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Archbishop Tjijombo commemoration today
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Archbishop Tjijombo commemoration today

Zebaldt Ngaruka It was exactly one year ago today that late Archbishop Petrus Daniel Katikisa Tjijombo of the now-renamed Father Tjijombo St John’s Faith Mission died. Tjijombo died on 16 June 2023 at his residence in Katutura. The late Tjijombo was recognised as a war veteran, and was also accorded an official funeral by the...

Parliament zeroes into unfair electoral section … reprieve in sight for public servant politicians
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Parliament zeroes into unfair electoral section … reprieve in sight for public servant politicians

Politicians working in the public service will no longer be required to resign from their jobs once they have accepted nominations as candidates for the National Assembly election. Minister of Urban and Rural Development Erastus Uutoni last Wednesday introduced an urgent amendment to the Electoral Act of 2014.  Section 77(4)(a) of the Electoral Act, read...

China pumps millions into rural schools
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China pumps millions into rural schools

Lahja Nashuuta China has provided grant aid of N$343 million towards the construction of education facilities at various rural schools in Namibia, President Nangolo Mbumba revealed recently. He made the remark at the unveiling ceremony of the Chairman Mao Zedong statue at the Chairman Mao Zedong High School in Otjomuise.  In a speech delivered on...

Manifestos should aid accountability 
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Manifestos should aid accountability 

Lahja Nashuuta A manifesto should be detailed, practical and forward-thinking, providing feasible solutions while instilling hope and trust in the electorate, an analyst says. Local political commentators are furthermore advising political parties and independent candidates to craft manifestos that are specific, practical and clear. The manifestos should be accompanied by a detailed action plan with...

Mbumba tells Children’s Parliament to make laws 
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Mbumba tells Children’s Parliament to make laws 

President Nangolo Mbumba has encouraged the sixth cohort of the Children’s Parliament to take their roles seriously, and ensure that all 14 regions are fully-represented in the House. The mission of the Namibian Children’s Parliament is to create a developing society with a high sense of responsibility, of which children and the youth are part,...

 AR takes aim at ‘antagonistic forces’
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 AR takes aim at ‘antagonistic forces’

As the political landscape heats up as parties’ election campaigns go into overdrive ahead of the national polls this year, the Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement has emerged from a period of hibernation, signalling its readiness to contest. Speaking at his first public address recently, AR leader Job Amupanda said their decision to handle their affairs...

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...

Namibia, South Africa sign energy agreement
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Namibia, South Africa sign energy agreement

Namibia and South Africa signed an agreement during the World Hydrogen Summit in May 2024 to explore the feasibility of creating a green hydrogen corridor. This agreement signals the start of ambitious research to construct a cross-border green hydrogen pipeline, which has the potential to alter southern Africa’s energy environment. On Friday, Minister of Mines...

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...