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Matengu re-elected as president of Pan-African University Council

University of Namibia vice chancellor Kenneth Matengu has been re-elected as the president of the Pan-African University (PAU) council for another three-year term. This was confirmed Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation executive director Penda Naanda. Naanda says Matengu was…

ANGIE SEPTEMBER

Mycoblocks: Mushroom-made homes to fight Namibia’s housing crisis

MycoHab has developed mycoblocks – large, solid brown slabs grown from oyster mushroom waste. In a groundbreaking development, mushroom byproducts from farming helped experts design bricks with insulation properties to solve Namibia’s housing crisis. Stronger than conventional concrete, these mushroom-based…

ANGIE SEPTEMBER

Namibia gets ready to become new oil hotspot

Off a busy pier in Namibia’s main port of Walvis Bay, the seeds of an economic boom are being planted. As workers heave fish from boats, or unload cargoes of sulfur and Congolese copper, a massive cylindrical drilling segment is…

ANGIE SEPTEMBER

The Season of Intolerance is Here 

In 2008, former president Hifikepunye Pohamba said Swapo members who joined the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) were traitors “like Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus”.  That same year, then mines minister Erkki Nghimtina allegedly fired shots into the air…

ANGIE SEPTEMBER

The Importance of Statues

Monuments have been a significant part of human history for thousands of years, serving as symbols of power, remembrance and cultural identity. Erecting statues is important and should be applauded. However, erecting a statue of a foreign leader on African…

ANGIE SEPTEMBER

Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

Across the Global South, young people are yearning for opportunity and a better life. However, while 1,2 billion people in developing countries are projected to reach working age over the next decade, only an estimated 420 million jobs will be…

ANGIE SEPTEMBER

Wernhil market vendors face eviction

Several vendors trading under a bridge at the Wernhil Flea Market in Windhoek may face eviction if they do not settle their accounts with the City of Windhoek within seven days. According to the spokesperson of a vendors’ committee, who…

ANGIE SEPTEMBER

Lukato promises increased mineral enrichment

The National Democratic Party (NDP) aims to ensure at least half of Namibia’s mineral resources are processed locally. Party leader Martin Lukato yesterday told The Namibian the NDP’s manifesto will focus on addressing the country’s high unemployment rate. “The NDP…

ANGIE SEPTEMBER

Register where you live – ECN

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) says people can register to vote where they stay for work purposes. This was said by ECN director of operations Zenia Klazen during a visit to State House on Tuesday aimed at addressing urgent…

ANGIE SEPTEMBER

Food delay leaves 15 400 pupils hungry

More than 15 400 Windhoek pupils have allegedly gone hungry after food supplies to 36 schools have been delayed since January. Teachers claim the crisis has been so severe that some students have fainted in class. The Ministry of Education,…

ANGIE SEPTEMBER