How the NDP5 intend on changing the game

How the NDP5 intend on changing the game

STAFF REPORTER _________________ The draft 5th National Development Plan is out. It is permeated by the principle of sustainable development. As such, the plan frames the achievement of progress within a framework of ensuring the ability of future generations to thrive. In the same spirit, NDP5 has four key goals: Achieve Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable […]

Alcohol was my husband, but no more

Alcohol was my husband,  but no more

ALVINE KAPITAKO __________________ Two weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon, while in the rehabilitation centre, Sophia * (not her real name) made a bitter-sweet commitment to end her 25-year long relationship with alcohol. “I took my pen and paper and I wrote a letter breaking up with alcohol. I wrote a letter, saying, ‘hello my […]

Understanding the NASA research off the Namibian coast

Understanding the NASA research off the Namibian coast

STAFF REPORTER ________________ New Era Weekend sat down with Dr Jens Redemann, the research physical scientist National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Principal Investigator for the NASA ORACLES (ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS) project in Namibia to gain a better understanding of the project. Question: What is the ORACLES project […]

Conservancy windfalls: A tale of contradictions

Conservancy windfalls:  A tale of contradictions

DESIE HEITA ____________ Namibia’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources launched a scathing critique ever on the country’s national policy on human wildlife conflict management, turning the long-standing policy on its head. It was found that government’s glorious public reports on earnings and benefits derived from community-based conservancies are in a stark contrast to the […]

The players in oil and gas

The information is according to the recently launched online tool – Namibia Transparent Oil – to allow the public access to information regarding the country’ petroleum exploration licences. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) developed the tool with assistance of the Engine Room, to help the public keep track of the allocation and transaction […]

Is Namibia still the Eldorado for petroleum and gas?

Is Namibia still the Eldorado for petroleum and gas?

DESIE HEITA ____________ Page through the documents on ownership and shareholding of companies exploring hydrocarbons onshore and offshore of Namibian, and an interesting picture emerges. Chief of it is that for the past 20 years licences or petroleum exploration licences (PELs) change hands as often – and easy – as changing undergarments. And within that […]

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 […]

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