Egyptian experts to assist in food security

Egypt has hailed Namibia's position in Israel's war on Gaza, which calls for an end to attacks and for Israel to refrain from engaging in provocative acts against the Palestinian people.

Namibia, just like Egypt and other African countries in particular, have been urging Israel to respect international humanitarian laws and to have greater regard for civilians, including women and children, as well as civilian infrastructure.

IMN Institute infuses smart technologies in public education

The Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture has called for a demand-driven education system.

Anna Nghipondoka says that it is high time that Namibia moves away from importing a skilled workforce.

Nghipondoka made the remarks at the launch of the IMN Technology Mentorship Institute, which aims to assist the public education sector in preparing and training competent and technologically advanced individuals who are ready to develop a competitive economy for Namibia.

Ghanaian tourists arrive under Tourism and Business pilot initiative

In order to establish a network of Africans who share a passion for Intra-Africa Tourism, Travel and Trade, a group of 21 Ghanaian tourists arrived in Namibia today under the Tourism and Business pilot initiative, "November in Namibia."

The initiative aims to build Namibia's tourism industry in the spirit of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and "Africa we Want", and is part of the implementation process of the Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism between Namibia and Ghana.

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.

Namibia stresses objection to World Bank's lending conditions 

Namibia continues to reiterate its objection to the lending conditions of the Bretton Woods institution as well as its classification as an upper-middle-income country.

These have made it difficult for the country to access soft loans over the years.

President Hage Geingob and various Cabinet Ministers made the country's position known during a courtesy call by the World Bank delegation, led by the Regional Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa, Dr. Victoria Kwakwa.

World Bank applauds Namibia's decision to stop export of raw materials  

The World Bank says Namibia's decision to add value locally to its green resources is the right approach to alleviating unemployment, particularly among the youth, and at the same time meeting the global objectives of green industrialization.

A delegation from the World Bank, led by the Regional Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa, Dr. Victoria Kwakwa, paid a courtesy call at State House.

The Namibian government has prioritised addressing escalating unemployment through various policy interventions.

Namibia displays economic resilience

Despite economic challenges, Namibia has displayed resilience, with an estimated growth rate of 3.5% in 2023.

The public debt stock is expected to reach N$153.8 billion of the gross domestic product (GDP), showing a slight improvement from the previous year.

This was revealed by Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi during the 2023–24 Budget Mid-Year Review.

In his speech, Minister Shiimi acknowledged the growing costs of servicing the national debt and reaffirmed the government's commitment to stabilising debt growth and preserving fiscal stability.

Germany supports TVET in Namibia

Germany has pledged its continued support for technical and vocational education and training in Namibia.

It's for this reason that the Charge d'Affaires at the German Embassy says Germany is in the final stages of launching a project to support the TVET sector with a budget of N$260 million.

Dr. Andreas Götze said this at the Namibia Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Conference in Windhoek.