The man with ‘a silent illness’

The man with ‘a silent illness’

<!–more–> Alvine Kapitako Windhoek-Clad in a yellow jacket that has turned brownish from dirt, black pants, brown leather shoes and a black cap is 61-year-old Gabriel Oxurub, who is a regular at a service station in Wanaheda. Oxurub, who walks with a stick, partly limping with a yellow old bag, is a man of routine. […]

A conversation with Loide Hango

A conversation with  Loide Hango

We catch up with the amazing Loide Hango, the inspiring lady who, despite not having arms, has not allowed her physical condition to define who she is. After graduating from the then Polytechnic of Namibia, Hango today works at Bank Windhoek. Here is her conversation with Pinehas Nakaziko. Pinehas Nakaziko (PN): Briefly tell us about […]

Vendors struggle to make ends meet

Vendors struggle to make ends meet

Alvine Kapitako Windhoek-What used to be an open, unoccupied space along the road in Okuryangava’s Onganga Street is now a hive of activity, with informal traders, mainly women, selling food to fend for their families and survive. The traders told New Era that they chose to trade rather than languish in poverty. The busy area […]

Couple live positively, overcome stigma

Nuusita Ashipala Ongwediva-Learning that you are HIV positive can be a daunting prospect especially in an age when people with HIV still face stigma, discrimination and social ridicule from a society that tends to be highly judgemental. But for Paulus Erastus and his wife Lusia Gideon, learning they were HIV positive – although initially shocking […]

Sister Sebastian: the ‘Mother Theresa of Nyangana’

Sister Sebastian: the ‘Mother Theresa of Nyangana’

Alvine Kapitako Nyangana-For 13 years, Sister Lovely Sebastian, a Catholic nun originally from Kerala, India has worked with sick patients at Nyangana Catholic Hospital. Sister Sebastian, a registered nurse and midwife by profession, has been the matron of the hospital since 2013. Before that, she worked as a full-time nurse, often extending her services to […]

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