Elections

 

ECN concerned about low turnout at registration points

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Of the 1,731,790 Namibians eligible to vote, less than 50% (823,761) have so far registered at the different registration points across the country and at the various registration points at all Namibian diplomatic missions abroad since the start of the General Registration of Voters (GRV) on June 3 to July 6.

Omaheke remains the region with the lowest number of registered voters, at 24,261 out of the 60,053 eligible voters. Of the 335,354 eligible voters in the |Khomas Region, only 152,920 have registered so far.

Cabinet will meet shortly to deliberate on the way forward - Mbumba

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The unexpected death of Namibian President Hage Geingob will not leave a leadership vacuum in the country, as the Constitution clearly stipulates succession when the president becomes incapacitated or dies.

The president was in his second and last term of office, and Namibians were preparing to go to the polls for the Presidential and National elections.

The Constitution clearly stipulates the succession plan once a vacancy occurs.

Tributes and condolences for the passing of President Geingob

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Tributes and condolences are pouring in from around the world for the passing of President Hage Geingob.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel says it deeply pains Cuba to say goodbye to President Geingob, a dear friend to the Caribbean Island Nation.

President Diaz-Canel says he will always remember the warm welcome he received when he visited Namibia in August last year.

The Cuban President says President Geingob did everything he could in favour of the historic relationship of brotherhood between the people of Cuba and Namibia.

SEOM launched to Kingdom of Eswatini

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SADC has officially launched the electoral observation mission to the Kingdom of Eswatini and deployed observers to all regions.

Former Vice President of Zambia Enock P. Kavindele, who is leading the delegation as Head of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM), officially launched the mission for the deployment of observers to four regions of the kingdom.

SEOM will be observing the upcoming General Elections on September 29, 2023. 

Identity of the accused person disguised to protect identities of the two victims

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nbc Digital News published a story yesterday about a 60-year-old retired soldier accused of raping his 14-year-old biological daughter and her 13-year-old friend, and who was denied bail at Ondangwa Magistrate's Court.

In the story, we decided not to reveal the identity of the accused person in order to protect the identities of the two victims.

The media does not only have a legal obligation not to publish any information that might reveal the identity of a rape victim, but also a moral one.