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.

Namibia Film Commission introduces bursaries for film-making students

For the first time since its establishment, the Namibia Film Commission (NFC) will be offering bursaries to students wishing to pursue a career in filmmaking at any reputable institution in SADC.

For the past four years, the NFC has only funded third-year TV production students from the College of the Arts.

However, this year things are different, and local students can now choose to study courses including but not limited to pre-production, production, and post-production at any reliable institution in Southern Africa.

SADC reiterates commitment to opposing political instability, social & economic threats to member states

SADC has reiterated its commitment to fighting political instability and the social and economic threats faced by some member states.

This was said by the Chairperson of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, at the meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defense, and Security Cooperation.

Nandi-Ndaitwah cited as an example the instability in the eastern part of the DRC that has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced thousands.

Another concern is the terrorist attacks in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique.

Sister parties call for strengthening the bond of friendship among former liberation movements

Sister parties mainly from the SADC region called for the strengthening of the bond of friendship and cooperation among former liberation movements as they continue to serve the people.

The Communist Party wants the congress to be dedicated to the late Former Cuban Commander in Chief, Commandant Fidel Castro Ruz gave his immense contribution to Namibia and liberalisation of Southern African nations.

President Geingob leaves for Eswatini on a one-day working visit as SADC Chairperson

President Geingob will travel to Eswatini tomorrow for a one-day working visit as chairperson of the SADC Organ.

Dr. Geringob is expected to hold consultations with King Mswati III about the political situation in the country.

The visit is part of the SADC Summit resolution held in the DRC in August, for the organ to work towards peace and stability in the region.

Lesotho PM, President Geingob discuss bilateral ties between the two countries

The scope of bilateral ties between Namibia and Lesotho as well as SADC regional matters were the focus of discussions between President Hage Geingob and the visiting Prime Minister of Lesotho, Samuel Matekane.

Prime Minister Matekane was on a one-day official visit to Namibia, his first since assuming office last month.

While acknowledging Namibia's oversight of Lesotho's general elections, Matekane says there is a range of areas in which the two states can cooperate.

SADC Mission in Mozambique reports significant success in liberating terrorist-held territories

Since the deployment of the Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique in July last year, the mission has significantly facilitated the liberation of territories from the hands of terrorists.

The Chairperson of the Peace and Security Council for November, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, shared this during a virtual meeting of the SADC Ministers on the Peace and Security Council.

The virtual meeting deliberated on the security situation in the province of Cabo Delgado, which has come under frequent violent attacks by local armed groups since 2017.

Kashikola says SARPCCO remained true to its objectives

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, Daniel Kashikola, says the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) has remained true to its objectives and has made significant headway toward strengthening cooperation, fostering joint strategies, and managing all forms of cross-border crime in the SADC region.

Over 200 Namibian youth expected to benefit from Young Africa' skills development initiative

225 young people are expected to benefit from the Young Africa's solar energy systems skills development initiative.

The organization is busy with presentations to get the buy-in of regional councils in the nine regions that are earmarked to benefit.

Young Africa is a non-profit organization operating in five SADC countries, including Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mozambique.