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 […]

Sales for condoms and sexual stimulants went up this week

Sales for condoms and sexual stimulants went up this week

ALVINE KAPITAKO __________________ Yes, the sale of flowers, chocolates and cards goes up during valentine’s week, but a New Era Weekend survey found that the sale of condoms, sexual stimulants and the morning after pill also increases on Valentine’s Day and the day thereafter. “There was quite a significant rise in the morning after pill […]

Paralympian kicks-off Buy-a-Brick campaign

Paralympian kicks-off Buy-a-Brick campaign

Staff Reporter Windhoek – Gold winning Paralympian Ananias Shikongo this week kicked off his Buy-a-Brick schools tour campaign. Shikongo, who recently signed an agreement with Standard Bank to raise awareness on the flagship project, started the tour at Academia Secondary School in Windhoek on Wednesday. “I’m glad that Standard Bank gave me the opportunity to […]

Parents essential for quality education

Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop – Parents and the community have a crucial role to play to ensure the Namibian child gets quality education. //Karas education director |Awebahe ||Hoeseb says although learners are sent to school to learn, it should not be seen as the sole responsibility of educators to safeguard the quality of education of these […]

Omuthiya vendors defy town council

Omuthiya vendors defy town council

Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya – Omuthiya Town Council has received stiff resistance from small traders operating at the overcrowded Omatala open market after it issued an order to all vendors trading along the B1 road outside the market to move. Council says it is unsafe for vendors to sell next to the road and does not […]

NAB expects better maize harvest

NAB expects better maize harvest

Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya – The Namibia Agronomic Board (NAB) expects a white maize harvest of 70,000 tonnes from the maize triangle and from the central-east Summerdown area this year. The Maize Triangle includes Otavi, Tsumeb and Grootfontein, while the central-east Summerdown includes the areas around Gobabis and the southeastern parts. The 70,000 tonnes maize projection […]

Namcol unpacks block tuition

Namcol unpacks block tuition

Albertina Nakale Windhoek – The Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) director, Heroldt Murangi, has explained that the block tuition programme for Grade 12 learners, which is an attempt to improve national results, will be only be implemented this year on a pilot basis. As part of its strategy to increase the pass rate among […]

AR withdraws from mass urban land servicing project

AR withdraws from mass urban land servicing project

Selma Ikela Windhoek – The leaders of the Affirmative Repositioning (AR) group, Job Amupanda, George Kambala and Dimbulukeni Nauyoma, will issue government with a notice of withdrawal from the mass urban land servicing programme (MULSP) it agreed to in July 2015. Amupanda stated not only was there a failure to meet the targets and observe […]

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