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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Tackle GBV as Pandemic

After a 25-year-old man burned to death his partner and her two children at Karibib on Sunday, a community member complained that police were fast to act on stock theft crimes but tardy on gender-based violence (GBV). Simson Katamba’s remark…

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United Nations criticises Govt’s development spending

President Nangolo Mbumba this week told development agencies to do more “serious and tangible” work, but they countered by criticising ministries’ funds management. During a courtesy visit between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country resident Alka Bhatia and Mbumba yesterday,…

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