Frontline workers trained to prepare for health threats

Twenty-nine health workers, including nurses, medical doctors and environmental health officials, graduated from a frontline course in Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training on Thursday. Officials from different institutions including the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Agriculture, and Namibian Institute of Pathology, underwent the three months of training aimed at strengthening public health interventions such as…

Under 20’s aim to qualify for Afcon

Under 20 (U20) National Football Team Coach James Britz said his side will aim to qualify for the 2023 U20 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) set for Egypt when they participate in the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Tournament. The tournament will take place from 06 to 16th October in Eswatini. Speaking to…

Eagles strike first in 50 over series

Namibia’s cricket men’s national development side, ‘the Eagles’, defeated the Lahore Qalandars by five runs to win the first of two 50 over matches at the Wanderers Cricket Club in the capital on Wednesday. The in-form Eagles won the toss and elected to bat, before posting 262 runs for the loss of eight wickets (262/8)…

Nujoma conveys condolences to Gorbachev family

Former President Sam Nujoma has joined the international community in conveying condolences to the bereaved family of Mikhail Gorbachev, who died last week. Gorbachev, who died aged 91, served as the last leader of the Soviet Union. In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Nujoma said Gorbachev was a visionary leader and admirable statesman who…

Street robberies prevalent in Rundu

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in Rundu recorded 69 street robberies in July this year involving mostly money and cellphones, its Crime Investigations Coordinator for the Kavango East Region, Deputy Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu, has revealed. Kanyetu told Nampa on Thursday the number of petty crimes decreased to 42 cases in August. The deputy commissioner also…

Man allegedly commits suicide by hanging at Otjiwarongo

A 49-year-old man allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by hanging himself in the garage of his house in Otjiwarongo’s Extension 8 residential area. Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha, told Nampa the deceased has been identified by relatives as Hassan Mberirua. Mberirua’s body was discovered by his brother shortly…

Police arrest 148 for illicit drugs in August

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) arrested 148 suspects for allegedly dealing in illicit drugs valued at N.dollars 2 million in August 2022. A media statement issued on Tuesday by NamPol said the suspects involved 136 Namibians, six Angolans and one national each of Congo, Tanzania, Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia. The police said the…