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Sustainable Development Awards

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The Vice-President, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, was conferred the Thought Leader Award during the Sustainable Development Awards ceremony that was launched in honour of the legacy of the late Dr. Hage Geingob.

The event was spearheaded by the Environmental Investment Fund, in cooperation with the Sustainable Development Advisory Council and the Ministry of Environment.

The awards were a celebration of the late president's commitment to the betterment of Namibia and his transformative vision that continued to shape the nation.

VP Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah receives inter-generational leadership award

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Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah was recognised for her outstanding inter-generational leadership at the 2024 Nala Feminist (Nalafem) Summit.

The summit aims to promote innovation in digital access and education for girls and women, while also honoring the exceptional leadership of African women.

Dr. Nandi-Ndaitwah sees the Feminist Summit as a journey to transform Africa into a better continent by advancing women's development and empowerment.

She emphasized the importance of women supporting and standing together, united towards a common goal.

#NAMIBIAVOTES2024 | Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance urges youth to vote

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As young people continue to turn up at the voters' registration points in small numbers, the Secretary General of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) reminded the youth that registering to vote is the only chance they have to choose leaders they want and have their voice heard.

Dr. Kevin Casas-Zamora said this when he visited various registration points in the capital.

NWR MD robbed in Auasblick mountains

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Namibia Wildlife Resorts Managing Director Matthias Ngwangwama hit a streak of bad luck during his exercise regime in the AuasBlick mountains east of the capital yesterday.

53-year-old Ngwangwama was hiking on the Auasblick trails at around six in the early evening when he met two armed robbers who ordered him to hand over his cellphone as well as his vehicle key and tied him up.

The two brazen suspects disappeared in the bushes with his cellphone as well as his car. 

Agronomic Board encourages more local agricultural produce

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Namibia's economy requires an improvement in the amount of agricultural produce grown to impact its gross domestic product. 

Namibia Agronomic Board Chief Executive Officer Fidelis Mwazi highlighted this fact during an address at the Government Information Centre.

Mwazi said Namibia must embrace the notion of a green economy to ensure food security and self-sufficiency.

He urged farmers to educate themselves on drought-resistant seed varieties and crops that show resilience under harsh conditions.

Namibia to purchase new HIV drug

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As new medications become available on the market, Namibia will source these medicines after being satisfied with their effectiveness.

In line with this, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, has indicated that Namibia will be purchasing the new HIV drug known as Lenacapavir after the clinical team considers it effective for patients. 

NextGen facility launched

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The National Youth Council, in conjunction with Bellatrix Investment Manager, launched the NextGen facility for Namibian youth entrepreneurs.

The incubation programme is to empower and uplift young Namibian entrepreneurs.

The programme is to promote entrepreneurship through financial assistance, providing support to twenty to thirty young entrepreneurs across all 14 regions.

The support will include starting a business or growing existing businesses.

Through the programme, young entrepreneurs will receive mentorship and be taught business principles.

Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund launched

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Legal practitioners have been urged to maintain integrity in all aspects of their work.

This appeal came from Gladice Pickering, the Executive Director at the Ministry of Justice, during the unveiling of the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund's new corporate identity and strategic plan.
 
Bodies such as the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund are a means to secure the integrity of the profession.

Global Fund, MoHSS launch Grand Cycle 7

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The Global Fund and the Ministry of Health and Social Services have launched Grand Cycle 7 for the next three years.

With this support, Namibia aims to end HIV/AIDS as a public health threat by 2026, attain HIV epidemic control by 2028, decrease the burden of TB, and achieve zero indigenous malaria cases by 2027.

Since 2004, the Global Fund has disbursed over US$391 million, equivalent to more than N$7 billion.

It has recently approved a three-year Grant Cycle 7 valued at over N$672 million and an additional N$297 million for the COVID-19 Response Mechanism.

Police Patrol finds 18-year-old with loaded gun

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An 18-year-old male was found in possession of a loaded firearm in Dorado Park in Windhoek. 

This and other crimes happened last night as police patrolled through the streets of Katutura.

The teenager told police that he took the gun from his father's safe without permission so he could assist a friend who was involved in a heated argument. 

According to him, he only pointed the gun in the air to threaten a 16-year-old male attacker, who later overpowered him with four others and beat him up with the gun in his hands.