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A senior official in the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism says access to genetic-related traditional knowledge in Namibia can generate much needed benefits that can contribute to rural development and empower rural communities. Kauna Schroeder, principal project coordinator and environmental commissioner adviser says this would also serve as an incentive to ensure more attention […]

A collaborative effort across southern Africa is making strides in understanding and protecting biodiversity, with Namibia leading the way in mapping its desert ecosystems and uncovering hundreds of unique species. The ‘Building Biodiversity Knowledge for Action in Southern Africa’ project has seen the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) develop a mapping of ecosystems […]

Zambezi regional police commander Andreas Shilelo says the days of thieves making a living from stolen goods are numbered, as a result of the collaborative efforts of the Namibian and Zambian police. Over the years, residents of the Zambezi region have lost numerous valuable goods stolen during house break-ins, at the hands of both locals […]

At least 10 divisions within the Department of Agriculture and Land Reform have returned over N$109 million to the treasury due to unfilled vacant positions. This happened despite the country’s soaring unemployment rate, which sees graduates jobless. Auditor general Junias Kandjeke says these funds could have been used for other projects. Kandjeke, in his recent […]

The office of the Judiciary has pleaded for more funds to address the “urgent” needs of its ageing infrastructure. Minister of justice Yvonne Dausab delivered the office’s plea to the National Assembly while motivating its N$445-million budget allocation this week. “To continue its mission of providing speedy and equitable justice, the judiciary requires adequate budgetary […]

Close to 130 sport administrators will meet in Windhoek on Saturday to map the way forward for local sport. Minister of sport, youth and national service Agnes Tjongarero is expected to be the keynote speaker. Talking to Desert Radio this week, Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) chief administrator Freddy Mwiya said Tjongarero is set to share […]

The European Union (EU) refuted claims that its heads of missions were discussing governance matters during their recent meeting with the Independent Patriots for Change (IPC). This comes after German ambassador Thorsten Hutter hosted a lunch meeting in honour of IPC leader Panduleni Itula on behalf of the EU in Windhoek on Tuesday The meeting, […]

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism says that putting down the lion was not their initial intention, but it had to be done to save the life of Likando Mambena (44). The lion attacked Mambena in the Chefuzwe area on the outskirts of Katima Mulilo and, as a result, officials shot and killed the […]

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism says that false tips from residents on the whereabouts of a lioness in the Zambezi region have hindered efforts in tracking the lion. Environment officials have been searching for the lioness since Monday, after she escaped during attempts to apprehend her in the Chefuzwe area, on the outskirts […]

The Monarch Lifeguard and Emergency Services launched a diving search and recovery service to address the critical need for skilled divers in Namibia at Walvis Bay on Wednesday. Monarch owner Martin Muyenga said that the shortage of divers in Namibia has been a challenge for many communities facing water-related emergencies. “It has become evident to […]


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