Violent confrontation over secessionism averted 

A series of anti-secession demonstrations, held under the Swapo Party, that have been taking place in the Zambezi Region nearly resulted in a violent confrontation this weekend at Linyanti Village.

A rival youth group, in support of the Zambezi Region's secesion from Namibia, organised themselves to stop the Swapo Party demonstration.

The police intervened just in time to avert a physical confrontation.

Swapo had been organising a series of demonstrations in all Zambezi constituencies denouncing secessionist activities.

Zambezi Region will never be a state

Residents of the Judea Lyaboloma Constituency held a demonstration against attempts to secede the Zambezi Region as well as cases of tribalism in the region.

Another such demonstration was held recently by the Bukalo Traditional Authority.

Reading the petition, the group spokesperson, Boniface Makumbi, warned against division and a repeat of secession attempts in the region.

"We want peace, unity, stability, and development, not war. We emerged from a bitter liberation war, and the consequences were death and displacement. We don't want to be refugees."

Swapo Party stands in solidarity with Palestine

Voices around the world are amplifying the call to stand in solidarity with Palestine and stop the violence in which thousands have been killed.

A petition read by the Swapo Party's Secretary for External Relations, Dr. Peya Mushelenga, to the United Nations calls upon the international body on peace and security to intensify its voice and act decisively to apply pressure on Israel to stop the killings of the people of Palestine.

High Court Amendment Bill receives parliamentary support

Debate on the High Court Amendment Bill continued in the National Assembly, with various MPs in support of the bill.

The bill seeks to give equal rights to litigants' in-house or immovable property repossession cases.

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) MP Vipuakuje Muharukua, one of those who supported the bill, however, warned people to be cautious of who they choose to represent them and not be taken advantage of.

Local businesses encouraged to enter joint ventures

Swapo Party Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa, has called for the government and institutions to make more use of local investors to enable money to circulate within the country.

Shaningwa was speaking at a recent Swapo Party roundtable discussion at Otjiwarongo.

Shaningwa encouraged locals to form joint ventures with foreign companies for the mutual benefit of all.

Rich and poor gap needs narrowing


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.

Omusati police engages political parties ahead of 2024 general elections

In the run-up to the 2024 general elections, Omusati Regional Police Commander Commissioner Ismael Basson and senior police management in the region engaged the Swapo Party and Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) in a round table discussion.

Commissioner Basson says that with the upcoming 2024 general elections, they found it necessary to inform and educate each other on political tolerance in the Omusati Region in the hope of avoiding clashes between their members.

Gender parity causes upset in Zambezi

The Swapo Party regional office in Zambezi was a scene of unhappiness after some members were left upset over the changed outcome of the district elections held last month.

The unhappiness surfaced after a directive to follow the political party's 50-50 gender representation policy following last month's elections for the positions of district information and mobilisation officer, district coordinator, and treasurer in the Katima Mulilo urban district.

Namibia, China recommit to strengthening relations

Namibia’s commitment to and promotion of processes, systems, and institutions will continue to influence its development path.

President Hage Geingob emphasised this during the bilateral meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping on the margins of the BRICS Summit in Sandton on Thursday.

He said that during his tenure as Minister of Trade, he ensured that concerns around non-adherence to Namibian laws by some Chinese business people were addressed with China’s leadership.

Former Plan Combatants Association gears up for 2024 elections

The 2024 elections may still be a while off, but political and other interested parties are already changing gears in preparation.

The Former Plan Combatants Association (FPCA) is among those that have already begun strategising to ensure that the Swapo Party attains a two-thirds majority in the upcoming 2024 general elections.

The association held a workshop aimed at designing an effective campaign strategy and improving coordination across its regional and district structures.