Ministry of Home Affairs completes ID duplications in Zambezi

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security (MoHAISS) has concluded a five-day outreach program in which residents in the Zambezi Region have been applying for duplicate identity cards.

The exercise targeted inhabitants along the Chobe and surrounding areas of Nakabolelwa, Ngoma, Ioma, Mutikitila, and Ibbu to allow them a chance to apply for new ID duplicates free of charge.

MoHAISS dismisses favoritism allegations

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security (MoHAISS) has dismissed information circulating on social media alleging favoritism in the issuance of Namibian citizenship and permits to foreign nationals who purchased residential property in the "Presidents Links Estate" at Walvis Bay.

In a statement, the Home Affairs Ministry says it welcomes investment into the country and issues qualified foreign investors with relevant permits in line with laws and procedures.

Civil war refugees in Namibia still without any national documents

Some of those who fled Angola's protracted civil war and have been living in Namibia for more than twenty years still remain without national documents.

This group of people, mostly the Ovazemba communities found in the Kunene Region, were displaced by the civil war in that country and remain stateless in Namibia.

Historians have found that they are among the San, including other sub-tribes of the Ovaherero, who were the original inhabitants of Namibia.

Passports and short-term employment permits applications now online

The public can now apply for passports and short-term employment permits (work visas) online.

The service will be available on the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security's website at

The service was launched under the theme "Moving to a Digital World."

The Executive Director in the Ministry, Etienne Maritz, noted that their clients lose valuable time by spending time in long queues trying to apply for these documents. Hence, this will improve service delivery in the ministry.

Video of soldiers throwing bodies into a pile of burning rubble in Mozambique under investigation

The SADC Organ on Politics, Defense, and Security says the SADC Mission in Mozambique has instituted investigations into a video clip in which soldiers are seen throwing the bodies of deceased people into a pile of burning rubble.

The video has since gone viral, sparking condemnation from different quarters of society in SADC.

The chairperson of the Organ and Namibian President Hage Geingob says the region does not condone the acts shown in the viral video.

Jakaya Kikwete to lead missions to member states

The Chairperson of the SADC Panel of Elders, Jakaya Kikwete, will be leading missions to member states in a bid to find lasting solutions to conflicts in the region.

In New York, former Tanzanian President Kikwete met with President Hage Geingob, who is also the Chair of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defense, and Security.

The SADC countries to be visited are Lesotho, Eswatini, and Mozambique.