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President Fines Guests Who Breached Lockdown To Attend His Party

President Fines Guests Who Breached Lockdown To Attend His Party

Namibia’s President Hage Geingob on Thursday admitted to breaching coronavirus regulations last month by hosting a celebration to mark his party’s 60th anniversary and subsequently fining all the guests who attended. The South-West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO) birthday party took place in parliament on April 19, when Namibia was under lockdown and group gatherings were […]

Namibia Gender Ministry Finds Shelter For Rape Victims

Namibia Gender Ministry Finds Shelter For Rape Victims

The gender ministry has found safe shelter for a victim of gender-based violence following a New Era report yesterday. Gender minister Doreen Sioka yesterday said the 19-year-old victim from Ohangwena region, who has claimed sexual exploitation and abuse by her close relatives and neighbour, will be placed in a place of safety. Yesterday, New Era […]

Stranded European Tourists Flown Home From Namibia

Stranded European Tourists Flown Home From Namibia

The Lufthansa group this week operated six repatriation flights to Windhoek to accommodate more than 1 500 stranded tourists from Germany and Europe who wanted to return home. The group’s general manager for southern Africa, Andre Schulz, announced this yesterday. “This week Lufthansa is operating 6 repatriation flights to Windhoek in order to fly more […]

#MeToo Movement On The Hunt To Find And Punish Sexual Predators In Namibia

#MeToo Movement On The Hunt To Find And Punish Sexual Predators In Namibia

When Namibian activist Venicia Shanjenka first saw the tweet naming and shaming a rapist in the tiny southern African country of 2.5 million, she thought it was a brave but isolated act. But one tweet turned into hundreds, and #MeTooNamibia erupted into a growing movement backed by the first lady, Monica Geingos, that is using social media […]

Worsening Drought Dries Up Housing For Rural Namibians

Worsening Drought Dries Up Housing For Rural Namibians

When Pedro Dhila left his homestead in northern Namibia one year ago to seek greener pastures in the country’s capital, he meant it both literally and figuratively. Dhila hoped Windhoek would hold better opportunities after worsening drought in the Omusati region decimated his crops and nearly 30 of his cows. But once he arrived in […]

Bank Windhoek Invests In Women Through Katuka

Bank Windhoek Invests In Women Through Katuka

Bank Windhoek last week announced its partnership with the Bank Windhoek’s Head of Corporate Affairs Hayley Allen said empowering women who are in business is the reason for supporting the Katuka Mentorship Programme and it is the perfect fit for the bank. Allen noted the bank is a partner for growth for women entrepreneurs both […]

Milk Production Drops By 6 Percent Due To Pesistant Drought In Namibia

Milk Production Drops By 6 Percent Due To Pesistant Drought In Namibia

The ongoing drought has put the dairy industry under threat as milk production declines by over 6% an official said this week as reported by Xinhua this week. According to the Managing Director of Namibia Dairies Gunther Ling, fodder shortages leading to unsustainable feed prices threaten the existence of Namibia’s dairy industry. “The decline in […]

Namibia Most Attacked By Cybercrooks In Africa

Namibia Most Attacked By Cybercrooks In Africa

NAMIBIA is the country worst targeted by cybercriminals in Africa as the continent exceeds the global average by more than twice over the past six months. Zambia, Morocco, South Africa and Nigeria, in that order complete the top five countries most impacted by cybercrime in the region. This is according to Checkpoint, the multinational provider […]

Political Parties Call For Heavy Penalties On GBV Crimes

Political Parties Call For Heavy Penalties On GBV Crimes

The Landless People’s Movement (LPM)’s student command wants parliament to introduce strict laws to address the escalating cases and killings related to gender-based violence. The LPM’s student leader, Duminga Ndala, said perpetrators of gender-based violence (GBV) should also be handed heavy penalties to discourage people from committing similar crimes. In an interview with The Namibian […]

Namibia Introduces Visas On Arrival

Namibia Introduces Visas On Arrival

Tourists from 47 countries no longer have to apply for visas in advance before leaving their countries for tourism, visiting, or transiting through Namibia. This was announced yesterday by home affairs minister Frans Kapofi at the launch of the ‘Visa on Arrival’ pilot project held at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA). This project aims to […]

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