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President Nangolo Mbumba has expressed his condolences following the death of Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash on Sunday. President Mbumba said the world was horrified to learn of Raisi’s death. “We in Namibia are painfully familiar with the experience of despair that comes with mourning a president, words rarely suffice in consoling […]

Businessman Benjamin Hauwanga on Tuesday announced his resignation from the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (NCCI) board, and the position of Ongwediva branch chairperson. He told The Namibian he does not believe the NCCI is helping the business community, as its board does not comprise business people. “The board of the chamber is controlled […]

South Africa has strongly condemned the attempted coup d’état in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday. The South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation recently released a statement expressing concern that the attempted coup represents a threat to the principles of constitutionalism and good governance that are essential for peace, stability and […]

Human rights defender Bience Gawanas says if Namibia is to finally have its first female president, people should not say she was wheelbarrowed into the position. Speaking on Desert Radio on Tuesday morning, Gawanas expressed optimism that this year’s election will produce a female president. “The excitement this year for the elections is there, yes. […]

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) secretary for information and publicity Hidipo Hamata says the party is deeply disturbed and appalled by the recent statements made by works and transport deputy minister Veikko Nekundi during a Swapo rally in Emono last Sunday. This comes after Nekundi said he wants the ‘democratic’ burial of the Independent Patriots for […]

Anatoly Maslov is among a string of prominent Russian scientists to have been charged with treason in recent years. Russian physicist Anatoly Maslov has been convicted of treason, according to the press service for courts in the city of Saint Petersburg. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to 14 years in a penal colony. Maslov, 77, […]

Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party spokesperson Nhlamulo Ndhlela says their leader Jacob Zuma will pursue all possible ways, including approaching the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), to have the Constitutional Court ruling overturned after it disqualified him from participating in the National Assembly after the elections. On Monday, the ConCourt, chaired by Justice Leona Theron, […]

National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) secretary general Joseph Kauandenge has made a U-turn on his decision to run for the presidency position at the party’s upcoming congress. Kauandenge was among those who announced his intention to contest for the party’s top position at its upcoming congress, due to take place from 12 to 14 July. […]

Namibia is grappling with the worst drought it has faced in 100 years, threatening the country’s water security, health and economic prosperity. This is according to agriculture, water and land reform minister Calle Schlettwein at the World Water Forum in Bali on Monday. “This situation is indicative that surface, as well as groundwater resources will […]

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has denied allegations that it is employing corrupt tactics in the recruitment of registration/polling officials for voter registration and the November elections.  This after activist Michael Amushelelo took to social media on Monday to allege that the ECN is employing “rampant corruption” tactics. He claimed that those working for the […]


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