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Shell hits oil and gas in Namibia

Shell hits oil and gas in Namibia Shell has made a significant oil and gas discovery at a closely-watched offshore well in Namibia which could spark a wave of investment in the southern African...

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Papo eager to represent Namibia at Commonwealth Games

Papo eager to represent Namibia at Commonwealth Games NAMPANamibian cyclist Xavier Papo has set his sights on representing Namibia at this year's Commonwealth Games set for Birmingham, England between...

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Kotze confident of good showing

Kotze confident of good showingNamibia ready for tough encounter Namibia is ready to put on a good showing at the Rugby Africa Regional women’s sevens tournament, says head coach CJ Kotze. LIMBA...

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Anthony Joshua: I’m my own boss

Anthony Joshua: I’m my own boss NAMPA/AFPAnthony Joshua said on Monday that he is in control of his own destiny and that he didn’t accept any money to step aside from his re-match with Oleksandr...

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Cycling on the go

Cycling on the goNedbank Windhoek Pedal Power a success The recent Nedbank Windhoek Pedal Power Race 1 marked the beginning of the 2022 cycling season, which is anticipated to be more active than the...

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Uranium mining could make Kalahari unliveable

Uranium mining could make Kalahari unliveableThreatening the only source of water Nuclear and heavy metal contamination of the Stampriet Aquifer would be an environmental, social and economic...

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Nobody retires from politics at 44: Venaani

Nobody retires from politics at 44: Venaani EDWARD MUMBUU JNRWINDHOEKOfficial opposition leader McHenry Venaani - whose current term ends in 2024 - is not ready to hang up his political gloves yet,...

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Namibia starts work on Africa trade strategy

Namibia starts work on Africa trade strategy Set to prioritise exports To benefit from the agreement, the ministry noted there was potential to boost participation in regional value chains in the...

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COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF Tesla upgraded by MoodyMoody's upgraded Tesla Inc's debt rating by two notches to "Ba1" from "Ba3" on Monday, reflecting the ratings agency's expectations that the Elon Musk-led...

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Severe flood expected in Orange River

Severe flood expected in Orange River ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKRivers rise and dams spill overThe good rains of the last couple of weeks have filled up storage dams in Namibia and South Africa.The...

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Walvis: Avian influenza outbreak may infect humans

Walvis: Avian influenza outbreak may infect humans ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKWith new avian influenza cases appearing in more than 40 countries over the last six months, Namibia is currently under...

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Nyae Nyae, N?a Jaqna focus on governance

Nyae Nyae, N?a Jaqna focus on governance ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Nyae Nyae and N?a Jaqna conservancies will, during the first half of 2022, focus on vital activities like their constitution review,...

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Covid tests to end for arrivals into UK

Covid tests to end for arrivals into UKOnly for fully jabbed arrivals The UK will also accept vaccine certificates from a further 16 countries including China and Mexico meaning it now recognises more...

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N$520m injection needed for tourism healing

N$520m injection needed for tourism healing ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe estimated budget for Namibia’s tourism recovery plan is more than half a billion Namibian dollars.According to the draft report for...

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Stampriet uranium project ‘must be stopped’

Stampriet uranium project ‘must be stopped’In-situ leaching could contaminate water The Kalahari community has “a huge problem” with the prospect of in-situ uranium leaching that is likely to lead to...

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New execs for treasury, DBN

New execs for treasury, DBN STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKThe ministry of finance has appointed Titus Ndove as its executive director, effective 1 February, it announced.He replaces Ericah Shafudah, who...

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IMF approves loan for Congo

IMF approves loan for Congo The IMF board on Monday approved a three-year, US$455 million loan for the Republic of Congo to help undergird the small African nation's economic recovery.The global...

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Poor nations pay highest debt service

Poor nations pay highest debt service Governments to resume payments Kenya and Malawi have entered debt crisis this year with another 14 countries at risk of both a public and private debt crisis. The...

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Angola, Namibia to reopen border

Angola, Namibia to reopen borderCovid travel bans result in socio-economic hardship The Oshikango, Santa Clara and Katwitwi border posts will be reopened as of 1 February, while the remaining border...

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EDITORIAL: Is the black government any better?

EDITORIAL: Is the black government any better? In 2012, South Africa’s Julius Malema, freshly expelled from the ruling party ANC at the time, remarked that blacks were worse off after independence...

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Board halts Ethiopia's anti-Tedros speech

Board halts Ethiopia's anti-Tedros speech The chair of a World Health Organization body cut off Ethiopia's envoy on Monday as he tried to deliver a speech criticising the global organisation's leader...

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Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist

Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist US President Joe Biden was caught on a live microphone Monday calling a Fox News journalist a "stupid son of a bitch" on the side-lines of a White House...

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MTC completes 271 houses in 8 regions

MTC completes 271 houses in 8 regions75% handed to low-income earning women The houses were built in various towns across Namibia depending on the availability of land. We are extremely happy to have...

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NSFAF improved without Nghiwete

NSFAF improved without Nghiwete JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKFollowing the suspension of its CEO Hilya Nghiwete, the image and reputation of the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) improved...

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Mwapopi off our payroll – Kanime

Mwapopi off our payroll – Kanime JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKEmbattled police officer Phillipus Mwapopi, who finds himself embroiled in the Fishrot saga for which he is in custody, remains employed by City...

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Office-less Agribusdev in N$75m debt, salaries on govt

Office-less Agribusdev in N$75m debt, salaries on govtAs Namibia’s food security dream becomes a nightmare The state agriculture entity has vacated its rented offices due to non-payment, with 19 of...

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Capricorn Group announces new board chairperson

Capricorn Group announces new board chairperson PHILLEPUS UUSIKUThe board of Capricorn Group has announced the appointment of Gerhard Fourie as the Group’s board chairperson. Fourie is a chartered...

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Mining sector expected to improve trade deficit

Mining sector expected to improve trade deficit Exports minus imports Global merchandise good trade is expected to increase by 4.3% in 2022, following 2021’s 12.6% annual increase. With the mining...

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NPFL signals March as start date

NPFL signals March as start date Vries wants to see members Namibia Premier Football League NPFL members will meet to discuss the possibility of kicking off their season from March to July 2022. JESSE...

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Swimming action set for the weekend

Swimming action set for the weekend SPORT REPORTERThe Olympia Swimming Pool in Windhoek will host the fourth Bank Windhoek Long Course Gala this weekend.A total of 137 swimmers and 68 relay teams...

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Under-20 rugby squad announced

Under-20 rugby squad announced SPORT REPORTER Namibia under-20 coach Chrysander Botha has named the under-20 squad to represent Namibia.The group are preparing for Rugby Africa’s annual Jean-Luc...

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Japan can overcome injuries: Minamino

Japan can overcome injuries: Minamino NAMPA/AFPJapan can overcome losing half their defence to injury and take a big step towards World Cup qualification this week, their Liverpool forward Takumi...

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Hakimi fires Morocco into quarter-finals

Hakimi fires Morocco into quarter-finalsMalawi gives fight Gabadinho Mhango gave outsiders Malawi, playing their first ever knockout game at the tournament, a shock early lead with a stunning goal...

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Feeding personal wealth to revive and grow SMEs post-pandemic

Feeding personal wealth to revive and grow SMEs post-pandemic MARIUS PATRICK UWU-GAEBIn their quest for wealth and financial freedom, Namibians in recent times have fallen prey to elaborate,...

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Improving workers' lives with Fairtrade

Improving workers' lives with FairtradeTackling the injustices of conventional trade A group of charcoal harvesters have seen first-hand the benefit of being associated with a global support...

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Agribank consults Omaheke agriculture role players

Agribank consults Omaheke agriculture role players ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAgribank recently held a stakeholder engagement event at Gobabis, Omaheke Region, bringing together agriculture role players in...

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Get your farm’s water quality tested

Get your farm’s water quality tested STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKWith the multitude of mining activities being pursued across Namibia’s farmland, the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) is advising farmers to...

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Agribank CEO outlines his plan for the bank

Agribank CEO outlines his plan for the bank ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAgribank’s newly appointed CEO, Dr Raphael Karuaihe, will present a road map to the bank’s board at the end of his first 100 days in...

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Discover a new kind of Comfort

Discover a new kind of Comfort The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Mark Raine, Co- CEO for Mercedes-Benz South Africa -“I’m certain that our most successful model range will once again raise the bar as the...

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Siwombe, you are not the chief – Uutoni

Siwombe, you are not the chief – Uutoni Kenya Kambowe RUNDUUrban and rural development minister Erastus Uutoni banned Eugene Siwombe from performing duties as the chief of the Uukwangali traditional...

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Namibia drops on corruption index

Namibia drops on corruption index ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK Namibia has been ranked 58 out of 180 countries by Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption...

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Police impersonation increases

Police impersonation increasesWoman attacked, robbed by fake officers Those found guilty of impersonating members of the police force can be fined and/or sentenced to a five-year jail term. ELLANIE...

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COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF Microsoft offers strong forecastMicrosoft Corp on Tuesday forecast revenue for the current quarter broadly ahead of Wall Street targets, driven in part by its Intelligent Cloud...

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Dubai Expo: Nam attracts over 140k visitors

Dubai Expo: Nam attracts over 140k visitorsTravel bans won’t impact investment leads It’s business as usual at the Namibian pavilion at the Dubai Expo, despite travel restrictions banning travellers...

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EDITORIAL: The scourge of substance abuse

EDITORIAL: The scourge of substance abuse There is no denying that drug and alcohol abuse destroys Namibian families every year.Our country is not only grappling with the toll of heavy drinking,...

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NamRA to accelerate digital transformation

NamRA to accelerate digital transformationInternational customs day celebrated NamRa received a donation of laptops from the Namibia Nature Foundation to assist staff members when carrying out their...

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10 years later, no cows at N$140m Kavango dairy farm

10 years later, no cows at N$140m Kavango dairy farm KENYA KAMBOWE UVHUNGU VHUNGUGovernment’s N$141 million Uvhungu Vhungu dairy farm in the Kavango East Region remains a white elephant, with not a...

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Nghiwete hits back at ‘primitive’ NSFAF board

Nghiwete hits back at ‘primitive’ NSFAF board MATHIAS HAUFIKUWNDHOEK Under-fire Namibia Students Financial Aid Fund (NSFAF) chief executive officer Hilya Nghiwete has accused the fund’s board of...

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Fishrot accused asked to use govt Falcon

Fishrot accused asked to use govt Falcon ACC spills fresh beans in bail application Former president Hifikepunye Pohamba approved the trip to Angola for which disgraced former fisheries minister...

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Don’t bank on oil yet

Don’t bank on oil yetResults of Shell well studied The results of the Graff-1 exploration well offshore Namibia are promising, but it remains to be seen if it is commercially viable. More work still...

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