Swapo commemorates 64 years


The Swapo Party on Friday marked 64 years of existence since its foundation on April 19, 1960, with its eyes trained on the upcoming national elections.

In a message to party members, Swapo Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah called for unity as the party prepares for the upcoming elections.

Ida Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros remembered


Mourners gathered at Farm Snip River in the ||Kharas Region to pay tribute to late Swapo Party liberation struggle stalwart Ida Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros during the official memorial service. 

Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros died on April 3 at the age of 79.

Delivering the message of President Nangolo Mbumba, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the liberation struggle icon in her political journey encountered immense hardships, torture, and imprisonment at the hands of the colonial regime oppressors. 

First Lady addresses inequalities


First Lady Sustjie Mbumba hosted a high-level Roundtable Discussion on inequalities, HIV, TB, Malaria, and Pandemics at State House on Friday.

During the opening of the discussion, Madame Mbumba encouraged individuals and organisations to speak out against inequality or injustice.

The First Lady says that there can be no rest until equality is achieved.

Namdeb files defamation lawsuit against LPM


Namdeb Diamond Corporation has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Landless Peoples Movement (LPM) in the High Court before Judge Gabriel Oosthuizen.

According to the court documents, Namdeb, represented by Raywood Rukoro of Lorentz Angula Incorporated, is seeking that LPM be interdicted from making or publishing alleged untrue and defamatory statements about Namdeb, its directors, senior management, and employees.

The statements in question allegedly accuse Namdeb of criminal activities, including theft, fraud, and corruption, as well as unethical behaviour.

ECN engages Omaheke residents on voters' registration


Officials of the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) are engaging stakeholders in the Omaheke Region on the general voter registration process.

This is in preparation for the general registration of voters from June 3 until August 1, ahead of the national elections on November 27.

ECN Regional Electoral Officer Josef Amwaandi stressed the importance of the session, touching on the code of conduct and voter education. 

President Mbumba lays wreath on Alpo Mbamba's grave


President Nangolo Mbumba paid a visit and laid a wreath on the grave of the late Alpo Mauno Mbamba at Mupini Village in the Kavango West Region. 

President Mbumba and the late Mbamba were classmates from 1960 to 1965 at Ongwediva and Oshingabo High Schools.

Dr. Alpo Mauno Mbamba died in Paris in 2001.

First Lady Sustjie Mbumba accompanied the family to receive the remains of Dr. Mbamba and brought them back home at the time. 

FDI a key contributor to economic development - Andre


Erongo Governor Neville Andre says the Namibian government views foreign direct investment (FDI) as a key contributor to economic development.

Andre says the FDI legislation should ensure an enabling environment for foreign investors and Namibian firms, including international arbitration of disputes, the right to remit profits, and access to foreign exchange.

NamibRe's assets grow to over a billion dollars


Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation (NamibRe) has grown its assets from N$210 million to more than a billion dollars in twenty years. 

Managing Director Patty Karuaihe-Martin revealed this during an update on the organisation's strategic operations at the Government Information Centre (GIC). 

The organisation, she further says, has increased its dividends to the government from N$2 million to N$10 million.

The public enterprise, established in 2001 to provide reinsurance services locally, has been minimising capital outflow from the local insurance industry.

Senior appointments at Bannerman Mining Resources signals new focus


Bannerman Mining Resources has unveiled new leadership with the appointment of Twapewa Kadhikwa as chairperson and Werner Ewald as CEO. 

Both appointments signal a new chapter in the life of the company as it seeks to advance its Etango billion-dollar mining project.

Werner Ewald, the newly appointed CEO, revealed that the company is actively raising capital for the construction of its Etango mining project. 

The project, estimated to cost between N$6 billion and N$7 billion, is a significant undertaking for the company.