Final end to Yellow Fever outbreak siege

STAFF REPORTER ________________ The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared the end of the yellow fever outbreak this week, following a similar announcement in Angola on 23 December 2016. This brings to an end the outbreak in both countries after no new confirmed cases were reported for the past six months, the World Health Organisation […]

Stopping illicit flows in their tracks

Stopping illicit flows in their tracks

STAFF REPORTER _________________ Namibia is reviewing her current legislations to curb the flow of illicit finances and any movement of suspicious capital in and out of the country. The purpose is to “close any loopholes” in the system, according to government’s own admission to New Era Weekend. The review was prompted by the high profile […]

Toe to toe with former Brave Warriors agile shot stopper: Ronnie “The Magnet” Kanalelo

Toe to toe with former  Brave Warriors agile shot stopper: Ronnie  “The Magnet” Kanalelo

Carlos Kambaekwa _____________________ Despite its relatively small population, Namibia has produced a significant number of high profile sportsmen and women since the country’s birth in 1990. Apart from trendsetter Frank Fredericks, who set the international athletic arena on fire with his blistering speed on the athletic track, the likes of boxer Harry Simon, rugby players […]

Why Mwiya has a daunting task ahead

Why Mwiya has a daunting task ahead

Let me first take this opportunity to congratulate Fred Mwiya on his recent appointment as the new Chief Administrator of the Namibia Sport Commission (NSC) and also in the same breath wish him luck and strength in his new endeavor. While wishing him all the best, let me equally use this space to alert him […]

The AU’s (other) ICC strategy

The AU’s (other) ICC strategy

At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The decision is not binding on the 55 member states, but remains controversial. A team from the Institute for Security Studies who attended the […]

Does local procurement regulation in mining work?

Does local procurement regulation in mining work?

Through engagement with the mining industry in South Africa where there are stringent local procurement regulations, and in Namibia where there are not, a number of key insights emerged that policymakers in both countries and beyond can utilize in their efforts to increase economic benefits from mining. Performance of local procurement regulation in the mining […]

Is Namibia a semi-presidential or a pure presidential system?….After the enactment of the third constitutional amendments

Is Namibia a semi-presidential or a pure presidential system?….After the enactment of the third constitutional amendments

On the occasion of the 27th Anniversary of the adoption of the Namibian Constitution on 9 February, I wish to look at the Third Amendment Bill that was enacted by the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, in accordance with Article 132 of the Namibian Constitution, to amend the Namibian Constitution to create a Vice-President […]

Be wary of the centrifugal force stoking tribalism

It is strange that certain people are displaying a great determination to ridicule the concepts which we have put in place in order to accelerate our development. Let us disappoint them by succeeding. All three Organs of the State are be up and running and the message I have for all of you is the […]

Swapo unity a national necessity

The acrimonious relations between Swapo leaders, evident at almost every public forum in recent months, are incrementally biting into what is left of the party’s fibre. Insults hurled in parliament this week, during the live broadcast of what is deemed a family television show and therefore accessible to children, was the new low insofar as […]

We were playing Amagoes

We were playing Amagoes

EMMENCY NUUKALA ____________________ A number of Namibia’s loved children’s games made a surprise come back at one of Windhoek’s popular recreational park two weeks ago. It is one of those games that had our parents fuming at children who had forgotten their house chores, left homework undone and were coming home dirty and very late, […]

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