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Hanse-Himarwa’s body arrives at Mariental

The body of former minister of education, arts and culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, arrived at Mariental on Wednesday. The ministry of education, as well as local authorities and traditional authorities formed a guard of honour as her body was escorted through…

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ECN denies blocking offenders from registering to vote

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has refuted allegations made by an opposition party that it did not allow offenders the opportunity to register as voters. ECN chief electoral and referenda officer Peter Shaama in a media statement yesterday said…

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O&L goes solo:Local supermarkets planned after PnP departure

The Ohlthaver & List Group (O&L), which previously had shops under the name Model Supermarket, is planning on opening its own supermarkets after announcing plans to terminate its franchise agreement with Pick n Pay South Africa. According to O&L executive…

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Internet disruptions worrying during elections – AU

Internet and network disruptions are a cause for concern during elections. Ourveena Topsy-Sonoo, the African Union (AU) Commission’s special rapporteur on freedom of expression and access to information, said this in Windhoek yesterday. She said the commission has observed that…

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ECN disputes jurisdiction of court in NEFF case

Party’s SA lawyers denied work permits The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is disputing that the Electoral Court can deal with a case in which the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) is trying to challenge the ECN’s decision to cancel…

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France held to draw in rugby sevens opener, Fiji sparkle

France struggled to live up to pre-tournament billing as favourites for Olympic Gold in rugby sevens Wednesday, held to a 12-12 draw by the United States to the disappointment of a packed Stade de France. Meanwhile, double Olympic champions Fiji…

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Investor interest in local oil and gas grows

Ministry of Mines and Energy petroleum commissioner Maggy Shino says international investors are increasingly interested in Namibia’s oil and gas industry. Shino was speaking at the recent American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) workshop, which was held under the theme…

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Galp Energia invests N$2,1 billion in Namibian oil sector

Galp Energia invested N$2,1 billion into its Namibian upstream oil projects during the first half of 2024. Galp Energia chief executive Filipe Silva expressed his enthusiasm regarding the discoveries made in Namibia and emphasised the company’s swift progression into the…

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DBN, Agribank capacitates farmers with financial skills

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN), in collaboration with Agribank, hosted a two-day financial management workshop for farmers as part of the mentorship programme. The National Mentorship and Coaching Programme (NMCP) initiative aims to promote small businesses across Namibia by…

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Western Cape Government welcomes Ramaphosa signing Climate Change Act

The Western Cape Government (WCG) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa signing the Climate Change Act into law. MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs, and Development Planning, Anton Bredell said while this milestone is being celebrated, the swift implementation of this…

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Dozens arrested in Uganda anti-government protests

Dozens of people have been detained in the Ugandan capital Kampala after joining scattered anti-corruption protests in defiance of an official ban. Lawyers said around 60 people, including a prominent TV presenter and three young protest leaders, were hurriedly brought…

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