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"President of the Republic of Namibia, Dr Hage G. Geingob wishes to congratulate the Founding President and Father of the Namibian Nation, Dr Sam Shafishuna Nujoma for his nomination and award of the Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo Gold," press secretary in the Namibian presidency Dr ...
PUBLIC enterprise deputy minister Veikko Nekundi said on Tuesday if the youth ministry budget is not revised upwards, the government would be ... The Namibian reported last year that a team of para-athletes blamed poor preparations due to a shortage of money for Namibia's poor performance at the ...

WORD on the street, words from the street and… a few from the 'the sunken place' as rapper Kanye West and president Donald Trump buddy up over dragon energy. Yip, s'true. And as real as Friday... @ungoofie: Why don't you people hug and kiss before stopping taxis, ano? Why are you so inconsiderate ...
“President of the Republic of Namibia, Dr Hage G. Geingob wishes to congratulate the Founding President and Father of the Namibian Nation, Dr Sam Shafishuna Nujoma for his nomination and award of the Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo Gold,” press secretary in the Namibian presidency Dr ...
PRESIDENT Hage Geingob has not flown from or landed at Eros airport in Windhoek since 2016 due to the deplorable state of the infrastructure. Namibia Airports Company's acting boss, Albertus Aochamub, said this yesterday during a question and answer session at Eros airport where works minister ...
The drive to consolidate the Namibian electricity distribution industry is a Government initiative motivated by the policy drivers embodied in the 1998 White Paper on energy policy. A key motivating factor behind this drive was the deterioration of electricity distribution assets in small towns and rural areas ...

THE government wants to borrow around N$120 million from the Chinese government to build 400 houses in two Namibian towns. This transaction is part of the many deals the government wants to pull off as part of the renewed relationship with the Asian superpower. Even though Namibia will benefit from ...
Windhoek — The Namibian tertiary education sector faces a serious threat of termination of critical programmes and erosion of the quality of tertiary education, which may lead to a reduction in the new student intakes if the severe cuts in the national budget allocation continues in the next financial year.
Namibian athletes have over the years complained about the lack of support from government. ... BESIDES the debate on critical national matters, deputy minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Samuel Ankama took a swipe at the Namibia ... But Sioka said Ekandjo could be Namibia's future President.
Namibia plans to finalise revisions to its mining act by the end of the year, Bloomberg reported this week. The comments were made by Mines Minister Tom Alweendo at a conference in Windhoek on Tuesday. The revisions under consideration included policies on environmental and social responsibility ...
WINDHOEK - Diamond and uranium producer Namibia may scrap requirements for black ownership in the mining sector as it seeks to woo investors to an industry that is rebounding with the commodities cycle, its new mines minister said on Tuesday. Regional peers such as Angola and Zimbabwe are also ...
WINDHOEK – Namibian President Hage Geingob on Monday strongly denied corruption accusations stemming from a French anti-corruption probe centred on the purchase of Canadian ... Geingob, 76, was prime minister of Namibia between 1990-2002 and 2012-2015 before becoming president in 2015.
Namibia National Teachers' Union (Nantu) leadership wants government to urgently address the unequal pay in the public service, which is especially prevalent in the teaching profession. Nantu secretary general, Basilius Haingura, said the issue is that staff members in the same job grade, Grade 5, ...
DEPUTY minister for disability affairs Alexia Manombe-Ncube has attributed the 40% budget cut for her portfolio for the 2018/19 financial year to a lack of understanding of the needs and necessities of people ... Of the N$19 million, about N$9 million will go to the National Disability Council of Namibia.
President Hage Geingob today leaves for China in what is certainly Namibia's first State visit to that country in recent years. Former president Hifikepunye Pohamba last went on a five-day State visit to China in 2005. According to State House, Geingob's visit would be for seven days. Accompanying him ...
PRESIDENT Hage Geingob will travel to China this week for an official state visit to improve bilateral relations between the two countries, the Presidency announced over the weekend. In a Saturday statement, State House press secretary Alfredo Hengari said Geingob will travel tomorow, 27 March, and will ...
This was revealed when officials from Namport and the Ministry of Works and Transport briefed minister of environment and tourism Pohamba Shifeta on ... Briefing the minister, the deputy director of marine pollution control and search and rescue from the Ministry of Works and Transport, Pinehas Auene, ...

Ethiopian Airlines, a truly pan-African carrier, is the fastest growing and the largest airline in the continent. This continental pride hauler is reputed for acquiring rich aviation experience from operating the most modern and environmentally friendly fleet to owning the multiple largest state-of-the-art facilities, ...
Former press secretary for the Namibian Presidency, Albertus Aochamub, chats to Managing Editor Toivo Ndjebela about the transition from his old cushy job to taking over as acting CEO of the Namibia Airports Company (NAC), which is often embroiled in controversies. Toivo Ndjebela (TN): How did your ...
A COMPANY co-owned by Speaker of the National Assembly Peter Katjavivi, bought 10 residential plots at Okahandja in 2013 for N$90 000, and sold them a year later for N$630 000. This transaction is one of many examples of how Okahandja's municipal councillors deliberately dished out large plots of ...
Windhoek — Chinese President Xi Jinping was the first world leader to convey a cordial message to his Namibian counterpart President Hage Geingob to congratulate Namibia on its 28th independence anniversary yesterday. In his congratulatory message President Xi stated: "On the occasion of the 28th ...
Uganda's Yoweri Museveni and Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari are not only former soldiers but they are both into cattle farming. Buhari also has crops. The other African leaders known for their farming exploits are former Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete, exiled Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh and ex ...
Windhoek — The Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has congratulated President Vladimir Putin on winning the Russian presidential election with ... Furthermore, Nandi-Ndaitwah expressed satisfaction with the steady development of the trust-based Russian-Namibian political dialogue and ...
Hage Geingob, President of Namibia, found dead at 75 from food poisoning is a death hoax. There is no truth to a report that the President of Namibia died as a result of food poisoning. Where did this death hoax originate? GlobalNews published the fake news article in March 2018 reporting that Geingob ...
Bir lehlu (liberated territories), March 20, 2018 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, sent a congratulatory message to his counterpart of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Mr. Hage Geingob, during the celebration of his country's 28th ...
PRESIDENT Hage Geingob bought a bed for N$120 000, as part of a N$1,6 million splash on his furniture imported tax-free through people implicated in Namibia's N$3,5 billion tax evasion, fraud and money laundering scheme. The luxury goods were bought from China, shipped to Walvis Bay and, ...
MAHIKENG - South African police on Friday fired rubber bullets at protesters after president Cyril Ramaphosa cut short a foreign trip to deal with violent riots over alleged government corruption and poor public services. Shops were looted, roads were blocked and vehicles set alight in North West province ...
... deputy health minister Petrina Haingura said the decision by President Hage Geingob to recall her from the National Assembly was unjust. Geingob recalled Haingura this week, saying that he did so because she was no longer secretary of the Swapo Party Women's Council. She told The Namibian ...
The distinguished African guest was accompanied by Peya Mushelenga, Minister of Urban and Rural Development; Jerobeam Shaanika, Namibian ambassador to Cuba; and Elizabeth Assamany, deputy director of Policy Research of the Office of the Prime Minister, as well as other members of the official ...
SOUTH African lawmakers today selected Cyril Ramaphosa as the country's new president after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma yesterday resigned under pressure from his own ANC ruling party. Ramaphosa was chosen without a vote after being the only candidate nominated, chief justice Mogoeng ...
8 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's President Hage Geingob reshuffled his cabinet Thursday, announcing that Vice President Nickey Iyambo had asked to retire on ... former Presidential Affairs Minister Frans Kapofinew as minister of Home Affairs, and Deputy Home Affairs Minister Erastus Utoni as youth minister.
Senior government officials have in the past used foreign trips as a conduit to line their pockets through travel allowances. The Namibian reported in the ... “Any delegation with more than two staff members requires special consideration by the secretary to Cabinet, in consultation with the minister,” she said.
Windhoek - Namibian President Hage Geingob has sacked two senior government ministers who challenged him during the ruling party's last leadership ... Minister of Home Affairs Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana and Youth Affairs Minister Jerry Ekandjo, both of whom have served in government since Namibia's ...
In a statement published on January 31, 2018 via the government's Twitter handle, the president said the move was to 'rein in public expenditure.' “This directive is specifically in the interest of curtailing public expenditure, no request for outbound travel of Ministers, Deputy Ministers and other Political Office ...
JOHANNES Iithindi's dream of studying environmental health at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) may not come true if he does ... The Namibian reported last week that the finance minister, Calle Schlettwein, would release N$150 million from treasury to pay out all the outstanding ...
Joao Lourenco (left), president of Angola and Paul Kagame, president of Ruanda at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week. ... To avoid increasing the country's widening deficit, the government is now looking to renegotiate its debts – a process described by finance minister Archer ...
PRESIDENT Hage Geingob and Madam Prime Minister, the Finnish delegation offered their help to Namibia on NBC TV on 25 January 2018. .... MINISTER of education and your permanent secretary, it is high time you admit that government has no funds to give to the schools for their basic needs and ...
URBAN development minister Sophia Shaningwa has threatened to dissolve the Rehoboth Town Council over the non-implementation of ministerial directives. The Namibian understands that Shaningwa wrote to mayor Christina Blaauw last week, threatening to invoke the Local Authorities Act and ...
According to Zhengwen, the cement production will promote Namibia's construction industry, improve people's living environment, improve the level of ... Deputy finance minister Natangwe Ithete told The Namibian that the cement plant is one of the foreign direct investments that should be encouraged.
He said Nghidinwa and the People's Liberation Army of Namibia's intelligence network helped wounded Plan combatants with medicines in the Mpungu and ... Nghidinwa served as deputy minister of labour and social welfare between 2000 and 2005, and as home affairs minister from 2005 to 2012.
VICE President Nickey Iyambo collapsed during the burial of former Cabinet minister, Rosalia Nghidinwa at Nkurenkuru today. Iyambo ... Later, presidential affairs minister Frans Kapofi told the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation that Iyambo collapsed due to the heat and blood pressure. Kapofi said ...
Zimbabwean president Emerson Mnangagwa left hundreds of Zimbabweans living in Namibia in stitches on Monday when he offered practical tips on how to ... Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa, who accompanied Mnangagwa to Namibia, called for Zimbabwe's own currency, saying relying on foreign ...
13 (Xinhua) -- Namibia has joined other African countries in condemning the U.S. President Donald Trump's disparaging remarks about developing countries. ... "Namibia, while associating itself with the tweeted Africa Union official statement, condemns these utterances and calls on the international ...
Windhoek — Unlike his entry onto the local music scene - which was characterized by hype and a media circus - erstwhile oviritje musician Jossie Kauandenge has decided to sneak out of the music industry, without saying goodbye. And music's loss, this newspaper has learned, is a win for his first true ...
HUNDREDS of people attended the welcoming ceremony of newly-appointed Kunene governor Marius Sheya, held in the region's capital, Opuwo, on Friday. The occasion was attended by the six regional councillors, four mayors of the region's major towns, traditional leaders, church leaders, the youth, ...
WINDHOEK - The president of the Union of European Football Associations (Uefa) Aleksander Čeferin says infrastructure development can help Namibia become one of Africa's bigger football ... The Uefa president said Namibia lacks adequate infrastructure, which affects the development of the game.
THE Zambian high commission in Namibia still has Levy Mwanawasa on its website as 'His Excellency the President of Zambia.' The last time I checked, .... Our dear minister and permanent secretary, get out of your air-conditioned offices and visit schools outside Windhoek. Listen, and you will find out the ...
“They rushed her to the hospital, but it was too late,” sergeant Anna Kunga of Omusati police told The Namibian yesterday. In another incident, Mwalimushi ... //Karas police regional crime coordinator, deputy commissioner Chrispin Mubebo identified the deceased as Erens Uriseb. Mubebo said Uriseb ...
SWAPO councillor and member of Parliament Rosa Kavara died yesterday at the Lady Pohamba Hospital in Windhoek. She was 59. Her death was confirmed on the National Council's official Facebook page yesterday. Kavara, who served as the Rundu West rural constituency councillor reportedly suffered ...
THE promises of transparency, accountability and better service delivery made by President Hage Geingob will be put to the test in 2018. While 2017 was a challenging and difficult year in many respects for Namibia, expectations are that 2018 will start to see the country emerge from its financial and ...


 

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