foundation is not just an ordinary charity organisation, it wants to change the fate of a lot of poverty-stricken people.

Ombara ya Vitoto mairihekene omeva

OTJOMUISE- Ombara ya Vitoto mOuhonapare wOmbazu wOvaherero, Vipuira Kapuuo, waweza eraka re kOmutju¿ikwa o Minister Ondenga, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, kutja  Ovanamibia avehe novazapamwe momekurisiro veyandje ohambwaraka¿a yao otja tjimaveyenene nokutara kondjururiro yourumbu mehi.


Weather office planned for Rundu

RUNDU - The Ministry of Works and Transport, has handed over the site to its regional office for Meteorological Services in Rundu that has been standing incomplete to be renovated and completed in conformity with the minister’s wish.

Cash injection  for rural projects

OUTJO - Eight rural projects received funds from the constituency office of Outo through various initiatives such as Poor Farmers Initiatives, Constituency Development Fund, Micro Finance and Regional Specific Action Plan.

Commission engages stakeholders on ancestral land

KEETMANSHOOP - The Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Claims of Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution has, as part of its preparations prior to public hearings paid a courtesy call to engage with the //Kharas region’s political and traditional authorities’ leadership in Keetmanshoop.

Vatungimo kava gwene simpu moyihwa yompongasano

Rundu - Vaporosi moKavango zoutekero moutatu una puko kavagwanekerere nombudi zondona omu kavagwene simpu somugara ana dogoroka ntani sina  zonauka unene, simpu esi kavasigwene vantu ava kavazire vakapapare nongombe dawo kadizumbanene mevango lya Mbeyo eli lyakara asi lyompongasano omu ava zangura yikaramo. Egwano lyosimpu esi kwahorkere mouvali koyiha yono vili 07h0. “ 


Mpungu villagers without water

RUNDU - Mpungu villagers in Mpungu Constituency in Kavango West are enduring a shortage of water. Their livestock are  also affected as their community borehole constantly breaks down and relies on dinging earth dams known as “matope.”


PDM to meet stakeholders over NSFAF

WINDHOEK - The country’s largest opposition party, Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) says it will not take lightly the announcement made by Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) that is only able to fund study loans of 2 925 new applicants, out of 24 739 applications.

Oshikoto supports removal of redline

OMUTHIYA - During a recent consultative meeting the Swapo Party leadership in Oshikoto Region added their voice to proponents for the removal of the veterinary cordon fence, also known as the redline, in an effort to unlock business opportunities for beef farmers north of the cordon fence.


NCT builds classroom for less privileged school

 KARIBIB – With the large number of school learners growing and the government struggling to build classrooms at marginalised schools, the Namibian Community Trust (NCT) built a classroom at one of the less privileged schools at Karibib in Erongo Region. 

Omuthiya protests against cannabis legalisation

OMUTHIYA - A group of about 20 people under Turning Point Namibia, staged a peaceful demonstration yesterday in Omuthiya where they handed over a petition to the Oshikoto governor, objecting to recent campaigns and protests calling for the legalisation of cannabis.

Schools advised to make suitable wintertime schedule

WINDHOEK - Education, Arts and Culture executive director Sanet Steenkamp has urged all regional directorates and schools to study their environment and demographic circumstances in order to make an informed arrangement on the official operational time of their respective schools during the winter season.