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‘South Africa, Namibia Following Mugabe’s Footsteps’

‘South Africa, Namibia Following Mugabe’s Footsteps’

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has said that leaders of South Africa and Namibia are following President Robert Mugabe’s footsteps in distributing land to black people in their countries. Grace said this while consoling the family of a revolutionary musician Dickson “Chinx” Chingaira in Harare on Tuesday. She also said that the white community around […]

Namibia Mourns Iconic Freedom Fighter Imprisoned With Mandela

Namibia Mourns Iconic Freedom Fighter Imprisoned With Mandela

Words of admiration flowed in from freedom fighters, heads of state and many more including South African political parties and other African organisations for Namibia’s revered anti-apartheid struggle icon, Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, who died in Windhoek at the age of 92. Ya Toivo died at his Klein Windhoek home on Friday evening from a […]

‘Landless Could Invade Namibian President Hage Geingob’s Farm’

‘Landless Could Invade Namibian President Hage Geingob’s Farm’

The former deputy minister of land reform, Bernadus Swartbooi, has threatened to take the livestock of landless people to President Hage Geingob’s farm if the government does not accede to their demands for resettlement farms. Addressing the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) meeting at Karasburg on Saturday, Swartbooi made reference to several farmers who were summoned […]

Corpses in Namibia Await Cremation Officer’s Return From Stress Leave

Corpses in Namibia Await Cremation Officer’s Return From Stress Leave

HUNDREDS of corpses waiting for cremation have been placed on ice for an indefinite period because the city’s sole cremation officer is on “stress leave”. Cremation officer Obed Haraseb (44) is based at the crematorium at the Pionierspark cemetery, as bodies have been piling up at undertakers. Three-hundred other bodies are unclaimed and lying at […]

‘No, Air Namibia, Your Apology is Not Accepted’

‘No, Air Namibia, Your Apology is Not Accepted’

A 16-year-old Victoria Martin and her mother were denied access to board a flight due to her daughter’s condition. This was after the mother had made the necessary payments the previous week and informed the flight agent she would be accompanied by her daughter, who is wheelchair-bound. It is utterly disappointing to hear that a […]

Youth Unemployment On the Rise in Namibia

Youth Unemployment On the Rise in Namibia

The number of employed people dropped to 135 800 in 2016, compared to 206 000 in 2014, resulting in unemployment shooting up by 6%, according to a Namibia Labour Force Survey report. HIGHLIGHTS of a labour survey show that there were more unemployed youths in 2016 than there were in 2014, and that the agriculture, […]

Namibian Township Fetch Drinking Water From Toilets

Namibian Township Fetch Drinking Water From Toilets

THERE seems to be no end to the sanitary woes for residents of the Soweto location at Tsumeb. The residents are still getting water from toilets, where everybody takes showers and relieves themselves. The Namibian visited the township on Monday, and what our news crew saw was an eyesore. There are two public toilets in […]

Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who’s the Wealthiest?

Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who’s the Wealthiest?

NAMIBIANS are the third wealthiest people in Africa, according to an April 2017 report by Mauritius’ AfrAsia Bank and Johannesburg-based market research firm New World Wealth. According to the report, the average wealth of a person living in Namibia (wealth per capita) was US$10 800 (about N$142 500) in 2016, up from US$10 200 (about […]

Namibian Man Gets Punched After Racist ‘Black Baboons’ Slur

Namibian Man Gets Punched After Racist ‘Black Baboons’ Slur

RACIAL discrimination is a serious offence in Namibia and those caught in such acts will face the full wrath of the law, sternly cautioned police spokesperson deputy commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi yesterday. Kanguatjivi was approached for comment on the incident that took place at Windpomp 14 Bar and Bistro last weekend in which apparently intoxicated patron […]

Namibian President Off to Zimbabwe for State Visit

Namibian President Off to Zimbabwe for State Visit

President Hage Geingob is scheduled to depart for Zimbabwe tomorrow for a state visit that will see bilateral discussions and interaction with the business sector. The visit is scheduled to end Friday, the presidency announced yesterday. “This visit is the first of its kind to that fraternal country by the Namibian president since assuming office […]

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