Brazilian directors hosts local training for film makers

A first-ever Brazilian Film Workshop in Namibia took place in Windhoek and saw the participation of more than 40 people. The two-day film workshop was conducted by Brazilian directors Tizuka Yamasaki and Emanoel Freitas.

Films have the power to shape a narrative, retell history, or simply bring to life an idea that existed only in the mind of a filmmaker.

The two-day workshop by Tizuka Yamasaki, a renowned film director, and Emanoel Freitas, a producer from Brazil, was an insightful exercise that was appreciated by aspiring students and film makers.

Political leadership called to help accelerate prevention of HIV 

Strong political leadership is needed to help accelerate HIV prevention efforts, as about 1.3 million people across the globe contracted HIV last year.

This was raised at the HIV Multi-Sectoral Leadership Forum in Windhoek.

Although progress has been made in HIV prevention efforts, there's still a long way to go in reducing new HIV infections by less than 370,000 annually by 2025. 

In east and southern Africa, about 300,100 girls are infected each week.

This calls for a multispectral approach to address barriers hindering progress.

Living Earth Expo aims to promote food reliance culture

In efforts to promote a culture of food reliance among Namibians, different stakeholders collaborated and hosted the Living Earth Expo in Windhoek.

The expo displayed and discussed organic farming, sustainable living, urban gardening, fruit tree planting, and regeneration, among others.

The Living Earth Expo further looked at practical solutions that pave the way for a brighter and more harmonious future for all.

The Kambashu Institute has been promoting backyard gardening in the informal settlements by providing seeds and training.

Great strides made on A1 dual carriage road

The Roads Authority (RA) continues to make great strides in terms of the construction of the A1 dual carriage road between Windhoek and Okahandja, with yet another stage of it open to the public.

The construction of the A1 dual carriage road between Windhoek and Okahandja continues with the RA opening access to the 4B section of the road to the public.

The project, which has created over 300 jobs, started in 2016.

Meanwhile, Lutombi urged the public to adhere to road traffic rules as construction on the road continues.

Mourners bid farewell to Sadrag Theofilus Nakale 

Hundreds of mourners bid farewell to the late popular music artist Sadrag Theofilus Nakale at the ELCIN Parish in Windhoek.

The 60-year-old Nakale died on Sunday in Windhoek after battling cancer.

Speakers described Nakale Ya Nakale or Sisande as humble, bubbly, and full of compassion.

Fellow artist Kamati Ekanda said he lost not only a colleague but also a brother.
Speaking on behalf of his children was his firstborn, Anna Nakale, who described her father as a very tidy person and full of jokes.

14-year-old boy drowns at Katutura Swimming Pool

In a tragic incident at the Katutura Municipal Swimming Pool in Windhoek, a 14-year-old boy drowned on Monday afternoon.

According to the Namibian Police, the young boy had been swimming with his friends when he informed them that he wanted to go deep in the water like his father and stay underwater for 20 minutes.

His friends later noticed that he was submerged and unresponsive. The friends alerted a lifeguard stationed on the opposite side of the pool, who administered CPR in an attempt to revive him.

National Literary Festival kicks off

The National Literary Festival of Namibia kicked off in Windhoek on Friday.

The two-day event aims to empower authors, publishers, and bookstores and enhance their understanding of publication standards and the challenges they may face in their journey.

The National Literary Festival of Namibia also aims to strengthen the bond between stakeholders by creating a platform for collaboration and mutual growth.

It also seeks to foster a culture of reading, writing, and engaging with literature across Namibia.

Africa's transport sector urged to redouble intra-trade efforts

The South African Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga, says Africa's transport sector needs to redouble its intra-trade efforts to optimise the Trans Kalahari Corridor.

She was speaking at the Trans-Kalahari Corridor ministerial council meeting in Windhoek.

Chikunga revealed that trading among African nations stands at less than 16% in comparison with trading between Africa and the European region, which is over 75%.