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NDF to lead military procession 

The Namibian Defence Force will lead a military procession with the remains of the late President Dr Hage Geingob across the capital city tomorrow, Friday 23 February, to allow the…

Namibia wants larger stake from diamonds

Namibia is preparing to negotiate with De Beers to secure a larger stake from diamonds mined within its borders. The current arrangement allows Namibia to retain 15% of the diamonds…

African Union and SADC unveil commemorative statue of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere

The African Union together with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) unveiled a commemorative statue of the revered Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere of Tanzania during the 37th Ordinary Session of…

MAWLR delegation explores agricultural best practices in Malawi

In a collaborative initiative led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) country offices in Namibia and Malawi, a delegation comprising 31 agricultural extension staff and…

ECN conducts 2nd mock voter registrations

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) will be conducting a second mock voters’ registration exercise of the enhanced and upgraded Integrated Mobile Voter Registration System (IMVRS) in the Khomas Region….

BoN maintains repo rate at 7.75%

In the intricate dance of economics, few instruments wield as much influence as a country’s repo rate. This often-overlooked figure holds the power to sway markets, influence borrowing costs, and…

NBL commits to raising the bar on sustainability

As part of its “Brew a Better World 2030” strategy, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) has announced that it is accelerating its sustainability efforts by committing to reach zero emissions across…

The power to connecting through radio

Observed annually on February 13th, World Radio Day is a global celebration that honors the power and impact of radio as a medium of communication. Established by the United Nations…

08 February 2024

– The United Nations general Assembly paid tribute to the memory of the late President Dr. Hage Geingob at the 54th plenary meeting in New York, yesterday.   – Two…

07 February 2024

– The ministry of Information and Communication technology held a memorial service in honour of the late Dr. Hage Geingob in Windhoek yesterday, with prominent lawyer Sisa Namandja paying tribute…

06 February 2024

– Parliament is set to mark a significant occasion in the nation’s democratic journey with the opening of the Ninth Session of the Seventh Parliament this afternoon at 14:30. In…

05 February 2024

– The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology has announced a period of mourning for H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob, from today until the date of his funeral. During the…

01 February 2024

– A photograph of a Mahangu (Pearl Millet) harvester in northern Namibia has won first prize in an international photographic competition organised by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization…

31 January 2024

– Namibia has maintained its ranking of 59 and a score of 49 in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), online magazine, The Brief reports. The CPI ranks 180…

30 January 2024

– The Namibian government says it is working on finalising the awarding of the TransKalahari railway tender to connect with Botswana before the end of the year. The rail tender…

29 January 2024

– The Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO), will be launching its Access to Higher Education Month long Campaign this morning that aims to assist students and trainees with all issues…

24 January 2024

– Namibia has been ranked as the 5th country with the strongest investment momentum for 2024 in the world, as revealed by a new study conducted by FDI Intelligence, online…

23 January 2024

– The Parliament of Namibia, will host a Meeting of the Budget Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region in Windhoek from today until the 26th of January….

22 January 2024

– The Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) says the country’s tourism industry experienced a surge in leisure travels last year, with 90% of total visits. – The Brief – The…

19 January 2024

– The Road Fund Administration (RFA) has raised concern about the possibility of losing revenue due to the expected boom in electric vehicles in Namibia. Online magazine, The Brief reports…

18 January 2024

– 19 Year old Fenni Megameno Ankoshi was arrested along with 34 year old Untag Kamati in connection with a Bank Windhoek theft case of N$2 million. Ankoshi and Kamati…

17 January 2024

– The UK Government has appointed VFS Global as its visa agent in 142 countries including Namibia. The UK Government introduced a visa requirement for all Namibian nationals intending to…

16 January 2024

– The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has cancelled the Spectrum Licences awarded to UCOM Mobile Namibia (Pty) Ltd (formerly known as (MTN)), issued between November 2014 and April…

15 January 2024

– Namibia’s passport has been ranked 65 globally, according to the latest Henley Passport Index, granting visa-free access to 80 countries. Online magazine, The Brief reports that this is a…

12 January 2024

– The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS) is experiencing critically low blood stocks, the lowest the reserves have been over the preceding four years. NAMBTS is therefore urgently calling…

11 January 2024

– The Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Honourable Ester Anna Nghipondoka has instructed that school principals, education officers and inspectors of education to analyze the 2023 NSSC Ordinary and…

10 January 2024

– The Ministry of Mines and Energy has proposed the introduction of a single importation point for goods as a means to curb rising import prices. Minister of Mines and…

09 January 2024

– Evidence of widespread abuse and torture by the founder of one of the world’s biggest Christian evangelical churches has been uncovered by the BBC. Dozens of ex-Synagogue Church of…

18 December 2023

– Former South African president Jacob Zuma says he will not vote for the African National Congress (ANC) and is creating a new political party. – BBC – Stepping into…

15 December 2023

– The 53rd meeting of UNAIDS’ Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) concluded in Geneva, Switzerland, with Board members making strong commitments to redouble efforts to end AIDS by 2030. Namibia First…

14 December 2023

– Namibia has accumulated more than N$110 billion in revenue from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) since 2017, under the revenue-sharing formula. – The Brief – The Board of…

13 December 2023

– Fishrot accused Nigel van Wyk was granted bail by Judge David Munsu in the Windhoek High Court yesterday, with co-accused Bernhardt Esau’s bail application dismissed. – The Board of…

12 December 2023

– U.S. multinational energy corporation Chevron has donated N$5.6 million for projects that support food security in Namibia, plus N$1 million for emergency drought relief for vulnerable women and children.-…

08 December 2023

– The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia says that only 1, 043, 144 active SIM cards out of approximately 2,436,367 across all licensed networks in Namibia, representing 43%, have been…

07 December 2023

– The Bank of Namibia says the country’s international reserves decreased to N$49 Billion as of 30 November 2023. BoN Governor Johannes !Gawaxab stated that the reserves mark a decline…

06 December 2023

– The Ministry of Mines and Energy has implemented a new licensing procedure for mineral rights and petroleum upstream licences, marking a shift from the traditional open application system. Online…

05 December 2023

– Windhoek Country Club Resort has notched up a N$69.2 million revenue surge year-on-year for the fiscal year 2023, culminating in a remarkable profit of N$15.3 million, the highest recorded…

04 December 2023

– The City of Windhoek is set to write off N$524 million in interest accrued by residents’ debt providing much needed relief for individuals struggling to keep up with their…

01 December 2023

– The Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises maintains Namibians are not overtaxed as it may seem because if that were the case the Treasury could have been recording a…

30 November 2023

– The government is considering a long-term plan to transform its state-owned power utility, NamPower, into an electricity distribution company, while Independent Power Producers (IPPs) take over the generation of…

29 November 2023

– Namibia is targeting to convert more than 120 000 fuel combustion engine vehicles to use green hydrogen by 2030 as premised in the National Determined Contribution climate change strategy….

28 November 2023

– President Hage Geingob has raised concern about the trade regulations of the Southern African Customs Union, saying in its current form, it does not allow for industrialisation. The President…

27 November 2023

– The Ministry of Mines and Energy has since March this year ceased allocating the fuel levy to the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia. NAMCOR’s Manager for Marketing, Communication and…

24 November 2023

– The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia has reported an unprecedented net loss of N$700 million, according to unaudited financial statements as of 31 March 2023. NAMCOR’s Acting Managing Director Shiwana…

23 November 2023

– The Namibian Ports Authority is close to finalising 2 25-year concession agreement with Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), a subsidiary of the MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, for the operation of…

22 November 2023

– The Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises says it is reviewing and reforming the country’s taxation policy, as it seeks to maximise taxes from the insurance sector, online magazine,…

21 November 2023

– Namibia Water Corporation Ltd has unveiled plans for a large scale desalination and power plant project along the central coast, with an estimated investment of N$4.2 billion. The project,…

20 November 2023

– The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has reported a surge in passenger numbers at Luderitz Airport, rising from 400 per month to 1420 as of March 2023. The increase is…

17 November 2023

– The government will have to fork out an additional N$1.7 billion for the 2024-2025 financial year to cover the 5% salary increment for civil servants at Grades 1-13, Secretary…

16 November 2023

– The Trans-Kalahari Railway Project Management Office says 12 companies have shown interest in funding the feasibility study as well as developing the new Trans-Kalahari railway corridor between Namibia and…

15 November 2023

14 November 2023

– The Namibian Government intends to accelerate nationwide upgrading of informal settlements and implement proactive incremental land servicing. Online magazine, The brief reports that the plans are highlighted in the…

13 November 2023

– The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation has proposed a National Minimum Wage (NMW) of N$18 per hour. Online magazine, The Brief reports that the Minister of…

10 November 2023

– Windhoek’s Mayor, Cllr Joseph Uapingene, revealed that a proposal on the debt write-off is being finalized to serve at Council before the year ends. The proposed submission will highlight…

09 November 2023

– Following the passing of Mr Axali Doëseb, composer and author of the National Anthem on 27 October 2023, President Hage G. Geingob has declared a period of national mourning…

08 November 2023

– Meeting with President Hage Geingob, and his top government officials at state house yesterday, Dr. Victoria Kwakwa, the World Bank Regional Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa, articulated…

07 November 2023

– City residents have once again exceeded the water consumption target reaching 536,418 cubic meters, significantly surpassing the target of 422,877 cubic meters. The City of Windhoek warns that the…

6 November 2023

– The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia says the current SIM card registration rate is a mere 33% as of 30 September 2023. Katrina Sikeni, the Executive: Communication and Consumer…

2 November 2023

– Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the newly renovated emergency unit at the Katutura Hospital, President Hage Geingob said that Cabinet recently approved a comprehensive plan prepared by the…

1 November 2023

– Loans worth N$326.1 Million have been disbursed to a total of 310 small and medium enterprises since the launch of the SMEs Recovery Loan Scheme by the Bank of…

31 October 2023

– The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) and Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding further extending a previous agreement to create a framework of coordination…

30 October 2023

– Namibia is set to become a new frontier for satellite internet and digital connectivity, with companies like Starlink, Amazon and OneWeb expressing interest in extending operations to the country….

27 October 2023

– Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has implored financial and insurance companies to be transparent and truthful with their clients. The Prime minister called for the training of the public on…

26 October 2023

– The Bank of Namibia Monetary Policy Committee has decided to leave the repo rate unchanged at 7.75% and the prime rate at 11%.  – Workers at a South African…

25 October 2023

– The Namibia Revenue Agency says the construction sector owes it N$2.6Billion in tax arrears. Online magazine, The Brief reports that the agency’s database indicates that 14 330 construction companies…

24 October 2023

– Namibia has been awarded with the Champion of Press Freedom in Africa Award at the 10th International Festival of Freedom of Expression and Press in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. –…

23 October 2023

– Namibia President Dr. Hage G. Geingob has departed for Brussels, Belgium to participate and deliver a statement at the European Union inaugural Global Gateway Forum and the first EU-Namibia…

13 October 2023

– Telecom Namibia, NPTH and the Namibia Public Workers Union concluded the 2022/2023 wage and salary negotiations that provides for an inflationary adjustment of 4% across the board for all…

12 October 2023

– The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and Salt Essential IT has officially launched the first ever iSecureBot, a WhatsApp Info Bot that provides cybersecurity awareness and education.  –…

11 October 2023

– The Chief Executive Officer of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia, Emilia Nghikembua, said CRAN is working on a study that will be issued to the Ministry of Information…

10 October 2023

– The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia says Namibia falls short in cybersecurity measures, making the country vulnerable to cyber crimes. Online magazine, The Brief reports that this comes as…

09 October 2023

– Namibia’s trade deficit widened by 17% during the month of August to 4.9 billion compared to 3.7 billion and N$4.1 billion recorded in July 2023 and August 2022, respectively. –…

04 October 2023

– The Electricity Control Board of Namibia says Regional Electricity Distributors are not to blame for high electricity tariffs. The ECB says the high tariffs are due to generation and…

03 October 2023

– The Windhoek municipal council has approved a plan to electrify approximately four thousand households in Windhoek’s informal settlements over the next five years. – Kenya’s government will abolish all…

02 October 2023

– The price of petrol will increase by N$1.90 cents per litre while Diesel 50ppm and 10ppm will increase by N$2.40 cents per litre respectively. – Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu has announced a…

29 September 2023

– Members of the public are embarking on the ultimate Car Free Day Challenge today, which is an annual event advocating for reduced car usage and increased reliance on sustainable…

28 September 2023

– The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority has raised concerns about the financial stability of the country’s medical aid industry. – The Brief – At least 11 people have been…

27 September 2023

– The City of Johannesburg in South Africa has named a road after anti-apartheid hero Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. – News24 – At least 100 people have died and 150 others injured…

26 September 2023

– Load shedding in parts of South Africa have been suspended amid heavy flooding. – BBC – Sacking Eddie Jones would be “the worst thing” Australia could do despite their…

25 September 2023

– Niger’s military rulers have banned French aircrafts from entering the country’s airspace. – BBC – Screenwriters in the US say they have reached a tentative deal with studio bosses…

22 September 2023

21 September 2023

– Parents in the US whose children purchased items in the popular game Fortnite without their permission will be able to claim a refund. – BBC – India has suspended…

20 September 2023

– More than half of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province have already been pregnant, according to a study by the National Statistics…

19 September 2023

– Zambia’s former President Edgar Lungu has taken the government to court after he was allegedly blocked from travelling to South Korea for a conference.- BBC – Showers and thundershowers…

18 September