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Govt Intensifies War On Sexual Violence In Namibia

Govt Intensifies War On Sexual Violence In Namibia

The protest of young people under the banner #ShutItAllDown against sexual and gender-based violence has yielded some results as the government looks into filling nearly 160 vacancies within the police’s gender-based violence protection unit as a matter of urgency. Speaking in parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the police would identify candidates and train […]

Namibia Weighs Demands For Rape Crackdown After Street Protests

Namibia Weighs Demands For Rape Crackdown After Street Protests

Street protests that led to the arrest of 25 women’s rights activists in Namibia at the weekend have prompted the government to launch an urgent review to consider their demands for tougher penalties for rape and sexual abuse. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Windhoek, the city of Walvis Bay and a town […]

Young Mothers Launch Mask Business

Young Mothers Launch Mask Business

SEVEN young mothers have launched a mask-manufacturing business through the United States government-funded DREAMS project in Windhoek last week. One of these young mothers, entrepreneur Dorin Gases (18) says: “This has been a life-changing experience. We can become a little bit more independent to look after our kids.” The six remaining business partners are Imerencia […]

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 […]

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