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Lone Women’s Rape Suspect In Windhoek Court, Namibia

Lone Women’s Rape Suspect In Windhoek Court, Namibia

The alleged Goreangab Dam rapist and robber of lone women made his first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court in Katutura on Friday. Police deputy commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said Fillipus Hamutenya (37) was charged with rape and robbery, although he only appeared in court for robbery. His case was postponed to 19 December to allow […]

Namibian Woman Nabbed For Sex Trafficking

Namibian Woman Nabbed For Sex Trafficking

A woman who was prosecuted on eight charges based on allegations that she procured a teenage girl from northern Namibia to become an unwilling sexual partner to two men in the Okahandja area in 2012 has been found guilty in the Windhoek High Court on three counts of rape and three counts of human trafficking. […]

Women Super League Important Catalyst For Girl Child – Namibia Football Association

Women Super League Important Catalyst For Girl Child – Namibia Football Association

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Skorpion Zinc Women Super League is a well-thought-out and strategic stringboard that enables the Namibian girl child to realise her dreams and gain valuable life skills in the process, Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni strongly believes. As such, Uutoni – speaking at the recent NFA Skorpion […]

Windhoek Declares Water Crisis

Windhoek Declares Water Crisis

THE Windhoek municipality’s chief executive officer Robert Kahimise said the city will introduce stricter water-saving measures as of 1 June 2019 to reduce excessive water consumption as he declared a water crisis. He made the announcement at a media briefing on Monday, saying the deteriorating water situation in the capital city has been affected by […]

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 […]