Africa has highest blood pressure in the world

Africa has highest blood pressure in the world

Margaret Ancobiah If you were asked “What is the deadliest disease in Africa?” what would you say? You might conjure up mental images of children clinging on to life whilst suffering from severe malnutrition or men and women queuing outside health clinics to receive vital treatments against communicable (infectious) diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. […]

Oshiya stuck with incomplete library

Obrein Simasiku Oshiya-Oshiya Combined School is finding it difficult to make ends meet to complete a school library, which was raised from the ground and funded through donations by parents and teachers. The library, which is now at rooftop level, still lacks some doors, windows, ceiling, paint, electrical cables and learning tools. This is despite […]

Nandi-Ndaitwah calls on SPYL to serve selflessly

Nandi-Ndaitwah calls on SPYL to serve selflessly

Albertina Nakale Windhoek-The Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has reminded the newly-elected Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) members that although being nominated into a position is easy they should understand the challenges that come with leadership. She made the remarks yesterday when she opened the first SPYL central committee meeting since the new leadership, under […]

State House not a den for thieves – Lumumba

State House not a den for thieves – Lumumba

Selma Ikela Windhoek-African leaders must be told that State House is a holy place and should not be converted into a den of thieves. This reminder came from visiting Kenyan academic and lawyer Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, speaker at the New Era Publication Corporation Thought Leaders Series initiative held on Wednesday in Windhoek. Lumumba’s presentation […]

Remembering Cassinga – we shall never forget

Remembering Cassinga –  we shall  never forget

STAFF REPORTER ________________ Namibia commemorated the Cassinga Day this week, with many people including some of the survivors, gathered at the UN plaza in Katutura where survivors collectively gave their own accounts on that fateful day. Some of the survivors who survived 39 years ago when the racist South African troops attacked Cassinga settlement in […]

When women went shopping at Foschini

When women went shopping at Foschini

EMMENCY NUUKALA _____________________ Property being vandalised, fistfights, stampedes in which some shoppers passed out and had to receive first aid on the shop floor – these were all what consisted of Foschini’s two-day sale. It was a clearance sale where everything in the women’s retaining chain stores in Windhoek central business district was marked down […]

Corporate Leniency Policy still in the balance

Corporate Leniency Policy still in the balance

JEREMIAH NDJOZE __________________ Namibians welcomed with a sigh of relief, President Hage Geingob’s announcement – during the State of the Nation Address (SONA), last week that his administration will push for the enactment of the tabled Whistle Blower Bill this year, as a sign of government’s commitment to accountability and a society that is open […]

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 […]

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