Geingob to address second Qatar Economic Forum

President Hage Geingob is on Wednesday expected to address the second Qatar Economic Forum on inequality and the emergence of Namibia as a new green energy superpower in Africa. The forum, which started in Doha on Monday, brings together more than 500 global business leaders and heads of state to discuss ways toward post-COVID-19 economic…

Man allegedly shot dead in front of Swakopmund home

The Erongo police are investigating the alleged murder of 53-year-old Roland Antonius Wilhelmus, who was reportedly shot in front of his rented house in Ocean View, Swakopmund on Monday. Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Erongo Community Policing Commander, Inspector Ileni Shapumba, in a crime report on Tuesday indicated that the incident occurred around 16h00. It is…

Retired Kashihakumwa redeployed to ensure safety of wildlife

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has announced the redeployment of Retired Commissioner Ndahangwapo Kashihakumwa as head of the Wildlife Protection Unit to the Etosha National Park with immediate effect. Kashihakumwa’s redeployment is one of the measures by the ministry to ensure that security adjustments and strategies are implemented without fail. Minister of Environment…

Kavekotora wants resources for Parliament

Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) leader Mike Kavekotora says the current N.dollars 110 million budgetary allocation to the National Assembly (NA) is insufficient as it mainly caters for operational costs. The NA, he said, needs an additional N.dollars 50 million to execute its oversight function. Anything below that makes the assembly a laughing stock,…

Namibia in need of increased pre-hospital care

Director of Tertiary Health and Clinical Support Services, Johannes Gaeseb says Namibia is currently experiencing an increase in demand for pre-hospital care as a result of increased trauma incidents from motor vehicle crashes, violence and a variety of other medical conditions. Gaeseb stated this on Monday during the commemoration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Day…

Over 8 000 asylum seekers and refugees currently hosted in Namibia

Namibia currently has a total of 8 118 asylum seekers and refugees, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration and Safety, Daniel Kashikola has revealed. Kashikola said this figure includes inactive cases from 17 countries: Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda,…

Uutoni lauds SDFN for providing affordable decent housing

Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, has commended the Shackdwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) for being consistent in constructing and availing houses across the country. Uutoni noted that the federation ranks number one countrywide in availing houses and has to date enabled the construction of thousands of houses to low-to-middle income earners. He…