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Namibia Swings Into Action Against Prevalent Sex Crimes – #MeTooNamibia

Namibia Swings Into Action Against Prevalent Sex Crimes – #MeTooNamibia

FIFTY-THREE activists attended the launch of the #METOONAMIBIA movement in Windhoek yesterday, which seeks to provide support to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. The movement, which originally started in the United States, gained momentum in October 2017 as a social media hashtag with the aim to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assaults and […]

Namibia Pursues Malaria Elimination

Namibia Pursues Malaria Elimination

Namibia was not on the list of six African countries identified by the World Health Organization as having the potential to become malaria-free within the next two years. Algeria, Botswana, Cape Verde, Comoros, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) and South Africa were named among 21 ‘eliminating’ countries globally. Of those, only Algeria is judged “on track” to […]

President Hage Geingob Calls People To Rally Against Gender Based Violence

President Hage Geingob Calls People To Rally Against Gender Based Violence

Although there has been progress in achieving gender equality, the country needs to do more against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), President Hage Geingob determines. The President said in the observance of International Women’s Day on Friday. GBV is generally accepted as one of the most urgent issues facing Namibian society and policymakers. It has been long […]

USAID Provides N$240 Million For HIV Prevention

USAID Provides N$240 Million For HIV Prevention

THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has given N$240 million towards a programme that seeks to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in Namibia. The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) programme will provide comprehensive solutions empowering young women from the Oshikoto, Khomas and Zambezi regions to […]

Dr Lillian Gesami-Steytler, The First Paediatric Oncologist In Nambia

Dr Lillian Gesami-Steytler, The First Paediatric Oncologist In Nambia

 The Namibian Oncology Centre (NOC) recently welcomed to its team the first paediatric oncologist in Namibia who recently graduated with a sub-specialist certificate in medical oncology. Dr Lillian Gesami-Steytler obtained the qualification from the College of Paediatricians of South Africa and the University of Stellenbosch’s department of paediatrics and child health, paediatric haematology/oncology in 2018. Prior to […]

To End HIV, Let’s Invest in Young Women and Girls – Monica Geingos

To End HIV, Let’s Invest in Young Women and Girls – Monica Geingos

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Africa has come a long way, experiencing remarkable economic growth, but to reach our full potential as a continent we need genuine inclusion Monica Geingos, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia. The first time I met somebody […]

Namibia Makes Strides In Tackling Malaria

Namibia Makes Strides In Tackling Malaria

The Namibian government and its health partners seem to be at the forefront of the battle against malaria, as WHO launches a new country-driven “High burden to high impact” response plan to support countries with the most malaria cases and deaths. A report by the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services had earlier in […]

Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League Advocates Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League Advocates Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

The opposition party, the Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League (PDMWL) this week said that the sentences that are being given to convicted rapists in the country, are too lenient The League’s Secretary General, Loide Iipinge said the sentences in the country are too compassionate considering the grievous damage rape does to victims and society at […]

41-Year Old Woman Raped And Strangled In Namibia

41-Year Old Woman Raped And Strangled In Namibia

 A 41-year-old woman was on Monday allegedly raped and strangled by a 29-year-old man at Wini village south of Nkurenkuru in Kavango West Region. The incident that shocked villagers at Wini village happened between 00h40 to 06h00 on Monday morning. The deceased has been identified as Esther Mpepo. “We arrested the suspect on Monday,” said […]

Namibia Appoints Johanna Salionga As Chief Magistrate

Namibia Appoints Johanna Salionga As Chief Magistrate

NAMIBIA’S current chief magistrate, Johanna Salionga, has been appointed as a judge of the High Court with effect from the start of November. Salionga’s appointment, together with the designation of three acting judges, was announced by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), which recommends the appointment of judges to the president, on Friday. When she takes […]