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Swapo Party Vice President urges defending independence's legacy 

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Swapo Party Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called on party members to defend the foundation that paved the way for the country's hard-won independence. 

She made the call at the party's 64th-anniversary commemoration at Mariental in the Hardap Region. 

Swapo Party members from all walks of life converged at the Hage Geingob Stadium to celebrate the party's over sixty years of existence. 

Today marks three months since the death of President Geingob

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Today marks three months since President Hage Geingob died.

The late Geingob was the third president of Namibia and the first to die in office.

He died on the 4th of February after battling cancer, ending his second term of office before time.

In the weeks leading up to his death, the negotiator aggressively championed and promoted green hydrogen, a dream that came true at Walvis Bay this week.

The occasion was, however, celebrated sadly without him, but his name is embedded in the hearts of those who valued his work.

Belgian King Philippe pays homage to late President Geingob

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The visiting King of the Belgians, Philippe, paid homage to the late President Hage Geingob as he visited the Mausoleum at the Heroes Acre.

King Philippe and the late Dr. Geingob met in Brussels in February 2022, where they held bilateral talks on the margins of the AU-EU summit on a number of issues of mutual concern.

The belge royal also laid a wreath at the Heroes Acre in recognition of Namibia's other heroes and heroines.

The King of the Belgians is on a three-day state visit to Namibia, aimed at strengthening cooperation.

SADC region, despite peaceful outlook, faces security challenges

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While the southern African region remains peaceful and stable, there are still security challenges in some parts of the SADC that require an effective response.

Promoting peace and security within the SADC region topped the agenda at the Extra Ordinary Troika Summit in Lusaka, Zambia.

Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah was among the attendees.

The Troika took stock and tracked progress on the situation in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique as well as the northern Kivu province in eastern DRC, marred by instability over the years. 

Namibia affirms commitment to diplomatic relations and legacy of late President Geingob

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President Nangolo Mbumba has reassured the diplomatic community of Namibia's commitment to strengthening bilateral relations and partnerships, continuing the legacy of the late President Hage Geingob. 

He highlighted Geingob's internationalist approach, which guided Namibia's foreign policy of being a friend to all and an enemy to none.

President Mbumba addressed the diplomatic corps during the New Year's greeting ceremony, held annually at State House.

MPs Laud Finance Minister's Budget Increment

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Members of Parliament have commended the Minister of Finance and Public Enterprises, Iipumbu Shiimi, for his efforts in presenting a substantial increment in this year's national budget. 

However, some are concerned about the inadequacy of the allocated funds for old-age grants and the absence of dedicated financial provisions and employment opportunities.

In her contribution to the Appropriation Bill, PDM's Elma Dienda emphasised the impact of the late president Hage Geingob's vision, which brought hope to senior citizens dependent on the old age grant for survival. 

Swapo Party reaffirms Nandi-Ndaitwah as Presidential candidate

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The Swapo Party Central Committee clarified its decision about its presidential candidate for the November 2024 elections. 

The committee confirmed Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah as the Presidential candidate of the party, a position she automatically acquired as the party's Vice President and the sole candidate at the 2022 Congress.

Swapo Extraordinary Congress set for April 2025

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The Swapo Party will elect its president to replace the late Dr. Hage Geingob at the Extraordinary Congress set to take place on April 19, 2025. 

This means that Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah remains the party's sole candidate for the November National Presidential Election.

The Central Committee further confirmed that the decision of the Politburo to accord a standing invitation to President Nangolo Mbumba to all its meetings remains in force.