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Ugandans ‘disruptive’ about king in Namibia, Govt says

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security says supporters of the king of Buganda, Ronald Mutebi II, have caused disruptions by falsely claiming the Ugandan king was unlawfully detained in Namibia and staging protests at Namibian diplomatic missions.…

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Pogacar wins 19th stage to close on Tour de France triumph

Tadej Pogacar climbed to a convincing victory on stage 19 of the Tour de France on Friday, extending his overall lead over defending champion Jonas Vingegaard to close on a historic Tour-Giro double. With two tough stages remaining, the 2020…

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Electoral Court throws out IPC case about legal opinion

The Electoral Court has thrown out a case in which the Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) wanted the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) to be ordered to provide it with a legal opinion. The IPC’s application against the ECN was…

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Founding president hospitalised

Namibia’s founding president, Sam Nujoma, has been admitted to a Windhoek hospital. His son, Utoni, says Nujoma was admitted on Thursday and is currently recovering. “He was not feeling well, but he is okay now,” he said on Friday. Utoni…

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Experimental Springboks tackle Portuguese in historic Test

The last time world champions South Africa played in Bloemfontein a team showing 14 changes suffered a shock first home loss to Wales two years ago. They returned to the central city this week to prepare for a historic first,…

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SMEs in Namibia

NAMIBIA, A 34-YEAR-OLD adult nation, has a growing number of start-up, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in pursuit of making their mark in their respective industries. As a village boy, I speak around the fire like an African boy.…

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Functional Democracy

I am a Namibian citizen by birth, but I will not vote in this upcoming election. I used to in the past, but have developed this irritating itch as of late, which begs to be exposed and scratched. You see,…

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Man walks from Okahandja to Walvis for mental health

Elago Nantana, the chairperson of a Namibian youth organisation, has embarked on his second solo walk – this time from Okahandja to Walvis Bay. The organisation, called The Delivery Room Foundation, is dedicated to men’s mental health. Nantana says his…

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Pre-independence football star recalls glory days

Pre-independence Namibia had its share of exceptional football players but only a few were lucky enough to captain at club, regional and national level. Former Tigers central defender and long-standing captain Mentos ‘Metu’ Hipondoka was gifted with a great football…

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Impeached judge itching to take on South African president

In a sign of the seismic political changes in South Africa, John Hlophe, a once-celebrated judge whose career ended ignominiously with his impeachment just five months ago, has been parachuted into parliament to lead the official opposition. Dr Hlophe is…

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Heita battles Bonakaone for WBA strap

Boxing lovers can expect to be treated to “an explosive show” in Windhoek on 17 August. Mateus ‘The Beast’ Heita takes on South African Thato Bonakoane for the vacant WBA Pan Africa featherweight title. Ex-WBF junior featherweight champion Bonakoane will…

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