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Lüderitz Crayfish festival officially kicks off

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Lüderitz is positioned to become Namibia's energy capital because of emerging industries such as green hydrogen, oil, and gas in the southern coastal town and surrounding areas. 

Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said this when she officially opened the annual Lüderitz Crayfish Festival. 

Since its inception in 2008, the Crayfish Festival has become a cherished annual event, uniting locals and visitors alike in the celebration of culture, economy, and community spirit. 

Desire to get rich a roadblock to educating boy child

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A study carried out by the University of Namibia (UNAM) indicates that money matters and the desire to get rich is one of the factors that stands in the way of a boy child excelling in education.

This information was shared during the university's graduation ceremony at Rundu.

Of the 4,455 UNAM graduates, only 32% are male, while women make up 68%. 
 
Unam's Vice Chancellor says for the past seven years, women have been dominating university graduations nationally.

NTLA calls for inclusion on Nama & Ovaherero genocide reparations negotiations

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The Nama Traditional Leaders Association (NTLA) has reiterated calls for its inclusion in the Nama and Ovaherero Genocide Reparations talks between the governments of Namibia and Germany.

Its chairperson, Johannes Isaack, repeated this demand at the annual Genocide Memorial Day at Luderitz over the weekend. 

The annual genocide commemoration themed 'Let the Blood of Our Ancestors Fuel Our Resolve for Restorative Justice' commenced with a genocide memorial walk. 

First 2024 Swapo Party CC meeting set for 09 March

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The Swapo Central Committee's first meeting for 2024 on Saturday will be held without its elected president and chairperson, Dr. Hage Geingob.

The death of Dr. Geingob on February 4 robbed the Swapo Party of its president. 

After three weeks of mourning, Dr. Geingob was buried at the Heroes Acre on February 25.

It will be a sombre affair, as Geingob's place on the podium will be taken by his vice president, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

President Mbumba announces new Ministerial appointments

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President Nangolo Mbumba made new ministerial and deputy ministerial appointments on Friday afternoon.

Chief Justice Peter Shivute presided over the swearing-in of the officials into their new positions.

With the appointment of Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah as the new Vice President, the positions of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation had become vacant.

John Mutorwa was appointed as the new Deputy Prime Minister and will still remain the Minister of Works and Transport.

No security threats since swearing-in of President Mbumba: Shikongo

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The Inspector General (IG) of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo has said there have not been any security threats since the swearing-in of former Vice President Nangolo Mbumba as President of Namibia.

Mbumba was sworn in as the fourth President of Namibia, following the death of President Hage Geingob early on Sunday. International Relations Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah was sworn in as Vice President.

Angola approves extension of Namibian farmers grazing

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Namibia and Angola have issued a joint communiqué pertaining to the authorization of drought-plagued Namibian farmers to continue grazing their livestock in Angola.

This follows a meeting held in Angola last October where the importance of peaceful co-existence, particularly with respect to Namibian farmers grazing their cattle in Angola, was emphasised.

Swapo members urged to remain united

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The Swapo Party Vice President has reminded party members and supporters to remain united and disciplined on all fronts, also calling on members to focus on strategic economic opportunities for national development.

Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah remarked this during a Swapo Party Rally at Gobabis.

Nandi-Ndaitwah emphasised unity of purpose as a cornerstone of progress and nation-building, saying it should be embraced with discipline.

Rich and poor gap needs narrowing

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Swapo Party Vice President and the party's next presidential candidate Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says there is a need to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor.

This, she says, is done by adding value to the country's resources and creating more jobs locally.

Nandi-Ndaitwah was speaking at the Swapo Party rally at Otjiwarongo over the weekend.

Nandi-Ndaitwah says that for the country to develop, each regional economic strength or pillar must be identified.

Energy supply tops agenda of Namibia-South Africa ministerial meeting

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Energy supply tops the agenda of the ministerial meeting between Namibia and South Africa.

The meeting preceded the third Bi-National Commission (BNC) of the two Heads of Sate.

During the opening of the Ministerial Meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation urged NamPower and Eskom to strengthen existing cooperation on power supply and interconnectivity.