President Mbumba congratulates SA for peaceful elections


President Nangolo Mbumba has congratulated the citizens and political parties of South Africa for the peaceful election held last week.

He describes the process as the most important, stating that elections are not meant to destroy countries but to renew the mandate of those elected to represent the citizens.

Dr. Mbumba says elections must ensure that citizens enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Constitution and that SADC remains peaceful.

Truck driver Vilho Njati missing in South Africa


A truck driver employed by Karibu Namibia Trading has been missing for almost a week now.

Vilho Njati departed Namibia on May 9 and spent the following week on the road according to plan. But on May 16, he diverted from the scheduled route after he stopped at the Harrismith Smith truck stop on the N3, which connects the Johannesburg and Durban routes, to refuel.

Ban on poultry meat import from South Africa lifted


The Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform has announced the resumption of the importation of poultry meat from South Africa to Namibia.

This was revealed in a notice issued by the Directorate of Veterinary Services.

The Ministry says it should be noted that only poultry meat derived from live poultry originating from bio-secure poultry farms, as listed by the Veterinary Authority of South Africa, will be permitted to be imported into Namibia.

Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat celebrates 20 years


The Cross-Border Road Transport Agency's CEO, Lwazi Mboyi, says the governments of Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa have emphasised the need to work together to realise Africa's integration.

Mboyi made these remarks during the 20th anniversary of the Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat (TKCS) held at Swakopmund.

The transport and trade corridor, Mboyi says, advances the collective ambition of linking Africa, ensuring economic growth, and promoting trade.

President Mbumba continues to build relationships


President Nangolo Mbumba says he is continuing to build on the relationships established by his predecessor, the late Dr. Hage Geingob. 

Dr. Mbumba made these remarks at the Eros Airport after he returned from his official visit to South Africa.

President Nangolo Mumba's visit to South Africa forms part of his familiarisation visits to SADC countries, which are aimed at introducing himself and further strengthening ties. 

Reflecting on Walvis Bay's journey to freedom


After Namibia's independence on March 21, 1990, the Apartheid South African government refused to relinquish control over Walvis Bay.

The harbour town, even after the lowering of the Apartheid regime's flag, was administered by the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

Four years later, in 1994, a deal was struck following negotiations between the new ANC-led government in South Africa and Namibia, and this saw the successful and peaceful re-integration of Walvis Bay on February 28, 1994.

Zandre Josephs gears up for Miss Teen Eco-Tourism World Pageant


Zandre Josephs is excited to represent Namibia at the upcoming Miss Teen Eco-Tourism World Pageant that is expected to take place in South Africa next week.

Speaking to nbc News at Keetmanshoop, the 20-year-old beauty queen says that the platform provides the perfect opportunity for young people to advocate for sustainable tourism, which is the backbone of many emerging and developing countries in the world.

OTA & NTLA call on President Geingob to take Germany to ICJ


The OvaHerero Traditional Authority and the Nama Traditional Leaders Association are calling on President Hage Geingob to support them in taking Germany to the International Court of Justice for the genocide committed against their people.

The groups have also condemned the German government's defence of Israel's attack on Gaza, noting that Germany's actions are motivated by a guilty conscience as it tries to make amends for the Holocaust.

Israel blames Hamas for war on Gaza


Israel has shifted the entire blame for its alleged genocidal acts in Gaza on Hamas during its submissions to the International Criminal Court in The Hague today.

South Africa has reported Israel to the International Court of Justice to stop its war in Gaza against the Palestinian people, who have been killed and uprooted from their homes.

It claims that it is not committing any act of genocide in Gaza, saying it is only protecting the lives of its people and the Palestinians against atrocities committed by Hamas.

Dr. Kaire Mbuende applauds South Africa on recalling diplomats from Israel


International relations expert Dr. Kaire Mbuende has applauded South Africa's decision to recall its diplomats from Israel amid the ongoing bombardment by Israel on the Gaza Strip.

South Africa described Israel's act on the Gaza Strip as a "genocide".

Speaking on Good Morning Namibia, the former ambassador justified South Africa's actions, stressing they were the right move.

Dr. Mbuende touched on the likely dire economic consequences for South Africa and other countries that have enacted this stance.