Ricky Burns reflects on Indongo, talks Crawford fight

Ricky Burns reflects on Indongo, talks Crawford fight

Ahead of the battle to become the undisputed super-lightweight king between Namibia’s Julius ‘Blue Machine’ Indongo and America’s Terence Crawford, Scottish veteran fighter Ricky Burns reflects on his last fight against the unbeaten Namibian. Indongo cruised to a points victory over Burns in Glasgow back in April to add the WBA world title to the […]

Freeda debuts at Coke Studio …a first for Namibia

Freeda debuts at Coke Studio  …a first for Namibia

Staff Reporter Windhoek-Sassy afro pop singer Freeda is the first Namibian musician to grace the stage at Africa’s biggest music show, Coke Studio Africa. Freeda will feature alongside Kiff No Beat from Ivory Coast and Wawa Salegy from Madagascar. Coke Studio Africa is Coca Cola’s flagship African music show, but it is a non-competitive music […]

The ancient art of Bonsai …still blooming

The ancient art of Bonsai …still blooming

Donna Collins Swakopmund-It takes a certain skill and artistic temperament to miniaturise what would normally be a massive tree, and transform it into a decorative mini replica that can become a beautiful ornament and live for decades. For those of you unfamiliar with this process, Bonsai is a blend of ancient art and horticultural knowledge […]

GIPF introduces online member portal at OATF

GIPF introduces online member portal at OATF

Amos Kambonde Windhoek-An online portal refers to the webpage (or website) that provides users an entryway to a variety of information, tools, links, and more. Typically, online portals are designed to offer users an assortment of the most used types of information and services, as such GIPF recently launched an online portal to allow members […]

Some relief as banks release new interest rates

Some relief as banks release new interest rates

Staff Reporter Windhoek-In reaction to the decrease in the policy rate by the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Namibia, Bank Windhoek and Standard Bank Namibia have decreased their prime lending rates by 0.25 percent from 10.75 percent to 10.50 percent. The mortgage lending rates at both banks will decrease from 11.75 percent to […]

Economy grew only 1.1% in 2016 – NSA

Economy grew only 1.1% in 2016 – NSA

Staff Reporter Windhoek-The domestic economy is estimated to have recorded a slow growth of 1.1 percent during 2016 compared to a strong growth of 6.0 percent recorded in 2015. The slow performance can be attributed to the secondary and tertiary industries that recorded a contraction in real value added of 7.8 percent and a slow […]

Moody’s downgrade based on speculation

Moody’s downgrade based on speculation

Calle Schlettwein The government of Namibia took note with concern of the decision by Moody’s Investor Services to downgrade Namibia’s international credit rating to Ba1, from Baa3-in December 2016, while maintaining its negative outlook. This essentially put Namibia’s international debt issuances in the category of “junk status”, an assessment that we do not concur with […]

Setting the stage for the UK’s post-Brexit trade relations with southern Africa

Setting the stage for the UK’s post-Brexit trade relations with southern Africa

Throughout my visit to South Africa and Namibia last month, I was struck by the bonds that link the UK and the southern African region. Our historical, commercial, educational and Commonwealth links all help underpin our longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship. For me this relationship has a personal significance. Over nearly two decades during my […]

Chief Hosea Kutako, the titans of Tanga and our collective future

Chief Hosea Kutako, the titans  of Tanga and our collective future

The sculpture of Chief Hosea Komombumbi Kutako radiates calm authority at the main entrance of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Chief Kutako, commander and prisoner of war, Herero royal and arguably the most consequential Namibian of the past century, died on 18 July 1970. Today, Chief Kutako is worth convocation for two reasons. […]

Julius Indongo: Time to set talking aside

Julius Indongo: Time to set talking aside

This is an abridged transcript of an interview that Namibian boxing Champion Julius Indongo conducted in Omaha, Nebraska, this week ahead of his unification fight against America’s Terence Crawford this weekend. TODD duBOEF: It is going to be an exciting night on Saturday. This will be our third event going live on ESPN and what […]

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