President Mbumba conveys condolences to Kenya


President Nangolo Mbumba says the government and Namibians at large stand with Kenyans as they mourn the tragic deaths of the Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, General Francis Ogolla, and nine other military officers. 

General Ogolla and the military officials died following a helicopter crash around Elgeyo Marakwet County on Thursday.

Only two people survived the crash and are in critical condition and undergoing treatment.

Brazilian business delegation proposes projects to improve Namibian products


The visiting Brazilian business delegation has proposed projects that would add value to Namibian products.

The delegation led by Brazil's Ambassador Vivian San Martin met President Nangolo Mbumba at State House, marking the conclusion of its weeklong visit to Namibia.

One such project is the processing of yellow maize and the production of cooking oil and rice in Namibia.

Brazil is a major producer of yellow maize, and the delegation says processing the maize here in Namibia offers an opportunity for it to be exported to other SADC countries.

President Mbumba in support of Genocide Remembrance Day


President Nangolo Mbumba says nobody would object to the proposal that the 28th of May be commemorated as Genocide Remembrance Day in Namibia, if that is the common position of all descendants.

The Okandjoze Chiefs Assembly on Genocide sought President Mbumba's intervention in gazetteing the motion to officially promulgate May 28th, Genocide Remembrance Day.

It is also the day on which the genocide victims who were kept in the concentration camps were released.

President Mbumba extends well wishes to Muslims upon ending month-long fasting


President Nangolo Mbumba has extended warm wishes to followers of the Islamic faith in Namibia as they mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

The occasion is known as Eid-al-Fitr, which is one of the two official holidays celebrated within the Islamic faith.

Activities include the festival of breaking the fast after a period of fasting, prayer, and reflection, which is a time of spiritual renewal, self-discipline, and compassion.

Graduates challenged to capitalise on new industries


President Nangolo Mbumba says the new industries of oil, gas, and green hydrogen require graduates to rise to the challenge and play their part in the advancement of Namibia's development agenda.

Dr. Mbumba, in his capacity as Chancellor, delivered the keynote address at UNAM's 104th graduation ceremony in Windhoek.

The graduation ceremony saw students from the School of Accounting, School of Law, School of Business Management, Commerce, and Economics, and the Namibia Business School obtaining qualifications.

President Mbumba conveys condolences to Mozambique


President Nangolo Mbumba has extended condolences to his Mozambican counterpart, Filipe Nyusi, and the people of Mozambique following a ferry tragedy that killed more than 90 people, including children.

The ferry capsized off Mozambique's northern coast in Nampula Province, en route to a nearby island, on Sunday.

According to local media reports, some survivors managed to reach the island's shore but died there as they were not able to get medical help on time, bringing the death toll to 98 people.

EU, German diplomats reminded to respect Vienna Convention principles


The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCO) has maintained that the government has no objection as to who diplomatic missions accredited to Namibia engage. 

It says, however, that discussions on issues that are the sole preserve and prerogative of the sending and host governments, with a conversant not representing the government, are inconsistent with diplomatic practices and akin to interference in the domestic affairs of the country.

Luderitz prepares for emerging industries


Luderitz Town Council is racing to upgrade the ageing electricity, water, sewerage, and transport infrastructure in preparation for the expected green hydrogen, oil, and gas industries. 

This is among the myriad of developments revealed during President Nangolo Mbumba's visit to the town.

The upgrading of the infrastructure is against the realisation that the ageing facilities are putting a strain on the services of the town, coupled with population growth.

President Mbumba urges stability in Luderitz amidst anticipated economic growth


As the town of Luderitz is anticipating growth in economic activity, President Nangolo Mbumba called for stability to prevail as one of the enabling factors.

Dr. Mbumba was on a working visit to Luderitz in the ||Kharas Region.

The envisaged green hydrogen and ammonia productions are expected to start, and different industry stakeholders are preparing themselves for an influx to Luderitz.

Hyphen Hydrogen Energy's Meteorological Mast campaign launched


President Nangolo Mbumba has launched Hyphen Hydrogen Energy's Meteorological Mast campaign, on site in Tsau-||Khaeb National Park.

The Met Mast is used to measure wind speed and direction.

The wind measurement tower is mounted with various specialised devices and monitoring equipment, which helps Hyphen accurately quantify how good the wind is around Tsau-||Khaeb National Park.

The process includes the collection of data, and the wind measuring starts at 20, 40, 60, and 100 metres every ten minutes and will continue over the next ten years.