Cross-border crimes between Namibia, Angola remain a concern

Cross-border crimes between Namibia and Angola remain a concern for law enforcement agencies from both countries.

Law enforcement experts say these crimes undermine societal stability and threaten the wellbeing of citizens in both countries. The issue of cross-border crimes between Namibia and Angola led to a bilateral meeting in Rundu with law enforcement agencies from both countries discussing ways to improve their fight against crime.

Quadripartite Summit to harmonise consultations on peace efforts in eastern DRC

African leaders, including Vice President Nangolo Mbumba, who attended the Quadripartite Summit, have decided to institutionalise the platform to continue to harmonise consultations on peace efforts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

However, funding commitments still remain a challenge.

Namibians benefited from agreement entered into with Angola - Esau

The Former Minister of Marine Resources Bernhardt Esau asserted that Namibia and its citizens benefited from an agreement that was entered into with Angola.

Esau said this during the continuation of his bail hearing application.

The agreement between the two countries resulted in the establishment of Namgomar Pesca, a joint venture company that played a significant role in the Fishrot fishing quota fraud and corruption case.

According to state prosecutors, Namgomar Pesca was granted questionable fishing quotas during Bernhardt Esau's tenure as minister.

Mobile technology network towers along Okavango River serves Angola more than Namibia-Mushelenga

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Dr. Peya Mushelenga, says mobile technology network towers along the Okavango River serve Angola more than Namibia.

Dr. Mushelenga visited Kavango East's Ndiyona Constituency to assess the network coverage in the area.

The Minister visited Likurukadi and surrounding villages, where residents complained of poor or lacklustre network coverage.

The villagers struggle to communicate using their cellphones on a daily basis.

Angolan company Operatec to construct a marine and industrial training academy

Angolan company Operatec has partnered with Namibians to construct a multi-million dollar marine and industrial training academy at Walvis Bay.

The academy will provide specialized and internationally certified training for local marine personnel in the oil and gas industry.

With the discovery of oil and gas in Namibia, it is crucial for Namibia to have appropriate skills for employment.

Angola's Ambassador to Namibia visits Hardap and ||Kharas governors

Angolan Ambassador to Namibia, Jovelina e Costa is on a familiarization visit in the ||Kharas and Hardap Regions, where she is expected to meet with Angolan citizens based there. 

It is unclear how many Angolan nationals are currently residing in the two regions. 

The symbiotic relationship between the two neighbours dates back decades with the civil war in Angola and the liberation struggle for Namibia's independence solidifying their friendship which withstood the test of time. 

NamPol assess flood situation in the Ohangwena, Oshana regions

The Namibia Police (NamPol) has also been on the ground assessing the flood situation in Ohangwena Region, which is advancing towards the Oshana Region.

The aim is to ensure that the police have access to routes leading to villages surrounded by water in case of criminal incidents that might occur, as well as to assist residents in those areas if they become flooded.

The police also looked at the borders between Namibia and Angola, where the Ngungula service station operated.

Monday marks day four of Oimbadalunga Village flood

Today (Monday) marks the fourth day since flood waters from neighboring Angola poured in at Oimbadalunga Village in the Ohangwena Region.

As the water keeps trickling in, residents and visitors alike are urged not to hit the panic button, as authorities say the situation remains under control.

Politicians, the security cluster, and broader communities have all been waiting with bated breath, hoping flood waters will not result in any damage or injury.

Flood waters enters Engela Constituency in Ohangwena Region

Flood waters from southern Angola entered the Engela Constituency of the Ohangwena Region.

Residents living in flood-prone areas in the Ohangwena Region have been urged to be vigilant of the dangers that flood waters pose.

It was reported that the Cunene Province of southern Angola continues to receive good rainfall, leaving many areas submerged.

The water flooded into the flood streams toward the Angola-Namibia border, filling up the floodplains such as the Oshana shaNalumono stream.

Oimba-dalunga residents witness the flood waters

Residents of Oimba-dalunga in the Ohangwena Region were the first to witness the flood waters coming into Namibia from Angola on Friday. 

Some access roads leading to Engela hospital and surrounding villages from Oimbadalunga have already been flooded. 

Scores of residents and visitors alike have been frequenting the oshanas in the area to witness the flash flood waters emanating from neighboring Angola. This follows heavy rains received in that country over the past few days.