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Windhoek-The Omaheke Regional Council has donated N$28,500 to a finalist of the Miss Republic of Namibia beauty pageant, Rejoice Nunuhes. Nunuhes, 18, will be representing the Omaheke region in the beauty pageant which will take place on March 3 in Windhoek. During the official handover ...
PyCon Namibia is the Python Programming Conference, which was introduced in the country in 2015 by the University of Namibia's school of Computing and ... Software developer Paulus Shituna who is also the PRO of the Python Namibia Society ( PyNam) told The Namibian yesterday that this year's ...

the rand Merchant Bank Namibia and the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) this week officially launched the 'RMB Come Together Workshop Series' in Windhoek. The workshops are a unique series that will be facilitated by professional artists, who will create a sustainable link between aspiring ...
Windhoek-Less than six months after the third launch of Standard Bank's Buy-a-Brick initiative, in partnership with the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN), most of the commissioned houses are reaching completion. The bank's flagship initiative, which was initially launched in October 2015 with ...
Orlando Safaris roots lie in Namibia, where the business began and the inspiration for the business came from an idea on a piece of paper to provide full-service tours and safaris with a 'naturally exclusive' flavour. The philosophy Orlando Safaris comes from the owners' true love for Namibia, not only to ...
In contrast, most places in the southern half of the region, like Namibia, have received below-average rainfall since October 2017. November was particularly dry in most of these areas, while Namibia, southern Mozambique, southern Zambia and Zimbabwe received little rains in the first half of December.

An Angolan citizen who tried to smuggle a consignment of cocaine into Namibia in his stomach near the end of 2016 was described as a danger to society before being sentenced to an effective prison term of seven years yesterday. While knowing he had been carrying a load of cocaine inside his body ...
Called 'The Land God Made in Anger' by local tribes and dubbed as 'The Gates of Hell' by Portuguese sailors, there's the whiff of a suggestion that the Skeleton Coast - the least visited of all Namibia's national parks - has never been all that popular with visitors. But this desolate stretch of Atlantic coastline ...
Windhoek -- Okahandja farmer Kai Rust who was convicted of culpable homicide in the death of a poacher will serve three years in prison. The court sentenced Rust to five years' imprisonment of which part was suspended on condition that he is not convicted of culpable homicide involving a firearm ...
Windhoek-The Environmental investment fund of Namibia (EIF), which is the country's accredited entity to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), has submitted a proposal to the GCF for a project to improve rangeland and ecosystem management in three areas in Kunene region. EIF's head of communications ...
In KZN Inland's innings, Namibia did well to reduce them to 143 for six wickets, before they could not finish them off as the tail-enders added 75 runs. ... On Saturday, Namibia suffered another big defeat against the same opponents when they lost their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup match by an innings and 143 runs.
Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Namibia strengthened their historic ties this week, following the visit of that nation''s prime minister, Saara ... is a member of the Political Bureau of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) and has been the prime minister of Namibia since March 21, ...
It's 4am and freezing bloody cold. I'm not-sleeping in a dry hitch of the Ugab river in Namibia, badly wrapped in some sort of tarpaulin body bag, dusty, smelly and the kind of happy that makes your heart hurt. Yes, there's a rock poking my kidneys and something furry keeps grunting from the brush 30 feet to my left, but, my ...
Windhoek-Namibia will eventually sign up for the Single African Air Transport market (SAATM), which was launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the end of January 2018. However, the Ministry of Works and Transport, as the custodian of the local aviation industry, needs to consult all affected government ...
Okahandja area farmer Kai Rust, who has been convicted of culpable homicide over the killing of a poacher in January 2016, was sentenced to an effective prison term of three years today. It cannot be allowed in Namibia that people, because of frustration about poaching and theft, do not take the ...
President Hage Geingob yesterday had heated discussions with some European Union ambassadors at State House. The temperature at State House rose during discussions on topics such as the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (Neeef), the genocide talks, and Namibia's designation ...
Speaking to New Era yesterday, founder of the party, Theofelus Moongela, 43, said they have so far registered 3,000 members across five regions and are currently lobbying to get more from at least two more regions as per the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) requirements. Moongela said that ...

Salisha Ilyas, Vice President, investor Relations at Desert Lion Energy - a lithium mining company situated in the south of Namibia, said the overall market today is 200,000 tonnes and consensus estimates are for 800,000 tonnes of demand by 2025. According to her the batteries segment is forecasted to ...
Rundu, a border town on the Kavango River which separates Namibia from Angola, was some 600 K's north-east of Tsumeb. We had made a quick stop at the landing site of a meteorite mostly made up of nickel and copper still intact and preserved that had landed on the outskirts of Grootfontein some ...
Orlando pirates held log leaders African Stars to a goalless draw as the second round of the Namibia Premier League resumed on Thursday evening. In a match high on effort but low on finesse and finishing, neither team created many chances in a rough game with numerous fouls on both sides. Pirates ...
Windhoek -- In 2018, identified as the year of reckoning by the head of state, President Hage Geingob, there is a renewed emphasis on the role entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs serve to help turn the tides of the economy. Seeing that not every businessperson as well as prospective entrepreneurs ...
Windhoek-The Bank of Namibia's Monetary Policy Committee has decided to leave the repo rate unchanged at 6.75 percent to continue supporting domestic economic growth, while maintaining the one-to-one peg with the South African rand. The repo rate determines interest rates at commercial banks as ...
Windhoek -- Eos capital, a Namibian private equity firm, has confirmed that it has acquired the majority of the ordinary share capital of Heat Exchange Products (HEP) and Namibia Aqua Mechanica (NAM). Pending Namibian Competition Commission approval, this acquisition greatly supports the ...
Windhoek -- China has finally agreed to lift the argumentative clause on lumpy skin disease (LSD), which has prevented Namibia from exporting beef to that country, the former agriculture minister John Mutorwa has revealed. Mutorwa, recently appointed as the new minister of works and transport, made ...
A Namibian music store has secured a contract with Engen petroleum to distribute local music at the company's service stations. Antonio's Art announced last week that it would be selling an extensive catalogue of Namibian artists at 57 Engen garages across the southern African country. Kwaito artist The ...
Windhoek -- The national carrier Air Namibia yesterday confirmed that it will resume flights to Accra, Ghana, as of the end of June this year. However, to increase its chances of making a profit on this route, which the airline abandoned in 2013, it will now combine the flights to Ghana with flights to Lagos in ...
After the agreement signed by the two countries in 2016, Namibia was expected to start exporting bone-in beef to China, making it the only country in Africa to export beef to that country. Under the signed agreement beef exports must come from areas south of the veterinary cordon fence that are free of ...
Widespread rains over large parts of Namibia since late last week have resulted in a rise in the levels of Namibia's three largest dams. The Hardap Dam near Mariental, which is Namibia's biggest surface water reservoir, the Naute Dam near Keetmanshoop, which is the country's second-largest dam, and ...
Windhoek -- In an attempt to curtail ballooning public expenditure, President Hage Geingob has decided there will no longer be a ministry served by two deputy ministers. His decision comes at a crucial time following a public outcry that in order to cut costs and reduce the huge civil service wage bill, ...
Nimbus Infrastructure Limited, a capital Pool company jointly managed by Paratus and Cirrus Capital, is in the process of constructing a Trans-Kalahari Fibre (TKF) line in Namibia, from Walvis Bay via Swakopmund, Okahandja, and via Windhoek to the Buitepos border between the country and Botswana.
A strong bout of the late rains of the current season caused one such farmer, Abraham Thomas, to lose a sizeable amount of his livestock at farm Regina, situated four kilometres outside Helmeringhausen in the Bethanie district. lightning killed 17 of Thomas' goats at around 17h00 on Thursday. Thomas ...
Had it not been for donors, Namibia's iconic black rhino may have been extinct today. Fetching unbelievingly high prices on the black market, the rhino horn supply for Asian traditional medicine and collectors has become an incentive which international crime syndicates will not ignore. This resulted in ...
On the reserve day in Windhoek, Namibia, the round two fixture which had started twice and was unable to be completed due to rain, resulted in a comfortable eight wicket victory for the hosts. Canada, Nepal and Namibia all currently sit on eight points, with UAE sitting in fourth on six points, with all teams ...
Namibia's hopes of reaching the 2019 Cricket World Cup came to an end when they lost by 19 runs to the UAE in their final group match at the World Cricket League Division 2 tournament in Windhoek on Wednesday. UAE booked their ticket to the final World Cup qualifier in Zimbabwe next month and will ...
Windhoek-RMB Namibia's Trade and working capital division was recently recognised as the Best Trade finance Provider in Namibia by the Global Finance Magazine. The award was made based on a number of factors, including transaction volume, global coverage, customer service, competitive pricing ...
THE Roads Authority has announced that Namibia was once again accorded top position for having the best roads in Africa by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The results were released via the WEF's Global Competitiveness Report for 2017/18. The Global Competitive Report index tracks the ...
THE Namibian Seaflower women's hockey team broke new ground by finishing ninth at the 2018 Women's Indoor Hockey World Cup after beating the United States on a penalty shootout on Saturday. In an action-packed match the United States led 3-1 at halftime, but Namibia struck back to go 5-3 ahead ...
Namibia produced an outstanding performance to beat the United States on a penalty shoot out and claim ninth position at the Indoor hockey World Cup ... saving all three of the States' shots and although Gillian Hermanus' shot was saved, Kiana Cormack scored to give Namibia a 1-0 win in the shootout.
Namibia's Tangeni Lungameri was the stand out bowler taking three wickets for six runs in seven overs. Sarel Burger and Craig Williams also chipped in with two wickets apiece. In reply Namibia were 15 for no wicket after five overs, before the rain started to fall. The playing conditions stipulate a minimum ...
The mine, located along the southwestern coast of Namibia near the town of Luderitz, produced around 200,000 carats in 2017 and employs approximately 160 people. A union official said in October that Namdeb planned to close four mines by 2022 as the diamond producer looks for higher-value ...
Namibia's dream of qualifying for the quarterfinals of the Indoor hockey World Cup came to an end on Friday after an exhilarating 5-5 draw against Russia. ... Just before the start of the match, Ukraine beat the Czech Republic 3-2 to book their place in the quarterfinals, while leaving Namibia's fate in their ...
The ship loading cranes from China docks in Walvis Bay, Namibia, on Feb. 9, 2018. Namibia's port in the coastal town of Walvis Bay will become the "most brilliant pearl on the Atlantic Coast of southwest Africa" with the delivery of four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes manufactured by China, the Chinese ...
Namibia collapsed from 57 for 2 to 81 for 6, the middle order clearly missing the actually absent Christi Viljoen and Jean Bredenkamp. Only Jan Frylinck and JJ Smit reached double figures as they were eventually bowled out for 138 with more than 15 overs remaining, young leg-spinning Daredevil ...
Namibia got their first point at the Indoor hockey World Cup when they drew 3-3 against Australia in a pulsating match on Thursday morning. The 16-year-old Kiana Cormack was Namibia's star player, scoring a hat-trick, but the defence of Maggy Mengo, Jocelle Deysel and Gillian Hermanus was also ...
Namibia is no different from the rest of the world, and neither are the vegans that live in this beautiful country. Yes, we have various economic and social issues, but at the heart of it, we are all earthlings, and we share this planet. We would like this world to still have wildlife, thriving oceans and fresh air to ...
Greetings in the name of the King of the Church, Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. May I, Your Excellency, on behalf of family and indeed on my own behalf, wish you and our first family a very blessed and God filled, 2018. I pray that the goodness and mercy of the Lord shall follow you all the days of your life.
Namibia kept their hopes of making the quarterfinals at the Indoor hockey World Cup alive with a brilliant 3-2 victory against the Ukraine on Thursday evening. The teams were tied 2-2 when Namibia won a penalty on the stroke of full time and Gillian Hermanus displayed nerves of steel to put the ball into ...
Namibia's Indoor hockey World Cup campaign got off to a losing start when they went down 6-2 to the Czech Republic on Wednesday morning. Namibia seemed a bit nervous at the start and the Czech Republic, ranked third in the world, already opened their account in the second minute before they ...
Xinhua -- Namibia may face another outbreak of fall armyworms during this year's farming season, an official in Namibia's Ministry of agriculture, Water and Forestry has said. Chief agricultural scientific officer of plant health control in the Ministry, Eddie Hasheela on Friday said that with the probable rainfall ...
Windhoek-As livestock and crop farmers across Namibia fear another drought, the prospects for rain this week has improved, while the continuation of seasonal rainfall during February will be critical to crop development and production. According to the UN's Famine Early Warning Systems Network Report, ...


 

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