EU calls for new policy areas of cooperation with Namibia

The European Union wants to include new policy areas of cooperation with Namibia under the Global Gateway strategy.

The Global Gateway is part of EU's offer to its partners with investments to secure links in digital, and energy transport sectors as well as strengthen health, education and research systems across the world.

EU delegation Commissioners, Jutta Urpilainen for International Partnerships and Thierry Breton for Internal Market paid a courtesy call on President Hage Geringob at State House.

SADC urges Kingdom of Eswatini to investigate assassination of human rights lawyer Thulani Rudolf Maseko

SADC has called on the Kingdom of Eswatini to swiftly, transparently and comprehensively investigate the killing of human rights lawyer and political activist, Thulani Rudolf Maseko.

Maseko was gunned down outside his home in Eswatini's capital, Mbabane on Saturday.

Maseko, at the time of his death, served as chairperson of the multi-stakeholder Forum which was established as a coalition of non-State actors advocating for a process of national political dialogue.

Two European Union commissioners expected in Namibia next week

Two European Union commissioners are expected in Namibia next week.

During their visit, the commissioners are expected to witness the celebration of 33 years of the EU-Namibia Partnership aimed at 'sustainable, inclusive growth for all'.

The EU Commissioners include Jutta Urpilainen for International Partnerships and Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton.

They will launch the EU-Namibia Annual Action Plan 2022, which is worth 437 million dollars at NIPAM on Tuesday.

COP27 agrees on funding to poor countries affected by climate change

Environmentalists, pressure groups and other stakeholders are applauding the decision to provide loss and damage funding for vulnerable countries hard hit by climate disasters. 
Loss and damage funding to poorer countries is just one of the key outcomes from the deliberations at the UN Climate Change Conference or COP27 at Egypt's Sharm el-Sheik.

Though the work programs of the Fund are still under discussion, the contentious issue of loss and damage funding to poorer countries could no longer be ignored.

Passenger plane crash-lands into Lake Victoria in Tanzania

At least nineteen people died after a commercial flight operated by Precision Air crash-landed in Lake Victoria in Tanzania this morning.

Earlier on, nbc News spoke to Anna Mwasyoke, the acting News Editor at the Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation.

The flight had taken off from Tanzania's commercial capital of Dar es Salaam and was headed to the city of Bukoba before it plunged into Lake Victoria as it was approaching the airport.

One end of the runway at Bukoba airport lies right next to the shore of Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake.

Russia to supply more than 500-thousand tonnes of grain to all affected countries

Russia says it will supply more than 500 thousand metric tons of grain to all affected countries, including those in Africa, for free.

This is after the Russian and Ukrainian authorities agreed to the UN-backed agreement to allow the export of grain via a safe Black Sea humanitarian corridor as of Wednesday.

The supply of grain was interrupted by the 8-month-long conflict, which saw prices soar in various countries.

President Geingob congratulates Brazil's President-elect

President Hage Geingob has congratulated Brazil's President-elect, Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva, on his victory in the just-ended elections.

In the closely contested elections, Da Silva received 50.8% of the vote, while incumbent Jair Bolsonaro received 49.2%.

President Geingob, in a letter to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, said that his victory has come at a critical time when international friends need to strengthen bonds of solidarity for the international community to prosper collectively.

WhatsApp services back online

WHATSAPP OUTAGE | WhatsApp services went back online after more than an hour-long global outage that left millions of WhatsApp users across the globe unable to send or receive messages.

The outage resulted in users not being able to send and receive text and video messages.

WhatsApp and its parent company, Meta, did not immediately say what had happened and only posted a brief update that it was working to restore services.