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Windhoek district hospital still without contractor

Despite last week’s groundbreaking ceremony for a 500-bed Windhoek district hospital slated for completion in four years, the health ministry has confirmed no bids for construction have been advertised. The ministry’s executive director Ben Nangombe maintained that the project has a clear plan and will be completed by 2027. “We have a clear plan. The […]

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330 000 households register for food aid

…As Namibia faces worst drought in 100 years About 331 000 households have been registered countrywide to receive drought-relief food aid. The executive director in the Office of the Prime Minister, I-Ben Nashandi, says vulnerability assessments and analyses which were conducted in 2023 estimated that 172 200 households would require assistance due to food insecurity. He […]

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Lawyer claims renaming streets ‘erasing German history’

…says some new street names too long A Namibian lawyer of German descent, Andreas Vaatz, has criticised the City of Windhoek for “attempting to erase German history” by renaming colonial-era street names. The city launched the naming and renaming process of 17 streets in Windhoek on Thursday last week. Vaatz says the process is “unnecessary”. […]

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PDM to approach ECN to acton Nekundi

‘I didn’t send anyone to spread hate speech’ – Shaningwa Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) secretary general, Manuel Ngaringombe says they plan to approach the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) over remarks made by deputy minister of works and transport, Veikko Nekundi calling on his party supporters to bury opposition leaders McHenry Venaani and Panduleni Itula […]

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Swapo calls for Cuba’s removal from list of alleged ‘terrorist’ countries

The Swapo party has called for the removal of Cuba from the United States of America’s list of countries allegedly sponsoring terrorism. This comes after media reports in the US this month stated that its state secretary submitted a list of four countries to the US Congress that allegedly “do not fully cooperate with the […]

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