Omaheke Regional Council & US Embassy to cooperate in various areas

The Omaheke Regional Council and the US Embassy have agreed to cooperate in the areas of agriculture, rural development, and health care.

US Ambassador Randy Berry paid a courtesy visit to the region's leadership at Gobabis.

Omaheke Governor Pijoo Nganate shared the region's goals for development and self-sufficiency and welcomed a partnership with the US government as an opportunity to learn from the world's most renowned industrialized nation.

World Water Day observed

Countries around the world observed World Water Day on Wednesday.

At Otjiwarongo, residents of the informal settlements there used the occasion to call on their municipality to set up water points close to their households.

The United Nations' World Water Day is a reminder of how essential clean water and sanitation are to live.

The government is making efforts to ensure that all Namibians have access to clean water.

Toini Sam launches 'The Journey of a Conqueror' book

A Namibian author, Toini Sam, launched her book titled 'The Journey of a Conqueror' in Windhoek.

The book details her life journey as well as the obstacles and challenges she's had to overcome.

Sam says the book is aimed at boosting readers' confidence while uplifting and building them up.

The nonfiction book also contains biblical principles to help people through their life journey, including tips on how to endure and handle challenges.

As her life unfolds, she says she has had to take numerous leaps of faith due to the hardships of life.

Renovations needed at Greenwell Matongo Community Library

Calls made to the Windhoek Municipality since 2017 to look into the state of the Greenwell Matongo Community Library appear to have fallen on deaf ears, the community says.

The facility has had to endure a leaky roof, which threatens the security and safety of its contents.

The library was established in 2005 to provide library and information services to the Greenwell Matongo community.

Christopher Nakanyala's life celebrated

Hundreds of mourners gathered at Elcin's Hosianna Parish in Windhoek to celebrate the life of the late Christopher Nakanyala, who was a police attaché to South Africa.

Commissioner Nakanyala, who died in Pretoria last week, served on Namibian delegations to numerous Joint Commissions of Defense and Security, the Namibian contingent to a number of SADC Election Observation Missions, and he was part of the Namibian Police contingent that formed part of the SADC Preventive Mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Celebrating Namibia's First Ladies

In the olden days, First Ladies or companions of presidents were simply regarded as trophy wives.

But nowadays they have become influential in the inner circle of the Presidency. 

A black-and-white picture from before independence shows the image of the couple who would become Namibia's first citizens.

On March 21, 1990, Namibia celebrated its independence, and Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma took an oath as the country's first president.

Military parade significant part of Independence Day celebrations

Namibia's Independence Day celebrations are nothing without a military parade by the country's arms of service.

Independence Day celebrations are incomplete without a military parade, and it is one of the highlights of the event as members, clad in different military attire, captivate the audience as they march past.

The spokesperson in the Ministry of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Colonel Petrus Shilumbu, explained the significance of a March Past.

VIPs at Independence celebration directed to buy own food

Namibian President Hage Geingob directed all VIPs to buy their own food following the Independence Day celebrations.

State House said the President's directive was informed by the attendance at the Independence Day celebrations and the significance of the day itself.

The organizers expected about 15,000 people, but it is estimated that more than 20,000 showed up to join in the festivities.

President Geingob made the impromptu decision and ordered about a thousand VIPs in attendance to cater for themselves.

Independence Day, a day to cultivate positive aspects of our national identity- President Geingob

President Hage Geingob says Independence Day is a day to put differences aside and cultivate positive aspects of our national identity.

He says wherever there are problems, Namibians should take responsibility and collectively resolve to solve them.

Namibians from all regions of the country converged at the Olufuko Centre at Outapi for the 33rd Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday.

The celebrations kicked off early, as people started arriving at the Olufuko Center at 6 o'clock in the morning.

Rundu residents at risk of eating contaminated freshwater fish

Rundu residents are at risk of eating contaminated freshwater fish after it was discovered that some of them are fishing in and selling fish they caught from the sewerage water.

nbc News has learned that some of the residents have been catching fish in the sewerage water at the Kaisosi settlement.

For over five years now, the sewerage pond has been overflowing, especially during the rainy seasons.

Some residents go fishing in the early or late hours to avoid being detected.